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  • Breaking: Ballistic missile strikes Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    02/05/2017 1:56:26 PM PST · by lafroste · 92 replies
    AMN ^ | 2/5/2017 | Suliman Mulhem
    According to emerging reports from Yemen, a surface-to-surface missile fired by the Yemeni Army has hit the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The missile was launched on Sunday evening, and sources in Yemen have described the missile test as successful. It is unclear exactly what missile was used, and casualty figures, if any, are yet to be reported. Saudi Arabia intervened military in the Yemeni Conflict in 2015, leading a coalition of almost 10 Middle Eastern countries. In October 2016, a Yemeni activist warned that Riyadh was the next target for a Yemeni missile attack. Update: More information has emerged, suggesting that...
  • Israel ‘furious’ with White House for leak on Syria strike

    11/01/2013 4:16:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11-1-2013 | By Times of Israel staff and Yifa Yaakov
    Jerusalem considers administration’s confirmation of Israeli air attack on missile stores to be ‘scandalous’; TV analyst warns US risks starting ‘major flare-up’
  • CIA Pulls Its Chief From Pakistan

    12/18/2010 4:05:59 AM PST · by deks · 30 replies
    Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty ^ | December 18, 2010 | Claire Bigg
    The CIA has recalled it top officer from Pakistan after his cover was blown and his life threatened. The alleged name of the CIA's station chief in Islamabad was revealed by a Pakistani man, Kareem Khan, who has threatened to sue the intelligence agency over the death of his son and brother in a U.S. missile strike. Khan and his lawyers told a news conference in November that they would seek a $500 million payment for his family members' deaths and warned they may sue CIA director Leon Panetta, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and the man they identified as...
  • 3 dead in northwest Pakistan missile strike (Doga area of North Waziristan)

    05/10/2010 7:32:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 169+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/10 | Hussain Afzal - ap
    PARACHINAR, Pakistan – Two intelligence officials say suspected U.S. missiles struck vehicles in a tribal region near Afghanistan, killing at least three people. The identities of those killed in the attack early Tuesday in the Doga area of North Waziristan were not immediately known. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. North Waziristan has been the target of nearly all of the some 30 other American attacks this year. ..
  • Officials: US missile strike kills 5 in Pakistan

    01/29/2010 8:17:15 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 7 replies · 298+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2010 | Rasool Dawar
    MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) -- Intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed five people in northwestern Pakistan. The two officials said Saturday that the midnight attack hit the Mohammad Khel area of North Waziristan. The U.S. is believed to have launched a slew of missile strikes against suspected Taliban and al-Qaida targets in the area since the start of the year.
  • Suspected U.S. missile strike in Pakistan (3 dead, hit a jeep near Spalga in North Waziristan)

    12/07/2009 6:50:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 640+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/09 | AP
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles into an al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary in a Pakistani region the Afghan border on Tuesday, killing at least three militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strike in the North Waziristan region was the first since U.S. President Barack Obama's speech last week outlining plans to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Obama said Pakistan must not allow its territory to be used as a sanctuary for militants. "One of the missiles hit a vehicle and all three militants in it were killed," an intelligence official told Reuters...
  • Suspected U.S. missile strike kills two in Pakistan

    11/04/2009 6:05:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 458+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/4/09 | Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles on Thursday into North Waziristan, a major al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary in northwest Pakistan, killing two people, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
  • US strike on suspected militant hideout in Pakistan (North Waziristan)

    10/14/2009 8:08:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 590+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | AFP
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) – A US drone missile attack on a suspected militant hideout in a remote tribal area in northwest Pakistan early Thursday killed at least four people, security officials said. The pre-dawn strike targeted the suspected militant compound in Dandey Darpa Khel in the North Waziristan region near the Afghan border, a security official said. "It was a drone strike and initial reports said at least three people were killed and several wounded," the official said, requesting anonymity. A senior security official later said four people were killed and six wounded. A third security official said two missiles...
  • Pakistani Taliban say chief Baitullah Mehsud dead

    08/25/2009 10:23:29 PM PDT · by james500 · 4 replies · 972+ views
    AP ^ | 8/26/2009
    Two commanders of the Pakistani Taliban acknowledged Tuesday that the militants' top leader, Baitullah Mehsud, was killed by a U.S. missile strike. It was the first time the militants acknowledged Mehsud's death, first reported shortly after the CIA missile strike Aug. 5 near the Afghan border. ... "He was wounded. He got the wounds in a drone strike and he was martyred two days ago," Hakimullah Mehsud said. Rehman later repeated the same statement.
  • Officials: US missile strike kills 7 in Pakistan

    08/20/2009 8:06:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/09 | Munir Ahmad - AP
    ISLAMABAD – A suspected missile attack early Friday destroyed a militant hideout in northwest Pakistan, killing at least seven people, two intelligence officials said. The officials said some people also were wounded when the two missiles hit a compound in the village of Dande Darpa Khel, near Miran Shah in troubled tribal region of North Waziristan. ... The area is also believed to be frequented by associates of an Afghan Taliban leader, Siraj Haqqani, whose network is powerful in eastern Afghanistan.
  • Suspected US missile strike kills 3 in NW Pakistan (Taliban communication center)

    07/10/2009 5:21:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 237+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/09 | Ishtiaq Mahsud - ap
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – A suspected U.S. missile strike hit a Taliban communication center in the country's northwest late Friday, killing at least three people and wounding three more, intelligence officials said. The attack was the fifth in two weeks by attributed to American unmanned drone aircraft targeting Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and his network of militants. Three intelligence officials said the drone fired a pair of missiles at the communication center in the Painda Khel region of South Waziristan. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
  • Suspected U.S. missiles kill 7 in Pakistan

    03/01/2009 5:42:59 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies · 1,615+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mar 1
    At least four of the dead were believed to be foreign militants ISLAMABAD - Suspected U.S. missiles killed seven people in a Pakistani Taliban stronghold Sunday, officials said, while an attack on a military convoy and a cleric's two-week deadline for the creation of Islamic courts rattled peace talks with militants elsewhere in the country's northwest. The missile strike underscored the Obama administration's unwillingness to abandon a Bush-era tactic said to have killed several key al-Qaida figures, despite persistent Pakistani protests. The Muslim nation has used both peace pacts and military offensives to deal with insurgents along its border with...
  • Major Al-Qaeda operative killed in US missile strike: official

    11/19/2008 10:09:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,157+ views
    AFP on ^ | 11/19/08 | AFP
    A major Al-Qaeda operative of Arab origin was among six militants killed overnight in a suspected US missile strike in northwest Pakistan, a senior security official told AFP Wednesday. Security sources identified the militant as Abdullah Azam al-Saudi, a senior member in Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network. "He was a senior commander of Al-Qaeda and was involved in recruiting and training of fighters," the senior official said. According to US intelligence shared with Pakistan, al-Saudi was the main link between Al-Qaeda's senior command and Taliban networks in the Pakistani border region, an Islamabad-based senior security official said. "He was the...
  • Pakistan protests suspected US missile strike (army lodges protest to "allied forces" in Afghan.)

    05/16/2008 11:14:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 123+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/08 | Zarar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army lodged a formal protest Friday to "allied forces" in neighboring Afghanistan over a suspected U.S. missile strike this week that killed 14 people in a Pakistani border village. Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said Pakistan concluded that Wednesday's attack on a house in Damadola village was launched by drones from Afghanistan. Abbas said a formal protest was lodged Friday with "allied forces" in Afghanistan, an apparent reference to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force that is fighting the Taliban-led insurgency there. The U.S. is among the nations contributing to ISAF. Abbas said 14 people...
  • Saddam fled just before bombing(Al-Mansur neighbourhood air strike)

    11/06/2003 8:14:49 AM PST · by Dog · 18 replies · 109+ views ^ | Nov 6,2003 | By Randa Habib in Jordan
    Saddam fled just before bombing By Randa Habib in Jordan November 6, 2003 SADDAM Hussein fled from a villa in Baghdad's Al-Mansur neighbourhood where he was set to meet four close aides on April 7, only 15 minutes before it was bombed by US forces, according to a former Iraqi government official. Saddam was due to meet with his number two Izzat Ibrahim al-Durri, vice-president Taha Yassin Ramadan, defence minister Sultan Hashem and intelligence chief Tahir Jalil al-Habbush al-Takriti, the former official told AFP. The source, who was speaking from a location outside Iraq and outside Jordan, said that Saddam...