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  • 137 killed, 345 injured in suicide attacks on Yemen mosques

    03/20/2015 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 78 replies
    The Record ^ | 3-20-2015 | Ahmed Al-Haj, AP
    A television network owned by Yemen's Shiite rebels says a total of 137 people were killed and 345 injured in quadruple suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques controlled by the rebels in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. Al-Masirah TV raised the death toll on Friday hours after the attacks, making it the deadliest violence to hit the fragile war-torn country.
  • Mullah Omar Says Fighting Will Not Stop Until Afghanistan Is Once Again a Real Islamic State

    01/12/2013 9:09:54 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    gateway ^ | January 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Mullah Omar, the one-eyed jihadi bandit, condemned an upcoming conference on suicide attacks. The spiritual leader of the Taliban added that his fighters will not lay down weapons until they achieve establishment of a real Islamic state.
  • Suicide bombing comes home to Iran

    12/18/2010 3:25:56 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 17, 2010 | Amir Taheri
    Until a few years ago, the global map of Islamist suicide terrorism included a single tiny patch of territory: Israel. Since then, the map has expanded to include first Iraq, where suicide attacks have claimed thousands of lives, and then Afghanistan, where the Taliban use it as a war tactic. Then Pakistan, where suicide attacks have become part of daily life. Wednesday's suicide attack in Chabahar, the principal Iranian port on the Gulf of Oman, has shown that Iran, too, is now part of that sinister map. The double attack, which claimed at least 39 lives, wasn't the first of...
  • Iran navy in suicide attack pledge

    10/29/2007 6:52:24 PM PDT · by Flavius · 67 replies · 90+ views
    cnn ^ | 10/29/07 | cnn
    (CNN) -- An Iranian naval commander Monday said his forces are willing to carry out suicide missions when facing enemy forces in the Persian Gulf, according to Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.
  • What We’ve Learned About Suicide Terrorism Since 9/11

    09/27/2006 12:38:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 130 replies · 1,764+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | September 12, 2006 | Robert Pape
    Robert A. Pape is professor of political science at the University of Chicago and the author of the forthcoming Cato Institute paper "Suicide Terrorism and Democracy: What We've Learned since 9/11." The attacks of September 11th, 2001 brought us face to face with the horror of suicide terrorism. In the years since, pundits have painted al Qaeda as a fearless enemy motivated by insatiable religious hatred. Amid prognostications of doom, we lost sight of the truth: that suicide terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy, and that beneath the religious rhetoric with which it is perpetrated, it occurs largely in...
  • Saddam Targeted American Assets For Terrorism: Case Closed Jveritas translation confirmed ....

    04/08/2006 11:12:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 129 replies · 4,692+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | April 8, 2006 08:45 PM | Captain Ed
    A few days ago, I posted a translation of a document culled from the captured Iraqi documents that the US found during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This particular memo, dated March 17, 2001, comes from a brigadier general in the Iraqi Air Force and requests a list of volunteers from all units under his command for suicide attackers. The memo explicitly explains the targets for these terrorist attacks, as the original translation from Joseph Shahda shows: The top secret letter 2205 of the Military Branch of Al Qadisya on 4/3/2001 announced by the top secret letter 246 from the Command of...
  • At least eight killed in Baghdad suicide blastAttacker targets crowd of workers

    01/31/2006 9:44:59 PM PST · by Tyche · 7 replies · 407+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | AP
    BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt attacked a group of Iraqi men waiting for work in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least eight and wounding more than 30, police said.
  • Hamas calls for suicide attacks against Israel

    02/12/2004 10:00:24 AM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 86+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Februari 12 2004
    GAZA CITY : The armed wing of the radical Hamas movement on Wednesday called on its activists to carry out large-scale suicide attacks against Israel in retaliation for a major gunbattle which left 13 Palestinians dead and 35 injured. The sounds of the fierce battle reverberated throughout the city as dawn broke. Among the dead were Mohammed Hilles, 18, the son of Ahmed Hilles, the top leader of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction in Gaza . The family lives in the area. Four of those killed were armed. They included Hani Abu Skhaila, a senior Hamas activist who had survived an...
  • Hizbul Mujahideen chief warns of suicide attacks

    07/15/2003 2:19:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 186+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | July 15 2003 | AFP
    Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin has warned of "large-scale" suicide attacks if the international community, particularly the US, does not step in to resolve the long-running row over Kashmir. "If the international community, particularly the US, does not take steps to rescue us from India's state terrorism and there is no let-up in the killing of children, molestation of women, looting and arson of properties, the Hizbul Mujahideen will be compelled to shortly launch fidayeen (suicide) attacks," Salahuddin said. The Hizbul Mujahideen leader also supported the use of suicide attacks, terming them "legitimate under the mujahideen's code of conduct." Militants...
  • Resurgent Taliban fighters train next generation in new style of warfare

    06/30/2003 12:00:22 PM PDT · by yonif · 9 replies · 180+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Sun 29 Jun 2003
    MULLAH Malang is waiting impatiently at his home in Pakistan, praying for his sick wife to die. The senior Taliban fighter says his presence is needed in southern Afghanistan, where a new model army of Islamic extremists is gathering following a renewed call to arms by their ousted leader Mullah Omar. Malang’s Taliban superiors have assigned him to help set up mobile training camps in the increasingly lawless border provinces. With their ranks routed and camps destroyed by American forces, the resurgent Taliban have taken to the road to train the next generation in a new style of warfare. Instructions...
  • Moroccan police arrest French citizen suspected of links to suicide attacks

    06/03/2003 1:55:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 147+ views
    AP Wire | June 03 2003 | Associated Press
    RABAT, Morocco - Moroccan police arrested a French citizen Tuesday wanted in connection with the May suicide attacks in Casablanca that killed 31 bystanders. After a manhunt, Robert Richard Antoine Pierre was arrested in the northern city of Tangiers, where he had been living with his Moroccan wife, security officials said. Pierre, 28, is the first non-Moroccan implicated in the series of five nearly simultaneous bombings on May 16 that targeted Jewish and Spanish sites in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, as well as a major hotel. Twelve attackers - all Moroccans - also died in the bombings. Dozens of Moroccans...
  • Militants flee a former stronghold

    03/30/2003 6:25:49 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 6 replies · 238+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/30/2003 | Charles M. Sennott
    <p>The former stronghold of the militant Islamic group Ansar al-Islam looked like a ghost town yesterday, after die-hard fighters fled into a network of caves and bunkers in the rugged, mountainous terrain along the Iranian border.</p> <p>The militants were chased out Friday under heavy bombardment by US special forces troops and Kurdish soldiers. Fighting resumed at dusk yesterday amid reports US forces were under fire on a ridge above Sargat, another village held by the guerrillas.</p>
  • Baghdad death toll counted /Baghdad civilian deaths tallied

    05/04/2003 10:26:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 495+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/4/03 | MATTHEW SCHOFIELD, NANCY A. YOUSSEF and JUAN O. TAMAYO
    <p>A garden where patients at the Central Teaching Hospital for Children could once stroll is now a cemetery. Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press.</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq - The battle for Baghdad cost the lives of at least 1,101 Iraqi civilians, many of them women and children, according to records at the city's 19 largest hospitals.</p>
  • Suicide bomb attack came as unpleasant surprise FdL Marine hopes to regain use of leg, hand

    04/29/2003 5:53:07 PM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 183+ views
    The Reporter ^ | Apr. 29, 2003 | By Laurie Ritger
    Suicide bomb attack came as unpleasant surprise FdL Marine hopes to regain use of leg, hand A Fond du Lac native injured by shrapnel in a suicide bombing near Baghdad will spend several weeks recuperating locally with his family. Cpl. Brian Wilcox, 23, who is with the First Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., is hoping he’ll regain the use of his right leg and hand, which were among areas sprayed with bits of shrapnel when the suicide bomber’s device exploded. Wilcox is exercising his limbs while regaining his strength with rest and steady meals. “The (Iraqi) civilians were...
  • Wounded Marines 'lucky to be alive' return to Camp Pendleton

    04/23/2003 7:13:32 PM PDT · by Cultural Jihad · 4 replies · 195+ views
    AP ^ | April 23, 2003 | CHELSEA J. CARTER
    <p>United States Marine Lance Cpl. Jorge Lopez of Los Angeles leans on his crutches during an interview Wednesday, April 23, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.</p> <p>CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - Navy Corpsman Ted Bittle spent much of the war in Iraq working to save wounded Marines and Iraqi soldiers and civilians.</p>
  • US prepares for strike by Hezbollah

    04/19/2003 4:10:59 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 67 replies · 505+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 20, 2003 | Tony Allen-Mills,
    AMERICAN military planners have been told to draw up options for possible retaliatory action against Hezbollah and other Middle Eastern terrorist groups in the event of suicide attacks on US forces in Iraq, according to official sources in Washington. Intelligence specialists have concluded that the greatest threat to US military bases in Iraq may come from groups operating out of Syria. Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, is expected to warn Damascus that Washington will no longer tolerate the use of Syrian-controlled territory as a “safe haven” for terror groups. US officials said last week they had already acquired...
  • US says five servicemen hurt in Iraq suicide attack

    04/11/2003 6:17:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 167+ views
    Reuters | 4/11/03
    US says five servicemen hurt in Iraq suicide attack AS SAYLIYA CAMP, Qatar, April 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday that five servicemen were wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad on Thursday eveningbut nobody was killed. "A vehicle approached a checkpoint and detonated and we had some Marines who were injured by that, four Marines and one medical corpsman as well,"Brigadier General Vincent Brooks told a news briefing at U.S. Central Command headquarters in Qatar. Brooks said the explosion occurred in the vicinity of Saddam City, a sprawling slum inhabited mainly by Shi'ite Muslims in...
  • Suicide bomb kills US marines

    04/10/2003 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Tulsa Brian · 11 replies · 182+ views
    BBC World Edition ^ | 10 April, 2003
    A number of US marines have been killed and others seriously wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a military checkpoint in Baghdad. US marines spokesman Major Matt Baker said that "some" servicemen had been killed, although he could not say how many. US marines who said they witnessed the incident told our correspondent that an Iraqi man had approached the checkpoint and detonated a number of grenades. Smoke can now be seen rising from the scene of the incident. The suicide bomb attack is the second against US troops in Iraq since the war began - in March four...

    04/10/2003 8:57:08 AM PDT · by SHKMAN1212 · 77 replies · 152+ views
    MSNBC | 4-10-2003
    Chip Reed was just on MSNBC a minute ago calling in a report that the troops he's imbedded with had just arrived at a Marine checkpoint in Baghdad only moments after a suicide bomber had attacked...nothing further...

    04/07/2003 2:24:09 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 136+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/07/03 | CHRIS TOMLINSON, AP
    <p>April 7, 2003 -- NEAR BAGHDAD - The captain spotted the two men, in the garb of suicide attackers, sneaking through the culvert, using the dark-green water to hide their movements as they edged closer to the American armored vehicles. He tossed grenades at them.</p>
  • Marines Warned About Suicide Attackers

    04/07/2003 8:04:26 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Associated Press | Monday, April 7, 2003 | By RAVI NESSMAN
    Marines Warned About Suicide Attackers By RAVI NESSMAN .c The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. tank commanders were warning their troops Monday that Iraqis in civilian vehicles could ram their tanks in potential suicide attacks and ordered them to destroy any suspicious vehicles heading toward them. The warning came after some tank drivers reported seeing secondary explosions when tanks fired at cars attempting to ram them. The secondary explosions were believed to b bombs planted in the cars. Just outside Baghdad, Marines in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines were warned of possible attacks by suicide bombers in ambulances....
  • U.S. patrols engage paramilitaries on Baghdad's edge

    04/06/2003 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 141+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-6-03 | By CHRIS TOMLINSON
    NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The captain spotted the two men, in the garb of suicide attackers, sneaking through the culvert, using the dark green water to hide their movements as they edged closer to the American armored vehicles. He tossed grenades at them. Plumes of water flew up, but the Iraqis still advanced. They ducked when Capt. Chris Carter grabbed the 12-gauge combat shotgun and fired into the water. But then one stood with his Kalashnikov assault rifle. Carter shot him in the head. "Kif, kif, kif!" Carter shouted in Arabic at the other. Stop! He did not. Fifteen...
  • U.S. troops encounter Iraqi suicide paramilitary in fire fight south of Baghdad

    04/06/2003 12:05:42 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 30 replies · 422+ views
    Associated Press | April 6, 2003 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The captain spotted the two men, in the garb of suicide attackers, sneaking through the culvert, using the dark green water to hide their movements as they edged closer to the American armored vehicles. He tossed grenades at them. Plumes of water flew up, but the Iraqis still advanced. They ducked when Capt. Chris Carter grabbed the 12-gauge combat shotgun and fired into the water. But then one stood with his Kalashnikov assault rifle. Carter shot him in the head. "Kif, kif, kif!" Carter shouted in Arabic at the other. Stop! He did not....
  • U.S. Declares Near Chokehold on Baghdad (Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa Confirmed Dead)

    04/05/2003 11:36:47 AM PST · by kattracks · 16 replies · 369+ views
    AP | 4/05/03 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    U.S. Declares Near Chokehold on Baghdad By CALVIN WOODWARD .c The Associated Press U.S. troops declared a near chokehold on Baghdad on Saturday and dashed daringly inside, blasting targets nestled in palm trees, to show they can move at will against the capital's beleaguered defenders. Expectations were high of an ultimate showdown with a shredded but dangerous Iraqi force, not only in Baghdad but in Basra to the south and elsewhere along the war's many points of conflict. ``They're pretty much cut off in all directions,'' Air Force Capt. Dani Burrows, speaking for Central Command, said of Baghdad's fighters. Saddam...
  • Suicide Attack; Chemicals Found? Airport Seized

    04/04/2003 4:53:54 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 4 replies · 163+ views ^ | April 04, 2003 | Susan Jones
    ( - There's good news and bad news from the war front on Friday, including another successful suicide attack on coalition forces; the possible discovery of chemical weapons near Baghdad; and the U.S. seizure of a key airport. A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint near a dam southeast of Baghdad on Friday, killing three coalition troops. At a press briefing in Qatar, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks said initial reports indicate that a pregnant woman got out of a car at a coalition checkpoint, screaming for help. As coalition troops approached her, the vehicle blew up, killing the woman...

    04/04/2003 3:11:34 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 168+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/04/03 | AP
    <p>April 4, 2003 -- NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. Marines advancing on Baghdad fought building to building in the key crossroads town of Al Kut yesterday - at one point mowing down a small group of Iraqis, armed with AK-47s, who tried a suicide charge against a tank.</p>
  • Ansar al-Islam prepares for suicide attacks

    03/31/2003 3:27:07 PM PST · by ibme · 8 replies · 230+ views
    Daily Times - Pakistan ^ | Tuesday, April 01, 2003 | AFP
    Ansar al-Islam prepares for suicide attacks DUBAI: The militant movement Ansar al-Islam, which Washington links to Al Qaeda and has attacked repeatedly in Iraqi Kurdistan during the war, has redeployed and is preparing suicide attacks against coalition forces, a statement on an Islamist webpage said on Monday. The statement signed by “the Ansar al-Islam commmand” said that “after the air strikes on its bases in northern Iraq by the Crusader invaders, it has decided to move the bases of the mujahideen so as not to be a direct target of air attacks. “Our bases in northern Iraq were completely evacuated...
  • Iraq: Desert Dispatch -- 3rd Infantry Battles Republican Guard Forces At Euphrates Bridge

    03/31/2003 6:00:52 AM PST · by jpthomas · 17 replies · 317+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | March 31, 2003 | Ron Synovitz
    RFE/RL correspondent Ron Synovitz is embedded with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division. He filed this report this morning from the outskirts of the central Iraqi town of Hindiyah, near Karbala. Hindiyah, Iraq; 31 March 2003 (RFE/RL) -- The U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division advanced to positions about 50 kilometers southwest of Baghdad today, battling troops from Iraq's Republican Guard at a bridge across the Euphrates River in the town of Hindiyah. The rapid U.S. advance appeared to take Iraqi forces by surprise, with U.S. engineers reaching the bridge and cutting wires attached to...
  • Palestinian protesters call on Saddam to hit Haifa and Tel Aviv

    03/22/2003 3:02:31 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 20 replies · 129+ views
    Haaretz Service and agencies ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2003 | unknown
    Saturday, March 22, 2003 Adar2 18, 5763 Israel Time: 18:16 (GMT+2) Back Home Palestinian protesters call on Saddam to hit Haifa and Tel Aviv By Haaretz Service and agencies Thousands of Palestinians on Saturday took to the streets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, calling on Muslims to boycott American products and for Arab nations to break diplomatic ties with the United States and Britain. Many chanted old slogans popular during the 1991 Gulf War, urging Saddam's army to strike Tel Aviv. "Today it's Iraq, tomorrow it's Cairo and Tehran," said Musheer al Habil, chairman of the Gaza Islamic...
  • IDF forces thwart terrorist attack at Erez Crossing

    04/14/2002 8:19:24 AM PDT · by Democrats are liars · 30 replies · 180+ views ^ | 04/14 16:34 |
    IDF forces this afternoon thwarted an attempted terrorist attack at the Erez Crossing. An armed Palestinian was spotted approaching the Erez industrial area. He fled towards Palestinian- controlled territory, and security forces opened fire, apparently wounding him. Several grenades were discovered at the scene.
  • Jordanian Foreign Minister: Palestinian suicide attacks - inefficient

    05/27/2002 1:20:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Jordan’s Foreign Minister Marwan Moasher said during an interview Monday that Palestinian suicide attacks were an inefficient weapon against Israeli occupation, adding that an Arab peace plan was a better tool. "These operations have lost all international support for the Arabs, who are the only countries in the world to support them," Moasher told the Jordanian independent weekly Al-Hadath. "We have a much more efficient weapon than martyr operations to end the Israeli occupation and that is the Arab peace plan," submitted by Saudi Arabia and adopted by an Arab League summit in Beirut in March, he said. "We must...
  • 9/11: Who knew What--and When?

    04/21/2002 1:04:44 PM PDT · by commiefighter · 22 replies · 427+ views
    various ^ | 21 April 02 | commiefighter
    Six weeks before 9/11, former House Chief Investigative Counsel David Shippers was reportedly told by FBI agents that there would be a massive terrorist attack on lower Manhattan, according to the New American magazine. This information may have resulted from the August arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui, the “twentieth hijacker,” who had tried to get jumbo jet flight training in Minneapolis for steering, but not taking off or landing. Moussaoui was arrested on a visa violation. He was reported to the FBI by flight instructors when he showed interest in how much fuel a jumbo jet carried, and what damage it...
  • Martyrs on this side of paradise

    04/20/2002 9:16:10 PM PDT · by Kermit · 11 replies · 582+ views
    Ha'aretz (Jerusalem) ^ | April 21, 2002 | Amnon Barzilai
    Palestinian and al-Qaida suicides have parallels in modern Islam, but not in the religion's early days. What suicide fighters all share is a sense of existential despair, of living on borrowed time - like the walking dead. By Amnon Barzilai "Yet we have gone on living, Living and partly living." (Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot) Here is the oath of a clan of highway robbers of Islamic tradition in the Caucuses: "At midnight the robber steals into the mosque and prays: 'I swear, in the name of the holy place in which I am now and which...
  • Bomb Wrecks Israel Bus; 8 Reported Dead

    04/10/2002 5:44:17 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 183+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 4/10/02
    At least eight people were killed Wednesday morning when a powerful bomb wrecked an Israeli bus near Haifa in northern Israel, police said. The head of the Magen David Adom first aid service, Avi Zohar, said ambulances evacuated 16 people, some of whom were in critical condition. Police believe that a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up inside the vehicle. "The attacker exploded apparently after he boarded the bus," said the head of the Police Northern District, Maj. Gen. Yaakov Borovsky. If it was a suicide bombing, it would be the first since the Israelis launched Operation Defensive Shield on...