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Panetta: This is how the bin Laden raid went down

According to Panetta, this is what happened once the Navy SEALs entered Bin Laden’s home on May 2, 2011. “Our team members saw the bearded man and shot him twice, once above the left eye and once in the chest,” Panetta wrote. The time in Pakistan was approximately 1 a.m. […]
Panetta: This is how the bin Laden raid went down
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Al Qaeda Chief Urges More Westerner Kidnappings For Use In Prisoner Exchanges

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be exchanged for jailed jihadists including a blind Egyptian cleric convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack the United Nations and other New York landmarks. In a wide ranging audio interview, the al […]
Al Qaeda Chief Urges More Westerner Kidnappings For Use In Prisoner Exchanges
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The FBI Infiltrated Al Qaeda As Far Back As 1993

The Federal Bureau of Investigation had infiltrated the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation and had a human source in direct contact with Osama bin Laden as far back as 1993, according to court records reviewed by The Washington Times. Years before the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon […]
The FBI Infiltrated Al Qaeda As Far Back As 1993
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Al Qaeda Is Hurting Itself More Than The War On Terror Ever Could

Al Qaeda is losing ground across the Muslim world not because of Washington’s drone army, but rather because its doctrine of governance is incompatible with modern society. Right now, measurably less extreme Muslim militants in both Syria and Iraq’s Anbar are fighting tooth and nail to push these Al Qaeda […]
Al Qaeda Is Hurting Itself More Than The War On Terror Ever Could
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One ‘Undeniable’ Statistic Shows How Al Qaeda Is Chewing Up Iraq

Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) started its resurgence as the Americans drew down forces in Iraq in 2011. If fact, since the moment Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki took over control of his country, in 2012, he began to lose control. Headlines don’t lie: Huge prison breaks, bombings, targeted strikes. The […]
One ‘Undeniable’ Statistic Shows How Al Qaeda Is Chewing Up Iraq
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Al-Qaeda Car Bombs And Suicide Attacks Are Tearing Iraq Apart

With suicide blasts and waves of car bombs, al-Qaida picking up tempo of attacks in Iraq BAGHDAD (AP) — First came the fireball, then the screams of the victims. The suicide bombing just outside a Baghdad graveyard knocked Nasser Waleed Ali over and peppered his back with shrapnel. Ali was […]
Al-Qaeda Car Bombs And Suicide Attacks Are Tearing Iraq Apart
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How To Save Syria From Al Qaeda

Tactically, President Obama is operating true to form in Syria; he’s wisely avoiding ever creeping military measures on behalf of rebels, many of whom might well turn out to be even worse than the already viperous President Assad. But also typically, the Obama team seems to be without a longer-term strategy that explicitly […]
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Al Qaeda Puts Out Wide Call For Fighters To Enter ‘Holy War’ In Mali

[credit provider=”via AFP” url=”http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/media/ALeqM5gPgYWl6DkgZoBmWRUEI1qkQrg26A?docId=photo_1360672572644-2-0&size=xs”] Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has called for jihad in Mali, a monitoring group said Tuesday, after four days of suicide attacks and guerrilla fighting in territory French-led forces reclaimed from Islamist rebels.The call to holy war from AQAP, the global network’s Yemen-based branch — which […]
Al Qaeda Puts Out Wide Call For Fighters To Enter ‘Holy War’ In Mali
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This Drone War Leads Back To A Single Legal Paragraph

[credit provider=”US Air Force” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MQ-9_Reaper_at_flight.jpg”] In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama declared that “a decade of war is now ending.”White House press secretary Jay Carney later said there was “no question” that the U.S. conflict with al-Qaida was “entering a new phase.”
This Drone War Leads Back To A Single Legal Paragraph
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Seven Elements Of Obama’s Leaked Drone Memo That Should Alarm Americans

[credit provider=”gnislew via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnislew/1453056073/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Investigative journalist for NBC Michael Isikoff published on Monday ground-breaking documents summarizing Obama’s legal justification for extrajudicial drone killings of Americans.This document set off a firestorm of debate centered around the general vagueness of the language contained therein.
Seven Elements Of Obama’s Leaked Drone Memo That Should Alarm Americans
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French Airstrikes Blew Up A Key Al Qaeda Leader’s House In Mali

[credit provider=”AP”] French air strikes destroyed the home of the leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked group in northern Mali as French-led forces advanced Sunday on the Islamist stronghold of Timbuktu.The overnight strikes in Kidal came 24 hours after French-led troops seized Gao, the most populated town in Mali’s Islamist-controlled arid north, […]
French Airstrikes Blew Up A Key Al Qaeda Leader’s House In Mali
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Obama’s Living In A ‘Fantasy World’ When It Comes To Al Qaeda

[credit provider=”White House via Flickr”] Either Barack Obama is living in a fantasy world, or he really does believe that the decade-long war against Islamist terror is drawing to a close, as he claimed in his inaugural address yesterday. Either way his statement will only lend encouragement to al-Qaeda and […]
Obama’s Living In A ‘Fantasy World’ When It Comes To Al Qaeda
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Top BP Exec Killed In Algeria Hostage Crisis Was On Rare Visit To The Site

[credit provider=”AFP”] A senior executive at BP, who lived in London, was among those who died in the attack on the Algerian gas plant, adding to suggestions that the terrorists may have had inside information.Carlos Estrada, who had worked for the company for 18 years and risen to be vice–president, […]
Top BP Exec Killed In Algeria Hostage Crisis Was On Rare Visit To The Site
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US Reported To Be Fighting ‘Secret War’ In Yemen With Help Of Saudi Arabia

[credit provider=”The Honorable German via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/anhonorablegerman/7438845440/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The United States is aiding local troops in a fight against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen, the Times of London reports.The British newspaper calls it “the secret war”, with the conflict involving the use of US drones and the Saudi […]
US Reported To Be Fighting ‘Secret War’ In Yemen With Help Of Saudi Arabia
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Al Qaeda Has Basically Made Its Own Country In Africa

[credit provider=”AP Photo/File”] MOPTI, Mali (AP) — Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic fighters are burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to protect what has essentially become al-Qaida’s new country.They have used the bulldozers, earth […]
Al Qaeda Has Basically Made Its Own Country In Africa
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Al-Qaida Offers $160,000 Reward To Anyone That Kills US Ambassador To Yemen

[credit provider=”Mohamed Al-Sayaghi/Reuters”] SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country.An audio produced by the group’s media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant […]
Al-Qaida Offers $160,000 Reward To Anyone That Kills US Ambassador To Yemen
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A First-Hand Account Of The Beginning Of A Military Coup In Mali

[credit provider=”Flickr/Magharebia” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/magharebia/7051035591/”] I summoned courage to finally draw back the curtains and leaned cautiously through my open window into the warm night. The dark horizon was backlit by flickers of red, yellow and orange. The sounds that had been muffled earlier echoed back into my room on the fourth […]
A First-Hand Account Of The Beginning Of A Military Coup In Mali
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Report: Former British Agent Played Match Maker For Top Al Qaeda Recruiter

[credit provider=”Jon Olav via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonolave/3827378684/lightbox/”] A former secret agent has described how he played matchmaker for an al-Qaeda leader in a bid to help the CIA track him down and kill him.Morten Storm says he helped a blonde Croatian convert and social worker called Aminah to travel to Yemen […]
Report: Former British Agent Played Match Maker For Top Al Qaeda Recruiter
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In Syria, It’s Now About Preventing The Worst

[credit provider=”Flickr/FreedomHouse” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom/6814009812/”] Greg Scoblete at RCW takes us to task for advocating arming a faction among the Syrian militia as an advisable course of action.This is a common lament, both among pro-interventionist Western commentators and among Syrian rebel forces themselves.
In Syria, It’s Now About Preventing The Worst
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Bush Received More Warnings About 9/11 Than We realised

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bush_addresses_media_on_Israel-Lebanon_w_Cheney_Aug_14_2006.jpg”] The Bush White House ignored even more warnings about September 11 than we thought, according to journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who has a column in the NYT and a new book out today.We already knew about the presidential brief from Aug. 6, 2001 that was titled “Bin Laden Determined […]
Bush Received More Warnings About 9/11 Than We realised
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Nearly 90 Killed In Attacks Across Iraq

[credit provider=”(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)”] BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 89 people were killed in bomb and gun attacks in Iraq on Monday after 20 died in blasts the previous day in a coordinated surge of violence against mostly Shi’ite Muslim targets.The bloodshed coincided with an intensifying of the conflict in […]
Nearly 90 Killed In Attacks Across Iraq
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ANOTHER Islamist Gunman Is Terrorizing The French City Of Toulouse

[credit provider=”Google Maps”] In what police are saying is an armed robbery gone wrong, a gunman claiming to be linked to Al Qaeda has taken hostages at a bank in the French city of Toulouse, the BBC reports.Toulouse became notorious earlier this year as the scene of a series of […]
ANOTHER Islamist Gunman Is Terrorizing The French City Of Toulouse