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Osama bin Laden Expressed Fear of I.S. in 2011

Osama bin Laden Expressed Fear of I.S. in 2011

By Brian Powell August 12, 2014

When the death of Osama bin Laden, former leader of Al-Qaeda, was announced in May 2011, the western world was assured that it had rid itself of the last great terror to plague the Earth for quite some time. After …

NSA Actions Ruled Legal by Federal Judge NSA Actions Ruled Legal by Federal Judge

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On Friday, New York federal judge William H. Pauley III ruled that the surveillance and collection activities overseen by the NSA are legal, dismissing a case brought against the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, by the ACLU. In his …

Hellfire Missiles Sent to Iraq from the U.S. Hellfire Missiles Sent to Iraq from the U.S.

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By request, dozens of Hellfire missiles were sent from the United States to Iraq last week. The Iraqi government also requested the delivery of 10 Scan Eagles surveillance drones by March of next year; thus, the U.S. plans to also …

Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive

As the news spread of coordinated U.S. Navy SEAL strikes against Islamist leaders on either side of the African mainland, Islamists elsewhere were launching attacks of their own. Iraq was rocked by a series of suicide bombings this weekend, Reuters …

Navy Seal Raid in Somalia Raises Questions Navy Seal Raid in Somalia Raises Questions

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Yesterday, Navy SEAL Team Six raided an al-Shabaab HQ in Barawe, Somalia. Although none of the SEALs were killed in the assault, a series of conflicting reports about the raid’s target were released, some of which claiming the individual was …

Al Libi's Capture a Victory Against Terrorism Al Libi's Capture a Victory Against Terrorism

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According to CNN, U.S forces have captured Abu Anas al Libi, in Tripoli, Libya. Al Libi is said to be a key Al Qaeda operative and had been wanted for his role in the bombing of the U.S. embassies in …

Black Hawk Down: 20 Years Since Military Disaster Black Hawk Down: 20 Years Since Military Disaster

The twentieth anniversary of one of the U.S. military’s greatest botched missions, “Black Hawk Down,” was yesterday. In celebration, the US government recently released the classified footage of the operation. The video above contains some of that footage, and 60 …

Twitter Suspends Al Qaeda’s Account Twitter Suspends Al Qaeda’s Account

Al Qaeda launched a Twitter account earlier this week, and after only five days, has had their account suspended. The account, @shomokhalislam, made less than 50 tweets while it was running, and had over 1,800 followers. According to the Washington …

Mali Explosion Caused by Suicide Bombers in Kidal Mali Explosion Caused by Suicide Bombers in Kidal

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The AP reported this morning that an explosion rocked a UN World Food Programme storage facility in the town of Kidal in northern Mali. Two civilians died in the attacks and seven others were wounded by shrapnel. The targeted building …

Al-Shabab Takes Credit for Mall Attack on Twitter
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At least 39 people were killed when a Somali-based terror group opened fire at a mall in Kenya. The Al Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabab (also listed as “Al-Shabaab”) claimed responsibility for the shootings on Twitter. The group was reportedly live tweeting …

Shooting in Kenya Mall Work of Terrorists, 39 dead
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At least 39 people were killed and more than 150 wounded by Islamic extremist gunmen in an assault inside Nairobi’s top mall early today. Kenya’s president announced the attack on national TV, while disclosing that his close family members were …

Nairobi Westgate Mall: Islamists Kill 25

Islamists around the world are staging coordinated attacks with increasing regularity. Yesterday saw a series of coordinated attacks on the Arabian peninsula, and today sees al-Qaeda affiliated militants seizing a shopping mall, killing dozens and injuring 40. Witnesses say that …

AQAP Stages Suicide Car Bombing, Kills 38 Yemenis
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The AP via USA Today reported earlier today that al-Qaeda militants in Yemen launched a coordinated attack on a military barracks in the southern part of the country called Shabwa province. 38 soldiers were killed in the attacks and dozens …

Al-Qaeda, Free Syrian Army Stop Fighting in Azaz

The BBC reported this morning that fighting between some of the rebel groups has come to a grinding halt in the town of Azaz. Militants linked to al-Qaeda and fighting under the banner of “The Islamic State of Iraq and …

Omar Hammami, American Jihadi, Reported Dead

Omar Hammami, better known as Abu Monsoor Al-Almriki (“the American”), has reportedly been shot dead in the southern bay area of Somalia. Hammami has been reported dead on numerous occasions, but close contact and terrorism expert J.M. Berger believes that …

Al-Qa'ida Targets US Economy in al-Zawahiri Audio
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Al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri issued his latest audio speech online marking 12 years and a day since the 11 September attacks of 2001. Zawahiri’s speech is issued with the missive of calling for small-scale attacks inside the United States to …

Somalia Suffers World’s Worst Polio Outbreak

Less than 24 hours ago, the AP reported that a polio epidemic of “explosive” proportions had struck Somalia. The African country famed for its piracy and tribal conflicts may now claim it has more polio cases than the rest of …