All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Al-Qaida’

Al-Qaida Bombarded by Air Stikes in Yemen

Several air strikes in south Yemen have been made against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, this weekend, leaving an unknown death toll. An anonymous Yemeni official told CNN the scale of these attacks is “massive and unprecedented” against “high-level AQAP targets”. “It’s too early to tell how many militants were killed, but the number is at least a …

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Baghdad Brothel Shooting Leaves 12 Dead

January is shaping up to be a violent month in Iraq. According to Agence France Presse (AFP), the death toll rose by at least 12 on Tuesday when gunmen attacked an apartment that served as a brothel in the Zayouna area of Baghdad. Liquor stores and brothels seem to be a popular target. On December 7, gunmen attacked 12 liquor …

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Hellfire Missiles Sent to Iraq, U.S. Plans to Send Drones Next Year

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 send along F-16s and helicopters. The war devices will be of assistance to governmental forces in combating the outburst of …

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Ayman Al-Zawahiri Warns America In Latest Video

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man believed to be the probable mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks in which over 3,000 people were killed, spoke out last week. Al Qaida released a video message on September 12, one day after the twelve-year anniversary of the tragedy, in which the leader addressed jihadists. In the over one-and-a-half-hour message that was released on …

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Ayman al-Zawahiri Calls for US-Based Attacks

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 “bleed America economically.” Zawahiri says specifically, “the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger …

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NATO Airstrike Kills 15 Civilians Including Children

A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan reportedly killed 15 people including women and children on Saturday. NATO spokeswoman, 1st Lt. AnnMarie Annicelli, said that she had not received any reports of civilians being killed in the strike. However, Kunar province police chief Abdul Habib Sayed Khaili stated, “At least four women, four children and two civilian drivers were killed in a …

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