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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Libya’

Benghazi Suspect Stirs Up US Justice System

On June 15, special operations forces in Libya captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya – an attack which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. Following his capture, Khatallah was transported via Naval ship to New York. During …

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US Navy SEALs Take Over Rogue Libyan Oil Tanker

United States Special Forces took over an oil-filled commercial tanker that left a rebel-controlled Libyan port. The raid was intended to foil the rebels’ plans to sell petroleum on the global market. The raid took place on Sunday night in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of Cyprus. The SEALs successfully carried out the operation without firing any shots or injuring any …

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Libyan Prime Minister Zeidan Kidnapped

Earlier this morning Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped. Though the story is still developing, it has been confirmed by an aide to Prime Minister Zeidan that the story is indeed true. It is being reported that Zeidan was kidnapped from the Corinthian Hotel in Tripoli by unknown gunmen. The hotel was serving as his current residence. An unnamed …

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Libya Strike Ends 15-Year Hunt for Abu Anas al-Libi

“Members of al-Qa’ida and other terrorist organizations literally can run but they can’t hide,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in reference to this weekend’s US military raids aimed at al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and Libyan, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, a.k.a., Abu Anas al-Libi. Al-Libi was wanted for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of US Embassies in Kenya (right) and …

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Navy SEALs Somalia Assault Raises Strategic Questions

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 captured while others were claiming he died in the firefight. The raid was aborted as a failure. Despite conflicting reports, …

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French Embassy Bombed in Tripoli

Just over one week after bombers detonated two explosives near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the French Embassy in Tripoli has now been bombed. According to a Reuters report, a car bomb parked outside the French embassy exploded. The blast reportedly injured two French guards. No deaths have been reported. The last terror attack against a foreign entity …

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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula Arrested, Held Without Bail

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested yesterday in California on the charge of a parole violation. Nakoula is the man behind the controversial anti-Muslim film “Innocence Of Muslims”, which has spurred violent protests in Pakistan and is currently banned from YouTube in Egypt and Libya. Some conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have suggested that his arrest is …

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Christopher Stevens Dies at 52, U.S. Ambassador to Libya

The violence and bloodshed currently happening in Libya has cost many lives, and now, Christopher Stevens, the American Ambassador to Libya is one of them. Stevens died on September 11th of 2012. Prior to Stevens’ service in Libya, Stevens (a California native) taught English in Morocco as part of the Peace Corps, and earned both of his undergraduate and Juris …

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