All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yemen’

TSA Bans Uncharged Cellphones on Certain Flights

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Sunday that it will not allow cellphones or other electronics on U.S.-bound planes originating at some international airports if the devices are not charged up. The ban is part of heightened security measures surrounding Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamist Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, seeking to blow …

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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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AQAP Stages Suicide Car Bombing, Kills 38 Yemenis

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 of others were wounded. Yemeni defense official Maj. Mohammed Nasser, speaking about the attacks, said that the soldiers were caught …

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Al-Qaeda Plot to Bomb Yemeni Industries Foiled

The country of Yemen has foiled a plot by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (also known as Ansar al-Sharia). The plot comes in the wake of warnings from al Qaeda that would impact travelling Americans, as well as the shutting down of many American embassies in Africa and the Middle East. Considered the most active and dangerous cell in …

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