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  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • David Petraeus: ‘People Saw ISIS Coming’

    10/22/2014 8:07:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/22/2014 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus said in a new interview that the rise of the Islamic State was “well known” among people monitoring the situation within the U.S. government, and that it was able to flourish amid the chaos of the civil war in Syria. “ISIS in a sense is the evolution of an organization that we did defeat, Al Qaeda in Iraq,” Petraeus told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an interview published Monday. “Some of the very hard work we did to help re-establish the fabric of Iraqi society — to bring the Sunni Arabs back into Iraqi society and...
  • ISIS Has Declared An Islamist Caliphate So Expect Mass Crucifixions

    06/29/2014 7:22:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/29/2014 | Walid Shoebat
    This just came in via Wall Street Journal: BAGHDAD—The Sunni Islamist militant group whose three-week blitz through northern Iraq has nearly upended the country’s fragile unity announced itself as a new Islamist “caliphate” on Sunday, unilaterally declaring statehood and demanding allegiance from other Islamist groups.The announcement, recited in Arabic on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by spokesman Abu Mohammed Al Adnani into an audio file, effectively renames the group the Islamic State, canceling its previous title of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS.“We have had all the requirements of the Islamic state...
  • Haven't We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq? (Great Replies From Readers)

    In 2006, I invited the late General Bill Odom to address my Thursday Congressional luncheon group. Gen. Odom, a former NSA director, called the Iraq war "the greatest strategic disaster in American history," and told the surprised audience that he could not understand why Congress had not impeached the president for pushing this disaster on the United States. History continues to prove the General's assessment absolutely correct. In September, 2002, arguing against a U.S. attack on Iraq, I said the following on the House Floor: "No credible evidence has been produced that Iraq has or is close to having nuclear...
  • Pentagon: Iraqi rebels may have captured US military equipment

    06/12/2014 4:24:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/12/14 | Kristina Wong
    The Pentagon Thursday said Islamic militants in Iraq might have captured U.S. equipment and vehicles as an al-Qaeda linked group advanced toward Baghdad. Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has seized control of two major cities, have been posting pictures on Twitter, claiming to have taken equipment given or sold by the U.S. to the Iraqi army. ADVERTISEMENT A defense official said claims the group had captured a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter were wrong, but that Humvees and armored vehicles might have fallen into the militants' hands. "I don't have any indication that the reports...
  • ISIS butchers leave 'roads lined with decapitated police and soldiers'

    06/12/2014 4:32:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | June 12, 2014 | By SAM GREENHILL and JILL REILLY and KIERAN CORCORAN
    The full horror of the jihadists’ savage victories in Iraq emerged yesterday as witnesses told of streets lined with decapitated soldiers and policemen. Blood-soaked bodies and blazing vehicles were left in the wake of the Al Qaeda-inspired ISIS fanatics as they pushed the frontline towards Baghdad. They boasted about their triumphs in a propaganda video depicting appalling scenes including a businessman being dragged from his car and executed at the roadside with a pistol to the back of his head. In the swathe of captured territory across northern Iraq, ISIS declared hardline Sharia law, publishing rules ordering women not to...
  • Al Qaeda-inspired militant group vows to march on Baghdad; President calls(Pics/Video)

    06/12/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 12 2014 | Dan Friedman
    Full Title: Al Qaeda-inspired militant group vows to march on Baghdad; President calls escalating violence an ‘emergency situation’//// The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has taken Iraq's second-largest city Mosul and Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit in recent days and vowed Thursday to take over the capital. -SNIP- President Obama says additional American assistance is necessary to help the current Iraqi government fight off the threat posed by rampaging Islamic insurgents. The President, speaking at the White House, offered no specifics as hostilities once again heat up in the nation formerly run by dictator Sadaam Hussein. But Obama...
  • Iraq disintegrating as insurgents advance; Kurds seize Kirkuk

    06/12/2014 2:22:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/14 | LOVEDAY MORRIS AND LIZ SLY
    Iraq was on the brink of disintegration Thursday as al-Qaeda-inspired fighters swept through northern Iraq toward Baghdad and Kurdish soldiers seized the city of Kirkuk without a fight.
  • Al Qaeda-inspired militant group vows march on Baghdad after seizing northern cities

    06/12/2014 2:16:42 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2014 | Fox/AP
    Al Qaeda-inspired militants in Iraq vowed Thursday to march against Baghdad after seizing two key cities in the north of the country this week. A spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said in audio posted on militant websites commonly used by the group that the fighters have old scores to settle with Iraq's Shiite-led government. The spokesman, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, also threatened that Sunni ISIL fighters would capture the southern Iraqi Shiite cities of Karbala and Najaf, which hold two of the holiest shrines for Shiite Muslims
  • Al Qaeda Splinter Group ISIS Marches Towards Iraq's Biggest Oil Refinery

    06/11/2014 9:05:03 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jun 11, 2014 | Jordan Schachte
    Sunni Islamist militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have rapidly expanded their control of Iraq as a whole. The group is now said to be within range of overtaking Iraq’s biggest oil refinery in the city of Baiji. ... ISIS is an Al Qaeda-offshoot that seeks to create a Sharia law compliant Sunni Islamic caliphate that runs through both Iraq and Syria.
  • Iraq Wants America Back to Fight al Qaeda With Air Strikes

    06/11/2014 4:44:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Eli Lake
    Two and a half years after the last U.S. soldier departed, an al Qaeda offshoot is in control of Mosul and headed for Baghdad—and Iraq’s prime minister is requesting U.S. air strikes. It seems like only yesterday that Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, was celebrating as the last American soldiers left Iraq. Now, with an al Qaeda offshoot threatening to take Baghdad, Maliki’s government is quietly asking at least some troops—specifically airmen and drone pilots—to return. While Iraq’s government is not requesting a surge in U.S. ground forces like the one President Bush ordered in 2007, Maliki’s government has been...
  • Official: Al-Qaeda has enough arms to take Baghdad

    01/21/2014 8:03:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | January 20, 2014
    BAGHDAD: A senior Iraqi official claims Al-Qaeda fighters hunkered down in a city they seized late last month west of Baghdad have enough heavy weapons to allegedly take the country's capital. Senior deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Asadi said Monday that Iraqi forces are fighting "fierce battles" against heavily armed militants to recapture parts of Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar province, and also the nearby city of Fallujah. He says the weapons in Fallujah that are in the hands of Iraq's Al-Qaeda branch and other Sunni militant groups battling the Shiite-led government are "advanced and huge and enough to...
  • Kerry: No troops to rescue Fallujah and Ramadi from Al-Qaeda

    01/06/2014 8:22:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The US fought for years to free Anbar province from the grip of al-Qaeda during the Iraq War. Fallujah and Ramadi turned into pitched battlefronts, and later “the surge” convinced local Sunni tribes to join the US effort to dispel AQ from the region. More than two years after the US pulled all of its forces out of Iraq, AQ is back — and Ramadi and Fallujah appear to have fallen once again: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The city center of Iraq’s Fallujah has fallen completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq...
  • Al-Qaeda-Linked Force Captures Fallujah Amid Rise In Violence In Iraq [Liberated Fallujah Falls!!]

    01/03/2014 10:49:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 03, 2013 | Liz Sly
    Al-Qaeda-Linked Force Captures Fallujah Amid Rise In Violence In Iraq By Liz Sly, January 3 BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago. The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly...
  • Al Qaeda Flag Flies over City Where Marines Fought Largest Battle of Iraq War

    01/03/2014 5:13:21 PM PST · by kristinn · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Friday, January 3, 3014 | Noah Rothman
    Just over two years since American troops entirely withdrew from Iraq, the black flag of Al Qaeda flies over the city of Fallujah’s government buildings in Iraq’s western Anbar Province. It was there that several American contractors were killed and strung up over a bridge in 2004 and American Marines fought the biggest battle of the Iraq War. “The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, the Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war,” reads...
  • How Obama Abandoned Iraq-And al-Qaeda’s stunning resurgence

    11/04/2013 8:12:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 4, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - How Obama Abandoned IraqPosted By Arnold Ahlert On November 4, 2013 @ 12:43 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments President Obama’s facility for lying has taken center stage once again, as Americans grapple with the reality that they in fact can’t keep their health insurance if they like it. Yet while they remain focused on that debacle, another series of declarations made by the president, namely that al Qaeda was “on the run” and near “defeat,” is looking equally deceitful. Last Friday, Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met in an effort to deal with what is...
  • New York man arrested on terrorism charges

    10/18/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:45 PM EDT, Fri October 18, 2013 | Julia Lull
    A Long Island man was arrested Friday after investigators say he attempted to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda and conspired with the terror group from the United States, according to an indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, also known as “Ali Zea,” was arrested at his home in Brentwood, New York, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice, the indictment says. …
  • U.S. Travel Warning: Al Qaeda-Affiliated Syrian Rebels Have 'Claimed Nearly 600 Attacks;'

    09/01/2013 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 9/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - While President Barack Obama is now asking Congress to authorize him to use military force against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad because that regime used chemical weapons on its own people, the State Department is maintaining a travel warning advising Americans not to travel to Syria because the al-Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria--which is particiapting in the rebellion seeking to overthrow Assad--has carried out about 600 attacks in the country since November 2011. These al Qaeda terrorist attacks, according to the State Department, have killed many Syrian civilians. "There is also a threat from...
  • Ramadan Ends With 69 Blown Up in Iraq

    08/10/2013 9:27:39 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | August 10, 2013 | AP
    <p>This year's Ramadan was the most violence since 2007, with 671 people killed. Police said the deadliest of today's attacks took place when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into a residential area in the town of Tuz Khormato, 130 miles north of Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding dozens. "My shop's windows were smashed and smoke filled the whole area," says a shoe shop owner, who survived an attack near his store in New Baghdad. "I went outside of the shop and I could hardly see because of the smoke. ... At the end, we had a terrible day that was supposed to be nice because of Eid."</p>
  • Iraq attacks display al Qaeda "hallmarks," State Dept. says

    08/11/2013 10:41:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBS News | August 11, 2013, 1:10 PM | Margaret Brennan
    The Obama administration believes the bloody suicide attacks and car bombings in Baghdad that have killed dozens of Iraqis in recent days were likely carried out by al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). On Saturday evening, the State Department announced that the attacks bear the hallmarks of AQI - led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is now based in Syria.
  • Miami FBI probe snares foreign terrorism suspects accused of backing al-Qaida fighters overseas

    08/09/2013 1:55:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    MIAMI HERALD.com ^ | August 8, 2013 | BY JAY WEAVER
    SNIPPET: "Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 30, and Mohamed Hussein Said, 25, face an indictment charging them with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to three U.S.-designated terrorist organizations that have operated in Iraq, Syria and Somalia, according to authorities." SNIPPET: "The defendants, while based overseas in 2011-13, allegedly sent thousands of dollars via Western Union to an al-Qaida terrorist affiliate, al-Nusrah Front, which is fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. They also allegedly sent funds to al-Shabaab, another terrorist group seeking to overthrow the U.S.-backed transitional government in Somalia."
  • Al-Qaeda branch in Iraq claims jailbreak (100's freed from Abu Ghraib)

    07/23/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 11:22 AM | Jabbar Yaseen and Liz Sly
    BAGHDAD — Iraq’s al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility Tuesday for a jailbreak from the infamous Abu Ghraib prison that unleashed hundreds of militants into an already unstable region and boosted the group’s resurgent fortunes in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said in a statement that hundreds of prisoners were freed late Sunday in two coordinated assaults in which fighters used suicide bombs and mortars to storm the two top security prisons on Baghdad’s outskirts at Abu Ghraib and Taji. Both were once run by the U.S. military and housed the country’s most senior al-Qaeda detainees....
  • Al Qaeda militants flee Iraq jail in violent mass break-out

    07/23/2013 12:29:05 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 10 replies
    BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them.
  • Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism...

    05/09/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/tunisian-man-charged-with-visa-fraud-related-to-terrorism-intended-to-remain-in-u.s.-to-facilitate-an-act-of-international-terrorism Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism, Intended to Remain in U.S. to Facilitate an Act of International Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s Office May 09, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the city of New York (NYPD), today announced the unsealing of charges against Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen, for...
  • FBI: Aurora teen arrested before heading to Syria to join ‘jihadist militant’ group

    04/20/2013 3:33:19 PM PDT · by EBH · 41 replies
    Sun Times Media ^ | 4/20/2013
    An 18-year-old Aurora man was arrested Friday night before he tried making his way to Syria to join a ‘jihadist militant’ group, federal authorities said. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was taken into custody without incident late Friday at O’Hare Airport by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force as he attempted to board a flight destined for Istanbul, Turkey, according to the FBI’s Chicago office. Tounisi, a U.S. citizen, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel G. Martin Saturday for allegedly attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He appeared on Saturday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tounisi,...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...
  • Obama's Good War

    03/31/2011 12:48:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2011 | James Lewis
    Well, well, well, so Obama has embarked on his third war in little more than two years. You've got to admit that "flexibility" is his middle name. Or at least one of his middle names: Barack Barry Hussein "Flexibility" Soetoro Obama, Jr. Those are the names we know so far, but The Donald thinks there might be more. Whodda thunk? Here we are barely into the first week of what started out as a "No-Fly Zone" and it is now turning out to be Air Al Qaida. Ten years ago, AQ had a mere four civilian airplanes to crash into...
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • Hillary Clinton to Testify on Benghazi Report (Dec. 20)

    12/13/2012 11:16:49 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 13, 2012 | Thomson/Reuters
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on Dec. 20 before the House of Representatives and Senate foreign affairs committees on a report on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, the committees said on Wednesday. The attack on Sept. 11 killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, and raised questions about the adequacy of security in far-flung posts. Republicans have criticized Democratic President Barack Obama's administration for its flawed early public explanations of the attack. They have also criticized shifting explanations of why talking points given to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations...
  • U.S. troops gone, al Qaeda makes Iraq peace elusive

    03/09/2012 11:04:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 9, 2012 8:18am EST | Yara Bayoumy
    f Iraqis were hoping that the withdrawal of U.S. forces last year would finally mean the end of war, al Qaeda and its Sunni militant allies are determined to prove otherwise. Daily bombings and shootings remain an endemic feature of life. In the past three months, al Qaeda-linked fighters have been blamed for attacks that have killed at least 250 people. In a particularly poignant reminder of militants' potency this week, gunmen in unauthorized uniforms of special commandos drove from checkpoint to checkpoint in the western town of Haditha before dawn, gunning down police. They killed 27 including two officers...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq mounts comeback: Claims a string of fatal bombings

    03/05/2012 10:11:56 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Osama bin Laden-inspired terrorist group that sank the country into sectarian violence five years ago, is trying to make a comeback in post-U.S.-occupied Iraq, analysts and intelligence officials say. Washington is closely watching whether AQI, as it is called, in the next year can reassemble networks smashed by the U.S. counterterrorism campaign. American commandos and intelligence officers killed AQI leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in 2006 and then scores of other chieftains until, by 2011, the group was decimated. But right after the last U.S. troops left Iraq in mid-December, the Sunni Muslim AQI claimed responsibility...
  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

    12/19/2011 1:23:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - Louisville - Press Release ^ | December 16, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/iraqi-national-pleads-guilty-to-23-count-terrorism-indictment-in-kentucky Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S. Troops in Iraq with IEDs U.S. Department of Justice December 16, 2011 Office of Public Affairs BOWLING GREEN, KY—Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. Alwan,...
  • Clarktston Man in Critical Condition After Homemade Bomb Explodes [Washington]

    04/20/2010 3:25:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,346+ views
    KLEW TV.com - News ^ | Story Published: Apr 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM PDT;Story Updated: Apr 19, 2010 at 9:45 PM PDT | By Zach Whitney
    Note: Photo incuded. PHOTO CAPTION: "Police say these jeans were blown off Joseph Brice of Clarkston when a homemade explosive device he made went off Sunday." SNIPPET: "CLARKSTON - A Clarkston man was in critical condition Monday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after an explosion Sunday afternoon. Police said 20-year-old Joseph Brice was experimenting with explosives about a mile west of Red Wolf Bridge when his homemade bomb exploded prematurely."
  • Iraq Announces Over 90 Arrests in al-Qaida Sweep

    12/25/2010 1:20:30 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 1+ views
    VOA ^ | Dec. 24, 2010
    Iraq's defense ministry says security forces have arrested 93 suspects in an al-Qaida crackdown in the western Anbar province. A defense ministry spokesman, Major General Mohammed al-Askari, said Thursday the arrests included 60 wanted men. He said the detentions resulted from a series of raids launched late Tuesday that included help from police, the army, pro-government tribal forces and members of an anti-al-Qaida militia. Earlier this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki named security as one of his top priorities after parliament approved cabinet ministers for his new government. Meanwhile, Iraqi officials say gunmen using silencers have killed a brigadier...
  • Al-Qaeda of Iraq Calls Pope 'Hallucinating Tyrant of the Vatican', Threatens 'Killing Sword'

    11/04/2010 2:45:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | November 4, 2010 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Catholic Online) - Catholics, other Christians, other people of faith and people of good throughout the world continue to mourn and reflect upon the brutal killing of Catholics at Holy Mass in Baghdad last Sunday. However, those associated with the Muslim extremists who perpetrated the evil act continue to spew their hateful and violent rhetoric. We are committed to updating our global readers on the unfolding danger that these threats portend against Catholics and other Christians. Serious times demand a serious response. Asia News has provided excellent coverage of the massacre and its aftermath. On November 3, they...
  • IRAQ Al Qaeda threat: Christians are legitimate targets

    11/03/2010 2:45:58 AM PDT · by Traianus · 17 replies
    ASIA NEWS ^ | 11/03/2010 | Asianews
    e-mail this to a friend printable version » 11/03/2010 09:20IRAQAl Qaeda threat: Christians are legitimate targetsThe authors of the terrorist massacre in the Baghdad church publish a message on the internet that is a threat to all Christians, and make explicit reference to the Vatican. Baghdad (AsiaNews / Agencies) – “The ultimatum made two days ago to the church of Egypt for the release of two Muslim women held prisoner, has expired. We have had no response and now you are all involved in the war on Islam , so be careful of the souls of your followers. "...
  • German Prosecutors File Terror Charges Against 8

    10/20/2010 1:48:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    (AP) via CBS NEWS.com ^ | October 19, 2010
    SNIPPET: "Four of them - German citizens identified only as Tarek Alexander H., Daniel P., Renee Marc S. and Jonas T. - face charges of supporting al-Qaida, al-Qaida in Iraq and Ansar al-Islam, and membership in a criminal organization. Another four face those charges and additionally are accused of trying to recruit members or supporters for al-Qaida or al-Qaida in Iraq. In keeping with German privacy rules, they were identified only as Harun Can A., Salim Mohammed A. and Vivian S., all German citizens; and Emin T., a Turkish national. The key figure in the founding and organization of the...
  • Syrian al-Qaeda Recruiter Arrested In Germany

    07/12/2010 12:57:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 1+ views
    SNIPPET: "The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement that the accused, identified only as Hussam S., had been detained Sunday in the western German town of Montabaur."The accused is strongly suspected of working to recruit members or supporters for Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb and the Islamic Jihad Union," the statement said." SNIPPET: "Hussam M. is believed to have used Internet forums and blogs belonging to the German section of the "Global Islamic Media Front" and the "Al-Ansar Media Battalion" since 2007 to attract militants to the various Al-Qaeda groups. And since February 2009, he allegedly...
  • Crackdown Continues on al-Qaida in Iraq

    04/21/2010 5:58:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 213+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2010 – Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors killed one senior al-Qaida in Iraq leader and captured two others in recent operations in Mosul, military officials reported. In eastern Mosul yesterday, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors cornered Ahmad Ali Abbas Dahir al-Ubayd, also known as Abu Suhaib, the suspected military leader for the terror organization in northern Iraq. He allegedly is responsible for oversight of both bombing attacks against the Iraqi government and the people of Mosul. Ubayd refused to leave the building where he was hiding. Instead, he fired at Iraqi forces, who returned fire and...
  • Top two Al-Qaeda in Iraq chiefs killed: Iraqi PM

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on state television on Monday that the two leading Al-Qaeda figures in the country had been killed north of the capital Baghdad.
  • UK bombings : links to Iran, Iraq and Syria

    07/04/2007 10:18:09 AM PDT · by drzz · 12 replies · 561+ views
    Various sources ^ | 07 04 2007 | drzz
    THE UK BOMBING WERE EXPECTED. (sources quoted below) What is good in blogging is that you keep the infos alive. The MSM was able to say one day that IRAQ was behind 9/11 and suddenly put the story down without real reasons. There is many facts which shows UK is acting the same way with the present attacks and their obvious ties with IRAN. Al-Qaeda is not a self-sponsored organization. Nor has it the money, the intelligence and the personal. It is a window to fool the western intelligence and protect the sates. Al-Qaeda is state-sponsored terrorism. Like Hezbullah and...
  • Whipping al-Qaeda into line in Iraq

    06/12/2006 5:50:14 AM PDT · by Coop · 11 replies · 428+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 6/12/06 | Sami Moubayed
    ...possible successors to the [Zarqawi]. One of them, Iraq-based Egyptian terrorist Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was also named by Major-General William Caldwell... The other two are an Iraqi named Abu Aseel and a Syrian named Abu al-Ghadia. Masri (reportedly... born in 1966) is believed to have entered Iraq to join Zarqawi in 2002 and founded a cell for al-Qaeda in Baghdad. ...Masri received his training at military camps in Afghanistan during the Taliban rule and met bin Laden at the Farouk Camp, where Masri was working as an instructor... is also reportedly close to Egyptian Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri... Abu Aseel and...
  • Al-Qaeda in Iraq Operations Suggest Rising Confidence Ahead of U.S. Military Withdrawal

    11/25/2009 8:09:11 PM PST · by Flavius · 4 replies · 513+ views
    jamestown ^ | November 25, 2009 | Ramzy Mardini
    On August 19, coordinated explosions rocked downtown Baghdad, resulting in over 120 deaths. Similarly, in the midst of heightened security measures, twin bombings on October 25 killed over 155 people in Baghdad, marking the deadliest attack since August 2007. Involving the participation of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the operations suggest militants’ effectiveness in carrying out coordinated and high-profile attacks on supposedly secured targets. With the gradual disengagement of the U.S. military and all combat forces by August 2010, AQI and like-minded insurgents appear to have a growing level of confidence in their operations.
  • Iraqis Round Up 11 Terrorism Suspects

    11/17/2009 3:48:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 181+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2009 – Iraqi security forces arrested 11 terrorism suspects in operations over the last two days, military officials reported. Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched several buildings throughout Baghdad today during a series of operations to search for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader believed responsible for multiple vehicle-borne bomb attacks in the region. Credible intelligence led the security team to several locations across Baghdad in pursuit of the suspected cell leader. When a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed approached a restricted area established by the security team in the city’s Mansour district, the team attempted...
  • Analysis: Iraq not ready to face al Qaeda (Lame Stream Media adjusting their template)

    10/29/2009 3:48:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies · 418+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/29/2009 | Michael (broke-nose) Ware
    The bombs that ripped through Baghdad on Sunday immediately brought more bloodshed -- and bode only of the promise of more to come. The attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq -- a group affiliated with al Qaeda in Iraq -- and there's nothing to suggest the attacks will come to an end. It's part of a long-running campaign to destabilize the U.S. mission, the Iraqi government and to reignite sectarian civil war. The slaughter is not new but the extent of the killings in these bombings -- 160 dead and more than 500 injured -- do...
  • Obama condemns Iraqi bombings(obama version 2009)

    10/25/2009 12:17:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies · 513+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/09 | Jordan Fabian
    President Barack Obama condemned Sunday two deadly car bombs set off in Baghdad near high-profile government offices that killed over 130 people. The Iraqi government initially said that the bombings bore the signature of al-Qaeda in Iraq. The blasts went off near the federal Ministry of Justice and the Baghdad provincial offices. "I strongly condemn these outrageous attacks on the Iraqi people, and send my deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones," Obama said in a statement. "These bombings serve no purpose other than the murder of innocent men, women and children, and they only reveal the hateful...
  • Iraqi Police arrest nine AQI bomb makers

    10/24/2009 11:19:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 372+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Maj. James Rawlinson, USA
    KIRKUK — Iraqi Police here on Tuesday detained nine suspected al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) members in possession of bomb making materials. One of the nine is believed to be Abdallah Abd Qadir, who is known to have purchased thousands of pounds of ammonium nitrate in 2006. Qadir has ties to known AQI members associated with insurgent activity in Baghdad. Iraqi Police in the Domies neighborhood of Kirkuk city stopped two suspicious vehicles at a routine traffic check point Monday, which led to the discovery of more than 300 pounds of ammonium nitrate and a can of gasoline in the...
  • Al-Qaeda behind most attacks in Iraq since June: US

    09/10/2009 1:07:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 523+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Al-Qaeda has staged the majority of violent attacks in Iraq since the end of June, when US troops withdrew from the country's cities, a top US officer said on Thursday. "In the period that we're looking at right now, post-30 June, I consider most of the attacks, the high-profile attacks that you are seeing and that are getting the publicity, are Al-Qaeda attacks," General Charles Jacoby, the number two ranking US officer in Iraq, told reporters via video link. The general spoke after at least 22 people were killed and 45 wounded on Thursday when a suicide...
  • Biden Warns Iraq Leaders Of Return to Ethnic Fights [Music to Al-Qaeda's Ears!]

    07/03/2009 7:32:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 642+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 03rd 2009
    Biden Warns Iraq Leaders Of Return to Ethnic Fights By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG Published: July 3, 2009 BAGHDAD — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. told Iraqi leaders on Friday that he and President Obama were committed to helping them resolve their political differences, but he warned that the United States would be unlikely to remain engaged in Iraq if the country reverted to sectarian violence, American officials said. Mr. Biden spent the day in closed-door meetings to assess Iraq’s political and security situation as part of his new role as an unofficial envoy for the Obama administration. He emerged...