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  • Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli: spokesman

    05/24/2017 11:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 24, 2017 | by Ahmed Elumami
    The father and the younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue in Manchester have been arrested in Tripoli, a spokesman for a local counter-terrorism force said on Wednesday. The counter-terrorism force detained the father, Ramadan Abedi, outside his home in the Tripoli suburb of Ayn Zara on Wednesday afternoon. A witness said he was handcuffed by armed men who drove him away in two unmarked vehicles. The force, known as Rada, detained the brother Hashem Abedi, who was born in 1997, on Tuesday evening on suspicion of links to Islamic State, spokesman Ahmed...
  • Bomb suspect's dad linked to al-Qaida-backed group, says son is innocent

    05/24/2017 8:09:49 AM PDT · by Hadean · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 05/24/17
    LONDON — The father of the alleged Manchester arena bomber denies his son is linked to militants or the suicide bombing that killed 22 people. Ramadan Abedi says he spoke to his 22-year-old son, Salman Abedi, five days ago and he was getting ready to visit Saudi Arabia and sounded "normal." He said his son visited Libya a month-and-a-half ago. The father added that Salman was planning to head from Saudi Arabia to Libya to spend the holy month of Ramadan with family. ...snip.... Meanwhile, a former Libyan security official says the father was allegedly a member of a former...
  • The Latest: Ex-official: Bomber's dad was in al-Qaida group

    05/24/2017 7:17:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 24, 2017
    LONDON The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local): 3:00 p.m. A former Libyan security official says the father of the alleged Manchester arena bomber was allegedly member of a former al-Qaida-backed group in Libya.
  • US servicemember killed, 3 wounded in surprise raid on al-Qaida in Yemen

    01/29/2017 10:54:30 PM PST · by gandalftb · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes - Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2017 | MISSY RYAN, SUDARSAN RAGHAVAN AND THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF
    A U.S. Special Operations member died of injuries suffered during a weekend raid against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, the military said Sunday. Three other American troops, members of a Navy SEAL unit, were wounded in the operation on Saturday. A defense official, said the slain service member was killed in a firefight with militants. According to a statement from U.S. Central Command (Centcom), 14 militants were killed during the operation. The raid, which took place in a remote desert area of Yemen's Shabwa governorate, aimed to obtain intelligence information, including computer material, that was thought to be linked to planning...
  • Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 4, 2016, 6:20 AM
    NEW YORK -- CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday.
  • The Greatest Spy Story Ever Told

    11/04/2016 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2016 | Shai'ben- Tekoa
    One candidate for most amazing video of the presidential race on the Net now is an anonymous 8-minute biography of Huma Abedin, former right-hand woman to American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and (until last Friday) her closest associate for twenty years. Snippets of Abedin’s biography have floated through the blogosphere for years, but this is the first coherent exposé that tempts a reasonable person to consider the current crisis surrounding Hillary Clinton and emails as part of the greatest spying operation, the greatest secret agent story, in history. Huma Abedin, though born in the States, grew up in Saudi...
  • Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 4:49:04 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 4, 2016 6:42 AM EDT
    NEW YORK -- CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday. It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. Terrorism in the U.S. The sources stress the intelligence is still being assessed and its credibility hasn’t been confirmed, but counterterrorism officials were alerted to the threat out of abundance of caution. A senior FBI...
  • The debate sound bite that'll win it for Trump: Hillary wants nuclear war w/ Russia for al-Qaida

    10/17/2016 6:43:51 PM PDT · by Javeth · 16 replies
    Vanity
    "If you want a nuclear war in support of al-Qaida, vote Hillary. If you want to prevent a nuclear war and fight al-Qaida, vote Trump." This should be the headline quote that Donald leaves voters with from the debate on Wednesday. This is the sweet, to-the-point power statement that'll stick with people, nothing less than the path to victory in November because it'll bring millions more independents and wavering Democrats to our side. I posted earlier after an observation from the second debate, where even highly deluded Democrats began to waver in their Hillary support on hearing of her no-fly-zone...
  • Turi: Half the Weapons Went to Libya, the Other Half 2 Syrian Enemies of USA

    10/05/2016 4:54:32 PM PDT · by gaijin · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct 5th, 2016 | Catherine Herridge
    The DOJ dropped charges against shadowy American arms dealer Marc Turi, as his legal defense threatened to unmask evidence of secret 2011 arms diversions by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration. Turi's trial would have happened around the time of the American Presidential election in November, next month. Turi, whose company operates out of Las Vegas, told Fox News of his belief that half his weapons went to Libyan rebels and the other half went to Syrian enemies of the United States. Turi's arms export license was to Qatar, not Libya. Turi's legal defence is that...
  • Under Clinton State Dept. Blocked Investigation Into Orlando Killers Mosque

    06/13/2016 11:16:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    Crusader Journel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Staff
    It is being (reported) that the United States Department of State, while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, blocked investigations into the Mosque that was attended by Omar Mateen, the Islamic terrorist that carried out the worst mass shooting in United States history at a Orlando nightclub on Sunday morning. According to the recent reporting Hillary Clinton’s State Department did not investigate the Orlando killers Mosque because it “unfairly singled out Muslims.” Which is more staggering proof that the lefts ideology of political correctness is indirectly leading to innocent citizens being murdered.
  • Shameless Hillary Again calls Benghazi Mom a Liar

    03/11/2016 7:45:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/11/2016 | Daniel Sobieski
    Have you no shame, Hillary Clinton? In a stunning display of callous indifference to the casualties of her incompetent foreign policy as Secretary of State, the woman who claimed to have dodged sniper fire in Bosnia, in Wednesday’s CNN debate in effect called Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi casualty Sean Smith, a liar. As Breitbart News reported the exchange: RAMOS:  Secretary Clinton, on the night of the attacks in Benghazi, you sent an e-mail to your daughter Chelsea saying that al qaeda was responsible for the killing of the Americans, however some of the families claim you lied to...
  • Obama frees al-Qaida explosives expert from Gitmo

    01/21/2016 5:28:43 PM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 1/21/16
    The Obama administration announced Thursday the latest release of terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. One of the men, a Bosnian named Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al-Sawah, admitted to being a member of al-Qaida and developed explosives for the terror group to target U.S. military personnel and civilians, the Free Beacon reported. The Hill first reported the release and transfer of al-Sawah back to Bosnia. Al-Sawah developed explosives and trained al-Qaida operatives in how to use them, according to his file, which was published by the New York Times. “Detainee is an admitted member of al-Qaida who developed...
  • Qaida 'leader' claims beheading of Sudan editor

    09/12/2006 9:29:53 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 425+ views
    China Daily ^ | September 13 2006
    A man purporting to lead an African branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility yesterday for the beheading of a Sudanese newspaper editor who was found dead last week. The man, in a statement distributed to Sudanese newspapers, called editor Mohamed Taha a "dog of dogs from the ruling party", and accused him of insulting the prophet Mohammad. The statement was signed by Abu Hafs al-Sudani, who said he was the leader of al-Qaida in Sudan and Africa. Taha, an ally of the government who was himself an Islamist, was reported kidnapped from outside his home in the capital Khartoum a week...
  • Suspect and A Setback In Al-Qaeda Anthrax Case - Scientist With Ties To Group Goes Free

    10/31/2006 2:52:25 PM PST · by RDTF · 19 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Joby Warrick
    In December 2001, as the investigation into the U.S. anthrax attacks was gathering steam, coalition soldiers in Afghanistan uncovered what appeared to be an important clue: a trail of documents chronicling an attempt by al-Qaeda to create its own anthrax weapon. The documents told of a singular mission by a scientist named Abdur Rauf, an obscure, middle-aged Pakistani with alleged al-Qaeda sympathies and an advanced degree in microbiology. Using his membership in a prestigious scientific organization to gain access, Rauf traveled through Europe on a quest, officials say, to obtain both anthrax spores and the equipment needed to turn them...
  • Al Zawahiri, on 9/10/12, called on Libyans to attack Americans

    05/06/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2012 | Paul Cruickshank
    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri again referenced the Benghazi, Libya, attack in an audio tape posted on jihadist websites last week, in remarks that, like all his statements, were immediately carefully scrutinized by counter-terrorism analysts searching for clues about the terrorist network’s operations. Al-Zawahiri had called for Americans to be targeted in Libya the day before the diplomatic mission was attacked, leading to speculation that al Qaeda’s leadership in Pakistan had some sort of role or influence in the attack.
  • Unbelievably detailed Benghazi article from 2 days after attack

    05/01/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/13/2012 | Nic Robertson
    (CNN) -- A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior Libyan member of the terror group. The group suspected to be behind the assault -- the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades -- first surfaced in May when it claimed responsibility...
  • Al-Qaida terror boss caught on migrant boat

    11/09/2015 6:48:11 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 11/09/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Tunisian Ben Nasr Mehdi was discovered Oct. 4 attempting to infiltrate Italy on a boat with 200 other migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea Warnings about terrorists infiltrating the ranks of the Muslim boat people washing ashore daily on Europe's beaches are no longer just warnings. For the second time in the past few months, a known terrorist with direct ties to an international terror organization has been caught trying to enter Italy posing as an asylum seeker.
  • Canada: Maclean’s puts Muslim terrorist who killed American ( Christopher Speer ) on cover of mag

    11/05/2015 2:36:21 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | November 5, 2015 | creeping
    Rinelle Harper was left for dead on a Winnipeg riverbank, beaten and sexually assaulted. Omar Khadr was imprisoned in Guantanamo, captured in 2002 by American forces in Afghanistan and charged with war crimes. Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped by Somali criminals, and held hostage for 460 days. The three Canadians have little in common, beyond the recognition of their names from the news. But they have each suffered immensely more than most of us can understand. ... She became a symbol for racist violence against Aboriginal women - though her alleged attacker was himself Aboriginal. That girl on the right is...
  • Intel expert: New docs confirm Hillary gun-running op (Benghazi)

    10/21/2015 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | October 21, 2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – As former Sectary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, new documentary evidence of a secret State Department gun-running operation is adding fuel to the controversy over the Department of Justice prosecution of arms dealer Marc Turi. A member of the independent Citizens Commission on Benghazi claims the publication Tuesday of new evidence that the State Department under Hillary Clinton’s leadership approved a California company to deliver arms to Libya with the goal of ousting Moammar Gadhafi exposes the hypocrisy of prosecuting Turi. Turi believed he also had State...
  • Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

    08/26/2015 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 26,2015 | AP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said "the Egyptian people" are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. El-Sissi's Russian visit, his second in the past three months, highlights Moscow's attempts to expand its influence in Egypt at a time when Egyptian-U.S. relations have soured in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.