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  • US halted Israeli arms transfer to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

    01/27/2015 2:12:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 26, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    US halted Israeli arms transfer to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram.
  • Boko Haram Captures Strategic Nigerian City Following Heavy Battle; Over 200 Dead in Slaughter

    01/26/2015 8:22:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/26/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has reportedly captured the strategically important city of Monguno following a heavy battle with the army, which has left over 200 people dead. CNN reported that the military is still fighting Boko Haram for control over Maiduguri, attempting to prevent the jihadists from gaining even more ground. "Our soldiers initially repelled the terrorists but they mobilized more fighters and came back in full force. They overwhelmed our troops and forced them to retreat," said one Nigerian officer, who asked not to be named. While Monguno has close to 100,000 residents, Maiduguri hosts more than 600,000....
  • Iran’s Africa Fiasco

    02/26/2011 7:19:14 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent. On February 16, the Nigerian Federal High Court in Lagos began the prosecution of an alleged member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian associate, Usman Abbas Jega. They are accused of arms smuggling. This video link is in Arabic, but is very self-explanatory. It is of the opening day of the court proceedings.The story is a classic, just one of many on the Dark Continent nowadays: In late October 2010, Nigerian intelligence officials...
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

    01/25/2015 12:14:15 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | HARUNA UMAR
    In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 200 kilometers (125 miles) to the south in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting dozens of trapped women and children, according to Vandu Kainu and other escaping survivors. Adamawa state legislator Adamu Kamale appealed for troops to protect civilians in Michika, where six villages are under attack. “The attacks have continued since Friday with...
  • Boko Haram boasts of slaughter as it rampages in Cameroon and Nigeria

    01/21/2015 9:01:02 AM PST · by KingofZion · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2015 | Fred Barbash
    As thousands of Nigerians and Cameroonians fled for their lives from rampaging Boko Haram fighters, the leader of the violent Islamist group reportedly bragged in a video released Tuesday about the slaughter in the town of Baga and promised that there would be more to come. “We killed the people of Baga,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau boasted in the video, first reported by Agence France-Presse. “We indeed killed them, as our Lord instructed us in His Book. … We will not stop. This is not much. You’ll see.” The video could not be independently authenticated. It was similar in...
  • Say It Like It Is (Holy Cow! the NYSlimes says Radical Islam is a prob)

    01/21/2015 3:39:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Tom Friedman
    I’ve never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won’t go to pay for this? When you don’t call things by their real name, you always get in trouble. And this administration, so fearful of being accused of Islamophobia, is refusing to make any link to radical Islam from the recent explosions...
  • Greenfield: Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed

    01/19/2015 11:27:49 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, January 19, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, January 19, 2015 Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog While Western newspapers were debating whether or not to reprint the Mohammed cartoons, in Nigeria as many as 2,000 people were massacred by the Islamic State in Nigeria, also known as Boko Haram, in what is being called the deadliest attack by the Muslim group to date. Survivors described the Islamic State setting up efficient killing teams and massacring everyone while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. "For five kilometers (three miles), I kept stepping on dead bodies until I reached...
  • Cameroon says Chad to send large military contingent to fight Boko Haram ( Nigeria )

    01/18/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2015
    Chad will send a large number of troops to neighboring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria ... Biya has called for international military help to fight the Islamist militant group that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is threatening neighbors who share borders with the northeastern zones occupied by the group. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy, prepares for a crucial Feb. 14 presidential election. The group has also carried out...
  • WH Can’t Say Why It Took Two Years to Label Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization

    05/09/2014 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/9/14 | staff
    White House press secretary Jay Carney could not offer a tangible reason to explain why it took the Obama administration two years to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization Friday on MSNBC. He cited a number of lesser measures the administration implemented to address the group’s heinous acts, but stopped short of stating what kept Boko Haram off the State Department’s terror organization list between 2011 and 2013: KRISTEN WELKER: It took two years for that to happen from 2011 to 2013. Why did it take so long? JAY CARNEY: The fact is we have been working with Nigerian government...
  • New satellite images confirm scope and horror of Boko Haram killings

    01/17/2015 3:57:20 PM PST · by kindred · 32 replies
    pressreleasepoint.com ^ | 1/16/15 | unknown
    Satellite images released on 15 January 2015 provide indisputable and shocking evidence of the scale of last week’s attack on the towns of Baga and Doron Baga by Boko Haram militants. Before and after images of two neighbouring towns, Baga (160 kilometres from Maiduguri) and Doron Baga (also known as Doro Gowon, 2.5 km from Baga), taken on 2 and 7 January show the devastating effect of the attacks which left over 3,700 structures damaged or completely destroyed. Other nearby towns and villages were also attacked over this period. “These detailed images show devastation of catastrophic proportions in two towns,...
  • Boko Haram fanatics abducted '500 women and children' after massacring 2,500 in one town

    01/16/2015 11:48:32 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 January 2015 | Laurie Hanna and Jennifer Newton
    Islamist terror group Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of women and children at a school following a massive attack on the town of Baga earlier this month, according to an eyewitness. 'Boko Haram took around 300 women and kept us in a school in Baga', one unnamed woman was quoted as saying by Amnesty International in a statement. 'They released the older women, mothers and most of the children after four days but are still keeping the younger women.' Meanwhile, Nigeria's president has made a surprise visit to the heartland of the Boko Haram movement to meet survivors of the...
  • "It's As If The World Has Forgotten Us"

    01/15/2015 7:28:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 15, 2015 | DEBORA PATTA
    DEBORA PATTA CBS January 15, 2015 "It's As If The World Has Forgotten Us" JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- #BringBackOurGirls. Remember that hashtag? The social media campaign that accompanied global outrage over Boko Haram's abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls on the eve of their final exams went viral almost instantly. That was nine months ago. The girls have not been seen since and it appears the world is suffering from what one commentator called "collective amnesia." But for the people of Nigeria, there is no such thing as the luxury of forgetting and moving on. Hardly a week goes...
  • Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed

    01/16/2015 3:01:22 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | January 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Western newspapers were debating whether or not to reprint the Mohammed cartoons, in Nigeria as many as 2,000 people were massacred by the Islamic State in Nigeria, also known as Boko Haram, in what is being called the deadliest attack by the Muslim group to date. Survivors described the Islamic State setting up efficient killing teams and massacring everyone while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. “For five kilometers (three miles), I kept stepping on dead bodies until I reached Malam Karanti village, which was also deserted and burnt,” one survivor said. There’s a word for that. It’s genocide. The Islamic State...
  • What do Boko Haram want?

    01/15/2015 4:51:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    lrb.co.uk ^ | Jan 15,2015 | Adewale Maja-Pearce
    There is much talk here in Nigeria of the world’s muted response to the latest outrage by the Boko Haram Islamic insurgents who sacked the entire town of Baga in the beleaguered north-east while any number of heads of state gathered in Paris to mourn the deaths of 17 French citizens. Double standards? Perhaps. But if so, what should we say about the silence of President Goodluck Jonathan in the face of the wholesale slaughter of his citizens – 2000 according to initial reports; 150 according to the government – even as his French counterpart was to be seen everywhere...
  • Boko Haram Appears to Be Using Abducted Girls as Suicide Bombers: Experts (#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS)

    01/15/2015 4:20:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-15-15 | Alexander Smith
    Three suicide bombings by girls aged as young as 10 suggest that Nigeria's Boko Haram has employed a new tactic of forcing abducted children to blow themselves up, according to experts. The Islamist sect has been carrying out almost daily killings and kidnappings across northeast Nigeria in a campaign of violence now in its sixth year. Deadly attacks on Saturday and Sunday were carried out by three young female suicide bombers. These came just days after a week-long killing spree by Boko Haram, in which the group torched at least 10 towns leaving around 2,000 people unaccounted for. It is...
  • Gutfeld: Where there's no will, there's no way

    01/13/2015 7:49:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/13/15
    Multiculturalism has metastasized into a shield against evil
  • Boko Haram push across border to attack Cameroon army

    01/12/2015 4:35:11 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | January 12, 2015 | By Richard Spencer
    Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group, has pushed on after a rampage through the north of the country that killed an estimated 2,000 people, to attack an army base in neighbouring Cameroon. At least one Cameroonian soldier was killed in the cross-border attack, according to local journalists, though the Cameroonian authorities said the assault on the base in the town of Kolofata had been repulsed. The assault followed another surge over the past 10 days by the Islamist rebels known for their brutality and kidnapping of young women and girls. In a series of raids, they seized parts of Borno...
  • While Paris mourns, Muslim terrorists murder thousands in Nigeria (use 10 year old girls for...)

    01/12/2015 6:34:00 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    SperoForum ^ | January 11, 2015 | Martin Barillas
    Members of the Boko Haram Muslim sect strapped bombs on three girls - aged 10 years - that detonated in two towns in northern Nigeria. At least 2 dozen innocents are dead in two days. At least five persons were killed on January 11 in a marketplace in Potiskum, a town in northern Nigeria. The victims were killed when explosive vests worn by two 10-year-old girls were detonated by Muslim terrorists associated with Boko Haram – a sect associated with the Al-Qaeda terrorist network that seeks to overthrow Nigeria’s multi-ethnic secular government and impose Islamic law. This was the second...
  • Boko Haram is actually putting ISIS to shame for barbarism

    01/12/2015 8:02:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    At the beginning of the year, Noah wrote what turned out to be a tragically prescient post about “that other Islamic State” which has been running roughshod over Christians and random civilians in Africa. Speaking of Boko Haram, Noah warned of the following: Recently, the group has adopted a troubling shift in tactics. Boko Haram has pivoted from primarily terrorizing the local population to executing coordinated, military-style raids on Nigerian outposts and using civilian suicide bombers to target populated areas.This campaign is making headway. During that same period, while the eyes of the world were turning more toward Europe...
  • In Nigeria, New Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Tactic: ‘It’s a Little Girl’

    01/11/2015 5:52:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/10/2015 | ADAM NOSSITER
    DAKAR, Senegal — A girl perhaps no more than 10 years old detonated powerful explosives concealed under her veil at a crowded northern Nigeria market on Saturday, killing as many as 20 people and wounding many more. The blast inflicted devastating damage on shoppers at the Monday Market in Maiduguri, the shopping hub in a city that is at the heart of the Boko Haram insurgency. The explosion, witnessed by dozens of people, represented a new tactic in the Islamists’ campaign with their decision to use perhaps their youngest-ever suicide bomber. The terrorist group has increasingly employed women as suicide...
  • 2,000 feared killed in 'deadliest' Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

    01/11/2015 4:30:32 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 10, 2015 | Abubakar and Faith Karimi
    Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead, officials said.
  • Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria

    01/11/2015 8:29:14 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/10/2015 | Monica Mark
    Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram. . . District head Baba Abba Hassan said most victims are children, women and elderly people who could not run fast enough when insurgents drove into Baga, firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles on town residents. An Amnesty International statement said there are reports the town was razed and as many as 2,000 people killed.
  • Child suicide bomber kills at least 16 in Nigeria

    01/10/2015 1:27:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:49pm EST | Lanre Ola and Isaac Abrak
    A bomb strapped to a girl aged around 10 years old exploded in a busy market place in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said. "The explosive devices were wrapped around her body and the girl looked no more than 10 years old," a police source said. Maiduguri, the capital of northern Borno state, lies in the heartland of an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, and is often hit by bomb attacks
  • Israel: Islamic Terrorism In France Same As PA, Hamas

    01/09/2015 11:34:13 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 9, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 9, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with French Ambassador to Israel Patrick Maisonnave and made the following remarks at the start of their meeting: “I wish to send from this place our deepest condolences to President François Hollande, the bereaved families and the people of France. We grieve with our French brothers and sisters. We reaffirm our commitment to work together to defeat the enemies of the democratic values we all cherish. I know that you’re going from here to France, and I want you to take with you...
  • Boko Haram Just Pulled Off One Of The Deadliest Terrorist Attacks In History (ISLAM)

    01/09/2015 2:10:46 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    BI ^ | 1-9-2014 | Jeremy Bender And Armin Rosen
    Jeremy Bender and Armin Rosen January 9, 2015The jihadist group Boko Haram has pulled off perhaps the deadliest attack in its ongoing five-year long insurgency in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram, extremists opposed to western-style education and secular governance in Nigeria, carried out a multi-day attack in the northeast of Nigeria, focusing on the town of Baga. According to Musa Alhaji Bukar, a senior government official who spoke to the BBC, Baga, which once had a population of about 10,000 people, is now "virtually non-existent." The multi-day rampage focused on Baga and the surrounding towns and villages. The militants razed an...
  • 2,000 Feared Dead in Boko Haram Attack

    01/08/2015 5:27:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 104 replies
    thedaileybeast.com ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | The Daily Beast
    More than 2,000 people are feared dead after Boko Haram destroyed “10 to 20” communities in Nigeria’s rural northeast, according to a senator from the region. “These towns are just gone, burned down,” said Ahmed Zanna. “The whole area is covered in bodies.” The radical Islamic group razed the town of Baga along with several others over the past five days. The 2,000 are unofficially unaccounted for.
  • Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga

    01/04/2015 8:02:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 January 2015 Last updated at 10:06 ET
    A senator in Borno state said troops had abandoned the base in the town of Baga after it was attacked on Saturday. Residents of Baga, who fled by boat to neighbouring Chad, said many people had been killed and the town set ablaze. Baga, scene of a Nigerian army massacre in 2013, was the last town in the Borno North area under government control. It hosted the base of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), made up of troops from Nigeria, Chad and Niger. Set up in 1998 to fight trans-border crime in the Lake Chad region, the force more...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA to Submit Request to Join Interpol

    01/03/2015 9:13:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 1/4/2015, 5:00 AM | Ben Ariel
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has decided to join the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), an official told the Ma’an news agency on Saturday. […] Ahmad al-Rabie said that the PA submitted a request to join the Interpol in 2011 but that it was only accepted as an observer and not as a full member because it had not been recognized as a state at the time and did not have control over its borders. This time, however, the PA is sure that 128 countries will vote in favor of the state joining Interpol, four above the required threshold, al-Rabie told...
  • Egypt's President Al Sisi calls for "religious revolution" in Islam

    01/03/2015 5:54:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | James Lewis
    In a major positive development, Egypt's President Al Sisi has made an impassioned plea for a "religious revolution" in Islam. Speaking at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Sisi spoke directly to the religious establishment of Egypt: Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants – that is 7 billion – so that they themselves may live? Impossible! I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema – Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I'm talking about...
  • Egypt's Sisi: Islamic "Thinking" Is "Antagonizing the Entire World" by Raymond Ibrahim

    01/02/2015 2:10:00 PM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    MEF ^ | January 1, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Speaking before Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year's Day, 2015, in connection to Prophet Muhammad's upcoming birthday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a vocal supporter for a renewed vision of Islam, made what must be his most forceful and impassioned plea to date on the subject. Among other things, Sisi said that the "corpus of [Islamic] texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years" are "antagonizing the entire world"; that it is not "possible that 1.6 billion people [reference to the world's Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so...
  • PA Blasts Nigeria for Abstaining at UN

    12/31/2014 9:29:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/15 | Ben Ariel
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) criticized Nigeria on Wednesday over its abstention during a UN vote on Palestinian statehood on Tuesday. In a statement quoted by the Ma’an news agency, the representative Muhannad al-Akluk, said Nigeria’s move was a "big disappointment", adding that voting against “Palestine” despite being a member of the OIC was a "clear contradiction." He also claimed that Nigeria’s abstention violated numerous resolutions passed at the Islamic organization's summits. The PA’s resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria by 2017 was defeated in the Security Council when...
  • 13-year-old girl: My father gave me to Boko Haram to be a suicide bomber

    12/25/2014 9:48:45 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Dec 25 2014 | IBRAHIM GARBA
    A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb. ... The girl told a news conference Wednesday night that she saw many people being buried alive at the Boko Haram camp where her father took her in Bauchi state, east of Kano.
  • ( Moslem ) Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

    12/20/2014 7:07:31 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | December 20, 2014 | HARUNA UMAR
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. ... have killed thousands of people in a 5-year uprising that has driven some 1.6 million from their homes.
  • 54 Nigerian soldiers to be executed for mutiny

    12/17/2014 9:54:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | December 17, 2014
    ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Nigerian military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after refusing to fight Boko Haram terrorists, a lawyer for the soldiers said.
  • Egyptian Human Rights Activist Ahmad Harqan: ISIS Is Doing what the Prophet Muhammad Did

    12/06/2014 10:04:06 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 10-21-14 | Al-Kahera Wal-Nas TV (Egypt) -
    In an October 21 TV interview, Egyptian human rights activist Ahmad Harqan explained why he had become an atheist and said that Islam is a "harsh religion," which was being implemented by ISIS and Boko Haram. They are doing "what the Prophet Muhammad and his companions did," said Harqan. According to media reports, Harqan and his pregnant wife survived an assassination attempt on October 25, and when they went to the police to complain, were arrested for disrespect to Islam. Following are excerpts from the program, which aired on Al-Kahera Wal-Nas TV: Atheist Ahmad Harqan: I do not believe in...
  • Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts

    08/07/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    t wasn’t just any terrorist message that triggered U.S. terror alerts and embassy closures—but a conference call of more than 20 far-flung al Qaeda operatives, Eli Lake and Josh Rogin report. The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region. snip Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned that the discussion...
  • Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts

    08/07/2013 5:58:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region. The intercept provided the U.S. intelligence community with a rare glimpse into how al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, manages a global organization that includes affiliates in Africa, the Middle East, and southwest and southeast Asia. Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned...
  • Nigeria: 50 Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl

    12/04/2014 12:10:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    All Africa ^ | 3 December 2014 | Kingsley Omonobi and Ndahi Marama
    Nigeria: 50 Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl By Kingsley Omonobi and Ndahi Marama A female suicide bomber, who was arrested by the vigilante group also known as civilian JTF, revealed, yesterday, that 50 other female suicide bombers have been let loose in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with a mandate to kill 100,000 persons before the end of December 2014. The arrested female bomber disclosed this on a day the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah vowed that Boko Haram will be defeated. This came as former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon charged the army chief...
  • Al-Qaeda’s Network: Iran to the Balkans, via Turkey

    08/05/2004 10:14:15 PM PDT · by Darko · 279+ views
    TERRORISM-Global Network of Islamic Fundamentalist’s – Part II -Modus operandi- | August 06, 2004 | Darko Trifunovic
    Al-Qaeda’s Network: Iran to the Balkans, via Turkey
  • Sinai Massacre – an Iranian-Hizballah-al Qaeda Co-production

    10/08/2004 4:46:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Debka ^ | 10/08/4 | Debka Staff
    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report – Parts 1 and II on the morning after an terrorist bombing rampage at three idyllic Sinai desert resorts – with two dozen known dead and scores still missing – the first clues have been found to the identities of the hands behind the massacre and their targets. DEBKAfile’s intelligence and counter-terror sources report that the explosives used to tear away the entire frontage of the Taba Hilton and hit the Nueiba oasis campside further south on the Red Sea coast were of Iranian manufacture; the same make as the bombs used in the 1996 Khobar Towers...
  • Al-Qaeda's anti-aircraft squads ~ with Iran's assistance doing serious damage to copters in Iraq...

    02/07/2007 10:39:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | February 7 , 2007 | Bill Roggio
    Al-Qaeda in Iraq is believed to be operating Strela missile teams, courtesy of Iran An AH-64 Apache. Click photo to view. The past three weeks has seen a dramatic increase in the downing of U.S. helicopters operating in central Iraq. Five helos have been shot down since January 20th, four U.S. Army helos and a civilian Blackwater helo. Twenty-six Americans have been killed in the five shoot-downs. The five helicopters lost represents ten percent of all such aircraft lost since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, with fifty total lost. The timing and increase in downed helos is no accident, American military...
  • Mosul has fallen, and al Qaeda is on the march towards Baghdad

    06/14/2014 6:49:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | Max Boot
    Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, has long been hard for the central government to control because of its combustible mix of Arabs and Kurds. The first time I visited Mosul was in August 2003 when a tenuous calm was maintained by the 101st Airborne Division. Its commander, a then-obscure two-star general named David Petraeus, had on his own initiative opened the Syrian border to trade, struck deals with Syria and Turkey to provide badly needed electricity, restored telephone service, and held elections to elect local leaders. Along the way he also managed to kill Saddam Hussein’s poisonous offspring Uday and Qusay.
  • US Forces Battle al-Qaeda, Iran Revolutionary Guards in Baghdad, Mosul

    09/02/2007 6:40:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 1,468+ views
    US forces battle al-Qaeda, Iran revolutionary guard in Baghdad, Mosul Military and Security 9/1/2007 BAGHDAD, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Coalition forces have conducted two separate raids to capture or kill suspected Special Groups operatives in Baghdad before dawn on Saturday, the Multi-National Force (MNF) said in a statement. The statement said coalition forces detained eight suspected Special Groups terrorists during the raids. Coalition forces conducted two deliberate ground assaults to raid what were believed to be the residences of two high-level Special Groups leaders. The targeted individuals are believed to be leaders of Special Groups responsible for logistical facilitation of...
  • Court: Iran and Hizballah Helped Al-Qaeda in 9/11 Attacks

    12/20/2011 3:49:03 PM PST · by Milagros · 26 replies
    BigPeace ^ | 12/18/11 | Clare M. Lopez
    In a blockbuster ruling, Federal Judge George Daniels in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York issued an order stating that Iran and its Lebanese Shi’ite terror proxy, Hizballah, are jointly responsible together with al-Qa’eda for the attacks of September 11, 2001. The long-awaited ruling came in the cases of Havlish, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., and Bingham, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., lawsuits filed by families of 9/11 victims. The cases provided clear and compelling evidence that Iranian officials at the top levels of the Tehran regime...
  • U.S. Treasury: Al-Qaida Worked Closely With Iran

    01/19/2009 3:54:19 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies · 879+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 19, 2009 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    n an unusual last-minute act before the new administration takes over the reins, acting Treasury Secretary Stuart A. Levy’s former office issued a stunning report on Friday, laying out long-standing ties between Iran and the top leadership of al-Qaida. As undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence since that job was created in July 2004, Levy spearheaded the Treasury Department’s efforts to take the war on international terrorists to the financial battlefield, by denying individual terrorists and terrorist-support states such as Iran access to international financial markets. Less known, until last Friday, was Levy’s involvement in tracking down fugitive al-Qaida members...
  • Al-Qaeda's Links to Iranian Security Services (Al-Qaeda/Iran Primer)

    01/23/2003 9:13:38 PM PST · by Angelus Errare · 7 replies · 801+ views
    Al-Qaida's Links to Iranian Security Services Yael Shahar ICT Researcher Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, terrorism has served the regime of the ayatollahs as a tool of both domestic and foreign policy. This policy was directed against Iranian citizens inside Iran, as well as against advocates of opposition views in exile. Iran's sponsorship of terrorism has bridged ideological gaps and political divides; Teheran has provided arms and training to such groups as the Gama’a al-Islamiyah, the Egyptian al-Jihad, and the Algerian G.I.A. Al-Qaida too, has benefited from Iranian support and expertise for more than a decade. More recently,...
  • While you were watching ISIS, Iran took Yemen

    10/08/2014 2:27:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10-8-2014 | David Gerstman
    The Houthis, Iranian backed rebels have taken control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The comparison to Hezbollah is apt as Reuters is reporting that the Houthi are blocking the appointment of Yemen’s president. So what’s Iran’s interest in Yemen? It was spelled out by Michael Segall of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs two and a half years ago. A couple of Segall’s observations are sobering: "Iran regards Yemen in general, and its Shia northern part in particular, as a springboard for subversion and for creating a tangible threat to Saudi Arabia, its main religious-political rival in the region. Iran also...
  • US turns attention to al-Qaeda in Iran

    03/21/2006 10:29:35 AM PST · by IrishMike · 24 replies · 756+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 22, 2006 | Josh Meyer
    AMERICAN intelligence officials, already focused on Iran's potential for building nuclear weapons, are struggling to solve a more immediate mystery: the relationship between the Tehran leadership and a contingent of al-Qaeda leaders living in the country. Some officials, citing highly classified electronic eavesdropping, believe Iran is hosting much of al-Qaeda's remaining brains trust and allowing the senior operatives freedom to communicate and help plan the terrorist network's operations. They suggest the President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, may be forging an alliance with al-Qaeda operatives as a way to expand Iran's influence or, at least, that he is looking the other way as...
  • Iran, Sudan Race to Control West Africa

    07/05/2013 6:29:38 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | July 3, 2013 | Juliet Abango
    JUBA — 3 July, 2013 … The Washington-based think-tank The International Strategic Studies Association has devoted the latest issue of Global Information System (GIS) Special Analysis, a confidential newsletter used by the Western governments and select subscribers, to the latest Sudanese-Iranian designs for the entire west Africa. “The governments of Iran and Sudan are preparing for a major strategic surge into western Africa, into both the Sahel and the shores of the Gulf of Guinea,” the report warns. “The ultimate objective of this surge is to consolidate control and/or influence over this extensive region and its considerable oil, gas, uranium,...
  • How al-Qaeda got to rule in Tripoli

    08/29/2011 11:57:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 8/29/11 | Pepe Escobar
    His name is Abdelhakim Belhaj. Some in the Middle East might have, but few in the West and across the world would have heard of him. Time to catch up. Because the story of how an al-Qaeda asset turned out to be the top Libyan military commander in still war-torn Tripoli is bound to shatter - once again - that wilderness of mirrors that is the "war on terror", as well as deeply compromising the carefully constructed propaganda of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) "humanitarian" intervention in Libya. Muammar Gaddafi's fortress of Bab-al-Aziziyah was essentially invaded and conquered last...