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  • Hillary Emails: Intelligence Report Said Hezbollah Has Base in Cuba

    02/18/2016 1:21:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    A private intelligence report from Hillary Clinton's confidant, Sid Blumenthal, claimed that Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist organization, had set up shop in Cuba, according to an email released by the State Department over the weekend. The group was actively "casing" facilities related to U.S. interests, the intelligence report also says. The dispatch read: During the week of September 5, 2011 extremely sensitive sources reported in confidence that the Israeli Intelligence and Security Service (Mossad) has informed the leadership of the Israeli Government that Hezbollah is establishing an operational base in Cuba, designed to support terrorist attacks throughout Latin America.The confidential...
  • Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 Years'...

    01/08/2013 5:04:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies - New York - Press Release ^ | January 8, 2013 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Attempting to Support Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s Office January 08, 2013 Eastern District of New York Earlier today, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York, Agron Hasbajrami, an Albanian citizen and Brooklyn resident, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Hasbajrami will be removed from the United States at the conclusion of his sentence. The sentence was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for...
  • Pakistan Government Banned the visit to FATA for foreigners

    11/04/2011 8:46:39 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 6 replies ^ | 5 November | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, Federal Government has banned Foreigners for moving FATA. With out NOC no one will goes to FATA area for any purpose. Saferon Ministry has issued ordered to provincial Government. Ordered were released to Governor Secretariat, FATA secretariat and Political Agents of the different Tribal Agencies. The action has taken because the Law & order situation of the tribal agencies. Ministry also ordered to the Departments that if any foreigner detain in FATA area with out NOC, they take action against these foreigners .Ministry also announced that if Any Foreigners want to visit the Tribal Agency, he must have NOC...
  • 'Al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan Abu Hafs al-Shahri killed' (Waziristan drone strike)

    09/15/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/15/11 | BBC
    A senior al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, has been killed, say senior US officials. There has been no independent confirmation of the death, which officials said happened in the Waziristan tribal region. The US frequently carries out drone air strikes against suspected militants hiding out in the volatile area. Three weeks ago, the US said it had killed al-Qaeda's suspected chief of operations, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman. The media are denied access to the area, making it difficult to confirm such claims. The US said Shahri has been killed earlier this week and that his death "removes a key...
  • Tribal Youth should change the impure face of FATA, Governor Khyber PukhtoonKhwa

    08/14/2011 3:36:43 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 14 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar 14 August 2011, Governor KP Masood Kausar has urged the tribal youth to work for the development of Pakistan. He was addressing in occasion that organized for Tribal youth in governor house Peshawar on the independence day of Pakistan. More then 100 students, teacher were attend the event, including tribal elders also attend the event. Event was organized on the independence day of Pakistan. Fata Development Authority has organized competition between tribal students and quiz program in Governor House Peshawar. Competition Event starts one hour late. The timing of program was 10.45 am but was started on 10.50 am....
  • Construction of 65 schools in FATA approved

    07/27/2011 8:49:40 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 28 July 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    PESHAWAR: 28 July 2011, in a bid to restart construction of 65 schools at cost of Rs220.58 million in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Planning Commission has approved the plan, which was earlier termed as irregularity. Earlier, the commission had reservations about the construction of the schools by FATA Secretariat resulting in stopping the development work. The expenditures that were already incurred in connection to reconstruction of the schools were termed as irregular by the devolution and area development section of planning commission and the development work was stopped last year in the tribal areas. The construction work on any...
  • Officials: Al Qaeda No.3 Killed

    05/31/2010 6:43:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 76 replies · 2,487+ views
    ABC News ^ | Monday, May 31, 2010 | Jake Tapper and George Stephanopoulos
    US officials tell ABC News that al Qaedas No. 3 -- Mustafa Ahmed Muhammad Uthman Abu al-Yazid, known as Shaikh Said al-Masri and Mustafa Abu al-Yazid has been killed. Al Qaeda released a eulogy of Shaikh Said tonight, officials said. "Word is spreading in extremist circles of the death of Sheikh Sa'id al-Masri, widely viewed as the number three figure in al-Qaeda, a US official told ABC News. We have strong reason to believe that's true, and that al-Masri was killed recently in Pakistan's tribal areas. In terms of counterterrorism, this would be a big victory. US officials believed...
  • 3 dead in northwest Pakistan missile strike (Doga area of North Waziristan)

    05/10/2010 7:32:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 169+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/10 | Hussain Afzal - ap
    PARACHINAR, Pakistan Two intelligence officials say suspected U.S. missiles struck vehicles in a tribal region near Afghanistan, killing at least three people. The identities of those killed in the attack early Tuesday in the Doga area of North Waziristan were not immediately known. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. North Waziristan has been the target of nearly all of the some 30 other American attacks this year. ..
  • Clinton: "severe consequences" in case of attack (.. next time .. if "successful" .. heaven-forbid)

    05/09/2010 1:02:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,912+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/10 | Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) The United States has warned of "severe consequences" if a successful extremist attack in America were traced back to Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes." The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a failed bid to bomb New York's Times Square last Saturday. If proven, it would be the group's first act in the United States. Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad has been charged with driving the crude homemade bomb into Midtown Manhattan and said he acted alone, according to authorities. But investigators have uncovered possible links to the...
  • Pakistan to dictate pace of fight against extremists: US

    05/06/2010 9:56:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 287+ views
    Sifynews ^ | 5/7/2010 | Sifynews
    The Pentagon on Thursday said Pakistan would decide when to move against extremists in North Waziristan and that it was not Washington's role to dictate timing of military operations in the country. US officials have long urged Pakistan to take its offensive against Islamist militants to North Waziristan, home to an array of extremists including Al-Qaeda and the so-called Pakistani Taliban. Revelations that a foiled car bomb plot in New York City may have been linked to the Pakistani Taliban have added fresh urgency to US requests for action by Islamabad in North Waziristan. Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell repeated...
  • On the run, Pakistan militants find new haven

    04/21/2010 2:57:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 240+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/21/10 | Chris Brummitt - ap
    ISLAMABAD They were never routed, no matter what Pakistan claimed. Instead, the Taliban and al-Qaida fighters have merely relocated. They're still near the Afghan border. Months after Pakistani troops chased them from South Waziristan, these militants have established a new base farther north under the protection of an insurgent leader who has cut past deals with the Pakistani army, according to residents, militants and reports from Associated Press correspondents who visited recently. The fighters including Arabs, Chechens and Uzbeks roam through markets, frequent restaurants and watch jihadi movies or surf the Web at Internet cafes, their weapons...
  • US strikes kill 6 in North Waziristan

    04/16/2010 2:50:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies · 262+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 16, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    Unmanned US strike aircraft killed six Taliban fighters during attacks in Pakistans lawless tribal agency of North Waziristan. A flight of Predators or its more muscular brothers, the Reapers, hit a Taliban compound and two vehicles in the town of Tolkhel near Miramshah in North Waziristan. The Predators fired their missiles in two waves. Seven missiles total were fired, according to a report in Dawn. The first strike hit a Taliban compound and vehicle, while the second strike appears to have hit during the Talibans attempt to recover the dead and wounded. "Missiles hit a car carrying militants and as...
  • Pakistani army kills 22 Taliban near Afghan border

    03/28/2010 6:39:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 215+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/28/10 | Hussain Afzal - ap
    PARACHINAR, Pakistan Pakistani troops repulsed a Taliban attack Sunday on an army base and bombed two militant hide-outs close to the Afghan border, killing 22 insurgents in a region where the army is pressing an offensive, a government official said. The fighting occurred in Orakzai tribal region where many militants are believed to have fled from a major operation in their former stronghold of South Waziristan. ... The government says more than 100 suspected militants and five soldiers have been killed in fighting in the region in the last week. Officials have said the militants killed so far include...
  • US justifies drone strikes for first time

    03/27/2010 8:48:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 659+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/10 | Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON (AFP) The US government for the first time has offered a legal justification of its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, citing the right to "self-defense" under international law. The CIA attacks by unmanned aircraft in Pakistan, Somalia and elsewhere have sharply increased under President Barack Obama's administration but have remained shrouded in secrecy, with some human rights groups charging the bombing raids amount to illegal assassinations. Broaching a subject that has been off-limits for official comment, State Department legal advisor Harold Koh laid out the legal argument for the strikes in a speech late Thursday, referring...
  • Senior official: Al-Qaida leader believed killed (key role in the bombing of a CIA post last Dec.)

    03/17/2010 6:31:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/10 | Lolita C. Baldor and Mark Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON An al-Qaida leader believed to have played a key role in the bombing of a CIA post in Afghanistan last December was apparently killed by an American missile strike last week, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. The counterterrorism official said Hussein al-Yemeni was believed killed in a strike in Miram Shah, the main town in North Waziristan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. Drone strikes in Pakistan's border region, largely conducted by the CIA, have escalated in recent months, proving an effective way to target al-Qaida and Taliban leaders hiding in the...
  • Two missile strikes kill 12 in Pakistan (new strategy?)

    03/10/2010 10:52:07 AM PST · by milwguy · 14 replies · 488+ views
    dawn ^ | 3/10/2010 | d
    MIRANSHAH: Two US missile strikes killed at least 12 militants in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The first strike took place at 8:00 pm in Mizar Madakhel village, some 50 kilometres west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan and was followed by a second strike. Eight militants were killed when the drone fired four missiles, hitting a vehicle and a compound which were being used by militants and killing four rebels, a senior security official in the area said. He added that the second strike took place after a brief interval in the same...
  • Obama's silent war shocks Pakistan

    02/03/2010 5:21:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 561+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | 2/3/10 | Declan Walsh
    To many Pakistanis the most shocking aspect of the latest Taliban bombing was not the death toll, or the injuries inflicted on survivors, but the question that it raised: what was a team of American soldiers doing in a tense corner of North West Frontier province? In a way, the attack tugged the veil from a multi-faceted military assistance programme that, while not secret, is rarely publicised by either side. President Obama's public aid to Pakistan is transparent: $1.5bn a year for the next five years, mainly to boost the civilian government. But behind the scenes the US is...
  • Pakistan blast kills US soldiers

    02/03/2010 5:27:28 AM PST · by Cardhu · 20 replies · 1,367+ views
    BBC ^ | 3rd Feburary 2010 | Staff and Agencies
    Three US soldiers are among at least 10 people killed when a blast hit a convoy near a school in north-west Pakistan.Police said around 70 people, including 63 school girls and a US soldier, were injured in the bombing in Lower Dir. The soldiers were believed to have been training Pakistan's Frontier Corps in counter-insurgency operations. The two governments deny substantial numbers of US troops are based inside Pakistan, where public opinion is strongly opposed to their presence. The US embassy has declined to comment on the killings. Taliban presenceMilitary spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas told the BBC that the...
  • US drones kill ten militants in Pakistan: officials (Up to eight US drones fired some 18 missiles)

    02/02/2010 9:43:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,082+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/2/10 | AFP
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) Numerous missiles fired from US drones on Tuesday killed at least ten militants in a village in Pakistan's northwest tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said. "Up to eight US drones fired some 18 missiles at multiple militant targets in Datta khel village," a senior security official told AFP. "Ten militants were killed in the missile strikes," the official said. Local administration and intelligence officials confirmed the deaths after the volley of strikes reportedly struck militant hideouts and a training centre in three places in the village. Residents in Miranshah, the main town of...
  • Helicopters pound Pakistan militant hideout: officials (old refugee camp in N. Waziristan)

    01/22/2010 9:21:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 312+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/10 | AFP
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) Pakistani gunship helicopters on Friday pounded a suspected militant hideout in a northwestern tribal area known for sheltering Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters, officials said. The assault in North Waziristan comes a day after US Defence Secretary Robert Gates asked Islamabad about their plans to expand an existing anti-Taliban offensive into the district bordering Afghanistan. "Two gunship helicopters attacked a suspected militant centre," a security official in North Waziristan's main town Miranshah said. The attack took place on the outskirts of Miranshah in an old refugee camp now home to both Afghan migrants and Pakistanis. Authorities also...