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Report: Another U.S. citizen targeted for drone attack

President Barack Obama is considering killing another U.S. citizen affiliated with Al Qaeda in a drone attack, according to a report published Monday by the Associated Press. According to the AP, the Administration is debating whether to kill him in a strike, as the US is legally obliged to follow…

Al Qaeda operative captured in Libya brought to U.S. to face trial

A Libyan Al-Qaeda suspect who was snatched from Tripoli by US commandos and interrogated on an American warship, has been brought to New York to face trial, a prosecutor said Monday. Anas al-Libi arrived in the United States at the weekend and was brought directly to New York, where he…

Louie Gohmert tells Values Voter Summit: John McCain ‘supported Al Qaeda’

At the Values Voter Summit earlier today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) spoke about “some senator from Arizona” who, he contends, “supported Al Qaeda.” The thinly veiled reference to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was not lost on the crowd, which applauded as Rep. Gohmert berated “a guy who liked Gaddafi before…

Al-Qaeda leader: Egyptian military waging war on Islam because of U.S.

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Friday said moderate Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia were in part responsible for their recent political setbacks, accusing them of having been too conciliatory. A 16-minute audiotape of Zawahiri released on jihadist forums focused on his native Egypt, where he said military-backed authorities were waging…

Moroccan journalist charged with inciting ‘terrorism’

A Moroccan journalist arrested last week for posting a link to an Al-Qaeda video has been charged with defending and inciting “terrorism,” his lawyers said on Wednesday. Ali Anouzla, director of the Arabic version of independent news website Lakome, was arrested on September 17 after his website posted a link…

Syrian rebels kill Al-Qaeda affiliate chief: NGO

AFP – A local leader of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was killed in clashes with other rebels in the Syrian province of Idlib on Sunday, a monitoring group said. Abu Abdullah al-Libi, a local chief of the group, was killed along with 12 other fighters…

Report: Half of Syrian rebels are hardline jihadists or Al-Qaeda operatives

AFP – Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in Monday’s Daily Telegraph. The analysis by defence consultancy IHS Jane’s, due to be published in full later this week,…

Secret U.S. documents reveal Al-Qaeda has anti-drone operation: Washington Post

Al-Qaeda’s leaders have set up cells of engineers to try to shoot down, disable or hijack US drones, The Washington Post reported late Tuesday citing top-secret US intelligence documents. The Al-Qaeda leadership is “hoping to exploit the technological vulnerabilities of a weapons system that has inflicted huge losses against the…

Suspect al Qaeda gunmen kill Yemeni man they suspected of being gay

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen on Thursday shot dead a Yemeni man because they believed he was a homosexual, a security official told AFP. “Armed Al-Qaeda suspects on a motorbike opened fire on 29-year-old Salem Ahmed Hasan in a market in Huta,” capital of the southern province of Lahj, the official said,…

Al-Qaeda ‘targeting European rail network’: report

Al-Qaeda is plotting attacks on Europe’s high-speed rail network, German mass circulation daily Bild reported on Monday, citing intelligence sources. The extremist group could plant explosives on trains and tunnels or sabotage tracks and electrical cabling, said Bild, Europe’s most widely read daily. Bild said the information came from the…

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