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Obama war review: Taliban, al-Qaida diminished

Obama review: Taliban, al-Qaida diminished; at least 4 more years of war for US troops President Barack Obama’s expansion of the war in Afghanistan has eroded the power of the al-Qaida terrorists who attacked America in 2001 and the resurgent Taliban militants who gave them cover, according to his own…

Yemeni officials make first arrest in probe of package bombs

Yemeni authorities arrested a woman Saturday and searched for other suspects linked to al-Qaida’s Persian Gulf faction in the plot to mail bombs powerful enough to down a cargo plane. Officials said the woman was detained as part of a widening search for people believed to have used forged documents…

Va man charged in fake bomb plot against DC subway

Va. man charged with trying to plot bombing of DC subway stops with others posing as al-Qaida A Virginia man has been arrested and indicted on charges he tried to help people he believed were al-Qaida operatives in planning to bomb subway stations in and around the nation’s capital. The…

Canadian at Gitmo pleads guilty to all charges

Young Canadian at Guantanamo accused of killing US soldier pleads guilty and avoids trial A Canadian accused of killing an American soldier as a teenage al-Qaida militant pleaded guilty Monday as part of a deal that avoids a war crimes trial for someone labeled a “child soldier” by his defenders.…

CIA running all-Afghan paramilitary force to hunt militants

US official: CIA runs Afghan counterterrorism team to hunt Taliban and al-Qaida targets A U.S. official in Washington confirmed reports that the CIA is running an all-Afghan paramilitary group in Afghanistan that has been hunting al-Qaida, Taliban, and other militant targets for the agency. A security professional in Kabul familiar…

Canadian Judge denies US extradition request

A Canadian indicted in the U.S. on charges he supplied al-Qaida with weapons has been freed from jail after a judge refused to extradite him to the United States. Abdullah Khadr, 29, has been held in Canada on a U.S. warrant since December 2005. He is wanted in the U.S.…

Petraeus gave secret order allowing US covert ops in N. Africa, across Middle East

The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East signed a secret order last fall that set the stage for increased clandestine and covert operations against militants and other threats across the region, defense officials said Tuesday. Gen. David Petraeus signed an order in September authorizing Special Operations forces to…

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