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Exclusive: Hackers unearth FBI report on ‘KopBusters’ filmmaker Barry Cooper

Computer hackers with the group “Lulz Security” have unearthed a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) intelligence assessment of Barry Cooper, the former Texas narcotics officer who turned against the drug war and began setting up hidden camera stunts looking to catch corrupt police in the act. The document, composed in…

Mexican police capture head of La Familia drug cartel

MEXICO CITY — Mexican police have captured the top boss of the notorious La Familia drug cartel in a raid on the central town of Aguascalientes, a government spokesman said Tuesday. “The federal government has detained the top leader (of La Familia) Jose de Jesus Mendez,” said security spokesman Alejandro…

NATO admits civilian casualties in Libya raid

BRUSSELS (AFP) – NATO late on Sunday acknowledged it was responsible for civilian deaths during a Tripoli bombing raid, after Libyan officials claimed toddlers among nine dead. An alliance statement said “NATO acknowledges civilian casualties in Tripoli strike” during action targeting a Libyan military missile site. “It appears that one…

Libyan gov’t claims ‘barbaric’ NATO raid killed civilians, children

LIBYAN officials revealed nine bodies, five from the same family including two toddlers, killed in a “barbaric” NATO air raid yesterday, hours after international organisations urged a political process to end the war. Government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim accused the Western alliance of deliberately targeting civilians, saying there were no military…

Man files suit after ‘terrifying’ FBI raid on wrong house

A Bellevue, Pennsylvania man is suing a dozen FBI agents for allegedly violating his and his family’s constitutional rights when their home was wrongfully raided by agents wielding assault rifles. The Pittsburg Tribune-Review reported that FBI agents used a battering ram to enter Gary Adams’ rented home in search of…

Pakistan arrests five accused of helping U.S. catch Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested five CIA informants who fed information to U.S. intelligence before the raid last month which killed Osama bin Laden, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. One of the detainees was reported to be a Pakistani Army major whom officials…

U.S., Pakistan discuss future intelligence sharing

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – CIA chief Leon Panetta held talks with top Pakistani military and intelligence officials and discussed ways to strengthen future intelligence sharing, the Pakistani military said. The talks were held Friday amid a crisis in relations after the unilateral US raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The difficult…

CIA used stealth drones to monitor Bin Laden: report

WASHINGTON — The CIA flew stealth drones on dozens of secret missions deep into Pakistan to monitor Osama bin Laden’s compound before US commandos killed him, The Washington Post reported. Citing current and former US officials, the Post said the Central Intelligence Agency used the highly sophisticated unmanned planes to…

11 killed in Afghan protests over NATO killings

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AFP) – Eleven people were killed and over 50 others injured, including two German soldiers, at protests in Afghanistan on Wednesday over the deaths of four people in a NATO raid, officials said. Police opened fire as around 2,000 people took to the streets in Taloqan, capital of…

Pakistan PM snubs US by declaring China ‘best friend’

BEIJING (AFP) – Pakistan’s prime minister declared China his country’s best friend in an apparent dig at Washington as he was to begin a visit to China on Tuesday with US ties tested over Osama bin Laden’s killing. Yousuf Raza Gilani’s trip follows the killing of the Al-Qaeda leader by…

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