AFP - Saudi Arabia has provided fighter jets to assist the United States with its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen, the London Times reported on Friday.
US drones are backing Yemeni forces combating militants of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The group’s Yemen branch is considered by Washington to be the most active and deadliest franchise of the global jihadist network.
The Times cited a US intelligence source as saying [...]
October 4, 2012
The US State Department on Thursday added the Yemeni Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia (AAS) to its list of terror organizations, saying it is an offshoot of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP).
“AAS is simply AQAP’s effort to rebrand itself, with the aim of manipulating people to join AQAP’s terrorist cause,” the State Department said in a statement.
“The actions taken today against AAS support the US effort to [...]
September 15, 2012
The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the “crusader wars” against Islam.
“Whoever comes across America’s ambassadors or emissaries should follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar’s descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador,” the group said, referring to Tuesday’s attack on [...]
The Department of Homelands security is warning that terrorists are planning large-scale wildfires attacks near densely populated areas across the country.
June 14, 2012
An image from the most recent issue of Inspire magazine, which is reportedly produced by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Several articles in the magazine advocate the use of wildfires as a terrorist tactic.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and fusion centers around the [...]
Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) – Thirty-eight al Qaeda militants were killed in clashes with Yemen’s military, local security officials said Friday.
At least 15 troops also died in the violence Thursday morning in the southern provinces of Abyan and Lahjj, the officials said.
Dozens were also wounded in a fierce battle involving several army brigades and the air force, state-run news agency SABA said. Militant leaders and foreign elements were among those killed, the [...]
May 14, 2012
An influential Democrat senator from California, who chairs the the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Diane Feinstein, wants more sexual molestation at America’s airports.
Senator Feinstein said “it’s very important that TSA keeps up its efforts” to sexually molest the public.
Appearing on Fox News over the weekend, Feinstein criticized Americans for complaining about hands down the pants groping by the government. She said “it’s very important that TSA keeps [...]
Al Qaeda has called upon its followers to unleash massive forest fires upon the United States this summer.
Published in the latest edition of the notorious terror magazine, ‘Inspire’, are graphic instructions for the creation and ignition of ‘ember bombs’
Detailed in the memorably titled, ‘It is of your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb’, the magazine encourages any would-be terrorist to target Montana, because of the rapid population growth in its wooded [...]
By RANDY KREIDER
May 2, 2012
The men who launched al Qaeda’s English-language magazine may have died in a U.S. missile strike last fall, but “Inspire” magazine lives on without them — and continues to promote jihadi attacks on Western targets, offering detailed advice on how to start huge forest fires in America with timed explosives and how to build remote-controlled bombs.
Two new issues of “Inspire” magazine have surfaced on jihadi [...]
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Bill Press, questioner: “Jay, the New York Times reported Sunday on a memo that the Justice Department gave the White House authorizing the assassination of Anwar Al-Awlaki. Can you confirm the existence of the memo, and will it be released as Senator Feinstein requested?”
Jay Carney, White House press secretary: “Bill, as you know I’m not going to discuss matters of that [...]
By Jason Ukman, Washington Post
(Associated Press via SITE Intelligence Group) Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has confirmed the deaths of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, the young American propagandist killed alongside him in a U.S. drone strike late last month.
Al-Qaeda has also criticized the Obama administration for killing U.S. citizens, saying doing so “contradicts” American law.
“Where are what they keep talking about regarding freedom, justice, human [...]
(Reuters) – American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither [...]
By Greg Miller
Though he was killed in a CIA drone strike last week, Anwar al-Awlaki may have a post-mortem message for his followers.
Just three days before the drone attack, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a copy of its online magazine with a full-page promotion for an article by Awlaki coming in a future issue.
The forthcoming piece is titled “Targeting the populations of countries that are [...]
From Washington post:
The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials.
The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved senior lawyers from across the administration. There was no dissent about the legality of killing Aulaqi, [...]
(Reuters) – Fighting between government forces and opposition supporters erupted in Yemen’s capital Sanaa Monday, killing six people, opposition sources said.
The fighting was the first to break out in Sanaa since President Ali Abdullah Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia for treatment after sustaining severe burn wounds when an attempt to assassinate him was made in June.
In the south of the fractious Arabian Peninsula country, a military [...]
Sarah Hussein Obama, grandmother of U.S. Democratic president Barack Obama, sits in the living room of her house in the village of Kogelo, near the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya, Feb. 5, 2008. (AP Photo)
Security has been increased around the home of President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya after an African al Qaeda branch issued a personal threat against her, police said today.
Kenyan police told [...]
A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on May 5, 2011, was aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki. According to Yemeni and U.S. officials, the American-born radical cleric who is suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks on the U.S, escaped unharmed. (Muhammad ud-Deen/AP Photo)
A leader of the al Qaeda offshoot that U.S. officials have called the greatest threat to the U.S. vowed in a message posted on Islamist websites Wednesday to take revenge against [...]
A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on May 5, 2011, was aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki. According to Yemeni and U.S. officials, the American-born radical cleric who is suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks on the U.S, escaped unharmed. Muhammad
Less than a week after Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in a raid in Pakistan, U.S. drones have tried to killed radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, [...]
SANAA, Yemen — The U.S. military used a drone to strike Thursday at an al-Qaeda target in Yemen, the first such U.S. attack using unmanned aircraft in that country since 2002, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.
Two al-Qaeda operatives were killed in the attack in the remote, mountainous Yemeni governorate of Shabwa early Thursday, a Yemeni security official said.
Drones operated by the U.S. Joint [...]
PARIS (Reuters) â€“ Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said on Sunday that France had been warned by Saudi Arabia that al Qaeda was targeting Europe and especially France.
“Several hours or days ago, there was a new message from the Saudis that said al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was without doubt active or planning to be active in Europe, especially France,” he told French radio RTL.
“This is [...]