The Peshawar High Court on Thursday described the American drone strikes in the country’s restive tribal regions as illegal and inhuman and instructed the Foreign Ministry to move a resolution in the United Nations against the attacks.
The court issued the landmark verdict against the American strikes on four writ petitions, who had stated that these attacks kill civilians and also cause collateral damage.
American officials claim that the CIA-run drone mission [...]
Police believe the pair were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack
The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.
Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
More than 1,000 FBI agents were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours [...]
From Liberty Blitzkrieg:
McClatchy has released a very important study that demonstrates that not only is the Obama administration being intentionally secretive about their entire drone program, but in reality, it has no idea who it is killing or how many.
In many cases, those killed are just classified as an “unknown extremist,” aka a civilian.
We already know how insane the drone program is from many sources, including the confessions of drone [...]
New York Times
April 7, 2013
Mr. Muhammad and his followers had been killed by the C.I.A., the first time it had deployed a Predator drone in Pakistan to carry out a “targeted killing.” The target was not a top operative of Al Qaeda, but a Pakistani ally of the Taliban who led a tribal rebellion and was marked by Pakistan as an enemy of the state. In a secret deal, the C.I.A. had [...]
March 7, 2013
Hundreds of heavily armed terrorists have crossed from the Philippines and landed in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah. Dozens are already dead, and the Malaysian military has brought in aircraft and armor to confront the audacious, bizarre invasion, scattering militants into the jungles of Borneo island. A seemingly headline news event, the invasion has been downplayed and spun by the Western media, many calling militant Al Qaeda-linked terrorists, [...]
Hell will rain down on Assad’s Palace
SCUD that landed near Aleppo
Officials: US to Provide Syrian Rebels With Direct Military Aid, Armored Vehicles
US vows major expansion of its support for armed militants in Syria
Syrian Shell Hits Israel in Golan
A shell fired from Syria hits the Golan as rebels, Syrian troops continue to battle near border.
Report: Nasrallah’s deputy injured in Syria blast
Lebanese newspaper quotes rebels as saying Hezbollah Deputy Chief Naim Qassem [...]
Seven hostages, 11 kidnappers killed during ‘final assault’ on Algerian gas plant – state news
Security source tells @AFP it is thought hostages were killed in retaliation for ‘final’ Algerian gas plant raid
The ‘final assault’ by Algerian troops on a gas plant seized by militants has resulted in the deaths of seven hostages and 11 kidnappers. The militants reportedly summarily executed their captives as troops tried to free them.
Earlier, the militants [...]
January 18, 2013
The US state department says Americans are still being held hostage by Islamist militants who seized an Algerian gas facility, but that there will be no negotiations with the captors over demands for the release of two convicted terrorists held in US prisons.
The American hostages include a 57-year-old industrial engineer from Houston, Texas, whose brother told the Houston Chronicle that the FBI said the man was still [...]
60 hostages dead, missing in botched Algerian rescue attempt
At least 1 American dead in bloodbath
Sahara hostage holders make new threat
This is the 9/11 ‘Blind Shiek’ in jail in New York
Just In: Algeria kidnappers seek release of Aafia Siddiqui, Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as “Blind Sheikh” in exchange for American hostages
The kidnappers who took hundreds of people hostage at a gas plant in Algeria have offered to swap US captives for two [...]
Algerian security officials say two people have been killed and several foreigners abducted in an attack on a gas facility near In Amenas in the east of the country.
IRISHMAN CONFIRMED TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED.
Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore called for the Irishman’s immediate release.
He said: “The Government stands ready to use all the resources available to us to ensure that our citizen is released as soon as possible.
French Troops Intervene in Mali Crisis
PARIS, January 12 (RIA Novosti) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has confirmed that a French military contingent arrived in Mali to help the government troops stop the advance of Islamist militants to the country’s south.
“The advance of the terrorists must be stopped, otherwise all of Mali will fall into their hands, presenting a threat to all of Africa and Europe,” Fabius said in a [...]
Jan 6, 2013
The US Defense Department has prepared plans for a smaller presence in Afghanistan after the White House insisted on examining the option of leaving fewer troops in the country after 2014 than was initially proposed, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The newspaper said the plans now prepared by the Pentagon call for leaving roughly 3,000, 6,000 or 9,000 US troops in the country.
Those troops would launch strikes against militants [...]
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 [...]
Pakistani Taliban militants executed 21 policemen who were captured in attacks on their posts late last week, government officials said today.
The men, who were kidnapped on Friday in attacks on three checkpoints near the city of Peshawar, were lined up before being shot one-by-one, officials said.
One man was badly wounded but survived the shootings and another is said to have escaped.
‘They were tied up and blindfolded,’ Naveed Anwar, a senior [...]
Militants fighting against the Syrian government have used chemical weapons against the army in Daraya near the capital, Damascus, military sources say.
According to a commander of the Syrian Presidential Guard, at least seven Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday after they were attacked by a chemical weapon which produced a toxic yellow gas.
The soldiers were reportedly killed within an hour after inhaling the gas.
Foreign-backed militants have repeatedly threatened to use [...]
US Recognizes Unelected Terrorists as Syrian “Representatives”
As expected, after a long pause of feigned “consideration,” the US has recognized the militants it has been arming, funding, aiding logistically and supporting diplomatically since as early as 2007, as the “legitimate representatives of the Syrian people,” with the added caveat, “in opposition to the Assad regime.” The Wall Street Journal would report that US President Barack Obama’s announcement actually read:
“The Syrian National [...]
France has urged rapid foreign military intervention in Mali after the country’s prime minister was arrested.
Mali’s Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra resigned early Tuesday.
He addressed the nation on television hours after soldiers loyal to Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who led a recent coup, arrested him.
Diarra was getting ready to leave the country for Paris, AP reports. It’s unclear if the trip to France was planned, or if
Diarra was attempting to [...]
“JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli man wielding an ax and a knife attacked and lightly wounded an Israeli security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday before he was apprehended at the scene, police said.
The man, in his early 40s, attacked the guard outside the embassy gates, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. He said the man’s motive was unknown, but political motives were not suspected and the [...]
BREAKING: It has been reported that Egyptian tanks backed By commandos are moving into the Sinai desert in order to fortify positions in the case of an all out war between Israel and Gaza after an Israeli operation killed the head of the military wing of the Islamist group Hamas in a missile strike on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and launched a campaign of air strikes on the enclave.
Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had [...]
CNN obtained a personal journal that belonged to the slain American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and broadcast reports based on its contents against the wishes of the Stevens family, according to relatives and State Department officials who were asked to intervene by the family.
CNN obtained the journal in Benghazi, where Mr. Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack by militants on the American consulate in the [...]
BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) – Hundreds of Libyan protesters stormed the base of a hardline Islamist militia in Benghazi Friday, forcing the group to flee and then setting fire to the military compound.
Members of the Salafist jihadi group Ansar al-Sharia fired in the air before being forced out of their base by the demonstrators.
The assault came after an estimated 30,000 residents of Libya’s second city rallied earlier in the day against the influence [...]
1 Israeli soldier and 3 militants killed in clashes along the Israel-Egypt border, Al Jazeera TV reports @BreakingNews
Sinai terrorists fire at IDF soldiers on Israel-Egypt border
IDF soldiers engaged in heavy clashes with terrorists from Sinai on the Israel-Egypt border on Friday.
According to initial reports, a terrorist cell approached the border from Sinai and opened fire toward IDF soldiers, who were stationed there to oversee construction work on the border fence. [...]
Rebels in Syria are becoming increasingly radicalised as more and more foreign fighters join the battle to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, United Nations human rights investigators have warned.
The UN team, expressing concern at the “increasing and alarming presence” of Islamist militants in Syria, said the numbers of human rights abuses committed by both sides had risen dramatically in recent weeks.
The independent panel of experts, commissioned by the UN Human [...]
CAIRO — Hecklers and angry mourners chased Egypt’s new prime minister from the military funeral Tuesday of 16 border guards killed in an ambush by militants in the Sinai peninsula.
Bodyguards rushed Prime Minister Hesham Kandil to safety as mourners yelled, “You killed them, you dog,” Egypt’s state-run Ahram Online website reported.
August 3, 2012
Al-Qaeda is back in Iraq, a fact underscored by a wave of spectacular attacks this summer.
With 325 Iraqis killed by militants, according to statistics released on August 1 by the Iraqi Health Ministry, July was the country’s deadliest month in two years.
Al-Qaeda, believed to be on the wane in the country when U.S. forces withdrew troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, played a direct role [...]
“All it does is it turns more people against the US”
July 23, 2012
Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) has slammed the US policy of targeting militants in Pakistan and elsewhere with unmanned drone strikes, declaring that terrorists only benefit from such actions.
In an interview with the Pakistan Daily Times, Khan, a former high profile cricket champion, said that drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and any [...]
Syrian troops pushed into the rebel-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun on Thursday, activists said, as President Bashar al-Assad said he would have been toppled like the shah of Iran if his people had not been behind him.
Activists said Syrian forces pursuing their latest offensive had killed at least 11 people as they entered Khan Sheikhoun in an armoured assault from the south at dawn after a fierce bombardment.
“They are [...]