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Abandoned Al Qaeda notebook found in Yemen features blueprint for creating Islamic state

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

At first glance, the neat handwriting in blue ink could be from a school notebook.

Prise apart the pages – stuck together by sand and water – and it becomes clear that the book belonged to a militant from Al Qaeda. Discarded in shrubbery in the mountains of southern Yemen, it covers everything from the principles of a raid – “Surprise, firepower, a sacrificial spirit, quick performance” – to the ultimate goal: “Establishing an Islamic state that rules by Islamic Sharia law.”

The notebook, with the name Abu al-Dahdah al-Taazi in red calligraphy on the first page, is one relic of what a local Yemeni governor called a leadership camp for Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP).

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Fears of undetectable bombs implanted in terrorists’ flesh prompt heightened security at European airports

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Passengers on U.S.-bound flights from Europe endured lengthy security checks Friday amid new fears terrorists could sneak high-tech bombs aboard in cell phones, shoes or even implanted in their flesh.

In Paris and London passengers encountered additional screenings that caused delays of 30 minutes to an hour.

Olivier de France, a European security expert at France’s Institute for International and Strategic Relations, said the extra security is due to concern Al Qaeda’s expertise in placing bombs “in anything from shoes, soles, to energy drinks and even possibly surgically implanting these devices” may have spread to Syria.

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Americans warned of Kenya mall-style terror attack imminent in Uganda

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda on Friday warned Americans living in the country of an imminent attack similar to the deadly rampage in Kenyas Westgate shopping mall just weeks ago.

Americans in the capital Kampala were told to avoid crowded public spaces after the Ugandan government heightened its terror alert to maximum for the first time since al Shabaab bombings in 2010 which killed 79 people.”Our intelligence and that of the Americans show an imminent terror attack is likely,” Patrick Onyango told Reuters.

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Tunnel Found From Gaza Into Israel, Military Says

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

The Israeli military announced on Sunday that it had discovered a tunnel leading from Gaza into Israel that it said could have been used for an attack against Israeli soldiers or civilians.

In response to the discovery, the military said it had suspended the flow of building materials to the private sector in Gaza, a Palestinian coastal enclave.Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman, Israel’s Southern Command chief, said the freeze was ordered because Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, had been using construction materials approved by Israel for civilian purposes to build tunnels like the one discovered recently.

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Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan Kidnapped By Armed Rebels

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan was reportedly kidnapped by armed rebels from his hotel room in Tripoli.  The kidnapping occurred shortly after U.S officials ousted the Libyan government stating the Libyan government approved the two raids by American forces last week.  The story is still developing.

CNN reported:

Armed rebels escorted Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan from a hotel in Tripoli to an undisclosed location early Thursday, a witness at the hotel said.

The gunmen made their way into the hotel in a convoy of cars.

CNN called the prime minister’s secretary and his chief of security. Both hung up the phone without commenting.

via Breaking: Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan Kidnapped By Armed Rebels | The Gateway Pundit.

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MI5 chief Andrew Parke: The Guardian has handed a gift to terrorists

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

A massive cache of  stolen top-secret documents published in The Guardian has handed a ‘gift’ to terrorists, the head of MI5 warned last night.

In a blistering attack, Andrew Parker said the publication of confidential files leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden had caused huge ‘harm’ to the capability of Britain’s intelligence services.

Security officials say the exposé amounts to a ‘guide book’, advising terrorists on the best way to avoid detection when plotting an atrocity.

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US will interrogate terror suspect aboard warship in Mediterranean, officials say

Monday, October 7th, 2013

United States interrogators who specialize in so-called high value targets will question a suspected al Qaeda operative aboard an American warship without reading him his rights, U.S. officials told NBC News on Monday.

The suspect, Abu Anas al-Libi, was whisked off the streets of the Libyan capital of Tripoli over the weekend. He will be taken to the United States to stand trial in the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the officials said.

Al-Libi will be in U.S. military custody for several more days, perhaps a few weeks, a senior administration official told NBC News.

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Al Qaeda leader seized in Libya was ‘most wanted’ in US

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

The man whisked off the streets of Tripoli, Libya, Saturday was among the top remaining leaders of al Qaeda, an elusive confidante of – and computer expert for – Osama bin Laden, as well as an alleged conspirator in the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings.

Anas al Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai’I, has over the years been reported as killed, captured or living in Iran. The U.S. has known he’s been back in his native Libya for more than two years, the latest stop on a journey that has taken him from Tripoli to Sudan, where he met bin Laden, to England, Kenya, Afghanistan and Iran before returning to Libya in the dying days of the regime of former leader Moammar Gadhafi — where he lost his son in the civil war that led to Gadhafi’s ouster and death.

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Yemen says it foiled major al-Qaeda plot

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Yemen’s government said Wednesday that it thwarted an al-Qaeda plot to to take over strategic ports and attack oil pipelines in the latest threat to foreign interests by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

More suspected U.S. drone strikes struck terrorist targets Wednesday in the country’s south. The strikes killed seven suspected al-Qaeda terrorists, according to the Yemen government.

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French police arrest six ‘radical Islamists’ near Paris

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Anti-terror police in France have arrested six people accused of belonging to a radical Islamist cell and preparing attacks in the country.

The suspects, aged 22 to 38, were arrested in the Paris region on Monday.

“They were planning to commit terrorist acts targeting well-known figures in France,” an unnamed source told the news agency Agence France Press.

France raised its domestic terror alert level after its intervention in Mali.

The members of the alleged Islamist cell include one man from Benin, another from the Comoros islands and four French nationals, AFP said.

All were previously known to police.

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UK: Soldier Dead After Terror Attack

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack.

Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as “truly shocking”.

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Russia Claims to Have Foiled Possible Terror Act – ABC News

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Russia’s counterterrorism agency said Monday that its special forces killed two militants and detained a third believed to have been planning a terrorist act in Moscow.

A spokesman for the National Anti-Terrorist Committee, known as NAK, said on state television that the militants were Russian citizens who had received training along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. They were not identified.

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Chadian army chief claims troops killed terrorist behind Algeria plant attack

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Chads military chief announced late Saturday that his troops deployed in northern Mali had killed Moktar Belmoktar, the terrorist who orchestrated the attack on a natural gas plant in Algeria that left 36 foreigners dead. (more…)

Alert in Mumbai over fears of terror attack on Valentine Day

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The Mumbai police has sounded a high alert after the control room received calls claiming that six terrorists have sneaked into the city and may carry out a major attack at Juhu Chowpatty or Bandra Bandstand on Valentines Day.

On February 14, youngsters throng both these places.Police commissioner Satyapal Singh on Sunday night contacted all senior police inspectors in the western suburbs and asked them to carry out searches in hotels and lodges and stage nakabandis.

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Is Africa New Al-Qaeda Launch Pad? Experts Say Global Threat Emerging

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Shortly before leaving the Capitol following President Obama’s inauguration Monday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was asked about an al-Qaeda affiliate’s recent attack on an Algerian gas plant in which three Americans workers were among the 37 dead.

“I’m glad we were able to get some rescued,” Panetta said. “That just tells us al-Qaeda is committed to creating terror wherever they are, and we’ve got to fight back.”

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Somali Witnesses To Failed Rescue Describe Mayhem

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

The night of mayhem and death started with the sound of helicopters above pitch-black fields. When it was over, the French intelligence agent who had been held hostage for more than three years was almost certainly dead, as was at least one French commando, and the home that served as the agent’s final jail was destroyed. And now the Somalis living in the muddy farm town had new cause to fear the militants controlling their street.

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French president raises terror threat level after Mali, Somalia military action

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

 

The French president says the country will raise its domestic terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia (more…)

Missing terror suspect escaped cops by ‘calling taxi’

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Missing terror suspect Ibrahim Magag escaped surveillance by simply ringing a TAXI, the shadow Home Secretary claimed today.

Yvette Cooper told MPs that Somali-born Magag evaded detection after ripping off his electronic tag and getting a cab on Boxing Day.

She said that a tweet from London taxi news service Cabwise suggested he picked up a ride less than half-a-mile from Euston station.

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Once called ‘terror network,’ Al Jazeera America dares to enter U.S. cable market

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

When Al Jazeera becomes a major U.S. cable channel, as it plans, some Americans are likely to click past it, recalling the alleged anti-American tone by the pan-Arab network during the Iraq war a decade ago.

“My guess is that when people hear about Al Jazeera, they will not be paying attention to the news quality or correspondents,” said media analyst Stuart Fischoff, a retired professor at California State University at Los Angeles.

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Canada Adds Iranian Quds Force to Terror List

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Canada added Iran’s Quds Force to a list of terrorist groups on Thursday, saying the elite special operations unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had been arming the Taliban, Hamas and others.

AFP reported that Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said the Quds Force was responsible for “exporting the Iranian Revolution through activities such as facilitating terrorist operations.”

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