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US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report

US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report

The White House may extend its campaign of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda to target the desert bases of the group’s north African arm, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. A spokesman for President Barack Obama’s National Security Council would not confirm […]


North African fighters joining AQIM in Mali

North African fighters joining AQIM in Mali

About a hundred fighters from across North Africa have joined the ranks of an Al-Qaeda offshoot which now dominates northern Mali, a Malian defence ministry official said on Sunday. “According to our figures, about 100 north Africans, essentially from Algeria, […]


Al-Qaeda offshoot acquires Libyan air missiles: EU

Al-Qaeda offshoot acquires Libyan air missiles: EU

Al-Qaeda’s north African branch has acquired a stockpile of weapons in Libya, including surface-to-air missiles that are threatening air travel, the EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator said Monday. Due to the turmoil in Libya, members of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) […]


US cutting back troops in Pakistan: Pentagon

US cutting back troops in Pakistan: Pentagon

The US military said Wednesday it has begun pulling some American troops out of Pakistan after Islamabad requested a smaller presence, amid tensions over a US raid against Osama bin Laden. “We were recently (within past 2 weeks) notified in […]


Stratospheric UAV Payloads Provide New Ways to Chase Al Qaeda

Stratospheric UAV Payloads Provide New Ways to Chase Al Qaeda

The classic special operations success in killing Osama bin Laden was certainly supported by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). That was undoubtedly a difficult operation given the limited endurance by conventional UAVs compared to the months of observation necessary. It’s quite […]


Al-Qaeda groups threaten to avenge bin Laden

Al-Qaeda groups threaten to avenge bin Laden

Al-Qaeda-inspired insurgents in Yemen and Somalia have threatened to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden by US commandos and are chillingly warning the West of a bloodier jihad to come. Pakistan Wednesday saw the first possible violent reaction to […]


Bin Laden raid will help defeat al-Qaida, Obama says

Bin Laden raid will help defeat al-Qaida, Obama says

The death of Osama bin Laden and the unprecedented collection of intelligence material from the raid that killed the terrorist leader will help the U.S. deal a serious blow to al-Qaida, President Barack Obama said May 8 in a recent […]


How US spies found bin Laden’s hideout

How US spies found bin Laden’s hideout

It took months of painstaking intelligence analysis to find Osama bin Laden in Pakistan — but only three words “It’s a go” uttered by President Barack Obama to launch the strike that would kill him. Obama told his national security […]


Intelligence, Operations Team Up for bin Laden Kill

Intelligence, Operations Team Up for bin Laden Kill

The plan to attack the compound of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was the result of relentless intelligence work and operational professionalism, White House officials, speaking on background, said this morning. The operation was the culmination of years of careful […]


 
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