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"We call on Paul to support Haspel's nomination and remind him to represent Kentucky's interests in Congress, not the interests of Al Qaeda terrorists who launched a war against our country and then cried foul over treatment when they got caught by heroes like Haspel," Kinnett told Politico. Paul has called ...
Al Mukalla: The war against Al Qaida and Daesh in Yemen is not over yet despite achieving major successes over the last couple of years, Yemen's prime minister said on Wednesday. Speaking at a military parade in the city of Al Mukalla, the capital of Hadramout, held to mark the 2 anniversary of expelling ...

A convicted al-Qaida "sleeper agent" linked to the architects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has claimed he was tortured while being held as an enemy combatant on ... Al-Marri was one of the most high-profile detainees on the American mainland during the early years of the so-called 'War on Terror', and was ...
The United States' singular focus on defeating Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has allowed the U.S. to blindly provide financial, technical, and logistical support to problematic partners in the Yemeni government and the region, and indirectly contributed to the crisis that exists in Yemen today.
Under the Kaine-Corker proposal, these 2001 and 2002 authorizations would be replaced with one that approves the use of force not just against al-Qaida and the Taliban but also against six groups not in the 2001 authorization: the Islamic State, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the East African group ...
11, 2001, attacks, when Congress passed an Authorization for the Use of Military Force to cover American-led operations against Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. In 2002 it passed a second authorization, to cover the war in Iraq. Although 17 years have passed since the attacks on the United ...

To top of the confusion, many extremist groups, such as Al-Qaeda flooded into the region to fight against the Syrian government. In 2012, this war finally became a proxy war because Iran began sending aid to the Syrian Government and had trained officers on the ground. To combat the rise of Iran in the ...
ISIS and al-Qaida are regrouping in war-torn Libya as reports indicate Russians are pushing a military presence into the years-long civil war and some members ... Those militias emerged following the fall of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi the beginning of the 2011 Libyan civil war, which has continued.
If America has many more allies like this one, it could lose the war on terror—opening up our homeland to attacks from extremists as in the days before ... Alongside U.S. and British special forces teams, the UAE-trained Somali forces turned back the al Qaeda remnants in 2014 and have largely held them at ...
The invasion of Afghanistan set out to defeat al-Qaida, and nearly 16 years later we are embroiled in a losing fight with the Taliban. .... terrorized the Sunnis in the name of religious purity, as Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton point out in the AlterNet article “Is Trump Rescuing Al-Qaeda's 'Heartland' in Syria?
It quickly moves to a brief and self-serving history of the jihad in Syria, lauding Al Nusrah Front for its early role in the war. At the time, prior to ... A narrator blasts Al Nusrah for supposedly choosing “a new path” by disobeying Baghdadi and swearing fealty to al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri (seen below).
“There was a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Al-Bayda and some Al-Qaeda fighters were killed and others injured – many escaped,” Hussain Al-Bukhaithi, a Sana'a based journalist, told MEMO. “Saudi has targeted many prisons since the beginning of the war.” The Houthis and Al-Qaeda are in direct ...
While probably unlikely, such a war could even provide an ideological framework that could reunify ISIS and al Qaida. There may have been no two greater supporters for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 than Bolton and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. While Bolton believed Iraqis would welcome ...
"The result of this dictator is ISIS, which is a mutation of Al Qaeda, the question we need to ask ourselves is the next mutation, how evil will that be?” questioned Mohaisen. Mohaisen says Syrian's see how people live in the west by the images on social media and television and want to same freedoms of ...
Beginning in 2013, pushing al-Qaeda out of the global jihad movement was one of the more conspicuous ramifications of the Islamic State's rise to power .... Islamic State had replaced it as the main organization in the global jihad arena, it has actually grown stronger, especially considering the war in Syria.
Then, there is the Al Qaeda operatives, the Islamist groups up in the north west and then there's the large autonomous zone where the United States has been helping Kurdish and Arab fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces fight ISIS. But the fact is that Assad is, in at this point, winning the war and the ...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned the U.S. against pursuing a wider conflict in Syria as President Donald Trump mulled new military action that threatened to drag Washington into another prolonged Middle East war. "God forbid some reckless steps are made in Syria like in Libya or Iraq ...

The war has grown to encompass many players, from the Syrian regime and opposition to Russia, the United States, Iran, Israel and various terrorist groups. ... Eventually, al-Nusra Front claimed to have severed ties with al-Qaeda as well and changed its name to Tahrir al-Sham, although many analysts ...
That measure, passed hastily in response to the 9/11 attacks, allowed then-President George W. Bush to attack anyone connected to al Qaeda, anywhere, ... didn't push back on the idea of Trump using the 2001 AUMF to bomb Syria, either, even as he noted, perhaps inadvertently, that the 17-year-old war ...
Throughout much of the Syrian conflict, SAMS operations have been overseen by Zaher Sahloul, an ardently anti-Iran operative dedicated to drumming up a war of regime change against the Syrian government. After unsuccessfully lobbying Barack Obama for a NATO-imposed No Fly Zones over Syria, ...
The resolution refers to organizations, people, or nations that planned the 9/11 attacks or those that “harbored such organizations or persons”—in other words, Al Qaeda and its Afghan host, the Taliban. (There was a separate A.U.M.F., in 2002, authorizing action against the government of Saddam Hussein.) ...
In following his story and three al Qaeda characters, you see how the revolution was Islamized and the roles that organizations like al Qaeda played on the battlefield and also politically. Mohammad committed war crimes that he admits to, and is proud of. But it's not about me liking or disliking; it's about ...
A U.S. military drone strike over the weekend in southern Libya killed a top recruiter and logistics specialist for al-Qaida's branch in northwest Africa, the ... fly armed drone missions from Niger's capital, Niamey, a step that diplomats and analysts say could further widen the Pentagon's shadow war in that part ...
Fifteen years after it started, the Iraq war has nearly destroyed the country, one of the most prosperous in the Middle East, and destabilized the whole region by ... The war has increased Sunni-Shiite tension, fostered the emergence of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and strengthened Iran as a military power in the region.
A Malian jihadist was arrested Saturday and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face war crimes charges for the destruction of Timbuktu ... The 40-year-old is alleged to have been a member of the al-Qaida linked Ansar Dine and the de facto chief of the Islamic police from April 2012 to ...
The Yemen war has also undermined U.S. efforts to stop terrorism. In 2016, Reuters reported that the war “has helped al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)” — one of al Qaeda's most dangerous branches — “to become stronger than at any time since it first emerged almost 20 years ago.” A 2016 U.S. ...
Known as Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, Al Qaida's branch in war-ravaged Yemen has suffered major setbacks in the south where thousands of military and security units, built by the UAE, expelled them from their hideouts in Hadramout, Shabwa, Lahj and Abyan. The aggressive offensive, backed by ...
Yemen is riven by a sectarian civil war, and Saudi Arabia has tried to influence the outcome of the conflict with its own bombing campaign. ... but he said he felt the proposal to prohibit all assistance to the Saudi-led coalition, barring assistance for fighting Al Qaeda, "would prevent us from exerting influence ...
ADEN: At least 11 Yemeni soldiers were killed after Al Qaeda gunmen ambushed a military convoy in the southeastern province of Hadramout on ... During the past two years, the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and other terrorist groups including the Islamic State had an active presence in ...
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the demonstrations that set Syria on the course for seven years of deadly and destructive war. .... It founded Jabhat Al Nusra and dispatched veteran fighters to Syria and rebranded itself Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria (Daesh) and deployed more taqfiris to Syria, where they rivaled ...
The US military killed Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking al Qaeda leader in Libya, in an airstrike last weekend. The strike took place in the southwestern corner of Libya which borders Algerian, Niger, and Chad. US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced today that Dawud and another jihadist were killed ...
In a statement, the military's Africa Command said the strike had targeted militants with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, an affiliate also known as ... to fly armed drone missions from Niger's capital, Niamey, a step that diplomats and analysts say could further widen the Pentagon's shadow war in this part of ...
As Sahab continues to release regular messages from Ayman al Zawahiri, posting two more discussions from the al Qaeda leader in recent days. In the latest message, disseminated online yesterday (Mar. 20), Zawahiri reminds viewers that his organization considers America to be the “first enemy” of ...
Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have invoked the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which essentially declared war on al-Qaida and set the stage for the invasion of Afghanistan, to justify using deadly force overseas – >>overtly, covertly, by sending in ...
The North Africa-based al-Qaeda affiliate AQIM has recently undertaken a variety of organizational reforms apparently aimed at centralizing the group's decision-making and control. These reforms will likely help make it a significant threat in coming years. In March 2018, Mali-based al-Qaeda affiliate ...
But the country's connection with international terrorism also demands a renewed American push to end the war. It was in Yemen that al Qaeda bombed the USS Cole in 2000, killing 17 U.S. sailors, and Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has sought to blow up American airliners, ...
But the country's connection with international terrorism also demands a renewed American push to end the war. It was in Yemen that al Qaeda bombed the USS Cole in 2000, killing 17 U.S. sailors, and Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has sought to blow up American airliners, ...
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's claim that Iran is hosting and supporting al-Qaeda leaders has been derided by Iranian officials as a “big lie.” In a “60 Minutes” interview aired on CBS March 18, Prince Mohammed said, “Unfortunately, Iran is playing a harmful role. The Iranian regime ...
In Libya, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes against ISIS with what appear to be loosened rules of engagement. • In Somalia, the Trump administration has dramatically ramped up the number of drone and special operations strikes against ISIS, al-Qaida, and al-Shabaab as well as assisting local forces.
Well into its first 200 pages, celebrated American journalist-writer-professor Steve Coll's book Directorate S: The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016 offers a gripping account of the combined might of the US' security agencies, at war with al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Al-Qaida operates most prominently as Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, a Salafist group that is concentrated near and in the major Syrian city of Idlib. It is also present in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, where currently the government is engaged in a mass bombing campaign. Earlier in the war, the group ...
Usually I get my morning chuckle from Mackay's cartoons. Not today. Today, both editorial and cartoon lambasted the Syrian, Russian, and Iranian governments over the liberation of Ghouta. After seven years of war in which hundreds of thousands of Syrians were killed and millions turned into refugees, ...
A terrorists organization 'Al-Qaida' based in Afghanistan was held responsible for this air-strike. This air strike was Israeli Mosad mastermind to divert U.S president pressures over Israel to vacate occupied Arab land of Gaza and Palestine. The U.S and NATO forces without knowing the ground realities had ...
It's a cliche to say that truth is the first casualty of war, but the simple act of denying truth is an extremely effective weapon not merely of war, but of genocide and mass murder. Both Jaafari and Nebenzya had one unified message on the situation: the victims in Ghouta, of which parts of the world have ...
Todd Young (R-Ind.) spent much of 2017 urging greater accountability for the American role in the civil war in Yemen ― presenting himself as one of few ... Yemen's Al Qaeda and Islamic State branches or Iranian activity, raising the specter of an outright U.S.-funded proxy battle with the Islamic Republic.
The sister of former Al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Omar Al Baghdadai, was sentenced to death for helping ISIL militants in Mosul, a court official said on March 8, ... The ICRC president Peter Maurer said countries investigating terror offences should "respect the rules of war" and cautioned against depriving ...
With the demise of the Islamic State, a revived al-Qaeda and its affiliates should now be considered the world's top terrorist threat. .... provides fresh evidence of the movement's fixation with a country that has become the most popular venue to wage holy war since the seminal Afghan jihad of the 1980s.
Syrian state media claimed they were fighting al-Qaeda. A month later, the Syrian regime escalated its bombardment of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave, near the capital, Damascus. As civilian casualties exceeded 500 in just a week and aid agencies warned of a humanitarian disaster, Syria and ...
The Islamic State began as a split within Jabhat al-Nusra, with al-Qaida-loyal leaders in Syria fighting with those loyal to al-Qaida's supposed affiliate in Iraq. The Islamic State itself fought against a range of other Islamist groups in Syria, some of which overlapped ideologically with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's ...
After the September 11 terrorist attacks, the United States and allies undertook a global “war on terror.” Now, more than 15 years later, the war is the longest armed conflict in American history. The consequences — particularly American tolerance of perpetual war in the name of security — inspired UC ...


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