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USS Cole Commander Criticizes Transfer of Detainee to Saudi Arabia

 It feels like a miscarriage of justice for our dead sailors: The man at the helm of the USS Cole when it was attacked by an Al Qaeda cell in 2000 said last month’s release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee linked to the bombers denies justice to the 17 people killed aboard the ship. Kirk […]

Al Qaeda in Yemen poses growing threat to shipping: naval force

LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts by Yemeni government forces and their allies to push back the group, a top officer in an international naval force said.

Patt Morrison Asks: Brian Michael Jenkins

6 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The announcement, on a Sunday night five years ago, from President Obama: “Tonight, I can report to American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda, and the terrorist responsible for the murders of thousands of innocent...

coffeebourbon: Abdel Kader Haidara, The Librarian Who Saved...

19 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

coffeebourbon: Abdel Kader Haidara, The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda “Over nine traumatic months, Haidara and his team rescued 350,000 manuscripts from 45 different libraries in and around Timbuktu and hid them in Bamako, more than 400 miles from the AQIM-controlled north”.

Panetta Reflects on Bin Laden Raid: I Wouldn’t Have Guessed Al Qaeda Would Metastasize Like It Has

Five years ago on Monday, justice was served. It was the day President Obama gave the order to send a group of Navy SEALs into Abbottabad,...

Five Years After Osama Bin Laden’s Death, al Qaeda Remains a Threat

Michael Kugelman: For all the talk of Islamic State’s broadening reach, it would be tough for ISIS to make major inroads in South Asia, even though that is where al Qaeda has suffered arguably its greatest losses.

CIA marks Bin Laden mission anniversary by 'live-tweeting' operation

As Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the covert operation that resulted in the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs, the CIA decided to relive the event by "live-tweeting" the operation as ifShow More Summary

Osama Bin Laden: CIA Live Tweets Operation That Killed Al-Qaeda Leader In Realtime, Five Years After His Death

Tomorrow, May 2, 2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the operation that resulted in the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden back in 2011. Bin Laden was found living in a mansion in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad – not very far from a Pakistani military establishment. Show More Summary

Yemen’s Al Qaeda defeated by government coalition, retreats from Al Mukalla port

Yemen’s al Qaeda branch on Saturday confirmed it had withdrawn from the Yemeni seaport of Mukalla a week after government and Emirati soldiers seized the city used by Islamist militants to amass a fortune amid the chaos of civil war. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said it had retreated from the port on […]

The librarian who outfoxed Al Qaeda: “In one spasm of violence, they burned just about everything they could find”

Salon speaks to the author of "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" about jihadis and the heist of the century

‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer

The story of the man who defied Al Qaeda to protect his nation’s cultural heritage.

Al Qaeda in Bangladesh responsible for killing gay activist

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The Bangladeshi branch of Al Qaeda claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend.

Al Qaeda: We killed Bangladeshi LGBT-magazine editor

last weekNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

NEW DELHI — The Bangladeshi branch of al Qaeda claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister’s insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers. The claim...

Al Qaeda claims murder of U.S. activist in Bangladesh

"Everybody knows who are behind these killings" PM says after LGBT activist, others killed in brutal stabbing attacks

Bangladesh's Al Qaeda branch claims killing of gay rights activist and friend

An Al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killings of a gay rights activist and his friend in the Bangladeshi capital.Ansar al-Islam, a banned militant group and the Bangladeshi branch of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, posted Twitter messages claiming responsibility, saying...

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Fatal Machete Attacks on Two Gay Activists in Bangladesh: VIDEOS

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yesterday we reported on the terrible killing of two gay activists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, who were hacked to death after at least five militants disguised as delivery men entered the apartment where they were staying. The militants attacked...Show More Summary

Al Qaeda affiliate says killed gay activist in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - A group affiliated to al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Tuesday for killing a Bangladeshi gay rights activist and his friend, the latest in a string of murders of liberal activists and other minorities in the South Asian nation.

Al Qaeda branch says it killed Bangladeshi gay rights activist and friend

The banned group Ansar-al Islam, the Bangladeshi branch of Al Qaeda on the Indian subcontinent, has claimed responsibility for the killings of a gay rights activist and his friend in the capital, Dhaka. The group said in a Twitter message Tuesday that its members targeted Xulhaz Mannan, the editor...

Major U.S.-backed push against al Qaeda in Yemen

After year of war in impoverished nation leaves 9,000 dead and allows terror groups to flourish, an offensive begins in earnest

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