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5 U.S.-trained Syrian rebels captured by al Qaeda wing

The United States said on Tuesday it had indications that Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military were captured by fighters from al Qaeda’s Syria wing, Nusra Front, in the latest blow to a fledgling program at the center of America’s war strategy. The Pentagon said in a statement it was monitoring the situation but […]

How US Allies Aid Al Qaeda in Syria

Exclusive: The dirty secret about the Obama administration’s “regime change” strategy in Syria is that it amounts to a de facto alliance with Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front which is driving toward a possible victory with direct and indirect aid from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel, as Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare When the U.S.…

Express Entry - Radicalized Extremists Coming Home As Citizens - Or Is There Something Wrong Here?

There is increasing concern these days about young people in North America who are being radicalized and then declaring allegiance to foreign extremists such as ISIL, Al Qaeda or Boko Haram. For example, according to an article in The Telegraph, American officials believe that about 150 of their citizens have [...]

First US-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting

A member of a new Syrian force trained by the U.S. military was believed to have been killed in clashes last week with al Qaeda’s Syria wing, in what would be the fledgling force’s first battlefield casualty. The U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the incident, said the Syrian rebel was […]

ISIS or Al Qaeda? American Officials Split Over Top Terror Threat

15 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Those who worry more about the Islamic State emphasize its recruiting power on social media; those more concerned with Qaeda affiliates warn of “mass-casualty” attacks.

US-backed Syrian Rebels Abandon HQ After Clash With al Qaeda

3 days agoNews : Vice News

A group of rebels allegedly trained by the United States to fight the Nusra Front, which is al Qaeda's branch in Syria, have deserted their headquarters, according to the Associated Press. Nusra Front said it attacked the headquarters...Show More Summary

3 Bin Laden relatives, pilot killed in private jet crash in Britain

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain’s Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. A spokeswoman for the British police told Reuters: “There were no survivors, unfortunately. There were […]

Saudi official: Bin Ladens killed in private jet crash

Family members of late al Qaeda leader among people killed in crash in southern England, ambassador says

Al Qaeda in Syria says detains U.S.-trained rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just completed U.S. training, describing them as agents of America and warning others against taking part in "the American project".

Al Qaeda Kidnaps U.S.-Trained Rebels In Syria

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of a U.S.-backed rebel group and several of his men have been abducted in northern Syria by the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, the rebel group and opposition activists said Thursday. A statement issued in the name of the group, "Division 30," accused the Nusra Front of abducting Col. Show More Summary

If Spending Is Our Military Strategy, Our Strategy Is Bankrupt

Submitted by Mark Mateski via The Mises Institute, Even today, few deny the long arm of US military might. After all, the US military exhausted the Soviet Union, crushed Saddam Hussein, and drove Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda into hiding. Show More Summary

Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, Afghan officials say

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The reclusive leader, whose regime sheltered Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda before the September 11th attacks, had not been seen in years.

TRUMP ON THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS: “I DON’T THINK THE DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE DONE THAT:” Givin…

TRUMP ON THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS: “I DON’T THINK THE DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE DONE THAT:” Giving Democrats a pass on the financial crisis is like giving Bill Clinton a pass on the rise of Al Qaeda in the years before 9/11. If you wanted to choose one single soundbite from the past two months to […]

Al Qaeda's 'Chief of Bombing' Killed by a US Airstrike in Afghanistan

last weekNews : Vice News

A United States airstrike in Afghanistan has eliminated al Qaeda's top bombing coordinator, the Pentagon announced on Friday. Abu Khalil al-Sudani was said to be involved in operations that targeted American, Afghan, and Pakistani forces, and was a senior member of al Qaeda's Shura Council, the terrorist group's leadership body. Show More Summary

U.S. Airstrike Kills Senior Al Qaeda Commander

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a U.S. airstrike has killed a senior al Qaeda operational commander in eastern Afghanistan. He said in a statement Friday that the airstrike killed Abu Khalil Al-Sudani on July...Show More Summary

Al Qaeda’s Chief of Bombing Attacks Died in U.S. Strike, Pentagon Says

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Abu Khalil al-Sudani, said to have directed suicide bombings and other operations with explosives, was killed on July 11 in Afghanistan, the military reported.

U.S. air strike kills high-ranking al Qaeda operational commander, U.S. military says

()ERBIL, Iraq - - A U.S. air strike in Afghanistan has killed a high-ranking al Qaeda operational commander, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Facepalm: No, al Qaeda Is Not Our Ally

A new argument among jihad analysts has it that the makers of 9/11 are now a handy bulwark against ISIS. Um, no.

FBI Director: ISIS is bigger threat than al Qaeda

FBI Director James Comey says that ISIS is now a bigger threat than al Qaeda

U.S. launches airstrikes against Al Qaeda affiliate Shabab in Somalia

The United States carried out as many as six airstrikes using drones in southern Somalia in the past week, shifting to a far more direct role in the decade-old fight against Al Qaeda-affiliated Shabab militants, American officials s...

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