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US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials have said.

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Airlines settle Twin Towers claim over 9/11 attacks.

The September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers by hijackers loyal to al Qaeda killed more than 2,750 people The post Airlines settle Twin Towers claim over 9/11 attacks appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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U.S. Says Airstrike Kills Militants in Somalia.

The U.S. military said it conducted an airstrike in Somalia that killed more than 100 militants linked to al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.

- Wall Street Journal - US

US strike kills over 100 Somali militants.

More than 100 Somali militants have been killed in a US air strike against al-Shabab and al-Qaeda says the US military.

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U.S. says air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government.

- Reuters - US

US strike in Somalia kills over 100 al-Shabab fighters.

U.S. forces conducted an air strike against the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab group in Somalia Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said.

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US says airstrike killed dozens of extremists in Somalia.

U.S. Africa Command said the airstrike Tuesday was 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and targeted the al-Shabab group that is loyal to al-Qaida.

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Bin Laden had picture of Serbian church on his computer.

Among the files found on Osama Bin Laden's computer that have been released by the CIA is a photograph of the Temple of St. Dimitrije in Kosovska Mitrovica. The Belgrade-based daily Politika is reporting that the files also contained a map of this town, located in northern Kosovo.

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After Huge Truck Bombings, U.S. Steps Up Attacks Against Somali Militants.

The Trump administration has redoubled its campaign to defeat the Qaeda-backed Shabab, but the group has proved to be a potent and resilient killing force.

- New York Times - US

Al Qaida loses major stronghold in south Yemen.

Local security forces have taken charge to ensure the miltiants do not return

- GulfNews - AE

Report: Obama deliberately misled America on Al Qaeda in 2012 to help his chances of re-election.

The Obama administration deliberately downplayed the strength and sophistication of Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 2012 election to help his chances of winning…

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Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism. Deputy police commissioner Masudur Rahman said the man, identified as Mojammel Hossain, 25, head of the intelligence wing of the al ...

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Pakistan, US resetting ties amid changing geopolitical situation: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan's envoy in UN says al Qaeda's degradation in region was a result of cooperation between the two countries The post Pakistan, US resetting ties amid changing geopolitical situation: Maleeha Lodhi appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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Sahel Counterterror Force Lacks Funding

Burkina Faso's foreign minister says a new counterterrorism force for Africa's Sahel region needs substantially more funding to operate. The G5 Sahel force was formed to enable Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Chad to defend themselves against Islamist militant groups that operate in the region, such as al-Qaida in ...

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Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes

Washington, United States, Nov 17 - The US military has quietly upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab militants and other jihadists. Since the start of the year, America has carried out 28 drone strikes in the Horn of Africa nation, ...

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US warns of Christmas, New Year terror threat in Europe

The United States updated on Thursday its advice to travelers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. The State Department warned that recent attacks in Britain, Finland, France, Russia, Spain, and Sweden showed that both Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State ...

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War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  

The city of Marib in Yemen was long seen as an al-Qaida stronghold. But as the rest of the war-ravaged country descends ever deeper into chaos, it has become an unofficial capital with booming businesses and a popular university, a place poised between horror and hope.

- Spiegel Online - DE

Russia Has One Weapon the U.S. Army Fears

Sebastien Roblin Security, The TOS-1 Buratino is a unique Russian self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system. The United States was the first to use fuel-air explosives in the Vietnam War, dropping them by air to clear helicopter landing zones and minefields, and later deploying them as offensive weapons. In 2002, ...

- The National Interest - US

In ‘Watershed Moment,’ YouTube Blocks Extremist Cleric’s Message

The site has largely removed videos of Anwar al-Awlaki, Al Qaeda’s leading voice in English before his death by drone — and after, when he became a jihadist hero.

- New York Times - US

South Asia's 4 Competing Jihads

Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban have differing visions for the region.

- The Diplomat - US

The CIA's Newly Released Osama Bin Laden Files and the Iran Angle

Was the bulk release of Osama Bin Laden's Abbottabad data trove an act of transparency or something else?

- The Diplomat - US

US: New Drone Rules Increase Risks for Civilians

Expand The remnants of a US drone strike on August 29, 2012 in Khashamir, Yemen. The strike killed three alleged members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a policeman, and a cleric who preached against the armed group.  © 2012 REUTERS – US President Donald Trump's reported rule changes for targeting terrorism ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Thanks to Obama, America is two steps behind Iran in Middle East

The fall of Raqqa, capital of the Islamic State's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq, is unarguably an important politico-military milestone, albeit long overdue. Nonetheless, ISIS, a metastasized version of Al Qaeda, remains a global terrorist threat, and

- Hudson New York - US

The Old Arab Fear Tactic That Came to Washington

The true threat to the US, the West, and even stable Arab governments, as Egypt is realizing, is political Islam as furthered by groups such the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, al-Qaeda and their offshoots. This real threat has become a terrible burden to

- Hudson New York - US