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Apr 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from TIME: White House officials are weighing whether to send surface-to-air missiles to opposition factions at the risk of a possible terrorist “nightmare” A former CIA director has called them “our worst nightmare.” A 2005 study found that just one could blow a $15 billion hole in the world economy. And the Obama Administration is ...

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Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday that the exercises will last about a month, and ...

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Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

The grave of William Arthur Smith Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery.MEREDITH TIBBETTS/STARS AND STRIPES Excerpted from Stars and Stripes: Remains from an indigenous Southeast Asian were buried with those of an Army Reserve pilot from the Vietnam War at Arlington National Cemetery, America’s shrine for its fallen heroes. According to internal POW/MIA documents, when the remains of ...

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Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Al Qaeda's chief bombmaker is believed to have been killed in an ambush by U.S- backed special forces in Yemen. A 4x4 vehicle, believed to be carrying Ibrahim al-Asiri, 32, mastermind of the 'underwear bomb plot', was engaged in a gun battle with special forces, dropped in by helicopter. Witnesses have described seeing ...

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Apr 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia has “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly ...

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Apr 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Apr 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Raymond Ibrahim: According to Sham Times and other Arabic websites, jihadi social media networks posted the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him. The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is ...

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Apr 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. Assad's Easter visit to Maaloula - a rare appearance outside central Damascus - also highlighted growing ...

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Apr 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- A drone strike in Yemen on Saturday killed at least 10 suspected al Qaeda militants but also inadvertently resulted in the deaths of three civilian day laborers, a high-level Yemeni government official told CNN. The strike targeted a pickup in al-Hazemiyah district of al-Bayda province, three Yemeni Defense Ministry sources said. The ...

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Apr 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from JIHAD WATCH: One wonders if any attempt will be made to keep this young man from coming in to Canada or the U.S. Or would that be “Islamophobic”? And it is curious that he is so angry at Barack Obama. He could be carrying a weapon that was given to him by Obama. Such ...

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Apr 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three of them were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising, accompanied by tough words from Vladimir Putin that overshadowed crisis talks. Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats arrived for the emergency meeting in Geneva, but there was little hope of ...

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Apr 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Apr 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Apr 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

LONDON (Reuters) - Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be U.S. anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war. They would signal a further internationalization of the conflict, with new rockets suspected from Russia and drones from Iran also spotted in the forces of President Bashar ...

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Apr 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Russia’s military carried out a flight test of a new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday amid growing tensions with the United States over the crisis in Ukraine. The SS-27 Mod 2 road-mobile ICBM was launched around 2:40 a.m. EST from Russia’s Plesetsk launch facility, located about 500 miles north of Moscow. “The ...

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Apr 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Apr 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Jerusalem Post: The Syrian regime and opposition forces accused each other on Saturday of carrying out a chemical attack on the village of Kafr Zeita, located in the embattled country’s western-central province of Hama. Opposition activists reported that dozens of residents suffered from symptoms of suffocation after air units loyal to Syrian President ...

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Apr 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Interpreter Mag: 2138 GMT: Here is what we know so far: Earlier today there were reports of a chemical weapons attack in Harasta, an area near Damascus that has been embattled for the past year. According to a leading opposition group that documents casualties, five people were killed by “toxic gases.” Videos claim to ...

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Apr 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Beirut (AFP) - Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate and its allies have repulsed an assault by jihadist rivals on a town on the Iraqi border in fighting that killed 86 people, a monitoring group said Friday. Sixty of the dead were fighters of Al-Nusra Front or its Islamist allies killed pushing back their Islamic State of Iraq and ...

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Apr 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

PARIS (AP) -- NATO's top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk. U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove told The Associated Press he wouldn't "write off involvement by any ...

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Apr 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)– Aid workers remain concerned over dozens of mainly elderly Christians in north-west Syria, after Islamic militants overran a Christian town, killing some 80 people, and forcing thousands of local residents to flee. At least 13 Christians were beheaded, churches were desecrated and homes looted, said ...

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Apr 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from IHS Jane’s 360: Syrian insurgents have released the first videos showing them using US-made M220-series TOW heavy anti-tank weapon systems, indicating that a state sponsor is supplying them with a new type of guided missile. The three videos were uploaded to YouTube between 1 and 5 April by members of the moderate insurgent group ...

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Apr 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

VATICAN CITY - A Dutch Jesuit priest was beaten and shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his monastery in the besieged Syrian city of Homs on Monday, the Vatican said. Frans van der Lugt, 75, who had been living in Syria since the early 1970s, was a man of great courage who had refused to leave ...

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Apr 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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