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Mass Arrests In Abbottabad

May 6, 2011 5 Comments ›› Angelia

Arabnews.com ISLAMABAD: Security forces conducted raids at various places in Abbottabad and arrested hundreds of people. The arrests followed protests by Jamaat-e-Islami activists against the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US commandos. Bin Laden was killed in a US military operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Monday. Before the arrests, media men were driven out from the ...

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U.S. Claims ISIS Takes Heavy Sunday Losses In Kobani

Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

An image from a video posted on YouTube on October 19, 2014 by Aamaq News, allegedly shows IS militants taking shooting positions in the town Kobane (AFP Photo/) Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - The Islamic State group took heavy losses Sunday in the Syrian battleground of Kobane as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US ...

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ISIS Keeps Up Pressure On Baghdad As Iraqi Troops Hesitate

Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

A woman on Wednesday at the site of a suicide car bombing that happened Tuesday in Baghdad’s Kadhimiya neighborhood. Excerpted from The New York Times: Islamic State militants are still dominating the fight in Iraq’s crucial Anbar Province weeks into the American air campaign, as the Iraqi military has struggled to go on the offensive and ...

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U.S. troops arrive at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul

Suicide Car Bomber Hits NATO Military Convoy In Afghan Capital, Other Blasts Kill Two, Wound 22

Oct 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

U.S. troops remove a damaged vehicle, which was hit by a suicide attack, in Kabul October 13, 2014. A suicide car bomber rammed a foreign convoy along a major road out of Afghanistan's capital Kabul early on Monday, killing at least one person, authorities said. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani) (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber rammed a NATO ...

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Report: U.S. Drone Strike On Taliban Compound In Pakistan Sends At Least 4 Jihadis To Allah

Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike on a Taliban compound in the North Waziristan tribal region has killed at least four militants. Two intelligence officials say two missiles hit the compound of a suspected Taliban commander in the village of Mangorthi, in the Shawal area. The officials spoke only on ...

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WORLD WAR THREE: Pakistan’s Taliban Swear Allegiance To ISIS, Order Caliphate Expanded Throughout Region, Globe

Oct 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate. Islamic State, which controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been making inroads into South Asia, ...

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Coalition Leader Warns: Iraqi Military Won’t Be Ready To Take Back Mosul For At Least A Year

Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — The American official coordinating the international coalition fighting the Islamic State said on Friday that the Iraqi military would not be ready for a campaign to retake Mosul, the largest Iraqi city under insurgent control, for as much as a year. Mosul has become a symbol of the strength of the Islamist insurgency, which ...

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Iraq Uncovers ISIS Plot To Attack New York, Paris Subways Imminently

Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said Thursday his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group ...

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‘Hundreds Missing': ISIS Annhiliates Iraqi Army In Battle, Yet Again

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Washington Post: The army base in Iraq’s western Anbar province had been under siege by Islamic State militants for a week, so when a convoy of armored Humvees rolled up at the gate, the Iraqi soldiers at Camp Saqlawiyah believed saviors had arrived. But this was no rescue attempt. The vehicles were driven ...

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Pakistan Navy personnel keep guard near the Navy ship PNS Zulfiqar after it returned to Karachi Pakistan

Al Qaeda’s South Asia Wing Claims Major Attack

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group. The SITE monitoring service quoted its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying a group of ...

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Obama: No Ground Trooops In Iraq, Period

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: President Obama insisted Wednesday that he will not send U.S. troops into a “combat mission” on the ground in Iraq, a day after his top military adviser opened the door to that possibility during a Capitol Hill hearing. The comments from Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...

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Shi'ite fighters, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), take part in field training in the desert in the province of Najaf

Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive Against ISIS In Ramadi, Falluja And Haditha

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Related - WATCH, MUST-SEE: INTENSE VIDEO Of The USMC Battle To Liberate Ramadi From The Original ISIS (Al Qaeda In Iraq), As Filmed By Pat Dollard, Marines BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces launched an intense military operation against Islamic State insurgents in three cities in central Iraq on Wednesday, fighting to regain control of lost ...

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ISIS Executes Eight Sunnis In Northern Iraq

Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants publicly executed eight Sunni men in a small northern Iraqi village at the weekend for allegedly plotting against the group, an eyewitness from the village told Reuters on Sunday. The killing began on Friday night when a pair of masked Islamic State gunmen openly murdered a police officer in al-Jumasah ...

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Iraq PM Orders End To Bombing Of ISIS In Cities As Group’s Human Shield Strategy Triumphs

Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

In this July 2014 photo, Abdullah Ahmed walks outside his home that was damaged in a bombing of Fallujah. BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of “innocent victims” as the armed forces struggle to retake ...

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Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 soldiers to Iraq border: Report

Saudi Arabia Will Grant U.S. Request For Bases To Train ‘Moderate’ Syria Rebels

Sep 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The New York Times: Saudi Arabia has indicated that it would agree to an American request to provide bases to train moderate Syrian opposition fighters, American officials said on Wednesday. Saudi willingness to host a training program comes as Secretary of State John Kerry is preparing to fly to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday ...

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Obama Phones Iraq PM To Discuss ISIS

Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama phoned Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday to discuss the US commitment to work with Baghdad's new government to help it fight Islamic State militants, the White House said. "The president and the prime minister agreed on the importance of having the new government quickly take concrete steps to address ...

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Anti-Semitic Flyers Surface At Jewish-Owned Business Near UCLA Campus

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WFB: t appears the recent conflicts in the Middle East have spurred an uptick anti-Semitism in the area surrounding UCLA. Ant-Semitic flyers have been found near the UCLA campus. A flyer bearing the words “Wanted” and “Warning” with swastikas was put under the door of a store owned by a Jewish man. “I don’t know why ...

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Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki Agrees To Step Down

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said Thursday night that he had agreed to relinquish power, state television reported, potentially ending a crisis in which his deployment of extra security forces around the capital had raised worries of a military coup. While the country is not at peace, Mr. Maliki’s decision appeared to pave the ...

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Iraq PM Says He Won’t Step Down Until Court Rules On ‘Constitutional Violation’ By New President

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday he will not relinquish power until a federal court rules on what he called a "constitutional violation" by the president to replace him with a member of his own party. The embattled premier has grown increasingly isolated, with Iraqi politicians and much of the international community ...

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BIG TROUBLE: New Iraq President Names Maliki Replacement, Maliki Says He’s Not Leaving

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Iraq's president on Monday named a new prime minister, but incumbent Nouri al-Maliki is insisting that he should remain in power, raising fears of a possible clash. Iraqi President Fouad Massoum has nominated Haider al-Abadi from the government's Shiite coalition as the country's next prime minister, according to The New York ...

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Two Americans Killed Fighting For Israel

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(AP) — Two Americans fighting for the Israel Defense Forces — Max Steinberg, 24, and Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21 — were killed in battle in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his son Max Steinberg, 24, to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, was ...

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Pakistan Military Captures Taliban Commander

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - The Pakistani military has captured a Taliban commander who once tried to blow up former president Pervez Musharraf, security officials said on Tuesday. Adnan Rashid, who was captured on Friday in South Waziristan in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, is the first well-known Taliban commander taken since the military launched an offensive in ...

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Pakistan Whacks 80 Taliban In Retaliatory Strike For Airport Attack

Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Pakistani Taliban members flee the mountainous North Waziristan region Saturday as word spread of a looming military operation. (AFP/Getty Images) Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: Pakistani fighter jets and ground forces pummeled suspected militant hideouts Sunday, killing 80 people in the biggest military response yet to last week’s terrorist attack on the Karachi airport, officials ...

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Al Qaeda Forces Sunnis Who Worked With Iraqi Government To Dig Own Graves Before Carving Off Their Heads

Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

CAIRO (AP) - The video, set to sweetly lilting religious hymns, is chilling. Islamic militants are shown knocking on the door of a Sunni police major in the dead of night in an Iraqi city. When he answers, they blindfold and cuff him. Then they carve off his head with a knife in his own ...

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U.S. Executes First Drone Attacks In 6 Months To Kill 10 Taliban In Response To Airport Attack

Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

ISLAMABAD/MIRANSHAH (Reuters) - U.S. drones fired missiles at Taliban hideouts in Pakistan killing at least 10 militants in response to a deadly attack on Karachi airport, officials said on Thursday, in the first such raids by unmanned CIA aircraft in six months. Two top government officials said Islamabad had given the Americans "express approval" for the ...

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