War on Terrorism

New York Times Retracts Accusation That Mali Rebels Recruit Child Soldiers “As Young As 12 Years Old”

January 16, 2013

An article titled “Mali Rebels Dig In and Blend In for a Long Struggle” by Adam Nossiter and Eric Schmitt was originally published as early as 9:33 p.m. EST on January 15th, 2013 on the New York Times website, accusing the Mali Islamist Rebels of recruiting child soldiers.

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Coordinated Effort? Two Kurdish Political Party Offices in Two Different Iraqi Cities Attacked By Suicide Bombers

January 16, 2013

“The violence comes amid a political crisis that has pitted Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki against several of his ministers just months ahead of key provincial elections.”

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) Building in Kabul, Killing 2 Guards

January 16, 2013

“A building belonging to Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) has been attacked by a suicide bomber in the capital, Kabul, officials have told the BBC.”

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Somali Islamist Militant Group Al-Shabab Announces Decision to Kill French Hostage Denis Allex

January 16, 2013

“Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked militants say they will kill a French hostage they have held for more than three years in the wake of a botched rescue operation by the French military.”

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Suicide Bomb Attack on a Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) Office in Kirkuk, Iraq, Kills At Least 10 People

January 16, 2013

“More than 90 people are reported to have been injured in the attack on offices of the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) in the city of Kirkuk.”

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Report: United States Provides Afghanistan With Surveillance Drones

January 16, 2013

“Western forces will train Afghans to fly, use and maintain them before giving complete control to the Karzai government.”

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Islamist Militants in Mali Cut Telecommunications in Gao to Prevent Residents from Assisting Foreign Troops

January 16, 2013

““They cut communications. They accuse residents of giving information to the soldiers,” a local resident told AFP by satellite phone.”

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U.S. State Department Denies Media Reports Claiming that Syria Has Already Used Chemical Weapons

January 16, 2013

“He was responding to a report in Foreign Policy magazine that a secret U.S. State Department cable had concluded the Syrian military likely used poison gas against its own people in a deadly attack last month.”

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Iranian Foreign Minister: Religious Decree Against Nuclear Weapons Is Binding

January 16, 2013

“The latest reference to Khamenei’s declaration is seen as a bid to close the door on debates that Iran may have carried out atomic bomb trigger tests as inspectors from the U.N. atomic watchdog were on their way to Tehran for a new round of discussions.”

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Over 50 Governments Call On the United Nations Security Council to Refer the Conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court

January 16, 2013

“Switzerland sent a petition requesting the push for a war crimes investigation to the UN Security Council, which is the only body that can refer the case to the ICC in The Hague for investigation.”

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British General: “Insider” Attacks in Afghanistan Not Having “Any Major Detrimental Effects”

January 16, 2013

“More than 60 Nato troops, including 14 Britons, were killed by rogue members of the Afghan security forces in 2012.”

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Boko Haram Islamists Kill 4 Policemen in Northern Nigeria

January 16, 2013

“After a surge in fighting around the turn of the year, there have been fewer assaults by the Islamist militants in the past two weeks, although they remain the biggest security threat to Africa’s top oil producer.”

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Analysis: Syrian Opposition Movement Struggling to Win Support of the Syrian People

January 15, 2013

“Analysts with contacts in Syria said that the opposition had failed to spell out how it would handle challenging political issues like the fate of the Baath Party, the army rank and file, and the public sector.”

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Analysis: Mali Islamist Militants Well-Prepared to Fight and Prolong Foreign Intervention

January 15, 2013

“…these battle-hardened fighters, who know well the harsh grassland and desert terrain of Mali and have spent months accumulating arms, constructing defenses in their northern strongholds and reinforcing their ranks with children as young as 12 years old.”

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France Pledges to Remain in Mali Until “Stability is Restored”

January 15, 2013

“Paris has poured hundreds of soldiers into Mali and carried out 50 bombing raids since Friday in the Islamist-controlled northern half of the country, which Western and regional states fear could become a base for terrorist attacks in Africa and Europe.”

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