War on Terrorism

Federal Aviation Administration Investigating Possible Drone Sighting Near New York City’s JFK Airport

March 4, 2013

“The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a report from the pilot, who claims he saw an unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft while on his final approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport.”

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Latest Issue of al-Qaeda’s Online English Magazine ‘Inspire’ Calls For Vehicular Vandalism

March 4, 2013

“His helpful tips: avoid CCTV cameras; hide the gas in an apple juice bottle; and, importantly, “don’t get petrol on yourself.”

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Swiss Woman Freed in Yemen After Being Held Hostage For Nearly a Year

March 4, 2013

“Armed tribesmen had kidnapped the teacher in the western Yemeni port city of Hudaida in March 2012 to press their government to free jailed relatives, a Yemeni Interior Ministry official told Reuters last year.”

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Algerian Gas Plant Hostage Crisis Mastermind Mokhtar Belmokhtar Killed in Northern Mali

March 4, 2013

“Mokhtar Belmokhtar – nicknamed Mr Marlboro after amassing a fortune by smuggling cigarettes and drugs across the Sahara – is said to have died along with 14 of his men in an attack by soldiers on a mountain stronghold.”

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Defends Aid to Syrian Rebels

March 4, 2013

“Last week the U.S. pledged millions of dollars in food, medical supplies, and non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition so that it can begin to provide security and govern liberated parts of Syria.”

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Gunmen Massacre Over 40 Syrian Government Soldiers Who Had Sought Temporary Safety in Iraq

March 4, 2013

“Ali al-Musawi, a spokesman for Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, accused “armed groups from the Iraqi and Syrian side” of coordinating the attack.”

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Activist: Syrian Rebels Take Control of Key City of Raqqa After Heavy Fighting With Government Forces

March 4, 2013

“The Local Coordination Committees, a network of anti-Assad activists in Syria, said the governor’s palace in Raqqa had been seized by insurgents”

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Syrian Rebels Form Exile Government in the Rebel-Controlled Province of Aleppo

March 4, 2013

“To provide a possible conduit for the U.S. aid, representatives of rebel groups elected a 29-person council here as the government in rebel-controlled northern province of Aleppo province.”

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Shipment Seized Off the Coast of Yemen Contained Chinese Anti-Aircraft Missiles

March 4, 2013

“The Chinese missiles were part of a larger shipment interdicted by American and Yemeni forces in January, which American and Yemeni officials say was intended for the Houthi rebels in northwestern Yemen.”

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Syria and Iran Criticize United States Non-Lethal Aid to the Syrian Rebels

March 2, 2013

“The foreign ministers of Syria and Iran on Saturday harshly criticized the United States over its decision to provide aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, saying that such assistance would only prolong the conflict.”

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Israel’s Channel 10: President Obama Will Threaten Iran With a Military Strike in June

February 27, 2013

“Pres. Obama is scheduled to visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month, and during the get-together the two leaders will reportedly work out the details for a possible assault.”

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Investigators Discovery Elaborate Surveillance and Effort by Hezbollah to Kill Israeli Citizens

February 27, 2013

“Some details have come from Yaakoub himself, who made his first public appearance last week during his trial in Cyprus. But a much fuller account comes from legal documents summarizing the Swedish man’s statements to police during weeks of questioning last summer.”

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Symantec Security Response Discovers Earliest Version of Stuxnet 0.5 in

February 26, 2013

“Analysis of this code reveals the latest discovery to be version 0.5 and that it was in operation between 2007 and 2009 with indications that it, or even earlier variants of it, were in operation as early as 2005.”

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Colombian Government Authorizes Committee of Civilians and Red Cross Workers to Travel to German Hostages

February 25, 2013

“The National Liberation Army (ELN) said in early February they had captured two German men in Catatumbo, near the border with Venezuela, the second time in a month it seized foreigners.”

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Syrian Opposition Agrees to Attend “Friends of Syria” Meeting in Rome on Thursday

February 25, 2013

“Al-Bunni told Al-Arabiya TV the decision was made based on guarantees al-Khatib heard from western diplomats that the conference would be different and that the opposition would receive real commitments this time.”

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