Al Qaida's most senior operative in Africa has been confirmed as killed in Somalia, in what is another blow to the terrorist group following a constant flow of senior members falling since Osama bin Laden's death last month.
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, who is believed to have been the brains behind the 1998 attacks on U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was killed in Mogadishu Tuesday, although he was not initially identified.
The 1998 embassy attacks resulted in the killing of 224 people, including 12 American citizens, and more than 5,000 others were injured. more >>
Al-Qaida’s number two has issued a chilling warning to the West saying that Osama bin Laden will continue to “terrify” the U.S. and its allies from beyond the grave.
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s message has been posted on Jihadist websites five weeks since the killing of bin Laden, and is the first time that al-Zawahiri has spoken publicly about his leader’s death.
The statement also comes just a week after Ilyas Kashmiri, a potential successor to bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. drone strike. more >>
White House officials are considering whether to withdraw all 30,000 U.S. surge troops from Afghanistan by late 2012.
A number of options are currently being discussed for the best to method to conduct the U.S. troop drawdown, which is scheduled to commence in July.
President Barack Obama will hold pivotal meetings Wednesday with Afghan President Karzai to discuss strategy. He is also preparing to address U.S. voters on his Afghan strategy this month. more >>
One of the most wanted terrorist militants in the world has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region late Friday night, June 3, 2011.
Ilyas Kashmiri, the leader of terrorist group “Harkatul Jihad al-Islami” was among nine killed during the U.S. airstrike. His death has been confirmed Saturday by the militant group itself.
Abu Hanzala, a spokesman for the terror group, confirmed the death of Kashmiri, who is believed to have been responsible for the attack on a naval air station in Karachi last month, which killed 10 Pakistan navy personnel. more >>
British spy agents from MI6 have reportedly hacked into a terrorist magazine and replaced instructions telling potential Islamic extremists how to make bombs with recipes for “The Best Cupcakes in America”.
A report by the Associated Press explains how the British hackers “managed to hack into the extremist Inspire magazine, replacing its bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes”.
It has been reported by The Daily Telegraph that the recipe used was actually “The Best Cupcakes in America” originally published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show. more >>
An al-Qaida “Pakistan-based attack planner” has been arrested in Afghanistan according to media reports June 2, 2011.
The man is being described as a former associate of Osama bin Laden, and was suspected to have been with the al-Qaida leader in 2001, although the International Security Assistance Force is declining to publicly identify him.
Two of the attack planner’s “associates” were also arrested in the raid that took place on Wednesday in the province of Balkh, according to ISAF. more >>