A federal appeals court in New York released a 2010 Justice Department memo on the targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen following a lawsuit brought by the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union. Portions of the memo are redacted.
Jamal Maarouf was among the first to take up arms against Bashar al-Assad — now he’s leading the fight against ISIS. “We will continue this war until we drive them from Syria.”
Tomatoes - $0.40; trip for spreading propaganda - $200. (via the Associated Press.)
Twin bombings outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut, claimed by a Lebanese al-Qaeda affiliate, killed at least 23 people and injured at least 147 on Monday morning. Warning: Graphic content.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb says it killed two French journalists in retaliation for French crimes against the people of northern Mali.
On Sunday, a series of bombings across Shiite regions of Iraq killed 62 people and wounded dozens. The attacks bring the death toll across the country this month to 545, the Associated Press reports.
An opposition radio campaign against rebels linked to al-Qaeda in Syria has seen the station’s offices raided and, its journalists say, one of their colleagues abducted. Now they’ve decided to speak out.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been the only part of al-Qaeda to show any operational capacity to launch attacks against the U.S. homeland over the past few years.
“Current information suggests that al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond.”
Turns out, terrorists file expense reports and clash with their bosses too.
Spin Ghul tried to bomb U.S. facilities in Nigeria and harm personnel in Afghanistan, the FBI says.
After falling out with al-Shabaab, Alabama native Omar Hammami gets a comeuppance from someone who seems like a fellow Western jihadi. Did Hammami rip off someone else’s jihadi rap?
The West African country — likely obscure to most watching the foreign policy debate — just entered the national conversation.
The al-Qaeda-linked Islam flag that declares “No God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet,” has flown over Innocence of Muslims-related protests from Cairo to Sydney.
Eleven years later, Truthers are still out there — and they think they’re winning. “We have more factions now.”
Dick Cheney had a secret C.I.A. club that planned to assassinate suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists abroad. While it never came to fruition (one source told the Times it “sounds great in the movies, but when you try to do it, it’s not that easy”), people are beginning to ponder the legal implications of such a program, which itself was assassinated by C.I.A. director Leon E. Panetta just last month. Others are speculating that this is just the tip of an iceberg…
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