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Philippine Military Strike Kills Three Top-Ranking Terrorists

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine military says a trio of senior leaders of two al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups have been killed in an air raid on the remote southern island of Jolo. The three terrorist leaders have been identified as Umbra Jumdail, a leader in the Abu Sayyaf group, and Jemaah Islamiyah leaders Zulkifli bin Hir and Abdullah Ali. […]

India: Police Break Up Domestic Terror Cell

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities say they have broken up a domestic terror cell responsible for several bombings, including one that killed 17 people at a bakery last year. New Delhi Police announced Wednesday they have detained six suspected militants, including one Pakistani, all believed to have ties to the Indian Mujahideen terror group. Authorities say they recovered […]

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Explosion Hits Militant-Held Area in Somalia

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say a large explosion has hit near an area held by al-Shabab militants outside of Somalia’s capital. The witnesses said the blast happened Sunday near Afgoye, about 30 kilometers from Mogadishu. They described a light in the sky followed by a heavy explosion. Kenya’s military has threatened to carry out airstrikes on […]

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Pakistani Militant Leader Threatens to Quit Peace Deal with Govt

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most powerful militant leaders operating in Pakistan’s tribal belt near the Afghan border on Saturday threatened to quit an unofficial peace agreement with the government. In a statement distributed in Miran Shah, the main town in semi-autonomous tribal region of North Waziristan, Hafiz Gul Bahadur criticized Pakistani leaders for allowing the United […]

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Kenya Asks Arab Nations for Support in Somalia

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya is calling for more support from Arab nations to help pursue al-Shabab militants who are carrying out attacks near the Kenya-Somalia border. A top official in Kenya’s Foreign Ministry, Lindsay Kiptiness, says Kenya is trying to gain support from the Arab League and predominantly Muslim nations such as Turkey and Iran that have backed […]

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Kenyan Navy Sinks Boat of Suspected al-Shabab Militants

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan military officials say their navy has sunk another boat carrying suspected al-Shabab militants. A Navy spokesman says Kenyan forces fired on the boat in the area Ras Kamboni on Friday, after the vessel refused to stop for identification as it sped toward Kenyan waters. Kenya has not confirmed the number of casualties. Earlier this […]

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Kenya Tweets Warning: Do Not Sell Donkeys to Al-Shabab

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan military spokesman has sent out this warning on Twitter: Do not sell donkeys to Somali militant group al-Shabab. Major Emmanuel Chirchir has been using the social networking site to communicate with the public as Kenya’s military battles the al-Qaida-linked militant group on Somali soil. Chirchir tweeted on Thursday that al-Shabab militants have “resorted […]

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Blast Strikes Military Convoy in Eastern Kenya

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A blast struck a paramilitary convoy in eastern Kenya on Friday, seriously wounding three security officers . The explosion happened just outside the town of Garissa on a road that leads to Kenya’s massive Dadaab refugee complex and continues to the Somali border about 150 kilometers away. Authorities were investigating if a land mine or […]

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Kenyan Sentenced to Life in Prison for Grenade Attacks

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan man who pleaded guilty to a grenade attack earlier this week in Nairobi has been given life in prison, while Somali insurgent group al-Shabab continues to threaten more violence across Kenya in retaliation for its offensive into Somalia. Elgiva Bwire Oliacha confessed to being a member of al-Shabab, and admitted his role in […]

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Al-Shabab Leader in Somalia Calls for Attacks Against Kenya

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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An al-Shabab militant leader in Somalia is calling on his followers to carry out huge explosions inside Kenya, in retaliation for Kenyan troops going into Somalia to try and stop the Islamic militants. Sheikh Muktar Robow says tossing grenades is not enough. He is urging the militants to strike what he calls big painful blows. […]

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