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Al Qaeda ally orchestrated assault on US Embassy in Tunisia

seifallah-ben-hassine.jpgThe Sept. 14 assault on the US Embassy in Tunis was orchestrated by Seifallah ben Hassine, a.k.a. Abu Iyad al Tunisi, who has longstanding ties to al Qaeda. Hassine currently heads Ansar al Sharia Tunisia.


US Scales Back Plans for Afghan Peace




34 'high risk' Guantanamo detainees approved for transfer

The Obama administration has released a list of 55 Guantanamo detainees who have been approved for transfer, but remain in custody. The Long War Journal finds that 34 of the 55 detainees listed were previously deemed "high risk(s)" by Joint Task Force Guantanamo.


Ex-Gitmo detainee reportedly tied to consulate attack

Qhumu_Ben.jpgSufyan ben Qumu was transferred from Guantanamo to Libya in 2007, and then freed in 2010. He leads a brigade in Ansar al Sharia and is a key al Qaeda operative in Libya, according to a Congressional report.


Canada blames US for delay in transferring Omar Khadr




Afghanistan: US hands over controversial Bagram jail




White House Backs Blacklisting Militant Organization




US Seems Set to Brand Haqqanis as Terror Group




Obama administration divided over designating Haqqani network as terrorist group




Taliban team in Qatar for negotiations with US




The Uighur from Guantanamo cooking pizza in Albania




No decision on Taliban inmates' transfer: US




Exclusive: US sweetens Taliban prisoner proposal in bid to revive peace talks




Egypt demands release of Guantanamo detainee




Egypt requests release of al Qaeda explosives expert

Tariq-Mahmoud-Ahmed-al-Sawah.jpgThe Egyptian government has requested the release of Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al Sawah from Guantanamo. Al Sawah was a top al Qaeda explosives expert before his capture, and designed the prototype of the shoe bomb used by Richard Reid, as well as magnetized limpet mines. He was originally a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the leaked JTF-GTMO file for his case notes that the US government has been spying on the Brotherhood.


Ex-Guantanamo detainee surrenders to Saudis

Sayegh.JPGAn ex-Gitmo detainee named Adnan al Sayegh has reportedly turned himself into Saudi authorities. Al Sayegh was a member of al Qaeda's 55th Arab Brigade, which fought alongside the Taliban in pre-9/11 Afghanistan. He joined al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after his release from Guantanamo.


Khadr called 'manipulative' in military report to be used by Ottawa




Two Journalists Freed by Islamic Fighters in Syria After Weeklong Ordeal




Canada - MacKay's wife slams newspaper for 'distorted' Khadr comments




Key Afghans Tied to Mass Killings in '90s Civil War