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Debate Aside, Number of Drone Strikes Drops Sharply




A three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the government need not release photographs of the corpse of Osama bin Laden. The court accepted the contention of the Obama administration that the CIA could keep the photographs secret, as an exception to the Freedom of Information Act, because their release might put Americans abroad at risk.




Drones: Myths And Reality In Pakistan - International Crisis Group




Coalition Plays Down Afghan Reports of Major Battle in Helmand




Senate panel backs arming Syria rebels




Terrorism Statistics Reports Assigned To Academic Group




US Takes Steps to Add Security at Embassies




Applying Early Lessons to Build Afghan Security




Sherry Rehman urges end to drone strikes




Afghanistan to Sign Security Agreement Once the War Ends




The State Department added Al Nusrah Front emir Sheikh Abu Muhammad al Julani ito its list of global terrorists. The FBI is questioning New Hampshire resident Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter, about his ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. In Idaho, Uzbek national Fazliddin Kurbanov pled not guilty to charges of supporting the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and teaching people how to bomb public transportation.




Fazliddin Kurbanov, an Uzbek, was arrested in Boise, Idaho and charged with helping the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to build a weapon of mass destruction for a terrorist act overseas. Authorities have found that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a message claiming responsibility for the attack and saying it was "collateral damage" and retribution for US military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US Marshals Service has lost track of two "identified as known or suspected terrorists" who formerly participated in the federal witness protection program; both are thought to be now outside the US.




Uzbek national in Idaho arrested, charged with supporting the IMU

Fazliddin Kurbanov is charged with supporting the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, training others to purchase and assemble components of a bomb, and possessing an "unregistered destructive device."


US options to 'capture or kill' Benghazi suspects




Alleged Hezbollah, Hamas men in NY smuggling ring




Berlin Sees Chemical Weapons As Trigger for Intervention in Syria




Tunneling KFC to Gazans Craving the World Outside




The White House released emails relating to the attack on the Benghazi consulate; they show revisions of talking points to delete references to al Qaeda, Islamic extremists, and FBI warnings. Seven people were caught trespassing at a reservoir that supplies water to Boston and 40 other communities. The trespassers, who are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, told police that their "education and career interests" drew them to the site. Checks on public water supplies across the state have been stepped up, and the FBI is investigating. Law enforcement officials are examining evidence in an unsolved Sept. 11, 2011 triple murder case that may be linked to Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.




Afghanistan imposes $1b illegitimate taxes on US-funded projects




US Special Operations Step Up in Afghanistan