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New Threat Seen in Afghan Pullout




Some Algeria Attackers Are Placed at Benghazi




Omar Khadr's lawyers step down




Germany Abroad: 'Mealy-Mouthed' Foreign Policy Angers Allies




Bildt: Sweden in dark over US terror extradition




How a pile of explosives I found in a Libyan field may have ended up in the hands of Algerian terrorists




'Pakistan's nukes face threat from army insiders'




'Gates of Hell': Mali Conflict Opens New Front in War on Terror




Belmokhtar claims Algerian raid, slaying of hostages for al Qaeda

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpg"We in al Qaeda announce that we carried out the blessed commando operation," Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the emir of the Those who sign with Blood Brigade, said in a video.


Terror Threat Prompts US Rethink on Africa




In London, US Defense Secretary Panetta and UK Defence Secretary Hammond refused to criticize the Algerian government's handling of the hostage crisis at In Amenas gas field. Panetta and Hammond said their governments do not intend to send ground troops into Mali but would work with regional partners to defeat Islamist militants. Panetta said the US cannot allow al Qaeda to establish a base of operations anywhere in the world.




Jihadists' Surge in North Africa Reveals Grim Side of Arab Spring




CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism 'playbook,' officials say




Outgoing Defense Secretary Panetta urged NATO to keep "relentless" pressure on al Qaeda and to become more innovative and flexible. Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen residing in Chicago, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his roles in the 2008 Mumbai attack and a planned attack in Denmark. Terrorism charges against a young Ft. Lauderdale imam were dismissed; his father, Miami imam Hafiz Khan, faces charges for funneling $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban.




US won't drop conspiracy charge against 9/11 plot suspects




Karzai government accused of Taliban's return to power




The White House said it had cautioned Algerian officials about the hostage situation at the Algerian gas facility but was not given advance warning of the launch of the rescue attempt. US officials think five to seven Americans were among the hostages. The US deployed a Predator drone over the area, but it did not capture images of the hostages. The White House said it could not confirm whether militants with links to al Qaeda instigated the attack, but that it was trying to find out.




US Sees Hazy Threat From Mali Militants




US general says Britain risks 'special relationship' if it cuts military




Sahara hostage siege turns Mali war global