Al-Qaeda plotting to bomb US plane: report
The US indicted Minh Quang Pham for assisting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Pham, who had traveled from the UK to Yemen to help with AQAP’s online propaganda and worked with an American there in 2011, is currently being held in the UK and will be extradited soon.
ISAF killed the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s leader in Kunar and several insurgents in an airstrike in the province. The Taliban killed four civilians and two policemen in bombings in Helmand and Paktia, and poisoned 53 schoolgirls in Sar-i-Pul.
The United Nations Security Council will remove Saad al Faqih from the al Qaeda sanctions list tomorrow evening if none of the nations on the council object. Faqih was added to the US’s list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists in 2004 for ties to top al Qaeda leaders.
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The four aid workers who were kidnapped yesterday in the Dadaab refuge camp in northern Kenya include two Canadians, a Norwegian, and a Filipino. Shabaab is suspected of moving the foreign aid workers to Somalia.