Obama on slippery Syrian slope
A female news reporter and an associate were found dead with their throats slit in Sebha after being kidnapped. About 800 supporters of Khalid Haftar’s “Dignity Campaign” demonstrated in Benghazi. Haftar’s forces warned Benghazi University students to stay away from the campus, as Ansar al Sharia and the February 17 Brigade had moved weapons there. […]
In a statement released on May 26, AQAP commander Jalal al Marqishi addresses the “American enemy” and predicts an ignominious US withdrawal from Yemen.
The five Taliban commanders exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl were all deemed “high” risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. All of them were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. Two of them have been wanted for war crimes by the UN.
Norwegian media reported this week that a Somali man who had lived in Norway has been killed fighting in Syria. On May 27 police arrested a Somali and two Kosovans, all Norwegian citizens residing in Oslo, who are suspected of supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The two Kosovans are brothers who […]
Mohamed Hersi, 28, a Toronto university graduate who was born in Somalia, became the first Canadian convicted under a new law that penalizes “leaving or attempting to leave Canada” to commit terrorism. Hersi was arrested at the airport in Toronto in 2011 as he was trying to board a one-way flight to Cairo, on his […]
US officials have identified the first American suicide bomber in Syria as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who reportedly grew up in Florida. Abusalha went by the alias “Abu Hurayra al Amriki” and joined the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria.
Authorities charged Kyrgyzstan national Khairullozhon Matanov, an acquaintance of Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, with lying to investigators and destroying evidence relating to the attack. An American who carried out a suicide attack for the Al Nusrah Front in Syria was identified as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who had grown up in Florida.