Posts Tagged ‘al-Qaida’

UPDATED ON: Saturday, July 25, 2009
18:17 Mecca time, 15:17 GMT
At least four people have been killed and 12 wounded after a car bomb exploded outside the offices of a Sunni Arab political party in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah, a police officer said. (more…)

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By NAHAL TOOSI (AP) – 1 day ago

ISLAMABAD — The militants wore masks, carried weapons and came by the dozens. Still, they exhibited a strange sense of courtesy: They let the reporter’s relatives leave the house before they bombed it. (more…)

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Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:31am EDT

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden’s son Sa’ad was probably killed by a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan earlier this year, U.S. National Public Radio has reported, citing U.S. intelligence officials. (more…)

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by Julie McCarthy

All Things Considered,

July 20, 2009 ·

After claiming success against Taliban guerrillas in the northwestern Swat Valley, Pakistan’s military now is targeting Taliban strongholds to the south. (more…)

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by Daniel L. Bynum

July 14, 2009 —

Killing terrorist leaders is difficult, is often ineffective, and can easily backfire. Yet it is one of the United States’ few options for managing the threat posed by al Qaeda from its base in tribal Pakistan. By some accounts, U.S. drone activity in Pakistan has killed dozens of lower-ranking and at least 10 mid- and high-ranking leaders from al Qaeda and the Taliban. (more…)

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By MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE Published: July 13, 2009

WASHINGTON — Since 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency has developed plans to dispatch small teams overseas to kill senior Qaeda terrorists, according to current and former government officials. (more…)

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Washington, July 12 (ANI): The United States has ruled out any negotiations with the Taliban until it lays down arms and severe all its ties with Al-Qaeda. (more…)

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