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Yemeni soldiers battle 'al-Qaeda' fighters

Yemeni soldiers battle 'al-Qaeda' fighters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Sixteen anti-government fighters and four soldiers killed in clashes outside the capital of southern Abyan province.
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Al Qaeda Africa Refuge Flourishes By Meshing With Locals

Al Qaeda Africa Refuge Flourishes By Meshing With Locals | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SOKOLO, Mali -- The first time the members of al-Qaida emerged from the forest, they politely said hello. Then the men carrying automatic weapons asked the frightened villagers if they could please take water from the well.
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Official: Yemen’s military kills 7 al-Qaida-linked fighters in battle for key southern city

Official: Yemen’s military kills 7 al-Qaida-linked fighters in battle for key southern city | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni troops killed seven al-Qaida-linked militants — including an Iranian, a Pakistani and two Somali nationals — in the latest fighting in a turbulent southern province, a security official said Wednesday.
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The Islamist Bloc?

The Islamist Bloc? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Just because you think you know one of the Arab World's new Islamists doesn't mean you know them all.

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Mauritanian Army Strikes Al-Qaeda Base In Mali

Mauritanian Army Strikes Al-Qaeda Base In Mali | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
By Bakari Gueye The Mauritanian military last week launched air strikes on an al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) base in Mali's Wagadou forest.
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Don’t Trust Musharraf

Don’t Trust Musharraf | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bruce Riedel argues that we can’t forget to hold Musharraf accountable for bin Laden.
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Intensified Yemeni air strikes kill 24 al-Qaida terrorists

ADEN, Yemen, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian national terrorist Ibrahim Mohammed Saleh al-Banaa, who is the head of media department of the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and 23 others, including the son of U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al- Awlaki were killed in intensified air strikes in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa, military official said Saturday.

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How Social Networks Can Empower Enemies of Freedom

How Social Networks Can Empower Enemies of Freedom | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Social networks might promote democracy, but they also empower the enemies of freedom. In this week's Newsweek, Niall Ferguson looks at how the power of online networking is used by all sides in battles of democracy.
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Yemen's Saleh plays the al Qaeda card

Yemen's Saleh plays the al Qaeda card | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
At first glance, the FOX News headline, “al Qaeda: Yemen province now an Islamic Emirate,” is pretty disturbing. But it’s not remotely true. The US media is getting played by the King of Spin, President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his legion of Baghdad Bobs, again.
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Gadhafi threatens to join forces with al-Qaida if West attacks Libya

Gadhafi threatens to join forces with al-Qaida if West attacks Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Libyan leader says he is shocked by betrayal of European leaders, his former allies, who have slapped economic sanctions on Tripoli following a violent crackdown on protests in the country.
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Awlaki video urges U.S. Muslims to join al Qaeda

Awlaki video urges U.S. Muslims to join al Qaeda | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S.-born al Qaeda militant Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a CIA drone strike in September, posthumously called on U.S.
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New York arrest for alleged 'al-Qaida sympathiser' linked to bomb plot

New York arrest for alleged 'al-Qaida sympathiser' linked to bomb plot | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Dominican-born US citizen, 27, allegedly plotted to bomb soliders, police cars and post offices, said mayor Bloomberg...
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Libya dispatch: as lawlessness spreads, are the rebel 'good guys' turning bad?

Libya dispatch: as lawlessness spreads, are the rebel 'good guys' turning bad? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Once welcomed as liberators, Libya's rebel fighters are beginning to outstay their welcome in Tripoli.

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Yemen army kills five Qaeda suspects: officials

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Five al-Qaeda suspects were killed in artillery shelling by Yemen’s army in the country’s restive southern city of Zinjibar, officials said on Saturday.

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European Aid Workers Abducted In Western Algeria

European Aid Workers Abducted In Western Algeria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Unidentified gunmen have abducted three European aid workers from an refugee camp in western Algeria, officials said Monday.
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Al Qaeda Tries a New Tactic in Somalia: Philanthropy

A food giveaway over the weekend to the famine-plagued people in Somalia raises a question: What kind of group is Al Qaeda these days?
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In Rare Rally, Somalis Protest Shabab

Thousands packed into a stadium to denounce the group for a suicide bombing last week that killed scores of people.
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Al-Qaeda Fear in U.S. Buys Saleh Time as Yemen Clashes Escalate

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is facing down mass protests and defections with backing from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, who are betting it’s safer to let a key ally against al-Qaeda leave on his own terms.
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Libya: Is the West playing into al-Qaeda's hands?

Libya: Is the West playing into al-Qaeda's hands? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Islamists have had a marginal role in these revolutions – but that could be changing, writes Peter Bergen.
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