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Mini Missiles and Mini Drones Used In Pakistan

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In an effort to decrease collateral civilian deaths in drone attacks in Pakistan, the CIA has started to utilize smaller-sized missiles and miniature drones.  Last month, the CIA killed a top al-Qaeda official and 9 other suspected insurgents by deploying a small missile that is about the size of a violin case and weighs about […]

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Suspicious Symptoms in Afghan Schoolgirls: Taliban Suspected

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In the past week, at least 88 girls and teachers have become ill in three different schools in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan. The girls described a strange smell in the classrooms. While officials have not identified the cause, they do think it was a deliberate attack , and local doctors have suggested the Taliban is the […]

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Death of Top Al Qaeda Officials Confirmed

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Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has confirmed the death of its two most senior leaders, Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. The group posted a statement on its website late Saturday night, a week after the U.S. reported the deaths, which followed a joint Iraqi-U.S. strike on April 18. U.S. officials called the loss […]

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Al Qaeda Leaders Planned Attack on NY Subway

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Before being killed in a missile strike, two top Al Qaeda leaders had planned to detonate explosives on the New York subway. Zarein Ahmedzay, a New York City taxi driver, and Najibullah Zazi, an airport shuttle bus driver, and Adis Medunjanin had allegedly met the Al Qaeada leaders on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in August 2008. […]

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Last Guantanamo Uighurs reject resettlement in Palau

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On Thursday, the five remaining Uighurs detained at Guantanamo again petitioned three federal appeals judges to be released into the United States. The five men have indicated that they do not want to be released to Palau—where six other previously detained Uighurs have already been resettled. The five men were part of a group of  […]

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