Category: Terrorism

Al-Qaeda changing its communication methods after leaks

U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to salvage their surveillance of al-Qaeda and other militants who are working frantically to change how they communicate after a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor leaked details of two of its spying programs. It’s an…

Analyst: Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria now best-equipped of the group

(CNN) — Al Qaeda’s affiliate inside Syria is now the best-equipped arm of the terror group in existence today, according to informal assessments by U.S. and Middle East intelligence agencies, a private sector analyst directly familiar with the information told CNN.

Nigeria: Hezbollah Weapons Cache Found

NYTimes/AP: Soldiers in northern Nigeriauncovered an arms cache that the authorities say they believe belonged to members of the Lebanese political party and militant group Hezbollah, the military and secret police said Thursday. Officials said soldiers confiscated the weapons from a home…

Female DNA Discovered on Bomb From Boston Marathon Attack

Genetic material from a female has been discovered on one or possibly both of the rudimentary explosive devices used in the Boston Marathon attacks, prompting the FBI to widen its search for possible co-conspirators in the attack that killed three…

Explosions rock Boston Marathon; several injured

(CNN) — Two large explosions rocked an area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, injuring at least six people and spewing wreckage in its wake.

Israel and Gaza… Here we go again

HAMAS fires rockets into Israel Israel has few options in its dealings with HAMAS* and the Gaza Strip. The recent increase in violence has forced the Israelis to order air strikes against targets in the territory and prepare for a…

Blast halts Iran gas flow to Turkey, 28 troops wounded

ANKARA (Reuters) – Unidentified saboteurs have blown up a pipeline in eastern Turkey carrying Iranian natural gas, halting the flow of gas and wounding 28 soldiers in a passing military vehicle, Turkish officials said on Friday.

Bulgaria says suicide bomber blew up airport bus

  (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the country’s interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame.

Pakistan/Terrorism: 15 terrorists killed in U.S. drone strike

Pakistani media informed that early on Monday a U.S. drone targeted a terrorist military compound in Mir Ali located in North Waziristan, 25 kilometers from Miramshah. It appears that the drone fired two missiles killing 15 terrorists, the death toll and the drone strike have…

Updates on Yemen and Sudan internal conflicts

New Yemeni Resolve to Defeat al-Qaeda Bearing Results in Lawdar The battle for southern Yemen has intensified since the succession of Abd Rabu Mansur al-Hadi to the Yemen presidency and his subsequent vow to suppress the Islamist insurgency. The latest…