“O Lions Of Sham” – Zawahiri´s Message To Syrians

“Bloodshed” is the daily news coming out of Syria these days. While the protest against the regime of President Assad have turned into a full grown war with a militant insurgency fighting the dictator in Damascus, Al-Qaida sees its chance for establishing a base in the country and calls for Syrians and other Arabs to join the fight against Assad.

The terrorist network has just released a new video message by its Amir Dr.Ayman az-Zawahiri, titled “Go Forward, O Lions Of Sham!”.

“Do not rely on the West or America or the Arab governments and Turkey” Zawahiri says in the new video tape, “You know what they are planning against you!” Continue reading

3 Executed by Militants for Helping U.S. in Yemen

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By REUTERS  Published: February 12, 2012

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) — Islamist militants in southern Yemen said they executed three men on Sunday for giving the United States information used to carry out drone strikes in the area.

Residents of the towns of Jaar and Azzan said two Saudis and one Yemeni were beheaded at dawn by the militant group Ansar al-Sharia.

A spokesman for the group later said none of those executed were Saudi citizens, but all three had been working for the intelligence services of the kingdom, a close ally of the United States.

A number of important figures in Al Qaeda’s wing in Yemen are Saudi militants wanted by the authorities in Riyadh.

The United States has been launching drone strikes against militants in the south. Last month, at least 12 people were killed in one such attack. Continue reading

Iran Launches New Home-Made Satellite into Orbit

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News number: 9010173437 15:54 | 2012-02-03
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Friday successfully sent its domestically-made 
satellite named 'Navid-e Elm-o Sana'at' (Promise of Science and Industry) 
into orbit.
The satellite was sent to space following a decree by Iranian President 
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday morning via videoconference.
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Science, Research and 
Technology Kamran Daneshjou and Head of State Spatial Organization Hamid 
Fazeli attended the control panel for the launch of the satellite.
The satellite, completely designed and built by Iranian experts, blasted 
into orbit on the occasion of the 10-Day Dawn celebrations, marking the 33rd 
anniversary of the victory of Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The 50-kilogram orbiter lifted off into space with an orbital angle of 55 
degrees on the Iranian-made Safir satellite-carrier.

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Bosnian Grand Mufti Says Iran Good Friend Of Bosnia Herzegovina

clip_image001Iranian media has reported that Mustafa Ceric, the Grand Mufti of Bosnia, told former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in a meeting that he considers Iran a “good friend” of his country.” According to a report in the Tehran Times:

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Tuesday that the Balkan region is Islam’s gate of entry to the western world. However, certain European countries are sensitive to the spread of Islam and cannot tolerate seeing Muslims become powerful in the Balkan region, Rafsanjani told Mustafa Ceric, the head of Islamic community in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The senior cleric who heads the Expediency Council and the Assembly of Experts, said Islam captures the minds of people by its wise and logical approach and the enemies cannot deter its influence on citizens no matter how powerful they are. With the passage of time, the humankind becomes more receptive to Islam as they make much more progress.

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Suspected al Shabaab rebels raid Kenya police post

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By Noor Ali | Reuters

Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki (L), walks with the Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (R) on arrival at the 16th Extra Ordinary Summit of IGAD Heads of state meeting on Somalia, in Addis Ababa November 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kumerra Gemechu

GARISSA, Kenya (Reuters) – Suspected Somali al Shabaab rebel fighters raided a police post near Mandera in northern Kenya Saturday, seizing weapons and burning a mobile phone transmission mast, security officials said.

The group of fighters attacked Arabiya, a trading centre 60 kilometres from Mandera, and engaged police in a firefight before overpowering them and taking all the guns and bullets from the local police post.

“Arabiya was attacked. We believe it’s al Shabaab. They destroyed, burnt a communication booster and took ammunition at the police post,” North Eastern Provincial police commander Leo Nyongesa told Reuters by phone.

There were no injuries or deaths reported.

Kenya ordered its soldiers across the border in October to crush the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab who it said had attacked its security forces and tourists inside Kenya.

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The latest incident comes days after grenade attacks in the frontier town of Garissa killed six, and a roadside bomb killed a soldier in Mandera town.

Nyongesa said police had arrested five people suspected to be involved in the Garissa attack. Continue reading

Britain’s ‘most wanted’ killed in drone attack

One of Britain’s most wanted terrorists has been killed by a CIA drone attack in Pakistan, along with another Briton.

Britain's 'most wanted' killed in drone attack

Ibrahim Adam was killed in the tribal region of Waziristan, Pakistan Photo: PA

He was killed in the tribal region of Waziristan alongside Mohammed Azmir Khan, 37.

Both men and their brothers were believed to be part of an established network of radicals from Ilford, East London with connections to al-Qaeda.

Adam’s father confirmed that his son had been killed and a close friend of Khan’s family, who did not want to be named, said: “They have taken it very badly – this is the second son who has been killed in a drone strike.”

Adam, 24, was the younger brother of Anthony Garcia, 28, one of the men jailed for life for plotting to blow up the Ministry of Sound night club or the Bluewater Shopping Centre with a fertiliser bomb in 2004.

Adam disappeared along with his older brother Lamine, 30, in May 2007 despite being put under a control order after previously being stopped while en route to Syria. Continue reading

The NBC Report That Could Have Been Produced By Iranian State TV

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NBC reporter Ann Curry interviews President Mahmud Ahmadinejad

September 14, 2011

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad prays every morning at 5 a.m., then goes jogging with his bodyguards "at times seemingly ‘Rocky’-style."
He then heads to the gym. The early bird Iranian president works out for 30 minutes every day before reaching his “spacious but simple office” before 7 a.m.
What follows in his daily schedule includes reading the newspapers, meetings, talking with and caring for poor people, and more prayers.

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