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Suspected Militants Killed in Yemeni Airstrikes

Yemeni military officials say at least five suspected al-Qaida militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes over southern towns.

Officials say the strikes carried out by government warplanes on late Monday and Tuesday targeted militant hideouts in areas including Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province. They say at least two civilians were also killed in the strikes.

On Monday, tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the capital, Sana'a, to protest against the government's handling of an Islamist insurgency in Abyan province.

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1993 Six killed, 1100 injured when a bomb detonates in the World Trade Center. Instigator Ramzi Yousef, nephew of 9-11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is convicted. Links to al Qaeda are suspected. 9-11-2001, bin Laden accused of being the master mind in video released by Bush Administration. The hunt for bin Laden is launched. 2010 CHRISTMAS BOMBER preempted from carrying out attack on Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit.

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On 1 May, 2011, four helicopters carried members of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), formerly known as SEAL Team Six, on perhaps the biggest mission of the War on Terror. Their target: Usama bin Laden, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, the man responsible for the attacks on the United States of 11 September, 2001. Backing them up were three aircraft carriers and other forces, ready to act if Pakistan tried to interfere with the operation.

Report: US Drone Targets Militants in Somalia

A Washington newspaper reports that a U.S. drone aircraft fired on two leaders of Somalia's al-Shabab militant group last week, apparently wounding them.

The Washington Post based its report on an unnamed senior military official familiar with the operation.

The official said the drone strike was carried out amid concerns that al-Shabab is working more closely with al-Qaida to launch attacks outside Somalia's borders.

Witnesses in Somalia reported the attack June 23, saying it took place in Qandal, a coastal area south of Kismayo.

UN-Backed Tribunal Issues Arrest Warrants in 2005 Hariri Assassination

A U.N.-backed court investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has issued indictments and arrest warrants for four suspects in the case.

Lebanese officials say the tribunal in The Hague submitted the documents to Lebanese prosecutor general Saeed Mirza on Thursday, without disclosing the names of those charged.

Experts say that if Lebanese authorities do not arrest the suspects within 30 days, the tribunal can order the indictments to be published in local media.

No names released

Dozens of Soldiers Killed in Yemen Fighting

Military officials in Yemen say at least 26 soldiers have been killed in heavy fighting with militants in the southern city of Zinjibar.

At least 14 Islamist militants also were killed as the two sides battled Wednesday for control of a stadium on the outskirts of the city.

The fighting comes as part of daily government attacks on al-Qaida- linked militants who have seized control of several areas in Abyan province, including Zinjibar and smaller towns.

Earlier Wednesday, Yemeni army jets mistakenly bombed a passenger bus in the area, killing four civilians and wounding 12 others.

Nigerian Sect Targets Security Forces, Non-Muslim Civilians

Islamic militants in Nigeria belonging to the Boko Haram group are being blamed for a series of attacks in the city of Maiduguri including bombings on Sunday and Monday that killed at least 28 people.

Boko Haram began in 2004 as a gathering of fundamentalist, middle-class university students united behind the meaning of the group's name, which in the Hausa language means “Western education is sinful.”

Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader captured wearing burka

A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader and two associates during a nighttime security operation in Kunduz District, Kunduz province, yesterday.

The leader, who also supported the Taliban network, was responsible for planning attacks against the Afghan National Police. He also facilitated suicide bomb operations and coordinated attacks against other Afghan security forces.

Yemen Says Al-Qaida Attack Foiled

Yemen says its security forces have foiled a planned al-Qaida attack in the southern province of Aden.

The state news agency Saba on Monday quoted military officials saying “six of the most dangerous members” of the terrorist network were arrested Sunday.

The Yemeni army has been battling hundreds of Islamist militants affiliated to al-Qaida who have seized control of the southern city of Zinjibar and smaller towns in the province of Abyan.

The report said the arrested militants are all bomb experts and were carrying detonators and wireless communications equipment.