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AQAP Targets Iran’s Ambassador to Yemen

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

A vehicle borne improvised explosive device was detonated just outside the residence of Iran’s ambassador to Yemen today killing two and wounding seventeen. The al-Qaeda franchise in Yemen, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed responsibility for the attack shortly after the explosion. Hossein Niknam, Iran’s Ambassador and target of the attack, was not home at the time, but had only left ten minutes prior to the attack.

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Violence, Tensions Sharply Increase in Jerusalem

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

In the last two weeks violence in Jerusalem has significantly increased with the latest attack carried out by a Hamas militant using a van as a weapon. The militant was shot dead by police shortly after the attack began, but dozens of people had already been injured.

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Syrian Air Force Increases Number of Daily Sorties

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Syrian opposition forces have claimed that the Syrian Air Force has increased the number of sorties it carries out each day from the average of 12-20 to over 200. Reports from the Syrian opposition, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and various media outlets claim that the majority of the airstrikes have been carried out in the western portion of Syria against a wide variety of rebel targets.

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NATO Kicks Off War Games in Ukraine

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

NATO began the Rapid Trident exercise in the Ukrainian city of Lviv located near the Polish-Ukrainian border. Forces participating in this years exercise number about 1300 from 15 NATO member and former East Bloc nations. The organization has held war games in Ukraine in the past, and NATO was quick to point out that the exercise was planned well in advance of the recent political turmoil in the east near the Russian border.

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