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Egyptian Military in the Sinai

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Increasing Egyptian security forces in the Sinai due to increased violence may have already netted some results, but militants seem undeterred. State media recently reported that security forces have killed ten militants around the north Sinai city of El-Arish, while another two alleged members of al-Qaeda in the Sinai were arrested elsewhere.

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Canada Thwarts Terrorist Plot

By William Tucker

Canadian authorities announced the arrest of two men charged with trying to execute a terrorist attack that aimed to derail a train. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) stated the men were under surveillance for a year and were backed by al-Qaeda elements in Iran. The extent of the actual relationship to al-Qaeda is unknown at this time, but we will likely learn more about this connection as time goes on.

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Judge in 9/11 trial OKs audio delays, censor at Guantanamo

The chief of the Guantanamo war court has approved the use of a time delay on public viewing of the Sept. 11 death-penalty trial as well as a censor in his court to make sure nobody divulges details of a now defunct CIA interrogation program, citing na...
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Retaking Mali’s North

By William Tucker Guinea has agreed to release a shipment of military arms bound for Mali following an inspection by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The arms shipment was held up because ECOWAS was still mediating in the crisis between the Malian military and the civilian government. The transfer of power to a new unity government back in August helped clear the way for international assistance.
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U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed

By William Tucker Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was killed yesterday, along with three others, during an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Initial reports suggested that the attack was related to the protests that took place in Egypt over a film portraying the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a poor light; however eyewitness reports state that the attackers did not come from the group of protesters outside.
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AQAP Deputy Emir Reported Killed in Yemen

By William Tucker The Yemeni military has claimed via its website that former Guantanamo inmate and deputy emir of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Said al-Shihri was killed in an airstrike in Yemen’s Hadramawt province. This report has not been independently confirmed and al-Shihri has been reported dead on several occasions. Few details were given about the airstrike or how al-Shihri was identified.
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