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2007 Jun 20
In Switzerland 2 people accused of running al-Qaida-linked Web sites that showed the slaying of hostages and gave details of how to make bombs and carry out attacks went on trial. Moez Garsallaoui (39), a Tunisian based in Switzerland, and Malika El Aroud 948), the Belgian-born widow of an al-Qaida suicide bomber, appeared in court on charges that included providing support for terrorists.
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2007 Jun 21
In Pakistan thousands rallied in support of the suspended chief justice, accusing President Gen. Pervez Musharraf of attacking the judiciary and burning a US flag to protest Washington's backing for the general's continued rule. Pakistani traders announced a reward of 10 million rupees (165,000 dollars) for anyone who beheads Salman Rushdie following Britain's decision to award the novelist a knighthood. Islamic scholars bestowed a top honor on Osama bin Laden in response to the British accolade.
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2007 Jun 23
It was estimated that 2,2 million of Iraq’s 27 million people have fled the country for Jordan, Syria and elsewhere. Iraqi and US troops captured two senior al-Qaida militants in Diyala province. US military said that at least 55 al-Qaida operatives have been killed and 23 detained since the start of Operation Arrowhead Ripper. A predawn operation by US forces working with Iraqi informants in Baghdad's main Shiite district of Sadr City netted 3 other militants suspected of ties to Iran. A car bomb in the southern city of Hillah killed at least two people and wounded 18 others. A total of 11 US soldiers were killed, including seven killed by roadside bombs, four by a single blast near Baghdad. An Iraqi man was killed by US troops near Kirkuk. On July 19 two American soldiers were charged with his murder.
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2007 Jun 25
Ayman al-Zawahri, Al-Qaida's deputy leader, called on Muslims around the world to back Hamas with weapons, money and attacks on US and Israeli interests in a Web audiotape, urging the Palestinian militant group to unite with al-Qaida's "holy warriors" after its takeover of Gaza.
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2007 Jun 30
American soldiers rolled into Baghdad's Shiite Sadr City slum in search of Iranian-linked militants and as many as 26 Iraqis were killed. Iraqi officials said the death toll was much lower. Residents, police and hospital officials said eight civilians were killed in their homes. In Muqdadiyah a suicide bomber blew himself up near a crowd of police recruits, killing at least 23 people and wounding 17. Fighting near the Sunni city of Ramadi left 23 insurgents dead. The Battle of Donkey Island took place between elements of the US 1st Battalion 77th Armored Regiment, the 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and a numerically superior force of Al-Qaeda in Iraq insurgents outside the city of Ramadi in Al-Anbar province.
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2007 Jul 4
Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani (aka Abu Shahid), believed to be the most senior Iraqi in the al-Qaida in Iraq network, was captured in Mosul.
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2007 Jul 14
In Algeria about 50 members of the Al Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb attacked two police stations in Yaourene village in Tizi Ouzou province, about 100 km (60 miles) east of Algiers. The Algerian army halted the attack and killed 4 in the northeastern Kabylie region.
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2007 Jul 14
Egyptian police said authorities have arrested 35 men suspected of membership in an al-Qaida- inspired group that planned to carry out attacks in Egypt.
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2007 Jul 18
The Iraqi government said Turkish artillery and warplanes bombarded areas of northern Iraq and called on Turkey to stop military operations and resolve the conflict diplomatically. A series of roadside bombs exploded in separate areas of east Baghdad, killing 11 people and wounding more than a dozen. US troops killed three al-Qaida suspects as they tried to slip out of Baqouba. 4 US soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter were killed in a roadside bombing in east Baghdad.
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2007 Jul 21
A bomb left on a minibus also exploded shortly after noon in the predominantly Shiite area of Baladiyat in eastern Baghdad, killing at least five Iraqis and wounding 11. A mortar attack also struck the eastern outskirts of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding four. A top aide to Iraq's Shiite spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was stabbed to death in the city of Najaf. American and Iraqi forces continued operations to clear Sunni extremists from Baqouba. Americans said earlier this week that they have killed at least 67 al-Qaida operatives in Baqouba, arrested 253, seized 63 weapons caches and have destroyed 151 roadside bombs since last month. A roadside bomb killed a US soldier.
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2007 Jul 22
In northern Lebanon 3 Lebanese soldiers were killed in sporadic fighting with al-Qaida-inspired Islamic militants barricaded in a Palestinian refugee camp.
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2007 Jul 30
In northern Lebanon the army unleashed tank and artillery fire on the remaining hideouts of al-Qaida-inspired militants holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp.
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2007 Aug 2
Much of Baghdad was without running water and had been for at least 24 hours. A suicide car bomber slammed into an Iraqi police station northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 13 people. Fadhil al-Akil (35), an aide to Iraq's top cleric, was killed in the Shiite city of Najaf. A mortar and rocket-propelled grenade landed on homes in Khan Bani Saad, a mixed town northeast of Baghdad, killing four civilians, two of them children. The US military said American and Iraqi troops had killed seven suspects and captured 22 others in two days of raids across Iraq. A total of 58 people were killed or found dead across the country. US troops killed Haitham Sabah Shaker Mohammed al-Badri, the al-Qaida in Iraq mastermind of the bombing that destroyed the golden dome of a famed sacred Shiite shrine last year. 3 US soldiers were killed in a single roadside bombing on Baghdad's east side. The blast wounded 11 other US troops. Another soldier was killed and three wounded in combat in western Baghdad. A US Marine was killed during combat in Iraq's western Anbar province.
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2007 Aug 4
Algerian newspapers reported that the army, stepping up a counter-offensive after attacks by al Qaeda's north Africa wing, has killed around 16 of the group's fighters in the past three days.
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2007 Aug 5
The US military said 80 suspected insurgents were detained in US and Iraqi raids in the Samarra area over the past week. 13 people were killed and 14 wounded by mortar shells in southeast Baghdad. 6 gunmen were killed and ten others arrested during clashes with Iraqi soldiers in Mosul. Fierce fighting was reported in northwest Baghdad around midday between Iraqi soldiers and members of the Mahdi Army. 60 bodies were found in a mainly Sunni area that had been under the control of al-Qaida in Iraq west of Baqouba. At least 29 people were killed or found dead in other parts of Iraq. The US military said its troops killed 4 suspects and detained 7 others in operations across the country targeting al-Qaida in Iraq. A US soldier was killed and two were wounded during fighting in eastern Baghdad.
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2007 Aug 7
In Pakistan government forces attacked two militant bases with helicopter gunships and artillery in some of the army's toughest action in the lawless Afghan border region since militant attacks began surging last month. Low-level al-Qaida members, including Arabs and Chechens, were among 12 militant fighters killed. 2 gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on paramilitary forces in a town in North West Frontier Province, killing one.
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2007 Aug 9
In the Philippines Abu Sayyaf extremists ambushed a truckload of troops going to market, then fought a gunbattle with soldiers in pursuit. The death toll included 25 soldiers and 27 militants on the volatile southern island of Jolo.
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2007 Aug 13
US troops in Iraq launched a major assault against Al-Qaeda-linked militants and alleged Iranian-aided extremist groups as a Sunni leader accused Iran of plotting genocide against his people. The US military also said it had arrested a top "financier" of Iraqi extremist groups believed to be supported by Tehran’s Quds Force in a Baghdad raid. 3 US soldiers were killed in an explosion near their vehicle in northwestern Ninevah province. Another died of wounds sustained during combat operations in western Baghdad.
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2007 Aug 14
In Iraq four suicide truck bombers struck nearly simultaneously in Qahataniya killing at least 400 victims. Estimates soon rose to over 500 and later to 796. The victims were members of a small Kurdish sect, the Yazidis, who have been the target of Muslim extremists who consider them infidels. The US military blamed al-Qaida. A suicide truck bomber struck the Thiraa Dijla bridge in Taji, sending cars plunging into the river and killing at least 10 people in the 2nd attack on the span in 3 months. Local officials said four civilians, including a 3-year-old girl, were killed and five wounded during a raid by joint US-Iraqi forces in Sadr City. The US military said 4 gunmen were killed and 8 detained after a fierce gunfight, but it had no reports of civilian deaths. Extremists abducted five officials from an Oil Ministry compound in the capital in a raid using gunmen dressed as security officers. Nine US soldiers were reported killed, including five in a helicopter crash.
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2007 Aug 15
In Mosul a bomb in a parked car killed a civilian and wounded ten others. 5 people were killed in an ambush on a minibus carrying civilians near Khalis. South of Baghdad a suicide car bomber killed two people and wounded seven. US troops killed 11 suspected terrorists and detained four others in operations against al-Qaida in central and northern Iraq. Two US soldiers were killed and six wounded in fighting north of Baghdad.
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2007 Aug 18
In the Philippines 16 troops and dozens of Muslim extremists were killed in clashes between government forces and Al-Qaeda-linked rebels on the southern island of Basilan.
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2007 Aug 19
Pakistan army helicopter gunships killed at least 15 al-Qaeda militants, mostly Uzbeks, in a pre-dawn raid near the Afghan border. Intelligence officials in Mir Ali said two women and two children also died in the strike.
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2007 Aug 23
Suspected al-Qaida fighters attacked the Sunni Ibrahim al-Yahya village east of Baqouba and killed a leader who had led the community in an uprising against the terrorist organization. A nearby Shiite village came under attack, again by suspected al-Qaida fighters, and a total of 17 people, including seven women, were killed. 7 people were kidnapped. Two of the abducted men were later found shot in the head on a road leading out of town. The rest of the captives were women, and their fate was unknown. 10 attackers were killed as villagers fought back. A police vehicle rushing to the attack scene crashed and 2 policemen were killed. 60 suspected al-Qaida in Iraq fighters hit national police facilities in a coordinated attack in Samarra, sparking two hours of fighting that saw three people killed and more than a dozen insurgents captured.
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2007 Aug 25
Iraqi and US soldiers arrested 54 suspected al-Qaida members in a joint operation on the outskirts of Baqouba.
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2007 Aug 28
Journalists and diplomats said Saudi Arabia has banned the influential Arab newspaper Al Hayat from distribution in the kingdom, just days after it reported a Saudi man had served as a key figure for an al-Qaida front group in Iraq.
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2007 Sep 3
Iraqi soldiers hoisted the nation's flag over the Basra palace compound after British troops withdrew from their last garrison in the city, leaving the country's second biggest city largely in the hands in the hands of Iranian-backed Shiite militias. In a statement posted on an Islamic Web site, the Islamic State of Iraq, made up of 8 insurgent groups, including al-Qaida in Iraq, said its leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi chose Mohammed Khalil al-Badria for the education position. The so-called 10-member "Islamic Cabinet" was set up in April to challenge the Iraqi government. President Bush made a surprise visit to al-Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, hoping to bolster his case that the buildup of US troops is helping stabilizing the country.
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2007 Sep 4
Denmark's intelligence service arrested eight Islamic militants linked to leading al-Qaida figures, and said the suspects were plotting an attack involving explosives.
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2007 Sep 4
In Germany 3 suspected Islamic terrorists from an al-Qaida-influenced group nursing "profound hatred of U.S. citizens" were arrested on suspicious of plotting imminent, massive bomb attacks on US facilities in Germany. In 2008 Fritz Martin Gelowicz (29), Daniel Martin Schneider (22) and Adem Yilmaz (29) were charged with membership in a terrorist organization.
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2007 Sep 5
German officials announced that three militants from an Islamic group linked to al-Qaida were planning "imminent" bomb attacks against Americans in Germany when an elite anti-terrorist unit raided their small-town hideout.
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2007 Sep 7
In a new video released ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden made no overt threats but lectured Americans on the Iraq war and criticized global capitalism, calling its leaders the real terrorists. He also urged Americans to convert to Islam in order to end the war in Iraq.
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2007 Sep 8
A booby-trapped car exploded at a barracks housing coast guard officials, killing 30 officers in Algeria's second terror attack this week. Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa claimed responsibility. The suicide bomber was reported to be a 15-year-old student.
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2007 Sep 14
In Iraq some 1,500 mourners called for revenge as they buried the leader of the Sunni revolt against al-Qaida, Adbul-Sattar Abu Risha, who had been assassinated by a bomb claimed by an al-Qaida front. A suicide truck bomb hit a police checkpoint near Beiji, killing four policemen. South of Baghdad, unidentified gunmen killed three farmers who were taking their turn guarding a village. Farther south in the city of Hillah, gunmen attacked the home of Col. Hussein Ali Hassoon al Khafaji, an Iraqi army battalion commander, killing a guard and wounding another. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates raised the possibility of cutting US troop levels in Iraq to 100,000 by the end of 2008, well beyond the cuts President Bush had approved.
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2007 Sep 15
An al-Qaida front group warned it will hunt down and kill Sunni Arab tribal leaders who cooperate with the US and its Iraqi partners, saying the assassination of the leader of the revolt against the terror movement was just a beginning. Anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's followers announced their withdrawal from the Shiite alliance in parliament. Al-Sadr's followers hold 30 of the 275 parliament seats. An Iraqi soldier was killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Baqouba. Police and army officials said eight civilians also were killed and five others wounded in attacks in and around Baqouba. A car bomb struck a Baghdad bakery crowded with customers lining up for bread, killing at least 11 people as they ended their daytime Ramadan fast. The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq offered money for the murder of a Swedish cartoonist and his editor who recently produced images deemed insulting to Islam. Fallah Khalifa Hiyas Fayyas al-Jumayli, an Iraqi also known as Abu Khamis, was seized. The al-Qaida linked militant was believed responsible for the Sep 13 death of Sheik Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha.
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2007 Sep 16
In Iraq a booby-trapped bicycle exploded near a cafe serving tea and food during Ramadan fasting hours, killing at least five people in Tuz Khormato. Dozens of fighters linked to the Sunni-dominated al-Qaida in Iraq streamed into Shiite villages north of Baghdad, torching homes and killing at least 15 residents in Jichan and Ghizlayat. Blackwater security contractors opened fire in a predominantly Sunni neighborhood of western Baghdad, killing 17 civilians. At least 39 people were killed or found dead nationwide. In 2008 5 Blackwater guards were indicted for the shootings that left 17 civilians dead. On Dec 31, 2009, a US judge dismissed the case against the Blackwater guards. In 2014 Matthew Murphy testified that he saw Paul Slough fire at least hand grenades into a car where a woman and her son died. On Oct 22, 2014, a US federal jury convicted four Blackwater guards for killing 14 Iraqis.
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2007 Sep 17
Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who depicted Islam's Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog, said that police have taken him to a secret location and told him he cannot return home following a death threat from al-Qaida in Iraq.
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2007 Sep 18
The Iraqi government rolled back against Blackwater, suggesting the firm's operations were only suspended pending completion of a joint US-Iraqi investigation. The Ministry of Defense said 20 Iraqis were killed, considerably higher than the 11 dead reported before. The Iraqi Cabinet decided to review the status of all foreign security companies. Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for all contracts of foreign securities firms to be annulled and blamed the government for failing to protect Iraqis. A car bombing occurred in a parking lot near the Health Ministry and a medical complex in central Baghdad, killing seven people and wounding 23. Another parked car bomb targeted a police patrol in Palestine Street, killing two civilians and wounding six. A parked car bomb also struck a busy market in northern Baghdad, killing six people and wounding 26. Two roadside bombs also killed a policeman and two civilians and wounded eight other people in separate attacks in predominantly Shiite areas of eastern Baghdad. A bomb exploded under an oil pipeline near the northern city of Beiji, causing huge quantities of crude oil to spill into the Tigris River. The US military blamed al-Qaida insurgents. An American soldier was killed in an attack in southern Baghdad. In Anbar province a US soldier died in a non-combat incident.
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2007 Sep 19
In Moscow Iraq's foreign minister said Iraqi authorities have arrested a man suspected of organizing the murder of four Russian diplomats in Baghdad last year. Hoyshan Zebari identified the suspect as a man named Abu Nur and said he was a member of the terrorist group al-Qaida in Iraq.
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2007 Sep 20
Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden called on Pakistanis to rebel against President Pervez Musharraf in a new recording, saying his military's siege of a militant mosque stronghold this year makes him an infidel.
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2007 Oct 1
A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives just outside the gates of Mosul University, killing an agriculture professor. An umbrella group for al-Qaida in Iraq confirmed the death of Abu Osama al-Tunisi, a senior Tunisian leader linked to the kidnapping and killings of US soldiers last year. He was killed in a US airstrike south of Baghdad.
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2007 Oct 3
Nearly two dozen previously unknown Iraqi insurgent groups announced a new coalition to fight foreign occupation but it also set conditions for talks with the US in a statement on a Web site affiliated with the country's deposed Baath party. The 22 groups said their leader is Izzat al-Douri, the highest ranking member of Saddam Hussein's former ruling party. The Polish ambassador to Iraq was slightly wounded and two civilians, including a bodyguard, were killed in a roadside bomb attack in downtown Baghdad. About 900 Polish troops are stationed training Iraqi personnel and 21 have died during the conflict. The US military said it had discovered a list of some 500 al Qaeda militants recruited to fight in Iraq from a range of European, Middle East and north African countries. The WHO said the toll of people in Iraq infected with cholera has risen to 3,315.
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2007 Oct 6
Sofiane el-Fassila (b.1975), an alleged mastermind (alias Hareg Zoheir, Zobeir Harkat) of several recent suicide bombing attacks in Algeria, was shot dead with 2 suspected accomplices in the town of Boghni. He was the deputy chief of al Qaeda's North Africa wing and believed to be the group's operational leader. Security officials said 8 soldiers and four Islamic extremists have been killed in the last few days in eastern Algeria.
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2007 Oct 11
Clashes between suspected al-Qaida gunmen and police at checkpoints near Baqouba killed at least one officer and wounded two others. East of Baqouba, suspected al-Qaida gunmen took control overnight of 5 Sunni villages, killing 6 people. Gunmen killed 5 Iraqi civilians and wounded four in a morning attack on a minibus making its way from Khalis to Kirkuk. An ophthalmologist, the son of the local head of the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party, was shot to death in Mosul. Six main Iraqi insurgent groups announced the formation of a "political council" aimed at "liberating" Iraq from US occupation in a video on Al-Jazeera television. A US ground and air assault targeting al-Qaida in Iraq northwest of Baghdad killed 15 civilians, six women and nine children, as well as 19 suspected insurgents.
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2007 Oct 17
A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol, killing at least seven officers in a Shiite area south of Baghdad. A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden truck struck a checkpoint manned by Kurdish forces in Diyala province. The attack in a mountainous area near the Iranian border killed 2 Kurdish soldiers and wounding more than 10 others. A bomb exploded near a residential building in the predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Zafaraniyah, killing two civilians and wounding two others. US troops captured 15 suspected militants in operations targeted al-Qaida in Tikrit, Ramadi, Baqouba and Mosul. Those captured were accused of helping smuggle foreign fighters and weapons into Iraq, including five with alleged connections to Syrian-based extremists.
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2007 Oct 22
Bombs struck Shiite targets in Baghdad, killing at least seven people and wounding two dozen. Iraqi Kurdish rebels said they were ready to lay down their arms if Turkey stopped targeting the rebels and abandoned plans for an incursion into Iraq, according to a rebel website. Osama bin Laden called for Iraqi insurgents to unite and avoid divisive "extremism," speaking in an audiotape and apparently intended to win over Sunnis opposed to al-Qaida's branch in Iraq.
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2007 Oct 23
A new Bin Laden tape called for foreign forces to be driven from Darfur. The Justice and Equality Movement, one of the leading Darfur rebel groups, attacked the Defra oil field in Sudan’s Kordofan region and abducted 2 foreign workers. A rebel chief gave a one-week ultimatum for foreign oil companies to cease operating in the zone.
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2007 Oct 26
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the headquarters of a nationalistic Sunni insurgent group that has turned against al-Qaida in Iraq, killing a woman on her way to the market and wounding four other people. A bomb exploded near a village south of Buhriz, about 35 miles north of Baghdad, killing a farmer and wounding two others. A roadside bomb struck a police patrol in the Daghara area, about 12 miles north of the mainly Shiite city of Diwaniyah, killing two officers and wounding three others. A battle between al Qaeda in Iraq and a major Sunni Arab insurgent group killed at least 16 militants near the ancient city of Samarra.
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2007 Oct 28
A six-hour battle in southern Afghanistan left over 50 Taliban fighters killed or wounded in Uruzgan province. In the east, coalition forces raided a compound suspected of housing al-Qaida facilitators, killing several militants in Kunar province.
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2007 Oct 29
In a special Internet announcement in Arabic, picked up DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources, Osama bin Laden’s followers announced the launching of Electronic Jihad. On Sunday, Nov. 11, al Qaeda’s electronic experts will start attacking Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites.
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2007 Nov 3
Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the US.
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2007 Nov 5
Jordan's military court convicted Muammar Ahmed Yousef al-Jaghbeer, an al-Qaida militant of involvement in the deadly suicide car bombing of the Jordanian Embassy in Iraq in 2003 and sentenced him to death.
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2007 Nov 6
Italian police said a Europe-wide sweep disrupted an Islamic cell that was recruiting potential suicide bombers for attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan. They announced the arrests of 20 terror suspects, mostly Tunisians. Authorities in Britain, France and Portugal confirmed arrests.
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2007 Nov 7
A Yemeni court convicted 32 al-Qaida suspects of planning attacks on oil and gas installations in the country, sentencing them to prison terms of up to 15 years. Four others were acquitted.
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2007 Nov 8
Iraqi and US authorities freed 500 prisoners from a detention system strained to the limit by thousands of new suspects taken in campaigns to secure Baghdad and surrounding areas. Abu Abdullah, also known as Muhammad Sulayman Shunaythir al-Zubai, was killed north of Baghdad. He was later described as described as an experienced bomb maker and former associate of al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. US Army Staff Sgt. Michael Hensley of Candler, N.C., charged with premeditated murder in three deaths, was acquitted of murder but convicted of lesser charges. The 3 deaths occurred April 14, April 27 and May 11 during operations south of Baghdad.
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2007 Nov 9
Former insurgents, who turned against al-Qaida in Iraq, launched an attack against the terror group near Samarra and killed 18 of its members. Abu Ibrahim of the Islamic Army asked the US military to stay away while the battle raged. Ibrahim said his group captured 16 fighters and lost 5 of his own men. The US military released nine Iranians from custody in Iraq, including two accused of being members of an elite force suspected of arming Shiite extremists. It said they were no longer considered security risks.
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2007 Nov 12
A Nigerian official said security agents have arrested several men who allegedly had materials for making explosives. Evidence has linked them to the al-Qaida terror network.
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2007 Nov 14
Iraqi troops seized the west Baghdad headquarters of the Association of Muslim Scholars, a powerful Sunni Muslim group. Two bombs exploded on opposite sides of Baghdad, killing at least three civilians. Clashes were under way in two villages, one Shiite and one mixed, east of Baqouba. Five people were killed, two civilians and three al-Qaida members, and six others injured in the fighting. A leader of a Sunni group formed to resist al-Qaida in Iraq claimed that US troops mistakenly killed dozens of his fighters during a 12-hour battle north of Baghdad. He said he tried repeatedly to call the Americans and tell them they were fighting "their friends.” US military officials said American troops killed 24 fighters and captured 16 in a battle in the same area. Penetrators were used in an attack against a US Stryker vehicle near an entrance to the Green Zone, killing an American soldier and wounding five others. 2 Iraqi civilians also were killed. A US soldier was killed in an explosion in Diyala province that wounded four other soldiers.
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2007 Nov 18
German prosecutors filed terrorism charges against a Moroccan man, identified as Abdelali M. (25), was accused of helping recruit foreign fighters for al-Qaida in Iraq. He was arrested in Sweden in March and handed over to Germany in May.
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2007 Nov 22
Suspected al-Qaida fighters killed two Iraqi soldiers, then used their Humvees to kill at least 18 rival Sunnis, members of the Awakening Council, south of Baghdad. Iraqi security forces killed 19 al-Qaida fighters in Baqouba. Two civilians also died and two others were wounded in the crossfire. A mortar attack struck the base in Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad, killing one Iraqi and wounding two. US military officials reported that about 60 percent of the foreign militants fighting in Iraq have come from US allies Saudi Arabia and Libya.
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2007 Nov 28
Authorities in Saudi Arabia announced the arrest of 208 suspected terrorists in six cells and thwarted several planned attacks in the kingdom's largest terror sweep to date. They included 8 al-Qaida linked men allegedly planning to attack oil installations.
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2007 Nov 29
Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden released a new tape calling on Europeans to stop helping the US in the war in Afghanistan.
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