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About Anwar al-Awlaki

Anwar al-Awlaki is a radical Yemeni cleric who called people to attack the west.

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Bee stings kill as many people in UK as terrorists: Report
Bee stings kill as many people in the United Kingdom as terrorist attacks do, a report by a British government watchdog has claimed.

FBI probing Islamic extremists in US military after 'lone wolf' attack by Qaeda sympathizer
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating more than 100 suspected Islamic extremists in the U.S. military.

Al-Awlaki sent Jihadist e-mails to thousands of followers while under FBI watch
American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki had sent thousands of e-mails to his followers, some with encryption and code words, while under FBI surveillance, according to investigation.

Muslim extremists using Facebook, Twitter to radicalise UK students: Report
Islamic extremists are using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to radicalise British students and spread propaganda, according to a report.

English Qaeda training guide advises 'thinking of virgins in heaven when drones are overhead'
An English language manual for Westerners seeking to join Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been published, which asks potential jihadists to think of virgins in paradise when bomber-drones are overhead.

Al-Qaeda 'Inspire' magazine calls for firebomb campaign in US
Al-Qaeda's English-language magazine 'Inspire' has reappeared months after its leaders died in a US missile strike, offering detailed advice on how to start huge forest fires in America with timed explosives and how to build remote-controlled bombs.

Legality of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan increasingly under scrutiny
In the vast swath of no-man's- land on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, U.S. drones have for years reigned down death and destruction on suspected terrorists, as well as innocent civilians.

US officials say 'threat from Al-Qaeda in Yemen even greater after Awlaki's death'
The threat from an Al-Qaeda affiliate, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is more today than it was six months ago, despite the death of the group's leader Anwar al-Awlaki, US officials have said.

US Attorney General says country at war with extremists
US Attorney General Eric Holder has warned that his country is at war with extremists.

Jailed UK Islamic terrorists using website to spew Jihadi venom
Muslim extremists in Britain, who have been jailed for serious terror offenses, are exploiting a security loophole to spread their message of hate from behind bars, it has emerged.

Awlaki directed 'underwear bomber' to carry out Christmas Day terror plot
Slain America-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki personally directed a terror plot to take down a plane over Detroit, which a Nigerian man tried to carry out on Christmas Day in 2009, a memo has revealed.

Poll finds Obama has used more drones than Bush to counter terrorists
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that President Barack Obama has relied on armed drones far more than his predecessor George W. Bush, and expanded their use beyond America's defined war zones to counter terrorists.

Al Qaeda takes full control of another Yemen town
Al Qaeda militants have seized full control of a town 100 miles south of Yemeni capital Sanaa, storming the local prison and freeing its inmates.

Al Qaeda targeting more American jihadist recruits in Yemen
An Al-Qaeda outfit in Yemen, also known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is targeting more American jihadist recruits, the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI has warned.

Terrorist complains about not being allowed to use Skype within jail premises
Bangladeshi terrorist Rajib Karim has filed an official complaint for not being able to use Skype so that he can make low cost calls to contact his family within the jail premise.

Judicial Watch Sues Obama State Department, FBI and CIA for Records Regarding Anwar al-Awlaki, American Citizen Killed by CIA-Led Drone Attack in September 2011
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State and Federal Bureau of Investigations (No

Internet biggest breeding ground for terrorism, warn Brit MPs
The internet is a "fertile breeding ground for terrorism" and plays a part in most, if not all, cases of violent radicalisation, British lawmakers have said.

No intelligence found by US on Christmas, New Year terror plots this year
For the first time in more than a decade, there is "no active intelligence" suggesting a possibility of a terror attack aimed at spoiling Christmas and New Year's celebrations, the US counter-terrorism officials have said.

Arrested 'Al Qaeda sympathizer' was 'one hour away' from completing NY bomb plot
New York Police has arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of planning to bomb targets including police cars and postal offices.

Seven in ten Americans approve US military action in terrorists' safe havens like Pak,Yemen
A new poll has revealed that 65 percent of respondents in the US support military action in countries like Pakistan and Yemen, which are believed to be terrorists' safe havens, as compared to 22 percent, who disapproved using force.

Yemeni Al-Qaeda group to send 'message' to US through film on Anwar al-Awlaki's life
An extremist group in Yemen has announced that a film will be produced documenting the life of the slain US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and it will include a previously unknown message to Americans.

US tightens drone rules over 'Pak-US ties damage' fears
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has made a series of secret concessions in its drone campaign after military and diplomatic officials complained large strikes were damaging the already soured relationship between the US and Pakistan.

US targeting top Yemen Al-Qaeda bomb maker
US counter terrorism officials have targeted a top bomb maker of al Qaeda's Yemeni branch, identifying him as the central figure in at least three new potential terror threats.

US to deploy deadlier 'Hellfire Romeo' precision-strike missiles in war against terrorism
The United States will soon be deploying a deadlier version of a precision-strike missile that has been a star of the war on al Qaeda and its allies, according to media reports.

Anwar Al-Awlaki's son killed in drone attack in Yemen: Report
The son of slain al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Anwar Al-Awlaki was among those killed in a trio of drone attacks in southern Yemen on Friday night, a US news channel has reported, attributing to a security official.

Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula threatens to take revenge for al-Awlaki's death
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has issued a statement claiming it will avenge the death of US-born al-Qaeda member Anwar al-Awlaki.

U.S. drones that killed Awlaki 'infected by virus' amid 'terrorists tracking movement' fears
The U.S. drones which were used to kill American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and other Al Qaeda chiefs have reportedly been infected by a computer virus that logs their every move.

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