Israel Military Forum

Welcome to the Israel Military Forum. You are currently viewing our Israel Forum as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, Image Forum and access our other features. By joining our Israel Military Forum you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so
Join Our Israel Community Today!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
Go Back   Israel Military Forum > Israel National security > Global Military > Australia, Oceania
Register FAQ Pictures Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Australia, Oceania Military News from Australia, New Zealand and Tazmania :D

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-15-2014, 10:45 PM
WABA WABA is online now
Dragon
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,407
WABA will become famous soon enough
Default Tw0 'Australian' terrorist foot soldiers killed.

NEWS.COM.AU

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014


Aussie ‘terror foot soldiers’ killed

TWO Australian al Qaeda fundamentalists — one dubbed “Muslim bin John” — have reportedly been killed in a targeted US strike.

Targeted attack ... two Australian citizens were killed in a US Predator drone strike in Yemen.

TWO Australian citizens were reportedly killed in a US Predator drone strike on five al-Qaeda militants travelling in a convoy of cars in Yemen.

It is the first known case of Australian extremists dying as a result of Washington’s controversial use of predator drones, The Australian reports.

The newspaper names the Australian citizens as Christopher Harvard of Townsville and a New Zealand dual citizen who went by the name of “Muslim bin John” and fought under the alias “Abu Suhaib al-Australi”.

The incident happened on November 19 but their identities have only just come to light.

A senior counter-terrorism source said the men were “foot soldiers” for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda’s regional franchise based in Yemen.

The five militants killed were eulogised on Twitter, which named them under their aliases as Abu Habib al-Yemeni, Abu Salma al-Russi, Abu Suhaib al-Australi, Waddah al-Hadramawti and Hammam al-Misri.



Killed ... Abu Habib al-Yemeni, a veteran of the Afghan Jihad against the Soviets. Source: News Corp Australia


A spokeswoman for the AFP declined to comment, as did a spokesman for the US embassy in Canberra.

But the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the nationality of the men killed to The Australian.

It emphasised the Australian government had no prior knowledge of the strike.

“There was no Australian involvement in, or prior awareness of, the operation,” a spokesman said.

He said DFAT could confirm the deaths late last year of “two Australians in Yemen, one of whom was a dual-national.”

http://www.news.com.au/national/aust...-1226885956482
Reply With Quote
Israel Forum
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Israel Military Forum