Katherine Zimmerman Articles


Don't Replicate the Failure of Yemen

11:02 PM, Sep 10, 2014

In an address Wednesday night to the nation, President Obama held up America’s strategy in Yemen as a model for the counterterrorism strategy he intends to pursue in Iraq and Syria. By doing so, he committed to a strategy of targeting terrorists from the air and supporting local security forces in their counterterrorism fight.

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Awlaki Killing May Not Be a Lasting Blow to Al Qaeda

3:30 PM, Sep 30, 2011

The radical Islamist preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula  (AQAP), was killed in north Yemen today. Awlaki served as a key conduit for foreign fighters into Yemen and is believed to have directed several recent attacks against the United States.

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U.S. Reportedly Strikes Terrorist in Yemen

2:31 PM, Jul 15, 2011

There’s a report of a U.S. airstrike in Yemen’s restive southern governorate of Abyan that seems to have targeted Fahd al Quso, a Yemeni al Qaeda operative on the FBI’s most wanted list.

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From Somalia to Nigeria: Jihad

9:29 AM, Jun 18, 2011

Earlier this week, Nigeria witnessed its first suicide bombing. Boko Haram, a radical Islamist group based in northern Nigeria, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Yemen Slides Toward Civil War

11:25 AM, Jun 03, 2011

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh survived a rocket attack on the presidential palace in Sana’a today, and he is reportedly planning to address the country sometime soon. This latest episode is more evidence that the country where the most active al Qaeda franchise has found sanctuary is sliding toward civil war.

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