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2008-10-15 13:00:00

Coalition forces killed al-Qaida in Iraq's second-in-command during an operation earlier in October in Mosul, the U.S. military command announced Wednesday. Abu Qaswarah, known as Abu Sara, who was killed during an Oct. 5 operation after coalition forces tracked him to a building in the northern Iraq city, CNN reported. Qaswarah was second to al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the military said. He also had "historic ties" to Abu Musav al-Zarqari, who preceded al-Masri, as well...

2008-10-11 12:00:10

By Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- U.S. missile attacks on suspected militants in Pakistan's northwest near Afghanistan are undermining the war on terror and "helping the terrorists," the Muslim nation's Foreign Ministry said Friday. The comments came as a suicide bomber attacked an anti-insurgent group in a northwest tribal area, killing at least 22 and wounding around 100 people. The Orakzai area tribesmen had gathered to plan the demolition of a militant base. Al-Qaida and...

2008-10-10 15:00:20

By Phil Parker Journal Staff Writer "Body of Lies" is about espionage in the war on terror. It's a movie long overdue. Last year, "The Kingdom" used the same idea to launch into huge explosions and a classic gunfight before wrapping up with ludicrous coincidence (a kid with a marble helps bring down the terrorist mastermind). "Eagle Eye" -- released last month -- began with the U.S. secretary of defense overseeing a mission to kill an Osama-like enemy of America. Those were the only...

2008-10-10 12:00:12

As Pakistani lawmakers sought ways to fight terrorism a suicide bomber hit an Islamabad meeting of tribal leaders preparing to take on the Taliban, police say. Pakistani police said 15 people died in Friday's attack on an open area meeting where tribal leaders were discussing forming a lashkar or militia to take on the Taliban, CNN reported. The public debate over terrorism appears to be taking on a new sense of urgency, the Washington Post said. On Thursday, Pakistani lawmakers met...

2008-10-10 09:00:21

By Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. missile strike targeted two areas in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border Thursday, killing at least nine people, intelligence officials said. The strikes appeared to be part of a surge in U.S. cross border assaults on alleged militant targets in Pakistan, which have strained ties between the two anti-terror allies. Two local Pakistani intelligence officials, citing reports from informants and agents, said...

2008-10-09 15:00:12

Two bombings targeting policemen Thursday rocked the Pakistani cities of Islamabad and Peshawar, killing 16 people and injuring 10, police said. Eleven people were killed near Peshawar in a roadside bombing of a prison van, authorities said. In addition to policemen and prisoners, the dead included four schoolchildren traveling in a passing bus, authorities said. Peshawar is the capital of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, where al-Qaida and Taliban militants reportedly have bases....

2008-10-07 00:00:19

By The Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Taliban are furious about the latest apparent U.S. missile strike in Pakistan, indicating a senior militant might be among two dozen people killed, officials and residents said Sunday. The attack Friday on the North Waziristan tribal region was believed to have killed several Arab fighters but government officials have been notably quiet. However, two Pakistani intelligence officials said insurgents were moving aggressively...

2008-10-06 00:00:13

By The Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Militants on Saturday buried the bodies of Arab comrades who were among at least 20 people killed when suspected U.S. missiles hit a house near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said. The United States has launched a flurry of strikes in recent weeks against suspected al-Qaida and Taliban targets in northwestern Pakistan, straining ties between the two anti-terror allies. Pakistan has been unable or unwilling to eliminate...

2008-10-05 12:00:08

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Two U.S. helicopters collided while landing at a base in Baghdad on Saturday, killing one Iraqi soldier and wounding four people, including two Americans, the military said. It was the second helicopter crash in two weeks. The U.S. military said hostile fire did not appear to be the cause. Also Saturday, the military said it killed an al-Qaida leader in Iraq suspected of masterminding one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad, several other recent...

2008-10-04 12:00:07

By Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan -- a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden. Two missiles believed to have been fired from...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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