Tag: Inter-Services Intelligence

Israel urges global spies to pool intelligence on Isil

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Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State (Isil) jihadist group. “In order to stop and overcome the Islamic State, we have learnt since 9/11 that there must be cooperation

Anatomy of an air strike: Three intelligence streams working in concert

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In a fast-moving war with an elusive foe like the Islamic State militants, information is as important as guns, jet fighters and bombs. Sometime early this summer, U.S. Special Operations Forces launched a raid into Syria in an effort to

CIA’s plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military

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The CIA is planning to close its satellite bases in Afghanistan and pull all its personnel back to Kabul by early summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of

Pakistan’s spy agency ISI accused of kidnapping and killing journalists

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Amnesty International says it has "credible concerns" that Pakistan's powerful military spy agency kidnaps, threatens and even kills journalists who cross it. The allegations come amid an unprecedented public standoff between the Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the country's

Afghan intelligence chief wounded in assassination attempt, officials say

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s intelligence chief was wounded Thursday in an assassination attempt in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said. A senior government official said Asadullah Khalid suffered injuries on the lower part of his body when a bomb exploded

CIA releases papers from 9/11 file

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Washington, D.C., June 19, 2012 – The National Security Archive today is posting over 100 recently released CIA documents relating to September 11, Osama bin Laden, and U.S. counterterrorism operations.  The newly-declassified records, which the Archive obtained under the Freedom

Pakistan’s new spy chief starts this month

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 12 (UPI) — Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam, the new head of Pakistan's spy agency — known as Inter-services Intelligence — takes up his post next Sunday. Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani announced the appointment of

Pakistan’s spy agency faces court ultimatum

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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan's all-powerful spy agency could face an unprecedented challenge from the nation's high court after a lawyer representing seven victims urged contempt of court charges Friday. The Supreme Court had given the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 10 in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed 10 people in the country's northwest tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. Officials say two missiles hit a compound suspected of belonging to militants in the North Waziristan tribal

US urges Iran to free alleged CIA spy after TV confession

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The US state department has called on Iran to release an American man who was arrested in Tehran and accused of being a CIA spy tasked with infiltrating the regime's intelligence service. Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, a 28-year-old Iranian American, confessed