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Suspected al-Qaeda terrorist Zeeshan Ali was trying to create a terror base in India, said police.
Zeeshan Ali was
A drone strike killed four suspected members of Al-Qaeda in south Yemen today, a security official said, as the Unit
Top al Qaeda leader Qari Yasin, who was involved in multiple deadly attacks in Pakistan which claimed dozens of innocent l
A US raid in Yemen killed 41 suspected Al-Qaeda militants and 16 civilians on Sunday, an official said, in what would be A
US President Barack Obama has said the United States "must never hesitate to act when necessary", as he acknowledged that
Pakistan has banned two militant groups linked with the Taliban and al-Qaeda for their involvement in several terror attac
Following inputs from intelligence agencies about a possible terror attack by al-Qaeda militants on the eve of the US pres
Three Al-Qaeda terrorists, who were plotting to attack security installations, were killed by Pakistani forces in Gujranwa
The United States today said that it is clear that Pakistan has to do more work towards clearing the terror sanctuaries an
Drone strikes killed five Al-Qaeda suspects travelling in cars in provinces of southern and eastern Yemen today, security
Washington, Aug 23 (AFP) In military terms, Donald Trump's long-awaited new Afghanistan strategy looks very much like the
Kabul, Aug 22 (AFP) Donald Trump has vowed success in Afghanistan, but analysts say his strategy contains nothing new agai
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London, Aug 22 (PTI) India's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim remains the only "Indian national"
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By Lalit K Jha
Washington, Aug 22 (PTI) Ruling out a hasty withdrawal of troo
Washington [U.S.A], August 22 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump, on Monday night, unveiled a new U.S. str
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By Lalit K Jha
Washington, Aug 22 (PTI) Ruling out a hasty w
By Lalit K Jha
Washington, Aug 22 (PTI) Talking tough while laying out his Afghanistan strategy, President Donald Tr
over terror safe havens
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Washington, Aug 22 (P
United Nations, Aug 22 (AFP) Iran, accused of supporting Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen, "is part of the problem, not the so
Washington [U.S.A.] Augusts 21 (ANI):Islamic State has gained a substantial foothold in Pakistan as many splintered
MIT International Review:
One of the most important political questions of our time is: Where is Osama bin Laden? We use biogeographic theories associated with the distribution of life and extinction (distance-decay theory, island biogeography theory, and life history characteristics) and remote sensing data (Landsat ETM+, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Defense Meteorological Satellite, QuickBird) over three spatial scales (global, regional, local) to identify where bin Laden is most probably currently located. We believe that our work involves the first scientific approach to establishing his current location. The methods are repeatable and can be updated with new information obtained from the US intelligence community.
For a more accessible news reports with maps: USA Today, which also has the reactions of geographic-profiling expert Kim Rossmo of Texas State University in San Marcos, who has worked with the military on adapting police procedures for finding criminals to counterterrorism:
"It's important to think outside the box, and this is an innovative idea worth more pursuit. However, the authors are much too certain of their conclusions.
"The idea of identifying three buildings in a city of half a million — especially one in a country the authors have likely never visited — is somewhat overconfident."
"What we have attempted to demonstrate is that it is possible to narrow down where Osama bin Laden is by ruling out where he is unlikely to be," the UCLA researchers write (emphasis mine). That's far from claiming that they've nailed down Osama's new headquarters.
What's more, the geographers' paper suffers from a classic data-crunching problem: garbage in, garbage out. In this paper's case, the trash includes some hoary urban myths about Osama. First, the professors accept as fact that bin Laden requires a kidney dialysis machine. That means he must need to be close to an electrical grid or generator, the UCLA pair reason. Too bad the thing is complete folklore — debunked again and again.