Al-Qaida leader’s Kabul death highlights Taliban’s continuing terrorist ties

An item from the Legion Magazine.


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Al-Qaida leader’s Kabul death highlights Taliban’s continuing terrorist ties

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

At 6:18 a.m. local time on July 31, 2022, a CIA drone launched two Hellfire missiles at the balcony of a house in Kabul’s former diplomatic enclave of Sherpur and killed the man who succeeded Osama bin Laden as al-Qaida leader.

In one fell swoop, the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri, 71, one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, erased any pretense that Afghanistan’s new Taliban regime was somehow better, more credible or deserving of legitimacy than the old one.

 

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Allies fight the weather, terrain and the Japanese in a battle for Pacific islands

STORY BY SHARON ADAMS

Many today may not realize it or remember, but North America was invaded during the Second World War.

Six months after the attack on the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the Japanese set up shop in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, which stretch like a long tail from the state’s coast 1,800 kilometres southwest into the Pacific Ocean.

 

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Behind the Scenes of this Summer’s Favorite Movie! 8 September at Marines’ Memorial

This event from a fellow veterans service organization in the Bay Area may be of interest to some of our members.


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An item from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission that may be of interest.


Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter

Unknown First World War Canadian Soldier Identified • Finding Our War Dead • Heritage Open Days • The Dieppe Raid at 80: An Airman’s Account • Great War Group Conference in October • CWGF Calendar Competition

The identity of a previously unknown Canadian soldier of the First World War in CWGC Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France, is now confirmed… Find out more.

Photos courtesy Canadian Armed Forces

Discover more about our Grave Recovery team, what happens when a world war casualty is found and the process behind identifying them… Find out more.

We’re running a range of Open Days throughout September. Come and join us at your local CWGC site to discover more about the history in your local communities, the work of the CWGC and the men and women we commemorate… Find out more.

Friday 19th of August marks 80 years since the ill-fated Dieppe Raid took place. We spoke to Eugenie Brooks about her father’s actions during this controversial operation… Find out more.

As a partner of the Great War Group, we will attending the annual conference October this year.

We will be taking part in a panel on a discussion about the importance and significance of the Thiepval Memorial – the largest memorial to the missing in the world.  We will also be hosting a session of our own – subject to be confirmed!

If you are into your First World War history, come and join us.  There are lots of other seminars, speeches, a pop up museum and an evening social. We hope to see you there!

To find out more about the Great War Group and to book click here.

Following the success of last year’s competition, this August you’re invited to send in images of CWGC cemeteries and memorials from across the world for a chance to feature in the CWGF’s 2023 calendar. Visit the CWGF website to find out more and enter here.

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