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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006.
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From Taliban prisoner to Gitmo detainee

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers for one detainee in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo say he was held by the Taliban as a U.S. spy before being held as a suspected al-Qaida terrorist.

Moussaoui prosecutors file jury questions

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. government lawyers in the death penalty trial of Zacarias Moussaoui have prepared an extraordinary list of questions to pick an unbiased jury.

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2005 with 45 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2004 with 45 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2003 with 45 to follow.
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New al Qaida leaders emerging

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Six militants have emerged from within al Qaida ranks to direct the group's terrorist activities and fill the void left by the death or absence of Osama bin Lad

'Ghost' of dead Marine lectured in film

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Marine who served in Lebanon is angry that an Egyptian filmmaker would presume to lecture the ghost of one of his dead comrades about U.S. foreign policy in relation to the Sept. 11 attacks. Youssef Chahine uses the artistic device of having
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Joe Bob's America: Giuliani time

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A UPI columnist says he's never seen anything like this Giuliani Kissy-face Love-in. It's getting to where you can't even trust New Yorkers to be smart-asses anymore.
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Muhammad Atef
WAX2001101009 - 10 OCTOBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Most Wanted Terrorist poster of Muhammad Atef released by the FBI, October 10, 2001. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday the creation of a special task force within the Justice Department to prosecute terrorism cases. cc/cc/FBI UPI
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Mohammed Atef (Arabic: محمد عاطف‎, Muḥammad ‘Āṭaf) (Born Sobhi Abu Sitta, also known as Abu Hafs) was the alleged military chief of al-Qaida, although his role in the organisation was not well-known by intelligence agencies for years. His death in November 2001 was one of the United States' largest and first victories in the War on Terror.

Atef served two years in the Egyptian Air Force and became an agricultural engineer. He was a police officer and a member of the group Egyptian Islamic Jihad before he moved to Afghanistan to repel the the Soviet invasion, while operating from Peshawar. He has been credited as having convinced Abdullah Azzam to abandon his life and devote himself to preaching jihad at this time.

Atef was sent to an Afghan training camp where he met Ayman al-Zawahiri, who later introduced him to Osama bin Laden.

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