December 1, 2005 Anti-Terrorism News
- December 1, 2005 Anti-Terrorism News
New Bangladesh Bomb Blast Injures 30
A powerful blast ripped through a town near the Bangladeshi capital Thursday, wounding about 30 people, officials said, just two days after suspected Islamic suicide bombers killed seven people there.
5 terrorists die in Pakistan blast
Five terrorists, three of them Uzbeks, were killed in Pakistan's tribal belt on the Afghan border Thursday when a blast destroyed the house they were staying in
(NY) 3 Plead Not Guilty to Supporting Terrorism
A Washington, D.C., cab driver, a Florida doctor and a Bronx jazz musician have pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to help terrorist organizations.
(Bosnia) Terrorist Cells Find Foothold in Balkans
Police found a weapons cache in an apartment occupied by an underground group that was aiming to blow up the British Embassy in Sarajevo
confirmed a suspicion among several intelligence agents that Bosnia and other parts of the Balkans are becoming a launching pad for terrorist attacks in Europe
Security threat has changed in Afghanistan, says French army chief
The security threat in Afghanistan has changed, notably with an increase in suicide attacks encouraged by the presence of foreign fighters
(Indonesia) ASEAN to fight militant ideas
Belgian suicide bombers 'poised to depart for Iraq'
A married couple who was arrested in Antwerp on Tuesday night in a large scale federal anti-terror sweep were poised to depart for Iraq to carry out a suicide attack
Belgium 'attractive for Islamic extremists'
The federal public prosecution office has opened 200 anti-terror investigations amid concerns Belgium is home to a large number of extremist Islamic groups(update) Belgium detains 15 in raids linked to suicide bomber
(Belgium) 14 suspects held in raids linked to suicide bomber
Belgian federal police arrested 14 people on Tuesday night in 14 house raids linked to the suicide bomb attack carried out by a Belgian woman in Iraq earlier this month.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old man has been arrested near Paris in an operation linked to the Belgian raids. The man's identity has not been revealed.
He is suspected of holding links with a terrorist cell that sends Islamic fighters from Belgium to Iraq.
The heart of the network is reportedly in Belgium, but the suspect allegedly sought volunteers in France also.
Al-Qaida calls on militants to swear oath of allegiance
Al-Qaida propagandists have called on militants around the world to swear an oath of allegiance to terrorist leaders such as Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in what appears to be a recruitment advertisement.
Saudi TV airs Al-Qaeda 'confessions'
Saudi television aired on Wednesday confessions by purported former members of the Al-Qaeda network talking about their recruitment, training and fighting experience in Afghanistan and Iraq
Kenyan police arrest three Ethiopian "suicide bombers"
Detectives said they were headed for South Africa. The detectives were investigating the three, who also had shoes that had switches and dry cells.
Last month, four men were picked in Nairobiâs Eastleigh estate for allegedly funding terror activities. The four had Kenyan passports and were later released without charges after several Muslim groups protested at their arrests.
UAE was asked about 'terrorism financiers'
The UAE Central Bank has been approached by foreign law enforcement agencies and UN bodies seeking information on clients suspected of financing terrorism.
Hamas leader says group won't disarm
Court delays Padilla transfer from brig
(Ohio) Lawyer: U.S. Imam who hid terror group ties ready to leave
Immigration office ignores fake marriages
Terrorists use practice to stay legally in U.S.
Al-Arian jurors deliberate for ninth day
As jurors in the terrorism conspiracy trial of former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian deliberated for a ninth day Wednesday, the judge denied a defense motion for a mistrial filed last week.
Pennsylvania Sept. 11 Memorial Redesigned
Sentencing puzzle: family man or radical Muslim?
Is Zaid Mu'min a mainstream Muslim with "an active fantasy life" or a radical preparing for holy war? Nearly five hours of testimony failed to clear up the mystery.
Four Arrested Over 1972 IRA Attack
PM caves in to party revolt on terror laws (Australia)
Australian Government agreed to amend new anti-terrorism laws under political pressure, including softening sedition provisions
Chairman Calls White Phosphorous Legitimate Military Tool
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff defends use of the substance to mark targets or flush enemy combatants out of protected positions
French Parliament Adopts New Anti-terror Law
Ecuador police seize arms for Colombian guerrillas
Ugandan rebel commander says LRA ready for peace talks
Colombian troops 'splurged rebel cash'
Over 130 Colombian troops under investigation for allegedly plundering FARC cash hoard of $19 million and binging on luxury vehicles, prostitutes and booze
Treasury Names Front Companies, Sham Operatives Helping To Bankroll Narco-Trafficking in Colombia
Report on FBI Tool Is Disputed
U.S. Justice Department criticizes November 6 "Washington Post" report about "national security letters," which expand FBI's power to collect private records of ordinary Americans during terrorism and espionage investigations
(Philippines) U.S. Treasury Department Designates Three Abu Sayyaf Terrorists
Move freezes assets, bans transactions with Southeast Asia group's members
Commentary: Iraq - Our Troops Must Stay
Senator Lieberman - America can't abandon 27 million Iraqis to 10,000 terrorists.
Bush: 'America Will Not Abandon Iraq'
National Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Link to White House website with strategy outlined by President Bush in Annapolis speech
GAO: Congress nixed costly terror training
Training in airline protection for thousands of federal agents abandoned in 2004 because Congress objected to cost