A MAN who arrived in Britian from Pakistan had been charged in relation to an alleged bomb plot, police said today. Salahuddin Amin, 29, was arrested on Tuesday at London's Heathrow airport under anti-terrorist legislation and was charged this weekend with explosives offences. He is alleged to have conspired with others, between October 1, 2003 and March 31, 2004, to explode a bomb which was likely to endanger life and cause serious property damage.
Mr Amin will appear in London Central Criminal court on Monday.
An upstate New York doctor was found guilty on Thursday of illegally sending millions of dollars to Iraq, in violation of US sanctions, authorities said. Rafil Dhafir was convicted of 59 out of 60 charges ranging from conspiracy to money laundering to Medicare fraud after a 15-week federal trial in Syracuse, N.Y., prosecutors said.
Dhafir, an oncologist, used an unregistered charity named "Help the Needy" to solicit some $4 million in contributions in the United States and then launder much of it to Iraq through bank accounts in Jordan, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said he began sending money to Iraq in 1994, in violation of executive orders and Treasury Department regulations in place since 1990. Dhafir, who will be sentenced in June, could be sentenced to more than 500 years in prison, prosecutors said.
Troops captured the main stronghold of hundreds of Moro gunmen Friday and pursued them from a town where they attacked an Army detachment, triggering clashes that have killed more than 60 people, military officials said. About 300 armed followers of jailed Muslim leader Nur Misuari fled toward a mountainous region, and villagers wanted the military to finish them off to ensure they no longer threaten Panamao town, on southern Jolo island, officials said.
Civilians getting a little tired of the hard boy act.
At least 24 soldiers have been killed, including Lt. Col. Dennis Villanueva, head of the army's 53rd Infantry Battalion, and two of his enlisted men, who came under mortar fire Thursday while battling the gunmen in Panamao. More than 40 other soldiers were wounded in the clashes that erupted Monday. The military said troops have killed 37 Misuari loyalists. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Manila ordered no let-up in operations against the rebel group faction and Abu Sayyaf until all their "terrorist lairs" are dismantled.
"Go get'em, boys...the room is all ready for my the press conference."
On Thursday, Air Force fighter planes bombarded the gunmen near the Army company detachment, a nearby hospital and Panamao's town hall. After, large numbers of troops moved in, firing artillery and automatic rifles and prompting the attackers to withdraw, officials said. They fled to a hilltop stronghold called Bitan-ag, then retreated deeper into Jolo's mountainous heartland. Army troops and marines captured Bitan-ag and were chasing the gunmen, said army Brig. Gen. Agustin Demaala. Lt. Gen. Alberto Braganza, commander of the military's Southern Command, said troops would not ease their pursuit of the gunmen, who were led by locally prominent religious leader Habier Malik, until they surrender or are dead. "He is now in imminent defeat, and our troops are finally closing in on him," Braganza told reporters on Jolo, where he was overseeing assaults against the gunmen.
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02/12/2005 1:52:55 AM ||
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U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, foiled an attempt by a terrorist to coerce a child into accepting a hand grenade at approximately 1 p.m. in Ramadi Feb. 10. Lt Gen Mattis was right - these guys lack the balls to attack directly.
The Soldiers, currently assigned to the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, were conducting a patrol in the northeastern sector of the city when they observed a blue 4-door sedan with three military-aged males pull up near their position.
The driver exited the vehicle and approached a child, estimated to be 10-years-old. The two exchanged words and the adult gave the child a hand grenade. The child and the adult exchanged possession of the hand grenade several times.
The grenade was dropped after U.S. Soldiers fired a warning shot in the direction of the terrorist. The child ran away as the adult returned fire with a handgun.
The adult then jumped into his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. The patrol fired disabling shots into the vehicle to prevent the terrorists from escaping. A brief firefight ensued, which resulted in one terrorist being killed and two terrorists being wounded.
The patrol evacuated the wounded to the medical facility at their forward operating base. The unit recovered the grenade from the scene, but was unable to locate the child.
There were no U.S. casualties.
(h/t commenter Papa Ray at Blackfive)
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All hail the brave Jihadis, great and fearsome recruiters of children! I wonder how you say "Islamo-pussy" in Arabic?
A prominent Iraqi judge under Saddam Hussein, Taha al-Amiri, was assassinated Saturday by two gunmen in the southern port city of Basra, said Lt. Col. Karim al-Zaidi. Al-Amiri, a former chief judge at Basra's highest criminal court, is one of several former Baath Party figures assassinated in the Basra area the past 18 months. Suspicion has fallen on Shiite extremists seeking revenge for Saddam's oppression of the majority Shiite community.
South of Baghdad, gunmen shot dead a Sunni imam who worked for an endowment that handles funds for mosques. The man's son was also killed in the shooting. Their bodies were found dumped on a highway Thursday, officials said. It wasn't clear if the attack was a reprisal killing by Shiites seeking revenge for insurgent attacks on their community.
Lemme see: the Sunnis boomed a mosque yesterday, and boomed a hospital today. They boomed schools during the runup to the election. The Shiite "extremists" don't look quite so extreme when they bump off a prominent Baathist.
A car bomb exploded in front of a hospital in a mostly Shiite town south of Baghdad on Saturday, killing 17 and wounding 21, police and hospital officials said, a day after 23 were killed in two attacks aimed at the Shiite community. A police captain who refused to give his name said the Saturday blast occurred in front of the main hospital in Musayyib, 35 miles south of the capital in a religiously mixed area that's been the scene of frequent attacks by Sunni Muslim insurgents.
Schools, hospitals, mosques... All legitimate military targets to the turbans. Still waiting for the human rights crowd to go ballistic...
According to HRW - its perfectly allright for Muslims to rape and kill, and for dictators to murder newborn babies right in front of their mothers (Kimmie-boy) or feed people to industreal shreadders (Saddam) or whip 12 year olds to death for eating during a holiday (Iran). But put one panty on one head and your going to get it!
Targetting schools, hospitals, and religious centers is alright to the left (and MSM) as long as your Muslim.
Right-wing extremists tried to attack Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a wedding he was attending but he was not injured, Israeli police said on Friday. A small group of people vehemently opposed to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw Israelis from occupied Gaza shouted at Netanyahu "Murderer, your day will come" in the Thursday evening incident, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said. Reports said a plate was thrown at Netanyahu at the wedding in the Jewish ultra-Orthodox village of Kfar Habad and a police spokesman said a tyre on his car was slashed. The assailants tried to attack Netanyahu, 55, but were held back by wedding guests as his security guards whisked him away from the scene in another vehicle.
How ironic it would be, for Netanyahu to pay the price for peace in the future, on the decisions made by Sharon and who keeps and iron curtain around him at all times! Now we know the reason why Sharon doesn't travel abroad much.
A suicide car bomb exploded outside a Shi'ite mosque northeast of Baghdad as worshippers were leaving a religious ceremony on Friday, killing at least 13 people, local police said. The blast in the town of Balad Ruz targeted Iraqis as they were leaving a Shi'ite ceremony linked to the holy period of Ashura. The area around Balad Ruz has both Sunni and Shi'ite residents. Earlier, gunmen opened fire on Shi'ites in a bakery in Baghdad, killing at least nine people.
Shi'ites make up around 60 percent of Iraq's population but were oppressed for decades under Saddam Hussein. An alliance of mainly Shi'ite Islamist groups is expected to dominate Iraqi politics following the Jan. 30 elections. Insurgents, most of whom are Sunni Muslim, have mounted repeated attacks on Shi'ites. Shi'ite leaders say they will not be drawn into a civil war.
An anti-terrorism court in Multan, headed by Zahoor-ul-Haq Rana, has given two death sentences to Muhammad Tariq, an activist of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, for killing two Shias on June 6, 1998 in Multan. The court acquitted Sharif, Sajil-ur-Rehman, Zulfikar and Muhammad Omar. "Tariq and his accomplices assaulted Dr Shafqat Raza's clinic in Timber Market on June 6, 1998 and opened fire. Dr Raza's younger brother Nusrat Raza and a patient died on the spot," sources said.
An Anti Terrorism Court has awarded a death sentence to Muhammad Asghar and Javed Ali for killing Javed Ahmed on July 11, 2000 for resisting their robbery attempt.
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