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FSB: Alleged Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In North Caucasus
RadioFreeEurope ^ | Dec. 17, 2005 | Interfax

Posted on 12/17/2005 3:17:47 PM PST by FairOpinion

16 December 2005 -- The head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) confirmed today that an alleged Al-Qaeda leader in southern Russia has been killed.

Nikolai Patrushev told reporters that Saudi-born Abu Omar al-Seif was killed in the Northern Caucasus republic of Daghestan last month.

Al-Seif's death had earlier been reported by Russian media but had not been officially confirmed.

The FSB says al-Seif arrived in the Northern Caucasus 10 years ago on the orders of Osama bin Laden. It says he ran the Al-Haramein Islamic Foundation as a cover for setting up a terrorist network in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Daghestan. Al-Seif also allegedly acted as a counsellor to Chechen separatist rebels.

Patrushev today said security forces killed more than 300 suspected militants in sweep operations in the Northern Caucasus this year.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedarussia; alseif; binladen; chechnya; china; daghestan; gwot; prc; russia; terrorism; terrorists; wot
One important point:

"The FSB says al-Seif arrived in the Northern Caucasus 10 years ago on the orders of Osama bin Laden."

1 posted on 12/17/2005 3:17:49 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

The news just keeps getting better.


2 posted on 12/17/2005 3:20:14 PM PST by armydawg1 (" America must win this war..." PVT Martin Treptow, KIA, WW1)
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To: FairOpinion

3 posted on 12/17/2005 3:22:57 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: FairOpinion

Bleh, whatever. Dead terrorists make me happy.


4 posted on 12/17/2005 3:23:40 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: armydawg1

"security forces killed more than 300 suspected militants in sweep operations in the Northern Caucasus this year"

More good news.


5 posted on 12/17/2005 3:24:24 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: jb6

"The FSB says al-Seif arrived in the Northern Caucasus 10 years ago on the orders of Osama bin Laden. It says he ran the Al-Haramein Islamic Foundation as a cover for setting up a terrorist network in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Daghestan. Al-Seif also allegedly acted as a counsellor to Chechen separatist rebels. "

That's why Russia has to fight the "Chechen rebels".


6 posted on 12/17/2005 3:25:31 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: I got the rope

No wonder he bought it......what a fat target he was.


7 posted on 12/17/2005 3:40:04 PM PST by edpc
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To: FairOpinion

Somewhat related article:

Al Qaeda’s Passage to China

http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=1118


In mid-September, Al Qaeda diverted a small but potent force from Iraq to a new mission: the opening of a new front in China. The unit was smuggled into the Chinese border town of Kushi in the Xinjiang Uygur province in November, after a meandering journey traced by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s counter-terror sources. There, the terrorists were quickly absorbed by the al Qaeda infrastructure of local Uygur Muslim extremist cells.

DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s sources report the terrorists slipped north from Konduz into Tajikistan and onto the Kyrgyz section of the strategic Fergana Valley which straddles Central Asia. There, they rendezvoused at two places, Osh and Jalal-Abad close to the Kyrgyz-Uzbekistan border, establishing jumping-off points for both China and Central Asia.

The Islamist terrorists were guided from Konduz into Kyrgyzstan by armed men of al Qaeda’s operational arm in Uzbekistan, the MUI, which also has tentacles in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as training camps in the Fergana Valley. The commander of these cells is Tahir Yuldashev, an old comrade of Osama bin Laden who fought alongside him in Afghanistan. In 2004, Yuldashev returned to Tashkent from the badlands of Pakistan’s South Waziristan and was ordered to prepare facilities in Osh and Jalal-Abad for the incoming terrorist unit. His payment was a section of the force to boost his campaign against Uzbek president Karimov.

The unit from Konduz accordingly divided into two heads – the largest proceeding from Osh into China and fetching up in Kushi, while the second group assembled in Jalal-Abad, turned west and crossed into Uzbekistan to set up base in the Fergana town of Andijon.


8 posted on 12/17/2005 3:41:17 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: I got the rope

Good thing this guy doesn't fit any of the stereotypes.


9 posted on 12/17/2005 5:45:51 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: popdonnelly

Now a good moose!


10 posted on 12/17/2005 10:04:18 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: FairOpinion

AQ fights China... This proves how radical they are.


11 posted on 12/17/2005 11:32:06 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: jb6; GarySpFc

PING


12 posted on 12/17/2005 11:33:02 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: I got the rope
I don't know how the hell they tell these guys apart.


13 posted on 12/17/2005 11:58:50 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: FairOpinion

This is like what, the 3rd major Al Queda Arab leader killed in the past 3 years.


14 posted on 12/18/2005 9:30:13 AM PST by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: I got the rope

He kinda looks like my friend's neighbor. You want to look at what a large chunk of America will look like in the immediate future, come to the Raleigh-Durham area, gateway for Mexican and Islamic immigration. Rather disturbing, if you ask me.


15 posted on 12/18/2005 9:31:20 AM PST by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: FairOpinion

Was he the second or third in line? With all the leaders we've killed, looks like the followers would notice pretty soon.


16 posted on 12/18/2005 9:33:15 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: DevSix; Sarajevo; 2banana

Ping! Chechen al-Qaeda link.


17 posted on 12/18/2005 3:11:35 PM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: GarySpFc

What is suprising is that even the Chinese (and the Iranians) are having problems with Al Queida.


18 posted on 12/18/2005 4:56:43 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

I have been telling everyone for some time the Chechens are linked with al-Qaeda, but some on these boards hate the Russians so strongly they could care less about al-Qaeda.


19 posted on 12/18/2005 6:40:20 PM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: GarySpFc

And, AQ will attack any government, even China.


20 posted on 12/18/2005 8:03:56 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

That's a big 10-4.


21 posted on 12/18/2005 9:19:17 PM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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