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Posted on 06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT by nwctwx
ping to June, sorry it’s late. :)
As President, Obama will just post the guy to his Cabinet.
The last I heard, he was on his way to a scheduled meeting with some AQ biggies back in February. That meeting was lit up by one of the Predators and AQ openly admitted the biggie we were after was toast but refused to identify the other “foreigners” who were also toe tagged. Last reports had his buddies in the hood were looking for him and could not locate him after the attack.
Has anyone heard any different or at least that he was found with his motor skills still intact?
It would be better if some bullet would administer the death penalty first. We don’t need a big media circus trial for any of these people.
Always welcome, never late.
Not a problem at all nw and hope you are feeling better.
ON THE INTERNET...
THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Alarabiya.net, May 27, 2008"): "AL-QAEDA SUICIDE KIDS EXPAND ACTIVITY IN BAGHDAD" (SNIPPET: "The Al-Qaeda "Paradise Youths" suicide bombers group, comprising children and youths aged 11 through 16, has expanded its operations into areas of northern Baghdad.") (Posted May 28, 2008) (Read More...)
MIRROR.co.uk: "AL QAEDA 'PLANNING TO ATTACK EURO 2008'" by Hannah Wood (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A flurry of messages have been monitored, by police and security officials in Switzerland, on two Islamist internet forums - sos minbar and As-Sahab - which are favoured by the extremist terrorist group as a means to awaken dormant cells.") (May 15, 2008) (Read More...)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "INSIDE THE RING Threats to America" by Bill Gertz (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned in a major speech yesterday that the United States is facing the danger of defeat today similar to Britain in the early days of World War II. U.S. military, economic and intellectual power is eroding as threats are growing and both Republican and Democrat leaders are deficient, Mr. Gingrich said. The five "greatest strategic threats" to the country, he said, are China's rise, a resurgent autocratic Russia, radical Islam, rogue regimes seeking weapons of mass murder, and the growth of an anti-democratic system led by a "bureaucratic international elite."") (May 16, 2008) (Read More...)
WTOP.com: Washington - "TIGHTER SECURITY ON PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY BUSES" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Police say they received a call from somebody who made threatening references to the buses and the President of the United States. The caller mentioned something happening on Monday.") (May 11, 2008, 6:44 pm) (Read More...)
CANADA.com (THE OTTAWA CITIZEN): "LATEST TERROR THREATS 'SCARE US': SENIOR MOUNTIE Detailed plots to harm Canadians 'keep me awake at night'" by Ian MacLeod (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The RCMP is investigating seven terrorist plots so disturbing...") (May 8, 2008) (Note: This url may expire.) (Read More...)
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01 June 2008
SNIPPET: “Some thoughts on the subject of nuclear jihad:”
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DATE: May 30, 2008
FBI, SALEM POLICE LOOK FOR TWO MEN INVOLVED IN VIOLENT TAKE-OVER BANK ROBBERY WELLS FARGO OFFERS A REWARD OF UP TO $25,000
FBI Agents and Salem Police Officers are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 3245 Market Street NE in Salem at about 12:30 p.m. today. Wells Fargo is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
The men walked into the bank, both brandishing handguns, and ordered everyone to the ground. As Suspect #1 jumped over the teller counter, Suspect #2 pulled an employee away from her desk, hitting her in the stomach and throwing her to the ground. That employee was transported to Salem Memorial hospital for evaluation. No further information about her condition is available. Suspect #2 also threw an elderly woman to the ground, but she did not medical attention.
During the course of the robbery, witnesses say both suspects pointed their guns directly at people in the bank. Witnesses say Suspect #1 repeatedly said he would shoot people if they did not respond quickly enough to him. After receiving a sum of cash, the men were seen leaving the bank in an older Chevy Blazer (see description below).
Witnesses describe the men as:
Wearing: Blue hooded sweatshirt (with the hood over his head), blue jeans, bright white tennis shoes, and a blue bandana with white print on it over his face.
Other: carrying a dark colored backpack,
Age: Late 20’s - early 30’s
Weight: 180 pounds
Wearing: Gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, bright white tennis shoes, and blue bandana with white print over his face
Model: S-10 Blazer 2-door
Year: Late 80’s - early 90’s
Color: Black with one larger gray stripe running down the side and with two smaller red pin-striped lines on either side of the gray. The car did not have license plates.
There were ten Wells Fargo employees, one contract employee and four customers in the bank at the time of the robbery.
Agents are investigating whether this robbery may be connected to any others in the region, but as of yet, they have not made any definitive links.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Salem Police Department at (503) 588-6050 ext. 7132, the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601 during normal business hours or the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 twenty four hours a day.
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“CIA Holds Ceremony to Honor Fallen Colleagues”
June 2, 2008
PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: “The Central Intelligence Agency this morning paid tribute to 89 colleagues lost in the line of duty.”
Page last updated at 21:49 GMT, Monday, 2 June 2008 22:49 UK
“Nine killed by Mosul suicide bomb”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Nine people have been killed by a suicide car bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police say.
Nearly 50 others were wounded by the blast, which targeted the provincial police headquarters in the city centre.
Four policemen were among those killed as an explosives-laden car exploded near a checkpoint outside the compound about 2000 local time, police said.”
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“Blast outside Danish embassy in Pakistan, casualties: officials”
AFP ^ | 02 June 2008 | AFP
Posted on June 2, 2008 1:05:15 AM PDT by ozguy
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Thanks for the ping to the new month!
Early evening propaganda ON THE INTERNET:
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“An increase in attacks on Christian and institutions identified with the West in the Gaza Strip. Hamas, which controls the radical Islamic entity in the Strip, pays lip-service to condemning the attacks but does not take effective steps to stop them.”
(June 2, 2008)
Good evening everyone. Life has been such a mess the
Praise God I am working doing home health.
But shame on Satan that Dryman and myself have been
separated a few weeks.
Please pray for strength and direction for our family.
Thank you Lord for Dryman and Drymans wife.
You know their needs.
Please touch them as they look up to You.
Your will be done.
In Jesus’ Holy name I pray this simple prayer.
OPINION: Note: This suspect wins the STUCK ON STUPID award for coming up with the lamest excuse for the alleged crimes he allegedly committed.
June 2, 2008
“Defendant in U.K. jetliner plot claims he “only” planned small bomb at Houses of Parliament as publicity stunt for movie he was making”
ATTICLE SNIPPET: “Earlier in the trial, the jury was played a video in which Ali said he wanted to become a martyr. He threatened to “punish and humiliate” non-Muslims and “teach them a lesson they will never forget.”
The computer systems engineering graduate told the court on Monday the video was just propaganda. He said he intended to use the footage for a documentary to be distributed on YouTube. The bomb blast, he said, would help publicize the movie.”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Prosecutors say Ali had a computer memory stick that stored vast amounts of detail on daily air services from London to North America, adding that he and his co-conspirators did not seem interested in return flights.”
April 10, 2008
“Allah ‘loves us to die and kill in his path’”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “LONDON, England (AP) — Jurors saw video Thursday of a man accused of plotting to blow up trans-Atlantic aircraft praising Osama bin Laden and vowing to wage a holy war against nonbelievers.
Umar Islam, 29, made the comments in a video found in the trunk of a car belonging to another suspect. Prosecutors say it was a suicide video intended to be viewed after his death.
Islam and seven others are charged with plotting to detonate bombs aboard airliners bound from London to the United States and Canada using explosives concealed in soft drink bottles. Prosecutors say they were close to carrying out their plan when they were arrested in August 2006. The men deny the charges.”
Thank you Cindy for your prayers.
You’re very welcome drymans wife.
God does hear our prayers.
Thanks to a special freepmailer for pointing to this stie:
I know he does and he knows our hearts.
Being a Christian with our lives dedicated to
the Lord, I never thought I would be here.
I sympathize with you drymans wife.
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Two Enemy Fighters Killed, Dozens More Detained in Iraq
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2008 Coalition forces killed two enemy fighters, detained dozens of terrorism suspects and discovered several weapons caches in Iraq, military officials reported.
Coalition forces used information from a May 15 operation that targeted associates of an al-Qaida in Iraq leader to lead them to areas in central and northern Iraq yesterday and today.
After encountering gunfire, the coalition forces fired back, killing two attackers.
Also during the operations, coalition forces found a car with bomb-making materials and suicide-vest components, and a weapons holding area. The force destroyed the weapons and detained eight suspected terrorists.
In other operations yesterday and today:
— Coalition forces targeted al-Qaida in Iraq senior leaders and their associates in Mosul. A precision operation netted a leader of terrorist finances in the city, and detained 16 additional suspects, 11 of whom are believed to be associated with other al-Qaida in Iraq senior leaders, officials said.
— Coalition forces captured two men wanted for their involvement in bombing networks in Baghdad. One of the men, believed to be an expert in car-bombing tactics, was detained today with another suspect in Taji. The other was detained today in Salman Pak, and allegedly is tied to senior terrorist leaders.
— Coalition forces captured three additional suspected terrorists during two operations in Baghdad.
In operations yesterday:
— Police in Baghdad discovered a cache in an abandoned building during an area reconnaissance mission in the Risalah neighborhood in the Rashid district of Baghdad. The cache contained mortar tubes, rounds, fuses and rockets.
— Iraqi security forces conducted joint raids near Hit, detaining 49 suspects for possible connections with a deadly suicide-bombing attack near the city’s government complex May 30 that killed four Iraqi police, five civilians, and wounded four policemen and 15 civilians, military officials said.
In operations May 31:
— Iraq army and national police continued searching and clearing operations in the Abu Al Khasib district of Basra. The national police detained one suspect and discovered a cache of assault rifles and a sub-machine gun. The operation, which began March 25, continues to bring the surrounding area to normalcy, with infrastructure support missions focusing on canal clearing operations, substation repair and construction and road repairs, officials said.
— Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers captured the No. 2 key suspect in a bomb manufacturing and emplacing cell that operated in Tarmiyah, near Taji, and is responsible for numerous deaths.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)
Note: A while back, I read about weapons recovered at a fish farm. Today, it’s water storage tanks.
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The IPs recovered the cache buried in 11 water storage tanks and various boxes May 20 in Husayniyah.”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20080602-09
June 2, 2008
ISF, Coalition forces destroy ton of weapons (Karbala)
Multi-National Division Center PAO
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition forces destroyed a large weapons cache containing approximately 2,400 pounds of munitions May 28 in Karbala province.
The cache was discovered by a former mayor of Husayniyah, who alerted the Karbala Iraqi Police.
The IPs recovered the cache buried in 11 water storage tanks and various boxes May 20 in Husayniyah.
It is encouraging to see the (Iraqi Army) and IP finding and recovering these large caches, and we will continue to assist them in the safe destruction of ordnance, said 1st Lt. Ryan Fisher, 760th Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations officer.
The cache was turned over to the 33rd IA Brigade Military Transition Team to dispose of munitions and exploitable items. The team arrived on-site and inventoried ordnance prior to transporting the munitions to the disposal site.
In our second cooperative effort with (Maj. Gen.) Raads 33rd IA Brigade and Karbala IP, we disposed of nearly 1,500 ordnance items, after having destroyed more than 1,000 items just earlier this month, Fisher said.
The disposed munitions included more than 1,000 mortars, 25 rockets, 33 blocks of C-4 and various other weapons.
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Bombing near Danish embassy in Islamabad kills eight
By BILL ROGGIOJune 2, 2008 1:58 PM
ARTICLE SNIPPET: The bomber appears to have driven a car with diplomatic license plates through security, and parked it in a parking lot next to the Danish embassy. The car bomb was then either detonated remotely or by timer.
ARTICLE SNIPPET: The car bomb was believed to have contained about 65 pounds of explosives. The blast left a crater about four feet deep and nine feet wide, and damaged the wall of the Danish embassy as well as the offices of the United Nations Development Program.
All of those reported killed appear to be Pakistanis, however one report indicated a foreign national may have also been killed in the blast.
While no terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Pakistani intelligence believes Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, an al Qaeda and Taliban linked group, was behind the attack. Lashkar-i-Jhangvi is a splinter group of the Sipah-e-Sahaba (the Army of Mohameds companions), a radical Deobandi group that attacks the Shia minority in Pakistan. The US designated Lashkar-i-Jhangvi a Foreign Terrorist Organization in January 2003, while Pakistan banned the outfit in August 2001, just prior to the September 11 attacks on the US.
Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has been behind several high-profile attacks against foreigners in Pakistan. The groups was behind the kidnapping and brutal murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2003, and attack on a Pakistani Navy bus that killed 11 French technicians and three Pakistanis and a car bomb attack on the American consulate that killed 12 Pakistanis in 2002.
49 posted on June 2, 2008 5:52:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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50 posted on June 2, 2008 5:58:25 PM PDT by Cindy
“Mark Steyn on trial”
By Michelle Malkin June 2, 2008 09:53 AM
SNIPPET: “The Canadian Human Rights Commissions show trial of Mark Steyn gets under way this afternoon.”
IN THE UK:
Sunday, June 1, 2008
“American Christians told not to preach in Muslim area of Birmingham, UK”
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
Sunday, June 1, 2008
“Christians Told to Quit Preaching”
By Jeremy Reynalds
Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND (ANS
“Amir Harakat Shabab Al-Mujahideen Threatens to Attack Western Interests Worldwide”
(Posted June 2, 2008)
“W vs. Terror”
By John Hinderaker
“NEFA Foundation: Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) Interview with German Convert “Eric B.””
By Evan Kohlmann
June 2, 2008 02:56 PM
SNIPPET: “The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new interview published by the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) with Abdul Gaffar al-Almanibetter known as Eric B., a 20-year old German convert to Islam from Neuenkirchen in Saarland who traveled to Pakistan in 2007 and joined the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU).”
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 2, 2008
Statement by the President on Zimbabwe
White House News
The continued use of government-sponsored violence in Zimbabwe, including unwarranted arrests and intimidation of opposition figures, to prevent the Movement for Democratic Change from campaigning freely ahead of the June 27 presidential runoff election is deplorable. We call on the regime to immediately halt all attacks and to permit freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, and access to the media. We urge the Southern African Development Community, the African Union, the United Nations, and other international organizations to blanket the country with election and human rights monitors immediately.
We also are concerned by reports that misguided government policies are projected to result in one of the worst crop harvests in Zimbabwean history. While Robert Mugabe makes political statements in Rome, his people continue to face empty markets at home. The United States currently feeds more than 1 million Zimbabweans and spent more than $170 million on food assistance in Zimbabwe last year. We will continue these efforts to prevent government-induced starvation in Zimbabwe.
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How to Survive a Disaster - 9/11 Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA (Time Magazine Cover Story)
Time Magazine ^ | June 9, 2008 | Amanda Ripley
Posted on June 2, 2008 9:41:28 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
And now the Man who predicted 9/11 ...one 9/11 Lifesaver extraordinaire RICK RESCORLA... finally gets his due:
TIME Magazine Cover Story June 9, 2008
‘How to Survive a Disaster’ ...By Amanda Ripley
(See ‘How One Person Made a Difference’ - Pages 3 & 4)
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
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NEVER ever FORGET 9/11 & the one who tried to prevent it years in advance...
1 posted on June 2, 2008 9:41:28 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Rescorla had once led soldiers through the night in the Vietcong-controlled Central Highlands of Vietnam. He knew the brain responded poorly to fear—but he also knew it could be distracted. Back then, he had calmed his men by singing Cornish songs from his youth. Now, in the crowded stairwell, Rescorla sang into the bullhorn. “Men of Cornwall stand ye steady. It cannot be ever said ye for the battle were not ready. Stand and never yield!”
Between songs, Rescorla called his wife. “Stop crying,” he said. “I have to get these people out safely. If something should happen to me, I want you to know I’ve never been happier. You made my life.” Moments later, he had successfully evacuated the vast majority of Morgan Stanley employees. Then he turned around. He was last seen on the 10th floor, heading upward, shortly before the tower collapsed. His remains have never been found.
Rescorla taught Morgan Stanley employees to save themselves. It’s a lesson that has become, somehow, rare and precious. When the tower collapsed, only 13 Morgan Stanley colleagues—including Rescorla and four of his security officers—were inside. The other 2,687 were safe.
To learn more about survival skills in a disaster, go to www.TheUnthinkable.com”
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Quote of the day
POSTED AT 10:55 PM ON JUNE 2, 2008 BY ALLAHPUNDIT
I guess about the only thing youre really going to remember about my son is that he did the right thing at the right time.
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We Got Mail! (From an Islamoton)
Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 4:02:53 pm PST
This morning someone used a computer in the Toronto Public Library network to send the following email through our contact form, with a Pakistani-ish return address thats probably fake (so I wont publish it) and the subject line, americas monsters. Dont know where he found us or what set off the uncontrolled seething, because theres no referrer information on this one; either he typed our address in, or the Toronto Library browsers are configured not to send referrers.
you raging racist monsters, Allah will crush you and we will take over you kafars and run our kalifa soon. you Americans are bunch of hateful idiots who are too fat to do any thing to our great kalifa. please shut up and watch while we come and make the Great Satanic land, an Islamic paradise. Allah is on our side. Alah o akbar, Allah o akbar, enshalah we will make this world a better place.
Religion of peace!
ON THE INTERNET:
JPost.com » Israel » Article
Jun 3, 2008 9:35
“Kassam rocket strikes open area in western Negev; no wounded reported”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“Pentagon charges Afghan
detainee with terror support”
Mon Jun 2, 5:03 PM ET
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pentagon prosecutors have charged an Afghan prisoner with spying on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and participating in a rocket attack, according to documents released on Monday.
Mohammed Hashim, who has admitted working for the Taliban and al Qaeda, was charged on May 30 with providing material support for terrorism and spying.
According to the Pentagon, Hashim attended al Qaeda training camps and then made himself available to carry out attacks between December 2001 and October 2002.
He conducted reconnaissance missions against American and coalition forces and participated in at least one rocket attack against U.S. troops for al Qaeda, according to the charges.”
“Islamic extremists should get therapy, Home Office tells local councils”
The Telegraph ^ | 6/3/2008 | James Kirkup
Posted on June 3, 2008 1:12:19 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
I know we covered this subject in May, but here is a More Details UPDATE:
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“Canadian terrorist suspect accused of fundraising for terror gets entrepreneurial award”
Written by Darcey
Friday, 30 May 2008
ADDING to post no. 47:
Page last updated at 23:03 GMT, Monday, 2 June 2008 00:03 UK
“Navies to tackle Somali pirates”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to allow countries to send warships into Somalia’s territorial waters to tackle pirates.
The resolution permits countries that have the agreement of Somalia’s interim government to use any means to repress acts of piracy for the next six months.”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Somalia’s coastal waters are near shipping routes connecting the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and the country’s government is unable to police its own coastline.
Aid agencies say 6,000 civilians have died in the past year in Mogadishu
Consequently, piracy is rife off Somalia’s 1,800 mile-long coast, says the BBC UN correspondent Laura Trevelyan.”
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ICC-CCS.ORG - THE WEEKLY PIRACY REPORT - REPORT SNIPPET - QUOTE:
Weekly Piracy Report
27 May-2 June 2008
The following is a summary of the daily reports broadcast by the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre to ships in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions on the SafetyNET service of Inmarsat-C from 27 May to 2 June 2008.
Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh
The number of attacks has reduced since 2006. However, the area is still listed as a high risk area and mariners are advised to be cautious especially while approaching the anchorage and while at anchor at Chittagong
Violent attacks carried out by pirates on board vessels at anchor and vessel carrying out STS operations. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in these waters.
27.05.2008: 0748 UTC: 14:04.30N-049:23.72E: Gulf of Aden.
A suspicious speedboat, with five persons, was noticed proceeding towards a tanker underway. Master increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and called the coalition forces. Unable to intercept the vessel, after about forty minutes the boat aborted and moved away. At the same time, another boat was seen crossing the bows at a distance of 3 nm.
28.05.2008: 1200 UTC: 13:43N-048:50E: Gulf of Aden.
Four suspicious high-speed boats, length about 15 meters, wooden/plastic gray hull with four persons in each boat tried to approach a tanker underway. Master took evasive manoeuvres to prevent the speedboats from approaching closer. One speedboat crossed the bow at a distance of 0.5 miles. Later, the boats aborted and moved away in a south-easterly direction.
Recently reported incidents
27.05.2008:0545 LT: offshore Lagos, Nigeria.
Four robbers armed with knives boarded a product tanker at anchor. They lowered a hose into Cargo Tank No. 1 and started to discharge cargo into the boat. Duty crew spotted them and raised the alarm. The robbers threatened the crew. Crew retreated into the accommodation and returned armed with pipes, sticks etc. On seeing the crew armed, the robbers threw their knives towards the crew and jumped overboard. No injuries to crew
28.05.2008: 1040 UTC: 13:09N - 048:58E, Gulf of Aden.
Four heavily armed pirates, in a speedboat, attacked and hijacked a general cargo ship underway. They sailed the vessel into Somali territorial waters. Further details awaited.