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CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report

Posted on 10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe"

SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago.

Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."

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“Intel team returns home after US snub”
CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA, TNN 11 November 2009, 01:16am IST

SNIPPET: “WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: In a show of miscommunication if not outright discord between Washington and New Delhi, an Indian intelligence team returned home on Tuesday after being denied access to question two Pakistani expatriates accused of plotting terrorist attacks in India.”

SNIPPET: “The FBI was allowed to question Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of the jihadi squad that killed 172 people, for nine hours last December. Subsequently, an FBI agent also testified in the trial court via videolink.

It appears that the Indian team was not accorded the same courtesies, attesting to a long history of spotty cooperation going back to the Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993. Asked why the Indian intel team was rushed to the US without first ascertaining if there will be full access, sources said events were moving very fast and New Delhi did not want to waste any time in getting people in place to get as much information as possible.

But Washington had legal issues in terms of proving access to the accused, something which the FBI liaison at the US Embassy in New Delhi does not appear to have foreseen.”

41 posted on 11/11/2009 8:19:32 PM PST by Cindy
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“FBI gets 60 days to file charges against India terror plotters”

SNIPPET: “Chicago court’s chief Judge James F. Holderman has extended till next Jan 1, the period of filing indictment against the accused duo, David Coleman Headley, a Pakistan-born American national, and his Pakistan-born Canadian associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana.

FBI agents arrested Headley Oct 18 from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport as he was preparing to board a flight to Philadelphia, and subsequently arrested Tahawwur Hussain Rana, whose former name was Daood Gilani. The two intended to travel to Pakistan, apparently to firm up their latest terror designs.

The court has also put off further hearing on Rana’s bail plea by a week after the FBI sought a rescheduling of the hearing and filed additional papers with the court, disclosing inflammatory videos of Al Qaeda, containing speeches by Osama bin-Laden and others, that had been recovered from Rana’s Chicago residence.

At the request of counsel, the hearing on Rana’s case before Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan is re-scheduled from Tuesday to Nov 19, a Justice Department official said.

The FBI vigorously opposed the bail plea of Rana arguing that he was “innocent” and had been “duped” by Headley, his schoolmate in Pakistan.”

42 posted on 11/11/2009 8:24:47 PM PST by Cindy
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Govt Warns Citizens Against Terror Attacks In Five Major Cities [INDIA] ^ | Last Updated: 2009-11-12T08:55:48+05:30 | n/a
Posted on November 11, 2009 8:31:00 PM PST by Cindy

SNIPPET: “The Centre has warned the citizens against possible terror attacks in five cities of India, which are expected to take place around the first anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks.

“The Intelligence Bureau has received some inputs from state governments that terrorists were trying to infiltrate through the Indian west coast and target vital installations in the country’, revealed a Home Ministry official to a news channel.

The state governments have been given the orders for boosting the security in and around railway stations, airports as well as other significant places.”

SNIPPET: “This Home Ministry alert is based on the inputs available from FBI, which they obtained while interrogating David Headley. It is supported by Indian intelligence agencies’ inputs.

Reports have mentioned that Headley was in Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Agra and Ahmedabad between 2006 and 2009 and hence the alerts are mainly for these cities.”

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43 posted on 11/11/2009 8:42:09 PM PST by Cindy
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12 November 2009

SNIPPET: “The following comes from the first criminal complaint filed by the USA against Rana. Individual A is Headley.

30. Since the beginning of 2008, Individual A and RANA have communicated through the use of multiple email accounts. As discussed throughout this affidavit, Individual A, RANA, Individual B and Lashkar-e-Taiba Member A have frequently used coded language and changed their methods of communications in order to conceal the nature and content of their communications. For example, on or about March 4, 2009, after acknowledging receipt of an email from Individual A, RANA sent a response with the following pertinent content:

One of my brothers in Brigadier Movadat Hussain Rana and the other is Sibte Hassan Rana monie. They are in Rawalpindi. I really admire emails making it instant half mulaquat especially yahoo as it seems superior to hotmail. Talk to you later.

(Emphasis supplied.) Records reveal that the email account “mov.monie@yahoo” was created on or about March 6, 2009, at a particular internet protocol address, the user of which was located at the Chicago business address of First World Immigration. That same day, Individual A accessed the mov.monie@yahoo account from an internet protocol address in the United Arab Emirates, and sent an email from mov.monie@yahoo to RANA at his personal email address, asking RANA to contact Individual B.

31. Further, on or about August 28, 2009, in a recorded telephone conversation between Individual A and Individual B, Individual A spoke in coded language to describe a new account that Individual A had created for their continued communications. More specifically, after informing Individual B that he had formed an account on the “same system,” Individual A instructed him to write his colleague’s name and his younger brother’s name and write the names without spaces and write 1 with it. On or about August 25, 2009, Individual A created such an account with a name blending two first names.

32. On or about October 3, 2009, as Individual A was preparing to travel to Pakistan, Individual A spoke to RANA in a conversation that was recorded. Individual A asked RANA to create an email account using the Gmail service with the user name “liaqatbin11.” Individual A instructed RANA to change the email account name after using it two or three times, and gave him directions for changing the name. Individual A stated that the “liaqatbin” portion of the name would remain, but that the number 11 would change, and that to determine the second number, RANA should start by multiplying by two and subtracting two. Individual A explained that the number used to multiply 11 would increase by one with each new account. Individual A provided an example, and RANA worked the math out loud for determining several numbers.”

44 posted on 11/12/2009 1:33:49 PM PST by Cindy
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Paper no. 3500

“Extracts From FBI Affidavit Regarding Headley’s Contacts With Individual A & Let Member A: International Terrorism Monitor — Paper No. 575”
By B. Raman

SNIPPET: “Given below are extracts from the affidavit filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the US in the district court of the Northern district of Illinois on October 11, 2009, justifying its decision to arrest David Coleman Headley, originally known as Dawood Gilani till 2006. These extracts relate to the three Pakistan-based ring leaders of the conspiracy to carry out terrorist strikes in Denmark and India.

2. As already reported, while the FBI identifies one of the ring leaders by name as Ilyas Kashmiri of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI) and gives his detailed background, it refrains from identifying the two other ring leaders, who are merely referred to as Individual A and Lashkar-e-Toiba member A. However, a perusal of the extracts given below would show that the FBI must be aware of their identities. Why is it coy about identifying them? Has it at least told the Indian agencies about their identities? Has it asked the Government of Pakistan to arrest them and hand them over to the FBI for further interrogation? If not, why not?

3. A perusal of the extracts indicates the following:

(a). Headley had two channels of communications in Pakistan—— with Individual A and LET member A.

(b). He had no direct contact with Ilyas Kashmiri. All his communications with him were through Individual A.

(c). Individual A was arrested by the Pakistani authorities in connection with the investigation of the November 2008 murder of Maj-Gen. Amir Faisal Alvi, formerly of the Special Services Group (SSG), who was the brother of Lady Naipaul, wife of writer Sir V.S.Naipaul. But he was subsequently released. He was close to Maj. Haroon Ashiq, the principal accused in the murder, who reportedly confessed that he and other accomplices murdered Alvi on the instructions of Ilyas Kashmiri. Why did they murder Alvi? Did he play any role in the SGG’s commando action in the Lal Masjid of Islamabad in July,2007?Are all of them, including Individual A, former officers of the SSG, as Ilyas was? If so, did these ex-SSG officers train the LET team that attacked Mumbai on 26/11? These questions need the attention of the Indian investigators.”



Paper no. 3496


“FBI Affidavit Against Headley: References to India International Terrorism Monitor - Paper No. 574”
By B. Raman

45 posted on 11/13/2009 2:10:02 AM PST by Cindy
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Note: Posted here as a notation and for archival purposes.


‘Lashkar-e-Taiba is a member of al Qaeda’
LONG WAR - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | November 13, 2009 2:29 PM | Bill Roggio
Posted on November 13, 2009 3:45:03 PM PST by Cindy

Jean-Louis Bruguiere, a former French investigative magistrate who specialized on al Qaeda and investigated the terror group in Pakistan, has more damning information on al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the groups’ ties to each other and the Pakistani state. From Reuters:

In an interview, Bruguiere said he was convinced Lashkar-e-Taiba, first set up to fight India in its part of the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, had become part of an international network tied to al Qaeda.

‘Lashkar-e-Taiba is no longer a Pakistani movement with only a Kashmir political or military agenda. Lashkar-e-Taiba is a member of al Qaeda. Lashkar-e-Taiba has decided to expand violence worldwide,’ he told Reuters.

Bruguiere goes on to explain that shoe-bomber Richard Reid and three other Westerns were trained in a Lashkar-e-Taiba camp by Pakistani soldiers who doubled as members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The training camp was supported by the Pakistani Army. “Military supplies were dropped by army helicopters,” Reuters reported.

Here is some background on the Lashkar-e-Taiba and al Qaeda given to me by US intelligence officials last year:

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46 posted on 11/13/2009 3:52:08 PM PST by Cindy
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“Pakistani generals linked to US terror suspects”
November 13, 2009 11:27 PM


12 November 2009


“Headley may be missing clue to 26/11 puzzle
November 13, 2009 18:44 IST
Tags: David Headley, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, Mumbai, Pakistan Army, United Arab Emirates”

SNIPPET: “Investigations showed that during his first visit to Mumbai in the year 2007, he stayed at the Taj Mahal hotel [ Images ] for nearly 10 days. As per investigations, Headley checked into room number 1809 in the Taj Mahal hotel and stayed there between April 20 and 30 2007.

The IB says that this information is being verified and would prove crucial to the 26/11 probe. He is accused of having guided the Mumbai attackers. He could have drawn out a detailed blue print of the hotel during his stay over there and then guided the attackers who went about their job easily”

SNIPPET: “Another interesting detail that has cropped up during Headley’s interrogation is that he shared direct links with the Pakistan Army [ Images ] through his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, whose two brothers are Brigadiers.

Sources in both the IB and investigating agencies told say they managed to track down Headley’s Pakistan army link through the transcripts of his email.”

47 posted on 11/14/2009 9:24:30 PM PST by Cindy
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“Headley at the Taj, Rana across India’”
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Express news service
Tags : National Investigation Agency, David Coleman Headley, Tahawwur Hussain Rana
Posted: Saturday , Nov 14, 2009 at 0927 hrs
Mumbai/New Delhi:

SNIPPET: “With the National Investigation Agency registering a case, officials have begun a sprawling investigation into rail, air and phone records to track the trail in India of US national David Coleman Headley and his Canadian associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana, the two men arrested by the FBI last month for allegedly plotting terror strikes.

While preliminary investigations are expected to go on for at least six weeks, sources said there is evidence to show that Headley checked in at least twice in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and Towers more than a year before it was targeted by the Lashkar’s attackers on 26/11.

And that once in 2008 Rana came to India using this name when he travelled extensively across the country — “from top to bottom on the map” — and visited several places in the North, South and West.

Headley is believed to have accompanied Rana on some of these trips. Investigators are exploring the possibility of them using these trips as “recce missions,” sources said, and their links, if any, to the 26/11 attacks.”

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SNIPPET: “Said Mukesh Bhatt: “He (Rahul) just happened to bump into this character in a gym just like anybody can bump into anybody and there is nothing beyond that at all.”

Meanwhile, a real estate agent, Sunny Singh, presented himself to the media today claiming that Headley approached him as recently as just over a month ago looking to rent an apartment in Bandra. “He came with a woman called Anna whom he introduced as his wife. He told me he had come with a reference from another woman named Marina,” Singh claimed. “He was willing to pay around Rs 50,000 and a deal was nearly final but things did not work out when he refused to give his visa documents and a letter from his employer.””

48 posted on 11/14/2009 9:39:16 PM PST by Cindy
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HEADLEY MAPPED ALL ‘26/11 TARGETS’ -U.S. Suspect Posed as Jew: Police
Posted on November 15, 2009 3:16:49 PM PST by Cindy

SNIPPET: “Mumbai, Nov. 14: David Coleman Headley personally visited every target site of the 26/11 terror strikes last year, carrying out a recce on behalf of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, a police source said today.

Posing as a Jew, he even visited Nariman House, the Jewish Chabad centre, in July 2008.

The Mumbai police today carried out raids in Bandra, its adjoining suburb Khar and BPO hub Goregaon in search of Headley’s local acquaintances and contacts.

“He (Headley) mapped the Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus, Taj and Trident hotels and Nariman House. We are interrogating (filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s son) Rahul to find out when he went to Leopold Café. That he did is certain — when he did that is what we need to know,” a top officer said.

Headley had visited the Mumbai home of Rahul, who contacted police after learning of the terror suspect’s arrest by America’s Federal Burau of Investigation (FBI) last month.

SNIPPET: “The source said Headley, a Pakistani-born US national, and his associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana stayed in Hotel Outram, a seedy motel in Mumbai’s Fort area, for about a fortnight in July 2008.

Born Daood Gilani, Headley, who changed his name and passport in 2006, posed as a Jewish American during his Mumbai stay. A source close to Rahul too confirmed that Headley had claimed to be a Jew.

“It is a mystery how he got into that building (Nariman House) just posing as a Jew. We are probing if he had anybody helping him locally. The FBI seized a book called How to Pray Like a Jew from him at the time of his arrest in Chicago. He had prepared himself thoroughly to pose as a Jew,” the officer said.

This morning, the police detained two tourist guides near the Gateway of India for questioning. It is suspected they may have aided Headley or other 26/11 plotters.

“The lead for this came from the FBI,” the officer acknowledged. “We now know most details about Headley’s recce of the terror targets, but there is a bit of a problem in case of Trident hotel as much of its past records were destroyed in the 26/11 attack. But we are getting there and will soon have the information.””

SNIPPET: “Between 2006 and 2009, Headley ran a firm called Immigration Law Centre out of Tardeo AC Market in south Mumbai with the help of a local Parsi woman. Late last night, officials of the federal National Investigating Agency, which has now joined the probe with Mumbai police, visited Headley’s immigration firm.

“A lot of facts have emerged from the interrogation of his co-worker/partner at the firm. She has been very co-operative. We now know Headley rarely used mobile phones and computers; but he did have a Tata Indicom landline number that he used while operating this immigration business. His mobile number is also with us and is leading us to some of his local contacts/acquaintances,” the source said.

Officially, Headley’s job was to facilitate US and Canadian visas for semi-skilled and unskilled workers. The investigators are trying to find out whether he had any contacts in local consulates.”

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49 posted on 11/15/2009 3:25:56 PM PST by Cindy
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SNIPPET from post no. 49:

"Born Daood Gilani, Headley, who changed his name and passport in 2006, posed as a Jewish American during his Mumbai stay. A source close to Rahul too confirmed that Headley had claimed to be a Jew.

“It is a mystery how he got into that building (Nariman House) just posing as a Jew. We are probing if he had anybody helping him locally. The FBI seized a book called How to Pray Like a Jew from him at the time of his arrest in Chicago. He had prepared himself thoroughly to pose as a Jew,” the officer said."

50 posted on 11/15/2009 3:27:43 PM PST by Cindy
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Paper no. 3506
“The 313 Brigade - International Terrorism Monitor - Paper No. 579”
By B. Raman

SNIPPET: “There are two jihadi terrorist organisations by the name the 313 Brigade.”

SNIPPET: “19. The 313 Brigade of the IIF, which has been focussing on attacking Pakistani targets as distinguished from the 313 Brigade in J&K which attacks Indian targets, is a shadowy organisation. Media reports project Ilyas Kashmiri as the head of the 313 Brigade of the IIF. In a press interview, Ilyas himself has sought to give the impression that he heads it. He has been saying that unless the US and its collaborators in Pakistan are defeated, the so-called struggle against India in J&K will not progress. He thus now gives primacy to the jihadi campaign against the US and its alleged collaborators in Pakistan.

20. Ilyas sees himself as another Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and wants to carry out a spectacular terrorist strike in a Western country. The purpose of his trying to use David Coleman Headley, of Chicago arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Chicago on October 3, 2009, was for an attack on the Danish journal, which carried caricatures of the Prophet in 2005. A perusal of the FBI’s affidavit against Headley shows that while Ilyas wanted a Mumbai—26/11 style attack in Copenhagen, Headley felt that a more feasible option would be to assassinate the cartoonist and his Editor.

21. Where do the statements of the TTP claiming responsibility for attacks on Pakistani military personnel fit in? What is the relationship between the TTP, Ilyas and his 313 Brigade? What happened to the 313 Brigade of J&K? Does it continue its separate existence? Answers to these questions are not available.”

51 posted on 11/16/2009 12:07:22 AM PST by Cindy
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“Hotels told to keep eye on foreigners”
Dwaipayan Ghosh, TNN 16 November 2009, 12:43am IST

SNIPPET: “NEW DELHI: The David Headley case has spurred Delhi Police into stepping up its vigil on foreign tourists, even at the risk of harassing innocent
travellers and costing hotels business. Stung by the revelation that Headley stayed in Delhi earlier this year, and concerned about the security implications for events like the Commonwealth Games — which are expected to see thousands of foreign tourists pour into the capital — the cops have issued guidelines to hotel owners even as investigators have been visiting several cyber cafes and hotels in Paharganj.”

SNIPPET: “”The Karol Bagh blasts last year had forced us to introduce a slew of measures to enforce security in areas frequented by tourists. But, we did not introduce anything specific for foreign tourists. But, with the Headley case surfacing now, we have to be on our guard,” said a senior special cell officer.”

52 posted on 11/16/2009 12:21:01 AM PST by Cindy
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Then there was the Virginia paintball crew and several jobs in the UK, all of which (including the Brigitte job) tied into each other via the same few LeT quartermasters and their controller, Sajid Mir and his superiors who head the LeT’s external/international wing.”

The "Virginia paintball crew" had as one of their leaders Ali al Timimi, who was an imam at the Dar al Hijrah mosque, as was al Aulaqi /al Awlaki, the email confidant of the Ft. Hood shooter Major Hassan.

53 posted on 11/16/2009 12:33:07 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Yep, there’s that mosque again.



54 posted on 11/16/2009 1:10:38 AM PST by Cindy
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(REUTERS) via GLOBAL SECURITY ^ | Monday, November 16, 2009 | n/a
Posted on November 16, 2009 2:25:22 PM PST by Cindy

Security Increased at Indian Nuclear Sites Over Possible Attack Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

SNIPPET: “Security at nuclear power facilities in India has been boosted following indications that the sites might face a terrorism threat, Reuters reported today (see GSN, Aug. 17).

New Delhi put its nuclear sites on alert following reports that a U.S. citizen, arrested Oct. 3 in the United States in an unrelated case, had visited Indian states with nuclear facilities, the Press Trust of India reported.

“The step is precautionary in nature,” said an Indian Home Ministry official. “The states have been asked to increase the vigil and patrolling to thwart any sabotage attempt aimed at these vital facilities.”

A high-level agency official told Reuters that certain states have been urged to increase security around “vital installations.” No other details were provided.”

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“Pakistani Terrorists Plotting New Attacks in India, Singh Warns”
Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

SNIPPET: “Extremists based in Pakistan might be plotting additional terror attacks in India, less than a year after gunmen killed roughly 170 people in Mumbai, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned today (see GSN, July 17).

“Continued vigilance” was necessary despite new safeguards implemented in the aftermath of the strikes on the Indian city, Singh told participants at a domestic security discussion in New Delhi.

“There is credible information of ongoing plans of terrorist groups in Pakistan to carry out fresh attacks,” Singh said without elaborating, according to the Associated Press.”

55 posted on 11/16/2009 2:32:15 PM PST by Cindy
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Thanks to Hennie Pennie for the ping this thread.

Note: The following post is a quote:

US Terrorist Headley to be extradited to India-FBI team arrives in India ^ | 11-17-09
Posted on November 17, 2009 4:55:35 PM PST by SJackson

According to Home Minister P Chidambaram, a case has been registered in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai attacks against US-based LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley, who was arrested by the FBI earlier this month.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be investigating the case. The 49-year0old Headley was hacking a conspiracy in league with the Lashkar-e-Toiba to carry out a major terrorist attack on India. The government of India has issued advisories to the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Agra and Ahmedabad for an impending terror strike during the week of the first anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks.

Headley, along with his co-conspirator Hussain Rana who was also nabbed by the FBI will soon be extradited to India seeing there is enough proof to link the duo to the LeT. A court in Chicago is trying the two men, and the proof has been sent by the NIA to the FBI. It has been revealed that Headley visited India several times between 2006-2009 and had visited five cities Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Agra and Delhi. A probe has begun to unravel the terrorist network in the cities.

A team of investigators from India have traveled to the FBI quarters to question Headley, and it was reported that the FBI did not give any such permission. However Chidambaram denies all reports saying, “The team had gone to Washington to discuss other security related issues apart rather than to Chicago to question Headley.” Moreover, an FBI team led by its chief Robert Mueller is to arrive in India next week to flush out the Indian part of Headley’s terrorist network.

According to the FBI, Headley has traveled to Pakistan several times, and has in fact received training from various terror groups in the country. Headley has also recruited dozens of youngsters of the Laskhar in India and sent them for missions in the Gulf. Also, Headley had set up an immigration business in Mumbai and had used the business to send terrorists to other countries. In the light of Headley’s arrest, many suspects from Hyderabad, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have disappearedm including Rahil Sheikh, who masterminded the 2006 Mumbai serial blasts that killed 187 people.

56 posted on 11/17/2009 5:33:45 PM PST by Cindy
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“Bollywood Actor Cast in Real-Life Chicago Terror Plot”
(November 16, 2009)

57 posted on 11/17/2009 5:42:29 PM PST by Cindy
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“U.S. Now Exports Terror: American Linked to Mumbai Attack
A Chicago-area raid looks to have captured a planner of the massacre.”

November 17, 2009 - by Rusty Shackleford

58 posted on 11/18/2009 4:22:02 AM PST by Cindy
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“Evidence building of Headley and Rana’s links to 26/11”

Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, November 19, 2009
First Published: 18:31 IST(19/11/2009)
Last Updated: 18:35 IST(19/11/2009)

SNIPPET: “Investigators probing David Coleman Headley’s links in India said they were close to nailing the connection between American terror suspect and his Canadian accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana with the larger module that had planned and executed the 26/11 strikes.

Top sources in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that has taken over the case said it had established that Headley and Rana were in touch with the same Pakistan-based handlers who gave directions to the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai.

Sleuths are now examining how the duo had corresponded with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) masterminds Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah, who are currently in Pakistani custody, and also probing if there was another module at all involved in the Mumbai attacks.”

SNIPPET: “Sources also pointed out that both suspects, now in US custody for planning terror attacks in India and Denmark, used satellite phone during their visits to Mumbai and Kochi last year before 26/11.”

SNIPPET: “The costs for these print ads were reportedly paid by Headley’s job agency in Tardeo, Mumbai which was another front. However, sources said the advertisements were a signal to the sleeper cells of their presence and to let them know about the meeting point during their India sojourn.

Headley and Rana, who are graduates of a military academy in the town of Hasan Abdal in Pakistan, had maintained e-mail contact with other former students, including officers in Pakistan’s military.

They apparently belonged to a group of the school’s graduates who referred to themselves as the “abdalians” in internet postings, according to FBI affidavits.”

59 posted on 11/21/2009 2:08:19 AM PST by Cindy
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“Pakistani father-son duo held in Italy over Mumbai attacks”
Press Trust Of India
London, November 21, 2009
First Published: 13:53 IST(21/11/2009)
Last Updated: 15:01 IST(21/11/2009)

SNIPPET: “In a statement, police said the suspects managed a money transfer agency and helped fund the November 26 attacks.

The day before the attacks last year they transferred money to activate an Internet phone account that was used by the attackers and their accomplices, Stefano Fonzi, the head of anti-terror police in Brescia, was quoted as saying by AP.”

SNIPPET: “Italian police began the probe in December last year after being alerted by FBI that the money had been sent from Italy, Fonzi was quoted as saying, adding that the funds were transferred under the identity of another Pakistani who never visited Italy and was not involved in the alleged crimes.

The two men have been accused of aiding and abetting international terrorism as well as illegal financial activity.”

SNIPPET: “They said Indian agencies are also trying to find out whether the arrested persons had any links with David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, nabbed by the FBI in the US last month on charges of plotting a major terror attack in India at LeT’s behest.”

60 posted on 11/21/2009 2:11:02 AM PST by Cindy
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