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  • German Jihadist Eric Breininger Killed in Pakistan, Group Claims

    05/04/2010 6:04:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies · 429+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | 05/03/2010 | Yassin Musharbash
    Eric Breininger, one of Germany's most wanted suspected terrorists, has been killed in a battle with Pakistani troops in the Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, according to an unconfirmed statement by a jihadist group. Breininger had appeared in several Internet videos trying to recruit terrorists in Germany. Eric Breininger, a German-born convert to Islam wanted by German police on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist cell, was killed on April 30 in a firefight with Pakistani troops, according to an unconfirmed claim by a Jihadi group on Sunday. Breininger, 22, was a member of the Islamic Jihad Union and had...
  • Video: German and American Militants Training for Terror in Pakistan

    10/19/2009 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 761+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG ^ | October 9, 2009 09:25 PM | By Evan Kohlmann
    Note: White Jihadi. # SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new video from the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) showing a group of alleged German nationals receiving instruction at an IJU terrorist training camp in northwest Pakistan. The video also includes footage of a balding Caucasian male identified as a U.S. national fighting alongside the IJU, "Abu Ibrahim al-Amriki." The IJU has claimed responsibility for a failed terrorist plot in 2007 targeting airports and other critical infrastructure in Germany - including Ramstein Air Base."
  • Flow of terrorist recruits increasing

    10/19/2009 6:40:29 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 632+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2009 | Craig Whitlock
    BERLIN -- Midway through a propaganda video released last month by a group calling itself the German Taliban, a surprise guest made an appearance: a cleanshaven, muscular gunman sporting the alias Abu Ibrahim the American. The gunman did not speak but wore military fatigues and waved his rifle as subtitles identified him as an American. The video contained a stream of threats against Germany if it did not withdraw its troops from the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan... U.S. and European counterterrorism officials say a rising number of Western recruits -- including Americans -- are traveling to Afghanistan and Pakistan to...
  • APNewsBreak: Notorious bomb maker from '80s to be put on FBI's terrorist list

    06/20/2009 11:34:57 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 26 replies · 948+ views
    Associated Press ^ | june 20, 2009 | ap
    NEW YORK — An FBI official says a notorious terrorist suspected of aiding the insurgency in Iraq will be added to the agency's list of its most wanted terrorists. The official said Monday that an FBI committee recommended this month that 73-year-old Palestinian Abu Ibrahim be placed on the list. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision wasn't official. An investigation by The Associated Press had revealed the terrorist was still alive and had fled to Syria. Ibrahim has been indicted in the 1982 bombing of Pam Am Flight 830. The explosion killed a 16-year-old boy and...
  • Suicide bombers head to Iraq from Damascus

    10/07/2007 12:07:33 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 26 replies · 960+ views
    The Times ^ | 10/7/2007 | Hala Jaber and Ali Rifat
    IN a small flat in Damascus, a young man in jeans and T-shirt draws frequently on a Gauloises cigarette as he describes how he dressed his brother in a suicide belt and watched him blow up some American soldiers at a drinks stall in Iraq. The young man calls himself Ahmed. He is 23 and he has a degree in chemistry. He knows all about explosives. Last year, he says coolly, he took 15kg of TNT, packed it into pouches with some nails and strapped the bomb to his 19-year-old brother’s waist. There was never any doubt that it would...
  • Al-Qaeda footprints in Spain (Mohammed Atta, etc...)

    03/13/2004 5:20:46 AM PST · by veronica · 19 replies · 186+ views
    MADRID (AFP) - Spain has detained at least 63 suspected Al-Qaeda members since the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, amid fears the country was used as a rear base for the Islamic terror network, experts said. About 20 still remain behind bars, several of them as part of an investigation into Osama bin Laden's network being undertaken by anti-terror judge Baltasar Garzon, prison sources told AFP Friday. By mid-September Garzon had charged 33 people for "belonging to the Al-Qaeda terrorist organisation" of which 10 were suspected of taking part in the attacks in New York and Washington...
  • German Arrested in Riyadh for Alleged Al-Qaeda Link

    04/05/2003 4:03:06 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 3 replies · 269+ views
    German Arrested in Riyadh for Alleged Al-Qaeda Link M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Staff RIYADH, 6 April 2003 — The German Foreign Office has confirmed the detention of a German national in Saudi Arabia. He was allegedly involved in a terrorist attack on a Tunisian synagogue last year which killed 21 people, including 14 German tourists. The German national has been identified as Christian Ganczarski, a Muslim sometimes known as Abu Ibrahim. Ganczarski, 36, who is also wanted in the US, was arrested in the Kingdom after Germany provided information to the Saudi government. The suspect was arrested and...