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  • Al-Qaeda suspect tells of bomb plot

    05/28/2003 9:19:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | May 28, 2003 | BBC News
    An alleged Islamic militant has told a Belgian court how he plotted to bomb a military base on an al-Qaeda mission. Nizar Trabelsi, a former Tunisian professional footballer, told how Osama Bin Laden's network sent him two years ago to Belgium to bomb the Kleine Brogel base, which houses nuclear missiles. He is one of 23 alleged Islamic militants on trial. Only eight of them are in custody, while five are still on the run and the others face lesser charges. "I was supposed to go alone in a van. The bomb was behind me," Mr Trabelsi told the Brussels...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
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  • Al-Qaeda: Is the Past Prologue? (New info on Planned Attacks & Recap)

    05/31/2004 12:52:37 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 32 replies · 393+ views
    JINSA ^ | May 27, 2004 | Jessica Altschul
    An FBI bulletin issued between May 17-21, 2004 urged local law enforcement officials to keep especially alert for suicide bombers and people dressed suspiciously. One counterterrorism official, told the Washington Post on condition of anonymity that al-Qaeda is planning an attack designed to kill as many people as possible, and is focusing on soft targets such as passenger trains and commercial centers. Additionally, al-Qaeda has threatened to poison drinking water in major U.S. cities. In fact, the terror network may have tried to poison an American embassy in early 2002. The Al-Majallah news magazine, published in Britain, reported that Abu...
  • Purported Al Qaeda Letter Calls Truce in Spain

    03/17/2004 11:21:48 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 314+ views
    My Way ^ | 3/18/04 | Opheera McDoom
    CAIRO (Reuters) - A group claiming to have links with al Qaeda said on Wednesday it was calling a truce in its Spanish operations to see if the new Madrid government would withdraw its troops from Iraq, a pan-Arab newspaper said. In a statement sent to the Arabic language daily al-Hayat, the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, which claimed responsibility for the Madrid bombings that killed 201 people, also urged its European units to stop all operations. "Because of this decision, the leadership has decided to stop all operations within the Spanish territories... until we know the intentions of the new...
  • ‘Al Qaeda vows back-breaking strike’

    12/27/2003 12:27:02 PM PST · by Mossad1967 · 236 replies · 404+ views
    The Indian EXPRESS ^ | DECEMBER 26
    A London-based Arab magazine said on Friday that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has vowed to launch a ‘‘back-breaking attack’’ on the US by February, confirming an earlier message by the militant network. The weekly al-Majalla said it received an e-mail from Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, a little known Al Qaeda member, saying bin Laden would release a video tape in which he affirms his group’s determination to fight the US. ‘‘A messenger of bin Laden informed him (Ablaj) that the Al Qaeda leader will appear on a televised tape after the execution of an operation which bin Laden described...
  • U.S. fears New Year's Eve terror try

    12/27/2003 4:44:39 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 42 replies · 428+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec. 27, 2003 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - Officials are girding for a possible terrorist act on New Year's Eve, replaying fears of Al Qaeda's unsuccessful millennium plot to blow up Los Angeles Airport. "We're still concerned," a senior U.S. law enforcement official said yesterday. The official cautioned that the passing of Christmas without an attack had not diminished heightened fears of terrorism on U.S. soil. But ringing in the new year under a terror threat against large public gatherings is only one of the scenarios that have counter.terrorism agents worried. "There's a lot of little pieces of information that we've been able to obtain, and...
  • Magazine says Qaeda vows "back-breaking" strike

    12/26/2003 5:45:14 AM PST · by kattracks · 107 replies · 313+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/26/03
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A London-based Arab magazine said on Friday that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has vowed to launch a "back-breaking attack" on the United States by February, confirming an earlier message by the militant network. The weekly al-Majalla said it received an e-mail from Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, a little known al Qaeda member, saying bin Laden would release a video tape in which he affirms his group's determination to fight the United States. "A messenger of bin Laden informed him (Ablaj) that the al Qaeda leader will appear on a televised tape after the execution of an...
  • Al-Qaeda issues fresh threat

    12/25/2003 2:15:10 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 140 replies · 467+ views
    (not posting to breaking) Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden will issue the next of his video messages after a massive attack on US territory, Saudi weekly Al-Majallah quotes an official of the terror network as saying, in its next edition. Quoting an e-mail received from a man who goes by the name of Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, the weekly reports that "an emissary of bin Laden has informed me that the al-Qaeda chief's (next) appearance (on video cassette) will come after a deadly, far-reaching operation on American territory. "In the video, bin Laden will evoke the success of his backers in...
  • Intelligence points to early November attack by Al Qaida

    11/05/2003 9:55:10 AM PST · by Mossad1967 · 378 replies · 1,543+ views
    GEOSTRATEGY-DIRECT.COM ^ | 11/05/2003 | Bill Gertz
    BACKGROUNDER: Compiled by Bill Gertz Intelligence points to early November attack by Al Qaida U.S. intelligence officials said Al Qaida terrorists might be planning a major attack in early November. Preparations for the attack were said to have been completed by the end of October. But the attack was put off until early November, the sources said. A key indicator was the recent taped message from Osama bin Laden, which U.S. officials said is often a prelude to Al Qaida attacks. A statement published last week in the London Arabic newspaper, Al Majallah, bolstered intelligence of the impending attack. The...
  • Al-Qaeda planning US 'death blow'

    10/30/2003 11:17:40 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 349 replies · 637+ views
    Australia News ^ | Oct. 31, 2003 | Dubai correspondent -Agence France-Presse
    OSAMA bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network is planning a "death blow" against Americans during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a Saudi magazine reports in its issue due out today. "Al-Qaeda is going to carry out a death blow against Americans during the month of Ramadan," Al-Majallah said, quoting an e-mail sent by Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, identified as a senior member of al-Qaeda. Ablaj, who regularly communicates with the London-based weekly via e-mail, did not specify if the threatened strike will be carried out in the United States or against American interests abroad. "Muslims have the right to draw...
  • Alleged Message from Al Qeada Chief on Upcoming Attack

    06/22/2003 1:02:33 PM PDT · by ewing · 60 replies · 374+ views
    The Kuwaiti Newspaper Al-Watan published a communique today allegedly authored by Al Qaeda's Chief of Training Abu Muhhmmad Al-Ablaj, which refers to an impending attack by the orginzation.The communique said that Al Qaeda is about to deliver a 'fatal blow' to the 'head of the international media serpent that serves the Americans whims and interests.'He adds that the upcoming phases against the United States will 'cut off the wings of the American Eagle, slice its arteries, and finally buther it the Islamic way.' Al Ablaj also claimed that Al Qaeda has an independent brigade in Iraq.Al Watan also reported that...
  • Al-Qaeda threatens 'stunning blows' against US, Israel

    05/17/2003 5:32:09 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 267 replies · 477+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | May 17, 2003
    Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terror network has threatened to deliver devastating blows to the United States and Israel, a Saudi-owned weekly reports. "The next strikes will stun the Americans and Israelis," Abu Mohammad al-Ablaj, "coordinator of the al Qaeda-affiliated Mujahedeen Training Centre," said in an email published by London-based Al-Majallah on Friday. "The upcoming strikes will throw the enemy off balance. They will target the rear of the snake (the United States), which Abu Abdullah (bin Laden) said should be hit," he wrote. "These strikes will hearten the faithful and disconcert the infidels," he said, applauding Monday's triple suicide...
  • Al-Qaida Operative Warned of Attacks

    05/13/2003 11:19:39 AM PDT · by jwalburg · 25 replies · 179+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2003 | SARAH EL DEEB
    <p>DOHA, Qatar - An al- Qaida commander warned that the terror network was about to carry out major attacks in Saudi Arabia in an e-mail just a day before the deadly assault in the Saudi capital, an Arab magazine reported.</p> <p>The al-Qaida operative, who identified himself as Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, wrote in an e-mail Sunday to the London-based Al-Majalla magazine that al-Qaida has stored arms and explosives and set up "martyrdom" squads in Saudi Arabia to launch what he described as a "guerrilla war" on its leaders and the United States.</p>