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  • Doctor sues to punish 2 women who accused him of sexual attacks

    06/04/2014 9:21:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 06/03/14 | BROOKS EGERTON
    A Dallas doctor says he wants to punish two women who accused him of choking them during sexual attacks. Dr. Alireza Atef-Zafarmand has taken the unusual step of suing the women, alleging defamation, slander and other wrongdoing. He has also sought to have a third woman held in contempt of court for refusing to testify in one of the lawsuits. As part of that effort, one of his lawyers revealed her name and details of her medical records in a recent Dallas County state district court filing. That disclosure led the Texas Medical Board to intervene in the suit late...
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • 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...
  • BBC: Spy lifts lid on al-Qaeda

    11/16/2006 6:13:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 1,707+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 16 November 2006, 21:01 GMT | Gordon Corera BBC security correspondent
    It is rare to get an insider's perspective on the emergence of al-Qaeda. It is also rare to get a glimpse of the world of spies and agents. To provide both is incredibly unusual. Omar Nasiri - not his real name but one chosen to protect his identity - says he spent seven years working as an agent for European intelligence services and as an al-Qaeda operative, part of the time in the UK. He provides a unique insight into how al-Qaeda was far more organised, coherent and determined in the 1990s than was appreciated at the time. Jihad militants...
  • Sources: Feds moving enemy combatant to Ill. court

    02/26/2009 2:42:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 37 replies · 2,754+ views
    Ap via Yahoo! News ^ | February 25, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors plan to move an alleged al-Qaida sleeper agent out of a Navy brig in South Carolina and send him to federal court in Illinois to face trial. Two people familiar with the case of Qatar native Ali al-Marri said Thursday the government plans to transfer him to the civilian court system. The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because it's a pending criminal case. The transfer could avert a Supreme Court hearing in April and a subsequent ruling that would govern other cases against accused terrorists. To justify holding al-Marri, the Bush administration claimed the...
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • On the trail of an 'enemy combatant'~Details emerge on Marri's alleged role in 2nd wave...

    07/21/2007 12:43:11 PM PDT · by ZacandPook · 9 replies · 999+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2007 | Susan Schmidt
    Excerpt: Use of poisons U.S. intelligence officials believe that Marri trained for two years in Afghanistan, among other things receiving instruction in the use of poisons and toxins at the Derunta camp near Jalalabad, sources said. He is believed to have trained under Abu Khabab al-Masri, an Egyptian specialist in chemical and biological weapons who was killed ... *** U.S. authorities allege that Marri had gone to the United Arab Emirates in August 2001 to get more than $13,000 in cash from Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, the alleged paymaster for the Sept. 11 plotters. *** The Islamic Assembly of North America,...
  • Al-Qaida Military Chief Killed, Taliban Confirms

    11/19/2001 7:48:30 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 449+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-19-2001
    Al-qaida military chief killed, taliban confirms The military chief of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network was killed along with seven colleagues in a US bombing raid three days ago, a Taliban official has confirmed. Mullah Najibullah, a Taliban official in the south-east Afghan border town of Spinboldak, confirmed Atef's death but would not identify the location of the airstrike or the other al-Qaida members who died with him. It was the first time a senior Taliban official has confirmed Friday's claim by US officials that Atef was killed in an airstrike outside Kabul. Atef's death is seen as a ...
  • Terror Suspects Named by U.S. Officials

    05/26/2004 12:41:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 945+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/04 | Associated Press
    A look at suspected al-Qaida operatives U.S. officials believe may be part of a plot to attack America: _ADNAN G. EL SHUKRIJUMAH: A Saudi native who used to live in South Florida. Nicknamed "Jafar the Pilot," El Shukrijumah is believed to be a possible leader of a terrorism cell or organizer similar to Mohamed Atta. He was a top planner of the Sept. 11 attacks and piloted one of the hijacked planes. FBI officials began searching for El Shukrijumah last year due in part to the overseas interrogation of captured al-Qaida senior planner Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Federal prosecutors in northern...
  • From the files of Terror Inc

    08/16/2004 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 571 replies · 7,393+ views ^ | August 14, 2004 | Alan Cullison
    The September11 terror attacks in the US were staged to overcome disunity in al-Qa'ida, confidential computer records reveal. Alan Cullison reports on what happened after his laptop was wrecked while he was covering the combat in Afghanistan IN the autumn of 2001, I was one of scores of journalists who ventured into northern Afghanistan to write about the US-assisted war against the Taliban. After losing use of my computer in an accident, I scrawled stories by candlelight with a ballpoint pen and read dispatches to my editors at The Wall Street Journal over a satellite phone. When the Taliban's defences...
  • Al-Qaeda bought diamonds ahead of Sept. 11 attacks, UN investigators told

    08/07/2004 11:52:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 917+ views
    myTELUS ^ | August 07 2004 | The Canadian Press
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - A series of witnesses place six top al-Qaida fugitives in Africa buying up diamonds in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a confidential report by UN-backed prosecutors obtained by The Associated Press. The first-person accounts detailed by the prosecutors add to long-standing claims that al-Qaida laundered millions of dollars in terror funds through African diamonds before launching its deadliest offensive. Al-Qaida figures, including some already wanted in pre-Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. targets, dealt directly with then-president Charles Taylor and other leaders and warlords in the West African country of Liberia from 1999...
  • Kenya - Al-Qaeda 'shot down' plane

    08/06/2004 2:27:22 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 697+ views
    Dubai - An Islamic website on Sunday carried a statement attributed to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network claiming responsibility for a plane crash in Kenya that left 12 Americans and two South Africans dead. The statement, the authenticity of which could not be verified, said the plane was hit "head on" with a ground-to-air SAM-7 missile. It was apparently fired by followers of Mohammed Atef, the Egyptian national suspected of being Bin Laden's number two. The statement said three CIA agents were on board the plane searching for Mujahedeen positions on the Kenyan border. It also promised the...
  • Italy: Deported cleric 'met bin Laden'

    11/30/2003 7:15:49 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 295+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | December 01 2003
    A SEBEGALESE Muslim cleric deported from Italy as a danger to state security was quoted today as telling a pan-Arab newspaper that he had met three times with Osama bin Laden, leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist network. The cleric, Abdel Qadir Mamour, told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat in an interview by telephone from Dakar, Senegal, that he had the meetings with bin Laden in Sudan from 1993 to 1996. Mamour said bin Laden had provided money to finance his trading in diamonds between Africa and Belgium, but did not say how much money was involved or if bin Laden was...
  • 4 with al-Qaida ties held in Iraq blast

    08/30/2003 8:07:53 AM PDT · by Valin · 7 replies · 242+ views
    AP ^ | 8/30/03 | TAREK AL-ISSAWI
    NAJAF, Iraq - Iraqi police have arrested four al-Qaida-linked suspects in the bombing of Iraq's holiest Shiite Muslim shrine, a senior police official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The official, who said the explosion death toll had risen to 107, said the men - two Iraqis and two Saudis - were caught shortly after Friday's car bombing. The attack killed one of the most important Shiite clerics in Iraq, Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, who had been cooperating with the American occupation force. On Saturday, 4,000 mourners chanted for vengeance in Najaf. In Baghdad, about 3,000 Shiites protested peacefully for...
  • Report: Suspect's Passport Found [Mohammed Haydar Zammar's German Passport in Atef's home]

    08/17/2002 2:11:56 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Associated Press Online | August 17, 2002
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Report: Suspect's Passport Found Associated Press Online INTERNATIONAL NEWS August 17, 2002 Saturday 11:59 AM Eastern Time BERLIN The passport of a Syrian-born man suspected of recruiting some of the Hamburg-based Sept. 11 hijackers was found at the house of a top al-Qaida official in Afghanistan, according to a report Saturday. Zammar was in Hamburg with hijackers Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah. The German passport of Mohammed Haydar Zammar was found in the ruins of the home of Mohammed Atef, bin...