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  • Man Detained In Belgium Anti-Terror Operation

    06/21/2016 12:04:20 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | Tuesday 21 June 2016
    A man who was possibly carrying explosives has been arrested near a shopping centre during an anti-terror operation in central Brussels. Police have sealed off the streets around the City2 shopping centre in the commercial centre of the Belgian capital.
  • Obama Laughs As He Recalls Being Told Of US Sailors Held By Iran

    01/25/2016 2:07:21 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Published on Jan 25, 2016 Obama Laughs As He Recalls Being Told Of US Sailors Held By Iran (January 22, 2016)
  • 5 Pakistanis, 1 Afghan detained near Patagonia

    11/20/2015 10:16:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies
    U.S. Border Patrol agents detained five undocumented border-crossers from Pakistan and another from Afghanistan near Patagonia this week. The individuals were detained Monday along with two smugglers, the Border Patrol said in a statement issued Thursday. Patagonia Marshal Joe Patterson said the arrests occurred in the Rail X Ranch Estates neighborhood just northeast of town, near Milepost 22 on State Route 82. “As a standard procedure, agents processed the six individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security-related databases,” the Border Patrol statement said. “Records checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals.”
  • Veteran detained after taking American flag from protesters who were walking on it, report says

    04/19/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Fox; Valdosta Daily Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Valdosta Daily Times; unknown
    <p>A military veteran was reportedly detained and charged by Valdosta State University police in Georgia Friday after she took an American flag from a group of protesters who were walking on it.</p>
  • N Korea urges Mexico to free detained ship (Ummm Sugar Sugar!!)

    04/08/2015 8:47:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/8/15 | BBC
    North Korea has accused Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, after it ran aground last year. It said the Mu Du Bong was a legitimate commercial ship and its detention a "rampant violation" of sovereignty. But a UN expert says the ship belongs to North Korea's Ocean Maritime Management, which is on a UN blacklist. In July 2013 one of its ships was seized in Panama after Soviet-era weapons and fighter jets were found hidden under sugar sacks. United Nations sanctions ban most arms shipments to North Korea. Under resolutions adopted after Pyongyang's nuclear tests in 2006 and...
  • Probe launched into fireman handcuffed during call (Louisiana)

    03/29/2014 9:20:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies ^ | March 26, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    Less than 24 hours after the News 2 Investigative Unit aired a story about a fireman getting handcuffed during a 911 call, the State Fire Marshal's Office launched an investigation into the incident. It happened Monday night in the 100 block of Cherry Street. According to witnesses, a firefighter rendering aid during a medical call was asked to move his fire truck. The fire truck had flashing lights turned on and was parked on the side of the street. When he refused, a New Roads Police officer handcuffed and detained the fireman. (snip) Initially, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald...
  • Afghan Girl Believed to Be 10 Was Detained With Suicide Vest

    01/07/2014 9:26:28 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    An Afghan girl believed to be 10-years-old says that her brother and his friend forced her to wear a suicide vest and carry out an attack on police. The BBC reported that the girl, named Spogmai, could be as young as eight and is the sister of a prominent Taliban commander known as Zahir. According to Britains Daily Telegraph, her brother strapped her into the explosive harness and sent her across a river to her target, a border police checkpoint in Helmand province. In an interview after the ordeal, she said that she shouted its cold and I cant cross...
  • Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours

    08/18/2013 5:36:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/18/13 | staff
    The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK authorities as he passed through London's Heathrow airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro. David Miranda, who lives with Glenn Greenwald, was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at 8.05am and informed that he was to be questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports and border areas, allows...
  • Family of Former Marine Begs Iran for His Release

    03/06/2013 6:34:15 AM PST · by mfish13
    Newsmax ^ | March 5, 2013 | Not listed
    The family of a former U.S. Marine detained in Iran on espionage charges is begging for his freedom a year after his death sentence was overturned, saying Tuesday they only recently learned he went on a month-long hunger strike and was found unconscious. Sarah Hekmati told The Associated Press that her family sent a letter to Iran's top leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for the release of her 29-year-old brother, Amir. Iran's Supreme Court ordered a retrial for him last March, but that hasn't happened, and he's now been detained for 555 days. Iran accuses Amir Hekmati of...
  • 'Outraged' judge frees veteran Raub from Virginia psych ward

    08/24/2012 6:13:32 AM PDT · by lward99 · 57 replies
    Times247 ^ | 8/23/12 | Cheryl Chumley
    A former Marine who was forced into a psychiatric ward for anti-government Facebook postings has been freed from the hospital by a Virginia circuit court ruling handed down Thursday. Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case against Brandon Raub, 26, who had been detained by government officials in Richmond, Va., and transferred to a VA hospital in Salem, Va. The judge called the petition to continue Raub's forced detention so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy. Read more:
  • Suspicous package shuts down SFO Terminal C

    02/24/2012 12:39:40 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    KTVU ^ | 02/24/2012
    Suspicous package shuts down part of Terminal One at SFOSAN FRANCISCO A suspicious package found during a security screening at the San Francisco International Airport shut down part of Terminal One early Friday afternoon. At around 11:30 a.m., federal security agents spotted a suspicious package going through an x-ray machine in the screening lines. KTVU link
  • Washington Power-brokers Defend Egypt After Raids on US Offices

    Prominent American lobbyists are coming under fire for offering "talking points" smoothing over a recent raid by Egyptian security forces on the offices of 10 rights and democracy groups including three American organizations. The late December raids were decried by the U.S. government as "harassment." Since then, the nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that were hit have been locked in a battle with the Egyptian government. Workers have been dragged in for questioning. Despite repeated assurances, the Egyptian government has not returned the loads of equipment it confiscated in the raids. Most recently, several rights workers, including the son of U.S....
  • Rand Paul calm during TSA patdown, video shows

    01/26/2012 10:31:53 AM PST · by B Knotts · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/26/2012 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Security footage of Sen. Rand Paul after he refused a full body pat-down at the Nashville International Airport on Monday does not show the Kentucky Republican acting irate, as the police had described him, according to a report. n the videos, released by the Metro Airport Authority and posted on The Nashville Tennessean, Paul can be seen standing and sitting in a waiting area as he speaks on his cell phone. The Tennessean reported Thursday that the police incident report describes officers responding to a passenger being irate, but the footage offers no visible evidence of that behavior. Paul had...
  • Rep. Paul says defense bill assures descent into totalitarianism

    12/27/2011 7:25:47 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 140 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12/26/11 09:25 | Jonathan Easley
    GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul warned that the National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed by Congress this month, will accelerate the countrys slip into tyranny and virtually assures our descent into totalitarianism. The founders wanted to set a high bar for the government to overcome in order to deprive an individual of life or liberty, Paul, the libertarian congressman, said Monday in a weekly phone message to supporters. To lower that bar is to endanger everyone. When the bar is low enough to include political enemies, our descent into totalitarianism is virtually assured. The Patriot Act, as bad as...
  • US embassy in Egypt won't assist detained American

    12/18/2011 12:54:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/18/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The US Embassy in Cairo is refusing to assist a detained American journalist according to the journalist's website. The American Embassy in Cairo, in communication with detained American journalist and Bikya Masr Editor-in-Chief Joseph Mayton, reported that they cannot help in retrieving Mayton from Egyptian military detention, citing security and diplomatic concerns.
  • Hamas Detains Fatah Spokesman In Gaza

    06/16/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Fatah officials in Ramallah complained Wednesday their spokesman in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip was detained by Hamas security forces, the Palestinian Authority-run Maan News Agency reports. Fatah lambasted Hamas and said the detention of Fayez Abu Aitah violated the reconciliation agreement signed by the two factions in Cairo. "Fayez Abus Aitah's detention harms the basic rights of the Palestinians," a Fatah statement said. According to Fatah officials, Hamas security forces have "insisted on preventing the movement of A'itah, making it impossible for him to do his job." "In detaining A'itah," Fatah said, pointing fingers in its statement, "Hamas is harming...
  • Police: Paris Hilton detained in South Africa (possession of dagga aka marijuana)

    07/02/2010 2:40:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 7/2/10 | Eric Naki - ap
    JOHANNESBURGParis Hilton was detained in the South African city of Port Elizabeth on Friday for possession of marijuana, two South African police officers said. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity, since they were not authorized to release Hilton's name before she appeared in court. ... A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Hilton was caught with an unspecified amount of marijuana. "She was found in possession of some amount of dagga," the officer said, using the local name for marijuana. "We don't know how much. It's a high profile person, only the top cops are dealing...
  • Honolulu woman detained in Israeli raid on Gaza aid flotilla

    06/02/2010 2:14:35 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 19 replies · 417+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | Jun 01, 2010 | Star-Bulletin Staff
    Honolulu peace activist Ann Wright was one of about 700 people taken into custody by Israeli defense forces after a raid on a flotilla of boats carrying aid to Gaza that left nine people dead, friends of Wright's confirmed. Kyle Kajihiro of the American Friends Service Committee, and Arnie Kotler, publisher of a book on Gaza by Wright, said they recognized her in a video of the detainees being led into detention in Ashdod. The video was posted on YouTube and several Israeli newspaper sites.
  • CNN reporter detained in Shanghai over Obama-Mao T-shirt

    11/16/2009 10:04:36 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies · 721+ views
    Yahoo ^ | November 16, 2009 | Yahoo
    WASHINGTON (AFP) A CNN correspondent said Monday she was detained byChinese security guards in Shanghai for two hours for displaying a T-shirt on camera depicting US President Barack Obama as Mao Zedong. Emily Chang, a Beijing-based correspondent for the US television network, said in a blog post on that she hunted down the shirt after hearing they had been banned amid fears they "may offend the American president." The shirt shows Obama, who is making his first visit to China as president, in a Red Army uniform staring into the distance in a pose made famous by the...
  • 24 Iranian army officers detained (List of names & specifics)

    07/25/2009 6:25:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies · 588+ views
    Amnesty International ^ | July 25, 2009 | Unspecified
    tt { font-family: courier; } td { font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; } caption { font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; text-align: left; } Arrested 24 Iranian army officers detained Rank Name Surname Division Serving at Residence 1 Captain Mehdi Moqaddam Civil & Fortifications Fat’h Garrison Lavisan Army Residential Compound 2 2nd. Lt. Sohrab Lavassani Armoured Parandak Parandak Army Residential Compound 3 Major Seyed Morteza Amiri Telecommunications Fajr Logistics Base Lavisan 4 1st Sergeant Haadi Shafahi Civil & Fortifications Parandak Parandak Army Residential Compound 5 Captain Mohsen Eta’ati Siah-Kuh Health Ground Forces Staff Kuy Zaynabieh Army Residential Compound 6 2nd Warrant Officer Ali...
  • Iran: A List of Those Killed and Detained (21 July)

    07/22/2009 9:43:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Enduring America ^ | July 22, 2009 | Scott Lucas
    The blog Revolutionary Road, a useful source of information throughout the post-election crisis, has posted a list of names of more than 60 people killed or missing and more than 300 detained since 12 June: Killed by Government Forces:
  • Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun

    04/14/2009 4:30:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,859+ views
    AP on ^ | 4/14/09 | E. Eduardo Castillo - ap
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities arrested a woman guarding an arsenal that included the first anti-aircraft machine gun seized in Mexico, police said Tuesday, as the army announced the capture of an alleged top drug cartel lieutenant. The arsenal belonged to a group linked to the powerful Beltran-Leyva drug cartel, federal police coordinator Gen. Rodolfo Cruz said. It also included ammunition, five rifles, a grenade and part of a grenade launcher. ... Cruz said the confiscated .50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet (1,500...
  • Zimbabwean opposition leader detained by police (Tsvangirai and a group of 14 party officials)

    06/04/2008 8:23:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 135+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/08 | AP
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police have detained opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai after his convoy was stopped at a roadblock, an opposition party official said Wednesday. Tsvangirai and a group of about 14 party officials were being detained at a police station in Lupane, north of Bulawayo, spokesman George Sibotshiwe said. No charges have been put to them, he said. Comment from police was not immediately available. Tsvangirai had been campaigning in the area ahead of a presidential runoff on June 27 against President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai claims he won the first round outright, and that official results released May 2 showing...
  • 147 Brotherhood activists detained

    04/02/2008 3:17:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 121+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/2/08 | Salah Nasrawi - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The Egyptian state prosecutor on Wednesday ordered 147 detained members of the Muslim Brotherhood to be investigated on rioting accusations, a judicial official said, in the latest crackdown on the country's largest opposition group. The detainees, who have not been formally charged, are also accused of holding unauthorized demonstrations after a flurry of protests in northern cities, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members demonstrated across the Nile Delta on Tuesday, accusing the government of preventing them from participating in...
  • CA: Police target deportees - Illegal immigrants who are also criminals are detained in sweep

    02/23/2008 12:26:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 369+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/23/08 | Kristina Davis
    ESCONDIDO The car thief had been released from jail and formally deported to Mexico six days earlier, and yet Wednesday, police found him back on the streets of Escondido. Officers say they've become frustrated with the growing numbers of illegal immigrants in the city who commit crimes and are deported, only to return. As short as a few days or a couple of weeks later, they're back in town, said Escondido Police Chief Jim Maher. The auto thief was one of 14 illegal immigrants police detained this week in a three-day sweep targeting people whom officers have had contact...
  • Blogger detained in Saudi

    01/01/2008 5:27:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 86+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/1/08 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have detained a popular blogger for violating the kingdom's laws, a senior Interior Ministry official said Tuesday. It was the first known arrest of a Saudi online critic. The blogger, Fouad al-Farhan, was being questioned by security authorities, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Monsour al-Turki said. He added the blogger might be released on Wednesday but did not elaborate. The Saudi English daily, Arab News, said al-Farhan had "violated non-security regulations." The paper said the 32-year-old Jeddah resident was arrested at his office Dec. 10 and taken to his home where police conducted a...
  • Dozens detained after Baghdad shooting

    11/20/2007 9:05:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 20+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/07 | Bushra Juhi - ap
    BAGHDAD - The Iraqi military on Tuesday took a hard stance against 33 foreigners and 10 Iraqis detained after a shooting involving their convoy run by a U.S.-contracted firm in Baghdad, saying they were accused of opening fire randomly and wounding an Iraqi woman. The U.S. military said that the convoy belonged to Almco Group, an Iraqi-run company that has contracts with U.S.-led forces, but that it was unclear if those detained were operating under the auspices of those contracts or others when the shooting occurred Monday. "We are steadfastly against any security company that behaves recklessly when it comes...
  • Minister detained at US airport [Britain's 1st Muslim minister deeply disappointed]

    10/29/2007 9:25:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 80+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/29/07
    Britain's first Muslim minister, Shahid Malik, says he is "deeply disappointed" that he was detained by airport security officials in America.The international development minister was stopped and searched at Washington DC's Dulles airport after a series of meetings on tackling terrorism. Mr Malik, MP for Dewsbury, West Yorks, had his hand luggage checked for explosives when returning to Heathrow. He said the same thing happened to him at JFK airport in New York last year. On that occasion he had been a keynote speaker at an event organised by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), alongside the FBI and...
  • Suspected terrorists detained in Lebanon (plotting attacks against U.N. peacekeepers)

    10/15/2007 3:39:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/07 | AP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanese military intelligence officials have detained members of a suspected "terrorist network" for plotting attacks against U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, the army said Monday. The group had planted a bomb near the southern city of Tyre in an attempt to target a U.N. patrol, but it did not explode because of a problem with the trigger, the army said in a statement. The suspects also admitted they planned to plant two other bombs in the area and detonate them within a short period "in order to cause maximum casualties among the forces," the statement said. Two...
  • US: Chinese Seafood Detained for Safety

    06/28/2007 12:56:19 PM PDT · by varina davis · 5 replies · 510+ views
    ap wire ^ | June 28, 2007 | ap
    US: Chinese Seafood Detained for Safety By ANDREW BRIDGES (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press June 28, 2007 2:27 PM EDT WASHINGTON - Farmed seafood joined tires, toothpaste and toy trains on the list of tainted and defective products from China that could be hazardous to a person's health. Federal health officials said Thursday that they were detaining three types of Chinese fish - catfish, basa and dace - as well as shrimp and eel after repeated testing has turned up contamination with drugs unapproved in the United States for use in farmed seafood. The officials said there was no...
  • Britons Detained After Return From Somalia

    02/13/2007 7:46:42 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 233+ views
    Britons detained after return from Somalia Staff and agencies Tuesday February 13, 2007 Guardian Unlimited (UK) Four Britons held in Kenya on suspicion of fighting alongside Islamist militias in Somalia have been detained by police under anti-terror laws following their return to the UK today. The men, all in their 20s and from the London area, arrived at RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, at 6.50am, a Metropolitan police spokeswoman said. They were taken to a police station in west London, where they were being detained, the spokeswoman said. She added that the men had not...
  • Senior Official at Iraq Ministry of Health Detained; 13 Terrorists Killed

    02/08/2007 8:26:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 279+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2007 Coalition forces captured a Ministry of Health senior official, killed 20 terrorists and detained five others in operations around Iraq over the past two days. At a Ministry of Health office in the Rusafa district of Baghdad today, special Iraqi army forces captured a senior official with alleged ties to the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia. The suspect is connected to the deaths of several other Ministry of Health officials, including the ministrys director general in Diyala province, military officials said. The suspect reportedly orchestrated several kickback schemes by using inflated contracts for ministry equipment and...
  • Saddam execution supervisor arrested

    01/03/2007 6:33:01 AM PST · by TexKat · 50 replies · 1,793+ views
    IOL ^ | 03/01/2007
    An adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki today said the person who made the leaked video of Saddam Husseins hanging had been detained. The adviser, who requested anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, did not identify the person. In the past few hours, the government has arrested the person who made the video of Saddams execution, the adviser said. He was an official who supervised the execution and now he is under investigation. An Iraqi prosecutor who was present for Saddam Husseins execution denied on Wednesday a report that he had accused the countrys...
  • Nationalist Camp Loyalists Arrested, Detained, and More

    09/12/2006 7:49:41 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 298+ views ^ | Hillel Fendel | Hillel Fendel
    Nationalist Camp Loyalists Arrested, Detained, and More Hillel Fendel by Hillel Fendel Ehud Olmert spoke often of the need for post-Disengagement "internal reconciliation" with the pro-Land of Israel public. His gov't is now busy arresting many of that public's most active members. A large ad published in Haaretz in early August 2005, just before the Disengagement from Gush Katif and northern Shomron, proclaimed that a campaign had begun to promote "mending the rift within our people" the day after the expulsion. In July of 2005, it was Ehud Olmert - then a Likud minister and front-man for Ariel Sharon -...
  • Three Coalition Force Soldiers Injured, Insurgents Detained

    08/27/2006 11:33:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 254+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2006 Three coalition force soldiers were injured in a weapons accident at Camp Echo, Iraq, yesterday. Meanwhile, a hostage was released based on a tip and nine suspected insurgents were detained in three separate incidents on Aug 23, according to officials in Iraq. One American and two Polish soldiers wounded in the Camp Echo incident early yesterday morning were treated immediately at the base military hospital. The American soldier and one of the Polish soldiers were transported to the military hospital in Baghdad for further treatment, and their status was listed as stable yesterday, officials said....
  • UN force tries to evacuate Lebanese troops detained by Israeli forces

    08/11/2006 4:52:42 AM PDT · by familyop · 19 replies · 882+ views
    BEIRUT (AP) - United Nations peacekeepers were dispatched Friday to evacuate about 350 Lebanese soldiers and police detained by Israeli forces in Marjayoun after Israeli soldiers swept into the southern Lebanese town, the UN command said. Two armoured vehicles from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, a 2,000-member peacekeeping force deployed in southern Lebanon, headed to Marjayoun, which Israeli forces occupied on Thursday, "to facilitate" the withdrawal of the Lebanese force to government territory in the north. But the UN unit, which made it to the Marjayoun barracks, was unable to leave with the Lebanese force because the roads out...
  • Terrorists Detained in Iraq; Foreign Fighter Turned Over to Iraqi Courts

    08/03/2006 4:09:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 420+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 3, 2006 Coalition forces captured a wanted terrorist along with two others during a raid near Bayji, Iraq, yesterday, U.S. military officials reported. The raid is one of a series of successful operations targeting a terrorist cell involved in aiding foreign terrorists throughout central Iraq. The raid occurred without incident. Coalition forces have been effectively dismantling this group, which has reportedly orchestrated attacks, kidnappings and bombings of civilians, officials said. In addition, Iraqi and coalition forces announced that a recently captured foreign terrorist would be turned over to the Iraqi government for prosecution under the Iraqi justice...
  • Terrorists Detained in Afghanistan; Extremists Attack Girls School

    08/01/2006 5:13:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 343+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 1, 2006 Afghan and coalition forces detained four suspected al Qaeda operatives during an early morning raid today in Khowst province, and a group of extremists attacked a girls school in Parwan province July 28, U.S. military officials said. No resistance was reported. An assault rifle and pistol were confiscated from the target location. The coalition continues to relentlessly pursue and disrupt al Qaeda and their associated movements, Army Col. Thomas Collins, a coalition spokesman, said. We'll continue to place pressure on their sanctuaries and known areas of operation. The four suspects are being detained and questioned...
  • Nine Terrorists Detained in Iraq; Multiple Weapons Caches Found

    07/06/2006 4:59:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 499+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2006 Coalition and Iraqi forces have detained nine suspected terrorists and discovered numerous weapons caches over the past several days, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi police from 8th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, along with soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad's 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detained seven suspected terrorists and discovered three weapons caches during a search in Baghdad's Doura neighborhood today. The caches included rifles, ammunition, 82 mm mortar rounds, blasting caps, suicide bomber propaganda, a 122 mm artillery round, a rocket-propelled grenade, grenade rockets, unknown rockets, plastic...
  • Terrorist Killed, 16 Detained During Iraq Raids

    06/25/2006 12:51:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 229+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 Coalition forces killed one terrorist and detained 16 others as the result of two separate raids conducted across Iraq today. One terrorist was killed and five were detained in a sweep in southern Baghdad. Intelligence uncovered by the death of al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi led coalition forces to the insurgents' lair, officials said. The coalition troops searched several buildings during the raid. Several women and children were present but none were harmed during the operation. The other raid was conducted east of Ramadi and yielded 11 terrorist captives. Two enemy weapons caches...
  • Sunnis complain religious leader detained (3 of Muqtada's Mahdi Army bite it as well)

    06/24/2006 9:27:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 554+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/06 | Sameer N. Yacoub - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sunni groups complained Saturday that one of their top religious leaders was detained by American troops in Tikrit for several hours, while the U.S. military said three soldiers from the same division were killed in separate incidents. The deaths of the three soldiers from the Multi-National Division in Baghdad raised to 15 the number of U.S. servicemembers who were killed or were found dead this past week. One soldier was killed Saturday and the other two Friday. A soldier was killed Saturday by a bomb during a foot patrol south of Baghdad. On Friday, one soldier was...
  • Enemy Rockets Injure Afghans; Roadside-Bomb Makers Detained

    05/15/2006 5:15:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 168+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2006 Afghan civilians were injured by rockets today in Bermel, Afghanistan, and Afghan and coalition forces detained seven terrorists during a combined operation yesterday, military officials reported. The civilians were injured when two rockets were fired at a coalition forward operating base in the town of Bermel in Paktika province. An Afghan woman and child near the forward operating base suffered shrapnel wounds and are being treated by coalition forces. "The extremists, who targeted coalition forces and wounded these innocent civilians, committed an atrocious act. Rockets are indiscriminate killers used by the enemy who care nothing...
  • Terrorists Detained, Weapons Caches Uncovered

    04/23/2006 3:41:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 473+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2006 Coalition forces detained a dozen suspected terrorists today and yesterday, and uncovered large weapons caches around Baghdad, officials in Iraq reported today. Coalition soldiers detained three Iraqi men and an Iraqi woman today while conducting combat operations near Abu Ghraib. The woman was allegedly attempting to hide about 50 blasting caps under her clothing when detained. Coalition troops also confiscated several AK-47 assault rifles, a pistol and a sniper rifle. The incident remains under investigation. Yesterday, eight suspected terrorists were detained during a combat patrol south of Baghdad. Soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad's 2nd Battalion,...
  • U.S., Iraqi Troops Find Weapons Caches; Insurgents Detained

    04/11/2006 5:34:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 564+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2006 U.S. and Iraqi forces discovered multiple weapons caches and detained five suspected insurgents over the past week, U.S. military officials in Baghdad announced today. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers unearthed a significant weapons cache over a three-day period on an island on the Euphrates River. Beginning April 5, soldiers from 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered a weapons that contained 82 mm rounds, 120 mm rounds, rocket-propelled grenade rounds and launcher, hand grenades, 55-gallon drums of TNT, 55-gallon sacks of nitrate, bundles of detonation chord, AK-47 rounds, 1,500 meters...
  • Soldiers Die in Anbar Action; Terror Suspects Detained, Killed

    04/10/2006 5:19:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 435+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2006 Three U.S. soldiers died yesterday from wounds suffered by enemy action in Iraq's Anbar province, military officials in Baghdad announced today. A soldier assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died yesterday from wounds suffered April 8, and two soldiers assigned to the 2/28 Brigade Combat Team were killed in action yesterday. The soldiers' names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. In other news from Iraq, coalition forces raided adjacent suspected al Qaeda safehouses about 10 kilometers northwest of Balad today, killing one terrorist and detaining four others. Three of the detainees suffered...
  • Ten Enemies Killed, One Detained in Iraq, Afghanistan Operations

    03/23/2006 4:48:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 406+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan on March 21 left 10 enemy fighters dead, military officials reported. Four al Qaeda terrorists were killed when they engaged coalition forces during a raid about eight miles south of Samarra, Iraq, Multinational Force Iraq officials said. Troops approached three vehicles during a raid against a top al Qaeda cell leader who controls a large number of al Qaeda associates in the area near Samarra and Balad, officials said. The enemy, positioned around the vehicles, engaged the coalition troops. A firefight ensued, and four enemy terrorists were killed. A fourth...
  • Suspected Insurgents Detained; Weapons Caches Found

    03/15/2006 3:33:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 380+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2006 U.S. soldiers and Iraqi security forces in recent days have continued to detain suspected insurgents and to find and destroy weapons caches, military officials reported. Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Iraqi security forces in the last two days detained several insurgents and confiscated materials useful in building roadside bombs. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, and Iraqi police searched a house and found more than 300 false identification cards, including Iraqi police IDs. During the search, an Iraqi man came to the house to see the owner....
  • Eight Suspects Detained in Iraq; Forces Find 30 Weapons Caches

    03/11/2006 3:57:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 326+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Force Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, March 11, 2006 Iraqi and coalition forces detained eight suspects today in a joint operation in Baghdad. The men are suspected of kidnapping, manufacturing car bombs, and financing and supporting terrorists, officials said. Four men were detained at the Al Khayr Mosque Complex, identified as a possible al Qaeda safe haven, and the others were detained from sites raided during the operation. Iraqi forces led the joint operation and discovered several rooftop fighting positions, AK-47s and Molotov cocktails. In other news, over an 11-day period, U.S. and Iraqi servicemembers together have discovered 30 hidden weapons caches in Baqubah,...
  • 8 Suspected Insurgents Detained in Iraq

    03/10/2006 10:40:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 205+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/06 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi forces detained eight suspected insurgents early Saturday, four of them at a west Baghdad mosque identified by the U.S. military as a possible safe haven for al-Qaida in Iraq. Forces surrounded the Sunni al-Khayr mosque complex in the violence-plagued Khadhra neighborhood late Friday. Police heard gunfire from the area, but when they found U.S. and Iraqi military at the scene, they withdrew, said police 1st Lt. Thayer Mahmoud. Iraqi forces led the joint operation and discovered several rooftop fighting positions, AK-47s and Molotov cocktails, the U.S. military said in a statement. The other four...
  • Hunger Strike calls for end to China Human Rights Atrocities

    03/06/2006 10:21:58 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 181+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, March 6, 2006 | Judi McLeod
    There were no diamond-studded stilettos on display for what Drudge called, "The Night of the Golden Statue" last night. As Hollywood stargazers watched their faves arrive for ceremonies in green cars, a worldwide hunger strike to protest China's recent attacks on Human Rights defenders was getting underway