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Keyword: jailbreak

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  • Burundi: What Dissident's Jailbreak Means for a Tense Burundi

    03/10/2015 1:59:06 AM PDT · by piasa · 2 replies
    AllAfrica.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Ignatius Ssuuna
    By Ignatius Ssuuna Bujumbura — More than a week after he disappeared from a Bujumbura prison, Hussein Radjabu, a former rebel commander and powerful politician who enjoys significant popular support, has finally spoken. "I am planning to work with all Burundians [to bring about] a better politics that brings everybody on board, so that we have a better country," he told the Swahili service of Voice of America, putting paid to rumours that he might have been assassinated. His location was not disclosed. Rajdabu's 1 March jailbreak, which was well organised with outside assistance, adds to the uncertainty and tension...
  • Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go

    06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman
    The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement....
  • Ten Most Wanted

    01/03/2014 9:50:59 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    FBI (477) ^ | December 7, 1996 | Staff
    GLEN STEWART GODWIN Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement & Escape, Escape, Glen is being sought for his 1987 escape from (the max @) Folsom State Prison, where he had been serving a 26 year sentence for (very) killing a drug thug in 1980.. Later in 1987, Godwin was (shortly thereafter, again) arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After being convicted, (drug trafficking) he was sent to a prison in Guadalajara. In April of 1991, Glen killed yet another drug thug, then escaped again. Godwin is fluent in Spanish and (English) may be traveling in Central South America, and Mexico.
  • Massive jailbreak near Benghazi, Libya, lets more than 1,000 inmates free

    07/27/2013 4:12:53 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2013
    TRIPOLI, Libya More than 1,000 detainees escaped from a prison near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in a massive jailbreak Saturday, officials said, as protesters stormed political party offices in Libya's main cities. It wasn't immediately clear if the jailbreak at the Koyfiya prison came as part of the demonstrations. Protesters had massed across the country angry over the killing of an activist critical of the country's Muslim Brotherhood group. Gunmen outside of the prison fired into the air as inmates inside began setting fires, suggesting the jailbreak was preplanned, a Benghazi-based security official said. Those who escaped either...
  • Al-Qaeda branch in Iraq claims jailbreak (100's freed from Abu Ghraib)

    07/23/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 11:22 AM | Jabbar Yaseen and Liz Sly
    BAGHDAD — Iraq’s al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility Tuesday for a jailbreak from the infamous Abu Ghraib prison that unleashed hundreds of militants into an already unstable region and boosted the group’s resurgent fortunes in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said in a statement that hundreds of prisoners were freed late Sunday in two coordinated assaults in which fighters used suicide bombs and mortars to storm the two top security prisons on Baghdad’s outskirts at Abu Ghraib and Taji. Both were once run by the U.S. military and housed the country’s most senior al-Qaeda detainees....
  • Al Qaeda militants flee Iraq jail in violent mass break-out

    07/23/2013 12:29:05 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 10 replies
    BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them.
  • Inmates riot, escape, set fire to Indonesia prison [terrorists escape]

    07/12/2013 4:04:14 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | July 11, 2013 | BINSAR BAKKARA
    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities were searching for scores of inmates, including terrorists, who escaped a crowded Indonesian prison that was still burning Friday after prisoners set fires and started a deadly riot at the facility in the nation's third-largest city. Thousands of policemen and soldiers are deployed around Tanjung Gusta prison to blockade roads linking Medan, the capital of North Sumatra, to other provinces were blockaded while fire brigades were battling the fires. About 200 prisoners escaped following the riot late Thursday in which three prison employees and two inmates were killed. Officers deployed to hunt the escaped inmates...
  • Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?

    11/12/2012 9:39:59 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Max Fisher
    I can only imagine three possible explanations, all of which should be taken with many grains of salt: 1. Intelligence from faraway conflict areas can be hazy, and the story got honestly confused. Who knows how long or convoluted the chain of information was from Benghazi to Broadwell, whether or not it went through Petraeus, and it’s not hard to imagine a misstatement or mistake getting amplified. 2. She made it up or exaggerated some other piece of information, possibly including the name-dropping implication of Petraeus’s knowledge, either deliberately or mistakenly. 3. The story is true, and she let slip...
  • CIA denies Broadwell claim of “secret prison” in Benghazi annex

    11/12/2012 7:34:18 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    HotAir ^ | November 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This seems like a pretty good reason to push the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell affair from a boys-club peccadillo into a resignation-worthy event. According to a transcript of a speech by Broadwell at the University of Denver the week before the election, Broadwell told an audience that the reason for the September 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate was neither a YouTube video nor a celebration of the anniversary of 9/11, but a prison escape for jihadis secretly held by the CIA in its nearby annex. Late last night, the CIA denied this report of a secret prison in its now-abandoned...
  • Plot to break out female death row inmate Christa Gail Pike foiled

    03/21/2012 10:08:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 3+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say two men have been arrested, including a former prison guard, for a plot to break out Tennessee's lone female death row inmate, Christa Gail Pike. New Jersey State Police on Monday arrested 34-year-old Donald Kohut of Flemington, N.J., who has frequently visited Pike in prison, on a charge of bribery and conspiracy to commit escape.
  • [South Texas:]Hidalgo County deputies on alert following Reynosa jailbreak

    09/10/2010 4:16:29 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KGBT ^ | 9/10/2010 | Katie Lopez
    Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies are on alert after 85 prisoners escaped from a prison south of the border in Reynosa. Mexican officials reported that 85 prisoners used a ladder to scale a fence at the CEDES prison in Reynosa around 4:15 a.m. Friday. Mexico's Attorney General's Office is questioning 44 guards and what role they may had in the jailbreak. CNN Mexico reported that 66 of the guards were being housed for federal crimes while the other 19 were jailed for common crimes. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño told Action 4 News that American law enforcement officials were nofified...
  • Apple applies for patent to kill jailbroken devices

    08/24/2010 7:08:20 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 56 replies
    cnet ^ | 22 August 2010 | Steven Musil
    Apple is apparently ramping up its battle to prevent iPhone and iPod owners from jailbreaking their devices. The company has applied for a patent, titled "Systems and Methods for Identifying Unauthorized Users of an Electronic Device," that covers a series of security measures to automatically protect devices from thieves and other "unauthorized users." Unauthorized users apparently applies to those who engage in jailbreaking, which allows devices to run apps not approved by the company producing the operating system--such as Apple, the main target of such bypasses.
  • New Gov't Rules Allow Unapproved iPhone Apps

    07/27/2010 10:58:07 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 40 replies
    Product Design and Development ^ | July 27, 2010 | Joelle Tessler, AP Tech Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally unlock their devices so they can run software applications that haven't been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday. The decision to allow the practice commonly known as "jailbreaking" is one of a handful of new exemptions from a 1998 federal law that prohibits people from bypassing technical measures that companies put on their products to prevent unauthorized use of copyright-protected material. For iPhone jailbreakers, the new rules effectively legitimize a practice that has been operating in a legal gray area by exempting it...
  • Haiti earthquake: criminal gangs return to rule slums after escaping from prison

    01/17/2010 9:31:41 PM PST · by bogusname · 13 replies · 825+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | January 17, 2010 | Lucy Cockcroft
    Gang members who once ruled Haiti's largest slum with violence and intimidation have returned to the streets after stealing guns from prison guards at the collapsed National Penitentiary and destroying all records of their crimes. More than 3,000 inmates broke free from the prison after the earthquake hit last Tuesday, brandishing assault rifles and mounted on motorcycles, before returning to the Cite Soleil shanty town.
  • Former (NY) Correctional Officer Sentenced for Aiding and Assisting Escape

    08/14/2009 3:41:23 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 496+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 12, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York
    LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HOPE SPINATO, 42, of Pinebush, New York, was sentenced yesterday to eight months in prison by United States District Judge KENNETH M. KARAS in White Plains federal court. SPINATO, a former correctional officer at Federal Correctional Institute Otisville (“FCI Otisville”), pleaded guilty on April 21, 2009, to one count of aiding and assisting an inmate escape from FCI Otisville. According to the Information filed in White Plains federal court and a previously filed Complaint: On or about July 15, 2007, SPINATO, who was...
  • Police foil radio control zeppelin jailbreak

    07/03/2009 5:49:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 344+ views
    MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police said on Friday they had foiled an Italian drug trafficker's plan to break out of jail in the Canary Islands using climbing equipment and a four-meter-long zeppelin. "The plan consisted of using a remotely controlled zeppelin to bring him night-vision goggles and climbing equipment with which to escape," a National Police statement said.
  • Cult leader escapes from French jail in helicopter

    04/27/2009 4:23:02 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 794+ views
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2009
    A cult leader jailed for sex attacks on children escaped in a helicopter from a prison on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Monday, the regional administration said. Juliano Verbard, who was serving a 15-year term for rapes and sex assaults on children, and two of his jailed followers were hauled on board a chopper hijacked by three accomplices, said senior official Jean-Francois Moniotte. -snip-
  • L A sheriff could free 4,000 inmates due to budget

    02/24/2009 1:50:57 PM PST · by radar101 · 16 replies · 526+ views
    KANSASCITY.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2009 05:43 AM | THOMAS WATKINS
    L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca talks during an interview in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Baca says he may have to release nearly 4,000 inmates early and eliminate deputy positions to cope with cuts to his department's budget. The head of the nation's largest sheriff's department is warning that nearly 4,000 jail inmates might be released early and about 600 deputy and professional positions could be eliminated to meet budget cuts. Owing to the economic crisis, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department faces a $71 million cut to its $2.5 billion budget in the coming fiscal...
  • Code Red Alert (Prison escape)

    07/21/2008 7:43:33 PM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 30 replies · 464+ views
    Code Red Alert | July 21, 2008 | TDC
    Prison escape here in Huntsville, TX. Illegal Alien 5'7", 200 pounds, tattooed.
  • Hundreds escape in Afghan prison attack

    06/13/2008 12:49:09 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 128+ views
    msnbc ^ | 6/13/2008 | staff
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Nearly all of an estimated 1,150 prisoners, including some 400 Taliban inmates, fled a prison in Kandahar on Friday after Taliban insurgents blew open the main gate, officials said.
  • Jail Blast Frees Hundreds Of Taliban [estimated 1,150 prisoners fled when a Taliban suicide bomber]

    06/13/2008 2:44:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies · 183+ views
    Jail Blast Frees Hundreds Of Taliban Updated:22:34, Friday June 13, 2008 Hundreds of Taliban militants have escaped from a prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan, after a co-ordinated suicide bomb and rocket attack tore through the jail's defences. Nearly all of an estimated 1,150 prisoners fled when a Taliban suicide bomber blew open the main gate, officials said. Eyewitnesses reported that the fighters fired several rockets at various parts of the mud-built prison. "All the prisoners escaped. There is no one left," said Wali Karzai, the brother of President Hamid Karzai and the president of Kandahar's provincial council. Militants first exploded a...
  • Prisoners Escape Afghan Prison After Taliban attack-(400 Taliban Freed)

    06/13/2008 2:51:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies · 117+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-13-08 | Ismail Sameem
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents blew open the gate of a main prison in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, allowing hundreds of prisoners including suspected militants to escape, officials said. Under cover of darkness, nearly all of an estimated 1,150 prisoners, including some 400 Taliban inmates, fled from the jail, two officials in the southern city of Kandahar told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Another official said between 750 and 800 prisoners had managed to escape, adding some prisoners were killed in a gun battle between police and Taliban fighters inside the jail. "I think scores of...
  • Maryland Gunman Dead

    01/02/2008 3:39:39 PM PST · by metmom · 21 replies · 348+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Wednesday, January 02, 2008 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans, Tom Durante and The Associated Press
    LAUREL, Md. — An inmate who escaped from a Maryland hospital with a guard's gun and shot a driver in the head in a carjacking during his getaway is dead, Prince George's County Police told FOXNews.com Kelvin Poke, 45, was shot and killed during his capture, apparently in an exchange of gunfire with officers near Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Md., according to a spokesman for Prince George's County Police Department. Poke was pronounced dead at Prince George's Hospital Center, said Suzanne Almalel, a spokeswoman for Dimensions Healthcare System, which operates the hospital.
  • Police: Prisoner Who Escaped From Maryland Hospital Is Dead

    01/02/2008 2:30:11 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 19 replies · 342+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 02, 2008 | Unattrinuted
    An inmate who escaped from a Maryland hospital with a guard's gun and shot a driver in the head in a carjacking during his getaway is dead, Prince George's County Police told FOXNews.com Kelvin Poke, 45, was shot and killed during his capture, apparently in an exchange of gunfire with officers near Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Md., according to a spokesman for Prince George's County Police Department. Poke was pronounced dead at Prince George's Hospital Center, said Suzanne Almalel, a spokeswoman for Dimensions Healthcare System, which operates the hospital. During a 4 p.m. EST press conference, Maryland State Police...
  • Police Search for Shirtless Prisoner Who Fired Shots at Maryland Hospital

    01/02/2008 11:39:40 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 19 replies · 57+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Wednesday, January 02, 2008
    LAUREL, Md. — A manhunt was under way for an inmate serving life in prison for kidnapping and other crimes after he escaped from a hospital with a guard's gun, then drove off in a vehicle after shooting the driver in the head. Authorities were searching for Kelvin Poke, 45, who carjacked a second car after abandoning the first, Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley told reporters Wednesday. "There is an active search under way in the District of Columbia," said Shipley. Federal authorities and the U.S. Marshals Service were involved
  • Belgium releases 14 terror suspects

    12/22/2007 7:06:19 AM PST · by Fzob · 7 replies · 103+ views
    Yahoo (ap) ^ | 12/22/07 | PAUL AMES
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian authorities on Saturday released 14 suspects detained over an alleged plot to free an al-Qaida prisoner after a court decided there was insufficient evidence to hold them for more than 24 hours, the Federal Prosecutor's office said. ADVERTISEMENT The government's Crisis Center said the investigation was not over. And Lieve Pellens, spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office, said tightened anti-terrorism measures triggered by the arrest of the suspected Islamic militants on Friday would remain in place over the holidays. "We think there is still a threat," Pellens said in a telephone interview. Police picked up the 14...
  • Belgium frees jailbreak suspects

    12/22/2007 3:59:47 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies · 93+ views
    BBC ^ | 22 December 2007, 11:42 GMT
    Fourteen people arrested in Belgium on suspicion of plotting to free a convicted al-Qaeda member from jail have been released without charge. The suspects were released for lack of evidence after 24 hours in custody. They were suspected of plotting to free Tunisian national Nizar Trabelsi, jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack US targets. In spite of the releases, the interior ministry said heightened security measures would remain in place. The federal prosecutor's office said searches at suspects' homes had yielded no explosives, weapons or other evidence to persuade the court to keep them in jail. "According...
  • Belgium arrests 14 in terrorist plot

    12/21/2007 8:31:46 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 75+ views
    Belgium arrests 14 in terrorist plot By RAF CASERT, Associated Press Writer BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian police Friday arrested 14 Muslim extremists suspected of planning the jailbreak of an al-Qaida prisoner convicted of plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. air base personnel, officials said. Extra police were deployed across the capital at airports, subway stations and other public places. The U.S. Embassy warned Americans of "a heightened risk of terrorist attack in Brussels," although it had no indication of any American targets. Police arrested the 14 in all-night raids across the country and discovered arms and explosives apparently intended for...
  • BBC: Belgium foils al-Qaeda jailbreak

    12/21/2007 6:28:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 210+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 21 December 2007, 12:44 GMT | BBC Staff
    Belgium foils al-Qaeda jailbreak Trabelsi said he had met Bin Laden Fourteen people have been arrested in Belgium after authorities foiled a plot to free an al-Qaeda member arrested in September 2001, officials say.The suspects, detained in police raids, were described as Islamic militants. They were seeking to free Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, jailed in Belgium for planning to attack US targets. An official said the plot involved explosives and that security was being stepped up in the capital over fears of a "possible attack". Belgium hosts the main European Union institutions and Nato headquarters, as well as a raft...
  • Seven Iraqis Escape Makeshift Prison, 11 Terrorists Detained (Good Guys Escape! Bad Guys Captured)

    08/26/2007 10:44:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 451+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2007 – Seven Iraqi citizens found their way to a coalition patrol base near Khan Ban Sa’ad, Iraq, yesterday after escaping a makeshift prison, military officials reported. The alleged captors were linked to an earlier operation yesterday when attack helicopters patrolling the area observed three individuals moving in a tactical formation through a ditch. Coalition forces positively identified the individuals as hostile enemy forces and fired on their position, killing all three. The escapees identified the remains of the three individuals as their captors and led coalition ground forces to the makeshift prison, officials said. Inside the...
  • Armed men stage jail break [Nuevo Laredo,Mexico]

    08/24/2007 4:04:07 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 340+ views
    NUEVO LAREDO - A group of armed men overpowered two state prison guards and broke out three federal inmates as the prisoners were being transported Wednesday night from a hospital to the state prison (CERESO I).According to a handout from the local Mexican Army command office, the three prisoners had been taken to the hospital to treat injuries sustained in a fight with other inmates at the Centro de Rehabilitacion Social detention facility. The inmates were identified as Oscar Acosta Domiguez, 33, Jesus Salgado Gallardo, 35, and Margarito Daona Martinez, 21. Military garrison officials reported that Acosta Dominguez, Salgado Gallardo...
  • Opposition ex-governor escapes Venezuela jail, authorities say

    04/02/2007 8:03:13 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 340+ views
    CARACAS, Venezuela: A former opposition governor has escaped from a prison in northwestern Venezuela, authorities said Sunday. It was the second high-profile jail break by a foe of President Hugo Chavez in less than a year. Eduardo Lapi, ex-governor of Yaracuy state, was reported missing by prison authorities early Sunday from the San Felipe jail, where he was being held on corruption charges.
  • Gunmen storm Iraq jail, free 140

    03/06/2007 11:09:08 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 27 replies · 1,075+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 6 2007
    Dozens of gunmen stormed an Iraqi jail in the northern city of Mosul on Tuesday and freed up to 140 prisoners in one of the biggest prison breaks since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, police said. Militants attacked Mosul's northwestern Badoush prison just after sunset in the ethnically mixed city and overwhelmed police, who were forced to call the U.S. military for backup. Most of the prisoners were believed to be insurgents, police said. Saddam Hussein's nephew, Ayham Sabawi, escaped the same prison in December after he was accused of financing the Sunni insurgency against U.S. forces and the Shi'ite-led...
  • Venezuela's Walesa?

    08/16/2006 11:52:57 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 900+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 16 August 2006 | Editorial Staff
    Latin America: Donald Rumsfeld once observed that Venezuelans had a way of fixing political problems on their own, with no need of U.S. intervention. The dramatic prison break of a union boss may be the first sign. Carlos Ortega's escape Sunday from a Venezuelan maximum security military prison must have sent a shiver through the tyrannical leftist regime of President Hugo Chavez. The tough union boss had crossed Chavez before and was serving a 16-year sentence for leading a vast oil-worker strike in 2002-03. Like Lech Walesa of Poland, Ortega called for independent union leadership at Venezuela's state oil company...
  • Terror Suspects 'Flee Saudi Jail'

    07/08/2006 3:18:48 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 426+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-8-2006
    Terror suspects 'flee Saudi jail' The Interior Ministry said the fugitives were 'religious extremists' Seven terror suspects have escaped from prison in Saudi Arabia, according to the country's Interior Ministry. Saudi-owned television Al Arabiya said the fugitives - six Saudis and one Yemeni - were linked to al-Qaeda. Saudi Arabia has been battling a campaign of violence by al-Qaeda aimed at toppling the pro-US monarchy. The suspects fled Malaz prison in the capital Riyadh, where they had been held over "security related issues," an Interior Ministry statement said. The term is used by Saudi authorities to describe terrorism charges. Radical...
  • Death of a Hornet, and a Civilization

    03/29/2006 11:52:58 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 167 replies · 3,487+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 29 March 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are hornets in the siding of my home. Every time I smoke them out, they set up shop elsewhere. But today’s tale is about the ones inside. A few get in through the bathroom vent. They wear themselves out against the plate glass window, trying to escape. Eventually, they fall to the floor and die. I realized this week that there is a lot in common between those dying hornets and civilization in the United States. The dying hornets first lose their ability to fly, and then their ability to walk. But driven by ancient memories, they try to...
  • Gunmen Kill 20 in Breakout at Iraqi Jail

    03/21/2006 9:49:36 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 13 replies · 539+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | 21 March 2006 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN,
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - About 100 masked gunmen stormed a prison near the Iranian border Tuesday, cutting phone wires, freeing all the inmates and leaving behind a scene of devastation and carnage — 20 dead policemen, burned-out cars and a smoldering jailhouse. At least 10 attackers were killed in the dawn assault on the Muqdadiyah lockup on the eastern fringe of the Sunni Triangle, police said. The raid showed the mostly Sunni militants can still assemble a large force, capable of operating in the region virtually at will — even though U.S. and Iraqi military officials said last year that the...
  • Many Dead In Iraqi Prison Break

    03/21/2006 12:40:00 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,212+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-21-2006
    Many dead in Iraqi prison break The attack was well-planned, the town's mayor said Iraqi insurgents have attacked a police station killing at least 20 people and freeing about 30 prisoners, police say. As many as 100 attackers, armed with assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars, took part in the raid, which began around dawn. The attack took place in the town of Miqdadiya, near Baquba, 65km (40 miles) north of the capital. Authorities said 10 insurgents were killed in the fire fight - one of the bloodiest clashes of recent months. The gunmen arrived in civilian vehicles and attacked...
  • 3 Al Qaeda Convicts Recaptured On The Run (escapees affiliated with the USS Cole attack)

    03/07/2006 6:00:41 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 5 replies · 373+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 7, 2006
    <p>Yemeni forces have recaptured three Al Qaeda inmates who were part of a group that tunneled out of jail in the Arab country last month, a government official said. He gave no details on who they were.</p>
  • Yemen recaptures three al Qaeda fugitives

    03/06/2006 6:22:40 AM PST · by Coop · 8 replies · 372+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/6/06 | Unknown
    SANAA, March 6 (Reuters) - Yemeni forces have recaptured three al Qaeda inmates who were part of a group that tunnelled out of jail in the Arab country last month, a government official said on Monday. "Authorities arrested three of the al Qaeda escapees in Sanaa on Sunday," the official told Reuters. He gave no further detail of their identities. Last month, President Ali Abdullah Saleh said three other al Qaeda militants -- part of a group of 23 inmates who broke out of jail -- had surrendered to authorities. Saleh had told al-Hayat newspaper that security forces were also...
  • Guard: Jailbreak an inside job

    02/14/2006 11:34:43 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 895+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 14, 2006 | FRANK MAIN, STEFANO ESPOSITO ...
    A Cook County Jail guard has admitted to investigators that he helped six inmates escape over the weekend to give a political advantage to a former jail supervisor running for sheriff... The 36-year-old guard confessed that he allowed a convicted killer, two accused robbers and two others charged with aggravated kidnapping and battery to bust out of the jail to cast a shadow on Sheriff Michael Sheahan's management of the complex at 26th and California. The guard knew the negative publicity would hurt Sheahan's chief of staff, Tom Dart, who is running for sheriff... And the guard admitted he helped...
  • FBI: American Among Escapees From Yemen (allegedly trained w/"Lackawanna Six")

    02/10/2006 4:17:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 648+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/06 | Carolyn Thompson -ap
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - An American wanted for allegedly training with the "Lackawanna Six" at an al-Qaida camp was among the 23 men who tunneled out of a Yemeni prison last week, the FBI confirmed Friday. Authorities earlier said they believed Jaber Elbaneh, 39, was probably among the escapees, but were not certain because of conflicting information, including a posting by the international police organization Interpol that pictured Elbaneh but described someone else. Elbaneh is charged in Buffalo with providing material support to al-Qaida by attending the al-Farooq training camp run by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan months before the Sept....
  • Interpol: USS Cole Attack Planner Escapes

    02/05/2006 7:21:32 AM PST · by LouAvul · 14 replies · 353+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2-5-06
    LYON, France - A man considered a mastermind of the USS Cole bombing that killed 17 sailors in a Yemeni port in 2000 was among 23 people who escaped from a Yemen prison last week, Interpol said Sunday. The international police agency issued an "urgent global security alert" for those who escaped Friday from the prison via a tunnel. It called the escapees "dangerous individuals." A Yemen security official announced the escape of convicted al-Qaida members Friday but did not provide details. Interpol said in a statement that at least 13 of the 23 escapees were convicted al-Qaida fighters, who...
  • USS Cole Bomber Escapes Jail

    02/05/2006 6:23:55 AM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 146 replies · 6,384+ views
    Fox News Alert | 2/5/2005
    Heard in the background on a Fox News Alert.
  • Top Al Qaeda convicts escape from Yemen jail

    02/05/2006 1:22:27 AM PST · by Thalos · 21 replies · 590+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04 Feb 2006
    SANAA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Thirteen al Qaeda militants convicted in the attacks on the U.S. warship Cole and the French supertanker Limburg in Yemen were among 23 men who broke out of jail in Sanaa, a state-run Web site said on Saturday. The September 26 site (www.26sep.net) quoted unnamed sources saying the 13 convicts included top militants Jamal Badawi and Fawaz al-Rabe'ie, who managed to flee the central prison by digging a 70-metre-long tunnel. Rabe'ie -- the leader of the group convicted of bombing the Limburg in 2002 -- was facing the death sentence, while Badawi was serving 15...
  • Dozens of Al Qaida Members Escaped from prison

    02/03/2006 1:57:32 PM PST · by shezz · 76 replies · 5,552+ views
    http://dutchnewz.com ^ | 02/03/06 | Johan van Dale
    A group of 23 members of Al Qaida have escaped from a prison in Yemen. The men were condemned for various terrorist crimes. It isn't known how they escaped from the detention centre of the military intelligence service in the Yemen capital Sana. The identity of the men is not yet known.
  • Prisoners, guards killed in Baghdad prison shootout

    12/28/2005 8:34:36 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/28/05 | Omar al-Ibadi / Lutfi Abu Oun
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several Iraqi prison guards and detainees were killed in a shootout on Wednesday at a Baghdad high-security jail after at least one prisoner grabbed a weapon and opened fire, military officials and police sources said. Military and police officials stood by sharply differing death tolls among the high-risk security detainees, however; the U.S. and Iraqi armies both said four inmates were killed and the U.S. military said five security personnel also died. A U.S. soldier was among six people wounded. A prison guard who said he witnessed the early morning bloodshed told Reuters he saw five prisoners...
  • Man bolts from court after being found guilty

    12/14/2005 6:29:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 176+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 14, 2005 | MONICA GUZMAN
    When a sheriff's deputy approached the bench of a Harris County courtroom to ask the judge what she wanted to do with the man just found guilty, Nicholas Scardino, 25, decided not to wait for an answer. "He left the courtroom before he was told what was to be done with him," said Harris County spokeswoman Sgt. D. M. Wolf. Scardino bolted from the courtroom at about 3:10 p.m., Wolf said. He had just been found guilty of unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest in the 339th state District Court. He was out on bail at the time...
  • Kosovo: UN personnel come under fire as jail break is foiled

    12/13/2005 1:49:38 PM PST · by joan · 3 replies · 313+ views
    UN News Centre ^ | December 13, 2005
    13 December 2005 – A Romanian Special Police Unit working under the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) came under fire yesterday during an unsuccessful prison breakout by 14 inmates in the western part of the province, which the world body has administered since 1999. There were no casualties, but two vehicles were hit by gunfire, a UN spokesman said today. Within the prison, staff managed to reassert control after initially being overpowered. Simultaneously, however, the Romanian Unit was shot at by unknown persons. Police are investigating the events both inside and outside the prison. The UN has...
  • Three prisoners flee French jail in helicopter

    12/10/2005 2:27:44 PM PST · by kingattax · 24 replies · 635+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 10, 2005
    PARIS (Reuters) - Three prisoners escaped from a prison in eastern France on Saturday in a helicopter hijacked from a nearby airport before it was due to leave to pick up skiers in the nearby Alps mountains, jail official said. Two armed men hijacked the helicopter in Albertville and forced the pilot to land in the prison courtyard about 10 minutes away, they said. The three prisoners hopped aboard and all five later fled by foot after the craft landed. They had not been found by nightfall, the officials said. Officials declined to name the escapees but said one was...