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  • Islamic Fighters Flocking to Syria (Maybe Russia Was Right)

    07/22/2012 6:27:05 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/22/2012 | The Globe and Mail
    In the 1980s, it was Afghanistan to which international Islamic fighters came, helping the mujahedeen successfully take on the Soviet army and its puppet regime in Kabul. Then came Bosnia in the 1990s and Iraq in the 2000s, in both of which veteran jihadists fought a sectarian war on behalf of outgunned Sunni minorities.In 2012, they’re flocking to Syria With funding from private organizations in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait, they are making their way across the frontiers from Iraq and Jordan, hooking up with opposition elements in Syria and taking the battle to Damascus and the heart of the...
  • Social Networks & The Online Jihad

    10/31/2011 1:38:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 51 replies
    World ^ | October 26, 2011 | Posted by Candice Lanier
    SNIPPET: "In July, the British government warned that Al Qaeda’s exploitation of social networking websites is on the rise." SNIPPET: "The massive and multifarious network of websites and social media has presented a challenge to authorities in trying to combat it. Additionally, civil liberty concerns have conflicted with government efforts to spy on communications. Reducing terrorist activity on social media sites has been particularly difficult because users have adopted new forms of communication to conform with the new formats. Many Arabic speakers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites use Arabizi, a form of colloquial Arabic written in the Latin...
  • ‘Bombmaker’ busted by NYPD in upper Manhattan apartment (Hispanic Muslim from Dominican Republic)

    11/20/2011 4:39:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Ny Daily News ^ | November 20 2011 | ALISON GENDAR & BILL HUTCHINSON
    A Dominican with an anti-American grudge has been busted for building a bomb in his upper Manhattan apartment to blow up a police station, sources said Sunday night. -snip- The suspect was identified through one of the al-Awlaki web sites, where he posted anti-American comments, the source said.
  • Libya: Former Guantánamo detainee is training rebels

    04/03/2011 11:46:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/3/2011 | Nick Allen
    Former detainee at Guantánamo Bay has taken a leading role in the military opposition to Col Muammar Gaddafi, it has emerged, alongside at least one other former Afghan Mujahideen fighter. Rebel recruits in the eastern port city of Derna are being trained by Sufyan Bin Qumu, a Libyan who was arrested following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, and held at Guantánamo for six years. Port city of Derna, Libya Abdel Hakim al-Hasidi, a senior Libyan rebel commander in Derna, was also held following the invasion of Afghanistan and handed over to Libyan custody two months later. Both men...
  • Ex-Mujahedeen Help Lead Libyan Rebels (Gitmo detainee)

    04/02/2011 4:45:38 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 2, 2011 | CHARLES LEVINSON
    DARNA, Libya—Two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay have stepped to the fore of this city's military campaign, training new recruits for the front and to protect the city from infiltrators loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi... Abdel Hakim al-Hasady, an influential Islamic preacher and high-school teacher who spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan, oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of about 300 rebel fighters from Darna... Sufyan Ben Qumu, a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden's holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan,...

    06/03/2002 7:59:52 PM PDT · by DrLiberty · 243 replies · 559+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/3/2002 | Matt Drudge
    Egyptian intelligence warned American officials about a week before Sept. 11 that Osama bin Laden's network was in the advance stages of executing a significant operation against an American target, it will be reported on Tuesday (in the NY TIMES)... MORE... A senior U.S. intelligence official denied the warning was received...
  • NATO Seeks Afghan Police in the South

    11/13/2010 4:38:12 PM PST · by Racehorse
    New York Times ^ | 13 November 2010 | Carlotta Gall and Ruhullah Khapalwak
    Gen. David H. Petraeus, the overall commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, is moving to sharply increase Afghan police forces drawn from villages in southern provinces, and is employing the help of former mujahedeen commanders to recruit them, NATO officials said. [snip] NATO commanders hope that they can be used to help raise as many as 30,000 local police officers within six months, providing a critical element to help the government and coalition forces hold on to areas newly cleared of Taliban insurgents, the officials said. Though some NATO commanders remain cautious about using the mujahedeen, others say the village-based...
  • Iraqi forces storm MKO camp

    07/30/2009 4:53:42 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 24 replies · 2,945+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | July 30, 2009 | Tehran Times Political Desk
    TEHRAN/BAGHDAD - On Tuesday, Iraqi soldiers and riot police stormed Camp Ashraf, where Mojahedin Khalq Organization members had been based, triggering violent clashes that left at least 260 people injured. Iraqi officials say clashes broke out as they were trying to establish a police post in the camp. “After the failure of negotiations with the Mojahedin (Khalq) to enter peacefully, the Iraqi army entered Camp Ashraf with force and it now controls the interior and all entrances to the camp,” an Iraqi military source said. An Iraqi army spokesman in Diyala said two battalions of 400 soldiers each plus 200...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • Ohio man pleads guilty in alleged terror plot

    06/03/2008 3:55:54 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies · 340+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Jun 3, 2008 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of joining al-Qaida in the early 1990s and helping teach fellow Muslim extremists how to bomb U.S. and European targets pleaded guilty Tuesday to planning terrorist attacks. Christopher Paul, 44, pleaded guilty to a count that carries a maximum life prison sentence, but entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors that calls for a 20-year term. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost accepted the plea but said he would not give final approval to the deal until he sees the government's pre-sentence report, which is not expected for several months. No sentencing date...

    05/19/2008 4:49:48 PM PDT · by RDTF · 40 replies · 242+ views
    homeland security ^ | May 19, 2008 | not specified
    YouTube Videos Are Produced by Al Qaeda and Other Terror Organizations; Videos Show Attacks on U.S. Soldiers, Civilians WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Monday called on Google to remove Internet video content produced by terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda. The videos – readily available on YouTube –show assassinations, deaths of U.S. soldiers and civilians, weapons training, incendiary speeches by al-Qaeda leadership, and other material intended to encourage violence against the West. The videos are branded with Al-Qaeda logos – a practice detailed in a recent bipartisan Committee staff report entitled “Violent Islamist Extremism,...
  • Lost In Translation --War On Terror

    04/25/2008 9:35:31 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 250+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 4/25/2008 | Editorial
    War On Terror: Caving to Muslim pressure groups, the Bush administration has banned the term "jihadist" to define the enemy. Islamic terrorists will now be known as "violent extremists." Our war on radical Islam has been hamstrung by political correctness from the start. First, we couldn't call the campaign to strike back at al-Qaida a "crusade" because Muslims found it historically offensive. Then we couldn't define the enemy as "Islamic terrorists" because it insulted Islam — even though it accurately described the Muslims committing murder and mayhem in the name of Islam. To appease critics, we narrowed the terminology, confining...
  • UK courts rules for Iranian group

    11/30/2007 4:32:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 139+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/30/07 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON - A British court ordered an Iranian opposition group removed from the government's list of terrorist organizations Friday, potentially giving one of the Iranian government's fiercest foes more freedom to organize and raise money in Britain. The People's Mujahedeen of Iran is considered a terrorist organization in the United States and European Union and experts say it has trained operatives devoted to toppling the Iranian regime. The group's British backers say it no longer engages in any kind of armed struggle and that Friday's court decision in London could help bring the organization back in from the cold. Hundreds...
  • Fundamentalist Islam Finds Fertile Ground in Bosnia

    By Renate Flottau in Sarajevo, Bosnia The Dayton Peace Accords called for the removal of foreign combatants from Bosnia after the Balkans war. But hundreds of mujahedeen fighters stayed, and today they are successfully spreading their fundamentalist Islamist views. AP A mosque in Sarajevo: Bosnia has seen a surge in its Muslim population of al-Qaida sympathizers. Thick iron bars block the entrance to Abu Hamza's store in Sarajevo's Islamic shopping center. Affixed to the bars is a handwritten note: "My Bosnian citizenship has been revoked. I have to defend myself, and for this reason my store is only open sporadically."...
  • Bosnia: New video shows 'mujahadeen atrocities'

    09/19/2007 4:07:08 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 10 replies · 233+ views
    AKI: Adnkronos International (Italy) | 18 September 2007
    Bijeljina/Beograd (Belgrade) - A Bosnian TV station has broadcast part of an alleged new video apparently showing gruesome crimes perpetrated againt Bosnian Serbs by a unit of Muslim fighters during Bosnia's 1992-1995 civil war. The footage, broadcast by BN TV apparently shows the 'El Mujahadid' unit "sharpening axes" which they later allegedly used to behead a Bosnian Serb soldier. The video also reportedly shows footage of the mujahadeen in playing football using a decapitated head instead of a ball, Serbian news agency Tanjug reported. It contains chilling scenes showing mutilated corpses and mujahadeen tying up and abusing prisoners of war....
  • The Most Brutal Dictator of our time: SADDAM w/ Quran, devout Muslim (just like Idi Amin)

    12/30/2006 4:08:43 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1,640+ views
    Most brutal dictator of our time SADDAM w/ Quran, devout Muslim (just like Idi Amin) The media like to paint him as "secular". Well, let's just check some facts, Shall we? Saddam holds a Quran all the time during his trial ( Saddam — holding a copy of the Quran he brought with him into the session and held throughout — replied quietly, “I said what I said. I am not guilty,” referring to his arguments earlier in the session). 1990 Interview on ABC's Diana Sawyer he so (ironicolly) says "The biggest sin a man can make is to forget...
  • Report: Video Posted of U.S. Soldiers' Bodies Being Burned

    09/23/2006 12:10:10 PM PDT · by mware · 207 replies · 9,899+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | 09/23.06 | OMAR SINAN
    <p>Fox News reporting a new video is out. It shows two dead american soldiers burned and being dragged through the streets.</p> <p>There is a belief that they are the bodies of troopers Tucker and Menchaca.</p>
  • Islamofascism, It's now open & 'official', Islamists call Christians: 'animals'

    06/20/2006 10:29:17 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 592+ views
    TheRealityShow ^ | June 20 2006
    It's now open & 'official', Islamists call Christians 'animals' ISLAMOFASCISM! 2 US soldiers bodies found mutilated and tortured [Islamic website connected to Al Qaeda said:] "We announce the good news to our Islamic nation that we executed God's will and slaughtered the two crusader animals we had in captivity," said the claim, reportedly from the Mujahedeen Shura Council, a group linked to al Qaeda.
  • French remove restrictions on Mujahedeen-e-Khalq - MeK

    06/16/2006 11:35:00 AM PDT · by Brux · 9 replies · 518+ views
    UPI - United Press International ^ | June 16 - 2006 | Intelligence News
    AUVERS-SUR-OISE, France, June 16 (UPI) -- The Paris Courts of Appeals revoked all restrictions Friday on members of the Iranian resistance group, Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, who were detained on June 17, 2003. The announcement was made by Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, on the third anniversary of the restrictions. "Today's ruling is one to be jubilant about. Yet, it is also very painful because for three years these unjustified restrictions disrupted our legitimate and legal activities to expose the clerical regime's atrocities," said Rajavi. The leader of the NCRI stated that "the court has concurred that...
  • Where is bin Laden?

    08/06/2005 2:23:46 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 71 replies · 2,226+ views ^ | August 6, 2005 | By Paul L. Williams
    Where in the world is Osama bin Laden? Let's face it. He shouldn't be hard to find, especially from a Predator, an aerial reconnaissance vehicle that can read the minute hand of a wristwatch from an altitude of 26,000 feet. Bin Laden is very tall – slightly over 6'6" – and incredibly thin, less than 150 pounds. He wears shalwart kameez – the loose-fitting tunics and baggy pants of al-Qaida and Taliban soldiers – and, when the weather is cold, he dons a camouflage jacket. Although he was born in 1957 and far from retirement age, the al-Qaida chieftain appears...
  • US Policy Options for Iran

    07/18/2005 7:37:31 AM PDT · by humint · 14 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | 30, June 2005 | Iran Policy Committee
    U.S. Policy Options for Iran: Sham Elections, Disinformation Campaign, Human Rights Abuses, and Regime Change Excerpt from Executive Summary While the Bush administration has been reluctant to adopt an unambiguous policy of regime change for Iran, the outcome of the Iranian electoral process, disinformation campaign, and violations of human rights require adoption of an explicit regime change policy for Iran.  An ambiguous American policy was somewhat effective prior to the June 2005 Iranian elections. That policy allowed Washington to support the European diplomatic initiative toward Iran without fear of being blamed for sabotaging negotiations by threatening the regime’s existence....
  • Serbs, Lies, and Videotape

    06/16/2005 9:19:22 AM PDT · by Destro · 154 replies · 2,421+ views ^ | June 17, 2005 | Julia Gorin
    Serbs, Lies, and Videotape By Julia Gorin | June 17, 2005 Recently, “Hannity & Colmes”, of the usually less-easily-fooled-than-other-networks Fox News Channel, treated us masses to a “genocide” video that’s just been handed over to the Hague’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Pouring even more gasoline onto the carefully cultivated and long accepted caricature of the evil Serb, Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes were of one mind when Hannity called the actions of the Bosnian Serb soldiers in the video “pure evil” and “evil incarnate.” Without being wrong about evil on display in the video, the...
  • Al-Qaeda on Trial: The Hague and Bosnian Muslim War Crimes, Part II

    03/17/2005 9:39:58 AM PST · by Bokababe · 10 replies · 903+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 16, 2005 | Carl K. Savich
    Al-Qaeda on Trial: The Hague and Bosnian Muslim War Crimes, Part II By Carl K. Savich The continuation of yesterday’s piece on the war crimes trials of Bosnian Muslim commanders at the Hague, this article provides vivid examples of mujahedin tactics as well as the fallout of supporting their cause for the US, up to and including the war in Iraq. The El Mujahed Unit: Makeup, Objectives and Tactics The mujahedin in Bosnia were “incorporated and subordinated” within the 7th Muslim Brigade when it was formed on November 19, 1992. On August 13 of the following year these holy warriors...
  • Terrorist Website Drops Dirty Bomb

    03/11/2005 7:04:23 AM PST · by concrete is my business · 10 replies · 658+ views
    Arab News ^ | Friday, 11, March, 2005 | Saad Al-Matrafi
    JEDDAH, — A terrorist group has published a do-it-yourself plan to make a dirty bomb on its Internet site. Named Alma’sadah Al-Jihadiah, the site is run by a group whose aim is to promote and propagate terror activities in the region. A member of the group, calling himself Abu Al-Harith Al-Sawahiri the Mujahid Sheikh, provides a step-by-step instruction of making a dirty bomb, starting from tear gas canisters to higher-grade bombs, including those using uranium, on the site. The member, whose expertise veers toward chemical warfare, shows a marked emphasis in making gas bombs. He introduces the subject by naming...
  • Islamic Army threatens attacks in US

    01/05/2005 1:39:05 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 1,132+ views
    Agence France Presse | January 4, 2004
    The Islamic Army in Iraq, one of the main armed groups fighting US forces in the war-torn country, has threatened to carry out attacks inside the United States, according to a statement posted on a website on Monday. This year "will bring woes on America. The mujahedeen (holy warriors) have prepared big surprises for your sons outside America and a big surprise for you inside America," said the statement whose authenticity could not be confirmed. The statement appeared to mark a disturbing shift in strategy by the shadowy Sunni Muslim group which has claimed a number of attacks and...
  • Afghan Vote Is a Referendum on Karzai

    10/08/2004 5:53:58 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 418+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 8, 2004 | AMY WALDMAN
    GHAZNI, Afghanistan, Oct. 5 - "Don't be harsh to the people!" President Hamid Karzai beseeched his security detail, which was bearing down on an overly eager crowd with sticks and automatic weapons. "They will calm themselves!" Below the stage, white pigeons meant to symbolize peace were tentatively stepping out of their coop. Soon Afghanistan's president tried to do the same. "If you sit in your place, I will come say hello to each one of you," Mr. Karzai told the surging crowd, and then he marched off the stage toward the throng. He did not get far before his guards...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Cold War (A Synopsis) - Part VII - Sep 29th, 2004

    09/28/2004 10:32:29 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 128 replies · 1,694+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Naser (Nasir) Oric - Srebrenica War Criminal - detailed list of his attacks on Christians

    09/03/2002 7:42:21 PM PDT · by vooch · 33 replies · 7,013+ views ^ | April 10, 2001 | Reporter
    used without permission, for "fair use" only FILE Naser Oric, war criminal Murderer From Srebrenica Muslim soldiers describe him as a man who demanded unquestioning obedience and iron discipline from his men. Mirsad Sulejmanovic "Skejo" remembers that "after the attack on Kravica, Naser's soldiers caught five or six Serbs in the village of Kajici and they slit their throats" by "REPORTER'S" INVESTIGATIVE TEAM Reporter, Banja Luka, Srpska, B-H, April 10, 2001 During testimony in the case against General Radislav Krstic, accused on the basis of command responsibility for war crimes against the Bosniak population of Srebrenica in July 1995, the...
  • Bosnia - Mujahedeen Adventure in Bosnia

    05/19/2004 7:19:24 PM PDT · by Destro · 38 replies · 832+ views ^ | 05.19.04 | Charlene Cowling
    Bosnia - Mujahedeen Adventure in Bosnia by Charlene Cowling, photos by Darko Zeljkovic 05.19.04 My heart is pumping and I can feel the anxiety rolling around in my gut, oily and slick. It creeps up in to the back of my throat and I have to use everything in my power to shove it back down to a more manageable level. It percolates there, but, at least I can finally force myself to think. We approach the Mujahedeen (Muslim extremists) on foot, having trashed our initial plan of shooting images from the nearby consecrated grounds of the Serbian Church. This,...
  • Another side to the Balkans

    02/27/2004 2:39:23 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 9 replies · 473+ views
    spiked-online ^ | 25 February 2004 | Eve-Ann Prentice
    The marathon trial of former president of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic has reached its second anniversary in February 2004, with Serbs continuing to take the brunt of the sentences meted out by the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. It is ironic then that ethnic Albanian members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) - trained and encouraged in the past by the West - have been free to sell Semtex explosives to undercover journalists from Britain. In late 2003, the journalists posed as Irish terrorists determined to blow up British targets with their booty. Furthermore, one of the KLA men...
  • The Cult of Rajavi

    01/23/2004 4:53:34 PM PST · by William McKinley · 10 replies · 147+ views
    NYTimes magazine via Cephas Library ^ | 7/13/03 | Elizabeth Rubin
       The Cult of Rajavi  By Elizabeth Rubin   For more than 30 years, the Mujahedeen Khalq, or People's Mujahedeen, has survived and operated on the margins of history and the slivers of land that Saddam Hussein and French governments have proffered it. During the 1970's, while it was still an underground Iranian political movement, you could encounter some of its members on the streets of New York, waving pictures of torture victims of the shah's regime. In the 80's and 90's, after its leaders fled Iran, you could see them raising money and petitioning on university campuses around...
  • France Detains Members of Iran Opposition

    10/19/2003 3:54:14 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 155+ views
    AP ^ | 6-17-03
    France Detains Members of Iran Opposition AP ^ | 06/17/03 | ELAINE GANLEY Posted on 06/17/2003 4:56 AM PDT by nypokerface PARIS - Masked and heavily armed French police raided the offices Tuesday of an Iranian opposition group accused of links to terrorism, rounding up 165 members and seizing $1.3 million in American currency, the government said. On the orders of France's leading anti-terrorism judge, some 1,300 police poured into the streets and blew down doors of offices of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran early Tuesday in a vast sweep of sites north and west of Paris. Police also seized...
  • How we trained al-Qa’eda

    09/12/2003 3:22:30 AM PDT · by konijn · 28 replies · 594+ views
    The Spectator UK ^ | 6 september 2003 | Brendan O’Neill
    How we trained al-Qa’eda Brendan O’Neill says the Bosnian war taught Islamic terrorists to operate abroad For all the millions of words written about al-Qa’eda since the 9/11 attacks two years ago, one phenomenon is consistently overlooked — the role of the Bosnian war in transforming the mujahedin of the 1980s into the roving Islamic terrorists of today. Many writers and reporters have traced al-Qa’eda and other terror groups’ origins back to the Afghan war of 1979–1992, that last gasp of the Cold War when US-backed mujahedin forces fought against the invading Soviet army. It is well documented that America...
  • Fundamentalists Being Disowned by Muslims [Islam is a Religion of Peace]

    08/23/2003 11:24:41 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 24 replies · 238+ views
    Arab News ^ | August 23, 2003 | Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid
    For years we have tried to insist that there is a difference between normal Muslims and those who believe themselves to be more Muslim than the Muslims and are consequently at war with the whole world. We called them fundamentalists because they declared that the modern world in its entirety was evil and wanted it purified while returning to the fundamentals of the religion by any means, including force. This semantic distinction between peaceful Muslims and the fundamentalists was challenged in a war of words by people who rejected all categorization and attacked anyone who used such labels. “Brethren: fear...
  • Al-Qaeda 'shot down' plane (3 generations of American family killed July 19th)

    07/28/2003 8:20:56 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 50 replies · 1,593+ views
    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 Iraqi people the...
  • Fine line on Iran

    06/22/2003 5:32:27 AM PDT · by thierrya · 3 replies · 100+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 06/22/2003 | thierrya
    <p>THOUSANDS OF brave Iranians took to the streets last week to denounce their clerical dictatorship. At the same time, the International Atomic Energy Agency was reprimanding that regime for evading its ''safeguard obligations'' to report acquisitions of nuclear materials and facilities. And this was the time French authorities chose to stage an ostentatious raid on the French headquarters of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, the fervent Iranian opposition group that first disclosed Iran's hidden nuclear facilities last summer and that lost its military foothold in Iraq when Saddam Hussein fell from power. Since the controversial group functioned under French protection in its compound at Auvers-sur-Oise since 1981, cooperating closely with French intelligence, Tuesday's arrest of more than 100 People's Mujahedeen activists seems to represent a deliberate change of French policy. The French prime minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, intimated as much when he told the French daily Le Monde that the violent crackdown on the Iranian exile group was an action taken ''in the national interest.''</p>
  • France Detains Members of Iran Opposition

    06/17/2003 4:56:46 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 8 replies · 340+ views
    AP ^ | 06/17/03 | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS - Masked and heavily armed French police raided the offices Tuesday of an Iranian opposition group accused of links to terrorism, rounding up 165 members and seizing $1.3 million in American currency, the government said. On the orders of France's leading anti-terrorism judge, some 1,300 police poured into the streets and blew down doors of offices of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran early Tuesday in a vast sweep of sites north and west of Paris. Police also seized large quantities of computer material and sophisticated transmission systems, an investigator said on condition of anonymity. Maryam Rajavi, wife of Mujahedeen...
  • French raid Iran group, 150 held

    06/17/2003 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Daus · 5 replies · 169+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/17/03 | NA
    <p>Police used explosives to blast down some doors in the raid, sources said.</p> <p>PARIS, France -- More than 150 were held after an anti-terrorism raid in France on the offices of an Iranian opposition group by 1,000 police, officials said. Also seized was $1.3 million in cash.</p>
  • ''Saddam'' letter calls for further attacks on US troops in Iraq

    05/28/2003 10:28:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Ousted Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein has claimed to be "fighting the Americans" and appealed for resistance against the US and British troops, according to a letter attributed to him, obtained by the Middle East Online website. The same website on Tuesday published a statement in which the so-called "General Command of the Iraqi Armed, Resistance and Liberation Forces" claimed responsibility for an ambush which killed two American troops and injured nine others in Fallujah. The statement said the attack was carried out by "special forces, al-Faruk Brigades, and members of the Baath Party." The claim of responsibility posted on the...
  • U.S. Iranian opposition group in Iraq, Mujahedeen Khalq, agrees to surrender weapons

    05/10/2003 3:12:19 PM PDT · by Brian S · 6 replies · 314+ views
    <p>Surrounded by American tanks, an Iranian opposition group under orders to surrender agreed Saturday to turn over its weapons and submit to the demands of U.S. forces, Army officials said. The United States used the occasion to warn other forces not to assert power.</p>
  • Cease-fire With Terrorists?

    04/29/2003 8:15:55 AM PDT · by pianomikey · 1 replies · 206+ views ^ | 04.29.03 | AP
    <p>But the cease-fire represents a conundrum of sorts for the United States, which has classified the Mujahedeen Khalq as a terrorist organization. The United States went to war against Iraq in part to dismantle what it said were terrorist networks supported by Saddam's regime.</p>
  • American Forces Reach Cease-Fire With Terror Group

    04/28/2003 7:39:54 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 6 replies · 190+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 042803 | DOUGLAS JEHL with MICHAEL R. GORDON
    April 29, 2003 American Forces Reach Cease-Fire With Terror Group By DOUGLAS JEHL with MICHAEL R. GORDON WASHINGTON, April 28 ? American forces in Iraq have signed a cease-fire with an Iranian opposition group the United States has designated a terrorist organization, and expect it to surrender soon with some of its arms, American military officials said today. Under the deal, signed on April 15 but confirmed by the United States Central Command only today, United States forces agreed not to damage any of the group's vehicles, equipment or any of its property in its camps in Iraq, and not...

    04/25/2003 1:05:52 PM PDT · by Dog · 3 replies · 221+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 25, 2003 | Jed Babbin
    APR. 25, 2003: SCIRI'S DEARIE The Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq--SCIRI--is one of Iran's proxies to fight against freedom in Iraq. Its Badr Brigade is peopled by Iraqis and Iranians including some from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. It is operating in many places around Iraq where there are Shia populations to intimidate. The other proxy--the Mujahedeen al Khalk--has fared less well recently, its training camps having been visited repeatedly by Coalition air forces. Iranian interference with Iran's reach for freedom has drawn warnings from the president and others, which the Iranians held a press conference to deny yesterday....
  • U.S. forces trying to determine whether $600 million found in Baghdad is real

    04/22/2003 11:35:25 AM PDT · by kattracks · 37 replies · 234+ views
    AP | 4/22/03 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. forces are trying to determine whether more than $600 million in $100 bills found behind a false wall in Baghdad is counterfeit, but if it's real, it belongs to the Iraqi people, U.S. Central Command officials said Tuesday. Using forklifts to handle the heavy, tightly wrapped packets of new bills, soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division hauled the money away for safekeeping, Central Command said. The existence of the money surfaced last week, when the Los Angeles Times and the New York Post reported that troops found at least $656 million in homes...
  • U.S. Bombs Iranian Guerrilla Forces Based in Iraq

    04/17/2003 6:06:40 AM PDT · by ZULU · 19 replies · 300+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2002 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    U.S. Bombs Iranian Guerrilla Forces Based in Iraq By DOUGLAS JEHL ASHINGTON, April 16 — American forces have bombed the bases of the main armed Iranian opposition group in Iraq, a guerrilla organization that maintained thousands of fighters with tanks and artillery along Iraq's border with Iran for more than a decade. The group, the Mujahedeen Khalq, has been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States since 1997, and Bush administration officials said the group had supported Saddam Hussein's military. Still, the biggest beneficiary of the strikes will be the Iranian government, which has lost scores of soldiers in...
  • Saddam-backed Iranian group to surrender

    04/16/2003 5:41:39 PM PDT · by knak · 15 replies · 162+ views
    knight rider ^ | 4/16/03
    MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Iraq - An Iranian exile group long protected by Saddam Hussein's regime has agreed to surrender to U.S. forces, raising a difficult question about whether its members will be sent back to Iran. The Mujahedeen e-Khalk (MEK) did not fight U.S. troops during the recent war. But it did kill several U.S. military personnel in Iran in the 1970s and later staged terrorist attacks on the Islamic regime there. The State Department has placed it on the list of international terrorism organizations. The surrender raises tricky questions. Under the Geneva Conventions, if MEK fighters are treated as...
  • Afghanistan - 'Secret Army of Mujahedeen' vows to attack U.S. troops, claims earlier assaults

    09/02/2002 5:47:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 294+ views
    Associated Press | September 2, 2002 | KATHY GANNON
    New 'Secret Army of Mujahedeen' vows to attack U.S. troops in Afghanistan, claims responsibility for earlier assaults ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sep 02, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- A group that purports to be a new "Secret Army of Mujahedeen" is claiming responsibility for attacks on U.S. troops in Arabic-language leaflets that have surfaced in eastern Afghanistan in recent days. The hitherto unknown group also vows to avenge the deaths of Afghans killed in what the United States refers to as "friendly fire" mishaps in the search for al-Qaida and Taliban. Although similar pamphlets have appeared from time to time...
  • Fundamentalist Mujahedeen attract speculation, fear in Bosnia

    04/16/2002 12:32:10 PM PDT · by joan · 2 replies · 196+ views
    Stars and Stripes | 4/14/02 | Terry Boyd and Ivana Avramovic
    Fundamentalist Mujahedeen attract speculation, fear in Bosnia By Terry Boyd and Ivana Avramovic, Stars and StripesStripes Sunday magazine, April 14, 2002 Terry Boyd / S&S Bosko Jovanovic says he tries to take foreign officials to the Serb cemeteries around Bocinja, where he claims that Mujahedeen, foreign Islamic fighters during the war, burned the small Orthodox Christian churches and desecrated Serb graves. Terry Boyd / S&S ‘Get out of here!’ Outsiders can expect a cold reception in Bocinja, a Mujahedeen stronghold. This man was among a group of fundamentalists who declined a request for an interview. Local Serbs say that...