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  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...
  • Militants from Russia's North Caucasus join "jihad" in Syria

    03/07/2013 10:46:57 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Thomas Grove and Mariam Karouny
    Flanked by almost 20 men with rifles, Omar Abu al-Chechen kneels on a carpet and delivers a rousing speech urging fellow Muslims to support the 'jihad' against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Dressed almost entirely in black, the militant from Russia's Chechnya region declares an Islamist state is within reach. Fellow fighters from the brigade of foreign militants he leads translate his Russian words into Arabic. "Jihad needs very many things. Firstly it needs money. Much is dependent on money today for jihad," said al-Chechen, his nomme de guerre, the leader of what rebels and websites call the Brigade of Migrants,...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Al Qaeda leader 'in secret CIA jail'

    10/15/2006 5:34:14 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 2,215+ views ^ | 15 October 2006
    A SUSPECTED al Qaeda leader, accused of being involved in September 11 and planning the 2004 Madrid train bombings, has been imprisoned in a secret US jail for the past year, Spain's El Pais newspaper reported today. Mustafa Setmarian, 48, a Syrian with Spanish citizenship, was captured in Pakistan in October 2005 and is held in a prison operated by the US Central Intelligence Agency, Pakistani and European security service officials told El Pais. A spokesman for the US embassy in Spain declined to comment on the report. Setmarian's 2005 capture was reported in May of this year after the...
  • Fourth-generation warfare and the international jihad

    09/26/2006 2:04:17 PM PDT · by RDTF · 9 replies · 474+ views
    Janes Defence ^ | September 26, 2006 | Shane Drennan and Andrew Black
    The future generation of international jihadists will form a fluid, non-hierarchical movement of autonomous armed groups instigating simultaneous armed struggle, according to a leading radical Islamist ideologue. Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, also known as Abu Musab al-Suri, presents a cogent analysis of the global jihad in a series of now widely referenced online tracts, and establishes the strategic guidance for the development of what he calls the "international Islamic resistance generation". In January 2005, only weeks after the US government posted a USD5 million reward for information leading to his apprehension, Nasar returned from a self-imposed two year hiatus to post...
  • Architect of New War on the West: Writings Lay Out Strategy of Isolated Cells

    05/23/2006 3:32:39 AM PDT · by aculeus · 8 replies · 484+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 23, 2006 | By Craig Whitlock, Washington Post Foreign Service
    MADRID -- From secret hideouts in South Asia, the Spanish-Syrian al-Qaeda strategist published thousands of pages of Internet tracts on how small teams of Islamic extremists could wage a decentralized global war against the United States and its allies. With the Afghanistan base lost, he argued, radicals would need to shift their approach and work primarily on their own, though sometimes with guidance from roving operatives acting on behalf of the broader movement. Last October, the writing career of Mustafa Setmariam Nasar came to an abrupt end when Pakistani agents seized him in a friend's house in the border city...
  • U.S. confirms capture of Al Qaeda strategist

    05/02/2006 10:20:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies · 1,044+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | May 2, 2006 | NA
    ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL — A top Al Qaeda strategist with a $5 million (U.S.) bounty on his head and followers from Afghanistan to Europe has been captured in Pakistan, a U.S. law enforcement official confirmed. Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, who once wrote a 1,600-page autobiographical book on ways to attack Islam's enemies, has been flown out of the country after being interrogated by Pakistani and American authorities, Pakistani officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. They did not specify where he was taken. Terror analysts said Nasar's capture has dealt a blow to Al Qaeda and other militant movements he aided...
  • Al-Qaeda target 'in US hands' after capture in Pakistan

    05/03/2006 1:07:22 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 45 replies · 1,375+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | May 3, 2006 | PAUL GARWOOD
    ONE of al-Qaeda's chief idealogues, who has a $5 million bounty on his head and extremist links from Afghanistan to Europe, has been captured in Pakistan and is believed to be in the hands of United States intelligence, it emerged yesterday. Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, also known as Abu Musab al Surim or simply "The Syrian", has been flown out of the country to an unspecified location after being interrogated by Pakistani and US authorities. Confirmation of his capture lends further credence to Western intelligence claims that many of al-Qaeda's senior figures are now out of action, either detained or dead....
  • Pakistan Detains al-Qaida Fugitive Nasar

    05/02/2006 10:57:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 352+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Paul Garwood - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A top al-Qaida leader whose links stretch from Osama bin Laden's training camps to extremist networks in Europe has been captured in Pakistan, a U.S. law enforcement official confirms for the first time. Pakistani officials also tell The Associated Press that Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, a dual Syrian-Spanish national with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, has been flown out of the country to an unspecified location. Nasar was captured in a November sting in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta that left one person dead, the American official said on condition of anonymity because of...
  • Top Al Qeada Fugitive Reported Captured by Pakistan Forces

    05/02/2006 2:10:52 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 37 replies · 1,775+ views
    KDKA radion Pittsburgh No url available | 05/02/06 | na
    Breaking on KDKA Radio News in Pittsburgh. A top Al Qeada fugitive is reported to have been captured by Pakistani forces. Reports claim he will be turned over to US authorities ASAP. Sorry I do't have more...I'm at work and trying to get the original sources...The story was delivered with a "wink, wink - nudge, nudge" Probably nothing but then again....prisoner6
  • Mastermind of Madrid is key figure (London Bombing)

    07/09/2005 6:02:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 790+ views
    Times of London ^ | 7/10/05 | Nick Fielding and Gareth Walsh
    THE terrorist believed to have organised last year’s Madrid train attacks is emerging as a figure in the hunt for the London bombers. Spanish security sources are said to have warned four months ago that Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, a 47-year-old Syrian, had identified Britain as a likely target. Coded commands from the Syrian, thought to have included threats to other European countries including Britain, were found in a flat raided after the Madrid bombings in March 2004. Spanish investigators said Nasar, now believed to be in Iraq, had set up a “sleeper” cell of terrorists in Britain. But they believed...
  • Madrid mastermind may plan UK attack

    03/05/2005 10:04:38 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 454+ views
    The Times Online ^ | March 05 2005 | Edward Owen and Daniel McGrory
    THE mastermind of the Madrid train bombings remains at large and security sources believe that he may be planning an attack in Britain during the general election. Documents found in a Madrid flat used by some of the bombers show how their leader, Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, ordered them to strike in the final days of the Spanish election campaign last March. The coded command was sent three months earlier; Nasar left it to his lieutenants in Spain to decide what the target should be. Fernando Reinares, Spain’s counter-terrorism director, said the documents showed that the bombing on the eve of...