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  • Like Clockwork: Swiss investigators have broken an Al Qaeda cell that proves…

    08/29/2004 6:14:44 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 1,364+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 25, 2004 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    … the remarkable reach of the global-terror network A little-noticed investigation by Swiss federal police has uncovered the existence of an apparent terror-support network with ties to the upper levels of Al Qaeda — including an operative believed to have played a role in the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the May 2003 bombing of a housing complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The discovery of a largely invisible Al Qaeda network in the peaceful alpine nation has gotten virtually no public attention outside of Switzerland. But criminal charges outlined in a July 30 Swiss prosecutor’s report —...
  • U.S. sends six Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman for resettlement

    06/13/2015 8:24:15 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 9 replies
    Six Yemenis held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Oman for resettlement.
  • Yemeni cleric charged with raising funds for Al Qaida and Hamas

    03/04/2003 3:51:17 PM PST · by anotherview · 5 replies · 1,101+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4 March 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Mar. 5, 2003 Yemeni cleric charged with raising funds for Al Qaida and Hamas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK A Yemeni cleric detained in Germany bragged to an FBI informant that he supplied $20 million, recruits and weapons to Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks, US officials said Tuesday. Much of the money came from contributors in the United States, including worshippers at the Al Farouq mosque in New York, Attorney General John Ashcroft said in announcing charges against Sheik Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad. Amid an undercover operation, Al-Moayad "boasted that jihad...
  • Suspect Describes Ordeal of Slain Reporter

    01/22/2003 10:54:23 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 446+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/22/03 | DAVID ROHDE
    ARACHI, Pakistan — The nursery where they killed him, one year on, is oddly peaceful. Lush mango, palm and pomegranate trees are in bloom, their thick, green leaves whispering in a gentle breeze.The cinder-block storehouse where he was executed is empty, save for some flower pots, a cot and crumpled packs of cigarettes strewn across the floor. The 10-foot by 15-foot main room still has a metal door and metal shutters that can be padlocked. Sounds of life reach the room: birds chirping and cars driving past to a nearby religious school run by Al Rashid Trust, an organization...
  • Obama accelerates the emptying out of Guantanamo Bay

    12/31/2014 1:29:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | December 31, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Overnight, five more Guantanamo Bay detainees were released from American custody as the process of emptying out the prison facility accelerates. That brings the total of Guantanamo detainees released just this month to nine. “The two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen — who have been at the camp for a dozen years — had been cleared for release from the prison by a government task force but could not be sent to their homelands,” Fox News reported on Wednesday.Of the approximately 800 Guantanamo prisoners who were housed in that facility during the Bush administration, only 127 now remain....
  • Feds bust suspected Yemeni terror ring in N.C.

    12/16/2010 6:41:59 PM PST · by bayouranger · 14 replies · 2+ views
    WND ^ | December 15, 2010 | N/A
    Federal agents have raided several convenience stores and a mosque in tiny Henderson, N.C., while arresting at least two Muslim men in connection with the raid. Authorities suspect the stores were operating a so-called hawala money-transfer network supporting terrorist activities in Yemen, including al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, WND has learned. AQAP's leaders include fugitive al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who has been linked to 10 major terror plots in the past year alone.
  • Terror pair hunted in the States

    01/16/2010 1:52:17 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 17 replies · 1,269+ views ^ | Jan 16, 2010
    American security forces were last night searching for a two-man al-Qaeda team about to attack. Airports are on high alert as experts think the terrorists from the Yemen are on their way - but they could already be in the country. Security analysis seen by the Mirror says the Christmas bomb plot by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, was a test run. They think it was to see if his underpants explosives plan would work. The document says: "Two people suspected of plotting further attacks are being pursued."
  • Yemen's president open to dialogue with al-Qaida

    01/10/2010 9:05:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 361+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/2010 | Associated Press via Yahoo News
    Yemen's president said he is ready to talk to al-Qaida members who renounce violence, suggesting he could show them the same kind of leniency he has granted militants in the past despite U.S. pressure to crack down on the terror group. Yemen is moving cautiously in the fight against al-Qaida, worried over a potential backlash in a country where anger at the U.S. and extremism are widespread. Thousands of Yemenis are battle-hardened veterans of past "holy wars" in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya and Iraq, and though most are not engaged in violence now they preserve a die-hard al-Qaida ideology. "Any movement...
  • Most Of The Yemenians Have Drug Addiction Problem

    12/27/2009 12:14:40 PM PST · by Nodems2000 · 22 replies · 984+ views
    12/27/09 | nodems2000
    If you research the lifestyle of a great percentage of the Yemenize people, you will see promptly a normal activity is go chew "qat" (cat) every afternoon enmasse. This has an aphetamine type effect on the chewer and it is known to have a variety of disabling diseases, such as heart disease. Some drink alcohol with it. It's perfectly legal in their country. That may be why the first "terrorist" was so unemotional during the flight. As long as these people have easy access to all kinds of drugs and use them repeatedly, how can we expect to bring any...
  • Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror

    12/09/2009 2:22:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,837+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News ^ | Updated December 9, 2009 | n/a
    Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror IPT News December 8, 2009 **Updated December 9, 9:00 a.m. EST A Pakistani newspaper reports the arrest of five foreign nationals after a raid in a town called Sargodha. The raid took place at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistani movement designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2001. According to the report, "The DPO told that these people had been living in Sargodha since Nov 30 and it was quite a possibility that they were engaged in acts of...
  • Yemeni cleric suspected of raising terrorist funds in Brooklyn

    02/12/2004 3:50:47 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 2 replies · 627+ views
    NEW YORK - (KRT) - A prominent Yemeni cleric is suspected of raising money for terrorists at a Muslim charity and several mosques in Brooklyn, it was disclosed yesterday. An FBI agent pulled back the veil on a secret investigation of Sheikh Abdullah Satar at the trial of an associate who is charged with lying about the cleric's activities. The agent, Brian Murphy, said in Brooklyn Federal Court that Satar was under surveillance during a fund-raising swing through Brooklyn in early 2000. At the time, the feds were conducting an investigation into the financing of terrorist groups. After Satar -...
  • A search for answers in the case against the Lackawanna Six (terrorists arrested 5 years ago)

    09/10/2007 3:33:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 416+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 9/09/07 | Mark Sommer
    A search for answers in the case against the Lackawanna SixBy Mark Sommer NEWS BOOK REVIEWER Updated: 09/09/07 6:29 AM The arraignment of the Lackawanna Six attracted national attention. Derek Gee/Buffalo News It was five years ago today that police apprehended the first member of what was quickly dubbed the Lackawanna Six. Headlines blared far beyond Western New York, as news stories raised the specter of homegrown terrorists training with al-Qaida in southern Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden, it would later be revealed, was present, too. President Bush, Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller quickly proclaimed the Lackawanna...

    09/14/2002 11:52:02 AM PDT · by twas · 57 replies · 596+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | Sept. 14 | SUSAN SCHULMAN
    The war on terrorism reached into the Buffalo community Friday evening, when federal agents raided several houses and a store in Lackawanna and accused five men of Yemeni descent of operating an al-Qaida cell. The normally quiet neighborhood of modest homes and narrow streets was overrun by gun-toting police and FBI agents who ended a year-old probe with the arrests of the five men, all accused of providing material support and resources to the al-Qaida network. Disbelieving residents poured into the streets as darkness fell, and authorities searched apartments and cars before taking the suspects into custody, then cordoning off...
  • 36 Yemenis tried on terror charges

    03/04/2007 4:48:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 229+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/07 | AP
    SAN'A, Yemen - Thirty-six Yemenis with alleged ties to al-Qaida went on trial Sunday on charges they planned to take part in foiled suicide attacks on oil and gas installations in the country, the official news agency SABA reported. Prosecutors accused the defendants of "forming an armed gang aimed at carrying out sabotage attacks," SABA reported, adding that they allegedly planned to attack oil installations in Marib and Hadaramout provinces with rocket-propelled grenades. The defendants have pleaded innocent to the charges, SABA said. Three of the suspects have claimed they were tortured in custody and forced to sign confessions, the...
  • Yemenis Sentenced in Plot Against Envoy (tried to kill US Ambassador to Yemen)

    03/05/2006 2:00:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 162+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/06 | AP
    SAN`A, Yemen - Two Yemeni teenagers convicted of trying to kill the U.S. ambassador in 2003 were sentenced Sunday to five years in prison. The judge said the two — 17-year-old Hezam Ali Hassan and 18-year-old Khaled Saleh — would be held in "a special prison" because of their ages. According to an indictment, the two followed the car of then-U.S. Ambassador Edmund Hull in the capital, San`a. Hassan — carrying a pistol and two hand grenades he intended to throw — then climbed the outside wall of a store that Hull had entered. Saleh waited outside with a machine...
  • Report says U.S. secretly held 2 prisoners (Amnesty Int'l says 2 Yemenis were held for 18 mos.)

    08/03/2005 6:15:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 640+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/3/05 | Michelle Faul - AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Two Yemeni men say they were held in solitary confinement in secret, underground U.S. detention facilities in an unknown country and interrogated by masked men for more than 18 months without being charged or allowed any contact with the outside world, Amnesty International charged Wednesday. Amnesty and human rights lawyers argued that the report added to long-standing claims that the United States has held "secret detainees" in its war on terror. "We fear that what we have heard from these two men is just one small part of the much broader picture of U.S....
  • Police Hold Men in Hudson Raft

    07/12/2005 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies · 1,137+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/12/05 | unstated
    Two men seen taking pictures of the George Washington Bridge from an inflatable raft in the Hudson River yesterday afternoon were taken into custody by the police when they came ashore. The police said last night that no arrests had been made, but Sgt. Brian Mullen of the 34th Precinct said that charges against the men, who were not identified, were pending. One possible charge was unauthorized use of the raft in the wrong place, he said.

    11/17/2003 1:16:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 671+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/17/03 | KATI CORNELL SMITH
    <p>November 17, 2003 -- A Yemeni cleric who allegedly boasted of giving Osama bin Laden millions of dollars collected at a Brooklyn mosque could be hauled into federal court as soon as today, after more than 10 months spent fighting extradition from Germany, a law enforcement source said. Sheik Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad and his alleged assistant, Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, are expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court immediately upon their arrival in the U.S. on charges they gave material support to al Qaeda and Hamas.</p>
  • 'Arab terrorists' crossing border: Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico

    10/18/2001 10:47:46 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 159 replies · 4,123+ views ^ | Friday, October 19, 2001 | By J. Zane Walley
    COMING TO AMERICA 'Arab terrorists' crossing border Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico By J. Zane Walley &copy;&nbsp;2001&nbsp; COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. -- The U.S.-Mexican border here is the most heavily used corridor for illegal alien traffic on America's southern boundary. With its difficult topography that is folded, creased and convoluted, it is a land that yields well to smuggling. The Huachuca, Chiricahua, Dragoon and Whetstone Mountains are riddled with hundreds of deep canyons, caves and arroyos that offer superb concealment for the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens that annually cross here. The numbers of ...
  • Two Yemenis Arrested In Switzerland Linked To Al- Qaeda

    08/21/2004 7:17:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 695+ views
    The Turkish Press ^ | August 21 2004 | AFP
    GENEVA, Aug 21 (AFP) - Two Yemeni nationals arrested this year in Switzerland are linked to key Al-Qaeda figures with ties to the October 2000 bombing of a US aircraft carrier off Yemen and to a suicide strike in Riyadh last year, the Swiss public prosecutor was quoted as saying on Saturday. The pair, who were detained in Geneva and Bern in January, have been linked to "several core members of the (Osama) bin Laden movement," said a report on an inquiry by public prosecutor Claude Nicati, obtained by Le Temps newspaper. A spokesperson at the federal prosecutor's office declined...