Saturday, April 14, 2007

Bin Laden's Foreign Legion Grows


No kidding - "...nine years after his declaration of war on the West and 5 1/2 years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, their leader is as present as ever on the world stage...a series of trials of alleged Islamic militants, some accused of having links to bin Laden's closest collaborators, continues. In Afghanistan Taleban militants boast of the forces ready for a 'spring offensive'...Al Qaeda has re-established its 'nerve centre' in the lawless tribal areas of western Pakistan. The country is now considered the 'centre of gravity' of al Qaeda by security services and the 'critical battlefield' in the years to come.
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Canada: Egyptian Terror Suspect `Elated to be Home': Toronto Star: ...terrorism suspect Mohamed Mahjoub has been reunited with his family after spending almost seven years in jail without charges. He returned to his home in the city's west end on Thursday night under tight conditions after being released from the immigration detention centre near Kingston known as "Guantanamo North."
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Mahjoub, 46, is an Egyptian who worked for Osama bin Laden's agricultural company in Sudan in the 1990s. He was arrested in Toronto in June 2000 and accused of being a member of the
Jihad Talaat al-Fath ("Holy War of the Vanguard of the Conquest"), a wing of an Egyptian Islamic group. He denies any link to Al Qaeda.
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Ontario Agrees to Help Canadian Soldiers' Children OTTAWA – Ontario and the federal government have ended a jurisdictional squabble, banding together to help children from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa who have become "collateral damage" of the war in Afghanistan. A potentially shaming report from the Ontario ombudsman defused the bureaucratic spat and won new money for a mental-health centre that's helping the children of soldiers deployed in Afghanistan cope with the stress of the war. Ombudsman Andre Marin said Ontario and the federal government were bickering over "a tempest in a teapot," an extra $230,000 this year for the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families, which treats children from CFB Petawawa.
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Bin Laden 'behind Luxor massacre', 13 May 1999 (BBC News)
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Alberta pepperoni bust made with high-tech U.S. help

ISAF soldier in Afghanistan

ISAF rescue 600 villagers who were trapped and in danger of drowning after their homes were destroyed by flooding in southern Afghanistan.

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