March 9, 2012 05:25 PM Age: 10 min
By: The Jamestown Foundation
(Source: RIA Novosti)
Security forces in Dagestan launched a special operation in the village of Novosasitli in the republic’s Khasavyurt district on March 7. According to eyewitnesses, about ten military vehicles, including trucks and armored personnel carriers, entered the village and blocked all roads leading in and out of it. The security forces left the village late in the evening, but an eyewitness sent the Kavkazsky Uzel website a text message stating that while they were there, the security forces beat a driver of a car from another village along with his passenger, a young person suffering from Down’s syndrome, and stole money from them (www.kavkaz-uzel.ru, March 7-8).
On March 7, the Investigative Committee’s department in Dagestan reported that it had identified a suicide bomber whose attack on a police post in the village of Karabudakhkent in Dagestan’s Karabudakhkentsky district on March 6 killed five policemen and wounded two.
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Putin, Medvedev at odds over airport terrorist bombing probe -The ongoing investigation of last month’s suicide bombing
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Published Date: 30 January 2010
By John Robertson
THE man dubbed Scotland’s first Islamist terrorist had his conviction quashed yesterday after judges ruled he had suffered a miscarriage of justice.
• Lawyer Aamer Anwar, centre, leaves court with Mohammed Atif Siddique‘s parents, Mohammed and Parveen, after yesterday’s appeal hearing. Picture: Jane Barlow
But Mohammed Atif Siddique remained behind bars last night as prosecutors decided whether to put him on trial a second time for terrorist offences.
Siddique, 24, a former student who had threatened to become a suicide bomber in the heart of Glasgow, must wait two weeks to learn whether the Crown wants to try to prosecute him again. Continue reading
By Bill RoggioJanuary 12, 2010 6:49 AM
An al Qaeda operative from Jordan was killed during a recent US airstrike in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan,
Mansur al Shami, a longtime jihadi whose real name is Mahmud Mahdi Zeidan, was confirmed to have been killed in a statement released on the Al Faloja and Shamukh al Islam jihadist web forums, according to the SITE Institute.
“The martyrdom of Mahmud Mahdi Zeidan… on the soil of Pakistan, the land of the diligent and of the mujahedeen is confirmed,” the statement read.
Shami’s family was also contacted by a member of al Qaeda who was present during the strike. “A man called me on Sunday and said my brother died in the US attack,” Shami’s brother Omar told AFP. “He spoke bad Arabic and said he escaped the attack. I think he is a Pakistani.” Continue reading
by Noor Huda Ismail and Carl Ungerer
Thursday, 16 July 2009
This Policy Analysis examines the shifting patterns of leadership and patronage in Jemaah Islamiyah. It argues that leadership tensions and recent prison releases raise the possibility that splinter groups might now seek to re-energise the movement through violent attacks.