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Judge Rules: Harroun Will Await Trial From His Jail Cell

Yesterday, The New York Times published an article by Scott Shane and Rebekah Zemansky reporting that, during a hearing yesterday, Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis found probable cause to send the case against former U.S. Army Soldier Eric Harroun to a grand jury. As you may recall from a post last week, Harroun is being […]

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DOJ Arrests and Convictions in March

This month there were a number of notable arrests and convictions in connection with the Department of Justice’s fight against terrorism. Notably and in reverse chronological order: Last week, al-Shabaab operative Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed was sentenced by a Manhattan federal court to 111 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to and conspiring […]

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Warsame’s Case Provides a “Template” for How U.S. Will Proceed Against Alleged Terrorists Captured Overseas

The manner in which to proceed with the prosecution of Ahmed Abdul Kadir Warsame, a top facilitator between al-Qaeda franchises who was captured while on a boat in the Gulf of Aden sailing between Somalia and Yemen, sparked controversy between politicians and intelligence officials, according to The Washington Post. Generally, The Post reports that the Obama […]

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Former Army Soldier Facing Charges for Involvement in Syrian Conflict

The New York Times reports that former U.S. Army soldier Eric Harroun, 30, has been charged with “conspiring to use a destructive device outside the United States,” a charge punishable by up to life in prison, for fighting in support of a Syrian terrorist group against the Syrian government. Harroun allegedly entered Syria in January […]

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Al Qaeda Operatives Out of Kentucky Convicted, Sentenced

CNN reports that Mohanad Shareet Hammadi and Waad Ramadan Alwan, Iraqis who were living in Kentucky, have been convicted and sentenced for their involvement in a plot aiding al Qaeda in Iraq. In August, Hammadi pleaded guilty to charges that included four counts of aiding al Qaeda in Iraq, according to CNN, and the 31-year […]

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High Court Refuses to Hear Drone Case

Noor Khan, a Pakistani man whose father was killed in a drone strike, is attempting to force the UK Government to disclose whether it is providing intelligence to the United States for the purpose of aiding in drone strikes, according to the BBC. However, the High Court refused to hear Khan’s claims, stating that the […]

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Alleged Al Qaeda Operative Extradited to the United States

BBC News reports that Abid Naseer, who is accused of playing an instrumental role in the Al Qaeda conspiracy to bomb Manchester in 2009, has been extradited to the United States where prosecutors will try him for the UK plot as part of an alleged larger plan to also attack New York. UK prosecutors did […]

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Former Bin Laden Aide Requests Hasty Sentencing

Jamal Ahmed al Fadl, former aide to Osama bin Laden and crucial U.S. Government (USG) witness in the case concerning the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, has asked to be sentenced for his al Qaeda affiliation without further delay, The New York Times reports. Al Fadl has proclaimed he fears for his children’s safety […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Approves “Highly Critical” Report on CIA Detention Program

The New York Times reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee approved findings in a classified and “highly critical” report on the CIA’s detention program. The article states that a 9-6 majority approved the document, which details the brutal treatment of Qaeda captives following 9/11. Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein issued a statement, saying: [The report] uncovers startling […]

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Deputy Secretary Comments on State of Counterterrorism Efforts at Global Counterterrorism Forum Plenary

The U.S. Department of State released a transcript of remarks made by Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns at the Global Counterterrorism Forum Plenary in Abu Dhabi, UAE on December 14. The Deputy Secretary emphasized that the meeting took place “at a pivotal moment in our fight against violent extremism . . .  Al-Qaeda […]

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Dec 15th, 2012 al-Qaida, Terrorism

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