Monthly Archives: March 2007

Terrorists Find Fertile Environment in Cyberspace

“Finding proof that terrorists plan to launch cyberattacks against the United States is difficult, but the accessibility and vulnerability of the Internet to attack makes it a growing threat,” says Terrorist Capabilities for Cyberattack: Overview and Policy Issues, a January … Continue reading

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Former Navy Sailor Arrested for Supporting Terrorism

A former U.S. Navy sailor, Hassan Abujihaad, formerly known as Paul R. Hall, “was arrested Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, on charges of espionage and providing material support to terrorists,” reports CNN. “… He is alleged to have provided classified information … Continue reading

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In Britain, 1,100 Terror Arrests Have Led to 40 Convictions

“More than 1,100 people in Britain have been arrested as terror suspects since the Sept. 11 attacks, but [fewer] than half have been charged with any crime and only 40 have been convicted of terrorism,” reports the Associated Press. (See … Continue reading

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Congo Arrests Atomic Research Chief

“Germany is suddenly reliving the events of 1977 … thanks to a court decision to parole one of the terrorist masterminds” of “a leftist guerrilla group known as the Red Army Faction,” reports the Washington Post. One of the terrorists, … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda in Pakistan Has Inexperienced Leaders, Murky Goals

“Al Qaeda’s top levels are now filled with inexperienced commanders, and its new camps can train only a fraction of the recruits the pre-2001 infrastructure in Afghanistan could handle,” reports the Christian Science Monitor. “Al Qaeda’s goals also remain murky. … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT WARNINGS

East Timor (Country threat level – 4): The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued updated travel advice for East Timor on 6 March 2007. The statement reads in part as follows: “The Australian Government has authorised the voluntary … Continue reading

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Somalia (Country threat level – 5): On 6 March 2007, more than 12 mortars struck the military wing of Mogadishu Airport (HCMM/MGQ), where 350 Ugandan troops assigned to an African Union (A.U.) peacekeeping mission were deployed earlier in the day. … Continue reading

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MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Algeria (Country threat level – 4): In a statement posted on a militant Web site on 5 March 2007, al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb — previously known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat — claimed responsibility for … Continue reading

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EUROPE

Greece (Country threat level – 3): Farmers from Larissa were scheduled to block the highway from Athens to Thessaloniki with tractors at the Platykambos junction at 1200 local time on 6 March 2007. The roadblock, which was called over the … Continue reading

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ASIA

East Timor (Country threat level – 4): Media reports issued on 6 March 2007 indicate that mobs attacked and looted several homes in East Timor in the third straight day of violence. Most of the homes belonged to family members … Continue reading

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