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National Terror Alert Response Center Headline Summary 11/13/2006

Posted by thebosun on November 13, 2006

This Week’s Headline Summary Courtesy of National Terror Alert Response Center

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Speculation Mounts On Death Of Bin Laden

November 12th, 2006

Has the rumor of Osama bin Laden’s death been greatly exaggerated, or is there more to it than initially thought? The news first surfaced last September, when a French regional newspaper citing French and Saudi intelligence sources claimed that the most wanted man in the world had died while hiding in the mountains between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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4 Terror Groups Declare War On U.S.
November 12th, 2006

Four Palestinian Authority terrorist groups, including that of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah organization, called on Muslims worldwide to attack America “with no mercy.”

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Airports On Alert After FBI Warning
November 12th, 2006

Barely four days after a letter was discovered at Tiruchirapalli airport warning of al-Qaeda’s plans to attack airports in the south, the US intelligence agency FBI has alerted the airports here to guard against al-Qaeda’s designs to unleash terror on outbound international flights.

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Al Qaeda May Be Plotting Holiday Attacks
November 10th, 2006

Intelligence agencies have been warned that al Qaeda may be planning to attack air and rail travel in Europe in actions that may occur during the busy holiday travel season.

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Al-Qaeda in Iraq Claims It’s Winning War
November 10th, 2006

Al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed in a new audio tape Friday to be winning the war faster than expected in Iraq and said it had mobilized 12,000 fighters who had “vowed to die for God’s sake.”The U.S. military, meanwhile, reported that three U.S. soldiers and a Marine were killed Thursday in Iraq, the U.S. military said, bringing the number of Americans who have died in the country so far this month to 25. At least 105 U.S. forces died in October, the fourth highest monthly toll of the war.

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Air Strike Missed Al Qaeda’s No. 2 by a Few Hours
November 10th, 2006

A strike by an American Predator drone in Pakistan’s tribal areas in January missed Al Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahri, by just two hours, an intelligence official here says, disclosing that the hunt for Al Qaeda’s leaders had come much closer to killing him than was previously thought.

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British Tracking 30 Potential Terror Plots
November 10th, 2006

British authorities are tracking almost 30 terrorist plots involving 1,600 individuals, the head of Britain’s MI5 spy agency said, adding that many of the suspects are homegrown British terrorists plotting homicide attacks.

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Explosive Powder Found On Chinese Ship
November 9th, 2006

Indonesian troops found detonators and 63 tons of explosive powder on a Chinese ship anchored off Batam island after it broke down in the Malacca Strait, a local police chief said. “We are trying to find out if these explosives were legal and what they were intended for,” said Brig. Gen. Sutarman, head of the Riau Islands police, adding that documents found on the ship indicated it was bound for Yemen.

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2 CMU Students Released From Jail
November 9th, 2006

Two Carnegie Mellon University seniors accused of trying to sneak into Heinz Field were released from jail Wednesday after a judge reduced their bond from $1 million to zero.

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Canada: Intentional Food Tampering Suspected
November 7th, 2006

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Maple Leaf Foods have recalled some ham and sliced meat products after police were called in to investigate a small number of syringe casings found at an Ontario plant.

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U.K. To Implement Biometric ID Cards

November 7th, 2006

The government argues ID cards, which will be verifiable with fingerprint and iris scans, are necessary to crack down on terrorism, benefit fraud and abuse of the National Health Service. Legislation allowing the government to set up the system passed Parliament in March.

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