April 2007 Security News
- Transcript: Briefing on Release of 2006 Country Reports on Terrorism US Dept. of State 30 Apr 2007 -- Frank C. Urbancic, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Russ Travers, Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
- Five British Men Sentenced to Life in Prison in Terror Plot VOA 30 Apr 2007 -- Five British men have been sentenced to life in prison for their involvement in an al-Qaida inspired plot to carry out bomb attacks across Britain
- US Says Terror Attacks Up 25 Percent Worldwide VOA 30 Apr 2007 -- A U.S. State Department report Tuesday said terrorist incidents and casualties attributed to them rose sharply in 2006
- Poor Living Conditions Create Terrorist Threat, Analysts Conclude AFPS 30 Apr 2007 -- Disenfranchised populations lacking hope and self-esteem pose a significant terrorist threat to countries around the world, a top defense official said today.
- Exercise Tests Hurricane-Response Plans in Northeastern U.S. AFPS 30 Apr 2007 -- National Guard members today commenced a hurricane emergency preparedness and response exercise involving five states in the northeastern United States, a National Guard Bureau spokesman said.
- Al-Qaeda behind suicide attack, says Pakistani minister IRNA 30 Apr 2007 -- Pakistan's interior minister, who escaped in a suicide bomb attack at the weekend, said on Monday that al-Qaeda has links with the attack.
- Iraq Remains Central Front for Terrorist Activity Washington File 30 Apr 2007 -- Iraq remains the central arena for terrorist activity worldwide, and Iran and Syria continue to play a destabilizing role in the Middle East by supporting terrorist groups in the region, the State Department says.
- Terrorism Report Highlights Global Challenge Washington File 30 Apr 2007 -- International counterterrorism cooperation is improving, but new terrorist tactics and a spike in Iraqi violence led to a 25 percent increase in terrorist incidents worldwide in 2006, according to an annual State Department report on global terrorism.
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES U.S. SAFETY ACT DESIGNATION FOR ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM BAE Systems 30 Apr 2007 -- BAE Systems' First InterComm" first-responder interoperable communications system has received SAFETY Act designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a qualified anti-terrorism technology.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 30 Apr 2007
- Former CIA Director Breaks Silence on Iraq, 9/11 VOA 29 Apr 2007 -- Former CIA Director George Tenet has defended the integrity of his agency's intelligence gaps before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and - later - in the run-up to the Iraq War.
- Washington Post: US Did Not Accept Most Katrina Aid Offers VOA 29 Apr 2007 -- The Washington Post newspaper says the United States accepted a fraction of the foreign aid offered for disaster victims and reconstruction following Hurricane Katrina, one of the costliest and deadliest storms in U.S. history
- 20 killed in suicide blast in Pakistan interior minister's public meeting IRNA 30 Apr 2007 -- At least 20 people were killed and scores others injured in a suicide bomb blast in the public meeting of Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao near the northern city of Peshawar on Saturday, officials said.
- Defense Department Takes Custody of al Qaeda Leader AFPS 27 Apr 2007 -- The Defense Department announced today that it has taken a senior al Qaeda operative into custody at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Saudi Arabia Says 172 Suspected Militants Arrested VOA 27 Apr 2007 -- The Saudi Interior Ministry says it has foiled major terrorist operations after arresting 172 suspected militants.
- Pentagon Takes Senior Al-Qaida Operative Into US Custody VOA 27 Apr 2007 -- The U.S. government announced Friday that it captured a senior al-Qaida leader late last year and interrogated him in CIA custody until this week, when he was transferred to the Defense Department's Guantanamo detention center
- Al-Qaida Organization Remains Question Mark VOA 27 Apr 2007 -- Saudi Arabia announced Friday the roundup of 172 suspected terrorists for plots to attack Saudi installations
- Defense Department Takes Custody of a High-Value Detainee 27 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it took custody Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, a high-level member of al-Qaida captured in the War on Terror and placed him under control of the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 27 Apr 2007
- 'Ardent Sentry' Tests U.S., Canadian Crisis Response Capabilities AFPS 26 Apr 2007 -- Thousands of active-duty and National Guard servicemembers will take part in a two-week, Defense Department-sponsored nationwide emergency preparedness and response exercise that kicks off April 30, a senior department official said here yesterday.
- Detainee Transfer Announced 26 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of one detainee from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Afghanistan and the transfer of one detainee to Morocco.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 26 Apr 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 26 Apr 2007
- Al-Qaida thriving despite war on terror: Top UK policeman IRNA 25 Apr 2007 -- Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism command has warned that al-Qaida has retained the ability to order devastating attacks on Britain after surviving the six-year long "war on terror" launched by the US and UK governments.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 25 Apr 2007
- Military Commission Charges Referred 24 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were referred to a military commission in the case of Omar Ahmed Khadr by the Convening Authority, Office of Military Commissions, Susan J. Crawford.
- Six arrested as Blair chairs first terrorism committee IRNA 24 Apr 2007 -- Six men were reported to have been arrested by anti-terror police Tuesday ahead of Prime Minister Tony Blair chairing the first meeting of a new ministerial committee on security and terrorism.
- SRI LANKA: On alert for avian flu IRIN 24 Apr 2007 -- Sri Lanka has so far averted an outbreak of avian influenza with preventive measures, but the island nation is stepping up vigilance as the deadly virus flares up in other South Asian nations.
- Britain Arrests 6 Terrorism Suspects in London Raids VOA 24 Apr 2007 -- British anti-terror police have arrested six Muslim men in a series of London raids, on suspicion of raising funds for terrorists and inciting others to commit acts of terrorism.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 24 Apr 2007
- Human Bird Flu Deaths Reported in Egypt, Cambodia Washington File 23 Apr 2007 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed two new human cases of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian influenza in Egypt and another case in Cambodia - the first to be confirmed in that country in 2007.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 23 Apr 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 19 Apr 2007
- European Parliament Members Defend Criticisms of Rendition VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- Members of the European Parliament have gone before US Congress to defend the findings of a report criticizing the practice of extraordinary rendition, in which terrorist suspects have been transferred by U.S. authorities to other countries for interrogation
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 18 Apr 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 17 Apr 2007
- Detainee Denies Running Al Qaeda Training Camps in Afghanistan AFPS 16 Apr 2007 -- An alleged terrorist being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, denied U.S. government accusations that he managed al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan or facilitated a failed terrorist attack on Los Angeles in 1999, according to a transcript released today from his March 27 tribunal hearing.
- Palestinian Guantanamo Detainee Says CIA Tortured Him VOA 16 Apr 2007 -- A Palestinian held at the Guantanamo detention center has accused U.S. government intelligence agents of torturing him while he was held at secret prisons elsewhere in recent years, and says he made false confessions to his interrogators to get them to stop the torture
- Terror Network Targeting Indonesian Police VOA 16 Apr 2007 -- Indonesian police say a regional terror network has set up a new hit squad with a list of targets including police, judges and prosecutors
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 16 Apr 2007
- Moroccan Authorities Say Suspected Bombing Mastermind in Custody VOA 14 Apr 2007 -- Moroccan officials say police have arrested two men suspected of leading a gang that has carried out recent suicide bomb attacks in Casablanca.
- Detainee Denies Participation in Singapore, Indonesia Bombings AFPS 13 Apr 2007 -- An alleged al Qaeda leader being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, denied involvement in bombings in both Indonesia and Singapore, according to a transcript of his hearing released yesterday.
- US Terror Suspect Pleads Not Guilty VOA 13 Apr 2007 -- A U.S. citizen has pleaded not guilty to charges he joined the al-Qaida terrorist network and conspired to bomb European targets and U.S. military targets overseas.
- ARNORTH Prepares for Hurricane Season Army News 13 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Army North wrapped up a three-day Rehearsal of Concept exercise here today in preparation of this year's hurricane season.
- U.S. Balancing Needs of Refugees, Thwarting Terrorism Washington File 13 Apr 2007 -- The United States is working to ensure that its traditional refugee and asylum program is not affected adversely by the need to fight terrorism, according to government officials.
- Accused Al Qaeda Accomplice Denies Role in 9/11 Attacks AFPS 12 Apr 2007 -- An accused terrorist accomplice held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, denied any involvement with al Qaeda, as well as possessing knowledge that money he had wired from overseas to the United States was used to finance the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to a transcript from his March 30 tribunal hearing.
- Security Council deplores deadly bomb attacks in Algeria UN News Centre 12 Apr 2007 -- Condemning "in the strongest terms" yesterday's deadly bombings in the Algerian capital, the Security Council today stressed the need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors to account and reiterated that acts of terrorism can never be justified.
- Algeria Bombing Death Toll Now 33 VOA 12 Apr 2007 -- Algeria's interior minister says the death toll from Wednesday's double car bombing in Algiers has risen to at least 33, with more than 220 people wounded
- Pakistan President Defends Record on War Against Terror VOA 12 Apr 2007 -- Senior military commanders from 21 countries, including the United States, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, have completed Thursday a two-day anti-terrorism conference in Islamabad
- US Citizen Indicted for Alleged Terrorist Activities VOA 12 Apr 2007 -- A U.S. citizen has been arrested in Ohio and charged with conspiring to support terrorist activities both at home and abroad
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 12 Apr 2007
- Condemning blasts in Algeria, Ban Ki-moon urges global action against terror UN News Centre 11 Apr 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against the deadly blasts that rocked Algeria, calling the "deplorable" attacks further evidence of the need for concerted global action to fight terrorism.
- "Horrific" Attacks in Morocco and Algeria Condemned Washington File 11 Apr 2007 -- The Bush administration condemned recent terrorist attacks in Algeria and Morocco as "horrific acts" and voiced support for both countries' ongoing efforts to combat extremism.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 11 Apr 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 10 Apr 2007
- Analysis: Stalking Terrorists in Africa's Horn cfr.org 09 Apr 2007 -- When President Bush proclaims that his counterterrorism strategy consists of "taking the fight to the enemy," it conjures up images of U.S. forces patrolling the streets of Baghdad or the mountains of Afghanistan
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 09 Apr 2007
- Indonesia becomes leader in human bird flu cases RIA Novosti 07 Apr 2007 -- A 29-year-old man died of bird flu in Indonesia, bringing the death toll to 74 and the official number of people infected with deadly virus to 94, a local health official said Saturday.
- DoD Announces Certification Of WMD-CST For District Of Columbia 06 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) notified Congress today that the Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) of the District of Columbia National Guard is now certified.
- Backgrounder: Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Resurging or Splintering? cfr.org 06 Apr 2007
- Army Guard Helicopters Primed for Southwest Border Duty Army News 06 Apr 2007 -- The first of three-dozen upgraded and overhauled OH-58 Kiowa helicopters are scheduled to arrive on the U.S. border with Mexico this month to boost the National Guard's support to the U.S. Border Patrol in Operation Jump Start.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 06 Apr 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 05 Apr 2007
- Boeing Successfully Tests First SBInet Mobile Sensor Tower Boeing 04 Apr 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has successfully tested the first Secure Border Initiative (SBI) integrated mobile sensor tower, a key element of the SBInet system's mobile component.
- SAIC Signs Contract Modification Enabling Completion of the Security System for Greek Government SAIC 04 Apr 2007 -- SAIC (NYSE: SAI) announced it has executed a modification to its contract to deliver a state-of-the-art security system for the Greek government. The security system, known as Command, Control, Communications, Coordination and Integration (C4I), was begun in advance of the 2004 Summer Olympics and deployed during the Games. It is composed of sensors, communications, and command and control software.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 04 Apr 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 03 Apr 2007
- EGYPT: Bird flu cases hit 32 IRIN 02 Apr 2007 -- The number of people to test positive for the bird flu virus in Egypt has risen to 32, health officials confirmed on Monday.
- Egypt, China Report New Human Cases of Avian Influenza Washington File 02 Apr 2007 -- Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population and China's Ministry of Health have reported on new verified infections in their countries, bringing the total number of human cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza to 288, with 170 deaths.
- Top US Court Declines to Hear Guantanamo Prisoners' Appeal VOA 02 Apr 2007 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of Guantanamo prisoners who want the right to challenge their detention in U.S. federal courts.
- Report: US Intelligence Says New Generation of Al Qaida Leadership Emerging VOA 02 Apr 2007 -- A published report says the United States is aware that a new generation of al-Qaida leadership under Osama bin Laden is emerging in Pakistan's tribal areas.
- Terrorism on Agenda at South Asian Summit VOA 02 Apr 2007 -- India is calling for action to be taken against terrorism by its fellow members in a South Asian regional group
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 02 Apr 2007
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