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February 2005 Security News

  • GONZALES/TERRORISM VOA 28 Feb 2005 -- The top U.S. law enforcement official is warning Americans not to become complacent about the threat of terrorism. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made the comment in a speech in Washington
  • California to establish six homeland defense teams Army News 28 Feb 2005 -- California is taking homeland defense very seriously these days with plans to stand up six National Guard teams to help residents deal with weapons of mass destruction.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 28 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • Parents of Jailed Terrorism Suspect Angered by Access Rules VOA News 25 Feb 2005 -- The parents of a man charged with plotting to kill the president of the United States say the U.S. government is restricting their communications with their son.
  • Nicaragua Reaffirms Pledge to Destroy Anti-aircraft Missiles Washington File 25 Feb 2005 -- Nicaragua has reassured the United States that it will honor a commitment to destroy its own stock of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, says Rose Likins, the U.S. State Department's acting assistant secretary for political-military affairs.
  • KAZAKHSTAN'S PROSECUTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE BELIEVES A NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS TO BE TERRORIST RIA Novosti 25 Feb 2005 -- The Prosecutor-General's Office of Kazakhstan addressed the Supreme Court of the republic with a request to recognize a number of organizations as terrorist ones and to prohibit their activity on Kazakhstan's territory.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 25 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • US: Man Named in Bush Assassination Plot Poses 'Grave Danger' VOA News 24 Feb 2005 -- U.S. prosecutors say a man charged with supporting al-Qaida and plotting to kill President Bush should be kept in jail until his trial.
  • Bush, Putin Renew Commitment to Countering Terrorism AFPS 24 Feb 2005 -- President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed today to increase their cooperation in fighting terrorism, accelerating efforts to combat nuclear terrorism and cracking down on proliferation.
  • White House Issues 2005 National Drug Control Strategy Report Washington File 24 Feb 2005 -- The Bush administration is pursuing an aggressive three-pronged strategy to combat the problem of illegal drug use in the United States, says the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
  • RUSSIA, US SIGN AGREEMENT ON MANPADS RIA Novosti 24 Feb 2005 -- An agreement on stricter control over man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) has been signed at the Russian-US summit in Bratislava by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • RUSSIA, US TO PREVENT TERRORISTS FROM POSSESSING MANPADS RIA Novosti 24 Feb 2005 -- Russia and the United States will closely cooperate to prevent terrorists from possessing man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), said official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Yakovenko.
  • Joint Statement by President Bush and President Putin on Nuclear Security Cooperation The White House 24 Feb 2005
  • MUSHARRAF/TERRORISM VOA 24 Feb 2005 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says military forces have successfully eliminated terrorist bases linked to the al Qaida network and have captured more than seven hundred foreign militants linked to the group.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 24 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • 9/11 / MEDICAL EXAMINER VOA 23 Feb 2005 -- The office of New York City's medical examiner says it is stopping its efforts to identify victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Forensic specialists say they have no way of identifying remains for one-thousand 161 of the two-thousand 749 victims.
  • United States Seeks Continued Destruction of Nicaraguan Missiles Washington File 23 Feb 2005 -- A U.S. delegation is in Nicaragua to seek continued cooperation on that country's efforts to destroy its arsenal of shoulder-fired missiles, the State Department says.
  • PRESIDENTS PUTIN AND BUSH WILL DISCUSS ANTITERRORISM ISSUES IN BRATISLAVA RIA Novosti 23 Feb 2005 -- Antiterrorism and the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, will be central at the Bratislava meeting between Vladimir Putin and George Bush on February 24.
  • RUSSIA, U.S. WILL SIGN AGREEMENT ON STRICTER CONTROL OVER PORTABLE AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS RIA Novosti 23 Feb 2005 -- Sergei Prikhodko, the Russian president's aide, has said an agreement on stricter control over portable air defense systems will be signed at the Russian-American summit meeting in Bratislava.
  • INDONESIA TERRORISM VOA 23 Feb 2005 -- A new report on Islamic militant networks in Indonesia says the problem is unlikely ever to be fully conquered and warns that a number of would-be suicide bombers are still at large. However, the report says the groups can be contained, and that militants are unlikely to pose a long-term threat to the stability of Indonesia or the wider region.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 23 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • US / NICARAGUA MISSILES VOA 22 Feb 2005 -- The United States has sent a team of senior officials to Nicaragua for talks on that country's efforts to account for and dispose of its Sandinista-era arsenal of man-portable anti-aircraft missiles, the so-called MANPADS. The Managua government has promised to destroy its entire stockpile, but at least one such weapon recently was offered for sale on the black market.
  • Measures Abroad, Stateside Protect Against Terrorist Threat AFPS 22 Feb 2005 -- The Defense Department's first assistant secretary for homeland defense acknowledged he's surprised terrorists haven't launched another 9/11-type attack against the United States -- but is quick to say he's not calling it luck.
  • Pak private TV runs ad about Bin Laden, Zawahri IRNA 22 Feb 2005 -- A private television channel in Pakistan on Monday night telecast an ad showing head money for the arrest of Osama bin Laden and Aiman Zawahri.
  • U.S. Citizen Charged with Providing Support to al-Qaida Washington File 22 Feb 2005 -- The Department of Justice announced February 22 that it has obtained a six-count indictment from a federal grand jury charging U.S. citizen Ahmed Omar Abu Ali with providing material support and services to al-Qaida.
  • Troops Deal With Stress of Working 'Inside the Wire' AFPS 22 Feb 2005 -- Working "inside the wire" of the enemy combatant detention facility can lead to stress for the U.S. troops working here. But experts and leaders are working hard to help servicemembers deal with the unique conditions of working on this isolated island base.
  • US / TERROR SUSPECT VOA 22 Feb 2005 -- A U.S. citizen who spent time in Saudi Arabia has been accused of conspiring with the al-Qaida terrorist network and taking part in a plot to assassinate President Bush. A six-count indictment against the man was unsealed in a federal court outside Washington.
  • KENYA/TERRORISM VOA 22 Feb 2005 -- A French News Agency Tuesday reported that three terrorism suspects arrested in Kenya recently could have had links to the murder of a journalist in Somalia earlier this month. Two of the three suspects have been released.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 22 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • Gov't spokesman: Bin Laden not arrested by Iran IRNA 21 Feb 2005 -- Government spokesman Abdollah Ramezanzadeh dismissed the rumors that Iranian security agents have arrested Bin Laden and said such news were totally false and baseless.
  • Report: Millions Misspent on US Port Security VOA News 20 Feb 2005 -- A published report says an internal audit at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has found that funds to protect the nation's ports have been spent without sufficiently focusing on the most vulnerable facilities.
  • AUSTRALIA / ACEH TERROR ALERT VOA 19 Feb 2005 -- The Australian government says it has information that terrorists could attack foreign aid workers in the tsunami relief effort in Indonesia. Canberra is advising its citizens against travel to the region.
  • THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR--ENDURING 'CURRENTS OF HATRED' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 18 Feb 2005
  • Argentine Air Force Official Fired Over Drug Trafficking Scandal VOA News 18 Feb 2005 -- Argentina's President Nestor Kirchner has fired the head of the country's Air Force in response to alleged drug trafficking through a Buenos Aires airport.
  • Terrorism Threatens Latin America, Caribbean, says U.S. Official Washington File 18 Feb 2005 -- The United States and its partners in the Americas need to stay vigilant against the terrorist threat in Latin America and the Caribbean, says Asa Hutchinson, under secretary for border and transportation security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • U.S. Grand Jury Indicts 21 in Guatemalan Drug-Trafficking Case Washington File 18 Feb 2005 -- A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted 21 people for their alleged involvement in an organization that imported and distributed cocaine and heroin into the United States from Guatemala, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Guantanamo Detainees Receiving 'First-Rate' Medical Care AFPS 18 Feb 2005 -- In every case, enemy combatants held here receive medical care that is "as good as or better than anything we would offer our own soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines," the general in charge of the U.S. detention facility here said.
  • Navy Dentist Stays Busy at Guantanamo Bay Detainee Camp AFPS 18 Feb 2005 -- When Navy Lt. Jennifer Tharp started her current job, her greatest fear was that she'd get bitten. But so far, that fear has proved unfounded.
  • Coast Guard Protecting Shores, Waterways of Guantanamo Bay AFPS 18 Feb 2005 -- U.S. Coast Guardsmen are helping their Defense Department brethren by working to protect the coasts and waterways of this American military outpost in the Caribbean.
  • U.K.: Government Plans To Put Terrorist Suspects Under House Arrest Runs Into Opposition RFE/RL 18 Feb 2005 -- Britain is debating what to do about suspected terrorists. Nine are still being held in a high security prison without trial, but the country's highest court has decided they have to be either tried or released. The government says it would not be safe to release them, and it has proposed they should be kept in home detention in their own houses. However, the proposal -- known as "control orders" -- has encountered stiff opposition. An unlikely alliance of the opposition Conservative and Liberal parties, as well as police and intelligence chiefs and civil liberties groups has maintained -- in a rare agreement -- that they strongly object.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 18 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • RUMSFELD / TERRORISM VOA 17 Feb 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says the United States has been "fortunate" not to have had any terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001, and must keep up the pressure on terrorist groups. The secretary spoke during a second day of hearings by congressional committees on the Defense Department budget.
  • Automated System Helps Guantanamo Guards Track Detainees AFPS 17 Feb 2005 -- An automated system helps guards at the U.S. detention facility here keep track of terror war detainees and has cut down exponentially on paperwork.
  • U.S. Pledges $1.6 Million To Fight Terrorism in the Americas Washington File 17 Feb 2005 -- The United States has pledged an additional $1.6 million to strengthen and expand counterterrorism coordination in the Western Hemisphere, bringing the total U.S. contribution to that effort in the Americas to $5 million since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York and Washington.
  • BASHIR / TERROR TRIAL VOA 17 Feb 2005 -- Defense lawyers for Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir have presented closing arguments in his terrorism trial. The attorneys argued charges should be dropped for a lack of evidence.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 17 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • Al-Qaida Remains Grave Threat to United States, FBI and CIA Say Washington File 16 Feb 2005 -- The directors of the CIA and FBI told a Senate committee that the threat posed by international terrorism, and al-Qaida in particular, remains the gravest security threat facing the United States.
  • FOX-DRUG CARTELS VOA 16 Feb 2005 -- Mexican President Vicente Fox has called on his people to be calm following the discovery of twelve drug-related bullet ridden bodies along Mexico's border with the United States, Tuesday. The killings indicate the ongoing feud between rival Mexican drug cartels has again ignited
  • Detainees Living in Varied Conditions at Guantanamo AFPS 16 Feb 2005 -- The detainee population at the U.S. naval base here is a diverse group. The roughly 545 detainees hail from some 40 countries and speak at least 17 different languages.
  • Guatemalan-Colombian Heroin/Cocaine Cartel Dismantled Washington File 16 Feb 2005 -- A large-scale heroin and cocaine trafficking ring that typically shipped multikilogram amounts of Colombian heroin hidden in car batteries from Guatemala to Mexico and the United States is out of business, says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
  • Treasury Targets Trade Abuse That Finances Terrorists Washington File 16 Feb 2005 -- International authorities should be turning more attention to fighting trade abuses through which terrorists finance their operations, a U.S. Treasury official says.
  • More states see need to work with Security Council's Al-Qaida sanctions committee, panel says UN News Centre 16 Feb 2005 -- Because many countries around the world faced the problem of terrorism, they were now more aware of the need to cooperate with the United Nations Security Council committee responsible for the implementation of sanctions against Al-Qaida, the Taliban and their associates, according to the head of an expert panel monitoring the measures' effectiveness.
  • IRAN / TERRORISM VOA 16 Feb 2005 -- Experts and other witnesses appearing before a congressional committee say Iran continues to support terrorist groups and is encouraging instability in Iraq. A hearing (Wednesday) also included emotional testimony by individuals affected by Iranian-backed terrorism.
  • CONGRESS / INTEL / AFRICA VOA 16 Feb 2005 -- U.S. intelligence officials say political instability in Africa is posing a challenge to the fight against terrorism. They made their comments at Senate hearings Wednesday.
  • NINE-11 REFORMS VOA 16 Feb 2005 -- The United States has taken major steps to protect itself from terrorism in the three and one-half years since the September 11th, 2001 attacks. But policy makers and experts are urging the Bush administration and the Congress to do more.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 16 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY CHAIRMAN OF SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA SANCTIONS COMMITTEE United Nations 15 Feb 2005
  • Congressional Report, February 15: Senate Confirms Chertoff Washington File 15 Feb 2005 -- The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the nomination of Michael Chertoff to become secretary of homeland security.
  • CONGRESS / CHERTOFF VOA 15 Feb 2005 -- The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Judge Michael Chertoff as Secretary of Homeland Security.
  • United States Designates Muhsin al-Fadhli as Terrorist Washington File 15 Feb 2005 -- The U.S. Treasury Department has designated Kuwaiti national Muhsin al-Fadhli as a supporter of terrorism for his activities in connection with al-Qaida and with the Iraqi-based terrorist network of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
  • "Money Runner" for Mexican Drug Cartel Arrested by U.S. Agents Washington File 15 Feb 2005 -- U.S. agents aboard a cruise ship in Los Angeles have arrested a Mexican fugitive long wanted in a "historic" money-laundering investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced February 11.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 15 Feb 2005 [PDF]
  • Gonzales Becomes First Hispanic Attorney General Washington File 14 Feb 2005 -- Alberto Gonzaleswas sworn in as the 80th Attorney General of the United States on February 14. The former White House counsel is the first Hispanic to hold the position.
  • Medical Personnel Didn't Commit Widespread Detainee Abuse, Say Officials AFPS 11 Feb 2005 -- Senior DoD officials told reporters Feb. 9 they reject media allegations that military doctors, nurses and medics participated in widespread abuse of detainees held at U.S. detention faculties at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • TERROR LAWYER GUILTY VOA 10 Feb 2005 -- A New York jury has found civil rights lawyer Lynn Stewart guilty of smuggling messages from her imprisoned client Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman to his followers.
  • New UN-sponsored maritime ID enters into force to fight terrorism UN News Centre 10 Feb 2005 -- In an effort to pre-empt terrorism on the high seas and in the world's ports, a new and more rigorous United Nations-sponsored biometric identity verification system that could potentially affect 1.2 million maritime workers handling 90 per cent of global trade has entered into force.
  • U.S. Outlines Goals for Inter-American Anti-Terrorism Session Washington File 10 Feb 2005 -- The fifth session of the Organization of American States' (OAS) Inter-American Conference on Terrorism (CICTE) will provide an opportunity for Western Hemisphere nations to discuss issues such as the importance of document security, enhanced aviation security efforts, and the link between terrorism and transnational crime, according to Asa Hutchinson, under secretary for border and transportation security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • EUROPEAN ANTITERRORISM CONVENTION MAY BE SIGNED IN MAY RIA Novosti 10 Feb 2005 -- It is possible that the antiterrorism convention will be signed during the summit meeting in May," Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, told RIA Novosti in a telephone interview in the run-up to his visit to Russia.
  • US - TERRORISM VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- A top Department of Homeland Security official says the United States has made great progress as it secures its borders from terrorists and others seeking illegal entry. But information sharing among countries is also key to national security. Mr. Hutchinson made his remarks in Washington Wednesday as he prepares to lead a delegation to Trinidad and Tobago next week for a two-day hemispheric conference (Feb. 16 - 18) on terrorism.
  • FOX / SECURITY VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- Mexican President Vicente Fox is deciding how best to change and strengthen his security forces and bodyguard protection, following the arrest of one of his senior staff members, who is accused of leaking his travel itinerary to a drug cartel.
  • Senate Panel Approves Chertoff Nomination for Homeland Security Washington FIle 08 Feb 2005 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved President Bush's nominee for secretary of homeland security.
  • INDONESIA/BASHIR TERROR VOA 08 Feb 2005 -- Indonesian prosecutors Tuesday asked for an eight-year jail sentence for a controversial Muslim cleric accused of having a role in a series of deadly bombings in the country over the past several years.
  • RUSSIA, UNITED STATES TO STEP UP MANPADS CONTROL RIA Novosti 08 Feb 2005 -- Russia and the United States are going to sign an intergovernmental agreement on stepping up control over man-portable air defense missile systems (MANPADS), Colonel-General Anatoly Mazurkevich, chief of the Main Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Defense Ministry, told the media.
  • GUANTANAMO ABUSE VOA 07 Feb 2005 -- A lawyer for 11 Kuwaitis being held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says they were subject to torture and abuse shortly after their capture by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Bush Budget Seeks More Funds to Meet Global Terrorist Threat Washington File 07 Feb 2005 -- The Bush administration proposes to raise defense spending by 4.8 percent and homeland security funding by 8 percent in fiscal 2006 to protect the nation from the global terrorist threat.
  • GONZALES/TERRORISM VOA 04 Feb 2005 -- The new U.S. attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, said Friday that combating terrorism remains the top priority for the Justice Department. He spoke one day after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, despite opposition from most Democrats.
  • UN rights experts raise 'serious concerns' over detainees at US naval base UN News Centre 04 Feb 2005 -- United Nations human rights experts today expressed "serious concerns" over detainees held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by the United States on grounds of terrorism, including "the need to objectively assess" allegations of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in relation to methods of interrogation.
  • Congressional Report, February 4: Chertoff Nomination Washington File 04 Feb 2005 -- President Bush's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security says he would balance protecting the United States with protecting civil liberties and individual privacy.
  • Middle East: Saudi Arabia Hosts International Antiterror Conference RFE/RL 04 Feb 2005 -- Nearly 50 countries will take part in a four-day international conference on the war on terrorism starting tomorrow in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Officials from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Ukraine, and several other European countries are expected to attend the conference. Representatives from the United States and Iran -- which Washington has called a state sponsor of terrorism -- are also scheduled to attend.
  • TERRORISTS' PLANS FOR BESLAN RIA Novosti 04 Feb 2005 -- The terrorists who seized a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, on September 1-3 had not intended to enter into talks with authorities.
  • CONGRESS / ATTORNEY GENERAL VOA 03 Feb 2005 -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed White House lawyer Alberto Gonzales to be the first Hispanic attorney general. The vote came despite Democrats' criticism that Judge Gonzales played a key role in shaping a policy that they say led to the abuse of foreign detainees.
  • Senate Votes to Confirm Gonzales as Attorney General Washington File 03 Feb 2005 -- The Senate on February 3 voted 60 to 36 to confirm White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales as the new attorney general of the United States.
  • United States Asks Mexico To Extradite Accused Drug Kingpin Washington File 03 Feb 2005 -- U.S. law enforcement officials are seeking the extradition to the United States of a Mexican fugitive accused of being the financial manager for a drug cartel based in Mexico's city of Juarez, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced.
  • U.S. INTENTION TO CONTINUE ANTI-TERRORISM FIGHT SUITS RUSSIA RIA Novosti 03 Feb 2005 -- The U.S. foreign policy priorities voiced by President George Bush in his State of the Union Address indicate further constructive cooperation between Russia and the U.S. in the fight against international terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Konstantin Kosachov, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs, opined in response to the address delivered by the U.S. president.
  • MOSCOW: PREEMPTIVE STRIKES ON TERRORIST BASES COMPLY WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW RIA Novosti 03 Feb 2005 -- Any possible Russian preemptive strikes on terrorist bases will not run counter to international law, the Foreign Ministry comment received by RIA Novosti on Thursday reads.
  • CONGRESS-HOMELAND SECURITY VOA 02 Feb 2005 --President Bush's choice to run the Homeland Security Department says he is committed to balancing security and civil liberties. Federal Judge Michael Chertoff appeared before a Senate committee as part of his confirmation process.
  • RUSSIA, US SEARCHING FOR ROOT CAUSES OF TERRORISM RIA Novosti 02 Feb 2005 -- Both Russia and the United States deem it important to expose the root causes of terrorism and its ties with different forms of worldwide religious extremism, Valentin Sobolev, Deputy Secretary of Russia's National Security Council, told RIA Novosti.
  • ACTIVISTS OF OUTLAWED ISLAMIC EXTREMIST PARTY HIZB UT-TAHRIR ARRESTED IN TAJIKISTAN RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2005 -- Two active members of outlawed religious extremist party Hizb ut-Tahrir have been arrested in the Sogdiisk region in the north of Tajikistan.
  • CIS COUNTRIES COMBATING TERRORISM RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2005 -- The Council of Interior Ministers of CIS Member Countries has approved a plan of comprehensive measures to combat terrorism in 2005.
  • COUNTERING CYBER CRIME RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2005 -- A recent operation conducted by the Russian Interior Ministry's bureau for special technological investigation ended in "the case of the bogus brides."
  • PENTAGON / DETAINEES VOA 01 Feb 2005 -- A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that the government must allow alleged terrorists and Al-Qaida members detained at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay to fight their detention through the U.S. civilian justice system, with all the rights and protections it provides. The judge said special military review boards set up by the Defense Department are not sufficient. The ruling contradicts a decision by another federal judge two weeks ago, and higher courts will have to rule on the discrepancy. But the ruling has re-ignited the controversy over how to treat the detainees, whose fate has been an international issue.
  • Military Tribunals a Denial of Detainees' Rights, Judge Rules Washingon File 01 Feb 2005 -- A U.S. federal district judge ruled on January 31 that the special military tribunals used to determine the legal status of detainees at the U.S. Naval Base in Guántanamo Bay are illegal.
  • Mexico Extradites Drug Suspect to Face Trial in United States Washingon File 01 Feb 2005 -- The head of a criminal drug organization in Mexico who is accused of killing a U.S. law enforcement agent in 1994 has been extradited by Mexico to the United States, announced the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
  • Terrorist Financing an "Evolving" Threat, Says Treasury Official Washingon File 01 Feb 2005 -- Terrorist financiers are constantly adapting to international anti-crime efforts and finding new ways to bankroll their activities, U.S. Assistant Treasury Secretary Juan Zarate says.
  • INDONESIA/BASHIR TERROR TRIAL VOA 01 Feb 2005 -- An extremist Islamic preacher being tried in Indonesia on charges of leading one of Southeast Asia's most violent terrorist groups has used his defense statement to condemn attacks linked to the group. Abu Bakar Bashir is accused of involvement in two bloody bomb attacks in Indonesia.



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