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Σάββατο, Ιανουαρίου 17, 2015

Greece arrests four over foiled Belgium terror attacks

At least four people were arrested in Athens on Saturday (Jan 17) as part of a probe into an extremist cell that was dismantled in Belgium this week before it could carry out any attacks, a Greek police source said.
Greece's anti-terror police were seeking to determine whether those arrested included Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the 27-year-old suspected mastermind of the cell who according to media reports may have been planning the foiled attacks from Greece.

The arrests took place in the Pangrati district of the Greek capital in the middle of the day, the source said. Several mobile phones were also seized.

European nations have arrested dozens of Islamist suspects in the wake of the Belgian anti-terror raids, during which two suspects were killed.

Belgium said the cell was planning to kill police officers.

Abaaoud, a Belgian of Moroccan descent, is a notorious extremist who spent time in Syria. His alleged involvement comes at a time of heightened fears in Europe about the threat posed by young Europeans returning home after fighting alongside extremist groups in the Middle East.

Παρασκευή, Οκτωβρίου 31, 2014

UN Report: Thousands of Foreign Fighters Joining Extremist Groups

According to a U.N. report, an estimated 15,000 fighters from around the world have left their homes to join extremist groups operating in Iraq and Syria. It adds that actual numbers could be even higher...

The report, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council by a panel that monitors al Qaeda and the Taliban, states that foreign fighters are joining the Islamic State and other extremist groups on "an unprecedented scale." They are coming mainly from the Middle East, Western Europe and North Africa, although there are also some Asians and a smaller number of Americans.
The report warns that if radicalization of foreign fighters continues when they return to their homes or even third states, the threat of extremist violence "could swiftly increase in areas as diverse as Europe, the Maghreb, Asia and Africa."

The numbers of fighters are now many times the numbers of all foreign extremist fighters from the previous decade, and growing, the U.N. says.

Nationals or residents from more than 80 countries have joined these extremist groups. The report does not list the specific countries.

The U.N. states that in 2014, the foreign fighters included networks of ethnic Chechens — as well as individuals from France, Russia, Britain and Northern Ireland operating together.

Many of the senior commanders of al Qaeda and the Islamic State are now veterans of other conflicts — bringing a range of skills, capabilities and social networks "that enhance the terrorist threat," the report says.

The United Nations in September adopted a resolution compelling countries to work to prevent their citizens from traveling to join terrorist organizations.
Sharon Behn
  [voanews.com]
31/10/14
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Παρασκευή, Οκτωβρίου 17, 2014

Israeli ministers denounce Kerry remarks on conflict

Two senior Israeli government ministers lashed out at US Secretary of State John Kerry on Oct. 17 over remarks he made linking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the growth of Islamic extremism.
     
"I respect John Kerry and his efforts but he keeps breaking new records in lack of understanding of our region and the essence of our disputes," Communications Minister Gilad Erdan said in an interview with Israeli public radio.

     
"I think that this time it is really a new record," he said.
     
Kerry, just back from a visit to Egypt for a multilateral conference on the reconstruction of Gaza, said on Thursday that in conversations he had heard that the unresolved Israel-Palestinian conflict was fuelling recruitment for the Islamic State jihadist group.
     
"There wasn't a leader I met with in the region who didn't raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation," Kerry said.
     
"People need to understand the connection of that. And it has something to do with humiliation and denial and absence of dignity," he added.
     
Erdan, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party who holds a seat on the prestigious security cabinet, mocked the idea that building in West Bank settlements, such as Maaleh Adumim, near Jerusalem, was fanning the flames of jihad.
     
"'Absence of dignity', is that what's causing the rise of Islamic State?" he asked.
     
"Two hundred thousand people murdered in Syria, British and Americans whose heads are being cut off ... is all this because of settlement in Maaleh Adumim?"      

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, who leads the far-right Jewish Home party and also is in the security cabinet, said that the world sought to make Israel a scapegoat for its troubles.
     
"Even when a British Muslim beheads a British Christian there will always be someone who blames the Jews," he wrote on Twitter, alluding to the killings of two British aid workers -- recorded in videos posted online -- by a jihadist with an English accent.
     
Kerry has taken flak from Israel before, most recently in July during the military campaign in Gaza when anonymous officials hit out at Kerry's truce proposal, calling it "a strategic terrorist attack".
     
The US State Department called the allegations "offensive and absurd."  

[hurriyetdailynews.com]
17/10/14

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