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Author: Shahar, Yael

Tracing Bin Laden’s Money – Easier Said Than Done

In the wake of the terror attacks of “Black Tuesday,” investigators are seeking to follow the “money trail” back to the perpetrators, hoping to learn who ultimately gave the order. While American officials would like to see a clear trail leading back to the legendary

Al-Qaida’s Asian Web

For months the Indonesian government has denied allegations that al-Qaida militants were setting up shop in the country. When Singapore’s investigation into a plot to bomb Western interests pointed to the involvement of Indonesian operatives, Indonesia refused even to entertain the possibility. Now, in the

Suicide Carbombing Blamed on Ansar al-Islam

On 22 March, an Australian cameraman on assignment for the Australian Broadcasting Corp. was killed in a suicide car bombing in northern Iraq. Officials of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said they believed the Ansar al-Islam group, linked to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network,

Sendero Luminoso: Insurgency resurgent?

After a long hiatus, the Peruvian Marxist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) appears to be staging a come-back. The organization carried out two violent attacks against military forces and civilians earlier this month. This was followed by an incursion into a mining camp which netted

Hizballah planned to attack U.S. and Israeli Ships in Singapore

Singapore’s security service recently revealed that the Lebanese Hizballah terrorist group had plotted to bomb American and Israeli ships at dock in Singapore. The city-state’s Internal Security Department (ISD) said that Hizballah operatives had recruited five Singaporean Muslims in the 1990’s, who were to assist

Islamic Radicals in the UK

Experts have long contended that the UK is a safe haven for radical Islamic terror networks, which exploit British freedoms to further their goals. Britain has in the past upheld the rights of individuals, including the right of radical individuals to orchestrate the eradication of