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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: November 2012

  • On 1 November, nine people were arrested for allegedly planning to set up a terrorist training camp in the northern Rif Mountains, Morocco.
  • On 6 November, a car bomb exploded at the entrance to an Iraqi army base in Taji, Iraq, killing 31 people and injuring 50 others.
  • On 12 November, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), a superior court in the UK, upheld Abu Qatada’s appeal against deportation from the UK to Jordan and released him on restrictive bail conditions.
  • On 14 November, senior Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari was killed in an IAF missile strike in the Gaza strip. The incident marked the start of Operation Pillar of Defence, which lasted until 21 November. During the operation the IDF targeted more than 1,500 terror sites across the Gaza Strip.
  • On 16 November, Raul Sanchez Fuentes Villota, 46, a suspected member of ETA was arrested in Liverpool, UK.
  • On 18 November, Mohamed Nuh Aden (Abu Hafsa) head of the assassination division for Al-Shabab Al Mujheden was arrested in in Galkayo, Somalia.
  • On 19 November, four men from California, USA were charged with plotting to kill Americans by joining Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • On 22 November, 23 people were killed and 62 injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • On 27 November, 29 people were killed and 126 wounded as a result of eight car bombings in Iraq.
  • On 28 November, two car bombs exploded simultaneously in Jaramana, an eastern suburb of Damascus, Syria killing 50 people and injuring 120 others.