Friday, October 16, 2009

Wire: Turkey Nabs 50 Suspected al-Qaida-Linked Militants

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

Group planned attacks against U.S. targets -- may have trained in Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2009 -- Newswire services today reported that Turkish police have detained at least 50 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in raids across nine provinces.

Local media say the militants, thought to be members of a group (the Islamic Jihad League) tied to al-Qaida, were planning attacks against U.S., Israeli and NATO targets in Turkey.

VOA News noted that local media reports say the suspects may have had contact with al-Qaida's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, and may have been trained in Afghanistan.

Turkey's Hurriyet daily says police Thursday seized an unlicensed gun, documents, compact discs and laptops during a search of homes and offices of suspected al-Qaida members in the eastern province of Van.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that cuts the number of Obama's 100 al-Qaida in Afghanistan (AQA as opposed to AQI) down to 50.

Pack `em up, we can high tail out of there right now.

7:20 PM EDT  

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