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  • Accused NYC attacker is 4th terror suspect with Uzbekistan links in 2017

    11/01/2017 1:09:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 1, 2017 | By HALEY JOELLE OTT
    The president of Uzbekistan on Wednesday offered his country's assistance in investigating the deadly terror attack in the lower Manhattan area of New York City. The suspect in the attack was identified as an Uzbek national, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, but the country has been linked to at least three other terrorist incidents over the last year. In April, Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov drove a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm, Sweden, killing five people. Earlier that same month, Akbarzhon Jalilov, a Russian citizen who was born in Kyrgyzstan...
  • Details of the history of inner Eurasia revealed by new study

    04/29/2019 7:45:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, April 29, 2019 | Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
    An international team of researchers... In a study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution... found that the indigenous populations of inner Eurasia are very diverse in their genes, culture and languages, but divide into three groups that stretch across the area in east-west geographic bands... This vast area can also be divided into several distinct ecological regions that stretch in largely east-west bands across Inner Eurasia, consisting of the deserts at the southern edge of the region, the steppe in the central part, taiga forests further north, and tundra towards the Arctic region. The subsistence strategies used by indigenous groups...
  • SCTV Reunion for Show that Would Now Face PC Problems

    05/28/2018 12:57:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 72 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 28, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Uzbeks! If you are a fan of perhaps the best comedy show on television, SCTV, you probably already have a smile on your face. Uzbeks were part of the hilarious SCTV universe from Canada that would be considered taboo today in our overly PC culture because they were parodied as being a drunken, shiftless people. Back when SCTV was broadcast during the years 1976 to 1984 the references to Uzbeks caused not a whiff of protest which says something about how times have changed.David Menzies of Rebel Media in Canada explains why SCTV was so popular and, sadly, why many of...
  • Bin Laden’s deputy behind the Red Mosque bloodbath

    07/14/2007 7:10:32 PM PDT · by Dog · 42 replies · 1,565+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | July 15 2007 | Dean Nelson, Islamabad and Ghulam Hasnain
    AL-QAEDA’S leadership secretly directed the Islamic militants whose armed revolt at the Red Mosque in Islamabad ended last week with more than 100 deaths after it was stormed by the Pakistan army. According to senior intelligence officials, the troops who finally took control discovered letters from Osama Bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. They were written to Abdul Rashid Ghazi and Abdul Aziz, the brothers who ran the mosque and adjacent madrasah. Government sources said up to 18 foreign fighters � including Uzbeks, Egyptians and several Afghans � had arrived weeks before the final shootout and set up firing ranges to...
  • Warden Message: Afghanistan Travel Concerns: Kabul to Logar Province

    10/01/2009 1:47:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 373+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | September 29, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Warden Message: Afghanistan Travel Concerns: Kabul to Logar Province CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS South / Central Asia - Afghanistan 29 Sep 2009 U.S. Embassy Kabul issued the following Warden Message September 29, 2009: The U.S. Embassy has received information that, as of late September 2009, Taliban members in Logar Province, Afghanistan, were planning on an unspecified date to ambush and capture unidentified Americans who routinely travel between Kabul City and Logar Province. The Taliban reportedly intend to follow the Americans’ vehicle from Kabul and stop the car en route. The U.S. Embassy urges Americans...
  • Seven Smuggled Forged 'Eye Scan Pass" Seals Into UAE

    05/19/2013 11:24:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    EMIRATES247.com ^ | May 19, 2013 | by Eman Al Baik
    "Seven smuggled forged 'eye scan pass' seals into UAE Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, brought 60 seals through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports" SNIPPET: "Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, allegedly smuggled 60 forged eye scan seals into the UAE through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports and used them, the Dubai Criminal Court heard."

 SNIPPET: "We also confiscated in his car some forged stamps. He confessed to getting the stamps from MJA who in turn had got them from MYY,” he testified. 

Searching his two flats in Al Nahda area, police confiscated ten other eye scan pass seals in addition to...
  • India wary as Turkey set to broker Afghanistan-Taliban peace

    01/06/2013 12:32:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Times of India ^ | January 6, 2013 | Indrani BagchiIndrani Bagchi
    Turkey is emerging as the new player in the unfolding Afghanistan peace process. As Afghanistan and Pakistan work on a peace roadmap, with the active assistance and blessings of London and Washington, Turkey has stepped in, even offering to host senior Taliban leaders released by Pakistan for reconciliation talks with the Afghan government. Although India is not part of the deal, India will be deeply affected by the outcome of whatever political process is implemented in Afghanistan. And with a strong presence on the ground in Afghanistan, India will be keen to ensure its own red lines about the accommodation...
  • A Russian Made Disaster in Kyrgyzstan

    06/15/2010 7:23:39 AM PDT · by walford · 18 replies · 542+ views
    Before It's News ^ | June 13, 2010 | Sultan Knish
    The violence unleashed in Kyrgyzstan is being spun as ethnic rioting. The reality is a good deal more complex, and the blame can be laid directly at Russia's door. Russia's coup against the Bakiyev government which took power in the Tulip Revolution leveraged Uzbek separatists in the Osh Province to suppress Kyrgiz nationalist supporters of Bakiyev. Russia had been trying for a while to force out Manas Air Base, a US air force base that serves as a vital link to US forces in Afghanistan. Russia tolerated Bakiyev, so long as he was against the US base. But once Bakiyev...
  • US drone strike kills 10 ‘Haqqani’ militants in Waziristan

    02/08/2012 4:41:55 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    Dawn ^ | 8 feb 2012 | Wire
    MIRAMSHAH: A US drone attack targeting a militant compound killed 10 insurgents in a troubled Pakistani tribal region on Wednesday, security officials said. Moreover, a BBC Urdu report quoted local authorities as saying that those killed in the strike were militants from the Haqqani network. Two missiles hit the compound located in Tappi, 10 kilometres southeast of Miramshah, the main town in volatile North Waziristan near the Afghan border, a military official in Peshawar said. “The attack triggered fire in the compound and 10 militants were killed,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised...
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Detains Haqqani Leader

    08/04/2011 2:29:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 4, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani network leader yesterday during a security operation in the Sperah district of Afghanistan’s Khost province, military officials reported. The detained leader was responsible for directing more than 250 fighters, including Uzbek foreign fighters, in attacks against Afghan government officials and soldiers. He also planned and coordinated several attacks on the Sperah District Center. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Baghlan-e Jadid district of Baghlan province, an Afghan and coalition force detained a Taliban facilitator and an associate. The detained facilitator is linked...
  • Travel Alert [Europe]

    10/03/2010 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Travel Alert U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs Europe October 3, 2010 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions. Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation...
  • U.S. missile strike kills 12 militants in Pakistan

    08/14/2010 8:42:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 8/14/2010
    A pilotless U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan, an al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary on the Afghan border, killing at least 12 militants on Saturday, intelligence officials said. The United States has intensified missile strikes by drone aircraft in Pakistan's lawless Pashtun tribal lands in an effort to curb violence in Afghanistan, much of which U.S. officials say comes from militant sanctuaries on the Pakistani side. Most of the missile attacks this year were carried out on militant targets in North Waziristan region. In the latest strike, the missiles hit a house used by militants as a...
  • Covert Radio: Looking at Central Asia Threats

    02/21/2010 7:42:04 AM PST · by RadioCirca1970 · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Covert Radio Show ^ | 02/21/10 | Brett Winterble
    Richard Holbrooke in a visit to Central Asia is warning that AQ is seeking to take on Central Asia. The Daily Times of Pakistan reports that, the West is worried about risks to stability in the vast Muslim region, dominated by authoritarian but secular governments. Analysts believe terrorism could spread into the heart of Central Asia from nearby Afghanistan. The region’s main militant group, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), wants to topple the secular government and establish strict Islamic rule.
  • Arm Afghan Tribes, Experts Say

    11/08/2009 9:19:43 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 612+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | October 30,2009 | Greg Grant
    A number of experts think the U.S. should abandon its “top down” strategy of building an Afghan national army and should switch to arming and paying local tribes to fight the Taliban. Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, appearing Thursday at a Capitol Hill conference sponsored by RAND, said he closely examined former Soviet counterinsurgencies in Poland and the Ukraine. In both cases, the Soviets successfully levered small, locally recruited militia forces to successfully battle numerically superior anti-regime insurgents. He warned of the perils of trying to police xenophobic Tajiks, Uzbeks and Pahstuns with an Afghan national army. A better...
  • US jihadi: North Waziristan 'bustling' with 'Foreign Mujahideen'

    11/03/2009 10:50:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 704+ views
    Long War Journal - Threat Matrix ^ | October 27, 2009 8:43 PM | Bill Roggio
    Here is an interesting tidbit of information from the charge sheet against David Coleman Headley, the US jihadi indicted for plotting attacks in Denmark. Headley traveled to North Waziristan and afterward offered his view on the number of al Qaeda and other foreign jihadis in the tribal agencies' largest towns (in response to a think tank survey that said a significant number of people in the northwest approved of the Predator attacks against al Qaeda):
  • Pakistan takes Taliban stronghold (the town of Kaniguram in South Waziristan)

    11/02/2009 12:43:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 666+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/2/09 | BBC
    Pakistani forces say they have seized control of the town of Kaniguram in South Waziristan, one of the Taliban's key regional strongholds. The army said it had full control of the town, the latest capture in an offensive against militants that began in South Waziristan on 17 October. The offensive has sparked a string of suicide bomb attacks. About 35 people were killed in an attack in Rawalpindi and seven were injured on the outskirts of Lahore. Rewards offered Military spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas, in the capital Islamabad, said that the Kaniguram area had been "completely cleared of terrorists"....
  • Hundreds of foreign militants (mostly Uzbeks, some Chechen and Arabs) on run: Pakistan army

    11/01/2009 5:01:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,003+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/1/09 | AFP
    SHERWANGI, Pakistan (AFP) – Hundreds of foreign fighters were on the run in this battle-scarred region near Afghanistan Sunday, the military said, pressing a major offensive into a third week. Between 600 and 800 foreign militants had been in around Kanigurram town but their resistance was broken by heavy bombing from jet fighters, helicopters and artillery, Brigadier Mohammad Ihsan told reporters on a visit to the normally closed conflict area. Commanders have described Kanigurram as a major Tehreek-e-Taliban "operational centre" and base for Uzbek fighters. "They are on the run," Ihsan said. The foreigners were mostly Uzbeks but also Chechens...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 246 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • Suspected U.S. missile strike kills 5 in Pakistan

    09/07/2009 11:54:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/09 | Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles into a hideout of Taliban militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Monday, killing five militants, intelligence officials and residents said. The attack took place near Mir Ali town, a major sanctuary for militants linked to al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal lands on the Afghan border. "The militants have cordoned off the area and no one is allowed to go to the site of the attack," a resident, who did not want to be identified, told Reuters by telephone. An intelligence official said a fortress-like house...
  • Are the Uzbeks Going Global?

    06/19/2009 11:09:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 393+ views
    JIHADICA.com ^ | June 17th, 2009 | Einar Wigen
    SNIPPET: "The Turkic peoples have until now played a fairly peripheral role in global jihadism. They have not attracted much academic attention, and apart from the 2003 Istanbul bombings and the 2008 American Consulate attacks, operations carried out by Turkics have gained little attention. The Waziristan-based group Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) seems to be trying to change this (as Jihadica has suggested before). The IJU broke off from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in 2001, and went for a while under the name Islamic Jihad Group. When the name changed in 2005, the group also assumed a new strategy, one...