Anwar al-Awlaki

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 30th, 2012
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The notorious underwear bomber who tried to bring down a jumbo jet on Christmas Day had a dirty little secret – he’d been wearing the explosive skivvies for weeks. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wore them for three weeks to be exact, and it may have been the reason why he was unsuccessful in h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2012
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Con Coughlin Few outside Nigeria noticed the death of Mohammed Yusuf, a radical preacher, at the hands of the country’s famously brutal police almost three years ago. The only achievement of a man who had publicly insisted that the Earth was flat appeared to have been the creation of a quixotic Islam...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2012
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A Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up a commercial plane as a would-be suicide mission for al-Qaeda. His family quickly called on the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 14th, 2012
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A lawyer for the Nigerian man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a U.S. jumbo passenger jet on Christmas Day in 2009 urged a federal judge on Monday not to sentence him to spend the rest of his life in prison because it was cruel and unusual punishment. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2012
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Washington: Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki personally directed and approved the attempted bombing of a U S airliner which a Nigerian man tried to carry out on Christmas Day in 2009, according to new details released by federal prosecutors on Friday. Awlaki, who was a leader of the militant groupR...
By benim
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Oct 12th, 2011
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The court heard today dramatic details of how passengers screamed in terror at the young Nigerian accused of attempting to detonate a bomb in his underwear to bring down a jetliner. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tuckel described Umar Farouk Abdulmattab as an alleged al Qaeda member who calmly atte...
By benim
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Oct 10th, 2011
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President Obama’s secret memorandum authorising the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki was only legally valid if he could not be taken alive, it has emerged. The legal writ, issued by the Justice Department, tackled the issues surrounding the targeted killing of a U.S. citizen by the American governmen...
By benim
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May 7th, 2011
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Haunting and candid videos emerged of Osama bin Laden on Saturday, never-seen-before footage that provides clues into the psyche and stature of the world’s most wanted terrorist. Watch The Video HERE Intelligence officials on Saturday unveiled five different videos of bin Laden that were confis...
By benim
In News
Mar 24th, 2011
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An Al Qaeda operative behind the failed Christmas Day bombing chose to target Detroit because flights elsewhere were too expensive, it has emerged. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly smuggled a packet of explosives on board the Amsterdam-Detroit plane by sewing it into the crotch of his underpants. ...
By benim
In Europe
Mar 19th, 2011
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Plot linked to hardline Islamist terror cells in Yemen Fanatic: Computer expert Rajib Karim was – and is – ‘a committed jihadist’, according to the judge A British Airways computer expert was jailed for 30 years today for plotting to launch a 9/11-style terror attack from the ...