More on Zarqawi and The Canada Connection
The gentlemen from The Counterterrorism Blog have oustanding coverage of the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi that ThreatsWatch readers should visit if not read already.
Also, Dan Darling sends a note pointing to the connection between the Canadian terror suspects and al-Zarqawi's AQIZ network via European al-Qaeda leaders.
The arrest of 17 suspects, many of them teenagers, picked up in Mississauga and across the GTA during a counter-terrorism sweep on the weekend, is said to be the latest stage in dismantling a terrorist network that's linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
For nine months, Operation Mazhar's police and intelligence agents in eight countries have monitored emails and intercepted phone calls, leading so far to the arrest of 30 men.
Most of these suspects have never met. They were recruited and schooled making bombs via the Internet, authorities say. Zarqawi's outfit passes on bomb-making manuals, advice on how to sustain terror cells and even ways to use credit card fraud to hack into vital Internet sites. ...
...The first arrests came in a Sarajevo apartment in October when Bosnian police picked up 18-year-old Mirsad Bektasevic.
Along with him was a 20-year-old Danish-born man and, police say, explosives and a suicide belt. The suspected target was the British embassy in the Bosnian capital.
Two more men were picked up and all are now going to trial.