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“Mitten in der Hauptstadt Kabul…” – Deutscher Dschihadist übernimmt Verantwortung für Kabul-Anschlag

von Florian Flade

Mounir C. (“Abu Adam”)

Der deutsche Dschihadist Mounir C. hat im Namen der “Islamischen Bewegung Usbekistan” (IBU) die Verantwortung für den Anschlag von Kabul Ende Oktober übernommen, bei dem 13 NATO-Soldaten ums Leben kamen. Dies geht aus einer knapp 15-minütigen Audiobotschaft hervor, die am Montag auf dschihadistischen Internetseiten veröffentlicht wurde

Mounir C. alias “Abu Adam” erklärt in der Tonbandbotschaft, die anlässlich des muslimischen Opferfestes Eid ul-Adha veröffentlicht wurde, dass ein Mitglied der IBU den Selbstmordanschlag in Kabul beging.

“Am 29.Oktober machte sich einer unserer Istischhadi (Selbstmordattentäter) auf den Weg, um seinen Herren zu treffen”, prahlt der deutsche Islamist Mounir C., “Er opferte sein Leben um die Ummah zu beleben. Mitten in der Hauptstadt Kabul gelang es ihm mit Allahs Hilfe und Beistand 25 Soldaten der Besatzungsmächte, die niemand eingeladen hat, ein Ende zu setzen.”

In der afghanischen Hauptstadt Kabul hatte am 29.Oktober ein Selbstmordattentäter mit einem sprengstoffbeladenen Auto einen NATO-Militärbus gerammt und 13 US-Soldaten sowie vier Afghanen getötet. Die afghanischen Taliban hatten die Verantwortung für das Attentat übernommen.

Nun behauptet der aus Bonn stammende Mounir C., die “Islamische Bewegung Usbekistans” (IBU) sei für den schweren Terroranschlag verantwortlich. “Die Nachricht ging um die ganze Welt und erreichte unachtsame Herzen”, sagt der deutsche Dschihadist in seiner Audiobotschaft, “sie erreichte ungläubige Herzen und nährte den Schrecken.”

Wenige Tage vor dem Anschlag, am 28.Oktober, so berichtet Mounir C., hätten zwei US-Drohnenangriffen im pakistanisch-afghanischen Grenzgebiet mehr als zwei Dutzend islamistische Kämpfer getötet. “Am 28.10.2011 mussten wir selber hier in Waziristan 25 Mudschaheddin begraben”, erklärt der deutsche Islamist.

Mounir C. und sein Bruder Yassin C. sind Mitglieder der Gruppierung “Islamische Bewegung Usbekistans” (IBU), die sowohl im pakistanischen Stammesgebiet Waziristan als auch in einigen afghanischen Provinzen operiert. Der IBU schlossen sich in den vergangenen Jahren mehrere deutsche Islamisten an, von denen einige bei Kämpfen, Drohnenangriffen und Selbstmordanschlägen starben.

Ob das Attentat von Kabul auch von einem deutschen IBU-Kämpfer verübt wurde, ist nicht bekannt. Überhaupt lässt sich eine IBU-Täterschaft für einen der schwersten Anschläge auf NATO-Truppen in Afghanistan, aktuell nicht überprüfen. Ohne Frage wäre die Gruppierung trotz der Verluste in der Kommando-Ebene – insbesondere in den nord-afghanischen Provinzen – weiterhin zu derartigen Anschlägen auch in Kabul fähig.

Am wahrscheinlichsten dürfte die Version sein, dass es sich bei dem Attentäter um einen von der IBU ausgebildeten Afghanen oder Usbeken handelt, der dann unter dem Kommando und der Anleitung lokaler Taliban-Kräfte auf seine Tat vorbereitet wurde.

Taliban Claim Arrest of “Canadian Spy”

by Florian Flade

The Afghan Taliban claim to have captured a Canadian national in Southern Afghanistan, accusing him of being a “spy”. The 29 year-old man allegedly named Colin Rutherford is said to be resident of Toronto and was kidnapped by the Taliban insurgents in Ghazni Province, the Islamists claim.

According to the Taliban they have obtained documents and photographs which proof the Canadian was on a spying mission. A Taliban Spokesman said, those holding the Canadian have been contacted by Canadian officials, talks about the release of the accused spy were not successful yet. A video of the kidnapped man will be released soon, the Taliban states.

Even if there is no proof of the kidnapping claim, there are credible reports of a Canadian citizen who went missing in Ghazni several weeks ago. One of the sources of this information is allegedly the governor of Ghazni himself.

Meanwhile the Canadian government confirmed a Canadian citizen went missing in Afghanistan. Mr.Rutherford was travelling the country as a tourist. A recent graduate of University of Toronto, the 29-year old Canadian has traveled to the region a few times. In 2009 he traveled to Pakistan, stayed in Islamabad for three weeks and then traveled to the Kashmir region. Rutherford allegedly also traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, October – November 2010.


German National Haddid N. Released From Bagram

by Florian Flade


Zainulabuddin “Haddid” N., the 23year-old Frankfurt University student arrested by U.S. forces in Afghan capital Kabul earlier this month, has been released from Bagram military detention center.

An e-mail I got from Haddid´s sister, a Frankfurt-based lawyer, says Haddid N. was released by the U.S. military and handed over to the German embassy in Kabul today. “He is in the German embassy in Kabul and he is well”, Haddid´s sister writes, “We were able to speak to him on phone several times.” The e-mail also includes a Thank-You statement to the University of Frankfurt, where Haddid studies engineering, and to the fellow students who rallied for his release.

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said, he is grateful for the U.S. decision to release the German citizen and that German officials are now offering Haddid N. a safe and quick return to Germany. “I´m very relieved about the solution of this case”, Westerwelle said, “I say thank you to the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, for her commitment and dedication.”

Last November Haddid N. and a close friend had traveled to Dubai to visit Haddid´s brother living in the Emirate. Instead of returning to Germany Haddid was invited by his father who lives and works in Kabul, to come to Afghanistan for a visit. Haddid´s friend took a flight back to Frankfurt and was searched by German police who found Haddid N.´s ID-card. Haddid had given the document to his friend because the ID-card had expired.

German officials suspected Haddid might be on his way to a Afghan or Pakistani terror camp and left his German ID behind on purpose. On December 17th, Haddid flew from Dubai to Kabul and stayed in his father´s house in the city. In Frankfurt, police visited Haddid´s sister on January 5 and asked her if she knew where her brother was staying and what his intention in traveling to Afghanistan was. The sister told the police Haddid´s father was a Kabul businessman and he probably made the trip to visit him. She gave the Kabul adress to German police.

Only three days later, January 8, U.S. soldiers stormed the house of Haddid´s father and arrested the 23year-old Frankfurt resident on suspicion of terrorism. Haddid N. was then taken to Parwan detention center at Bagram U.S. Military Base and questioned by American interrogators.

Haddid´s sister believes her brother was arrested only after German officials sent information about the Kabul address to U.S. authorities. Now it seems the whole incident was the result of a miscalculation and misinterpretation of German counter-terrorism officials. N. is most likely the innocent victim of German law enforcement. German counter-terrorism and police had investigated Haddid N. since 2009. He was rated a possibly Jihadi terror recruit, willing to attend training camps in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

Police checked Haddid when he traveled to Dubai in September 2009 and took his passport to keep him away from leaving the country. After he went to court, Haddid N. got the passport back. According to German officials, the Frankfurt student showed all signs of possibly leaving Germany for Jihad. Haddid had cut his hair very short and allegedly even sold some of his belongings. In July 2010 all investigation ended. The only thing German counter-terrorism found out about Haddid N. was that he was a faithful Muslim – no terrorism charges could be brought forward.