Schlagwort-Archive: Telegraph

British Jihadis Killed By US Drone In Pakistan

by Florian Flade

Ibrahim Adam, a 24 year-old Briton from East London disappeared in May 2007 along with his older brother Lamine. Both men had been put under a control order after they had previously tried to travel to Iraq and were stopped in Syria. Nevertheless they managed to leave the UK to wage Jihad abroad.

Another brother of Ibrahim and Lamine Adam, named Anthony Garcia, was jailed for life in 2004 for plotting to blow up a night club in London with a fertiliser bomb. Garcia had attended an al-Qaida training camp in 2003 from which wrote a letter to his younger brothers telling them about the virtue of martyrdom and Jihad.

In August Ibrahim Adam and another British Islamist named Mohammed Azmir Khan were killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Waziristan region of Pakistan. Adam was one of the most wanted terrorists in the UK. His passport photographs were found in an al-Qaida safe house in Norway alerting intelligence agencies around the world.

Mohammed Azmir Khan, a 37-year old father of three, and the Adam brothers were part of a group of Islamic militants from Illford (Essex). Khan´s brother Mohammed Jabbar Ahmed known as „Abdul Jabber“, was killed by a U.S. drone in North Waziristan on September 8 2010.

Read about the two British Jihadi militants killed in August this year in this great piece by „The Telegraph“

The Mossad and the Killing of Iranian Scientists

In a few weeks Meir Dagan will hand over the position of the leader of the world´s most mysterious intelligence agency to his successor. But before he retires, the head of Israeli Mossad probably wanted to leave one more last achievement during his term: killing those responsibly for building Iran´s nuclear weapons that threaten Israeli national security.

At least that´s what The Telegraph´s Gordon Thomas writes in his newest article titled „Mossad: Was this the chief´s last hit?“. He quotes Mossad-Insiders of telling Dagan ordered a hit-team of special trained assassins to Tehran on the mission to kill Iranian nuclear scientists.

One week ago Majid Shahriyari was killed and Fareydoun Abbasi-Davani seriously injured when motorcyclistsd drove next to their cars and attached an explosive device to the window shortly before the bomb exploded. Shariyari allegedly just returned from North Korea where he had spent to discuss a co-production deal over nuclear centrifuges.

Just hours after the successful and failed assassinations took place in Iran´s capital, police were quick to point the finger at Israeli agents claiming they killed the nuclear scientists to disrupt the uranium-enrichment program.

Read more on why it is likely this murder was the last hit by Israel´s most powerful intelligence figure here