November 2005 - February 2006

November 2005 - February 2006

Europe

  • Denmark, June 2006: The Danish Parliament adopted two laws designed to strengthen law enforcement’s powers to combat terrorism. The measures provide for easier monitoring of suspected terrorists’ communications and will give Dutch authorities access to aircraft passenger lists without a warrant.

  • England, June 2006: British authorities deported two Algerians identified only as “I” and “V.” “I”. was described as a senior member of a terrorist group linked with Osama bin Ladin who had been imprisoned without charge for three years.

 

Other International

  • Canada, April 2006: The Canadian government designated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a foreign terrorist organization.

  • Canada, April 2006: Canada pledged more than $2 million to enhance the anti-terrorist financing capacities of Caribbean and Asian countries. Ottawa will work with the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, two key regional bodies combating terrorist financing, to develop projects that strengthen investigative and prosecutorial authorities and further support private sector efforts to counteract terrorist financing.

  • Israel, May 2006: Israeli authorities deported Pakistani-born British national Ayaz Ali, 36, a Gaza-based aid worker with the UK-based Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) charity. According to Israeli officials, IRW provides “support to and assistance to Hamas’s infrastructure” and Ali was suspected of transferring IRW funds to Hamas.

 

Bilateral Initiatives

  • U.S. and Honduras, March 2006: The Honduran port of Cortes became the first Central American port to join the U.S.-led Container Security Initiative (CSI) that targets and prescreens cargo bound for the U.S.

  • Indonesia and Britain, March 2006: The two nations pledged to boost anti-terrorism cooperation.

  • Indonesia and Singapore, April 2006: Indonesian authorities deported to Singapore Singaporean national Mohammad Rosyid, alias Hamdan, wanted for his involvement in JI and his relationship with senior JI fugitive Noordin Mohamed Top.

  • U.K. and Spain, April 2006: British authorities extradited to Spain suspected Al-Qaeda member Hedi Ben Yussef Budhiba, 46, indicted by a Spanish judge for forming part of the Spanish cell that provided false identification and passports for the September 11 bombers.

  • Pakistan and Turkey, April 2006: Pakistan extradited suspected Al-Qaeda militant and Turkish national Muhammad Yusuf.

  • U.S. and Australia, May 2006: The two nations signed a memorandum of understanding promoting closer counterterrorism collaboration in the areas of identifying and detecting terrorists and terrorist groups, foiling their efforts, neutralizing their weapons, and reducing the probability of terrorist incidents.

  • Pakistan and U.S., June 2006: Pakistani authorities announced that leading Al-Qaeda ideologue and strategist Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, a.k.a. Abu Musab al-Suri, was handed over to U.S. agents. A Syrian with Spanish citizenship, Nasar’s treatise, “Call to Global Islamic Resistance,” is regarded as a key text on global jihad.

  • U.S. and India, June 2006: American authorities extradited to India Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) terrorist Kulbir Singh Kulbeera, alias Barapind, allegedly involved in twenty cases including mass murder, killing of police personnel, and weapons theft. He was arrested in the U.S. in April 1993.

 

Regional/International Initiatives

  • NATO, April 2006: Algeria, Israel, and Morocco have agreed to join NATO counterterrorism naval patrols in the Mediterranean.

  • United Nations, May 2006: UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan issued a thirty-two-page report entitled “Uniting Against Terrorism: Recommendations for a Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy,” in which he stated: “These recommendations stem from a fundamental conviction, which we all share; that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes, is unacceptable and can never be justified.”

  • European Union, May 2006: The EU added the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to its list of banned terrorist organizations, effectively freezing the group’s assets across the EU and hindering its ability to raise money.

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