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Report: 1990s FBI/CIA mole killed by al-Qaida operatives in Bosnia War

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An FBI mole in the 1990s who provided intelligence on al-Qaida was killed by al-Qaida operatives in Bosnia during the Bosnian War, NBC News reported Thursday.

Investigators: Cigarette smuggling proceeds may have funded terrorism

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Some of the proceeds of a multimillion-dollar cigarette smuggling operation may have gone to terrorist groups, New York officials said Thursday.
The Issue: Obama reopens Guantanamo issue

The Issue: Obama reopens Guantanamo issue

U.S. President Barack Obama says it's time to rethink the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because its operation is a stain on the national psyche and diminishes that for which the United States stands.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

No release for 'Blind Sheik'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Reports the Obama administration is considering the release from prison of "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel-Rahman are wrong, officials said.
Morsi sworn in as Egypt's president

Morsi sworn in as Egypt's president

CAIRO, June 30 (UPI) -- Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate who became Egypt's first elected civilian president, was sworn in Saturday before the High Constitutional Court.

Gonzales praises N.Y. terror verdicts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales praised Thursday's conviction of a lawyer in New York for smuggling notes from an imprisoned terrorist.

Jailed sheik sabotaged his own health

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- A court in New York has been told an Egyptian sheik imprisoned for life for terrorism sabotaged his own health, the New York Times reported.

Judge drops lawyer's terror charges

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge has dismissed charges that a lawyer supported terrorism by helping an imprisoned sheik.

American indicted for WTC terrorist help

, April 9 (UPI) -- American attorney Lynne Stewart was one of four named in an indictment Tuesday for allegedly helping 1993 World Trade Center terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman
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Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (Arabic: عمر عبد الرحمن‎, ‘Umar ‘Abd ar-Raḥman) (born May 3, 1938) is a blind Egyptian Muslim leader who is currently serving a life sentence at the Butner Medical Center which is part of the Butner Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, United States. His inmate registration number is 34892-054. Formerly a resident of New York City, Abdel-Rahman and nine others were convicted of "seditious conspiracy", which requires only that a crime be planned, not that it necessarily be attempted. His prosecution grew out of investigations of the World Trade Center 1993 bombings.

Abdel-Rahman was accused of being the leader of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (also known as "The Islamic Group"), a militant Islamist movement in Egypt that is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Egyptian governments. The group is responsible for many acts of violence, including the November 1997 Luxor massacre, in which 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians were killed.

Abdel-Rahman has declared that the United States "certainly will kill me" in jail.

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