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|03/09/02 at 08:18:55|
Holy Land Foundation [url=http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/holylandsuit020308.html]Sues[/url] U.S. Government
"The group said in the suit filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., today that the Bush administration acted on false information in declaring the Holy Land Foundation a terrorist organization, and violated its constitutional rights by closing its offices and seizing its money."
"The suit names Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill and Secretary of State Colin Powell as defendants."
Defense rests in Imam Jamil al-Amin [url=accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/alamin/030902.html]trial[/url]
"Saturday the jury deliberates whether Al-Amin murdered Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounded his partner, Aldranon English, in a shootout nearly two years ago near the Muslim cleric's West End mosque."
"Prosecutors believe they have a strong case. English identified Al-Amin as the man who shot him and killed Kinchen. The murder weapons were found in the Alabama woods near where Al-Amin was arrested four days later after a nationwide manhunt.
Al-Amin's lawyers contend police arrested the wrong man and that English's identification of Al-Amin is tainted."
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Zionist forces [url=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iapinfo/message/2917] prevent[/url] medical aid from reaching the injured.
"Since the morning ambulances and medical personnel have been completely prevented from movement. At 12.40 pm, an ambulance, belonging to al-Jamameh hospital, which is located on the main street in south Bethlehem, was stopped from leaving the hospital to evacuate injured Palestinians in other parts of the city. At that moment, an Israeli tank approached the hospital to block the ambulance. Ahmad al-Khoudari (42), the director of the hospital, came out to negotiate with the Israeli soldiers, who were inside and around the tank, trying to convince them to allow the ambulance to leave the hospital and evacuate the injured. Before he could finish, heavy gunshots were fired from the tank, killing the hospital director instantly."
"It is clear they want the injured to bleed to death, that is why they are
barring rescue teams from reaching the camp."
"It is a real massacre." -Voice of Palestine Correspondent in Tulkarm
For more info: [url=http://iap.org]IAP[/url], [url=http://palestine-info.com/index_e.htm]Palestine Info Center[/url]
Rebel leader calls for war crimes [url=http://kavkazcenter.org/eng/article.php?id=468]tribunal[/url] against Russia
"Those who committed genocide against the Chechen people must answer for their crimes. A forum for this is our key goal," Akhmed Zakayev, chief envoy of the breakaway region's president Aslan Maskhadov, told Reuters in a rare face-to-face interview on Friday."
"The creation of a U.N. institution comparable to the Hague tribunal to deal with Chechnya is highly improbable given that the court for Yugoslavia was set up by the U.N. Security Council -- on which Moscow has a permanent power of veto."
"Russia denies systematic abuses by its forces and says any wrongdoing by individual soldiers is properly investigated and punished. But rights groups note that few cases are brought to trial and not one Russian serviceman has yet been convicted."
For more info: [url=http://kavkazcenter.org/eng/]Kavkaz Center[/url]
Fierce fighting [url=http://ummahnews.com/viewarticle.php?sid=2969]continues[/url] near Paktia province
"US commanders had expected the Al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters to either flee or surrender. But the guerrillas fought a pitched battle with Afghan troops for control of Sirkankel, a town about 40 kilometres from Gardez, and ambushed US forces with mortar fire as they landed in the mountains to the south and east."
"I didn't really expect them to try and duke it out with us," said Lieutenant Colonel Ron Corkran, commander of a US infantry battalion. "I was just surprised at the intensity of what I saw on the valley floor."
"A mortar ambush on Saturday injured at least 12 soldiers from the US 10th Mountain Division as they landed right on top of an Al Qaeda command bunker near the village of Marzak, south of here. "I've never been so scared in my life," said Sergeant First Class Thomas Abbott, whose right arm was injured by shrapnel. "We thought we were all going to die."
Weather [url=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&u=/nm/20020309/ts_nm/attack_afghan_dc_131]dampens[/url] assault on al-Qaeda forces
"U.S. military spokesman Major Bryan Hilferty said driving snow, rain and strong winds had slowed the fighting in the freezing mountains near the eastern city of Gardez."
"Hilferty denied the fighting had reached a stalemate, adding the U.S. military was not willing to risk great amounts of casualties."
"The weather forced Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in Washington to back down from forecasting the battle could end over the weekend. He said the it might now go on for another seven to 10 days."
No [url=http://cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/03/08/ret.afghanistan.fighting/index.html]sign[/url] of surrender from al-Qaeda fighters
"Al Qaeda fighters showed no signs of surrender even as U.S.-led coalition forces dominated much of the high ground in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, military officials said Friday."
"These are very well-trained fighters," U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday. "These are dead-enders. These are hard-line types."
Battle creates new Taliban [url=http://time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,216053,00.html]legend[/url]
"Saifur Rahman Mansoor, the youthful commander of the Shahi Kot fortress, has emerged as something of a celebrity among anti-American elements in Afghanistan since his men downed a U.S. helicopter and killed seven American soldiers Monday."
For more info: [url]www.ummahnews.com[/url], [url]www.csmonitor.com[/url]
MILF And Abu Sayyaf Says [url=http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2002-03/09/article21.shtml]Ready[/url] For US Troops
"Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Abu Sayyaf kidnappers on Saturday said they were ready to confront U.S. troops in Mindanao, news reports said."
"The MILF said it was prepared, had enough men and arms to fight the world’s most powerful military in the Mindanao mainland."
The Abu Sayyaf teased the U.S. troops with slogans “come and get us in Jolo (Sulu Island)” adding that they were ready to defend themselves fiercely."
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|03/09/02 at 08:31:20|
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