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Somali Mohamed Osman Mohamud Arrested in Sting to Blow Up Van at Portland, Oregon Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

  Mohamed Osman Mohamud, Christmas Tree Bomber Somali-born teenager Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested in a sting operation at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Southwest Yamhill Street and Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon while trying to blow up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Mohamud, of Corvallis, Oregon, […]

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Men in Iraqi Military Uniforms Behead Cleric in Sadiyah

Men wearing Iraqi military uniforms beheaded a Sunni cleric and displayed his head on an electricity pole in the town of Sadiyah, north of Baghdad, where he preached against al-Qaida. Four gunmen entered the house of Abdullah Jassim Shakour Monday morning took the cleric into a room, killed him and exited the house with his […]

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Bomb Attack at Soccer Game Near Mosul, Iraq

A car bomb and at least one suspected suicide bomber killed at least eight people in Mosul, Iraq and wounded around 120 during a soccer match on Friday in northern Iraq. The blasts ocurred in Tal Afar, a town predominantly inhabited by Shi’ite Turkmen about 40 miles west of the city of Mosul, where Sunni […]

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Flight 253 Passenger: Sharp-Dressed Man Helped Mutallab Board Plane without Passport

A Michigan man lawyer, traveling with his wife aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253, says he witnessed Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab trying to board the plane in Amsterdam without a passport. A man in an expensive suit asked ticket agents if Mutallab could board the plane, saying Mutallab was from Sudan — and we do this […]

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