Saturday, June 03, 2006

Canada Arrests 17 in Terror Sweep, The 17 may have had contacts in the US.

Toronto, Canada (RSN)- Canadian Police foiled a terrorist attack on Canadian Soil, say the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper released a statement saying "These individuals were allegedly intent on committing acts of terrorism against their own country and their own people,"

Soon after the announcement, The American FBI said the arrest seventeen may have had contact with two men recently arrested in Atlanta, GA on terrorism charges. RCMP Commissioner Mike McDonnel said that the arrested had the capacity and the intent to attack Canadian Targets.

The story developed further as the extent of the relationship between the Georgia group and the Toronto group became fully known.

FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said there may have been a connection between the Canadian suspects and a Georgia Tech student and another American who had traveled to Canada to meet with Islamic extremists to discuss locations for a terrorist strike.

Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, the terrorists from Georgia who are also U.S. citizens, were arrested in March.

Right Stream News will closely follow this story as it develops...

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