Thursday, May 5, 2011

NATO wants more counter-terrorism cooperation

The NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday felt "justified" operation against Osama Bin Laden carried out by United States and ended with the death of the leader of Al Qaeda. Rasmussen declined comment on the legality or illegality of the action ordered by Washington and congratulated the U.S.

president, Barack Obama, the "success" of it. "I think I speak for the vast majority of people around the world in expressing satisfaction that it has finally been brought to justice, having been responsible for the deaths of many innocent people," he said. The NATO secretary general also said it necessary to strengthen cooperation with Pakistan in the field of combating terrorism after al Qaeda leader was found in China.

According to Rasmussen, is "obvious" that Pakistan is "security problems" but said that in recent years have made "progress" and there is scope for further progress. The secretary general partner special emphasis on the importance of working with Islamabad to combat terrorists and extremists in the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Russian security forces announced today the death of the representative of Al Qaeda in the northern Caucasus region, Doger Sevdet. "According to data held by the Federal Security Service (FSB, former KGB), the guerrillas came to the Caucasus in 1991 from the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia," said a spokesman for the National Counterterrorism Committee (CNA) told Interfax.

Sevdet, a Turkish citizen Kudra also known as Abdullah, was eliminated on Tuesday as part of a joint special operation of the FSB and the Interior Ministry in the territory of the republic of Chechnya norcaucásica. The ANC said the operation was also possible through the cooperation of foreign terrorist bodies, which identified the links between illegal armed gangs and Al Qaeda Caucasian.

The guerrilla, who assumed the role of representative of Al Qaeda in the Caucasus in mid-April after the killing by security forces of his superior, the Saudi "Moganned" available visa to enter Pakistan, Georgia and Azerbaijan . "He was entrusted the functions of control and distribution of funds transferred from abroad to finance subversive activities in the Russian Caucasus," the source added.

Sevdet, born in 1977, was among a group of Arabs sent by the organization led by Osama Bin Laden to Russia to organize an insurgency against the federal forces. According to CNA, the emissary of al Qaeda was active in organizing several terrorist acts against effective law enforcement and civilians.

Russia has accused Al Qaeda of being behind terrorist attacks as perpetrated by Chechen command against noroseta school in Beslan, which killed 334 people in 2004, half of them children. The Russian authorities now fear that the death of Bin Laden cause a revival of guerrilla activities in the Caucasus, which has been replicated in recent years the tactics of Al Qaeda with indiscriminate suicide bombings against Moscow metro and airport.

Kremlin envoy in the Middle East, Anatoly Safonov, Russian representative for international cooperation on terrorism, warned this week that the death of Bin Laden is not the end of the fight against international terrorism. Unlike their Western counterparts, Russian leaders have refrained from making any comment on the death of Bin Laden in Pakistan during an operation by U.S.

special forces.

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