Monday, October 15, 2007

Sayyaf receives new funds; NICA fears attack imminent

from The Associated Press

Abu Sayyaf militants received funds from an unidentified donor after posting an Internet video of the group's founders appealing for money, the Philippine's National Intelligence Coordinating Agency said Sunday. The al-Qaeda-linked group may use the money to finance attacks, and the discovery led intelligence officials to recommend maintaining a high-level alert for October in the southern Mindanao region, said NICA ... Washington has blacklisted the Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organization. The US Treasury Department last week accused Saudi Arabian Abdul Rahim Al Talhi, an alleged al-Qaeda-affiliated financier and loyal Osama bin Laden colleague, of giving funds to the Abu Sayyaf.

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