Eye on Extremism: April 11, 2022

Reuters: Pakistan To Launch New Military Operation Against Islamist Militants -Statement

“Pakistan plans to launch a new nationwide operation to root out Islamist militants, the national security committee said on Friday, in a potentially costly move for a country already facing full-blown economic and political crises. One analyst said the operation would also serve as a pretext for the government to delay provincial elections it had been under pressure to hold next month. Pakistan is in danger of defaulting on its debt, with an International Monetary Fund bailout programme stalled since November, while a bruising political battle is raging between the government and former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The last time it launched an all-out operation against Islamist militants was in 2014, and it cost the country billions of dollars and resulted over a million people being displaced and hundreds being killed.”

CNN: At Least 44 Killed In Burkina Faso Attacks

“At least 44 civilians were killed in two separate attacks on villages in northern Burkina Faso, authorities there said. A local governor, Rodolphe Sorgho, blamed terrorists for the ‘despicable and barbaric’ attacks, without naming a specific group. In a statement Sorgho gave his ‘sincere condolences to the grieving families and wishes a rapid recovery to the wounded.’ Few other details were available about the incidents, but a resident of one of the villages told AFP ‘a large number of terrorists’ attacked late on Thursday, with gunfire sounding throughout the night. Burkina Faso is one of the world’s poorest counties and has become the epicenter of violence carried out by Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda and the Islamic State.”

United States

Vice News: Neo-Nazi Fight Clubs Are Fat-Shaming Men Into White Nationalism

“…“Violence is the underlying feature of all of this,” said Joshua Fisher-Birch, an analyst for the Counter Extremism Project, a non-profit that combats extremist groups. “If you're training people in combat sports in this capacity, it seems like a matter of time before someone is going to use that against someone else.”

Fox News: Maine Man With Alleged ISIS Sympathies Pleads Guilty To Planning Attack On Mosque

“A 19-year-old accused of making homemade explosives and plotting to attack a mosque in the Chicago area pleaded guilty Friday to providing material support to terrorists. Xavier Pelkey appeared in federal court to enter the plea under an agreement in which prosecutors dropped a second charge. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced at a later date. Pelkey, of Waterville, was 18 when he was arrested last year by FBI agents who found three homemade explosives in his residence, along with a handwritten document that appeared to be a draft statement about the planned mosque attack. In the statement, Pelkey claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group and an IS flag was painted on his bedroom wall, investigators said.”

New York Post: Standard Charted Bank Helped Al Qaeda Buy Bomb Materials: Lawsuit

“A New York-based bank helped finance Al Qaeda’s bomb-making operations in Afghanistan despite warnings from government officials, the families of two U.S. military members killed by the terror group claimed in a lawsuit. Relatives of Wilbel Robles-Santa, 25, of Puerto Rico, and Christopher Ward, 24, of Tennessee — both of whom were killed by improvised explosive devices on April 6, 2013, in Afghanistan — sued Standard Chartered Bank in Manhattan federal court Tuesday. The families claim the bank provided financial services to the Fatima Group in Pakistan despite knowing it was sending ‘an unending supply’ of calcium ammonium nitrate — the primary component in IEDs — to Al Qaeda, according to the court filing. U.S. government officials met with senior bankers at Standard Chartered’s Manhattan office in 2013, to urge them to stop aiding the terrorist attacks, but the bank’s response was ‘utterly useless,’ according to court papers.”


The National: Failed Rocket Attack On US Coalition Forces In Syria, Says Central Command

“An ‘ineffective’ rocket attack on Monday was launched on US coalition forces taking part in the anti-ISIS mission in north-east Syria, US Central Command has said. The attack was aimed at the US Mission Support Site Conoco in the early evening local time, and resulted in ‘no injuries or damage’ to the base. ‘One rocket struck in the vicinity of the coalition outpost and an additional rocket was found at the attack's point of origin,’ a Centcom statement said. Centcom spokesman Col Joe Buccino told The National: ‘These attacks, along with the ISIS strike, make clear that the region remains dangerous and we have troops in harm’s way, but we must continue the fight against ISIS. ‘These attacks place coalition forces and the civilian populace at risk and undermine the hard-earned stability of Syria and the region.’”

Arab News: Daesh Landmine Kills At Least 6 Civilians In Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor

“A deadly landmine explosion in Syria killed at least six people, according to media reports. News agency SANA said the explosion hit civilians who were foraging for truffles in the countryside, and blamed the incident on a land mine planted by Daesh in the southern Deir Ez-Zor province. The area is a former stronghold of the militants. A day earlier, SANA reported six people — also heading to search for truffles — were killed by an anti-tank mine left by Daesh in the desert of Homs’ eastern countryside.”

Daily Sabah: Turkish Military Eliminates YPG/PKK Terrorist In N. Syria

“The Turkish military eliminated a YPG/PKK terrorist in northern Syria, the Defense Ministry said Saturday. In a statement posted on Twitter, the ministry said the YPG/PKK terrorist was preparing to carry out an attack against the Operation Peace Spring area before being killed. Since 2016, Ankara launched a trio of successful counterterrorism operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019). Türkiye carried out Operation Peace Spring against the U.S-backed YPG in northern Syria to bring peace and tranquility to the region. After the completion of the operation, Turkish and SNA units focused on ensuring the security of the region and creating the necessary conditions for the return of civilians displaced by terrorism.”


Associated Press: Blast At North Iraqi Airport Raises Tension In Kurdish Region

“An explosion struck next to the Suleimaniyah International Airport in northern Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region Friday, local officials said. The blast came days after Turkey closed its airspace to flights to and from the airport, citing an alleged increase in Kurdish militant activity threatening flight safety. Turkey has spent years fighting Kurdish militants in its east. Large Kurdish communities also live in neighboring Iraq and Syria where they have a degree of self-rule.”


Daily Sabah: Türkiye Probes ‘Terrorist Propaganda’ In Pre-Election Event

“Turkish authorities are set to investigate alleged ‘terrorist propaganda’ during the opening of the newly founded Green Left Party’s (YSP) election bureau in southeastern Diyarbakır province. As YSP officials and Remziye Tosun, Diyarbakır representative of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which is widely criticized for having links to the PKK terrorist group, inaugurated the bureau together in the central Yenişehir district on Friday, Tosun declared, ‘Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan will win after May 14!’ during a passionate speech, prompting Diyarbakır's Chief Public Prosecutor's Office to launch a probe into the participants of the event for ‘spreading propaganda for terrorist groups.’ The HDP and its four other Labor and Freedom Alliance partners have agreed to nominate their candidates under the YSP logo in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Still, the express endorsement the HDP allegedly gives and receives from terrorists has been a prickling point for the party.”


Fox News: Afghanistan Once Again Terrorist Safe Haven As US 'Over The Horizon' Capability Faces Limitations: Expert

“A string of Islamic State Khorasan province attacks in recent months has brought renewed attention to the lack of U.S. ability to run counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan since the full military withdrawal in 2021, experts said. And the lack of ‘over the horizon’ capabilities is contributing to the country once again becoming a breeding ground for ISIS-K and other terrorist organizations. ‘Capabilities are very limited,’ Bill Roggio, managing editor of Long War Journal, told Fox News Digital. Among the problems the U.S. is facing in preventing the spread of terrorism in Afghanistan is unreliable intelligence gathering, Roggio said. Just months after the final U.S. troops left Afghanistan, former commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr. warned that U.S. intelligence-gathering capabilities in Afghanistan was 2% of what it was when American troops were still in the country. In the time since that ominous warning, Roggio said the situation ‘hasn't gotten any better.’”

Al Jazeera: Taliban Top Spokesman Mujahid Asked To Work From Kandahar

“Zabihullah Mujahid, the main spokesman for Afghanistan’s Taliban administration, has been asked to work from the southern city of Kandahar in addition to the capital Kabul, a Taliban spokesperson has confirmed with Al Jazeera. Innamullah Samangani, another deputy spokesman in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, has been transferred to Kandahar in one of the first cases of officials being shifted under the Taliban administration since it returned to power in August 2021. Samangani will now be the head of the press and information bureau at the provincial level, a Taliban source told Al Jazeera. The move is being seen as an assertion of power by the Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhunzada, who is based in the southern city located about 450km (280 miles) to the north. Akhunzada rarely appears in the public and mostly stays in Kandahar – the birthplace of the Taliban movement.”

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberity: Two Islamic State Militants Killed By Forces Of Taliban-Led Afghan Government

“An operation on April 9 carried out by forces of the Taliban-led Afghan government killed two Islamic State (IS) fighters and took a third militant into custody during an operation in the country's southwest, a regional official said. The raid on a hideout in Zaranj, capital of Nimroz Province, sparked a clash lasting 30 minutes between Taliban and IS militants, Habibullah Ilham, the province’s information and culture director, told RFE/RL. Two insurgents were killed in the operation and one was captured, Ilham said, adding that there were no casualties among the security forces and no civilians were harmed. A video sent to Radio Azadi shows that Taliban forces first targeted a house and the clash then begins. A resident of the area, who did not want his name and voice used due to security problems, told Radio Azadi that the clash lasted for almost an hour and that heavy weapons were used.”


AFP News: Four Police Killed By Militants In Pakistan's Balochistan

“Four policemen were killed Tuesday in a gunbattle with militants in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, police said, hours after four people died in a bomb blast in the region's capital. Militants identified by police as being from the Pakistan Taliban opened fire on a pre-dawn patrol in Kuchlak, officials said, and were still on the run. ‘Militants opened fire on a police team from a compound killing four policemen,’ senior local police official Muhammad Zohaib told AFP. ‘One terrorist was also killed during the exchange of fire, while the remainder escaped.’ Counter-terrorism department official Aitzaz Goraya said the militants were from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, which is separate from Afghanistan's Taliban but shares a similar ideology.”

Dawn: Four TTP Terrorists Arrested In Dera Operation

“A CTD spokesman said that the terrorists were arrested during an operation in Abaa Shaheed area on the Dera-Maddi Road after an exchange of fire with them. The arrested terrorists were identified as Manan, Rehman, Qismatullah and Ameer Mohammad. They belonged to TTP’s Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud group. Arms, ammunition and explosives were also recovered from them, the CTD official said. Meanwhile, funeral prayers of Frontier Corps personnel Nazirullah Mehsud, who was martyred in an improvised explosive device blast in Khyber tribal district the other day, were offered in Tank district on Monday.”


Yemen Online: 4 Killed In IS Suicide Bombing In Yemen's Capital

“Four people, including two Islamic State (IS) attackers, were killed during a suicide bombing carried out by the terror group in Yemen's capital Sanaa, the Houthi militia has confirmed. The incident occurred when the Houthi forces intercepted a public minibus carrying two IS members and prompted the two individuals to detonate the bombs on them, Xinhua news agency quoted the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV as saying in a report on Friday. The explosion killed the two IS members and two civilians who were also on the minibus, it added. The specific location of the incident was not revealed. Years of conflicts in Yemen have provided space for various terrorist groups, including the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the IS.”


AFP News: Hezbollah, Hamas Chiefs Meet In Beirut: Statement

“The leaders of the armed movements Hezbollah and Hamas have met in Beirut to discuss "the readiness of the axis of resistance" against Israel, a Hezbollah statement said Sunday. Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, has been in the Lebanese capital since Wednesday. Israel blamed Hamas for firing 34 rockets the following day toward its territory from southern Lebanon, the stronghold of the Iran-backed Shiite movement Hezbollah. Israel's army retaliated early Friday with strikes on both southern Lebanon and Gaza, after rockets targeting Israel were also fired from the coastal enclave.”

Middle East

Outlook India: Israel: Tourist Killed In Tel Aviv In 2nd Attack In 24 Hours Amid High Tensions

“…Hamas’s preferred methods include suicide bombings, rocket and mortar attacks, shootings, and kidnappings,’ says think tank Counter Extremism Project (CEP) about Hamas. The CEP adds that Hamas also receives financial and military support from Iran and Qatar has also provided significant funding for the group. Hamas is also known to carry out car attacks, the kind of which killed the Italian tourist in Tel Aviv on Friday night.”

Outlook India: Two Israelis Killed In West Bank, Third Wounded In Shooting Amid Rising Tensions

“…Hamas’s preferred methods include suicide bombings, rocket and mortar attacks, shootings, and kidnappings,’ says think tank Counter Extremism Project (CEP) about Hamas. The CEP adds that Hamas also receives financial and military support from Iran and Qatar has also provided significant funding for the group.”

Outlook India: Israel Launches Airstrikes In Lebanon, Gaza After Dozens Of Rockets Fired Into Israel, Tensions High In Region

“…The group also receives financial and military support from Iran. Qatar has also provided significant funding for the group...Hamas’s preferred methods include suicide bombings, rocket and mortar attacks, shootings, and kidnappings,’ says think tank Counter Extremism Project (CEP) about Hamas.”

AFP News: Palestinian Militants Announce Killing Of 'Traitor'

“The Palestinian militant group Lions' Den announced Sunday the extrajudicial killing of a ‘traitor’ in the occupied West Bank. The group based in the northern city of Nablus said a ‘traitor’ had been ‘liquidated’, in a Telegram post which gave no further details of their identity or activities. Palestinian public body the Independent Commission for Human Rights also said a man who had been ‘accused of spying for the Israeli occupation’ had been killed on Saturday evening. A security source in Nablus, who requested anonymity due to sensitivities surrounding the case, told AFP that the man was shot dead in the Old City. The source identified the person killed as the same man who appeared in a video circulating on social media, which AFP was not able to verify, confessing to spying on the militant group for Israel.”


Reuters: Armed Gangs Kill 74 In Nigeria's Benue State

“At least 74 people were killed in Nigeria's Benue state in two separate attacks by gunmen this week, local officials and police said on Saturday, the latest clashes in an area where violence between pastoralists and farmers is common. Violence has increased in recent years as population growth leads to an expansion of the area dedicated to farming, leaving less land available for open grazing by nomads' cattle herds. Benue state police spokesperson Catherine Anene said 28 bodies were recovered at a camp for internally displaced people in Mgban local government area between Friday evening and Saturday morning. It was not immediately clear what triggered the attack but witnesses said gunmen arrived and started shooting, killing several people.”

Reuters: Gunmen Kidnap 80, Including Children, In Northwest Nigeria

“Gunmen abducted at least 80 people, mostly women and children, in Nigeria's Zamfara state, a hotspot for kidnappings for ransom by armed gangs targeting remote villages, residents said on Saturday. Gangs of armed men have attacked hundreds of local communities across northwestern Nigeria in recent years, while Islamist militants continue to stage attacks in the northeast. The latest kidnapping took place on Friday in Wanzamai village in Tsafe local government area in Zamfara, three residents said. Zamfara is one of the states most affected by kidnappings.”


Garowe Online: Al-Shabaab Commander's Son Arrested In Costa Rica

“Authorities in Costa Rica have arrested the son of a senior commander of Somalia, a terror group that controls large swathes of rural central and southern Somalia. Lutrnan Warsame Farah, the eldest son of the high-ranking senior leader of Al Shabaab, a Somali terrorist group, was arrested and detained in Costa Rica where he had been staying in hotels using false identities and a Swedish passport belonging to someone else, reports indicate. According to reports, Farah was traced and deported to Guatemala by the National Intelligence and Security Agency [DIS] but was sent back to Costa Rica. Already, the Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] had warned that Al-Shabaab could be having a presence in Costa Rica following the screening.”

Garowe Online: Somalia: Al-Shabaab And ISIS Clash In Al Miskaad Mountains, Barri Region

“An informed source who spoke to Garowe Online (GO) has reported an ongoing escalation of conflict between the terrorist groups Al-Shabaab and ISIS in the Al Miskaad Mountains of the Barri region. Reports indicate that the fighting occurred yesterday in villages surrounding Dhadar, with ISIS being the instigator. The ISIS group, which has reportedly gained strength in recent months, attacked Al-Shabaab's positions in the Barri region mountains. According to locals who spoke with GO, they witnessed foreigners among the fighters using war vehicles by the ISIS group in the conflict. In a separate but related incident, a fatal hand grenade attack targeted the Almacräuf any headquarters in Bosaso. One casualty has been reported, with a fire breaking out in the building. A person was found burnt inside the Al-Maruf shop after an attack known groups last night. Search operations continue, as more victims may be inside. Shoppers were reportedly present during the attack. A security officer, who chose to remain anonymous, has linked the incident to ISIS in the Barri region.”

Garowe Online: Somalia: Al-Shabaab Attack Kills Two Guards At Minister's Home In Mogadishu

“A government minister's house was targeted by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Sunday evening, in an attack that comes amid increased surveillance in Mogadishu, as the country prepares for the second and final phase of operations against Al-Shabaab. The mortar attack on Sunday evening, police said, targeted Abdirizak Omar Mohamed, the Minister of Petroleum, whose home is located within the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu. His two bodyguards died on spot and two others were critically injured, eyewitnesses said. Mogadishu has been fairly safe in recent weeks but the Al-Shabaab militants usually carry out sporadic retaliatory attacks, mostly targeting members of the public; senior government officials, and members of the Somali National Army and other military affiliates.”


AFP News: Suspected Jihadists Kill Five In Mali

“Suspected jihadists killed five people at a checkpoint in southern Mali on Thursday, a senior official in the regional governorate said. At dawn, ‘an armed terrorist group’ attacked the Nossombougou checkpoint a few dozen kilometres (miles) north of the capital Bamako, the official said, asking not to be named. Two gendarmes, a policeman and two civilians -- one a Senegalese driver -- died in the attack, he said. Mali has been battling a security and political crisis since jihadist and separatist insurgencies broke out in the north in 2012.”


Associated Press: More Than 30 Civilians Killed By Islamic Extremists In Congo

“More than 30 people were killed in a string of attacks by extremist rebels in eastern Congo, a local human rights organization said. Men, women and children were killed by the Allied Democratic Forces — which has ties to the Islamic State group — between the Irumu and Mambasa territories in Congo’s Ituri province, Christophe Munyanderu, coordinator for the Convention for the Respect of Human Rights, told reporters. ‘In this area there are several farmers who were killed and the death toll of 31 people is only provisional because there are many bodies, which have not yet been found,’ he said. The attacks occurred on Monday and Tuesday and were followed by subsequent fighting in other villages, he said. Violence has been simmering in eastern Congo for decades where some 120 armed groups have been fighting over land, resources, power and some to defend their communities.”

The Washington Post: At Least 25 People Abducted By Gunmen In Western Cameroon

“At least 25 people were abducted during a week of attacks by armed men in western Cameroon, local officials said Thursday. The kidnappings by gang members took place in several villages in Ako district along the Nigerian border, Patrick Kernyuy Tah, the top official in Ako, said. “Several hundred people fled the attacks by unidentified gunmen in Abafum, Akwancha and Abutu villages,” he said. The government has deployed the military to rescue those abducted and help the injured, he said. Local residents have been calling on Cameroon authorities to increase security in the area, as armed gangs operate on both sides of the border. While it’s unclear who is responsible for the abductions, officials believe it could be ethnic Fulani herders from Nigeria, a largely Muslim semi-nomadic group who regularly cross into Cameroon with their cattle and clash with farmers.”

United Kingdom

iNews: Northern Ireland Police Brace For Huge Security Operation After ‘Disrupting Terror Plot’ Before Biden Visit

“…Ian Acheson, a counter-terrorism expert, said the PSNI was concerned about a small minority of Easter Monday parades being dissident republican propaganda exercises “designed to undermine rule of law but also – potentially – to draw officers into confrontations that can be used as a cover to murder police officers”. “So dissident republicans will have a propaganda coup probably no matter how police act. I imagine then that tactically the best approach by police, especially with un-notified – therefore illegal – parades is a discreet presence, evidence gathering and arrest operations afterwards. Not perfect in the minds of plenty of people, particularly victims of terrorism, who are re-traumatised by the glorification of terrorism but probably the least worst approach.“But as ever, those wanting confrontation have the initiative, so the difference between plans and what happens on the day could be great. And always, it is crucial to remember… 99 per cent of people will, like all over rest of UK, be enjoying the bank holiday.”

iNews: Good Friday Agreement Anniversary: Hundreds Of Police Sent To NI Amid ‘Very Strong’ Terror Threat

“…Ian Acheson, a counter-terrorism expert, told i: “Dissident republican terrorists seem likely, according to the intelligence, to stage what used to be called a ‘come on.’ “That means a confrontation will be engineered, probably around a march commemorating Easter 1916 [the uprising against British rule which led to 16 republican leaders being executed], that will draw in police officers. “Isolating police officers to target them for murder is a real possibility. “That might mean a substantial, but restrained police response to disorder including provocative paramilitary displays by dissident republicans which will inevitably be criticised as ‘appeasement.’ “However, from a tactical as well as a moral standpoint a murdered police officer during an iconic moment would be a catastrophe.” Mr Acheson believes such a terror attack can be avoided but that police in Northern Ireland will have to react to “changing dynamics” as they happen, adding: “There simply aren’t enough of them on the ground to do anything more in any case.”

Reuters: Petrol Bombs Thrown At Northern Irish Police On Eve Of Biden Visit

“A number of masked people attacked a police vehicle with petrol bombs and other objects at a parade opposing the Good Friday peace accord in Londonderry, police said on Monday, a day before U.S. President Joe Biden visits Belfast. A Reuters photograph showed four young people in the mainly Irish nationalist area of Creggan throwing petrol bombs at an armoured police vehicle, which was covered in flames on one side. The crowd dispersed shortly afterwards, and police said nobody was injured. ‘What we saw develop this afternoon in Creggan was incredibly disheartening,’ said Derry City & Strabane Area Chief Superintendent Commander Nigel Goddard. ‘This was a senseless and reckless attack on our officers who were in attendance in the area in order to comply with our legal duties,’ he added.”


Voice Of America News: US Lawmakers Urge EU To Declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards A Terrorist Group

“A bipartisan group of more than 130 U.S. Congress members have signed a joint letter calling on the European Union to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. In the letter addressed to EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, the lawmakers said Iran is ‘a leading state sponsor of terror’ and that for decades the IRGC ‘has freely and openly carried out plots targeting citizens in countries across the EU.’ ‘We understand the legal complexities involved in designating the IRGC as a terrorist organization pursuant to EU law Common Position 931, and fully appreciate the need for this decision to be adjudicated by either a judicial or ‘equivalent competent authority,’ the lawmakers said. ‘But given the growing threat Iran poses to EU member states and their citizens, we urge you to treat this issue with the utmost urgency.’ The letter also cites a study by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point stating Iran ‘instigated at least 33 plots to surveil, abduct, or assassinate citizens in Europe’ during the past five years.”

Kurdistan24: Estonia To Deploy Over 100 Troops To Erbil As Part Of Anti-ISIS Coalition

“More than 100 Estonian soldiers will be deployed to the Kurdistan Region as part of the international coalition against ISIS, the country’s defense ministry announced. Consisting of special operations forces, a logistics support element, and staff officers, the contingent will be deployed for six months in Erbil, according to the ministry’s statement, which was reported by the Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR News). Estonian troops will join the 4,000 Coalition troops stationed at a base near the Erbil International Airport, and take responsibility for securing the military site, a role the Dutch army had previously held, according to the statement. ‘The Allies proposed sending units to Iraq nearly two months ago. Now we are in a position to deploy our troops after completing the necessary trainings,’ said Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, General Martin Herem.”


CBC: RCMP Arrest 3 Canadian Women After Repatriation From Camps In Northeastern Syria

“The RCMP have arrested three Canadian women in Montreal after the government repatriated them from a northeastern Syria camp for ISIS suspects and their families. The RCMP said it's seeking a terrorism peace bond against Ammara Amjad, Dure Ahmed and a 38-year-old third woman the police force hasn't named. Amjad and Ahmed appeared in an Ontario court by videoconference on Thursday for a bail hearing, but it was adjourned. The third woman appeared virtually at an Alberta court for a bail hearing.”

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