2010年1月30日土曜日

米国産テロリスト増加か

米国産テロリストが増加しているようだ。
 米デルタ航空機爆破テロ未遂事件や、アフガニスタンでのCIA要員の
爆殺事件を受け、米国内で対テロ戦略を見直す動きが本格化している。
 米司法当局者によると過去1年間で、米国人36人が米国内の刑務所
から釈放された後、アラビア語の習得などを理由にイエメンへ渡航し、
その後、数人が所在不明となっている。36人はいずれも刑務所内で
イスラム教に改宗していた。

報道より
・刑務所でイスラム教牧師の布教活動による入信
・パキスタン、イエメン等アラビア半島で結婚し、軍事訓練と洗脳
・敵国に潜入、戦闘最前線投入により自爆テロ

二重スパイにCIA要員爆殺
・ザワヒリと同郷のヨルダン医師を不審情報で拘束後、CIAとFBIの
 情報提供者となる。
・陽動情報提供により、CIA要員を巻き込み自爆テロ

CIAは、CIA要員爆殺に関しては、バラウィによる陽動情報提供だけ
ではなく、他の情報でも確認したと言っている。
しかし、バラウィが提供するアルカイダの指導者のいくつかの偽死亡
情報を確認していないとも言っている。信用しすぎたとの関係者の
話もある。

刑務所のイスラム教に入信し、犯罪により有罪になった例
犯行年 犯行場所   収容刑務所     犯行概要
2005年(?) L.A.     New Folsom Prison 三人の米国人がユダヤ人機関
                     と軍事基地攻撃を策略
2009年  Springfield イリノイ州の刑務所 連邦裁判所爆破計画
2009年  Bronx    N.Y.州の刑務所   ユダヤ教会堂(synagogues)
                     攻撃と軍用機撃墜(裁判中?)

刑務所関係者は収容者によるイスラム教改宗による犯罪は知らないと言う。
報道でも証拠はないとしている。

英国のバス爆破テロにより、移民によるイスラム教信者の一部の指導者
を国外退去にした例もある。米国では、刑務所付牧師の調査を行なうと
言っていない。
報道が正しければ、多人種による米国産テロリストが世界を行脚される
ことになる。

オバマ 米機テロ未遂は許し難いミス
ムンバイ同時テロ


CIA Bomber Calls for More Attacks on US


The many faces of the double agent CIA bomber - 06 Jan 09

---生物兵器テロへの対応、米国は不十分 報告書---
2010.01.27 Web posted at: 15:45 JST Updated - CNN
http://www.cnn.co.jp/usa/CNN201001270010.html

ワシントン(CNN) 大量破壊兵器やテロへの対策を評価している元米議員らの委員会は26日、生物兵器によるテロが発生した場合の米政府の対応時間が改善されておらず、不十分だとする報告書を発表した。

委員会を率いるボブ・グラハム元上院議員は、米同時多発テロから約10年が経過するなか、米政府が緊急対応を擁する脅威に取り組んでいないとコメント。国際テロ組織アルカイダが生物兵器に関心を持つなか、過去の3政権の認識と対応が遅れていると述べた。グラハム氏はまた、米政府の対策面では進歩がみられる一方、緊急対応方法への関心については一貫性や切迫感がないと警鐘を鳴らした。

委員会は報告書の中で、感染封じ込めが必要な研究室に対する米政府の監督が合格水準をやっと満たす程度だと指摘。また、米国が新型インフルエンザ(H1N1型)のワクチン製造や治療に遅れた点に言及し、「何カ月も前から警告されていたため準備期間があったものの、米国人の大半へのワクチン接種が可能になる前に感染はピークに達した。生物兵器テロは、こうした警告なしに起きる」と危機感を表明した。

委員会は2008年12月に提出した報告書の中で、テロリストが13年までに使用する可能性が高い大量破壊兵器は生物兵器だとの見通しを示し、国際社会が阻止に向けて直ちに対策を取る必要性を強調。26日の報告書は、その補足と位置づけられている。委員会は、安全保障問題に通じた次世代の専門家の育成などについても、米政府の努力が不足していると述べている。


---アルカーイダが「米国人をリクルート」 米上院外交委が報告書---
2010.1.21 18:38
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/100121/amr1001211839011-n1.htm

 【ワシントン=佐々木類】米デルタ航空機爆破テロ未遂事件や、アフガニスタンでの米中央情報局(CIA)要員の爆殺事件を受け、米国内で対テロ戦略を見直す動きが本格化している。民主党のケリー上院外交委員長は20日、国際テロ組織アルカーイダが、警戒されにくい米国人を勧誘し米本土へのテロを計画している可能性があるとの報告書を公表した。オバマ大統領は世論の支持を背景に今後、より強いテロ対策へと軸足を移す構えだ。
 上院外交委員会の報告書は、「アラビア半島のアルカーイダ」によるイエメンやソマリアでのテロ活動が、新たな脅威を増大させていると警鐘を鳴らした。
 米司法当局者によると過去1年間で、米国人36人が米国内の刑務所から釈放された後、アラビア語の習得などを理由にイエメンへ渡航し、その後、数人が所在不明となっている。36人はいずれも刑務所内でイスラム教に改宗していた。報告書は、所在不明となった数人がアルカーイダの軍事キャンプで訓練を受けた可能性があるとしている。
 報告書はまた、米国人らは地元の女性と結婚するなど、地域に入り込んでいると指摘している。昨年11月には、インドのムンバイ同時テロに絡んで米国人5人がパキスタンで逮捕され、「米国産テロリスト」への懸念が現実のものとなっている。
 こうした情勢の変化を受け、イスラム世界との対話を訴えブッシュ前政権との違いを打ち出してきた“オバマ流”のテロ対策に、共和党などは「手ぬるい」(キング下院議員)と反発。キューバ・グアンタナモ米軍基地収容所の1年以内の閉鎖を公約していた大統領が、収容されている100人近いイエメン人の本国送還を事実上凍結したのもひとつには、国内で高まるテロ対策への批判を無視できなかったためだ。
 就任1年を機に今月初めに米CBSテレビが実施した世論調査では、大統領のテロ対策を「評価する」が52%と、就任直後と同ポイントだった。デルタ航空機機爆破テロ未遂事件でのオバマ政権の対応では、57%が評価し、「評価しない」の29%を大きく上回った。


---Ex-Convicts From U.S. Said to Join Yemen Radicals---
By SCOTT SHANE
Published: January 19, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/world/middleeast/20terror.html

WASHINGTON - Some American former convicts who converted to Islam in prison have moved to Yemen and a few may have joined extremist groups there, according to a new Senate report.

The report, from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says that as many as 36 American Muslims who were prisoners have moved to Yemen in recent months, ostensibly to study Arabic, and that several of them have “dropped off the radar” and may have connected to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

The report warns that Americans recruited in Yemen or Somalia may pose a particular threat, since they can operate freely inside the United States.

American intelligence and counterterrorism officials, though, said they thought the report’s claim about former prisoners was exaggerated. A law enforcement official confirmed that some of them had traveled to Yemen - perhaps one or two dozen over the past several years - intending to study Arabic or Islam. The official said the former convicts did not appear to be part of any organized recruitment effort, however, and few are known to have connections with extremists.

Yemen has come under increased scrutiny from American counterterrorism agencies since November, after it emerged that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., had exchanged e-mail messages with Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni-American cleric in hiding in Yemen. The focus intensified after the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Dec. 25 by a Nigerian man who allegedly was trained and supplied with explosives in Yemen.

The Senate report, written by the committee’s Democratic staff, said the government was “on heightened alert because of the potential threat from extremists carrying American passports and the related challenges involved in detecting and stopping homegrown operatives.”

With the United States putting Al Qaeda under intense pressure in Pakistan, some fighters have moved to join militant groups in Yemen and Somalia, as well as in North Africa and Southeast Asia, the report said. “These groups may have only an informal connection with Al Qaeda’s leadership in Pakistan, but they often share common goals,” Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the committee’s Democratic chairman, wrote in a letter accompanying the report.

The report notes that members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, appeared at an antigovernment rally in southern Yemen last month. In video later shown on Al Jazeera television, a militant told the crowd that the group’s war was with the United States, not the Yemeni Army.

In addition to the American former prisoners in Yemen, the report said there were about 10 other Americans not of Yemeni ancestry who have also moved there, married Yemeni women and adopted a radical form of Islam. None in that group, however, appear to have sought terrorist training, the report said.

In nearby Somalia, the Senate report recounted, news reports told of Somali-Americans traveling to join a militant group, the Shabab. It also described Americans caught entering Somalia from Djibouti.

An immigration official in Djibouti said that he had recently turned away two Somali-Americans trying to cross into Somalia, because he thought they might be trying to link up with the Shabab. Two others were arrested and prosecuted in Djibouti for entering illegally.

The possibility that American prisons could become an incubator for radical Islam has long been raised by experts on terrorism, and a few Muslim prison chaplains in United States prisons have been accused of having extremist views. To date, only a handful of alleged terrorist plots, none of them successful, have involved American Muslims who are former prisoners.

Three American Muslims were convicted for a 2005 plot to attack Jewish institutions and military bases around Los Angeles that was said to have been concocted inside New Folsom Prison, near Sacramento. Michael Finton, who converted to Islam while imprisoned in Illinois from 1999 to 2005, was charged last year with trying to blow up the federal courthouse in Springfield, Ill.

And four former New York state prisoners, at least two of whom converted to Islam in prison, were accused last year of plotting to attack synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes.

A. J. Sabree, a corrections official in Georgia and a Muslim, who worked for years as a prison chaplain, said he had never heard of Muslim former prisoners moving to Yemen. Erik Kriss, a spokesman for the New York State prison system, which employs about 40 imams to counsel inmates, said officials there were not aware of the phenomenon.

Mr. Kriss cautioned against equating conversion in prison to Islam, which is relatively common, to radicalization.

“We do not have any evidence of anything resembling widespread terrorist-inspired radicalization or recruiting,” he said. “But we recognize the potential and therefore remain vigilant in guarding against it.”

Eric Schmitt contributed reporting.


---Double agent Al-Balawi's data reviewed---
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
By Eli Lake
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/13/double-agents-data-reviewed/?feat=home_headlines

U.S. agencies are conducting a review of intelligence supplied by an al Qaeda double agent, including a list of senior al Qaeda and Taliban operatives reported killed in the drone strikes since January 2009.

The review is examining whether the double agent, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, supplied false information about U.S. successes amid valid data used to establish his credibility, U.S. officials said.

Al-Balawi was a key source on whether targets of the CIA-operated drone strike program were indeed killed as well as what U.S. spies thought was inside information on the effect of these targeted killings on al Qaeda's leadership. Until now, the U.S. intelligence community concluded that the drone strikes had eroded al Qaeda's senior leadership.

Senior U.S. intelligence officials have stated in speeches, interviews and congressional testimony that U.S. attacks on al Qaeda leaders had severely damaged the group responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The review is being conducted in the aftermath of al-Balawi's deadly suicide bombing outside a CIA station last month in Khost, Afghanistan, that killed seven CIA employees. The counterintelligence review of his information is being conducted by the CIA and FBI, three U.S. intelligence officials said.

Meanwhile, the National Counterterrorism Center is conducting its own review of the intelligence al-Balawi provided, two officials said.

"When something like this happens, it's logical - and indeed prudent - to review information associated with an intelligence asset, especially one who wasn't trusted completely to begin with," one intelligence official told The Washington Times on Monday.

This official added, "Various agencies - primarily the CIA and the FBI - are in the process of doing precisely that. The asset had provided information that was independently confirmed through other means. And certainly no one relied exclusively on what he provided to reach any conclusions about the fate of senior terrorists who have recently died."

The CIA operates the drone program, which includes both armed and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles, that focuses on senior al Qaeda and Taliban leaders in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan. That area, which includes Quetta and Waziristan, is thought to host al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri.

The CIA estimates that 15 senior al Qaeda and Taliban operatives have been killed since August 2008, when the drone attacks began in earnest. Among those killed are Khalid Habib, a veteran combat leader and operations chief; Rashid Rauf, considered the mastermind of a 2006 plot to bring down trans-Atlantic jets; Abu Khabab al-Masri, an expert on explosives, and chemical and biological weapons; and Baitullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban affiliated with al Qaeda.

However, some previous reports that leaders had been killed were false. The U.S. and international media reported on Sept. 7, 2009, that drones had felled Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, a senior al Qaeda military planner. Within a month, Kashmiri had emerged to give an interview to the Asia Times, where he mocked the premature reports of his death. Also, early reports that a drone strike killed Saad bin Laden, a son of the al Qaeda leader who migrated from Iran to Pakistan in 2008, have been disputed.

One counterterrorism official said that the reviews of the intelligence provided by al-Balawi have not led anyone in the U.S. government to conclude that an al Qaeda leader thought to be dead was now alive.

"Nothing in the reviews that have occurred to date have reversed any conclusions about the deaths of senior terrorists," this official said.

Another intelligence official added, "If someone is suggesting that one of these bad guys is still alive, I challenge them to trot out Baitullah Mehsud and put him on TV." Mehsud was a major Afghan Taliban leader based in Pakistan.

Anthony Cordesman, who holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the U.S. intelligence community would never rely on a single source such as al-Balawi alone for the proof of deaths of the targets of drone strikes.

"The U.S. relies on multiple sourcing because it is so embarrassing to find out that the dead are still alive," he said. Mr. Cordesman has served as director of intelligence assessment at the Pentagon.

A U.S. official with knowledge of CIA operations in Afghanistan said the bomber "was the holy grail to CIA officers trying to infiltrate al Qaeda."

The official added, "He was naming al Qaeda members who had been targeted by the U.S. and confirming their deaths. His information was solid and that's why they trusted him too much. It is one of the most difficult organizations to penetrate and the CIA believed they had the right man to make inroads. Unfortunately, it was the wrong assessment."

Fred Kagan, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said the CIA's drone strikes "have unquestionably degraded the al Qaeda senior leadership significantly. We have unquestionably changed the behavior patterns of the insurgent networks we care about. There is open source reporting that senior Quetta Taliban leaders have relocated to Karachi. The movement of leaders in the theater has become much harder for these groups. That is all solidly established stuff. It is pretty clear that the drone strikes are a big part of that."

But Mr. Kagan added, "That said, you don't want to build a strategy around killing senior terrorist leaders alone because it is uncertain, episodic and highly dependent on intelligence that is inevitably going to be questionable."

Mr. Cordesman said there were limits to the drone war against al Qaeda.

"There is always a replacement," he said. "You may end up with a radical replacement. It is always a matter of disrupt, not defeat."

・ Sara A. Carter contributed to this report.


---Video Links Taliban in Pakistan to C.I.A. Attack---
By STEPHEN FARRELL
Published: January 9, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/world/middleeast/10balawi.html

AMMAN, Jordan - Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi, the Jordanian suicide bomber who killed eight people at a Central Intelligence Agency outpost in Afghanistan last month, was shown in a video on Saturday saying that the attack was carried out in revenge for the 2009 killing of the Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.

Mr. Balawi, wearing green camouflage fatigues and carrying a weapon in his lap, appeared in a video on Al Jazeera satellite television denouncing his “enemies,” Jordan and America. Mr. Balawi’s father, Khalil, confirmed that the man in the video was his son.

He was shown sitting beside another man, whom a Pakistani news report identified as Hakimullah Mehsud, the aggressive young militant who took the reins of the Pakistani Taliban after Baitullah Mehsud’s death and has spearheaded an intense string of terrorist attacks.

That image, and Mr. Balawi’s praise for Baitullah Mehsud, seemed to support the Pakistani Taliban’s claims that they were the main player in the attack and had trained Mr. Balawi.

But other militants allied with Afghan Taliban factions and Al Qaeda claimed responsibility, too, suggesting another possibility: that all those militant groups are cooperating more than ever. That strikes at the heart of American concerns in the region and has led to increased tension with Pakistan as the Obama administration pushes its government to go after Afghan and Pakistani extremist factions on its soil in addition to Mr. Mehsud’s network.

Mr. Balawi, a doctor of Palestinian origin who had worked in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan, blew himself up on Dec. 30 at a C.I.A. base in Khost, in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border. American officials have described him as a double agent who was taken onto the base in Afghanistan because the C.I.A. hoped he might be able to deliver top members of Al Qaeda’s network, according to Western government officials.

The video was the latest glimpse into the last days of a man who intelligence officials believe had worked in a calculated and patient way for at least a year to strike a major blow against American operations, carefully cultivating intelligence contacts with the claim that he could be of help against Al Qaeda.

In Washington, the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department had no comment about the video. Paula Weiss, a C.I.A spokeswoman, said in reaction to the video that “the United States is looking into every aspect of the attack.”

Shortly after the video appeared on Al Jazeera, Mr. Balawi’s father came to the door of his home in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and amid sighs and some tears, confirmed that it showed his son.

“My heart is tearing apart,” he said. “Who is the one who destroyed the one that I brought up? Who is the one who turned him from a human doctor to someone who carries out such a thing?”

Still, he said, he was not astonished by what his son had done. “We are not surprised,” he said. “Fighting the arrogant, unjust, haughty and tyrant American who kills civilians and innocent people makes the whole Islamic world hate America.”

He continued: “They say that Jesus gave his life to people. I say that Humam sacrificed his body and soul for the oppressed.”

One theme that has been consistent in the family’s comments since Mr. Balawi’s identity emerged was that he became a changed man after he was detained a year ago by the Jordanian authorities during the Israeli offensive in Gaza and was questioned over his jihadi Web site writings. Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict featured those Internet writings, said a Jordanian analyst.

The Jordanian authorities released Mr. Balawi after three days, and he disappeared shortly afterward to Pakistan, according to his wife and Jordanian officials. The Jordanian government maintains that it was in fact Mr. Balawi who later contacted them from Pakistan by e-mail, offering intelligence on Al Qaeda.

Growing impassioned while speaking to a reporter on Saturday, Khalil al-Balawi harshly criticized intelligence officials for his son’s change.

“I blame the agencies that recruited him, and changed him,” he said. “Changed him. They turned him from a human, a doctor, to a person with a heart full of negative and hostile emotions toward others.”

In addition to killing seven Americans at the outpost, Mr. Balawi’s attack killed a Jordanian intelligence officer and distant relative of King Abdullah II named Capt. Sharif Ali bin Zeid. It is thought that he was Mr. Balawi’s Jordanian handler and was taking Mr. Balawi to a meeting of American intelligence officials at the base, Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost.

In an op-ed article in The Washington Post this weekend, Leon Panetta, the C.I.A. director, rebuffed criticism of his agency, describing the vengeance attack as proof that intelligence missions were taking a toll against militants.

“This was not a question of trusting a potential intelligence asset,” he wrote, saying that Mr. Balawi had been stopped and searched outside the outpost when he set off his explosives. “It is never that simple, and no one ignored the hazards.”

In October, two months after the American drone strike that killed Baitullah Mehsud, his Taliban fighters fled their sanctuary in the South Waziristan tribal area during a Pakistani military offensive into the region.

But it was soon clear that the Mehsud fighters, rallying around Hakimullah Mehsud, had escaped to nearby tribal areas to fight another day, and in the past three months more than 600 people have been killed in attacks generally depicted as retribution for the offensive.

The surge in attacks - coming as President Obama ordered 30,000 more troops into neighboring Afghanistan - has also sharpened tensions between the Pakistani and American governments. Pakistani officials maintain that their military has the capacity to attack only Pakistani Taliban militants - Mr. Mehsud’s faction - who are intent on striking the country’s security forces and population centers. But the Americans have been pushing them to drive out militants in the North Waziristan tribal area, including Al Qaeda and the Taliban faction led by the Afghan militant Sirajuddin Haqqani, which focuses on attacking troops in Afghanistan. The Americans view that operation as a critical part of the troop escalation in Afghanistan.

The Haqqanis, too, control much of the area of eastern Afghanistan where the bombing took place, leading to a continuing American belief that they and Al Qaeda were at least complicit in the attack.

Many analysts agree that the militant factions in Pakistan are working together more closely.

Talat Masood, a retired Pakistani general, said that in addition to involvement by Hakimullah Mehsud’s network, the attack on the C.I.A. station in Khost most likely involved some elements of Al Qaeda and other Taliban factions. Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban groups have also claimed responsibility for the attack.

“I would say the Taliban and Al Qaeda were both parties, because they get support from each other,” Mr. Masood said, adding that there was a “deep nexus” between the groups.

An American intelligence official, reacting to the claims of responsibility for the attack from multiple militant groups, said: “It’s worth remembering that terrorist groups in this part of the world swim in the same swamp. There are connections among them. They’re essentially scorpions in a bottle.”

Pakistani officials may seize on the video to help bolster their arguments that the greatest threat is posed not by the Haqqani networks but by Pakistani Taliban fighters under Mr. Mehsud’s direction. Yet one Pakistani official feared that the video could also be employed as an argument to expand the C.I.A.’s program of drone strikes.

“Is this going to be used to prove a point?” the official said.

Al Jazeera’s Web site said that the video was released to the news organization on Saturday. It bears the date Dec. 20 - 10 days before the bombing.

In it, Mr. Balawi said: “This is a message to the enemies of the nation: to the Jordanian intelligence and the American Central Intelligence Agency.”

The same theme was taken up by Mr. Balawi’s father, who said: “Had he killed innocent civilians I would have denounced him. He dealt with the worst people of wickedness and he killed them, and they killed him. This is a war of intelligence agencies. There is winning and there is losing. Thank God Almighty.”

Reporting was contributed by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Salman Masood from Islamabad, Pakistan; Reem Makhoul and Ranya al-Kadri from Amman; and Elisabeth Bumiller from Washington.


---CIA要員殺害の自爆犯、アルカイダが氏名を公表---
2010年01月07日 21:44 発信地:カブール/アフガニスタン
http://www.afpbb.com/article/war-unrest/2680326/5130744

【1月7日 AFP】国際テロ組織アルカイダ(Al-Qaeda)のスパイによって、アフガニスタンの米軍基地でCIA要員7人が殺害された自爆攻撃について、アルカイダの司令官が7日、自爆犯の氏名を挙げ「復讐は英雄的な成功だ」と賞賛する声明をインターネット上に発表した。
 アルカイダのアフガニスタンでの活動を指揮するムスタファ・アブ・アルヤジド(Mustafa Abu al-Yazi)司令官は、12月末にホースト(Khost)州の米軍基地で自爆攻撃を実行したのは、フマム・ハリル・アブムラル・バラウィ(Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi、32)という人物だと明らかにした。同司令官によると、自爆犯は遺書に米軍無人機によるパキスタンの空爆で死亡したアルカイダ幹部らの名前を挙げ、「われわれの殉教者の復讐を果たす」と書き残していた。
「殉教者」として自爆犯が挙げたなかには、イスラム原理主義組織タリバン(Taliban)のパキスタン・グループを率い、2007年のベナジル・ブット(Benazir Bhutto)元パキスタン首相暗殺の黒幕と言われ、米軍のミサイル攻撃で死亡したバイトゥッラー・メスード(Baitullah Mehsud)司令官などが含まれていた。
 イスラム原理主義系のウェブサイトによると、バラウィ容疑者は数か月前から欧米の情報機関に三重スパイとして浸透を図っていた。ヨルダンの情報機関は容疑者を二重スパイだと信じ込み、アルカイダのナンバー2、アイマン・ザワヒリ(Ayman al-Zawahiri)容疑者の捜索目的でアフガニスタン東部に連れてきたとされる。各機関の関係者らは役に立つ情報要員だったと証言している。
 アフガニスタンではバラク・オバマ(Barack Obama)大統領の就任後、米軍の無人機による空爆が急増。2008年8月以降の空爆による死者は650人となり、地元の反米感情をあおっている。部族に詳しい現地の専門家は「無人機による攻撃は(アフガニスタンの旧支配勢力)タリバン(Taliban)を支持しない人間まで過激化させている」と述べている。
 一方、報道では、自爆したのはヨルダン人医師のフマム・ハリル・モハメド・バラウィ(Humam Khalil Mohammed al-Balawi)容疑者だと伝えられている。同容疑者の母親は6日、AFPの取材に対し、「息子は決して原理主義者ではなかったが、10か月音信不通で、生死は分からない」と語った。


---ヨルダン高官、米基地自爆犯の「二重スパイ」は医師と---
2010.01.06 Web posted at: 15:16 JST Updated - CNN
http://www.cnn.co.jp/world/CNN201001060013.html

(CNN) アフガニスタン東部ホスト州の米基地自爆テロの実行犯で、米関係筋が二重スパイと指摘したヨルダン人のフマン・カリル・アブムラル・バラウィ容疑者について、ヨルダン高官は5日、同容疑者がテロ対策面の情報提供者として起用されていた医師だったと語った。

高官が匿名を条件に明らかにしたところによると、ヨルダン当局は1年余り前「不審な情報」に基きバラウィ容疑者を拘束したが、証拠不足だったため釈放した。数カ月後、同容疑者は電子メールでイエメン当局に対し、国内情勢を揺るがす恐れがある重要情報を提供。当局は同容疑者との連絡を保って更に情報を入手し、テロ対策に取り組んでいる他の友好国と共有交換していた。

高官は、同容疑者が自爆テロの実行犯か確認できないとしたうえで「仮に本人ならヨルダン人の医師だ」と明言した。

事件の実行犯についてはアフガニスタンのイスラム強硬派タリバーンが、アフガン国軍の兵士だとする声明を発表。しかしパキスタン・タリバーン運動(TTP)のハキムラ・メスード司令官はヨルダン人だと主張し、CIAやヨルダン政府がこれを認めるだろうと述べている。


---アフガンCIA基地テロ、犯人は二重スパイ 米で報道---
2010年1月5日22時5分
http://www.asahi.com/international/update/0105/TKY201001050408.html

 【ワシントン=望月洋嗣】アフガニスタン東部の米軍基地で12月30日に起きた、米中央情報局(CIA)要員が犠牲になった自爆テロ事件で、実行犯は、CIA工作員になりながら実際は国際テロ組織アルカイダに忠実なヨルダン人の男だったことが分かった。複数の米メディアが4日、米当局者らの話として報じた。
 米NBCテレビなどによると、男は36歳で、アルカイダのナンバー2であるザワヒリ容疑者と同郷。1年以上前にヨルダンの情報機関に拘束され、同国と米国によるアルカイダ掃討作戦への協力を求められ、応じた。しかし、自爆テロ当日、男はザワヒリ容疑者の消息に関する情報があるとして基地を訪問。爆発物の検査を受けずに基地内に入り、自爆したとみられている。

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