US: NJ man accused of scouting NYC targets for Hezbollah terror group - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

US NJ man accused of scouting NYC targets for Hezbollah terror group

02:50  20 september  2019
02:50  20 september  2019 Source:   northjersey.com

Police: Woman accused of driving car onto sidewalk, pinning pedestrian against parked car

Police: Woman accused of driving car onto sidewalk, pinning pedestrian against parked car Cincinnati police are searching for a woman accused of driving her car onto the sidewalk several times, attempting to run over pedestrians and eventually striking and pinning a victim against a parked car. Police said the victim suffered serious physical injuries and will need extensive rehabilitation. Shawntelle Heath, 35, is wanted for felonious assault. She is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 121 pounds. Her prior criminal history includes assault and forgery. She was last known to live on Mars Court in Mt. Healthy. READ MORE:Police: Woman accused of driving car onto sidewalk, pinning pedestrian against parked car CHECK OUT WLWT:Stay in the know.

A New Jersey man has spent the past 22 years training with and scouting terror -attack locations for Hezbollah — and provided the group with intelligence on the Port Authority, Grand Central Terminal, the New York Stock Exchange and the city ’s two airports, according to a new federal indictment

A New Jersey man has been indicted on charges that he secretly worked for the terror group Hezbollah , scouting potential targets The FBI said Saab also scouted possible targets in Istanbul. He is charged with conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist group , unlawful procurement

A Morristown man groomed for more than 20 years by a terrorist organization was charged Thursday with scouting possible targets for attack in New York City, authorities said.

Electronic billboards light up Times Square, Thursday, March 19, 2015 in New York. Same vantage as September 1957 photo © Mark Lennihan/AP Electronic billboards light up Times Square, Thursday, March 19, 2015 in New York. Same vantage as September 1957 photo "Neon billboards on Times Square" by Weegee.

Alexei Saab, 42, was arrested in July but Thursday was charged in a nine-count indictment for his support of the terror group Hezbollah, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Founded in the 1980s, Hezbollah is based in Lebanon and was started with support from Iran after the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Its mission includes establishing a fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon.

$100,000 bond for Cleveland mom accused of trying to drown son

$100,000 bond for Cleveland mom accused of trying to drown son $100,000 bond for Cleveland mom accused of trying to drown son

A New Jersey man has been indicted on charges he supported Islamist militant group Hezbollah - a proxy funded by Iran - by scouting possible targets for an attack. Police said Alexei Saab, of Morristown, NJ has been indicted in federal court for scouting locations in the city and sending

A New Jersey man has been accused of conducting intelligence-gathering operations for Hezbollah across New York City . 'As a member of the Hizballah component that coordinates external terrorist attack planning, Alexei Saab allegedly used his training to scout possible targets throughout the U.S

'Did you meet with terrorists?': NJ mayor says officers questioned him at airport, took his phone

Authorities said Saab joined the terror group in 1996 and legally came to the United States in 2000. In 2008, he became a naturalized citizen.

Some of the locations Saab scouted for Hezbollah include the United Nations headquarters, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and local airports, tunnels, and bridges, the Department of Justice stated. His reports focused on weak points of the structures.

"Even though Saab was a naturalized American citizen, his true allegiance was to Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responsible for decades of terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds, including U.S. citizens and military personnel," said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in a statement. "Thankfully, Saab is now in federal custody, and faces significant prison time for his alleged crimes.”

Department of Homeland Security strategy adds white supremacy to list of threats

  Department of Homeland Security strategy adds white supremacy to list of threats Recent mass shootings have "galvanized the Department of Homeland Security to expand its counterterrorism mission focus beyond terrorists operating aboard," acting DHS Sec. Kevin McAleenan.For the first time since it was formed after the 9/11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is adding white supremacist violence to its list of priority threats in a revised counterterrorism strategy issued Friday.

Kourani and El Debek reportedly scouted out targets for Hezbollah , including the US and Israeli embassies in Panama and Israeli targets in New York . Kourani, prosecutors said, has been affiliated with the terror group from age 16, and falsely claimed on his immigration application that he had no

" New York attack: Terror suspect planned killings for weeks, police say". " NYC , NJ Men Among 8 Dead in Manhattan Truck Attack; Survivors Coping With Gruesome Injuries". "Feds interviewed accused NYC truck attacker in 2015 about possible terror ties". ABC News.

20 years in Hezbollah

His involvement with Hezbollah started with scouting. He watched Israeli and Southern Lebanese soldiers before his training intensified in 1999, authorities said.

By 1999 he started practicing with weapons including an AK-47, an M16 rifle, a pistol and grenades. He continued his work with explosives in the following years, authorities said.

Saab lied on his application for citizenship when he failed to mention his tie to the terrorist organization, authorities said. After he came to the United States he maintained contact with the Islamic Jihad Organization.

His alleged terroristic acts were not limited to the United States. At some point during his Hezbollah affiliation he tried to kill someone abroad he suspected of being an Israeli spy, firing a gun at him twice though the weapon malfunctioned, according to the Department of Justice.

As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, no court hearing had been scheduled, according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office where the indictment was filed.

US to send troops, equipment to Saudi Arabia as Trump announces new Iran sanctions after oil attack

  US to send troops, equipment to Saudi Arabia as Trump announces new Iran sanctions after oil attack The US announced Friday it would send additional troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the US has blamed on Tehran. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

A 20-year-old New Jersey man who allegedly sent money abroad to Hamas militants in an effort to support the terror group also spoke of bombing Trump Neighbors Address NJ Man Accused of Sending Hamas Money. The leafy Basking Ridge neighborhood where the suspect grew up was not

Two Americans ' scouted potential terrorist targets for Hezbollah including LaGuardia Airport, the Federal government says 2 US citizens provided material support for Hezbollah Two men allegedly ' scouted ' potential terror targets in New York and Panama

Saab also went by the aliases Ali Hassan Saab, Alex Saab, and Rachid. A LinkedIn profile for Alex Saab that includes an engineering degree from Lebanese University lists him as director of information technology at Covanta in Morristown. It also lists him as an adjunct lecturer at Baruch College New York.

Messages left for Covanta and Baruch were not immediately returned.

Check back for more on this developing story

More New Jersey news

Crime: 'American Gangster' lawyer, sentenced to probation, says he missed 'red flags'

Lawsuit: A Paterson teacher says she was taunted for her Hispanic accent

Sign up now

Get breaking news in your inbox

Sign up for NorthJersey.com's Breaking News newsletter and get major local news or severe weather alerts delivered to your inbox.

This article originally appeared on North Jersey Record: NJ man accused of scouting NYC targets for Hezbollah terror group

Court hearing to discuss accused killer who escaped prison .
The attorney for Curtis Watson, the man accused of killing a Tennessee Department of Corrections employee before escaping from prison, is set to appear in court Wednesday. © Provided by Gray Media Group, Inc. Curtis Watson Watson led authorities on a manhunt for five days in August before he was eventually captured.Watson's court appearance Wednesday is a "status hearing."Watson is not expected to appear in court--just his attorney. The attorneys for Watson and the state will discuss issues in the case including scheduling.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 52
This is interesting!