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Pakistan will be reimbursed $688 million for maintaining troops for six months along the Afghan border. The Pentagon said Pakistan's failure to crack down on militant safe havens and inderdict the flow of IED materials undermines the security of US, Coalition, and Afghan forces. AFRICOM created a quick reaction force.
The State Department designated Michel Samaha, Lebanon's former Minister of Information and Tourism, as a global terrorist for plotting with Syrian officials "to conduct bombing attacks against Lebanese political and religious figures in northern Lebanon." The Treasury Dept. also designated him, for actions that undermined Lebanon's democracy and sovereignty.
The US authorized the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and 400 troops to Turkey along the Syrian border. The total of six missile batteries to be deployed by NATO is less than requested by Turkey. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on seven companies and five persons linked to Iran's uranium-enrichment program.
Shaker Masri, an Alabama-born Chicago man, was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. Masri had plotted to be a suicide bomber for al Qaeda or Shabaab in Somalia. Two Alabama men, Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson, were arrested in Georgia as they were planning to travel to Mauritania for jihad. Wilson is friends with Omar Hammami, a wanted American terrorist with Shabaab.