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President Obama suggested that Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were "self-radicalized." The FBI is said to be seeking information on nearly a dozen persons of interest in the case. A senior Saudi Arabian official said his government warned the US and the UK about Tamerlan in 2012 and denied him entry to visit Mecca in December 2011. The Obama administration is considering sending lethal aid to the Syrian rebels.
Investigators in the Boston Marathon bombing case found female DNA on one of the bombs, and collected material from the home of the widow of Tamarlan Tsarnaev, one of the bombers. Russian officials said Tamarlan was in contact with two North Caucasus militants, Mansur Makhmud Nidal, a jihadist recruiter from Dagestan, and William Plotnikov, a Canadian Islamist in Dagestan.
Two US Congressmen said there are "persons of interest" in the Boston Marathon bombing case who are in the United States. The parents of the two known suspects in the case, the Tsarnaev brothers, canceled plans to return to the US from southern Russia.
Russian authorities this week turned over information about Boston Marathon bomber Tamarlan Tsarnaev and his mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, including the fact that mother and son discussed jihad in a telephone conversation in 2011, and that Zubeidat also spoke about jihad with a man in Russia who is under investigation by the FBI. Mother and son were added to the CIA's terrorism database in late 2011. Regarding the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, the US has said it seeks "strong evidence" before deciding on a response.
Surviving Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators that he and his older brother Tamarlan intended to drive to New York City and detonate additional explosives in Times Square after the Boston bombings. Tamarlan's phone number was linked to two other terrorism investigations.