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The State Department added Al Nusrah Front emir Sheikh Abu Muhammad al Julani ito its list of global terrorists. The FBI is questioning New Hampshire resident Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter, about his ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. In Idaho, Uzbek national Fazliddin Kurbanov pled not guilty to charges of supporting the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and teaching people how to bomb public transportation.
Fazliddin Kurbanov, an Uzbek, was arrested in Boise, Idaho and charged with helping the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to build a weapon of mass destruction for a terrorist act overseas. Authorities have found that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a message claiming responsibility for the attack and saying it was "collateral damage" and retribution for US military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US Marshals Service has lost track of two "identified as known or suspected terrorists" who formerly participated in the federal witness protection program; both are thought to be now outside the US.
The White House released emails relating to the attack on the Benghazi consulate; they show revisions of talking points to delete references to al Qaeda, Islamic extremists, and FBI warnings. Seven people were caught trespassing at a reservoir that supplies water to Boston and 40 other communities. The trespassers, who are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, told police that their "education and career interests" drew them to the site. Checks on public water supplies across the state have been stepped up, and the FBI is investigating. Law enforcement officials are examining evidence in an unsolved Sept. 11, 2011 triple murder case that may be linked to Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A judge handed down sentences to several Somali men associated with the al Qaeda-linked Shabaab. Yesterday Kamal Said Hassan, who participated in an ambush of Ethiopian troops, was sentenced to 10 years in prison; and Mahamud Said Omar, a key Shabaab recruiter, to 20 years in prison. Today Abdifatah Yusuf Isse and Salah Osman Ahmed, who attended a Shabab training camp, were each sentenced to three years in prison; Omer Abdi Mohamed, a Shabaab recruiter, to 12 years; and Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, who funded jihadist travel to Somalia, to three years. Three more people will be sentenced this week in related cases.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of Associated Press phone records in an investigation likely tied to the disclosure of a foiled al Qaeda plot in May 2012. Federal officials warned about a new wave of cyberattacks originating in the Middle East that are primarily targeting the administrative systems of major US energy companies; in a new development, the attacks appear designed for sabotage, not espionage.