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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 24, 2002
WASHINGTON - In an action meant to show U.S. resolve, the Justice Department announced yesterday the indictment of five suspected members of a terrorist group in connection with the death of a kidnapped missionary in the Philippines. The indictments identified the five as Khadafi Abubakar Janjalani, described as the spiritual leader of the Abu Sayyaf guerrilla group; Isnilon Totoni Hapilon, the second in command; Aldam Tilao, a spokesman for the group; Jainal Antel Sali Jr., an intelligence officer; and Hamsiraji Marusi Sali, a group leader.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
Baltimore police used battering rams to smash their way into suspected drug dens in a series of pre-dawn raids Tuesday that netted a half-dozen arrests, continuing what authorities describe as aggressive campaign to "dismantle" the Black Guerrilla Family gang. It was the second such strike in less than a week. Officials sharpened their rhetoric against the one-time prison gang they say has been spreading across the city and taking over drug territories through force and intimidation.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Jerusalem Bureau | July 28, 1993
JERUSALEM -- Israel's bombardment of Lebanon is intended to drive thousands of civilians from their homes and may last for two weeks, according to government sources."
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2013
Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives. The breadth of the coordinated operation reflects the growing concern over the BGF's role on the streets of Baltimore. Authorities say the one-time prison gang is using force and intimidation to take control of neighborhoods drug corner by drug corner - one reason, they say, violent crime is on the rise.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 24, 2005
TORIBIO, Colombia - One recent morning, just as the sun was coming up, guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known by their Spanish acronym FARC, made an announcement to this largely indigenous town via bullhorn: Vacate the premises because we are about to attack. The fighting that followed continues and has left at least five policemen, two soldiers and a 9-year-old village boy dead, as well as 23 people injured and dozens of houses in ruin. The attack, which started week before last, was FARC's second assault in two years on this town and highlighted the difficulty Indian villages feel throughout this region.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 9, 2000
KIRYAT SHEMONA, Israel -- Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas spared northern Israel's civilians a feared Katyusha rocket attack yesterday, confining their retaliatory attacks to targets inside southern Lebanon and claiming the life of another Israeli soldier. By sticking to military targets, the guerrillas appeared to have avoided giving Israel a reason for extensive air strikes such as the bombing raids Monday night that destroyed three electrical transformers and hit an underground guerrilla bunker.
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By Paul Richter and Paul Richter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 24, 2002
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, alarmed by signs of weapons trafficking between Colombian rebels and the Middle East, is weighing a proposal to declare the destruction of leftist guerrillas in the South American country an explicit U.S. policy goal. Some senior officials are also pushing for the administration to assert, for the first time, that the Colombian rebels are a target of the worldwide U.S. war on terrorism, administration officials said. Such declarations would mark a significant toughening of U.S. policy and pose an important test of how much leeway Congress will grant President Bush to expand military operations around the world in the post-Sept.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 26, 2002
MOSCOW - Russian special forces stormed the theater where about 40 heavily armed Chechen guerrillas held hundreds of hostages early this morning, in a furious exchange of gunfire that reverberated through a southeast Moscow neighborhood. The firefight, conducted out of sight of the press gathered near the scene, lasted only about 15 minutes. Deputy Interior Minister Vladimir Vasiliyev said most of the hostages had been freed, although he confirmed there were casualties. Thirty-two of the guerillas were killed, he said, including the ringleader, although some of them escaped through the sewer system, authorities said.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 18, 2005
VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia - A man who has admitted being one of the militants who stormed a school in nearby Beslan last September, leading to the deaths of 343 hostages, entered a courtroom yesterday to face charges of terrorism and murder. Nur-Pashi Kulayev, a 24-year-old ethnic Chechen, appeared more sheepish than sinister standing in a black jogging suit and athletic shoes with no laces, as prosecutors accused him of a long list of crimes. He could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 27, 2002
MOSCOW - Russia's elite counter-terrorism police ended a three-day siege by Chechen guerrillas in the heart of Moscow yesterday, shooting their way into a cultural center after pumping in a disabling gas, nearly wiping out the heavily armed guerrillas and freeing about 700 hostages. The attack claimed the lives of at least 90 hostages - in some cases under circumstances yet to be explained - and 50 guerrillas, including 18 women, the government said. Hundreds of injured former hostages swamped the city's hospital wards and emergency rooms.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
A woman who supplied Black Guerrilla Family gang members with drugs to sell at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge in federal court. Tyesha Mayo, 30, obtained marijuana and prescription pills and handed them off to corrupt corrections officers, who smuggled them past the walls of the Baltimore City Detention Center and into the hands of gang leader Tavon White, according to facts supporting her plea presented in court. In return, White paid Mayo using electronic transfers and cash, according to the statement.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Barbara Poindexter saw the death of her son coming. She likens it to watching her mother's health deteriorate. In her son's case, death followed a slow and agonizing descent into gangs and criminal activity. "When my mother came to the end, I was not surprised," Poindexter said. "When my son came to the end, I was not surprised. "I just didn't know when. " On May 4, 2012, Quintin Poindexter got out of a car with three men, who were recorded on surveillance video walking behind Windsor Hills Elementary School.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
As Tyrone Brown sat in his jail cell at the Baltimore County Detention Center late last year, awaiting trial for the murder of a man in a Towson Town Center parking garage, he kept busy in part by smoking marijuana and memorizing contraband writings of the Black Guerrilla Family - the same gang prosecutors say he killed to become a part of. Meanwhile, Frank Williams, who helped Brown plot the 2011 mall attack and was arrested with a group of...
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Dan Rodricks | May 18, 2013
If the federal prison that gets Tavon White is anything like the last one I visited, even a charmer such as Bulldog will have a tough time recreating the life of the libertine he had at the Baltimore City Detention Center. White, a reputed leader of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang, is accused of attempted murder; he's been on trial twice for that charge since 2009. Both trials ended in hung juries, and that explains why White, or "Bulldog," had enough time at the jail to get four of its correctional officers pregnant, one of them twice, according to recent federal indictments.
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By Justin Fenton, Ian Duncan and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2013
In the black market of Maryland's prisons and jails, where the right price can secure cellphones and drugs, transactions unfold through a complex system of currency. Among the key elements: 14-digit codes, prepaid debit cards and text messages. One brand of cards - Green Dot - is so ubiquitous that it has become part of the lexicon on the inside. The recent federal indictment of two dozen inmates and corrections officers in an alleged Black Guerrilla Family corruption scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center notes several instances in which suspects refer to "dots" in transactions.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
Reviewing national media coverage of the Black Guerrilla Family's virtual takeover of the Baltimore City Detention Center, it's impossible not to feel the pressure mounting on Gov. Martin O'Malley who is expected to return this week from a trip to the Middle East. And how he handles the scandal could go a long way in determining how well he does or doesn't do with those national aspirations we've been hearing so much about the last year. I can see the image of Black Family Guerrilla gang leader Tavon White, who is alleged to have held virtual control of the detention center, haunting O'Malley in attack ads throughout any future campaigns.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 30, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - In an effort to take the fight to the guerrillas who are attacking the United States and its allies, U.S. commanders in Iraq are shifting to a new, more mobile rapid-reaction force that will be tailored for small-scale urban warfare. Seeming to underscore the need for more aggressive tactics, gunmen ambushed a team of Spanish military intelligence officers yesterday, 18 miles south of Baghdad. Seven officers were killed, and one was wounded, said Spanish Defense Minister Federico Trillo.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 16, 1996
WASHINGTON -- French soldiers thwarted a planned terrorist attack on NATO troops in Bosnia yesterday when they raided a house being used as a bomb factory and arrested 11 heavily armed foreign guerrillas, including five Iranians, a senior U.S. official said.The official said the guerrillas, part of a contingent of Islamic militants who fought on the side of the Muslim-led Bosnian government during 3 1/2 years of ethnic war, were planning to bomb facilities of the NATO-led peace force.If the plot had succeeded, it would have marked the first attack on North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops since they began ,, their enforcement of the Bosnia peace accords negotiated late last year in Dayton, Ohio.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts says that the Black Guerrilla Family gang is spurring much of the recent violence in the city as it tries to expand its reach.  Batts, who recently took over as commissioner after working 30 years on the West Coast, asked his commanders to draw up "conflict diagrams" so he could better understand the web of connections driving crime in Baltimore.  He said those diagrams showed that the Black Guerrilla...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2010
A 33-year-old man with a history of violence has been indicted in a September 2009 shooting that witnesses told police was sparked by a drug dispute among members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Robert Looney, of the 2500 block of Maryland Ave., has been charged with orchestrating the shooting of Devon Cooper on Sept. 13, 2009, in the 1300 block of W. Pratt St. Records show Cooper was shot in the back of the head as he stood on the street, but survived. Witnesses told detectives that Looney and Cooper were members of the Black Guerrilla Family, a prison-based gang tied to a slew of recent acts of violence and drug dealing.
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