US annual report on terrorism identifies terrorist safe havens

By Christine Duhaime | May 30th, 2013

US Terrorism Report Released

The U.S. Department of State released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism today (the “Report“), and interestingly, identified 10 key terrorist safe havens worldwide, namely Somalia, Mali, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Columbia and Venezuela.

On the specific country reports, the Report identified positive steps taken by Canadian courts in connection with counter-terrorism efforts, namely, the convictions which were upheld against Momin Khawaja for terrorism and the extradition of Suresh Sriskandarajah to face charges in the U.S. for money laundering and terrorist financing.

The Report noted also that 2012 marked an increase in Iranian state sponsorship of terrorism with incidents of terrorism at levels last seen in the 1990s.

The Report can be accessed here.

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