RealNews

Norway Arrests Militant on Kidnapping Charges

Mullah Krekar, the leader of a militant group in northern Iraq suspected of links to Al Qaeda, was arrested today by the Norwegian police on kidnapping charges. The police arrested Mullah Krekar, the founder of the group Ansar al-Islam in northern Iraq, at his home in Oslo. A police spokesman, Erling Grimstad, said the authorities were looking into widening the charges against him but did not elaborate. Mullah Krekar was questioned by Norway’s intelligence agency last month when he admitted to briefly holding nine men in Iraq in December 2001. No further details were available. The police had released him pending further investigation but confiscated his passport to keep him in the country. Norwegian prosecutors can charge suspects for crimes that took place outside the country’s borders, even if the suspect is not a Norwegian citizen. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.