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An American Passport Found In Al Qaeda Camp In Syria



If you are an American citizen named Amiir Farouk Ibrahim and you’re fighting with al-Qaeda linked rebels in northern Syria, your passport has been found.

Among documents recovered in northern Syria by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was a passport issued by the United States, belonging to the 32-year-old, who has dual citizenship between the United States and Egypt.


He was born in Pennsylvania, and his passport was issued in 2012.


He is not the first American to be linked with the Syrian rebellion. Back in May, a Michigan woman was killed while fighting alongside rebel forces.


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Al-Qaida connection: Foreign passports linked to attacks on west recovered



Passports of al-Qaida suspects

Passport of Said Bahaji, a German national suspected of involvement in the 11 September 2001 attacks, discovered by the Pakistani army during operations in South Waziristan. Photograph: Declan Walsh


Pakistani troops sweeping through the mountains of South Waziristan have discovered startling evidence that appears to show a direct link between the lawless tribal belt and al-Qaida attacks in America and Europe.

Last week soldiers raiding Taliban compounds in Shelwasti village, on the edge of the Mehsud tribal territory, recovered a passport in the name of Said Bahaji, a German national accused of being part of the Hamburg cell that coordinated the September 11 2001 attacks.

They also found a Spanish passport in the name of Raquel Burgos García, whose Moroccan husband, Amer Azizi, is accused of playing a role in the Madrid train bombings of 2004.

The passports were shown to journalists as they visited frontline positions of the army attack on the Taliban. It was not possible to verify the authenticity of the passports with German or Spanish authorities, but the dates on the documents tally with known information about their holders’ last movements.

Bahaji’s passport was issued on August 3 2001. A day later he obtained a 90-day tourist visa for Pakistan and arrived in the country, via Karachi, on 4 September, a week before the attacks on New York and Washington.

Burgos’s Spanish passport was accompanied by a Moroccan identity card that corresponds with a spell she spent in that country before disappearing in 2001.


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By Agence France-Presse
Friday, January 25, 2013 7:14 EST
Tina Turner via AFP

US pop legend Tina Turner, who has been living in Switzerland since 1995, will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport, Swiss media reported Friday.

“I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. … I cannot imagine a better place to live,” Turner told German language daily Blick.

Turner, 73, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, lives in picturesque town of Kuesnacht, on the shores of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland, and has passed a local civics test and interview, according to an official announcement published in the Zuerichsee-Zeitung daily.

The woman behind such hits as “Private Dancer”, “Simply the Best” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” will still need a green light from the canton of Zurich as well was federal authorities before she can receive red passport, the two papers reported.

Turner spokeswoman Karin Rhomberg told the Zuerichsee-Zeitung that the singer wanted to “clarify her situation”.

“Tina Turner will therefore also give back her US citizenship,” she said.

Turner, who has learned German, reportedly moved to Switzerland in 1995 when her longtime partner, German record executive Erwin Bach, was transferred here.
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