Future dates and anniversaries can often be used as a reason why terrorist’s carryout attacks. The 361 Terrorist and Security Report are displaying these dates for people’s awareness.
01 Jun 2009 – United States: Attack on soldiers in Little Rock, Arkansas, kills one, injures one; Abdulhakim Muhammad, also known as Carlos Leon Bledsoe, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
01 Jun 2004 – Iraq: Unknown group explodes car bomb in front of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s office killing 25 and injuring many more.
02 Jun 2008 – Pakistan: Suicide car bomb at the Danish embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan in response to the Jyllands Posten publishing of Islamic cartoons on the 30 Sep 05.
02 Jun 2006 – Canada: Police arrest 17 in Ontario; group believed to be planning attacks using truck bombs and small arms fire.
03 Jun 1964 – Egypt: Palestine Liberation Organisation formed.
03 June 1989 – Iran: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini dies after ten year rule.
03 Jun 2007 – United States: Authorities disrupt plot to blow up jet fuel supply tanks and pipelines at JFK International Airport in New York.
04 Jun 15 – Pakistan: Abu Yahya al-Libi seen as al-Qaeda’s second in command and “general manager” killed; White House saw this as a major blow to the group’s capabilities.
04 Jun 15 – Turkey: Police kill two DHKP/C terrorists preparing to attack US Consulate in Istanbul. (361 COMMENT: This would not normally be under this heading but as the group has resurfaced over recent years and their 01 Feb 13 attack on the US embassy in Ankara, this terrorist incident cannot be ruled out as a possible reoccurrence attack on any of the US interests in Turkey. COMMENT ENDS)
05 Jun 2002 – Israel: A car packed with explosives (VBIED) rams a bus killing 17 and injuring 38; Islamic Jihad responsible. (361 COMMENT: In light of the numerous lone wolf style attacks over several months in Israel this type of attack may reoccur again using a lone wolf attack backed by a Palestinian group. COMMENT ENDS)
05 Jun 1967 – Israel: Israel Six Day War Began.
06 Jun 1982 – Israel: First Israel/Lebanon war started.
07 Jun 2011 – Somalia: Harun Fazul wanted in connection with August 1988 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killed by Somali forces; US Secretary of State sees significant blow to al-Qaeda its extremist allies and its operations in East Africa. (361 COMMENT: Unfortunately as we have seen in the attacks on the Kenyan shopping mall on the 21 Sep 11 and the school in Apr 15 this group still possess the ability to carry out spectaculars. COMMENT ENDS)
07 Jun 2006 – Iraq: Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi, leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq was killed in a coalition raid. (361 COMMENT: As al-Zarqawi was the founder of the AQI it is possible that the Islamic State may wish to revenge his death by carrying out a spectacular on this date. COMMENT ENDS)
13 Jun 15 – Iraq: Second bombing of the al-Askari (Golden Dome) Mosque in Samarra; no casualties but the Mosques two story minarets destroyed. The first bombing was on the 22 Jun 2006 and destroyed the Mosques Golden Dome. (361 COMMENT: With events in Iraq such as the taking of Ramadi this month and the Shia militias being assembled in Habbaniyah this Mosque could be a possible target for revenge or to instigate an attempt in disrupting the various sects of the Shia militias. COMMENT ENDS)