Monday, August 14, 2006

Terrorism In the Wild

The Guardian has an interesting story that says:

Suspected terrorists have mounted training exercises in some of the most popular areas of the national parks of England and Wales...

Undercover detectives have watched groups of up to 20 men, some with known terrorist connections, taking part in outdoor training in the Lake District and elsewhere. The exercises have gone on sporadically for several years, but some training camps are understood to have been run in the past 12 months.

Colin Cramphorn, chief constable of West Yorkshire, said camps would be found in the Yorkshire Dales and the western Highlands, as well as the Lakes. "They're actually pure indoctrination camps," he said in a media interview.

The group picked up in Canada earlier this year also used remote areas for training purposes.

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