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Friday, April 19, 2013

Background on Marathon Bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

ABC: The Stories of Two Brothers Suspected in Bombing

Boston Globe: Bombing suspects were local, ‘normal’ US immigrants

Boston Globe: Wrestling coach recalls Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as ‘dedicated kid’

USA Today: Uncle says bomber called to ask for forgiveness

NYT: Dragnet Shuts Boston; One Suspect Is Slain but Second Man Is on Loose

NYT: Brothers Seen as Good Students and Avid Athletes

AP Sources: A Boston Marathon bomb suspects traveled to Russia, was out of the US for 6 months

Boston Globe: Older bombing suspect ‘was up to no good,’ cousin says

Jamestown Foundation: Preliminary Profile of the Boston Bombers: The Tsarnaev Brothers

Atlantic Wire: Who Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Man at the Center of the Boston Manhunt?

Foreign Policy: Displaced What happened to the people who fled the terror in Chechnya.

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INTELWIRE is a web site edited by J.M. Berger. a researcher, analyst and consultant covering extremism, with a special focus on extremist activities in the U.S. and extremist use of social media. He is a non-resident fellow with the Brookings Institution, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, and author of the critically acclaimed Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, the only definitive history of the U.S. jihadist movement, and co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror with Jessica Stern.


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