2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - Comoros
|Publisher||United States Department of State|
|Publication Date||5 August 2010|
|Cite as||United States Department of State, 2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - Comoros, 5 August 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4c63b64ea.html [accessed 12 December 2013]|
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Comoran security forces had limited resources and training in counterterrorism and maritime security, and remained vulnerable to terrorist transit. However, Comoran authorities welcomed the visit of a U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team in November, and Comoran police and security forces participated in U.S. counterterrorism assistance programs and cooperated with the Rewards for Justice Program. International terrorism concerns in Comoros focused on Comoran national Fazul Abdullah Mohammed (a.k.a. Harun Fazul), who is suspected of involvement in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
President Sambi, democratically elected in 2006, reconfirmed Comoros' rejection of terrorism and, with Comoran religious leaders, publicly rejected religious extremism.