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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 27, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A14 A 14 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015 WORLD winnipegfreepress. com WED. TO FRI. NOON - 8PM | SAT. 9: 30AM - 5PM ALL SALES ARE FINAL. SOLD AS IS UP 50 % TO OFF Furniture Factory Outlet 630 Kernaghan Ave Door 79 | 204.988.0800 SALE 233 HENDERSON HWY. 204- 669- 5590 Hours: Monday to Friday 10- 9, Saturday 10- 6, Sunday 1- 5 www. bikesandbeyond. ca LIGHTS PANNIERS LOCK RACKS HELMET NEW BIKE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES Mon - Tues 9am - 5pm Wed 9am - 8pm Thurs, Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm Closed Sept. 5- 7 895 CENTURY ST. | 204- 783- 9600 www. billknight. com DIFFERENT DISTINCTIVE ORIGINAL AREA RUGS THIS YEAR, GET THE GARAGE YOU DESERVE. www. starreadytomovehomes. com If you’re thinking about a new garage look to Star. ~ 2015 RC 350 F SPORT Series 2 shown: $ 60,950. MSRP does not include Freight and PDI of $ 2,045, Air Conditioning Charge of $ 100, license, insurance, registration, applicable taxes, levies and Dealership or other fees. Dealer may sell for less. ^$ 2,000 Delivery Credit is available on the purchase/ lease of a new unregistered Lexus 2015 RC 350 models only, registered on or before August 31, 2015. Ð$ 3,000/$ 5,000 Conquest/ Loyalty credit is available on the retail purchase/ lease of new unregistered 2015 Lexus RC 350/ 2015 Lexus RC F models only when purchased in cash, leased or financed from Lexus Financial Services through a Canadian Lexus Dealer and registered on or before August 31, 2015. All credits ( Delivery/ Conquest/ Loyalty) include an amount for sales taxes and credits will be deducted after sales taxes have been charged on the full amount of the negotiated price. Conquest Credit/ Loyalty Credit offers cannot be combined. Limit of one Conquest or Loyalty Credit offer per new vehicle purchased/ leased. Conquest Credit offer available to owners/ lessees of a non- Lexus vehicle who have owned/ leased the non- Lexus vehicle for at least 3 months prior to redeeming this Conquest Credit offer and upon providing proof of insurance with address matching vehicle purchase/ lease agreement and registration address. Loyalty Credit offer available to owners/ lessees of a Lexus vehicle who have owned/ leased the Lexus vehicle for at least 3 months prior to redeeming this Loyalty Credit offer and upon providing proof of insurance with address matching vehicle purchase/ lease agreement and registration address. * Lease offers provided through Lexus Financial Services, on approved credit. * Representative lease example based on a 2015 RC 350 AWD sfx ‘ B’ on a 39 month term at an annual rate of 1.9%. Monthly payment ( inclusive of $ 2,045 freight/ PDI and $ 100 AC charge) is $ 499 with $ 6,670 down payment or equivalent trade in, $ 0 security deposit and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $ 26,139. 65,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $ 0.20/ km for excess kilometres. Taxes, license, insurance, registration, dealer fees ( if applicable) and fees are extra. Lexus Dealers may lease for less. All offers are limited time offers and only apply to retail customers at participating Lexus Dealers. Dealer order/ trade may be required. Offers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. See your Lexus Dealer for complete details. DON ’ T HOLD BACK . WE DIDN ’ T . ~ 2015 RC 350 F SPORT series 2 shown DON’T JUST GET IT. GET IT FAST. RC F SPORT • 3.5 L V6 engine with 307 HP • 6- speed Sport Direct Shift Transmission with Paddle Shifters • Drive Mode Select with Sport and Sport S+ • Lexus Dynamic Handling RC F • 5.0 L V8 engine with 467 HP • Torque Vectoring Differential actively augments driving performance • BREMBO ® brake calipers, rotors and brake pads • ActiveRearWingdeploysatspeedsof80km/ htocreateaddeddownforce 2015 LEXUS RC 350 AWD LEASE PAYMENT $ 499 * DOWN PAYMENT $ 6,670 * LEASE APR 1 . 9 % * 39 MONTHS WITH TOTAL CREDITS OF UP TO $ 5 , 000 ˆ Ð PAYMENT INCLUDES $ 2,000 ˆ DELIVERY CREDIT AND $ 3,000 Ð CONQUEST OR LOYALTY CREDIT. 2015 LEXUS RC F $ 5 , 000 ˆ Ð CREDIT FOR CONQUEST OR LOYALTY. D UBAI, United Arab Emirates — A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U. S. and a Saudi official said Wednesday, ending a nearly two- decade manhunt for one of the FBI’s most- wanted terrorists. Ahmed al- Mughassil, 48, was arrested in Beirut and transferred to Riyadh, the Saudi capital, Saudi newspaper Asharq Alawsat reported. The Saudi Interior Ministry and Lebanese authorities had no immediate comment on the capture. He was described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the armed wing of the once- active Saudi Hezbollah group. The FBI had offered a US$ 5- million reward for information leading to his arrest. The June 25, 1996, truck bombing at the Khobar Towers, an eight- storey dormitory in eastern Saudi Arabia for U. S. air force personnel assigned to the Persian Gulf, killed 19 Americans and wounded 372 more. It was the deadliest such attack targeting U. S. forces since the 1983 bombing of the U. S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut that killed 241 American servicemen. Al- Mughassil, also known as Abu Omran, is one of 14 people named in a 2001 indictment in Alexandria, Va., in connection with the bombing. Charges include murder of federal employees and bombing resulting in death. The U. S. indictment said elements of the Iranian government inspired, supported and supervised members of the Saudi Hezbollah group in the Khobar Towers attack, but it stopped short of naming any Iranian officials. Asharq Alawsat said al- Mughassil was arrested after Saudi authorities identified his whereabouts in Lebanon. A Saudi official told The Associated Press al- Mughassil was detained two weeks ago after arriving in Beirut from Iran. He allegedly tried to seek cover in a southern Beirut neighbourhood that is a stronghold of Lebanon’s Hezbollah. The security official said Saudi intelligence believes four others wanted in the bombing are living in Iran. The Saudi and U. S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. Saudi Arabia has never directly blamed Iran — its regional rival — for the attack, and Iran has repeatedly denied being involved. In 2006, U. S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled the Iranian government financed the bombing, ordering it to pay US$ 254 million to the attack’s victims. U. S. State Department spokesman John Kirby declined to comment on the capture, but said: “ The United States continues to stand with the victims and families harmed by this attack, and we’re going to continue working with Saudi Arabia and the international community to bring to justice all the perpetrators of it.” The U. S. Justice Department also declined to comment. In the attack, militants parked a fuel tanker truck just outside the shallow perimeter of the apartment complex, approximately 25 metres from one of the dormitories. The blast tore the face off one side of the building, leaving a massive crater. The U. S. government later moved its air force contingent to a compound in a remote stretch of desert south of Riyadh before withdrawing its troops from the kingdom in 2003. Details of al- Mughassil’s life remain elusive. He was born in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Qatif, a predominantly underdeveloped Shiite region that is home to the kingdom’s vast oil reserves. Toby Matthiesen, who has written extensively on Saudi Shiites in a book titled The Other Saudis , said al- Mughassil was rumoured to have gone to Iran after the 1979 revolution and is believed to have fought at some point in Lebanon’s 15- year civil war that ended in 1990. The Saudi Hezbollah group, also called Hezbollah al- Hijaz, was established in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province in 1987 in retaliation for the killing of more than 400 Iranians who died in clashes that same year with Saudi riot police in Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimage. The kingdom’s minority Shiites have long complained Saudi Arabia’s Sunni leadership treats their grievances as a security problem rather than an issue to be resolved politically. The group, modelled after the Iranianbacked Hezbollah in Lebanon, assassinated lower- ranking Saudi diplomats abroad and attacked oil installations in the Eastern Province in the late 1980s. The group has claimed responsibility for those attacks, but has consistently denied responsibility for the Khobar bombing, Matthiesen said. Three other Saudis are still on the FBI’s most- wanted list for the attack: Ali al- Hoorie, Abdelkarim al- Nasser and Ibrahim al- Yacoub. Nine other Saudis have been imprisoned in the kingdom for the past 19 years and given secret trials with unknown verdicts in connection with the attack, Matthiesen said. — The Associated Press Arrest in 1996 bombing Tower blast in Saudi Arabia killed 19 U. S. servicemen By Aya Batrawy and Ken Dilanian GREG BOS / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILES Officials examine the site of the explosion two days after the deadly bombing. PARIS — The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high- speed train in France is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers — but his family defended him Wednesday, saying he was in a desperate situation. The Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed Wednesday Ayoub El- Khazzani had been charged overnight. El- Khazzani, 26, was overpowered by at least five passengers, including three Americans and a Briton, after allegedly trying to attack the train with a small arsenal. Mark Moogalian, who tried to seize an assault rifle from him, is hospitalized with gunshot wounds. El- Khazzani has denied having terrorism plans, saying he stumbled on a bag of weapons and decided to use them to rob passengers. His older brother, Imran, reached by French radio network RMC, also said the younger man had no links with terrorism. “ I swear to you before God that my brother has nothing to do with a terrorist. We are Muslims. We respect people,” the brother said. “ He could have gone crazy. His life was, without a doubt, difficult. He didn’t have much money.” His father, Mohamed, said Ayoub’s job in France ended after about a month and a half, and he believed his son acted out of a need for money. “ If he had nothing to eat, he doubtless wanted to commit a theft,” his father told BFM television network. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins has said El- Khazzani watched a jihadi video on his cellphone moments before the attack and that — although he claimed to be homeless — he bought a first- class ticket. Molins said the suspect’s explanations became increasingly incoherent until he stopped speaking altogether to investigators. Among the terrorism charges he faces are multiple counts of attempted murder, possession of weapons and conspiracy. Moogalian, a 51- year- old American musician and teacher who has lived in France for more than two decades, has emerged as another hero in the highspeed train attack thwarted by a group of quick- thinking men. French President François Hollande said a Frenchman was the first to encounter the gunman as he left the toilet, alerting others in the area. That person, Hollande said, wished to remain anonymous. Moogalian and the Frenchman will receive the Legion of Honour, as did Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, U. S. army Spc. Alek Skarlatos, their friend Anthony Sadler and British businessman Chris Norman. Moogalian remained hospitalized Wednesday in the northern city of Lille, and his sister said his role in trying to stop what French authorities are calling a terror attack was in character. “ Mark is one of the most compassionate people I’ve ever known. He’s a free spirit. When he sets his mind on what he wants to do, he just does it,” his sister, Jacqueline Moogalian- Pittman said from Austell, Ga. — The Associated Press Terror charges laid in foiled train attack A_ 14_ Aug- 27- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A14 8/ 26/ 15 8: 55: 33 PM

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