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Press reports say al-Qaeda leader wants to target “weak” Finns in Afghanistan - Helsingin Sanomat

Press reports say al-Qaeda leader wants to target “weak” Finns in Afghanistan - Helsingin Sanomat | Finland | Scoop.it
A leader of the hard-line Muslim organisation al-Qaeda organisation has called for attacks against Finnish forces serving in Afghanistan, according to a report published in a number of Finnish provincial newspapers.
Abu Sulaiman al-Nasser writes in a blog message that the Finnish forces are weak, they avoid confrontations, and they lack support on the home front for their mission.
According to the terrorist leader, such attacks could lead to the withdrawal of the Finnish forces, which he calls “crusaders”.
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UNICEF - Afghanistan - Finnish funding enables UNICEF to provide safe water to school children in Afghanistan

UNICEF - Afghanistan - Finnish funding enables UNICEF to provide safe water to school children in Afghanistan | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland has contributed $1.33 million to UNICEF since 2010 for school water and sanitation in Afghanistan. The funding has enabled UNICEF to extend improvements in water supply and sanitation facilities to nearly 77,000 children in 94 schools in northern Afghanistan in the first year of the project. A similar number is expected to be reached in 2011.
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Jade Nicole Burman's curator insight, November 8, 2014 9:14 PM

This is amazing that countries even as far as Finland contribute to UNICEF fund, especially as much as 1.33 million dollars, it's global contribution like this that makes the world a better place.

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Supo: Al-Qaida Threat Not New

Supo: Al-Qaida Threat Not New | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) believes that there is no need for a reevaluation of the danger of terrorist attack in Finland or against Finns in Afghanistan. Supo does not consider the latest call by an al-Qaida leader for attacks on Finnish troops as a new development.
"We are taking this seriously and cooperating closely with the Defense Forces, but is not exceptional. Similar threats have been made before," Supo's chief of communications, Liina Lehto-Seljavaara, told YLE.
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