Here at the Guerrilla News Network we seek to provide the best and most accurate information we can find. Below is a timeline of events compiled from many different sources. Each piece is cited from the material we drew it from. This overview does not seek to point fingers, debunk claims, or any other nonsense. Here we are simply trying to convey what exactly happened in the last week after the Boston marathon explosions. We’ll go into theories and other nonsense in an upcoming article, but for now here is what everyone (sort of) agrees on.
The FBI interviews Tamerlan Tsarnaev(2) at the request of the Russian government. The Russia government claims “that he was a follower of radical Islam and that he had changed drastically since 2010” FBI official (identity unknown) said that “lack of specifics limited how much the FBI was able to investigate Tamerlan”.
12:???? – Tamerlan Tsarnaev travels to Dagestan(a) via JFK International(c).
17:???? – Tamerlan Tsarnaev(2) returns to the United States via JFK International(c).
??:???? – Tamerlan Tsarnaev(2) creates YouTube channel. Adds video featuring terrorist Gadzhimurad Dolgatov(1).
??;???? – Tamerlan Tsarnaev(2) disrupts talk at a Cambridge mosque.(b)
??;???? – Gadzhimurad Dolgatov(1) killed in Makhachkala, Dagestan(a) during a raid by Russian security forces (unidentified). Gadzhimurad Dolgatov(1) led a small terrorist group with ties to Imarat Kavkaz.
??;???? – Tamerlan Tsarnaev(2) is shouted out of Cambridge mosque after disrupting a talk being given. ““You are a Kafir” – a nonbeliever, according to Yusufi Vali(3), a spokesman for the mosque. Tsarnaev(2) went on to say the speaker was contaminating people’s minds, and accused him of being a hypocrite.”
15th @ 2:50pm – Bombs go off in Copley Square(d).
16th @ unknown time – The FBI takes over investigation of bombing.
18th @ 10:30pm – Sean Collier(4) is found dead in his vehicle.
19th @ 12:50am – Tamerlan(2) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev(5) get into a firefight with police at 66 Laurel Ave., Watertown, MA(e). Tamerlan(2) was wearing explosives. Both brothers were armed with handguns and one rifle. More explosives were in their possession.
Dzhokhar(5) was driving a stolen Mercedes SUV (unknown year). Tamerlan(2) drove a green 1999 Honda Civic sedan. It is unknown to GNN when or how this vehicle was acquired.
The firefight at 66 Laural Ave.(e) began with a single officer and others came after.
One officer puts a cruiser in gear and lets it roll towards the brothers. Several minutes of fighting pass before Tamerlan(2) walks/runs towards police firing. He then runs out of ammunition and is tackled by police or alternatively he falls to the ground. Dzhokhar(5) drives towards police, police scatter. Tamerlan(2) is hit by the SUV and dragged for a short distance. The Boston Globe claims this is what killed Tamerlan(2).
19th @ 1:10am – Boston police notify Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center(f) that they have a patient with “multiple traumatic injuries“ en route.
19th @ 1:20am – Tamerlan Tsarnaev(2) arrives at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in cardiac arrest. The doctors attempt to save him.
19th @ 1:35am – Tamerlan Tsarnaev(2) declared is dead.
19th @ 9:00pm – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev(2) captured in a backyard
in Watertown, MA.
19th @ unknown time – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev(5) under guard at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He had a gunshot wound to the throat.
22nd – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev(5) begins communicating in writing to authorities (unidentified).
22nd @ 2:50pm – Moment of silence to commemorate bombing.
Copley Square, MA
66 Laurel Ave. Watertown, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Also, an excellent outline by the NY Times exists here.
Gadzhimurad Dolgatov (no picture available)
AKA Abu Dujana is termed a terrorist and militant.
Born in Kyrgyzstan
DOB: 1987 (age: 26)
Deceased: 19 April 2013
Tamerlan is the circled figure on the left. His brother, Dzhokhar, is the circled figure on the right.
DOB: 1994 (age: 19)
Mosque Spokesperson (Cambridge, Islamic Society of Boston)
Image courtesy of Princeton University
MIT Campus Security
DOB: 1987 (age: 26)
Deceased: 18 April 2013