Sunday, 25 February 2018

Tag Archives: IS

Terrorist couple found guilty of plotting Christmas terror attack

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DERBY: A couple who met on a dating site were today convicted today of preparing to carry out chemical and bomb attacks in the UK. Munir Mohammed, 37, from Derby, bought items to make the lethal devices and received support and advice from Rowaida El-Hassan, a 32-year-old qualified pharmacist. She ...

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Ex-US Marine’s planned terror attack for Christmas Day foiled

Ex-US Marine planned terror attack for Christmas Day foiled

SAN FRANSCISCO: Federal agents arrested a former US Marine on Friday for allegedly plotting a Christmas attack in San Francisco inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group, according to court documents. Tow truck driver Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, was planning to target the city’s busy Pier 39 tourist spot, according ...

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Police raid in Cairo kills 10 militants

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CAIRO: Ten militants from Egypt’s Islamic State group affiliate were killed in a police raid and a near three-hour shootout in a residential neighbourhood of Cairo, security officials said. Five policemen were wounded in the clashes at two apartments in the densely populated eastern Cairo neighbourhood of Ard al-Lewa, officials ...

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IS chief Baghdadi likely still alive: US general

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WASHINGTON: Elusive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is probably still alive and likely hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, a senior US general said. “We’re looking for him every day. I don’t think he’s dead,” Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the counter-IS coalition in Iraq and Syria, ...

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Mia Khalifa says ISIS threatening to behead her

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MIAMI: Lebanese-American ex-porn star Mia Khalifa says Islamic State (IS) threatened to behead her in gruesome mocked-up execution photos. Khalifa – a former top-ranked performer on the adult website – says the bloodthirsty terrorist group sent her the photos through social media. Threatened by IS, Khalifa says in a recent interview ...

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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians

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JALALABAD: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the ...

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Afghanistan: Two US soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

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KABUL: A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two American service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said, despite repeated refusals by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to say whether there were any deaths in the assault claimed by the Taliban. Navy Capt. Jeff ...

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Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital

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KABUL: Afghan security forces are battling gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Four attackers targeted the complex in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, the Afghan interior ministry said. A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy, and three others entered the ...

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Iraqi PM declares victory over ISIS in Mosul

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MOSUL: Iraq’s prime minister declared victory over IS in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold of a “caliphate” they said would take over the world. “I announce from here the end and the failure and the collapse of the terrorist ...

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British actor Michael Enright quits Hollywood to fight ISIS

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LONDON: A ‘Pirates of The Carribean’ actor who starred alongside film stars like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp is now has quit the Hollywood to fight against global terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria. Michael Enright joined the Kurdish rebel force YPG in 2015 after seeing footage of US ...

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