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Air passenger declares he's God, storms cockpit to 'end terrorism'; flight grounded: reports By Danielle Wallace | Fox NewsA passenger on a flight headed to New York City from Puerto Rico Wednesday tried to enter the cockpit while shouting he was God in an episode that forced the pilot to ground the plane, reports said.“I am God! Tomorrow San Juan is going to disappear!,” the suspect, later identified as Carlos Ramírez, 30, allegedly shouted as he stormed down the plane’s aisle toward the cockpit. It happened shortly after Delta Flight 579 took off from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.“I came to save the world, and I’m going to end terrorism,” Ramírez also allegedly yelled before flight attendants and some passengers were able to overpower him.“When he got to the middle of the plane the flight attendants tried to stop him,” Moraima Garcia Rohena, a passenger on the plane, told the...
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Military Times By: Diana Stancy Correll The Navy’s Blue Angels will perform a flight demonstration at President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration, according to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.Bernhardt announced on June 19 that the Fourth of July “Salute to America” celebration would highlight this military by including military demonstrations and flyovers. CNN reported Thursday that the Blue Angels would perform at the event, and Bernhardt posted a photo of the Blue Angels on his Twitter account Thursday hinting he would unveil a “big announcement” Friday. “This is going to be a fantastic Fourth of July with increased access across the National Mall for the public to enjoy music, flyovers, a spectacular fireworks display, and an address by our Commander-in-Chief,” Bernhardt said in a statement Friday. “We received an extraordinary donation for a phenomenal fireworks display, and our colleagues from the Department of Defense will be providing a one-of-a-kind music...
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Pakistan's large-scale terrorism industry prevents it from behaving like 'normal neighbour': Jaishankar PTILONDON: Pakistan's state-sponsored "large-scale industry of terrorism" prevents its government from behaving like a "normal neighbour", external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday.In a live video link from New Delhi to address the Leaders' Summit as part of UK-India Week in Buckinghamshire near London, he called on countries like Britain to be more proactive in calling out nations that obstruct the international rules-based order because "a lot of what Pakistan is doing today, affects the rest of the world, including the UK"."This kind of large-scale industry of terrorism, which is done with the blessing of the state because the state thinks it is an instrument against the neighbour ... it is increasingly unacceptable to India, and more and more countries are coming around to that view," he said, in response to a question about the political situation...
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Fox 10 Phoenix Federal agents warn of possible terror attacks targeting the Fourth of July By Hailey Winslow, FOX 11PASADENA, Calif. (FOX 11) - Federal agents are warning about possible terror attacks targeting the Fourth of July.Authorities from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center released a bulletin to law enforcement agencies across the country, warning them to be extra vigilant this Fourth of July.Warnings focused on homegrown terrorists inspired by groups like ISIS or al-Qaeda are now routine, but this bulletin warns of “domestic” terrorists, defined as political radicals driven by domestic issues like taxes, abortion and white supremacy. “We’re seeing a lot of activity among the far right, white national world here in the United States and in most places, it’s the homegrown people who are responding to homegrown politics and conflicts who are out committing these acts,” said California State University San Bernardino Professor...
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US airstrike kills Al Qaeda fighters ‘plotting external attacks’ against American citizens: militaryBy Lucia I. Suarez Sang | Fox News A U.S. military airstrike Sunday struck an Al Qaeda leadership and training facility in northern Syria where militants were “plotting external attacks” against American citizens, officials said.The U.S. Central Command said Monday in a statement the strike occurred near the northern province of Aleppo.The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-linked war monitor, said Monday the strike killed eight members of the Al Qaeda-linked Horas al-Din, which is Arabic for “Guardians of Religion.”The Observatory said the dead included six commanders: two Algerians, two Tunisians, an Egyptian and a Syrian.Al Qaeda-linked militants control wide swaths of northern Syria, mostly in Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in the war-torn country. Read More: https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-airstrike-kills-al-qaeda-fighters-plotting-external-attacks-against-american-citizens-military...

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Fox 13 Tampa Bay   TERRIFYING: The Seminole County Sheriff's Office released body cam footage showing a suspect dragging a deputy several hundred feet on the side of I-4 with his car as he tried to flee a traffic stop.     Fox 13 Tampa Bay Story: http://bit.ly/2Xdla4a...
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KXL.com “Concrete Milkshakes” Thrown; Three Arrested During Protest By Jacob Dean Portland, Oregon – (Update) Now the story is gaining national attraction thanks to the “concrete milkshakes” and tweets from Senator Ted Cruz:     To federal law enforcement:  investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists. The Portland Police Bureau planned for and responded to several planned, but unpermitted, demonstrations in Downtown Portland on Saturday. Prior to the demonstrations, the Portland Police Bureau disseminated a public information release about the anticipated events and potential impacts. The Portland Police Bureau partnered with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Protective Services, TriMet, Portland Parks Bureau, and Portland Fire and Rescue for these events.Beginning around noon, groups gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Chapman Square, Lownsdale Park Square, and on the East end of the Hawthorne Bridge....
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Washington Examiner Attacks from ISIS sleeper cells in Iraq and Syria could set the stage for a future land grab by Russ Read Remnants of the Islamic State are engaged in a campaign of violence, extortion, and terrorism in Syria and Iraq in an apparent effort to regroup after the disintegration of the jihadist group's land caliphate earlier this year.These ISIS fighters have reverted to insurgent tactics, forcing U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and Iraqi security forces to adjust their strategy from the focus on countering a conventional threat. Some experts are concerned this could be a sign the group is preparing to make a push to retake lost territory.The SDF, supported by U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve forces, has conducted more than 50 operations targeting ISIS "sleeper cells" in northeast Syria since the defeat of the land caliphate on March 23, according to U.S. Central Command. They have reportedly led to...
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Forbes Israeli Cyber Prevented Etihad Airline Bombing And Multiple ISIS Attacks, PM Saysby Zak Doffman "The way we used to protect planes," Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Cyber Week conference in Tel Aviv last week—a slide depicting photographs of several hijacked planes on the screen behind him, "was armed guards and security forces ready to burst in... and locked doors to keep pilots and passengers apart."The image on the screen changed to show an Etihad Airlines A380 set against Sydney's skyline. "That plane," Netanyahu said, "was not going to be hijacked. That plane from Sydney to Abu Dhabi was going to be exploded in midair. We found out through our cyber activities that ISIS was going to do this and we alerted the Australian police and they stopped it before it could happen."Last year, Israel's military confirmed that "soldiers of Unit 8200, along with the country’s intelligence community,"...
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New York Times By Livia Albeck-RipkaMELBOURNE, Australia — It was the breakthrough that Karen Nettleton had pursued for five years: The orphaned Australian children and grandchildren of Khaled Sharrouf, a notorious Islamic State fighter, were removed from a Syrian camp this week and will soon return to Australia.Ever since her daughter, Mr. Sharrouf’s wife, took the eldest of the children to ISIS territory in 2014, Ms. Nettleton had searched for them, eventually making three trips to Syria and pressuring the Australian government to stage a rescue.Now that the children — there are six, from newborn to age 18 — are in Iraq and a step closer to repatriation, the government is confronting its next big challenge in the case: how to reintegrate them into Australian society.With the fall of the so-called caliphate established in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, governments around the world are...
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  CBS Pittsburgh By Andy Sheehan PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — New photos have been released in the case against a young man from Syria who is accused of planning a bombing attack on a church on Pittsburgh’s North Side.Mustafa Alowemer, 21, living in Northview Heights, is accused of planning an attack on the Legacy International Worship Center.He’s accused of telling an undercover FBI agent he was going to walk up to the church with a backpack full of explosives and put the bag on the side of the church.The suspect allegedly said he would leave an ISIS-affiliated flag with the words “we arrived” near the scene of the attack.Now, two evidence photos have been released by the court.Undercover FBI agent — Gary Morgan, who posed as an ISIS sympathizer — said Alowemer sent the videos to him, asking that they be forwarded on to ISIS command.Instead, they’ll be used to put...

Inside The Brutal Battle For Control Of Tripoli

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The Wall Street Journal Middle East Inside Libya’s Brutal Battle for Control of Tripoli Forces loyal to a rogue general fight the U.N.-backed government in the capital, leaving a trail of bloodshed and suffering When rogue Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar launched an attack on Tripoli in April, it plunged the North African country into one of its worst crises since Moammar Gadhafi’s death in 2011. The battle imperiled monthslong peace talks and raised the specter of a bloody showdown for control of the country. “Libya is on the verge of descending into a civil war, which could lead to the permanent division of the country,” Ghassan Salame, the United Nations’ special envoy to Libya, told the Security Council in May. The battle is taking a toll on Tripoli. At least 739 people have been killed since April, the World Health Organization said. Photographer André Liohn takes us inside the battle...
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  Islamic Jihad hints it may strike Israel in case of US-Iran war The Times of Israel Member of Gaza-based terror group vows not to ‘abandon’ Tehran if there’s a conflict; Hamas: ‘We don’t have to be dragged into a war with Israel’ if Iran attacked By TOI staff    The Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group suggested Friday it could attack Israel if a war breaks out between the United States and Iran.Tensions have spiked recently between the US and Iran amid the deepening impact of sanctions tied to US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 international deal meant to curb the Iranian nuclear program. Since the deployment to the Persian Gulf last month of an American aircraft carrier strike group, the US has accused Iran of orchestrating attacks on tankers sailing in the area, raising concerns over the possibility of a military conflict in the region.Iran also downed...
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Fox 13 Tampa Bay WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has announced the identities of two soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan.Killed on Wednesday in Uruzgan province were 32-year-old Army Master Sgt. Michael B. Riley and 24-year-old Army Sgt. James G. Johnston.Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was from Heilbronn, Germany.Johnston was assigned to 79th Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, at Fort Hood, Texas. He was from Trumansburg, New York.The Pentagon said Thursday that both men died of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations. No other details were provided. Read more: http://www.fox13news.com/news/pentagon-releases-ids-of-2-soldiers-killed-in-afghanistan-1...
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Europol The threat from terrorism in the EU became more complex in 2018New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soilIn 2018, terrorism continued to represent a major security threat in EU Member States. Horrific attacks killed thirteen people and injured many more. A stark increase in the number of arrests linked to right-wing extremism, although still relatively low, indicates that extremists of diverging orientation increasingly consider violence as a justified means of confrontation. Compared to 2017, the number of attacks and victims in the EU dropped significantly. However, the number of disrupted jihadist terrorist plots increased substantially. The level of threat from terrorism has therefore not diminished; if anything it has become more complex.Europol’s 2019 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT), a product requested by the European Parliament and published today, provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat...
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EuroNews Tunis suicide bombs kill police officer, injure at least 8 By  Alastair Jamieson  & Reuters Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in Tunis on Thursday, killing one police officer and wounding several other people, the Tunisian government said.A worker at the French Embassy, who was in the street close to the first blast, told Euronews that it hit the junction between Avenue de France and Rue Charles de Gaulle where many police had already gathered to stop illegal tradesmen.He heard an enormous explosion and turned around to see a pickup truck blown into pieces. There was a lot of dust in the air.Afterwards, there was panic, the embassy worker said.A second suicide bomber blew himself up at the back door of a police station in al-Qarjani, injuring four security workers who were taken to hospital with varying injuries, the Interior Ministry said.It was not...
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DW Despite EU restrictions, German companies were involved in exporting chemicals to Syria, a report has uncovered. The ingredients can be used to make sarin gas — a nerve agent repeatedly used in Syria's devastating war. Despite European Union sanctions, German companies were involved in exporting weapons-grade chemicals to Syria in the midst of the war, according to a report published on Tuesday.The deals were uncovered by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Switzerland's Tamedia media group.According to the report, German chemical wholesaler Brenntag AG sold the chemicals isopropanol and diethylamine to Syria in 2014 using a subsidiary in Switzerland. The recipient was a Syrian pharmaceutical company that had ties to the regime of President Bashar Assad.Reporters revealed that the diethylamine was produced by German chemicals giant BASF at a plant in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The isopropanol was made by Sasol Solvents Germany GmbH, located in...
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The Epoch Times China Deploys Fighter Jets at Disputed Island in South China Sea, as US Allies Conduct Naval ExercisesBy Nicole Hao Satellite images recently revealed that China has deployed at least four of its J-10 mainstay fighter jets on the contested territory of Woody Island in the South China Sea.Around the same time, warships from the United States, Japan, Vietnam, India, and the Philippines performed naval drills separately or jointly in the same waters, valued for fisheries and energy reserves.Over the past decade, the Chinese regime has used aggressive tactics to defend its territorial claims in the region, including by building artificial islands with military bases, alarming nearby countries. The territories are also claimed by Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, among others.Named Yongxing in Chinese, and Phu Lam in Vietnamese, it is the largest island within the Paracel Islands, and claimed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan.“There could be more...
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Reuters Nicaragua arrests four men suspected of ties to Islamic State by Ismael LopezMANAGUA (Reuters) - Four men with suspected ties to the Islamic State militant group were captured on Tuesday by members of the Nicaraguan armed forces after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica, Nicaraguan police said.The identities of three of the men matched those of suspects featured in an alert attributed to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) warning that three possible terrorists had recently arrived in Central America.In a statement, Nicaraguan police said two of the men were Egyptian nationals and the other two were Iraqi. The four were due to be deported back to Costa Rica, it added.The Egyptians were named as Mohamed Ibrahim, 33, and Mahmoud Samy Eissa, 26, while the Iraqis were Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Jubury, 41 and Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob, 29.The first three men were named in the HSI alert published...
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The Register - Herald BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)Researchers at the premier dark web data intelligence company, Terbium Labs, have released the findings of new research that examines the deeply intertwined nature of payment fraud and transnational crime. Results from the report titled, "The Next Generation of Criminal Financing: How Payment Fraud Funds Transnational Crime," illustrate the far-reaching effect of payment fraud – where and how stolen payment data is used to either fund or launder the proceeds from large-scale, pernicious criminal activity across the world. The research features geographical breakdowns and real-world case studies of how payment-card fraud is used to launder money by organized crime syndicates; subsidize the costs of trafficking in drugs, guns and humans; and provide material support for terrorist groups at levels in the billions of dollars.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190625005191/en/Where and how stolen payment data is used in transnational crime throughout...