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Philly.com by Joseph A. Gambardello, Staff WriterPhiladelphia police counter-terrorism investigators are trying to identify a man who appears to have a habit of sneaking onto Center City rooftops.In one of two incidents in which the trespasser was caught on surveillance videos, he was spotted taking photos from the rooftop of the Dorchester Condominiums on Rittenhouse Square on Monday, police said. On Sept. 25, he forced a door to get onto the roof of the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market Street, with a tan, long-board style skateboard, according to police, who did not say if they knew what he did there,The suspect is a white male, in his late 20s or early 30s, about six feet tall, with shoulder length blond hair. He was wearing a blue jacket with a hood, blue jeans, and red and white New Balance sneakers and carrying a black backpack. Anyone with information is asked to call...

G7 fears terrorist influx after IS loses Raqqa

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RFI - English By Christina Okello Interior ministers from the G7 group of leading nations discussed the fight against terrorism at a two-day conference in Italy that started on Thursday. They debated the spread of terrorist propaganda online and the threat posed by foreign fighters returning from Syria and Iraq following the defeats sustained by the Islamic State (IS) armed group.The G7 meeting comes days after US-backed forces took the Syrian city of Raqqa back from IS.Despite the breakthrough, British security services warned this week that the terror threat in the UK is higher than ever."This pace, together with the way extremists can exploit safe spaces online, can make threats harder to detect," Britain's spy chief Andrew Parker said Thursday, following a spate of attacks that have killed 36 people in the UK this year."I've heard a lot of times the definitive fall of Raqqa," Middle East expert Julien Theron...
Express ISIS are plotting a 9/11 style mass-casualty attack that will dwarf their most recent reign of terror in the west, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security has revealed. By Vincent Wood Elaine Duke, the acting secretary in charge of defending the US from terror attacks, warned small scale knife and vehicle attacks were only a means to gain funding from supporters and keep followers engaged in their unholy war.It comes as MI5 boss Andrew Parker warns the UK is facing an unprecedented threat from terrorists.Speaking at the US embassy in London, Ms Duke said: “The terrorist organisations, be it ISIS or others, want to have the big explosion like they did on 9/11. They want to take down aircraft, the intelligence is clear on that.“However, in the interim, they need to keep their finances flowing and they need to keep their visibility high and they need to keep their...

The terror group as brutal as ISIS

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New York Post By Megan Palin, News.com.au A young girl accused of adultery is forced into a hole in the ground and buried up to her neck in front of about 1,000 spectators who have come to the football stadium to watch her death.Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, 13, pleads with her captors to “don’t kill me” before a truckload of stones is rolled in and about 50 fighters from the al-Shabaab militia start to hurl them toward her.She’s being punished for reporting that three men had raped her in the southern port city of Kismayo in Somalia.After about 10 minutes of Duholow being violently struck by stones, two nurses are instructed to dig her up and check if she’s still alive. She is. Barely. So they put her back into the hole and the men continue to pelt her with stones until she is dead. “This child suffered a horrendous death...

UK Has 20,000 People On Its Terror Radar

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The Daily Caller by Jacob BojessonForeign CorrespondentThe terror threat in the United Kingdom continues to grow with more than 20,000 people investigated for possible terror ties, the head of the domestic intelligence service warned Tuesday.Andrew Parker, the director general of MI5, warned that the threat from Islamist terrorists is evolving at a pace he has not seen during his 34 years at the agency. Over the past four years, 20 attacks have been foiled in the country and more than one terror-related arrest is on average recorded every day.“In 2017, with all that has happened and much that has not, it is clear that we are contending with an intense UK terrorist threat from Islamist extremists,” Parker said during a rare public speech. “That threat is multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly, and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before.”Three major terror attacks have taken place in the country since...