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by FOX59 Web INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man in the U.S. illegally faces federal and state charges related to a pair of gun scares.Ahmed Alaklouk, 22, has been living in Indiana on a terminated student visa. He’s a Tunisian native and Saudi Arabian citizen, according to court documents. Under federal law, someone in the country illegally is prohibited from possessing guns or ammunition.The first case happened on Jan. 20. Security at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis called Indianapolis Metropolitan police after seeing several firearms in Alaklouk’s truck, including six handguns in the front seat and a rifle.Police said the rifle had been modified to resemble an AR-15 and included a scope, bipod and bump stock; Alaklouk told police it was “fully tricked out” and claimed the rifle belonged to his father. Police told Alaklouk to secure the weapons because someone could break into his truck and steal them, according...
KSL.com By Gregory Katz and Frank Griffiths, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British health authorities on Sunday urged people to wash their clothing and possessions as a precaution if they visited a restaurant and pub in the English city of Salisbury, where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent.The official statement was the first time British officials have urged the public to take specific actions as a result of the attack. Officials still say the risk is low as investigators in hazard gear combed key sites for clues.Public Health England issued advice for anyone who went to either the Zizzi restaurant or The Mill pub at certain hours of March 4 and 5. Ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia reportedly ate at Zizzi before falling critically ill on March 4. "While there is no immediate health risk to anyone who may have been in...

Will ISIS live on in Iraq?

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The Hill by Anne Speckhard and Ardian Shajkovci, opinion contributors After announcing the defeat of ISIS in Iraq, Iraq's armed forces held celebratory parades in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, last December. Yet, in the last two months alone, ISIS operatives have claimed responsibility for two major sleeper cell orchestrated terrorist attacks in Baghdad and near Kirkuk,the latter in which ISIS attackers had the audacity to appear in an ambush dressed in Iraqi military uniforms. Even before the liberation of Iraq from ISIS, the task of completely rooting ISIS sympathizers and sleeper cell members proved difficult in the eastern part of Mosul and Kirkuk.Attacks such as these point out to several worrisome trends. ISIS leadership may continue to operate under the radar, given that generally they are responsible for passing down directives from the top and coordinating sleeper cell activities. This may also indicate that ISIS cells have formed and are determined...
by Ni Komang Erviani      The Jakarta Post The Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) and the Bali Police, supported by the British government, held a counterterrorism drill at Benoa seaport in Denpasar, Bali, on Thursday.Bali Police chief, Insp. Gen. Petrus R. Golose said the drill was in preparation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Meeting in Bali in October this year. "We guarantee that the meeting will be safe on the island," Petrus said after the drill. Dozens of Bali Police personnel took part, including the counterterrorism squad and water police. The drill also involved other stakeholders like the Disaster Mitigation Agency and the fire brigade. However, Petrus emphasized that there was no threat of a terrorist attack on the island."We are just preparing to enhance the capability of the Bali Police and other related stakeholders," he added. Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/03/08/counterterrorism-drill-in-bali-ahead-of-imf-world-bank-meeting.html...
AL.com By Ashley RemkusAziz Sayyed, a college student accused of obtaining bomb making materials to blow up a police building in Huntsville, told an undercover FBI agent about his "desire to assist ISIS," according to authorities.Sayyed will plead guilty Thursday at the federal court house in Birmingham. He's charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Sayyed is accused of obtaining materials to make a triacetone triperoxide (TATP) bomb for use in a terror attack.Although the FBI has led the investigation into Sayyed, the 22-year-old college student initially was charged in state court. U.S. Attorney Jay Town now also has charged Sayyed."This was a very professional, thorough investigation the FBI did in this case," said Sayyed's attorney Bruce Gardner. "I'm glad we came around to this agreement."Gardner said Sayyed agreed to plead guilty after federal authorities shared their evidence with the defense."Once...