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Terrorism

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Times of Israel Inside story of 'unprecedented' clandestine successTV reports say Israel utilized expansive operational infrastructure on Iranian soil; PM's exposé said aimed chiefly at IAEA; unconfirmed report of mass arrests in Iran after breach. By TOI staff    Agents of Israel’s spy agency Mossad smuggled hundreds of kilograms of paper and digital files on Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program out of the Islamic Republic with Iranian agents “on their tails,” Hadashot television news reported Tuesday night, based on briefings by Israeli officials.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the operation Monday as he displayed the trove of documents in a presentation aimed at proving that Iran has lied about its covert atomic weapons program. The operation required an expansive operational infrastructure within Iranian territory, Hadashot reported. The warehouse storing the files was located in the Shorabad suburb in southern Tehran, in an industrial area. Mossad discovered the warehouse in February 2016, and...
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ZeroHedge.com by Tyler DurdenOut of the blue, on Thursday morning a euphoric President Trump tweeted on Thursday that five of the "Most Wanted leaders of ISIS" have been captured. Hours before, a security advisor to Iraq's government said that Iraqi agents had detained a top aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, then used an app on his smartphone to lure four commanders from the terrorist organization into a trap - convincing the four Iraqis and one Syrian to cross the border from Syria to Iraq where they were captured by officials. The aide, Ismail al-Eithawi (a.k.a. Abu Zaid al-Iraqi) was captured in Turkey by authorities and handed over to Iraqi counterparts, according to an account told to Reuters by Iraqi security advisor Hisham al-Hashimi. What followed was a three-month operation to track a group of senior Islamic State leaders hiding in Syria and Turkey. Following the capture of Eithawi,...
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Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau EAST LANSING — What started out as a relatively civil and calm debate of the seven Republican and Democratic candidates for governor Thursday ended with a bitter exchange on sharia law and connections to terrorism.Sen. Patrick Colbeck, a Canton Republican, repeated his unfounded claim that Democrat Abdul El-Sayed has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, who he claims are focused on a “civilization jihad,” of the United States.“I have very deep concerns,” said Colbeck. “Abdul El-Sayed, has a handful of affiliations with Muslim Brotherhood,” including his membership in the University of Michigan Muslim Student Association. But El-Sayed said the accusations are the racist conspiracy theories espoused by white supremacists.“I do solemenly swear to uphold the constitution of the United States and this state. That is this oath that any one of us will swear to, including the right to pray as I choose to...
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The California resident is also accused of illegally accessing the website of the NYC comptroller. By Michael Woyton, Patch.com WEST POINT, NY — Federal authorities have charged a California man with hacking government websites, including one at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and of the New York City comptroller. Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Thursday that Billy Ribeiro Anderson, 41, of Torrence, CA, was charged with three separate counts of computer fraud.Anderson, also known as "Anderson Albuquerque" and "AlfabetoVirtual," allegedly obtained unauthorized access to and defaced data on the websites for the Combating Terrorism Center in West Point and the New York City comptroller in New York.He was arrested Thursday morning at his home in California, and will be presented in federal court Thursday in Los Angeles."Billy Anderson allegedly used specialized computer skills and knowledge to hack important U.S....
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Reuters by Agustinus Beo Da CostaDEPOK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Islamist militant prisoners have killed five members of an elite Indonesian counter-terrorism force at a high-security jail and were holding one of them hostage on Wednesday, police said. One convicted terrorist had also been killed in clashes at the jail in Depok, on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, national police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal told reporters.Authorities were unsure how many people remained inside the prison complex.“Five of our colleagues died ... one of our colleagues is still inside and being held hostage,” Iqbal said, adding that the hostage was reported to be safe. It was the highest death toll suffered by the counter-terrorism police force, known as Detachment, or ‘Densus’, 88, which was set up in 2003 and received training and funding from Australia and the United States.The squad largely broke up militant cells in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. But...