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by Gina Cherelus(Reuters) - A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii will serve 25 years in prison after admitting he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group, federal prosecutors said.Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, was working as a military air traffic controller based at Schofield Barracks in Oahu when he was arrested last year after an investigation that involved undercover agents and sources who posed as Islamic State operatives and sympathizers, the FBI has said.Kang, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the U.S. Justice Department said. Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors, he agreed to serve 25 years in prison and then at least 20 years of supervised release. “Kang swore to defend the United States as a member of our military but betrayed his country by...

US Tracks Elaborate Terror Scheme by Iran

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By Clarion Project The U.S. has tracked an elaborate terror scheme by Iran to manufacture sophisticated weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon.Rare flight patterns by the civil aviation company Qeshem Fars Air were picked up by American, Israeli and other Western intelligence sources. The planes contained components for manufacturing precise weapons in Iranian factories in Lebanon, the sources said.Evidence has long existed that Iran operates weapons factories in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.While officially a civilian company, Qeshem Fars Air  is known to Western sources as a weapons-smuggling arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its Al-Quds force. Both were sanctioned by the U.S. in October 2017. Three IRGC members sit on Qeshem’s board of directors.This latest scheme by Iran involved two flights which originated from Tehran. One made a short stopover in Damascus, Syria before taking off and flying north in an unusual arc-shaped path to Beirut. The second...
WSB-TV COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington police say one of their officers is fighting for his life after being shot by a shoplifting suspect near a Walmart.Investigators said they were called out to the store along Industrial Boulevard just before 12:30 p.m. Monday for a shoplifting call. The GBI says three men were attempting to steal bandanas. Officers arrested two suspects, described as young men, but a third, identified as Aaron Fleming, 21, ran. A Covington police sergeant and Officer Matt Cooper chased Fleming across the street and behind another shopping center.As the sergeant turned the corner, he said he saw Fleming shoot Cooper and then take off into the woods behind the store. Police said that sergeant later heard a single gunshot inside the woods, went to investigate and found Fleming dead from a gunshot wound. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the gunshot was likely self-inflicted. Read more: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/newton-county/breaking-police-confirm-officer-has-been-shot-at-covington-walmart-store/826476980...

  ** (WARNING: Graphic Content) ** "New video shows a bird's eye view of a chase that ended in a deadly shootout between a suspect and a DPS trooper in east Bexar County. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the video in a commissioner’s meeting on Friday"  ...
Source: Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 364 criminal aliens and immigration violators in six Midwest states during a 30-day enforcement action, which ended Friday.During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following states: Illinois (134), Indiana (52), Kansas (43), Kentucky (60), Missouri (42) and Wisconsin (33). Of the 364 arrested, 187 had criminal convictions. Eighteen women and 346 men were arrested.Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following 25 countries: Belarus (1), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1), Burma (1), Colombia (1), Czech Republic (2), Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (2), El Salvador (2), Germany (1), Guatemala (54), Guinea (1), Haiti (1), Honduras (40), India (6), Jordan (1), Lithuania (1), Mexico (236), Moldova (1), Nicaragua (1), Nigeria (3), Peru (2), Poland (1), Romania (1), Saudi Arabia (1) and Ukraine (2).More than half...