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Terrorism

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Washington Post  by Spencer S. Hsu A Libyan militia leader convicted in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in the District of Columbia.A jury in November acquitted Ahmed Abu Khattala, 47, of murder and attempted murder in the overnight attacks that began Sept. 11, 2012, on a U.S. diplomatic mission and nearby CIA post. But he was convicted on charges including conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists, and it was the extent of Abu Khattala’s role as ringleader that U.S. District Judge Christopher R. “Casey” Cooper considered in sentencing him.Legal analysts said the ability of the government to incapacitate Abu Khattala through a life sentence or its practical equivalent would influence decisions whether to seek civilian prosecutions in similar cases in the future. Prosecutors had sought a life sentence;...
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Express UK THOUSANDS of elite ‘ROBOCOPS’ will protect Trump during UK visit amid 'TERROR ATTACK' fear UP TO 10,000 police officers will be drafted in to protect the US President from mass protests and the threat of a terror attack when he visits the UK next month, it has been revealed. By Thomas Mackie Elite armed officers and the counter-terror ‘robocops’ who train alongside the SAS will be on alert amid fears of a terrorist atrocity.Hundreds of riot vans are expected to take to the streets to prevent planned rallies and marches against Donald Trump turning violent - particularly when they clash with supporters of the US President.A total of 40 police cars and motorbike outriders are thought to have been demanded whenever Trump travels by road, to shield him for assassination attempts. Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/978706/donald-trump-latest-uk-state-visit-police-officers-protect-us-president-terror-attack-fear...
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Eurasia Review By Amin MasoodiSix people, including the head of a pro-Islamic State group and three suspected militants, were killed Friday during a gun battle in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said.The firefight took place two days after India’s central government took direct control of Indian Kashmir by placing it under so-called governor’s rule.S.P. Vaid, director general of police, said the clash erupted after militants who had taken shelter in a house fired at security forces in Anantnag district’s Nowshera village, about 55 km (34 miles) from Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city.The home owner was killed and his wife was injured, Vaid said, adding that a policeman also died in the gun battle.Vaid identified the slain militant leader as Dawood Ahmad Sofi, 32. Read more: http://www.eurasiareview.com/24062018-india-says-leader-of-pro-islamic-state-group-killed-in-kashmir-firefight/...

Afghan official: Taliban suicide bomber kills 8 police

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Washington Post By Associated PressJune 25, 2018 at 2:38 PMKABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a base in eastern Afghanistan, killing eight police.Fared Dehqan, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Kunar province, says four other police were wounded in Monday’s attack.He says the bomber was able to enter the base and detonate his payload among the security forces. An investigation has been launched into the apparent security breach.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Kunar, but the Taliban are active in the province.Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/asia_pacific/afghan-official-taliban-suicide-bomber-kills-8-police/2018/06/25/ec6331f2-78a6-11e8-ac4e-421ef7165923_story.html...

Taliban bomb-maker convicted of UK terrorism plot

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Business Insider LONDON (Reuters) - A British man who had made bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan and was plotting an attack near London's parliament was convicted of terrorism offences on Tuesday.Khalid Ali was carrying three knives when he was arrested by armed police in April last year.Only just over a month earlier, a British-born convert to Islam had plowed a car into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge, killing four people, before stabbing a policeman to death in the grounds of parliament.  The Old Bailey court heard Ali, 28, had intended to kill a police officer, a member of the armed forces or even a Member of Parliament, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.Five days before he was stopped, Ali visited potential targets such as Westminster Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-taliban-bomb-maker-convicted-of-uk-terrorism-plot-2018-6...