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Philippine Forces Hunt Terrorists at Sea

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The Maritime Executive By Noel Tarrazona As fighting between terrorists and government forces in Mindanao continues, the Philippine government has rolled out countermeasures to prevent the escape of members of the ISIS-inspired Maute group via maritime routes. Manila has announced two major maritime security initiatives to prevent ISIS-inspired militants from fleeing to neighboring islands near the Malaysian and Indonesian borders.  Making its first move, the Philippine government signed a maritime security agreement with Indonesia and Malaysia to hold joint trilateral naval patrols in the Philippine-Malaysia-Indonesia maritime border area.  Under the joint naval collaborative program, called Indomaphil, the three nations agreed that their naval assets will be allowed to enter any of the three countries’ maritime territory when pursuing terrorist suspects. In a joint statement, the three nations said that “the collaboration is to prevent extremists from making Southeast Asia or any country a base for their operations.” The Philippine military says that the terrorists in Marawi are...
BY Mian Abrar ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan reels from yet another terrorist attack in Lahore – where a suicide bomber struck Police officials on Monday – the year’s summer has proved to be fatal for the armed forces as well as minority groups. Especially, The Shia Muslims have been a major target of the bloodthirsty terrorists.Of the terrorist attacks, ten have been gun attacks, six have been suicide bombings, while two attacks have been achieved by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).As per data collected by Jinnah Institute, a copy of which is available with Pakistan Today, a total of 18 terrorist attacks were reported between May 5 and July 24 of the year 2017, which claimed 205 innocent lives with the worst of attacks targeting Pakistan’s Shia community in Parachinar which left 72 people martyred, and over 200 injured.Patterns suggest that terrorists attack Pakistan and Afghan bordering areas.This provides credence to Islamabad’s...

ASU hosts terrorism training for law enforcement

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By Amanda Hoskins, WALB Reporter ALBANY, GA (WALB) Law enforcement officials from across South Georgia are learning how to keep our streets safer. Albany State University hosted the United States Secret Service for an anti-terrorism conference on Tuesday. Members of the secret service spoke with officers about several terrorism related topics. That includes terrorism trends and behavior-based approaches officers should follow. Members of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office attended the training. Captain Craig Dodd said he thinks with all of the violence nationwide, the training is more important now more than ever. "There's a lot of things you can pick up just from talking to someone in an interview," explained Dodd. "They may not be someone you are actually going to arrest, but a person of interest. And this helps you know what to look for."Members of the Albany and Dougherty county police departments, as well as Lee county law...
by Klisman Murati - Global Risk InsightsFollowing a string of deadly terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May is pressed to formulate a coherent counter-terrorist policy aimed at preventing future violent acts while preserving civil liberties.An independent watchdog slammed Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest move on counterterrorism in early July, comparing her plans to fine tech companies for failing to delete extremist content to those of a Chinese dictator. Max Hill, QC, warned such a move could force companies like Google and Facebook “offside” rather than encouraging more collaboration – making it even more difficult to track down dangerous material online.Tensions regarding counter-terrorism policiesThis is only the most recent counterterrorism proposal that has come under fire. Critics have slammed May’s latest four-part counter-extremism plan, announced after the London Bridge attacks, for doubling down on the same failed policies of surveillance, distrust, and infringements on basic rights. The package included measures to...
by Terror-Alert.com Interpol has revealed a list of 173 ISIS jihadists suspected of being a part of a specially trained branch whose exclusive role is to launch terrorist attacks all across Europe, writes France 24According to Interpol, the terrorist organization is currently trying to reach Europe as part of a counter-offensive plan set up by ISIS shortly after they lost Mosul, the Iraqi metropolis where the jihadists proclaimed the Caliphate in 2014.The controversial list was created by consulting the basis of information gathered by the US secret services during the Iraqi theater operations and the ones performed on the Syrian front.The European counter-terrorism officials are very worried about this potential “revenge” plan, even if there is still no clear information that any of the fighters mentioned in the Interpol list would have arrived in Europe.Interpol argues that ISIS combatants may have been “trained to create and place improvised explosive devices...