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Terrorism

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NBC New York The NYPD has deployed its elite counterterrorism teams to busy areas of the city after multiple people were killed or injured in what British authorities described as terrorist attacks in London. The department said that while there were no specific or credible threats to New York City, it had deployed its Critical Response Command to tourist hot spots and areas with heavy pedestrian traffic, such as Times Square. An NYPD spokesman told NBC 4 New York that the department "is monitoring events in London and officials are in touch with their British counterparts." Gov. Cuomo condemned the attacks in a statement and said he has directed state law enforcement officials to step up security patrols at high-profile locations in the state, including airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems. Mayor de Blasio tweeted Saturday that people in New York shouldn't be alarmed by the increased police presence....
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Investvine by Arno Maierbrugger A new report by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs released on June 1 noted that the terrorism threat to the city state reached the highest level in recent years. The ministry called on the public to be vigilant and be prepared in the event of an attack and urged to help detect and report radicalised individuals as part of a wider community effort against terrorism.“Singapore was specifically targeted in the past year and the regional threat has heightened,” the ministry said in its inaugural Singapore Terrorism Threat Assessment Report.The report, which will be published on a regular basis, said the threat in the region arises mainly from terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its affiliates such as Al Qaeda and the Jemaah Islamiah. The siege of a city by ISIS in Mindanao and the following battle of radicals with the Philippine army...

Turnbull: Terrorist threat worsening

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by AAP 9news.com.au Malcolm Turnbull says the threat of Islamist terrorism is worsening in the Asia-Pacific region. The prime minister, who is in Singapore on Friday for security talks, says fighting in the southern Philippines city of Marawi - where ISIL-trained terrorists are entrenched in several neighbourhoods - is an example of this. "The threat of Islamist terrorism gets worse in our region," Mr Turnbull said. Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/06/02/11/58/terrorist-threat-worsening-turnbull#1YfGRYMuKGHVMlqc.99  ...
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Express HOTBEDS of extremism have been uncovered across German cities which have already been targets for terror attacks. By Rebecca Flood The number of potential Islamist terrorists has skyrocketed in North Rhine-Westphalia over the past year, with Bonn, Duisburg and Düsseldorf revealed as central hubs of extremism. The security services confirmed the latest figures show the number of potential terrorists in 2015 was 161, increasing a by a third within a year. Bonn and its surrounding areas had seen the highest rise and was particularly alarming, German officials said. The number of radical Salafists doubled from 20 to 40 in just a year, while a confidential report Land Office of Criminal Investigations (LKA) identified 105 persons of interest in North Rhine-Westphalia, including 15 in Bonn. The LKA refused to make an official statement on the statistics in the report.  And several other hubs were identified in addition to Bonn, with...

NATO pledges to increase efforts in anti-ISIS fight

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By Paige Williams - DefenseOne.com WASHINGTON — NATO elected to join the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group at its meeting in Brussels last week, but "this doesn’t mean it will become a NATO mission or that NATO forces will engage in operations in combat,” according to the alliance's deputy secretary general.“Instead it will help as to coordinate better with coalition members and it is a strong symbol of our commitment to the fight against terrorism," Rose Gottemoeller  told NATO's Parliamentary Assembly on Monday in the country of Georgia.Gottemoeller said NATO currently has 13,000 allied and partner troops in Afghanistan that train and assist Afghan forces. Following last week's meeting, NATO will be increasing this effort.NATO will also boost the use of its AWACS surveillance aircraft to facilitate airspace management. She said several allies have offered up airspace for refueling.Gottemoeller emphasized the importance of information sharing and coordination in...