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Asharq Al-Awsat 5,000 Terrorists Detained In One Of The Toughest Prisons Worldwide Al-Hasakah: Kamal ShaykhoIn al-Hasakah, the United States and the international alliance against ISIS have established the largest prison in the world for extremists, holding around 5 thousand inmates. These are men who fought alongside ISIS until its final days in Baghuz last spring before turning themselves in and ending up in this place.Before entering, the guards verify the visitor’s identity and put them through complicated security checks, out of fear that pro-ISIS sleeper cells may slip in. At the main gate, tens of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) personnel stand in full uniform and fully armed. Visitors are asked not to discuss field news, including the death of ISIS’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Turkish attack on East Euphrates.These are the ISIS members who struck fear with their extremist rules, barbaric sentences and their crimes committed between 2014...
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Pakistani Doctor, Arrested in Minneapolis, Is Accused of Plan to Join ISISMuhammad Masood, 28, a doctor, said he wanted to “fight on the front line as well as help the wounded brothers,” according to the F.B.I.By Neil VigdorA Pakistani doctor who the F.B.I. said was intent on joining the Islamic State, either on the battlefield in Syria or as a “lone wolf” in the United States, was arrested on Thursday before boarding a flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.The doctor, Muhammad Masood, 28, had been en route to Los Angeles to try to travel to the Middle East by cargo ship, the authorities said. He had initially bought a plane ticket from Chicago to Jordan, but officials said the flight was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.Mr. Masood, who most recently worked as a research coordinator at a medical clinic in Rochester, Minn., was charged with one count of attempting to...

Terrorists Are Afraid Of The Coronavirus

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WTOP The Hunt: Terrorists are afraid of the coronavirusJ.J. Green The coronavirus is sweeping the world, creating fear and panic in many places.But there is one positive thing that’s occurred as a result. In this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior adviser at the Counter Extremism Project, said that even terrorists are terrified of the COVID-19 virus, and they’ve taken drastic action. Listen Here: For terror groups to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak is difficult (Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler with WTOP's J.J. Green) https://wtop.com/j-j-green-national/2020/03/the-hunt-terrorists-are-afraid-of-coronavirus/...

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  Hong Kong police hold anti-terrorism drill amid rising concerns of potential bomb attacks   ...
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American Military News US arrests 600 Mexican cartel members in one of the largest ever raids by  Kyle Perisic More than 600 Mexican cartel members were arrested during an interagency operation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), making it one of the largest arrest operations in history. The agencies announced the results of the plan, called Project Python, at a press briefing on Wednesday, saying the DEA-led operation spent the last six months monitoring the activities of those they arrested, The Hill reported. In total, there were 600 Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) arrests and 350 indictments, as well as a significant seizure of money and drugs in the nationwide raid on Wednesday, the agencies said. According to one report, the agencies seized 15,000 kilos of meth and nearly $20 million.“Project Python marks the most comprehensive action to date in the Department of...

New Leader Of ISIS Led Genocide Against Yazidis

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The Times New Isis leader Mawli led genocide against Yazidis by David Rose, Beirut The new leader of Islamic State was officially named last night as a former member of al-Qaeda in Iraq who led the torture and slaughter of thousands of Yazidis.Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli, a former officer in Saddam Hussein’s army, was placed on the official blacklist of terrorists by the US government — with a $5 million reward offered for information leading to his capture.Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, announced that al-Mawli was named leader of Isis in late October, days after a raid by US commandos killed the group’s self-styled “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Read more: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/new-isis-leader-mawli-led-genocide-against-yazidis-lkvmkt6k9...
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Military Times Guard activations expected to rapidly increase, could be used for law enforcement by Kyle Rempfer The National Guard is expecting a rapid increase in unit activations over the next few weeks, leaders said at the Pentagon Thursday, filling roles like coronavirus testing and potentially law enforcement.Governors in 27 states have already activated elements of their National Guard forces, but everywhere in the country, state leaders have declared states of emergency, said Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau.“With COVID-19, it’s like we have 54 separate hurricanes in every state, territory and the District of Columbia,” Lengyel said. “Unlike a hurricane, we don’t know when this will dissipate or head out to sea. But a historic event requires a historic response.”More than 2,000 Guard personnel have been activated in total so far.   Read more: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/03/19/guard-activations-expected-to-rapidly-increase-could-be-used-for-law-enforcement/...
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ABC 27 Lancaster County establishes COVID-19 Law Enforcement Task Force LANCASTER, Pa, (WHTM) — District Attorney Heather Adams has established a new task force to ensure police services will continue in case there is a staffing shortage that impacts public protections.The Lancaster County Regional COVID-19 Law Enforcement Task Force is a team of officers with countywide police authority and jurisdictionThe Task Force would activate in the event of a debilitating staffing shortage at a municipal police department.“This is a measure to ensure all communities in Lancaster County will have police coverage as we all work together through this unprecedented set of circumstances,” District Attorney Adams said Thursday. Read more: https://www.abc27.com/news/local/lancaster/lancaster-county-establishes-covid-19-law-enforcement-task-force/...

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The Clarion Project The Third Jihad – Radical Islam’s Vision for America The Third Jihad, produced by the Clarion Project, is a film that explores the FBI’s discovery of a “Grand Jihad Manifesto” outlining a systematic program for stealth jihad that poses risks to national security, Western liberties and the American way of life. One person who dared to speak out about the Islamist threat is Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim-American who served as an officer in the U.S. navy and also as a physician to the US Congress.After the FBI released the radical Islamist manifesto describing how to destroy America from within, Dr. Jasser decided to investigate. Read more: https://clarionproject.org/third-jihad-radical-islams-vision-america/...
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The Jerusalem Post IDF: Hezbollah Worked With Syrian Troops To Attack Israel On Election Day The attack was thwarted by a IAF strike against a vehicle on the Golan Heights which killed one man By ANNA AHRONHEIM  An IDF investigation into an attempted attack on Israel on Election Day earlier this month has found that Hezbollah operatives worked with Syrian soldiers to carry it out from the Golan Heights. The inquiry into the thwarted attack near the village of Hader in the province of Qunietra found that Hezbollah attempted to attack IDF troops from a Syrian military compound in the demilitarized zone in the northern Golan Heights.On March 2, the IAF struck a vehicle, killing one man believed to be a Hezbollah operative. Syria’s SANA news agency reported that Israel struck Syrian government forces, wounding three soldiers and killing one civilian. Read more: https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDF-Hezbollah-worked-with-Syrian-troops-to-attack-Israel-on-election-day-621305...
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Law enforcement agencies change how to respond amid coronavirus outbreak Several police departments and sheriff's offices have changed how they interact with the public when responding to calls for service. by Adrianne M HaneyATLANTA — It's a fact of life now as the the global spread of coronavirus continues to unfold - everyone has had to alter how they interact in public to do what they can to contain the spread of the virus called COVID-19. That is no different for law enforcement agencies here in Georgia, who have had to alter their protocols to do their part. While they will continue to respond to emergencies, several police departments and sheriff's offices have changed how they will interact with the public when responding to calls for service.ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENTWhile the department said it has neither confirmed cases of the virus among staff nor suffered an impact on the ability to...
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‘Continue to serve and protect’: Local law enforcement implements changes during COVID-19 pandemic WMBF News Staff HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Police chiefs and sheriff’s in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee are assuring residents’ that public safety is still their number one priority during the coronavirus pandemic. But law enforcement is implementing a few changes on how officers handle calls in order to keep them safe and healthy.Below are letters from police chiefs and sheriffs on what’s being done to make sure officers and communities are out of harm’s way. HORRY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTTeam Horry,Our community, like so many others, is facing an unprecedented challenge. Through it all, Horry County Police Department is committed to excellence in preserving public safety. In this moment, promoting public health is a primary component of that mission.In adherence with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, HCPD is working to reduce the spread...

Policeman Killed In Terrorist Attack In Sinai

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Asharq Al-Awsat Policeman Killed In Terrorist Attack In Sinai One Egyptian policeman was killed in a terrorist attack in al-Arish, North Sinai, according to tribal and medical eyewitnesses.Sinai Tribal Union, a gathering of tribesmen who cooperate with the Egyptian authorities during security operations, announced that a security officer at Bir al-Abed Police Department, northeast of Sinai, survived an assassination attempt.The incident happened when a group of masked gunmen opened fire at the officer's car, killing his driver immediately.The Union issued a statement announcing the death of officer Ahmed Abdusalam, who was killed by extremists during the attack.Mervat Saleh, a Bir Al-Abed resident who witnessed the incident, reported that she heard gunshots in front of her building, and after things calmed down, residents found out that someone attacked the sheriff’s car. Read more: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2182771/policeman-killed-terrorist-attack-sinai...
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The Times Of Israel IDF indicates Iran scaling back terror activity in light of coronavirus Military says it is seeing decrease in terrorist activities across the Middle East as countries instead fight pandemic By Judah Ari Gross The Israel Defense Forces indicated Monday its primary foe in the region, Iran, was curbing its activities as it grapples with a major outbreak of the coronavirus.IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman told reporters that the military noted a decrease in the amount of activity in the region by Israel’s enemies, without specifically naming Iran.“There are countries who have gotten it way worse than us with this corona[virus] story, and as a result their activities are at a slower pace,” Zilberman said. Read more: https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-indicates-iran-scaling-back-terror-activity-in-light-of-coronavirus/...
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Stars and Stripes US-led coalition to withdraw hundreds of troops from smaller bases in Iraq By LOUISA LOVELUCK | The Washington Post LONDON — The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS said Monday it will move hundreds of troops out of bases in Iraq, with most redeployed to other locations in the country, as threats from the militants wane and risks to foreign troops elsewhere in Iraq increase.The coalition said troops would be leaving the al-Qaim base in western Iraq within days and that they would soon move out of the northern K1 and Key West bases too, with most heading to larger bases in Iraq and others to Syria or Kuwait.The move, officials said, has been planned for months and is not the result of a wave of attacks by Iran-backed militia groups, which have killed and wounded almost two dozen coalition troops in recent weeks."As a result of the success...
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  Military Times More states increase National Guard’s role in coronavirus response Dylan Gresik  Multiple governors have expanded the role of National Guard units in combating the spread of COVID-19 within their states — with one state executive calling from the mobilization of the Army Corps of Engineers.The governors of New York, Maryland, Colorado and West Virginia are the latest state executives to increase the involvement of the National Guard.“The National Guard is fully involved at the local, state, and federal level in the planning and execution of the nation’s response to COVID-19,” a National Guard Bureau press release stated. “In times of emergency, the National Guard Bureau serves as a federal coordinating agency should a state require assistance from the National Guard of another state.”According to the National Guard Bureau, “more than 650 Air and Army National Guard professionals in 15 states are providing personnel in support of civil...
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Fox News ISIS Advises Terrorists On Coronavirus To Avoid Europe For Jihad By Robert Gearty | Fox News After years of urging its terrorists to attack major European cities, ISIS is now advising them to steer clear due to the coronavirus, according to reports.ISIS’ al-Naba newsletter contains “sharia directives” urging its healthy members not to enter “the land of the epidemic” to avoid becoming infected, the New York Post reported Sunday. But any sick jihadists already in Europe should stay there — presumably, to sicken infidels, the paper reported. The Sunday Times of London first reported on the newsletter, according to the paper.The “healthy should not enter the land of the epidemic and the afflicted should not exit from it,” the ISIS newsletter advises, according to the Post. Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/world/isis-tells-its-terrorists-not-to-travel-to-europe...
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by Shira Stein and Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg,Time (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyberattack Sunday night during the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the matter.The attack appears to have been intended to slow the agency’s systems down, but didn’t do so in any meaningful way, said the people, who asked for anonymity to discuss an incident that was not public.The National Security Council’s tweet on Sunday night was related to the hacking and the release of disinformation, according to the people. The government realized Sunday that there had been a cyber intrusion and false information was circulating.NSC tweeted just before midnight: “Text message rumors of a national #quarantine are FAKE. There is no national lockdown. @CDCgov has and will continue to post the latest guidance on #COVID19.”   Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/key-u-health-agency-suffers-131126244.html...
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Epoch Times International Counter-Terrorism Group Addresses Ever-Changing al-Qaeda Threat By Ella KietlinskaThe Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance working group convened in Marrakech, Morocco, on March 4-5, with the goal of working out a solution to counter the potential threat posed by al-Qaeda and its affiliates, in preparations for the ministerial-level meeting to be held in Washington this year.Al-Qaeda, overshadowed by ISIS over the past several years, took advantage of this situation to strengthen and expand its abilities to operate, adapt to using new technologies, and exploit conflicts and vulnerabilities in different parts of the world, e.g. the wars in Yemen and Syria, says a statement from the working group. Threats Posed by al-QaedaDespite losing its main leader in 2011, al-Qaeda adapted to the changes in the world’s political situation and exerted its ideological influence. Its affiliates still pose a threat to the entire African continent and there is a...
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FOX 29 Philadelphia Philadelphia police officer fatally shot serving warrant in Frankford; suspects in custody By Steve Keeley and Jennaphr Frederick PHILADELPHIA - Officials have confirmed one officer was killed during a shooting in Frankford. Shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, officers were attempting to serve a warrant on the 1600 block of Bridge Street when they were met with gunfire. One officer was shot near the left shoulder blade when the suspects opened fire and was pronounced dead shortly upon arrival to Temple University Hospital. Corporal James O'Connor, 46, was a member of the SWAT team of the Philadelphia Police Department. He was a 23-year veteran of the police department and had spent 15 years in SWAT. Read more: https://www.fox29.com/news/philadelphia-police-officer-fatally-shot-serving-warrant-in-frankford-suspects-in-custody...