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Hezbollah operatives inside a terrorist tunnel [VIDEO]

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Judicial Watch The Guantanamo terrorists released by Barack Obama in exchange for a U.S. Army deserter have joined the Taliban’s “political” office in Qatar. The move reinforces the terrorist group’s operations, according to the Spanish international news agency that broke the story this week. The five men were incarcerated at the U.S. military prison in southeast Cuba because they held positions of great importance with the terrorist group, including Chief of Staff of the Taliban Army and the Taliban Deputy Minister of Intelligence. One U.S. Senator referred to the freed jihadists as the “Taliban Dream Team.”That did not stop Obama from swapping them for a disgraced Army solider, Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after deserting his post in Afghanistan. The secret exchange violated the law and written White House rules. The nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), determined that the president broke a...

Fourth soldier dies from large IED blast in Afghanistan

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ArmyTimes by Kyle Rempfer The Pentagon has identified a fourth casualty from the improvised explosive device that claimed the lives of three special operations troops last week and left three other Americans wounded.Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary died Sunday in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of injuries sustained from the IED blast that occurred Tuesday in Andar district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan.The incident is under investigation, according to NATO’s Resolute Support mission to train and advise Afghan forces.McClary, 24, was from Export, Pennsylvania.He was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colorado.“The Rock battalion expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends tragically affected by the loss of Sgt. Jason McClary. He epitomizes what it is to be a professional, a warrior and a soldier,” Lt. Col. Christopher Roberts, commander of 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry...

Why Iran Funds Palestinian Terrorists

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  by Bassam Tawil  •  Gatestone Institute The message that Iran is sending to Palestinian families is: "If you want money and a good life, send your children to die on the border with Israel." This is a message that is likely to reverberate far and wide among Arabs, well beyond the Palestinians. The declared goal of the Iranian-sponsored World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought is to forge unity between Muslims. For the Iranians and their proxies, Islamic unity is a prerequisite to advancing the ultimate goal of removing the "cancerous tumor" (Israel) from the face of the earth. Iran has been doing its utmost to achieve this goal. Were it not for Iranian support, the Lebanese Shiite terrorist organization, Hezbollah, would not be aiming tens of thousands of rockets and missiles at Israel. Were it not for Iranian military and financial backing, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and...

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Global Counterterrorism Forum Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization to Violence The Role of Families in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: Strategic Recommendations and Programming Options At the Sixth Ministerial Plenary  Meeting  in  New  York  on  27  September  2015,  Global Counterterrorism Forum  (GCTF)  Ministers  endorsed  the  launch  of  the  GCTF’s  Initiative  to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization to Violence (Life Cycle Initiative). As part of this new initiative,  the  GCTF’s  Countering  Violent  Extremism  (CVE)  Working  Group  was  tasked to develop  recommendations  and  programming  options  focusing  on  the  role  of  families in preventing and countering violent extremism. Families  are  vital  to  preventing  and  countering violent  extremism  (P/CVE).  From  shaping attitudes toward non-violence to serving as a “front line” actor in identifying signs of possible radicalization  to  violence,  preventing  such  radicalization’s  onset,  and  intervening  in  the radicalization process, families represent key, often under-utilized, partners in P/CVE efforts. Yet,  even ...
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InHomelandSecurity.com DETROIT: The Artificial Intelligence the military needs most is not some kind of killer robot, the Army’s three-star senior futurist told me today. The Army really needs AI to make sense of lots of data, fast, so commanders and quartermasters can send the right forces with the right supplies to the right place on the “hyperactive battlefield of the future.”Instead, at Wesley’s Army Capabilities Integration Center — about to be reorganized into the Futures & Concepts division of the new Army Futures Command — “we’re talking about synthesizing data, terabytes of data, that includes everything from weather, to social media, to intelligence reports of the enemy’s positions,” Wesley said, “all of which has to be synthesized across all domains”: land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace.“We get enamored with robots,” Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley told me on the sidelines of the AUSA AI conference here. “A lot of people are...

Senior ISIS leader Killed In Drone Strike

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Senior ISIS leader involved in killing of former US Army Ranger killed in drone strike, coalition saysBy Nicole Darrah Fox News Abu al Umarayn, a senior ISIS leader who was involved in the brutal murder of former U.S. Army Ranger Peter Kassig, was killed in a drone strike in Syria on Sunday, the U.S.-led coalition said.The leader, along with "several other ISIS members," was killed in precision drone strikes in Syria's Badiyah Desert, coalition spokesperson Col. Sean Ryan said in a statement. "Al Umarayn had given indications of posing an imminent threat to Coalition Forces and he was involved in the killing of American Citizen and former U.S. Army Ranger, Peter Kassig," officials said. "He has been linked to and directly involved with executing several other prisoners as a senior ISIS member."The statement continued, "Coalition airstrikes continue to disrupt ISIS command and control on the battlefield as we remove key...
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CBS News The United States Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday it had received  "credible and specific" information regarding a possible terrorist threat against U.S. government facilities in country's capital city. The security alert from the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa did not offer details but urged U.S. citizens to keep a low profile. The embassy asked Americans living throughout the country to "maintain a heightened level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness." According to the State Department, security in parts of the country "remains unstable due to the activities of rebel and other armed groups and ongoing military operations." The U.S. has maintained diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1960, following its independence from Belgium.Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/congo-terror-threat-us-warns-of-credible-terrorist-threat-today-2018-11-24/...
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Federal Bureau of Investigation Ransomware Suspects IndictedIranian Men Charged with Deploying Damaging SamSam Ransomware Two Iranian men have been charged with deploying a sinister type of ransomware that crippled the operations of hospitals, municipalities, public institutions, and other critical networks in the United States and Canada, officials from the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today.Beginning in 2015 and continuing until September 2018, SamSam ransomware infiltrated computer networks in Atlanta, Newark, and San Diego, as well as those of major health care providers, the University of Calgary, and others. Once deployed, the malware encrypted data and files. The creators then demanded payment by virtual currency to restore access to affected systems, a crime Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski called “21st century blackmail” during a press conference today at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.The toll of these cyberattacks was staggering: more than 230 entities infected, $6 million...

Slough man Mohamed Kulwaldeen accused of terrorism offences

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BBC News A man has been charged with terrorism offences.Mohamed Kulwaldeen, of Richmond Crescent, Slough, was arrested earlier this month.The 37-year-old is accused of five counts of the collection of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.Mr Kulwaldeen has been remanded in custody and is due before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday. Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-46375050...
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The Miami Herald Florida man faces terrorism charge after he threatens to blow up sheriff’s office, cops sayBy Jessica De LeonA Bradenton man is facing a terrorism charge after he threatened to blow up the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, according to a probable cause affidavit.The sheriff’s office has been receiving “disturbing” messages via Facebook Messenger since March from someone who identified themselves as “Ljameer Muhammad,” according to the report.Detectives eventually identified Jamer Lomant Lawrence, 28, as being the person behind the threats. Last week he was arrested and charged with one count of threatening to commit act of terrorism.Lawrence is being held at the Manatee County jail on a $20,000 bond. Should he be released, a judge has ordered he be monitored through the supervised release program. Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article222316830.html...
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The Jerusalem Post Alluding to Hezbollah, he said that terrorism that terrorizes enemies is not only a right, but a duty. By Seth J. Frantzman Lebanon’s General Security director praised terrorism during a conference that was supposed to discuss the defeat of terrorism in the Middle East and Africa. Speaking to representatives from a dozen African countries Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim reportedly praised Hezbollah’s “resistance” and distinguished its terrorism from other forms of terror.The two-day event was titled ‘Defeat of Terrorism in the Region and its Impact on Africa’ and was attended by African delegates from a swath of countries affected by terrorism in the Sahel region of Africa. That includes Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, and the Central African Republic. Diplomats from Tunisia, Oman, Egypt and Russia also attended according to the website Arab News. Ibrahim runs Lebanon’s General Security directorate, which makes him the “eyes and ears” of Lebanon...
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Los Angeles Times At the downtown Brooklyn federal courthouse where Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is on trial, New York Police Department snipers roam the rooftops and K-9 units prowl the halls.The Brooklyn Bridge closes whenever the defendant is transported to court from Manhattan, and even attorneys must take off their shoes at the new TSA-style checkpoint outside the courtroom.With such a conspicuous show of force, it’s easy to overlook the two or three servicemen at a small fold-out table near the X-ray machine in the lobby, quietly scanning the Eastern District of New York courthouse grounds for explosives, biological weapons and dirty bombs. The soldiers and airmen are members of the National Guard’s 24th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team — “Civil Support for short, so it’s less scary,” their spokesman said — an elite corps of threat specialists who headline counter-terrorism efforts at the city’s...
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Washington Examiner by Anna GiaritelliMore than 600 members of the 10,000 migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S. are convicted criminals, the country's top security official said Monday evening.In a Facebook post defending U.S. Customs and Border Protection's handling of a large group of people who attempted to run over the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said a significant number of those migrants were known as criminals in their countries of origin."[W]e cannot confirm the backgrounds and identities of all caravan members which possess a national security and public safety risk to our country. However, at this point we have confirmed that there are over 600 convicted criminals traveling with the caravan flow. This includes individuals known to law enforcement for assault, battery, drug crimes, burglary, rape, child abuse and more. This is serious," Nielsen wrote. "Additionally, Mexico has already arrested 100 caravan members for criminal...

3 American Service Members Killed In Afghanistan

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News on 6 - Tulsa The U.S. military says three American service members have been killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province.The military says three other service members were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated on Tuesday near the city of Ghazni, the provincial capital. One American contractor was also wounded.The identities of the American casualties were not provided, pending notification of their families.Lt. Ubon Mendie, a spokesman for the U.S. forces, says the wounded service members and contractor were evacuated and are receiving medical care.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.The Taliban have an extremely active presence in Ghazni province and attempted to take over the capital in August. Ghazni was the only province that didn't hold parliamentary election in October. Read more: http://m.newson6.com/story.aspx?story=39544068...

Ukraine declares martial law after Russian naval attack

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NBC News The Ukrainian president said this is not "declaring war" against Russia. By Associated PressMOSCOW — Ukraine's parliament voted Monday to impose martial law in the country to fight what its president called "growing aggression" from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbors.Western leaders and diplomats urged both sides to de-escalate the conflict, and the U.S. blamed Russia for what it called "unlawful conduct" over Sunday's incident in the Black Sea. Russia and Ukraine blamed each other in the dispute that further ratcheted up tensions ever since Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014 and threw its weight behind separatists in eastern Ukraine with clandestine support, including troops and weapons.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked lawmakers in Kiev to institute martial law, something the country has not done even during the worst...

The European Court of Human Rights Submits to Islam

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  by Judith Bergman  •  Gatestone Institute The ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is not only wrong for establishing a precedent for sharia-compliant adherence to Islamic blasphemy laws, but appears to be based on a number of false premises. The real message the ECHR sent, as it succumbed to fears of "disturbing the religious peace," is that if threats work, keep threatening! What sort of protection of human rights is that? Just who is it, by the way, that gets to decide what is "incriminating"? Formerly, it was the Inquisition. Islamic blasphemy laws have now been elevated to the law of the land in Europe.   Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13301/european-court-human-rights-islam...

Germany carries out largest terrorism drill to date

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The Local de To onlookers it appeared to be a terrifying scene. But luckily, the action at Cologne/Bonn airport was a terrorism drill, involving around 1000 police officers who created the emergency scenario. A loud detonation shakes Terminal 1 of the Cologne/Bonn Airport, then shots are fired. What happened here on Tuesday night is fortunately only an exercise: several heavily armed terrorists shoot at travellers with assault rifles, people run screaming for their lives, injured and dead people lie bleeding on the ground.  The first police officers arrive quickly, and within a few minutes the attackers are overwhelmed. "All perpetrators neutralized," reports the trainer in his headset. At the largest anti-terror exercise to date at a German airport, around 1000 police officers rehearsed the emergency. An Islamic-motivated terrorist attack is simulated, carried out by a group of militarily trained perpetrators with the aim of killing as many people as possible.  According...
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American Military News by Melissa Leon - August 29, 2018 A Chinese company reportedly hacked into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and received copies of nearly all her emails in real-time, it was revealed this week by The Daily Caller Foundation. The Daily Caller cited two sources briefed on the matter, but did not provide any context to the sources. Fox News also reported on the Chinese hacking of Clinton’s emails this week. President Donald Trump tweeted about it very early Wednesday morning, and insinuated that an FBI or Justice Department investigation should look into the issue. “Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone,” he tweeted. The Chinese-owned company,...