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Chicago Sun Times Zion Man Gets More Than 13 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Support Islamic State, Telling Informant ‘I Want To See Blood Flowing’ U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood called Edward Schimenti the “more culpable” of the two men charged in the case, but she also described the crime as “on the less serious end of a scale that starts at a very serious level.” By Jon Seidel A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Zion man to 13 and a half years in prison for taking part in a conspiracy to support the Islamic State, in part by collecting cellphones he thought could be used as detonators overseas.Edward Schimenti, 39, was originally charged with Joseph D. Jones in 2017. In handing down the sentence Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood called Schimenti the “more culpable” of the two, having had a “better idea of what he was...
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American Military NewsTwo suspected terrorists on FBI, DHS watch lists arrested at US borderby Ryan MorganOn Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that within the last two months, it caught two Yemeni nationals, listed on the FBI’s terrorism watch list, trying to cross through the same border sector.On March 30, at approximately 11:30 p.m., border patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a Yemeni man for illegally entering the U.S. The agents caught the man about two miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry and transported him to the El Centro Processing Center for immigration and criminal history screening.Without providing his name, CBP said they performed a records check on the 26-year-old suspect, identifying him as a Yemeni man on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) No-Fly list.A similar incident took place two months earlier when, on Janaury...
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4 dead, including child, after 'multiple victims' shot in CaliforniaPolice identified the suspect as 44-year-old Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez. By Marlene Lenthang and William Mansell At least four people are dead, including a 9-year-old boy, in what authorities are calling a targeted attack in Orange, California.Officers arrived at 202 W. Lincoln Ave around 5:30 p.m. local time Wednesday as shots were being fired. There were "multiple victims at the scene," according to the Orange Police Department.The suspect, identified as Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, 44, from Fullerton, entered the courtyard of the building and started “shooting into the windows,” a law enforcement source told ABC News.Two officers tried to enter the courtyard but could not get through because the suspect locked it and an officer-involved shooting ensued. Officers were able to force entry through the gates and enter the courtyard. Upon entry, officers located the suspect, who was injured, and took him into...
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1945 China Has a New Way to Find and Kill U.S. Navy Submarines Caleb Larson A new open-source investigation has revealed that China recently launched their third anti-submarine detection ship at a shipbuilding facility in Wuhan, augmenting Beijing’s ability to detect submarines.The ship is most likely a SWATH design, or Small Waterplane-Area Twin Hull. The twin-hull design is both very stable, even at high speeds or in rough seas, and is also known for being very quiet, a useful quality to have for a ship intended to use sonar and other acoustic listening devices to detect submarines.The Chinese design is likely broadly similar to American SWATH designs, which are noted for having long-range and high endurance.SWATH-type ships track submarines by trailing towed sonar devices behind them on long spools of cable, and can actively detect submarines by shooting “pings” into the ocean and listening to the bounce-back for submarines hiding...
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The Independent ISIS Attacks In Africa Rise By Third In A Year As UK And US Warn Of Islamist Insurgency On Continent Jihadi violence recorded in swathe of states including those in the Sahel, with recent attacks on aid workers by Kim Sengupta Attacks by Isis in Africa have gone up by a third over the past year in a relentless rise of Islamist insurgency in the continent, Antony Blinken and Dominic Raab have warned, as they called for a united international strategy to counter the threat. The US secretary of state and the British foreign secretary issued a statement along with ministers from the Global Coalition against Daesh [Isis], highlighting how the group has become lethally active in Africa, as well as showing signs of a resurgence in the Middle East. The ministers pointed to a recent coordinated double suicide attack in Baghdad as evidence that the group has...