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U.K. Cuts Off U.S. From Manchester Attack Intel Over Leaks


U.K. officials have stopped sharing information related to Monday night’s Manchester bombing with their U.S. counterparts after repeated leaks to the American media, the BBC reports. Crime-scene photos showing blood from the victims of the attack were published in The New York Times, enraging British authorities. The name of the suspected bomber, Salman Abedi,...
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U.K. Raises Threat Level To ‘Critical’ Following Manchester Attack


The U.K. has increased its terrorist threat level to the highest possible “critical” for the first time in a decade, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday. The designation means a terror attack is considered “imminent” and allows for military personnel to be deployed instead of police officers at public events. The decision comes...
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Trump Admits Passing Intel To Russia After WH Denial


President Trump appeared to confirm Tuesday that he revealed highly classified intelligence information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a meeting last week, as was first reported by The Washington Post on Monday night. “As president, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled ...
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BREAKING NEWS: US Drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ In Afghanistan


CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE – The U.S. on Thursday dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan on Thursday, CNN reported. The 21,000-pound bomb, dubbed the “mother of all bombs” or MOAB, was dropped in eastern Afghanistan to target ISIS tunnels, according to CNN. The official name of the weapon is the massive ordinance...
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ISIS Gunmen Dressed as Doctors Attack Kabul Military Hospital


The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for a Wednesday attack that has so far killed 30 people and injured at least 50 more at a Kabul military hospital in the Afghan capital’s heavily guarded diplomatic zone. Gunmen reportedly disguised as doctors in white lab coats took positions throughout the facility before launching...
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Iraqi Forces Capture Mosul Airport From ISIS, Storm Military Base


On Thursday, Iraqi’s militarized federal police launched an attack to seize Mosul’s airport from the Islamic State while Iraqi special forces entered the sprawling Ghazlani military base nearby. The attack began with U.S.-led airstrikes overnight, followed by a coordinated assault on the airport, and Iraqi forces have captured the runway and are fighting scattered...
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Turkey Nightclub Attack Suspect Confesses [VIDEO]


The suspected shooter in the New Year’s Eve attack on an upscale nightclub in Istanbul was captured late Monday night and then reportedly confessed to his actions. Abdulkadir Masharipov, reported to be from Uzbekistan, appears in photos posted by Turkish state media with a heavily bruised face. Masharipov, who was detained in the Esenyurt...
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4 Dead in Jerusalem Truck Attack [VIDEO]


At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in a truck attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli officials said. A spokesperson for Israel’s foreign press described it as a “possible terrorist attack” which hit soldiers as they were getting off of a bus. The perpetrator was then shot....
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ISIS Claims Deadly Istanbul Nightclub Attack [VIDEO]


ISIS claimed responsibility Monday morning for a deadly New Year’s Eve gun attack on Istanbul’s popular Reina nightclub, seeming to confirm the assessment of Turkish and U.S. intelligence officials. Turkish police have reportedly detained eight people in connection with the attack, although the gunman — who killed 39 people including 25 foreigners — is...
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Italian Police Kill Berlin Market Attack Suspect Anis Amri In Milan


Police in Milan have shot and killed Anis Amri, the Tunisian man believed to have carried out the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said Friday morning. “The person who was killed, there is no doubt that he is Anis Amri,” Minniti said, confirming...
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Berlin’s Most Wanted: Germany Search For Tunisian Suspect


German investigators are searching for a Tunisian man whose identity document was found in the cab of the 18-wheeler that crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, German media reported Wednesday. According to Der Spiegel, the temporary residency permit points to a man in his early 20s who goes by the name...
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Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov Shot Dead in Ankara [VIDEO]


Video showing the moments after Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead in Ankara. Russia’s ambassador to Turkey shot dead: CLICK HERE for LIVE COVERAGE The assassin says ‘don’t forget Syria and don’t forget Aleppo’ Video showing the moments after Russia's ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead in Ankara. https://t.co/VguZ5TZp8S...
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U.S. To Send 200 More Troops To Syria


U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about 200 more U.S. troops are being sent to Syria to help battle Islamic State fighters. The troops, to help Kurdish and Arab fighters retake the ISIL stronghold of Raqqa, will include special operations forces, Carter said Saturday. “These uniquely skilled operators will join the 300 U.S. special...
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Man Gets 30 Years for Plot to Kill Obama


An Ohio man who planned to kill President Barack Obama during the 2015 State of the Union address was sentenced Monday to 30 years behind bars. Christopher Lee Cornell, who said he was inspired by the Islamic State terror group, responded to his sentencing by saying, “Allah’s in control, not the judge.” Cornell caught...
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ISIS Second In Command Killed In Syria


Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been killed, ISIS announced Tuesday through its Amaq News Agency. The outlet cited a military source saying Adnani “was martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.” But Adnani was far more than a mere mouthpiece for the group and had a $5...
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FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Stabbing in VA


Federal investigators are examining whether a weekend knife attack in Roanoke, Virgina was inspired by the Islamic State terror group. The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, reportedly traveled to Turkey in the past year in a bid to get into Syria. Farooqui was arrested for the stabbing, during which he allegedly yelled, “Allahu...
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Turkish Wedding Suicide Bomber ‘Was a Child’ [VIDEO]


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the suicide bomber who killed 51 people at a wedding in Gaziantep on Saturday was a child working for Islamic State terror group. In one of the worst attacks in Turkey this year, the bomber detonated at an outdoor wedding in a Kurdish neighborhood near the Syrian border,...
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UN Syria Envoy Suspends Humanitarian Effort


A humanitarian task force with the United Nations in Syria has on Thursday suspended its efforts amid continued violence in the country, which has been ravaged by more than five years of civil war. A day before, Syrian opposition activists released images of a 5-year-old child who was pulled from the devastation of an...
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John Oliver On Trump’s Sarcasm ‘A Bullshit Excuse’ [VIDEO]


“Wow,” said Oliver in reference to Trump’s ISIS remarks. “Now clearly what he just said is absolutely absurd, but even when people try to help him reframe it, he doubled down.” “Yes, ‘sarcasm’ is a bulls–t excuse,” Oliver responded. “It’s the douchebag’s apology.” Trump then “made it so much weirder when, later that same...
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Trump: I Was Just Being Sarcastic When I Said Obama Founded ISIS


Donald Trump says he was just being sarcastic when he repeatedly claimed Thursday that President Obama and Hillary Clinton were “the founders” and “MVPs” of the Islamic State terror group. “Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) ‘the founder’ of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?” Trump,...
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Trump Accuses Obama Of Being ‘Founder Of ISIS’ [VIDEO]


Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State terror group. “He is the founder of ISIS,” Trump said, repeating, “He’s the founder of ISIS, OK?… He’s the founder! He founded ISIS.” Taking it a step further, Trump went on to target his opponent in the presidential race. “And I would say,...
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French ISIS Attackers Kill Priest in Normandy Church [VIDEO]


Five people including the 86-year-old priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy at 9am. The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel (right), is believed to have been beheaded during the attack while another hostage is fighting for life in hospital. The two...
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Trump Delays VP Announcement After France Attack


Donald Trump is postponing unveiling his vice-presidential pick by at least a day. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee had scheduled a news conference in New York on Friday to name his running mate. But in a tweet, Trump said he would postpone the event because of Thursday’s attack in southern France that left several...
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France Truck Attacker Identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel [VIDEO]


According to French media, the 31-year-old male suspected of ramming a truck through a crowd Thursday evening in Nice, killing at least 80, has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Frenchman of Tunisian descent. Local outlet Nice-Matin reported that Bouhlel was a delivery driver who has previous misdemeanor convictions. Officials reportedly searched his...
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At Least 165 Killed In Baghdad Bombings [VIDEO]


At least 165 people were killed on Sunday as two bombs blasted Baghdad, one of which was claimed by ISIS. At least 225 people were injured. The deadliest attack took place in a major shopping district, killing 86 people, 15 of which were children. That attack is believed to be the deadlist single bomb...
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‘Akhmed One-Arm’ Planned Bombing


According to a U.S. official and Turkish media, Akhmed Chatayev, also known as “Akhmed One-Arm,” directed the suicide attackers who killed 43 people in the Istanbul airport on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said Chatayev was responsible for the shooting and bombing and his whereabouts are...
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250 ISIS Fighters Reportedly Killed In U.S. Airstrikes Near Fallujah [VIDEO]


A series of airstrikes by U.S. forces outside the Iraqi city of Fallujah killed 250 ISIS militants on Wednesday, reports said. The Iraqi Ministry of Defense posted video showing the strike against an ISIS convoy. About 40 vehicles were destroyed, officials told Reuters and ABC News. The airstrike came after Iraqi and U.S. officials...
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Jeremy Corbyn Compare Israeli Government To Islamic State [VIDEO]


Jeremy Corbyn was engulfed in a fresh row over Israel when he appeared to compare the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to Islamic State at the launch of an independent review into antisemitism in the Labour party. In prepared remarks, Corbyn said: “Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or...
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Bombers ID’d As Chechen, Uzbekistan And Kyrgyzstan Jihadis [VIDEO]


A Chechen jihadi fighting with the Islamic State terror group is among the three men reportedly identified by Turkish officials as the assailants in Tuesday night’s deadly suicide attack at Istanbul’s airport. Local media named that suspect as Osman Vadinov, who allegedly crossed into Turkey from Raqqa, ISIS’s stronghold in Syria. The other two...
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Istanbul Airport Attack Toll Hits 41 and 230+ Injured [VIDEO]


The death toll has risen to 41 in the bombings at the Istanbul airport. Reports suggested that the fatalities included at least 23 Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals while officials worked to identify the others. At least 230 people are reported to have been injured in the suicide attack. “The bombs that exploded...
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