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Turkey Nightclub Attack Suspect Confesses [VIDEO]

17/01/2017

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]

08/01/2017

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]

02/01/2017

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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Israel Censures Ambassadors For UN Vote [VIDEO]

26/12/2016

Israel has summoned ambassa-dors from countries that voted against for a United Nations resolution this week against settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The measure passed after the United States did not vote instead of vetoing the measure. “From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration...
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Italian Police Kill Berlin Market Attack Suspect Anis Amri In Milan

23/12/2016

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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Donald Trump on Proposed Muslim Ban: You Know My Plans

22/12/2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday called the recent attacks in Germany and Turkey “terrible” and suggested that he does not intend to reevaluate his plans to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States, boasting that he had been “proven to be right.” “You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be...
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U.S. To Send 200 More Troops To Syria

10/12/2016

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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Trump Surrogate Cites Internment Camps As Muslim Registry Precedent

17/11/2016

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an anti-immigration hardliner and part of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, would like Trump to consider instituting a registry and tracking system for visitors to the U.S. from some Muslim countries. Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and spokesman for a pro-Trump super PAC, argued Wednesday that such...
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FBI Reports Rise In Hate Crimes After Election

15/11/2016

A report from the FBI has been released stating that hate crimes rose in 2015, but ones targeting Muslims increased by a worrisome 67 percent over 2014, to their highest number since 2001, when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks sparked a rash of anti-Muslim violence and harassment. The total number of reported hate crimes...
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NYC Bomb Suspect Charged in Cop Shootout

20/09/2016

The New York City bombing suspect has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was apprehended Monday morning following a shootout with cops in Linden, New Jersey, in which is accused of injuring two officers. Rahami is believed to be responsible for explosive devices planted...
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8 New Arrests in Bastille Day Attack

20/09/2016

8 new arrests connected to the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France have been made according to a prosecutors’ office. The suspects are said to be French and Tunisian, and were linked by investigators to attacker Mohamed Lahouiej Bouhlel, who killed 86 people who were watching a holiday fireworks display. The attack—on July 14—also...
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8 Injured In Mass Stabbing At Minnesota Mall [VIDEO]

18/09/2016

At least eight people were injured during a mass stabbing in a St. Cloud, Minnesota shopping mall on Saturday night. The attacker, who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, wore a security uniform and “made references to Allah while attacking,”. One victim remains hospitalized but none of the injuries are life-threatening,...
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Al-Qaeda Leader Threatens U.S. Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary [VIDEO]

10/09/2016

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri appears in a new video released ahead of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, calling the attacks “blessed” and promising more such attacks to come. “We mark in these days the passage of nearly 15 years since the blessed invasions in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania,” Zawahiri says, according to a...
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ISIS Second In Command Killed In Syria

30/08/2016

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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Top French’s High Court Suspends Burkini Ban [VIDEO]

26/08/2016

The highest administrative court in France has suspended the controversial ban on burkinis in a test case brought by human rights organizations. The suspension—applicable only to the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice—is still pending a definitive ruling, but temporary judgments in France’s legal system are often handed down even if a court elects...
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Suspect in NYC Imam’s Murder Arrested [VIDEO]

16/08/2016

Police have arrested and identified a man suspected of murdering an imam and his friend after they left a New York mosque on Saturday afternoon. Oscar Morel, 35, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Officials said Morel shot both 55-year-old Imam Alauddin...
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60+ Killed in Quetta Pakistan Hospital Bombing [VIDEO]

08/08/2016

More than 60 people were killed and at least 50 others wounded in Quetta, Pakistan, early Monday when suicide bombers targeted a hospital emergency room where lawyers—clad in black suits and ties—had gathered to mourn a slain colleague. Mohammed Omar Baloch, health secretary of Balochistan, said the death toll could reach 75 or more...
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Trump Criticized by Own Party for Comments About Family of Muslim Soldier

01/08/2016

In a lengthy statement out Monday morning, Arizona Sen. John McCain rebuked Donald Trump for his attacks on the Khan family. “I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement,” the former GOP nominee said, adding that his remarks do not reflect the beliefs of the Republican Party at large. “It...
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French ISIS Attackers Kill Priest in Normandy Church [VIDEO]

26/07/2016

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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RNC Speaker & Underwear Model: Obama ‘Absolutely’ a Muslim

19/07/2016

Antonio Sabato Jr., the actor and underwear model who spoke Monday night at the Republican National Convention, said after his speech that he “absolutely” thinks President Obama is a Muslim. “I believe we need Donald Trump, who shares my beliefs and my faith, to get our country back on track,” he said in his...
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France Truck Attacker Identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel [VIDEO]

15/07/2016

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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Obama Announced 8,400 Troop Will Stay In Afghanistan [VIDEO]

06/07/2016

President Obama announced Wednesday morning that 8,400 troops will remain in Afghanistan by the end of this year. The administration had originally planned to lower the number from 9,800 to 5,500, but the new decision comes as the Taliban is ramping up its efforts in Afghanistan. The president, joined by Defense Secretary Ash Carter,...
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At Least 165 Killed In Baghdad Bombings [VIDEO]

04/07/2016

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

01/07/2016

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]

30/06/2016

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]

30/06/2016

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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Taliban Attack Kills 30+ Police Cadets In Kabul [VIDEO]

30/06/2016

A Taliban twin attack on an Afghan convoy carrying new graduates of a police academy killed more than 30 people and injured an additional 50. Initial reports say one bomber attacked a bus just outside Kabul carrying the cadets, and as rescue personnel arrived, a car bomber slammed into them and detonated. All but...
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Bombers ID’d As Chechen, Uzbekistan And Kyrgyzstan Jihadis [VIDEO]

30/06/2016

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]

29/06/2016

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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Orlando Gunman Mateen Pledged to ISIS on FB

16/06/2016

According to a letter sent to Facebook on Wednesday by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Orlando shooter Omar Mateen posted Facebook messages pledging allegiance to the leader of ISIS. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, wrote that Mateen vowed there would be more attacks on the U.S. The letter asks for Facebook’s help...
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