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Posts Tagged ‘ Terrorist attacks ’

Michael Moore: Trump ‘Is Gonna Get Us Killed’

December 14th 2016

On his latest article posted on his Facebook page Tuesday night Michael Moore blasted Donald Trump for boasting about only attending “two or three” of his daily presidential national-security briefings since being elected president. Read the complete essay below: Donald Trump Is Gonna Get Us Killed by Michael Moore A week has gone by...
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NYC Bomb Suspect Charged in Cop Shootout

September 20th 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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Ahmad Khan Rahami Sought in NYC Area Bombings

September 19th 2016

The FBI announced it is searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of New Jersey in connection with a bombing in Manhattan on Saturday night. The FBI reportedly executed a search warrant in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Rahami was believed to be living. Rahami was born in Afghanistan in 1988 and is a U.S. citizen....
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8 Injured In Mass Stabbing At Minnesota Mall [VIDEO]

September 18th 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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Obama To Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

September 13th 2016

President Obama will veto the bill that would allow 9/11 victims and their families to sue countries like Saudi Arabia for any role they may have played in the deadly terror attacks. The president has previously expressed skepticism about the legislation, saying it would unnecessarily harm relations with the Saudis, but the bill passed...
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Al-Qaeda Leader Threatens U.S. Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary [VIDEO]

September 10th 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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Top French’s High Court Suspends Burkini Ban [VIDEO]

August 26th 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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American University In Kabul Under Attack

August 24th 2016

Explosions and gunfire rang out at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday in what a police commander described as “a complex attack.” Gunmen stormed the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to eyewitnesses. Dozens of students and Associated Press photographer Massoud Hossaini were trapped inside the building, witnesses said. Several wounded...
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FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Stabbing in VA

August 23rd 2016

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]

August 22nd 2016

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

August 18th 2016

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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4 Killed, Dozens Injured in Thai Attacks on Tourist Areas [VIDEO]

August 12th 2016

A series of coordinated bombings targeting foreign tourists Friday killed at least four people in Thailand, and injured dozens of others in some of the country’s most popular beach towns and resort areas. Two blasts went off in the seaside city of Hua Hin late Thursday, leaving one woman dead and more than 20...
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60+ Killed in Quetta Pakistan Hospital Bombing [VIDEO]

August 8th 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 Delays VP Announcement After France Attack

July 15th 2016

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]

July 15th 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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Suicide Bombing At U.S. Embassy In Saudi [VIDEO]

July 4th 2016

Two security officers at the U.S. consulate in Jeddah were reportedly injured Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the building. The incident occurred just before morning prayers, prompting authorities to seal off the area, according to Saudi media. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic...
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‘Akhmed One-Arm’ Planned Bombing

July 1st 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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Taliban Attack Kills 30+ Police Cadets In Kabul [VIDEO]

June 30th 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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Istanbul Airport Attack Toll Hits 41 and 230+ Injured [VIDEO]

June 29th 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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Iran: ‘Ramadan Terror Plot’ On Tehran Foiled

June 20th 2016

Iran says it has thwarted what it describes as “one of the biggest plots” by terror groups targeting Tehran and other major Iranian cities over the holy month of Ramadan. The country’s Ministry of Intelligence released a statement Monday saying it had unearthed “criminal plans” by “Takfiri Wahhabi” for a series of bombings across...
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Obama, Biden To Visit Orlando Today [VIDEO]

June 16th 2016

President Obama and Vice President Biden travel to Orlando Thursday to meet with the families of victims of the shooting attack that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more — and the medial professionals who tried to save them. Obama will use the visit “to make clear that the country stands with the people...
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Orlando Gunman Mateen Pledged to ISIS on FB

June 16th 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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‘I’m the Shooter’: Mateen Called TV Station During Attack

June 15th 2016

About 45 minutes after Omar Mateen began shooting up Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday, a News 13 producer in the city received a phone call that he says was from the killer. Matthew Gentili said he answered one of the many phone calls coming in to ask about the shooting, but this one...
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Shooter’s Wife Tried To Talk Husband Out Of Attack

June 14th 2016

The wife of the Orlando terrorist knew about the attack, saying she tried to talk her husband out of committing the massacre. She was also with her husband when he bought the ammunition and holster for the attack. NBC NEWS: Wife of shooter, Noor Salman, says she took her husband to Pulse on a...
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Club Goers Thought Omar Mateen Was Gay Used To Go Before Attack [VIDEO]

June 14th 2016

FBI officials told reporters they are investiga-ting whether Omar Mateen had previously visited Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse—now the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history—and if he communicated with its patrons on a gay dating app before early Sunday morning, when he shot more than 100 people in the establishment. At least...
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President Obama To Visit Orlando On Thursday

June 14th 2016

President Barack Obama will be traveling to Orlando this week in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub that claimed the lives of 49 people and ended with the gunman’s death.
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VIDEO Footage Shows Start of Orlando Shooting

June 14th 2016

A video obtained by Good Morning America purportedly captured the moment that shots rang out in gay Orlando nightclub Pulse early Sunday morning. The recording was allegedly provided by the brother of a witness. Forty-nine people were killed and 53 injured when a man attacked the club with an assault rifle. WATCH: Video captures...
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Killer ‘Cool and Calm’ While Negotiating from Pulse Bathroom

June 13th 2016

The first officer on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando was an extra-duty police officer who engaged in a gun battle with Omar Mateen and his AR-15 assault rifle, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Monday morning. When more officers responded, Mateen eventually retreated to a bathroom, where he took about...
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Omar Mateen ID’d as Orlando Mass Shooting Killer

June 12th 2016

Omar Mateen of Port Saint Luice, Florida has been identified as the gunman who killed 20 people at a Orlando nightclub, CBS News, the Washington Post, and NBC News report, citing law enforcement officials. Mateen is a U.S. citizen; his parents are from Afghanistan, CBS News reports. FBI Agent Ron Hopper told reporters Mateen...
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3 Hospitals In Syria’s Aleppo Bombed in 3 Hours [VIDEO]

June 9th 2016

Three hospitals were bombed in the space of three hours in Syria’s war-ravaged city of Aleppo, the United Nations children’s program said. The medical facilities bombed Wednesday were on the rebel-held eastern side of the city, UNICEF regional director Peter Salama said in a statement. “Everyone must question their humanity when babies have to...
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