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Terrorism News

NSA claims of Snowden leaks aiding terrorists found unwarranted

An independent investigation on the effects of whistle blower Edward Snowden's leaks of NSA documents reveals that the claims -- often referred to as overblown by some critics --that Al Qaida and ISIS benefitted from those revelations are not true.

Op-Ed: IS flagwaver stabs police, shot dead in Melbourne, more incidents

Melbourne - Within two days of the “Islamic State’s” call for attacks on Westerners, an 18-year-old man referred to as a terror suspect has been shot by police after attacking police officers. One of the officers was seriously injured.

Op-Ed: ISIL calls for attacks on Coalition citizens ‘in any manner’

Sydney - In a continuation of previous messages, the “Islamic State” has called for Muslims to attack Americans, Europeans, Canadians and Australians. The threat refers to “disbelievers” from nations engaged in military action against ISIL.

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

Beirut - From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight "terrorism". What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.

Op-Ed: Is another 9/11-style terrorist attack coming to the US soon?

The news is filled with hype about another "9/11-like" terrorist attack headed by the violent Islamic State coming to the United States. But is there actually a legitimate threat or is it all war propaganda?

David Cameron calls ISIS 'monster', Islam a religion of peace

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron announces the brutal murder of David Haines will not deter Great Britain from continuing its fight against ISIS.

'Syria recruiters' in court as Australia stems terror financing

Sydney - Two men charged in Australia with allegedly recruiting, funding and sending jihadist fighters to Syria faced court Thursday as Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced new measures to stem terrorism financing.

Op-Ed: How the U.S. government used 9/11 to attack freedom

Washington D.c. - When 9/11 occurred thousands of Americans lost their wives, husbands, children and friends. The terrorist attack was an unquestionable tragedy, that didn’t just cost the lives of thousands of Americans.

Arab League likely to approve military action against ISIS

Cairo - The head of Arab League has called for military and political action against the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Bosnia arrests 16 would-be fighters, Balkans move against jihadists

Sarajevo - Bosnian police arrested 16 people Wednesday on charges of joining European-based Islamists and helping them travel to fight in Syria and Iraq.

Op-Ed: Silver lining of ISIS terror may be dialogue with Iran, Russia

The rise of ISIS has created strange bedfellows: With airstrikes on ISIS renegades, the U.S. is now on the same side as Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and the leaders of Iran. Could a silver lining of ISIS terror be dialogue with Iran?

Will the US have an alliance of necessity with Syria's Assad?

Recent comments made by Syria's Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem, suggest that Syria would cooperate with the U.S when it comes to fighting Islamic State forces in that country.

Op-Ed: We must stop ISIS genocide, even if it means boots on the ground

The U.S. has begun launching airstrikes against ISIS insurgents in Iraq who have isolated thousands Yazidis, a non-Muslim minority, on high ground after overrunning the town of Sinjar. But will limited airstrikes be enough to stop ISIS' brutal genocide?

Op-Ed: America should intervene to save Boko Haram's female bombers

African citizens face a new wave of terrorist bombings perpetrated by women. No simple solution will fix this problem but there is one alternative which not everyone will like.

Secret U.S. government documents leaked by 'new Snowden'

Washington - First there was Julian Assange, then came Edward Snowden, now there appears to be a new kid in town leaking classified government documents to journalists.

Social media, terrorism and counter-terrorism

A new and disturbing trend has popped up which a few journalists have followed; terrorists using social media to their advantage. Twitter is their favorite platform at the moment.

FAA lifts ban on Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

Tel Aviv - The Federal Aviation Administration has just lifted its two day ban on all U.S. owned airlines from flying to and Ben Gurion International airport. The cancellation was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT.

MH17: Demands for investigators to have 'unfettered access'

Donetsk - Forty-eight hours after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 over Ukraine, the US State Department described as “unacceptable” accident investigators not being given full access to the crash site and bodies of crash victims having been remove

Hunt begins for the executioners of Flight MH17

Kiev - As Heads of State worldwide paid tribute to the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot out of the sky over Ukraine, Thursday, the search began to track down those responsible for the worst terror attack on an aircraft in Europe in over 25 years.

French police foil terrorist plot to blow up the Eiffel Tower

A 29-year-old Algerian man living in Vaucluse, a south eastern region of France, has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and a nuclear power plant, among other targets.

China seeking foreign counterterror experts

Beijing - China is recruiting foreign experts in counterterrorism to assist the training of anti-terror personnel, state-run media reported Thursday, following a spate of deadly attacks which authorities blame on Islamist-inspired separatists.

Catch 22: North Korean nukes

Tokyo - The Government of Japan will only partially lift a ban on North Korean ships entering Japan as part of an ongoing rapprochement with Pyongyang.

Federal judge strikes down no-fly list as unconstitutional

The United States has a no-fly list of people who have been linked to terrorism. Federal Judge Anna Brown ruled that this list is unconstitutional to maintain and ordered authorities to remove it.

U.S. captures suspected leader of Benghazi attacks

U.S. officials announced they have captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected mastermind behind the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in 2012.

Buddhist terrorists incite mob against Sri Lankan Muslims

Aluthgama - Clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka were reportedly incited by monks associated with the Bodu Bala Sena, a terrorist organization that seeks to maintain Sinhalese Buddhist prominence on the island.

Terrorists steal $425 million in cash and more

Terrorists affiliated with ISIS have made off with 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) in addition to an undisclosed quantity of gold bullion.

UK Court of Appeal limits secret terrorism trial

The secret trial for two men accused of supporting terrorism will continue with some restrictions. Judges ruled that parts of the trial would be left secret but other parts would be made public.

ISIL terror gang take hostages in Iraq's Anbar University

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/also known as ISIS) jihadists took staff and students hostage in the Iraqi university of Anbar in the city of Ramadi.

Hong Kong carriers on alert following attack warning

Hong Kong - Two Hong Kong airlines said Friday that they received a warning from Taiwan about a possible bomb attack targeting a flight to the southern Chinese city.

Syrian war has attracted more jihadists than 1980s Afghanistan

A report from the private security company, Soufan Group, indicates that some 12,000 foreign fighters, many of them Islamists, have gone to fight in the ongoing war in Syria.
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Members of Russian security forces ride in a chairlift above the men's Olympic downhill course at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near Sochi, February 1, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23
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Aryan Republican Army member brandishing a handgun while making a propaganda video. The Aryan Republican Army (ARA), a domestic terrorism organization that was active during the mid 90's with the expressed purpose of violently overthrowing the government and establishing the United States as an all white nation.
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Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters commemorating the victims of the Munich massacre which occurred on September 5–6 during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
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Boston Marathon bombing, patrons make good on their forgotten tabs.
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Kiran Gota, with her mother's 'mitaan' Mahantin Sori whom she also calls 'Mother'.
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It took 81 detonations of the seized explosives to destroy all of these dangerous chemicals seized in mobile home park in Chicago.
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Showcase of the Winter Olympics Games, Sochi 2014
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The Korps Commandotroepen is a military counter-terrorism team of the Netherlands Army. In this image the members of the team are being trained in Counter-Terrorism tactics. The team's motto is "Now or Never."
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An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a C-130 during an exercise Keesler Air Force Base. The FBI's Enhanced SWAT teams are not as highly trained or equipped to take on the missions that are often assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team but they have more advanced training and equipement than the regular FBI SWAT teams.
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Carnage and chaos abound as debris and bodies are strewn about. Dazed and wounded survivors sit on railway tracks or mill about while waiting for emergency assistance in the dreadful aftermath of a well-coordinated morning rush-hour terrorist bombing spree upon the Madrid Commuter Train System leaves 191 dead and another 1,800 wounded or maimed. Islamic extremists were responsible for the attack.
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The FBI Hostage Rescue Team, created in 1983, trains at Quantico. The team has been involved in many high-profile cases and deployed on more than 200 missions in the U.S. and abroad.
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U.S. Navy sailors on watch for pirates in the Gulf of Aden
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Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
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An image of Scott Stedeford, the lead singer of the white supremacist rock band, Day of the Sword. Stedeford was also a member of the Aryan Republican Army (ARA), a domestic terrorism organization that was active during the mid 90's with the expressed purpose of violently overthrowing the government and establishing the United States as an all white nation. Stedeford is currently serving a 30 year prison sentence for his part in the terror group.
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Kristallnacht, also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom or series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9–10, 1938. Photo: Germans pass broken window of Jewish-owned shop.
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Zahid Iqbal, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, Umar Arshad and Syed Farhan Hussain, so-called terrorists who talked about blowing up a barracks with a toy car.
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Arrest of Somali pirates by the French Protection Brigade, off the coast of Somalia.
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