Category Archives: Terrorism
Two companies from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division are being deployed to the Mosul to bolster security in Iraq at the request of the top American commander in Baghdad fighting ISIS, a U.S. defense official with knowledge of the order told Fox News.
The DOD has confirmed that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known Al Qaeda terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent victims, including two American service members.
The man who killed four people outside Britain’s Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Middle Eastern country’s embassy said. Friday a Saudi statement said that Khalid Masood taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attack that left four people dead, including the assailant and a police officer, outside of London’s Parliament building on Wednesday, according to the Amaq media agency.
Brexit leader Nigel Farage reacted to Wednesday’s terror attack in London, saying it should highlight the importance of properly vetting immigrants and refugees. “We’ve made some terrible mistakes in this country,” Farage said, referring to Great Britain.Fox News
Wednesday a police officer was stabbed and an alleged assailant was reportedly shot after gunfire broke out at the UK Parliament in London. At least four people were lying on the ground, some bleeding heavily, on Westminster Bridge near Britain’s parliament, Reuters reported. It was not clear exactly what happened or how many people were injured.
A terror recruit took his entire immediate family — including three young children — to join the Islamic State in Syria and may have used government welfare money to bankroll the trip, according to the Sunday Times.
Thursday a letter bomb exploded at the International Monetary Fund office in Paris lightly injuring one person, police said. Paris police Chief Michel Cadot described the homemade explosive as a “big firecracker” and that it was sent by regular mail.
Tuesday Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there since 2012. The area where the hijacking occured is overseen by the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain.