Month: March 2017

Italy Arrests Islamists Plotting Terror Attack in Venice

Anti-terrorism police in Italy raided a dozen homes and arrested three Kosovan men early Thursday after identifying a “jihadi cell” in central Venice. Officers targeted 10 homes in the historic city, plus one in nearby Mestre and another in Treviso. Agence France-Presse (AFP) filed a report on the terror plot on Thursday. The quartet, who …

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Suicide truck bomber takes the life of 17 people in Baghdad

A suicide truck bomber targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 17 people and wounding at least 60 others. The bomber detonated the vehicle – an oil tanker laden with explosives, security and hospital officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity under regulations. They say more than 40 people were injured …

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James Jackson gets terrorism charge for racist slaying of black man

A white US army veteran accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old black man has been charged with murder as an act of terrorism after telling police he was planning a race-based killing spree. James Harris Jackson, 28, appeared briefly in court on Monday and did not speak. Prosecutors had previously also charged him with murder …

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U.S. backed up troops to capture Syrian airbase from ISIS

US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from ISIS militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the US airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago. “The bombardment forced a large number of ISIS militants to evacuate their posts inside the airbase,” SDF officer …

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Belgian authorities charge man with terror-related attempted

Belgian authorities have charged the Frenchman who drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area in Antwerp with terror-related offences. The Federal prosecutor’s office said Friday that Mohamed R., 39, was charged with “attempted murder in a terror context,” and infractions against the gun law. He added that the car was intercepted …

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Terrorist attack in front of the British Parliament left 4 dead

Police shot an assailant who stabbed an officer inside London’s Parliament complex on Wednesday. At least four people have died, including the attacker and stabbed the officer, said Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. He said that at least another 20 were injured.A doctor says a woman has died and about a dozen …

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