29 Jul 2016

FBI director: ISIS losses on battlefield will produce more terror

“Battlefield success against ISIS may produce more terrorism for the West, FBI Director James Comey warned this week. Speaking to a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University Wednesday, Comey predicted that eventually crushing ISIS in its self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq will likely result in dispersing terrorists elsewhere. ‘At some

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28 Jul 2016

Homeland Security Chief Says Biggest Fear Is Next Lone Wolf Attack

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the threat of ‘lone wolf’ terror attacks has become his biggest fear, saying self-radicalized militants are much more difficult for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to detect. “ Source: Homeland Security Chief Says Biggest Fear Is Next Lone Wolf Attack – WSJ

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28 Jul 2016

U.S. Secures Vast New Trove of Intelligence on ISIS

The United States is poring over 4.5 terabytes of digital data of new intelligence about Islamic State fighters who have flowed into Syria and Iraq and some who then returned to their home countries, information that American officials say could help fight militants on the battlefield and prevent potential plotters

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25 Jul 2016

Japan knife attack: At least 19 dead

“At least 19 people were killed and 25 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan’s deadliest mass killings since World War II. Officer Satomi Kurihara of the Sagamihara Fire Department confirmed the death toll at the Tsukui Yamayurien

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24 Jul 2016

Germany blast: Ansbach bar explosion leaves one dead

“An explosion at a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg, has killed one person and injured several others, reports say. The cause is unclear although the city’s mayor is quoted as saying it was an ‘explosive device’.” Source: Germany blast: Ansbach bar explosion leaves one dead

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22 Jul 2016

Protesters burn cars in north Paris suburb on third night of unrest

“Protests started on Tuesday night after 24-year-old Adama Traore died en route to a police station following his arrest in the Val d’Oise area about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Paris. An autopsy reportedly found no signs of significant violence on Traore’s body but found he had been suffering

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22 Jul 2016

‘Shots fired’ in Munich shopping centre

“Shots fired in Munich shopping centre, major police operation under way” Source: ‘Shots fired’ in Munich shopping centre – BBC News

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21 Jul 2016

Hackers reportedly selling leaked terrorism watchlist

“An eerily detailed database containing a list of suspected and convicted criminals and terrorists is reportedly being sold online for 10 bitcoin (about $6,600) and 3.5 bitcoin ($2,300.) The database, colloquially known as ‘World-Check,’ is typically sold by Thomson Reuters to a wide variety of agencies in a bid to

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21 Jul 2016

Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for ‘plotting ‘terror’

“Federal police in Brazil have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism during the Olympic Games. The authorities said they were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group. The arrests were made in the southern state

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18 Jul 2016

Massachusetts state employees appear on apparent ISIS hit list

“The names of more than 260 Massachusetts government employees have turned up on a ‘kill list’ connected to ISIS. State Police, Boston Police and Governor Charlie Baker’s office say they are aware of the issue and working with the FBI to notify those named on the list. State Police released

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