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The Jerusalem Post IDF drill in southern Israel simulates capture of Gaza City in next war with Hamas; IRGC's Quds Force Commander Soleimani a no-show for speech to Gazans By Anna Ahronheim A projectile launched from Gaza in the direction of Israel fell short of the border in the Gaza Strip on Monday, hours after Israel struck Hamas positions in Gaza.The mortar, which set off rocket sirens in communities in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council near the northern border of the strip, reportedly caused two audible explosions.Earlier in the afternoon, the Israeli Air Force struck two Hamas positions in northern Gaza after Palestinians had launched incendiary balloons into southern Israel earlier in the day.According to Palestinian sources, the drone strike occurred near Beit Hanoun and left several wounded.The strikes came two days into a fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hamas after Hamas launched 200 mortars and rockets into southern Israel...
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By Katherine Lam | Fox News A Massachusetts police officer and an elderly woman were killed Sunday after a suspect attacked the officer with a rock, took his gun and shot him in the head and chest, officials said.Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna, 42, was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly before 8 a.m. The unidentified woman was fatally wounded by stray bullets in a nearby home. A suspect, identified as Emanuel Lopes, was in custody and was expected to be arraigned on two counts of homicide Monday. According to investigators, Lopes crashed a car he was driving and fled the scene on foot at approximately 7:30 a.m. Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Greg Connor said Chesna discovered Lopes vandalizing a nearby house. When the officer drew his gun and commanded Lopes to stop, the suspect allegedly attacked Chesna with the stone and struck him in the head. According...
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The Kansas City Star By Glenn E. Rice, Ian Cummings, Katie Bernard And Max Londberg  Kansas City police on Sunday killed a man they say shot three police officers and had been a person of interest in the off-campus July 6 shooting death of a University of Missouri-Kansas City student.All three injured officers are expected to live.The harrowing events began just before noon at the Sky-Vu Motel on U.S. 40 and ended an hour later when the man came out of a house at 30th and Topping Avenue. All told, the suspect and police exchanged gunfire three different times.By 4:30 p.m., police continued an active investigation near 30th and Topping. Officers were seen with guns drawn. A specialty armored vehicle carrying about a half-dozen heavily armed officers was stationed outside a residence there. The home had yet to be cleared by police, a police spokesman said. There is no reason...
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TribunistDuring an operation in Deh Bala, an area in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, American Green Berets worked with three Afghan commando companies to combat ISIS in the region. The US military has confirmed that, during the operation, approximately 170 terrorists were killed in the ISIS capital, and the area is no longer in the hands of terrorists.The joint US-Afghan assault took place between April and was largely completed by early June. Around 600 Green Berets took part in the operation along with their Afghan counterparts. In the end, no allied casualties were reported.“This was one of the main green zones that did two things. One, it provided money, finance, logistics to ISIS and we’ve taken that away from them,” said Lt. Col. Josh Thiel, a representative for the US First Special Forces Group.“Additionally, ISIS was using this as a site to prepare and move high-profile attacks on Kabul and...
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Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPrime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is describing last Sunday’s triple murder on the Boardwalk in Chaguaramas as an act of “terrorism” and he is appealing to communities and citizens that if they know of people who are “arming themselves to let somebody know.”Last Sunday, Fabien Williams, Andrew Francis and Kadel Osbourne were shot dead on the Boardwalk, while eight-year-old Jakeem Moses, Keron Jones and Ian Brown were injured when gunmen sprayed bullets into a crowd as they targeted Williams. Yesterday, Rowley extended his sympathy to “all families that have experienced the effect of this tragedy.” But he also expressed concern that persons “must know somewhere who is armed, who is doing this and in defence of the community and the country, we need to let the authorities know who is doing this, so that some kind of response, an appropriate response, can take place.”He said it was...
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Forbes Control Risks Contributor By Gillian ParkerDespite all efforts from the Nigerian government, and support by surrounding states, Boko Haram in northern Nigeria is far from defeated. This was proven once more on June 17, when at least 31 people were killed in explosions in the Damboa local government area (LGA) of Borno state.Sub-Saharan Africa has suffered greatly under the increase of Islamist militant attacks. The number of incidents rose from 317 in 2013 to 1,549 for the period April 2017 to April 2018, according to Control Risks’ report Changing patterns in the terrorist threat to business. In West Africa, where 36% of the incidents were reported, Nigeria suffered most (220 incidents), followed by Mali (194) and Cameroon (96). While not all incidents can be attributed to Boko Haram, the continued strengths of the extremists group is now starting to turn the public opinion against President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari is likely...
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Des Moines Register by Kevin Hardy An Iowa teenager was arrested Sunday on terrorism charges for posting photos of guns with a foreboding message about school on Snapchat.The Federal Bureau of Investigation notified the Jefferson Police Department of the photo on Snapchat, according to the city's police log. It showed eight long guns with the message: "Ready for school 7 can join me."Police traced the message to a 15-year-old boy in Jefferson. He quickly admitted to posting the photo, said Jefferson Police Captain Heath Enns. But it didn't appear that the teenager had any intention of taking the weapons to school, he said. "He was very forthcoming," Enns said. Police found eight firearms in his home: three BB guns; two single-shot, 12-gauge shotguns; a 50-caliber black powder rifle; a .22 rifle; and a 12-gauge pump shotgun. All eight firearms were removed from the home. Greene County Schools were notified about...
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By Clarion Project Clarion Project asks what can be done to stop children from carrying out terror attacks. This follows an interview with a former Islamic State member who says the next major ISIS attack will be carried out by a child in Europe.Listen to the podcast: https://clarionproject.org/ex-isis-man-next-big-attack-will-be-by-child-in-europe/...
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  CBS News AP LONDON -- The nerve agent Novichok could remain active for 50 years if kept in a sealed container, Britain's top counterterrorism police officer said Wednesday, adding that he cannot yet "guarantee" there are no traces of the lethal poison in southwestern England. Metropolitan Police Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu told residents of Amesbury Tuesday night that police are searching for the container that held the nerve agent believed to have poisoned two people on June 30. "I would love to be able to say that we have identified and caught the people responsible and how we are certain there are no traces of nerve agent left anywhere in Wiltshire," he said."But the brutal reality is that I cannot offer you any reassurance or guarantee at this time."He said there is so far no definitive forensic proof that the Novichok that poisoned 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess and 45-year-old...

Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

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France 24 PESHAWAR (PAKISTAN) (AFP) - The death toll in a suicide bombing at an election rally in northwestern Pakistan rose to 20 Wednesday as Taliban militants claimed responsibility, officials said, in the first major attack ahead of July 25 polls.A local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), Haroon Bilour, was among those killed in the attack in the city of Peshawar late Tuesday, officials have confirmed.The party has been targeted by Islamist militants in the past over its vocal opposition to extremist groups like the Taliban. The bombing came hours after the Pakistan military spokesman said there were security threats ahead of national elections."The death toll has risen to 20 and 63 others were wounded, out of whom 35 are still admitted in two Peshawar hospitals," Peshawar police chief Qazi Jameel told AFP. Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20180711-pakistan-election-rally-suicide-bomb-toll-climbs-20...
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Defense News By: Pierre Tran PARIS ― Greenpeace flew July 3 a light drone decked out in Superman gear, crashing the UAV into a nuclear power station near Lyon, central France, in a bid to show the atomic installation’s vulnerability.“The flight and crash of this drone showed how the airspace was not well protected,” the nongovernmental organization said in a statement. The operation aimed to show the lack of security of nuclear power stations, the NGO added.Greenpeace has conducted previous operations pointing up the vulnerability of French nuclear power stations, but this was the first time a drone was used to underline the ease of access in the airspace.Greenpeace operators flew two UAVs, one which followed and filmed the lead drone, which flew directly into the wall of a building storing spent uranium fuel.The operation showed the nuclear power stations were “easily accessible and extremely vulnerable to external attacks,” Greenpeace...
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The Standard Agence France-Presse Seven people have been arrested in Vietnam, including three on terrorism charges, for bombing a police station in Ho Chi Minh City last month in an attack that injured three people.The bomb was planted on a motorcycle and blew out the glass facade of the building near the site of violent protests over a proposed economic law days before.Two officers and a cook were injured in the explosion.Officials yesterday did not make a direct connection to the protests and said only that it was a carefully orchestrated attack by alleged terrorists connected to a "foreign" group."The organization of the attack . . . was with support from outside forces," HCMC Police Colonel Nguyen Sy Quang said, without naming the alleged group."They had careful preparation and had tested explosives many times," he added.Three of the men face terrorism charges, while another four face charges of providing explosives....
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Tampa Bay Times PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police arrested three people Friday suspected of crimes related to terrorism, they said in a statement.The three were detained in two towns, and weapons, ammunition and electronic devices were seized at their homes, they added.A Pristina court charged the three with preparing terrorist acts and ordered them held for a month.A court statement said that the three suspects, identified only with their initials as R.K., A.A. and L.M., "were preparing terror acts in Kosovo." It did not elaborate, and no details of the alleged offenses were given.Police also said the operation was conducted in collaboration with German counterparts, who also made another arrest.Kosovo authorities claim that no Kosovar citizens have joined terror groups in the past couple of years, although about 160 of them are active in extremist groups in Syria and Iraq. Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/police-arrest--terrorism-suspects-in-kosovo--in-germany-ap_worlde89435fb06d2472a9ef72d29a2f0f8c9...
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Russia condemns 'expansionist actions' and says base in Poland will lead to 'countermeasures' The Washington Times By Ben Wolfgang Russia threatened retaliation Monday after news that Poland wants a permanent U.S. military base within its borders and is willing to pay up to $2 billion for the facility.The proposal for an American base touched off a rhetorical firestorm between Moscow and Warsaw, as leaders from both sides traded threats and cast a fresh spotlight on simmering tensions in Eastern Europe.U.S. officials had no immediate comment on the Polish plan, but Moscow seized the opportunity Monday — on an otherwise quiet Memorial Day in Washington — to push back hard against potential attempts by the Trump administration to bolster the U.S. military presence in the region.“These expansionist steps, certainly, result in counteractions of the Russian side to balance the parity which is violated every time this way,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told...
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By Jewish Press News Desk Israeli police caught a terrorist on the way to his terror attack, on Saturday afternoon.Two traffic officers noticed an Arab man driving between Kochav Yaacov and Givat Asaf, in the Binyamin region, that seemed suspicious to them. They stopped him, checked his car and found a knife and a meat cleaver in it.The wannabe terrorist, age 28 from the village of Dura, was arrested. He told investigators that he had been on the way to commit a terror attack. Read more: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/police-news/israeli-police-arrest-terrorist-on-his-way-to-an-attack/2018/07/07/...
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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chief of the National Police Gen. Tito Karnavian confirmed that the police have arrested several suspected terrorists in Blitar, East Java, and Karanganyar, Central Java."We revealed and arrested several suspected terrorists and we have evidence. We assured that people will have security," Tito said at the Al-Ikhlas Mosque in the National Police Headquarter on Friday, June 15, 2018.The first arrest was made in Blitar, East Java on June 13, 2018. The Special Counter-Terrorism Detachment 88 (Densus 88) arrested five Blitar residence suspected to have links to a terrorist network.The suspects were AR, MSZ, NH, HW, and K. During the arrest, Police discovered a number of evidence including a book on Jihad, an FN firearm, and eight 9mm bullets.Based on initial investigation, the arrested suspects were members of the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) in Blitar. "AR and his friends is a member of Blitar JAD," said Chief of...

Moroccan Police Arrest 4 ISIS Suspects

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SyndiGate.info The ministry said in a statement, the suspects were acquiring skills in explosives’ manufacturing to commit terrorist acts in different Moroccan cities. During the operation, the Moroccan authorities seized “electronic weapons and documents glorifying extremist ideology of ISIS,” the statement added.According to the statement, one of the suspects had close links with one of the individuals arrested following the dismantling of a terrorist cell last May in Morocco and Spain. This security operation affirms the continuity of terrorist threats caused by ISIS and its supporters around the world, the statement added. Notably, Morocco endorsed a preliminary security policy since Casablanca offensives in 2003, the year when the anti-terrorism law was adopted and a court was allocated to consider terrorist causes. The preliminary policy allows the possibility to act before a terrorist moves to the action phase.Under this framework, BCIJ which is a subsidiary of General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance,...
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Breitbart by Edwin Mora The number of predominantly Christian people killed in Nigeria by Muslim Fulani terrorists in the first six months of this year has dwarfed the fatalities carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-affiliated Boko Haram, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the African country revealed this week.In one weekend last month (June 23 and 24), the Fulani stormed nearly a dozen Christian-majority villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state, using machetes and firearms to massacre at least 200 people, including women and children.Referring to the Plateau incident in an article published by Nigeria’s Daily Post, the NGO, known as the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), noted Monday that the fatalities from the Fulani massacre could reach 300, making it one of the deadliest by any group in Nigeria. Intersociety explains:   The total death toll in Plateau State following the 23rd and 24th...

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By Voice of Europe Céline Pina, an ex-member of France’s Socialist Party (PS), is interviewed on French national television in a TV show hosted by David Pujadas.Reacting to the increasing number of street prayers in France she says:“There is no need to occupy the street. But why occupy the street? (…) because the point of the game is to mark the appropriation, because the point of the game is the visibility.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “There is clearly a form of takeover, and the third message is to show that the faith is superior to the law and that the determination of the faithful allows them at the same time to occupy the public space and it is limitless, since the public authority, the politicians, don’t put an end to it, even if it’s completely illegal,” she adds. Read more: https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/06/former-french-politician-muslim-street-prayers-are-about-taking-over-the-streets-and-show-superiority/...
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South China Morning Post by Li Tao Latest 3D sensing technology could open up new opportunities for facial, gesture and motion recognition Vivo, China’s third-largest smartphone vendor, has unveiled its latest 3D sensing technology, which it says has 10 times the precision of Apple’s popular Face ID and can be used for more gesture-based and 3D-enhanced apps in addition to standard facial recognition applications.The new technology, which Vivo calls Time of Flight (TOF) 3D Sensing Technology, detects the time it takes emitted pulse light to return to the sensor to accurately map objects at up to three meters in front of it by using its 300,000 sensor points. This is 10 times the number used by existing Structured Light Technology, the technique that Apple’s Face ID relies on to generate a 3D image for authentication.The latest 3D sensing technology could open up new opportunities for facial, gesture and motion recognition,...