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Military Times US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers as 1,000 additional troops to be sent to Middle East By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press   WASHINGTON — In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran’s Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf.The images, many taken from a Navy helicopter, show what the Pentagon said were Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman. Officials last week said the move appeared to be an attempt to remove forensic evidence from the scene of the attack. But it's not clear if examination of the mine would have made it definitively clear that the device was planted by the IRGC....
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Las Cruces Police Department reported on Facebook: Officers Injured, Suspect Dead in Early-morning IncidentLas Cruces police and the Officer-involved Incident Task Force are investigating an incident that led to the injury of three law enforcement officers and the death of a man who is suspected of firing multiple rounds at officers.Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17, a Las Cruces Police Department officer was checking out with a suspicious subject near Lohman Avenue and Nacho Drive. Preliminary information indicates the officer, in his marked police unit, shined a spotlight on the subject who was on foot. The subject, a man who remains unidentified at this time, fired multiple rounds at the officer’s police unit.At least two rounds penetrated the police unit’s windshield, one of which struck the officer. The officer drove himself to a nearby hospital. His injury is not life-threatening.Police believe the shooting suspect also tried to carjack...
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Female Jihadists Are Just As 'Motivated' To Build An Islamic State As Men, Report Concludes Fox News By Hollie McKay Female jihadists are just as dedicated as their male counterparts when it comes to bringing to life an “Islamic State,” the European Union’s police agency stated Friday.“Female jihadists are ideologically motivated as their male counterparts and their sense of empowerment lies in contributing to the building of an Islamic state,” Europol surmised in an extensive report titled “Women in Islamic State Propaganda,” adding that there are numerous examples of women who either executed or were intending to execute vicious attacks.“(This) proves that women are willing to use violence if the ideology allows them to do so,” the report concluded. “For now it is not yet their role, but this balance may easily shift according to the organization’s strategic needs and developments on the ground.”Europol figures show that around 15 percent...
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    by Majid Rafizadeh  •  Gatestone Institute   Iran recently produced a program on its state television channel demonstrating that the government is currently practicing missile attacks, with the purpose of carrying out actual attacks on Israel.... The video excerpt included in the television broadcast showed how the operations the Iranians are striving to put into action will bombard Tel Aviv. From the perspective of the Iranian leaders, if they continue to increase their threats against Israel, the United States will be pressured to change its strategy and lift pressure that has been placed on the clerical establishment, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and its elite branch, the Quds Force. It is an unacceptable double-standard that the United Nations and the international community have been, and continue to be, silent about Iran's threats against Israeli citizens. If the situation were reversed and if Israel threatened to annihilate Iran,...
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Texas Standard News Roundup: Homeland Security Says Change Needed After ‘Dangerous Overcrowding’ At El Paso CenterHere’s a look at headlines from around the state. By Becky Fogel Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says the agency is taking steps to reduce overcrowding at federal immigration facilities.McAleenan appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday. His interview came just days after the DHS Inspector General found “dangerous overcrowding” and unsanitary conditions at an El Paso, Border Patrol processing facility. These findings were made during an unannounced inspection last month. There were as many as 900 migrants detained at the site, which has a maximum capacity of 125 people.McAleenan told program host, Jake Tapper, current conditions are not appropriate.“I could not agree more with IG’s findings that we need a solution and changes, and we have a solution on the table with congress,” McAleenan said. “We asked for 4.5 billion dollars, 3.3...