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Terrorism

Chicago Gang Leader Accused Of Supporting ISIS

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Fox News Chicago Gang Leader Accused Of Supporting ISIS By Morgan Phillips The leader of a street gang in a Chicago suburb was arrested for allegedly attempting to aid ISIS, the Justice Department announced Friday.Jason Brown, also known as “Abdul Ja’Me,” allegedly provided $500 to an individual three separate times in 2019, believing that the recipient would then wire that money to an Islamic State (ISIS) soldier in Syria, according to the federal complaint.In a recorded conversation obtained by the Justice Department, Brown can be heard saying, “it [jihad] cannot be done like it is in Syria. In the U.S., jihad is done by spreading the word of Islam.”What Brown, 37, did not know was that the individual with whom he was dealing was working with law enforcement; the supposed ISIS fighter was an undercover officer.   Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-gang-leader-accused-of-supporting-isis...

American Held In Turkey As ISIS Suspect Returns To US

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Associated Press American Held In Turkey As IS Suspect Returns To US By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen alleged by Turkey to be an Islamic State member has returned to the United States.According to a government report obtained by The Associated Press, federal authorities questioned the man when he arrived Friday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia and inspected his electronic devices.The report says he was allowed to enter the country en route to visit relatives in Texas.Media in Turkey have identified the man as 39-year-old Muhammad Darwis B.Turkey deported him after he spent five days in no man’s land between Turkey and Greece, where he had asked to be sent. Repatriation began after the U.S. agreed to accept him and provided travel documents. Read more: https://apnews.com/cad53e8403754f17b84fe1f8c440810b...
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ISIS Returnees to be Placed Under Close Monitoring in Germany Asharq Al-Awsat Nine German nationals suspected of supporting ISIS who are being deported from Turkey this week will not face immediate arrest when they return, German security sources have said.The sources said Wednesday there was insufficient evidence for warrants to be issued against the nine, prompting criticism from opposition politicians who said the deportations have caught the government unprepared.The deportees, who are due to arrive on Thursday or Friday, include a family of seven from Hildesheim -- a town in central Germany that has in the past been a focus of police raids against extremists.The father is a German of Iraqi origin referred to by the sources only by his first name, Kanan, and is known to be a radical, the sources said. Read more: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1991041/isis-returnees-be-placed-under-close-monitoring-germany...

ISIS returnees cloud anniversary of Paris attacks

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Islamic State returnees cloud anniversary of Paris attacks Stars and StripesBy LORI HINNANT, Associated Press PARIS — France commemorated the fourth anniversary of the Islamic State attacks that struck the heart of Paris with a solemn reading Wednesday of the names of 131 dead, and the growing certainty that the group’s recruits will return home in increasing numbers.Three squads made up almost entirely of French and Belgian fighters for the Islamic State attacked the country’s national stadium, the Bataclan concert hall, and bars and restaurants in the city center, in the deadliest attack committed by the group in Europe. All but one of the attackers died.Wednesday’s commemorations of the Nov. 13, 2015, attacks were clouded by the impending return of more European recruits for the Islamic State — many of them women and their children. Turkey’s president has promised to deport foreign supporters of the group, even if their home...
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Voice of America Life Under Islamic State: Abducted, Trained and Forced to Fight  By Heather Murdock KHANKE, IRAQ - As Islamic State militants lost their territorial holdings in Iraq and Syria, VOA chronicled the events through the words of the victims, in a 12-part series called "Life Under Islamic State."Now we bring you voices of victims who were silenced until recently. Officials estimate nearly 3,000 Yazidi people remain missing after being captured and enslaved by IS.When Daoud was 15, he was kidnapped, trained and forced to fight for the militant group. He was imprisoned after the final battles.  These are his words, told to us in the tent where he lives with his brother in an informal refugee camp. They are are translated into English and edited for clarity.It was August 3, 2014 and we were preparing to flee when the militants captured us. My sister, mother, father and five...