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Man Arrested For Plotting To Blow Up Times Square

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A man has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up Times Square with grenades, local reports say. The man’s name has not been released, but he allegedly discussed buying grenades and detonating them in Times Square, according to ABC News, who cited law enforcement sources. He was arrested in an undercover operation by the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force when ...

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New York Man Convicted of Terrorist Activities on Behalf of Hizballah

Yesterday, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Ali Kourani, a.k.a. “Ali Mohamad Kourani,” a.k.a. “Jacob Lewis,” a.k.a. “Daniel,” on all eight counts in the Indictment, which charged him with terrorism, sanctions and immigration offenses for his illicit work as an operative for Hizballah’s external attack-planning component.  Kourani is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2019, by the Honorable ...

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Texas Man Found Guilty of Conspiring to Support ISIS

A federal jury convicted a Dallas, Texas man on multiple terror charges, according to Justice Department officials. Following a three-and-a-half day trial, Said Azzam Mohamad Rahim, a 42-year-old United States citizen, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO), one count of attempting to provide material support to an FTO, ...

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Sri Lanka Churches Cancel All Sunday Masses After Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka Catholic leaders announced that all Sunday Masses are canceled in the wake of the Easter terrorist bombings that killed more than 250 people. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, announced the cancellation for his diocese on Friday, saying that Masses would remain canceled until further notice, according to The Associated Press. Many churches and businesses remain on relative ...

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Suspected Ringleader Of Easter Sunday Bombings Died In Attacks: Sri Lankan Police |

The suspected ringleader of an Islamic extremist group that Sri Lankan officials blame for the Easter Sunday bombings died in an explosion at the Shangri-La hotel, police said. Zahran Hashim, also known as Mohamed Zahran, was the leader of militant group National Towheed Jamaat and died in a suicide bombing, Sri Lankan police said. ISIS claimed responsibility Tuedsay for the ...

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Sri Lanka Says Easter Bombings Were ‘Retaliation’ For Christchurch Shooting

The terrorists who carried out the Sri Lanka Easter bombings were likely acting in “retaliation” for a New Zealand mosque shooting in March, Sri Lanka’s government said according to The Wall Street Journal. “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka [on Sunday] was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” Sri Lankan defense minister ...

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Wisconsin Resident Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Support to ISIS

A Wisconsin woman pleaded guilty today to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Acting Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin of the FBI’s Milwaukee Field Office ...

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Sri Lanka’s President Gives Military War-Time Powers To Hunt Down Bombing Culprits

Sri-Lanka’s president granted wartime powers to the country’s military Monday to pursue and arrest suspects linked to Easter Sunday’s deadly church and hotel bombings. President Maithripala Sirisena made the announcement in the wake of a coordinated bombing attack that killed a total of nearly 300 people at three churches, three hotels, and other sites, according to The Associated Press. Sirisena’s ...

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Sri Lanka Blames Easter Bombings On Local Jihadis

Sri Lanka government officials are blaming National Thowheed Jamath, a local jihadist group, for a cooridinated series of attacks carried out across the country Easter Sunday, Bloomberg reports. The attacks consisted of seven suicide bombers that targeted Christian churches and hotels frequented by foreign tourists. The death toll from the blasts is sitting around 290, while those injured number at ...

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Pompeo: Several US Citizens Killed In Sri Lanka Attacks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Sunday that several U.S. citizens were killed in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists killed over 200 people and wounded 450 others in Sri Lanka using coordinated explosive attacks on churches and hotels. Bombs erupted in churches in Negombo, Colombo, Batticaloa. “The United States condemns in the strongest ...

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Canadian Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Committing Act of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries and Other Offenses

Amor M. Ftouhi, 51, of Quebec, Canada, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman to life in prison for committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries and two other offenses in conjunction with his attack on a Bishop Airport police officer on June 21, 2017.  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney ...

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FBI Charges Michigan Man who Joined ISIS with Additional Weapons and Terror Crimes

A 28-year old man who last resided in Dearborn, Michigan and who was previously indicted in July, 2018, with providing and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, was today charged with additional offenses of conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, possessing and discharging a machine gun ...

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Man Planned To Drive U-Haul Truck Into Crowd in National Harbor In The Name of Islam, Feds Say

The FBI arrested a man in March who allegedly planned to commit an act of terrorism by driving a U-Haul truck into a crowd in National Harbor, Maryland. Computer expert Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown, Maryland, quit his job on March 26 with the intent to commit an attack inspired by Islamic State propaganda, according to Department of Justice Monday. ...

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