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Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora primarily covers national security and defense issues. He has a Communication degree (Journalism concentration) from George Mason University.

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Detective: MS-13 Using Kids to ‘Bolster’ Ranks, ‘Commit Violent Crimes’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The leadership of the notoriously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in El Salvador is intentionally deploying unaccompanied kids to enter the United States illegally and bolster their ranks as well as “commit acts of violence” once inside the country, a member of an FBI gang task force tells lawmakers.

At least five mortar shells were fired into Taftan, Balochistan, from the Iranian border on Sunday.

Iran Bombs Pakistani Territory as PM Attends Trump Saudi Summit

State-sponsor of terrorism Iran has fired at least five mortar shells from its territory into Sunni-majority Pakistan’s largest province of Balochistan, nearly two weeks after the head of the Shiite Islamic Republic’s military threatened to hit terror “safe havens” in Pakistan in response to a cross-border attack by a Sunni terrorist group.

Face-covered militants who they say are Talibans pose with an RPG in Zabul province, southern of Kabul, Afghanistan Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. A Taliban commander said in a sit-down interview that insurgent fighters will battle "Christian" troops until they leave Afghanistan and a fundamentalist government is established in Kabul, warning that hundreds of militants are ready to launch suicide attacks to again install strict Islamic law. The regional-level commander, Mullah Nazir Ahmed Hamza, said the Taliban still has thousands of fighters despite heavy losses in recent battles, that support for the hardline movement is increasing every day and that U.S. and NATO forces would have a tough time beating the fighters without air support. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

No Optimism on Afghanistan from DNI: Taliban ‘Likely to Make Gains in 2017’

WASHINGTON, DC —Afghanistan will “continue to deteriorate” this year despite U.S-led international support, primarily because of capability lapses among the American-trained Afghan forces and the expected “gains” by a resurgent Taliban that grew stronger under former President Barack Obama, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Daniel Coats warns lawmakers in the most recent Worldwide Threat Assessment.