Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora primarily covers national security and defense issues. He earned a BA in Communication (Journalism) from George Mason University. Mr. Mora served as a Congressional correspondent for CNSNews.com.

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Report: ISIS in Yemen Trying to Steal Al-Qaeda’s Thunder

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has significantly expanded its footprint in Yemen over the last year, posing a challenge to its rival al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), reports Reuters. ISIS’s ranks have been bolstered with new members amid the messy war in Yemen between Iran-allied Shiite Houthis and a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab nations.

Terrorist Attacks On Tunis Beach Resort Kills At Least 27 Tourists

Tunisia to Close 80 Radical Mosques in Response to Terrorist Attack

The Tunisian government has reportedly announced that it will close down political parties and associations promoting radical Islam, including a mosque where a gunman who recently killed at least 38 people at a Tunisian beach resort is believed to have been radicalized, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Eurozone Expecting Greek Default After Bailout Extension Rejected

The Greek prime minister’s surprise call for a July 5 referendum for voters to decide whether or not to accept the terms of a bailout deal offered by international creditors prompted the eurozone to reject Greece’s pleas to extend the expiring bailout, various news outlets report.

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Report: ISIS Finance Chief Killed in Iraq

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) group’s master of coin was killed on Tuesday in “a booby trap ambush” on his way back to Mosul, Iraq, after he participated in opening a prison for women who refuse to engage in “sexual jihad,” Kurdish news service Rudaw has learned.

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Taliban Suicide Bomber, Gunmen Attack Afghan Parliament

A Taliban suicide bomber and at least six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament as lawmakers voted to endorse a new defense minister. “A woman and a 10-year-old girl were killed and 31 civilians were injured,” reports USA TODAY. Some news outlets report that seven gunmen were involved in the assault while others say six.

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