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Rescued Russian Pilot Claims ‘No Warning’ From Turkish Jets

Tuesday was filled with conflicting news about the fate of the Russian pilots shot down by Turkish forces over Syria. At various points during the day, it was said that both had been killed – possibly riddled with bullets by Syrian rebels as they came down in their parachutes – and that both were alive, and in enemy hands.

New York City police officers walk near One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan on November 24, 2015 in New York City. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, security in New York City has been heightened throughout the metropolitan area as experts try to determine the nature of threats from ISIS and other Jihadist groups.

Larry Levy: Mosque Surveillance In NYC Worked To Stop Terror

“One of the things that Rudy Giuliani innovated was bringing in an office of emergency management that coordinated the efforts of the police, the fire department, the environmental department, and everybody else,” Larry Levy says. “They figured out what to do to be prepared. We monitored hospital admissions in emergency rooms to see if there were signs of poisoning … things of that nature.

Jamal al-Harith

Kosovo Bans 16 NGOs Linked To Jihadists

The Kosovar government has banned sixteen non-governmental organisations thought to be linked to Islamist groups, according to media reports from within the country. The Interior Minister of Kosovo, Skender Hyseni, signed an executive ruling revoking the licenses of the 16

California substation (Matthew Fern / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Anti-Terror Budget for CA Power Plants Cut in Fight

Money that was being appropriated for use towards protecting California power plants from terror attacks is reportedly being held hostage as a consequence of a battle between the California Public Utilities Commission and state legislators over the appropriation of $5 million in legal fees stemming from a corruption investigation into the agency.

<> on November 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.

President Obama Once Again Ratchets Up the Rhetoric Against Islamic State

In a joint press conference held Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande, President Obama adopted the kind of bellicose language he mocked just a week before. It was the latest shift in a long series of reappraisals by the President which began nearly two years ago when he referred to ISIS as the “JV team.”

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish Military Claims Not to Have Known Downed Jet Was Russian

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended Turkey’s defense of its airspace Tuesday evening after Ankara fighter jets shot down a Russian SU-24 warplane earlier in the day, with the Turkish leader claiming that the military was unable to identify the jet that was violating the country’s sovereignty.