Tag: Counter-Terrorism

Iraqi Federal Police officers observe as air and ground strikes hit the town of Shura, some 30 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Iraqi troops approaching Mosul from the south advanced into Shura on Saturday after a wave of US led airstrikes and artillery shelling against Islamic State positions inside town. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Iraqi General: Mosul Battle to End ‘Within Days’

A senior Iraqi general has said that the city of Mosul will be liberated from the Islamic State “within days” as counterterrorism units close in on the group’s few remaining strongholds, three years after the terror organization declared a “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.


British Police Arrest 6 in Anti-Terror Raids

British police said they had arrested six people in anti-terrorism raids across central England and London on Monday. Officers held four men from Derby and another in Burton on Trent in central England while a woman was also arrested in London on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.

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Sen. Schumer: I Defeated Obama on Counter-Terror Funding

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) touted his passing of legislation on counter-terror funding in opposition to President Barack Obama on Sunday’s New York AM 970 radio show “The Cats Roundtable.” “There was a hue and cry myself and others when the administration –


Islamists Planning Terror Abroad Face Life Imprisonment

British-born jihadists who plan to travel abroad and join terror groups should face up to life imprisonment, Britain’s most senior judge has said. Current jail terms for crimes that threaten democratic governments and the lives of innocent civilians are far

Tunisia Says Dozens Of Jihadists Arrested In Latest Raids

(AFP) – The Tunisian government said Thursday that 37 suspects, including several jihadists linked to the Islamic State group, had been arrested in the security operations carried out the previous day. Two “dangerous and wanted terrorists” were killed during the

EU Warns Of ‘Significant Gaps’ In Sharing Of Terror Info

There are still major gaps in intelligence sharing on Islamic State fighters returning to Europe in the wake of the Brussels and Paris attacks, the EU’s anti-terrorism coordinator warned Thursday. The report by Gilles de Kerchove to interior ministers meeting

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MEPs Vote On Sharing Air Passenger Data To Fight Terror

The European Parliament votes Thursday on whether airlines can share names of passengers with EU states to help trace returning jihadists, culminating five years of debate that intensified after the Paris and Brussels attacks. One of the two Brussels airport

French MPs Vote To Strip Terrorists Of Citizenship 

(Reuters) – President François Hollande’s plan to strip French citizenship from people convicted of terrorism passed a first hurdle on Tuesday when the lower house of parliament backed controversial proposals introduced after Islamic terrorists killed 130 people in Paris last


Belgium, France Agree to Boost Counter-Terror Cooperation

The Belgian and French prime ministers on Monday agreed on the need to boost counter-terror cooperation, after Belgium came under fire for failing to help prevent November’s Paris terror attacks. Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium (pictured left) and French


Tempers Flare at Paris Airport After Fake Bombs Found

A security exercise gone wrong saw tempers flare in a Paris airport, after fake explosive devices were discovered by FedEx workers in a ripped package, sources said Thursday. Employees of the American courier service at Charles de Gaulle airport were

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London Police Watching 118 Syrian Jihadists, Says Counter-Terror Chief

London’s Metropolitan Police are monitoring more than 100 suspected jihadists, Britain’s most senior counter-terror officer has said. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there are 118 ‘Syria-related’ live operations currently under way in the UK capital, including monitoring jihadists who have

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London Police Chief Calls For More Armed Officers

The number of armed police officers trained to deal with terror attacks in London is to increase by a third in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, with the total number eventually doubling, the head of the Metropolitan Police