Tag: terrorism

Arab diplomats have condemned Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, whose members are seen here in October 2016 during Ashura commemorations in southern Beirut

Experts: Iran, Hezbollah Have ‘Radicalized Thousands of Latin Americans’

WASHINGTON, DC — Iran has “converted and radicalized thousands of Latin Americans” throughout the years by dispatching imams to the region and establishing mosques and “cultural centers” that Hezbollah used as recruiting tools, an expert on the Islamic Republic indicated while testifying before a House panel.

Trial of Omar Mateen’s Wife Challenges Assumptions About Pulse Nightclub Shooting

The trial of jihadi killer Omar Mateen’s wife Noor Salman is still in the jury selection phase, but documents filed with the court have challenged some assumptions about the Pulse nightclub massacre, most notably the idea that Mateen targeted the Orlando, Florida club because it catered to gay patrons. Instead, a motion by the defense claims that Mateen scouted several other sites first and settled on the Pulse because it had weak security.

A Palestinian militant from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade, the armed wing of Hamas, poses with his weapon while waiting for the arrival of Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on December 7, 2012. Meshaal is making his first-ever visit to the Gaza Strip amid tight security for festivities marking the ruling Islamist movement's 25th anniversary. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hamas Arrests Gaza Jihadists for Attack on Egyptian Army

TEL AVIV — Security forces from Hamas, the terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip, have arrested four jihadists in recent days suspected of being involved in an attack perpetrated by the Egyptian branch of the Islamic State against the 101st Brigade of the Egyptian army, an attack for which IS’ offshoot in Sinai claimed responsibility.