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In this Feb. 10, 2011 photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents Janice Jones, left, and Glenn Pickering ride snowmobiles along the St. Lawrence River in Massena, N.Y. Depictions of the northern border as out of control may not be quite accurate because assessment tools used are outdated, the head of the …

Feds Stop Smuggled Uzbek Nationals near Canadian Border

Federal officials stopped the attempted smuggling of two Uzbek nationals who illegally crossed the border from Canada into New York. The effort led to the arrest of a U.S. citizen who officials say was transporting them.

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State Department Denies CBS Claim Staff Suffered ‘Sonic Attacks’ in Uzbekistan

CBS News reported on Tuesday that evidence existed that American embassy staff in Uzbekistan may have suffered similar symptoms to those targeted by unexplained acoustic attacks in Cuba. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert fervently denied that any incident had occurred in Tashkent, the Uzbek capital.

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NYC Truck Jihadi Faces 22 Criminal Counts for Murder, Racketeering

A federal grand jury charged the Uzbek terrorist allegedly responsible for the Halloween attack in Manhattan that killed eight people and injured 12 others with 22 criminal counts, including murder in aid of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked racketeering activity, according to the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ).

TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN - AUGUST 16: (ISRAEL OUT) An Uzbek woman outside the Juma Mosque on August 16, 2006 in Tashkent in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan. Fifteen years after the breakup of the former USSR, the millions of Muslims living between the Caspian Sea and China, who for decades …

Uzbek Jihadists Fueling Much of Afghan Islamic State’s Strength

Uzbekistan is one of the top two countries that has produced most of the jihadists currently fighting and killing U.S. troops and their allies in Afghanistan on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in the region, according to Pentagon and Afghan officials.

The FBI is no longer seeking a second man in connection with the lower Manhattan truck assault that killed eight people, authorities said Wednesday.

Person of Interest in NYC Truck Attack Condemns Plot, Quotes Koran in Statement

Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, a friend of New York City truck jihadi Sayfullo Saipov, was named as a person of interest in the case by the FBI on Wednesday and quickly located, without an arrest or any charges being filed. On Thursday he issued a statement to the Associated Press condemning Saipov’s attack.

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Uzbekistan Vows ‘All Forces and Resources’ to Help U.S. with NYC Investigation

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan has offered the United States “all forces and resources” necessary to properly investigate the case of Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old arrested after allegedly barreling through a Manhattan bicycle lane, killing eight, and reportedly telling authorities he killed in the name of the Islamic State.

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Acquaintance: ‘We Warned’ NYC Jihadi About ‘Very Radical Views’

Acquaintances of New York City truck terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov expressed surprise and dismay at Uzbekistan-born Saipov’s alleged responsibility for Tuesday’s deadly truck attack. One, however, noted Saipov had “displayed ‘very radical views.'”

TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN - AUGUST 16: (ISRAEL OUT) An Uzbek woman outside the Juma Mosque on August 16, 2006 in Tashkent in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan. Fifteen years after the breakup of the former USSR, the millions of Muslims living between the Caspian Sea and China, who for decades …

Manhattan Truck Jihad Puts Radical Islam Spotlight on Uzbekistan

New York authorities have reportedly identified the terrorist behind a truck attack leaving at least eight dead on Tuesday as Uzbek national Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov – the latest in a series of attackers to hail from the extremely repressed former Soviet nation.

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Turkey: Islamic State Jihadi Escapes With Son After Deadly Attack On Reina Nightclub

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorist who allegedly killed 39 people and injured 39 others at the famous waterfront Reina nightclub in the Turkish capital of Istanbul is believed to have absconded with his 4-year-old son after the deadly attack, reports Hurriyet Daily News, citing anonymous police sources.

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Young Jihadi Weeps Before Committing Suicide Attack in Syria

A video shows a young Uzbek jihadi male, aligned with al-Nusra Front, breaking down in tears right before he takes part in a suicide attack bomb mission in Syria. The attack against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces occurred in the town of Fua in Idlib province on September 18.