Monthly Archives: October 2015

NY store owner plotted to send jihadists to Syria, kill U.S. troops himself

A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself — by gunning down U.S. troops who had served in Iraq — federal authorities alleged Tuesday. Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, was arrested on May 31, though federal officials didn’t ...

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Australian ex-model, DJ, killed fighting for ISIS in Syria, family friend says

A former model and DJ from Melbourne, described by his former agency as having a promising future, is the latest Australian believed to have been killed while fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria. The parents of Sharky Jama, 25, were informed of their son’s death via a text message and phone call Monday, said Hussein Harakow, president of the Somali ...

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German rapper who joined ISIS killed in U.S. strike, official says

A prominent German ISIS propagandist was killed by a U.S. strike while he was traveling in a vehicle in Syria earlier this month, a U.S. official told the Media. The ISIS recruit Denis Cuspert, also known as Abu Talha al-Almani, had once gone by the name “Deso Dogg” in the Berlin rap scene. He traveled to fight Jihad in Syria ...

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Russian plane crashes in Sinai,Egypt killing all 224 people on board

The cause of Saturday’s Russian jetliner crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula still is unknown, but it is most likely due to a technical failure and there is no evidence of any terrorist action, Egyptian Airports Co. chief Adel Al-Mahjoob told the Media Arabic on Saturday. The Airbus A321 had a routine check before flight, showing everything was OK to proceed, ...

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Syria: Obama authorizes boots on ground to fight ISIS

The United States is set to deploy troops on the ground in Syria for the first time to advise and assist rebel forces combating ISIS, the White House said Friday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the U.S. would be deploying “less than 50” Special Operations forces, who will be sent to Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria. The American ...

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Al-Shabaab faction pledges allegiance to ISIS

A high-ranking member and spiritual leader of Al-Shabaab has pledged allegiance to ISIS, a move that further fractures the Somali-based jihadi group and spreads the reach of ISIS farther into Africa. The report that formerly UK-based Abdul Qadir Mumin had sworn loyalty to ISIS came from a source familiar with Al-Shabaab and was supported by a U.S. intelligence source, who ...

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Man who’s never flown before builds plane from scratch… But will it fly?

KALAHAN DENG On June 15 2015, Asmelash Zeferu sat at the end of a runway, over a decade of work malfunctioning around him. The Ethiopian amateur pilot was as shattered as his propeller. There had been doubters, those who had called him “mad.” Many had turned up at the airfield, 40 kilometers north of Addis Ababa, to watch him take ...

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5 Saudi suspects, including Saudi prince were detained at airport on drug smuggling

Five Saudi suspects, including a member of the Saudi royal family, were detained at Beirut international airport after authorities had discovered two tons of drugs on a private jet preparing to fly out of Lebanon. The drugs are branded as Captagon found in suspects’ cases, which contains amphetamine and caffeine, are widely consumed in the Middle East, according to government officials. Captagon was originally the trade name for ...

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Former British PM Tony Blair apologised for Iraq war mistakes

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologised for mistakes in Iraq war in TV interview on Sunday. “I can say that I apologise for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he [Saddam Hussein] had used chemical weapons extensively against his own people, against others, the program in the form that we thought it was ...

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Deaths, damage reported in powerful Afghanistan quake

Kabul, Afghanistan.The powerful earthquake that struck northeastern Afghanistan on Monday also rattled people in Pakistan, India and Tajikistan, killing dozens, collapsing structures and creating panic. The panic in itself was deadly: In one northern Afghan town, 12 schoolgirls died in a stampede as they tried to evacuate their school during the quake. The girls, between 10 and 15 years old, ...

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