#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN – Dec.04 – UK police have arrested seven people suspected of terrorism offences, AP reported.
Five were arrested in Wales on Thursday on suspicion of supporting banned organizations and two were detained in London as British police are reacting to an increasing number of Britons trying to join extremist Islamic State fighters in Syria.
A 33-year-old man was arrested in London on suspicion of involvement in terrorism and a 40-year-old man was detained on suspicion of conspiracy to pass fraudulent documents.
#AceNewsServices IRAQ (Mosul) – Nov.23 – Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul AP reported.
Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to fight.
Others serve as cooks or guards at the extremists’ headquarters or as spies, informing on people in their neighbourhoods.
BAGHDAD, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s north-west Nineveh province have created a police force to “implement the orders of the religious judiciary,” according to a well-known militant Islamist website.
Photos on the website showed armed men in black clothing with “Islamic Police Nineveh State” printed on the arm. The police forces were in freshly painted police cars and one photo showed militiamen on a river boat.
It was not clear when the photos were posted or when the police force was established.
The text on the website said the force would “maintain order and arrest culprits and the corrupt.” The text said it would be different from police forces in other states, which it described as “a tool to suppress dissent.”
Residents in Nineveh told Reuters the police’s main duty appears to be to detain people they consider opposed to their cause, however.
AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (London) – October 18 – The Daily Telegraph last week revealed in an interview with Mayor Boris Johnson that he said Britain’s counter-terrorism forces are monitoring “thousands” of potential extremists in the metropolitan area.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper last Saturday quoted Johnson as saying the security forces in the London area are involved in “thousands of operations” every day. He said the number of people being watched is in the low thousands.
Five young men arrested earlier this week for questioning about a possible terrorist plot are still being held and a number of residences have been searched.
Government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said the men arrested this week include one who recently returned from Syria and police are probing possible ties to the Islamic State group operating there.
#AceWorldNews says Tehran, who are not due to take part in the #Geneva2-Peace-Conference next week, says the gathering must not redistribute power towards radical factions among the country’s opposition. “Participants in the Geneva 2 forum must adopt a realistic view and remember that their decisions should not lead to the strengthening of extremist movements in Syria,” Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahi said. Iran, which has strongly supported the regime of President Bashar Assad throughout the conflict, was invited by the US to participate “on the sidelines” of the talks, but turned down the offer.