CHINA: ‘ POLICE THWART TERRORIST ATTACK IN NORTH WEST XINJIANG UYGHUR REGION ‘

#AceWorldNews – CHINA:Jan.12: Police in China’s north-west Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region killed six suspected militants and thwarted an attempted terrorist attack, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

According to the agency, local residents spotted a suspicious man with a parcel at a commercial district of the Shule County around 10am local time and notified the police.

As police officers apprehended the suspect, he attacked them with an axe and tried to detonate an explosive device, which was disguised as a parcel. The suspect was shot dead by policemen./Tass/. reported. 

While policemen were dealing with the suspect, five more people with explosive devices attacked the law enforcers, but were shot dead as well.

There were no casualties reported neither among the policemen nor civilians.

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IRAN: ‘ ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD ARREST MEMBERS OF A TERRORIST TEAM ‘

#AceWorldNews – IRAN:Jan.05: The Fars News Agency reported that “The forces of the Quds Headquarters of the IRGC’s Ground Force have identified and arrested members of a terrorist team in Sarbaz region in South Eastern Iran,” the Quds Headquarters’ public relations announced on Monday.

The members of the team had previously killed several teachers and Basij (Volunteer) Forces in the South Eastern parts of the country.

Last month, Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alawi announced that the country’s border guards had arrested several terrorists along the country’s Eastern borders.

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BOSTON: TRIAL OF BOMBER COMMENCES JAN 05 AS JUDGE REFUSES ANY FURTHER DELAY ‘

#AceWorldNews – BOSTON:Jan.02: Federal judge George O’Toole has refused the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers’ application to postpone the proceeding till autumn.

Tsarnaev is accused of carrying out a terrorist act at the Boston Marathon in April 2013 when three people died and over 260 were wounded in two explosions.

The trial will start as planned January 5 in Boston and is expected to last for two or three months.

Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 charges including using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death.

Public prosecutors intend to demand the death penalty for Tsarnaev.

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GERMANY: ‘ COURT JAILS FIRST JIHADIST MILITANT MEMBER OF ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceWorldNews – GERMANY – Dec.05 – A court on Friday jailed a jihadist militant for three years and nine months in Germany’s first trial of a member of the Islamic State group fighting in Syria and Iraq.

' Kreshnik Berisha '

‘ Kreshnik Berisha ‘

Kreshnik Berisha, 20, was found guilty of membership of a foreign terrorist organization, AFP quoted presiding judge Thomas Lagebier as saying.

Berisha, who was born near Frankfurt to a family from Kosovo, admitted in court to having joined Islamic State and taken part in fighting in Syria.

Federal prosecutors said Berisha travelled to Syria via Turkey in July 2013 with other Islamists who were planning to join the fight.

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‘ ISLAMIC STATE ATTACK BORDER CROSSING WITH JORDAN ‘

#AceNewsServices – Nov.26 – The Islamic State has released photographs purporting to show a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploding near the Trebil border complex.

The complex, which is part of the Karameh border crossing with Jordan, is in the Iraqi village of Trebil in the western province of Anbar. The attack, which was directed at an Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) checkpoint, is said to have killed or wounded several Iraqi military personnel.

The picture was produced by the Islamic State’s Wilayat Anbar and then disseminated on Twitter by its supporters. The terrorist organization has taken to releasing its propaganda that way as the social media site has cracked down on official Islamic State accounts. The provincial division (Wilayat) of Anbar is one of the Islamic State’s 18 declared provinces.

The attack, according to several Arabic-language news agencies, left at least four Iraqi military personnel dead and four others wounded. According to Iraqi Spring, an activist media group in Iraq, at least six military personnel were killed or wounded. The latter fits with a report from the Institute for the Study of War that says two Iraqi Army personnel were killed and four were wounded.

The Trebil crossing was captured by the Islamic State on June 22, just a day after the group seized the Al Qaim border crossing with Syria. Al Qaim, an Iraqi city along the Euphrates River near Syria, is now part of the Islamic State’s Wilayat al Furat (Euphrates Province).

The Trebil crossing, however, was recaptured by the Iraqi military on June 24. As such, it has been a contested area for some time.

Source: The Long War Journal

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‘ EGYPTIAN NAVY VESSEL COMES UNDER TERRORIST ATTACK BY SUSPECTED MILITANTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – Nov.13 – An Egyptian Navy vessel came under “terrorist” attack in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday, AFP reported.

'8 missing after attack on Egypt naval vessel in Mediterranean '

‘8 missing after attack on Egypt naval vessel in Mediterranean ‘

Five servicemen were injured and eight others are missing at sea, according to the military.

Four boats used by the assailants were destroyed and 32 of the suspected militants were reportedly arrested.

MENA news agency said that a naval vessel had been set alight in an exchange of fire with assailants about 70km from Egypt’s shore off the coast of the Damietta province in the north-east.

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JERUSALEM: ‘ Three-month-old baby girl laid to rest after terror attack on light rail train in capital ‘

#AceNewsServices – JERUSALEM – October 25 – On Wednesday night, in a crowded funeral parlour in Jerusalem, Shmuel Elimelech Braun stood in front of the small, white shroud-covered body of his three-month old daughter, Chaya Zissel, killed earlier that day in a terror attack.  

Three-month-old baby girl laid to rest after terror attack on light rail train in capital.

Three-month-old baby girl laid to rest after terror attack on light rail train in capital.

“Zissila, you were pure,” the young father said in a tear-choked voice. 

Earlier on Wednesday, he and his wife, Chana, had taken their only child to see the Western Wall for the first time. 

“In the last hour, you were by the Kotel. You woke up. We schmoozed with each other,” said Braun as he recounted those last moments with the daughter he cherished. 

“You looked at me and smiled,” Braun said. “I told you, this is the Kotel, this is Har Habayit [Temple Mount].” 

Braun spoke with his infant daughter about the cherubs that had been on the Ark of the Covenant when the Temple existed thousands of years ago. 

He described how the angels’ faces were like that of a pure child.

The family returned home on the light rail. Just after they stepped off the train, a young Arab man from east Jerusalem, Abdel Rahman al-Shalodi, drove his car into the group of people standing by the rails. Police have charged that he did so deliberately and that the incident is a terrorist attack.

Halperin said that his granddaughter flew out of her carriage and into the air some 10 to 20 meters before landing on the sidewalk, wounding her head.

Doctors were unable to save her life, Halperin said. 

His wife, he said, had left Israel earlier that day, while Chaya Zissel was still alive.

Source: 

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WASHINGTON: ‘ FBI Releases Video Asking the Public to Help identify Suspected Terrorists ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (Washington) – October 08 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public to help identifying a particular terrorist as well as other possible wannabe-terrorists.

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the FBI released a video in which an ISIS terrorist is shown speaking Arabic, but then switches into perfect English, spoken with a North American  accent.

The terrorist points to Syrians, men he calls “soldiers of Assad.”

The faces of the men are blurred out, but the masked terrorist informs the audience that the men are digging their own graves.

The video, which appears after this article, is part of a new effort by the FBI to elicit the public’s help through the use of social media.

The FBI has also posted online a form for viewers to fill out if they believe they have information about the identity of the ISIS terrorist in the video.

The video ends showing the men who had been digging with shovels lined up, kneeling at the edge of the pit that was dug.

The terrorist is holding a pistol.

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‘ Swiss Authorities Detain Three Suspected of Links to Islamic State ‘

#AceWorldNews – SWITZERLAND – September 24 – Swiss authorities have detained three citizens of Iraq, who are suspected of links to the terrorist group Islamic State.

The men are also accused of preparation to stage a terrorist act in Switzerland, Itar-Tass reported.

All three were detained in late March. Neue Zurcher Zeitung earlier reported that at least three Iraqi nationals are suspected of founding a cell of the terrorist organization Islamic State and using it to provide financial and logistical support to IS.”

The Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office is investigating some 20 cases involving radical jihadist terrorism.

Four cases are connected to Syria.

Source:

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YEMEN: ‘ Military Raid on Houses in Lahj Arrests Three Terrorists ‘

#AceWorldNews – YEMEN (Lahj Province) – September 14 – A military raid on houses in Hota town of Lahj province resulted on Sunday in arresting three terrorists elements, a military source at the Fourth Military Region Command said Saba reported.

The military source told Saba that a number of automatic weapons and RPG launchers and silencer pistol were found during the raid, noting that the military and security services are still investigating and pursuing the remnants of the terrorist elements and cells who fled from the area.

The source called on all citizens to not harbour or cover up any of the terrorist elements and to report quickly any actions or movements of those elements to the nearest military point or security centre.

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AUSTRIA: ‘ Plans to Ban Terrorist-Related-Symbols Starting with IS ‘

#AceWorldNews – AUSTRIA – September 13 – Austria is planning to follow Germany’s example in banning terrorist-related symbols, starting with the flag of the IS (formerly ISIS) extremist movement, reports the newspaper Wiener Zeitung.

islamic_state_of_iraq

The authorities agreed on an amendment to the Abzeichengesetz (Badge Law), which bans the display of symbols, flags and uniforms of several organizations, primarily Nazis and extreme far-right race hate groups.

According to a spokesman for Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner, a final agreement is not yet confirmed, but will be ready next week, when the authorities agree on sentencing options for courts.

RT

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WASHINGTON: ‘ President Obama Increased Military Pressure in Iraq Running Greater Risk’s ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – September 11 – By expanding military pressure on the Islamic State, President Obama is now running risks he had long hoped to avoid when he withdrew U.S. forces from Iraq.

His strategy to counter the militant Islamic faction has been marked by a core principle that military action should not race ahead of politics and diplomacy. It has led to a more incremental approach criticized by some as overly cautious while supporters describe it as methodical and systematic.

The White House believes that progress in putting together an international coalition to battle the insurgents and building an inclusive Iraqi government has allowed the United States now to ratchet up military pressure on the militants.

With that diplomacy now bearing fruit, Obama said, “I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat.”

USA Today (Opinion)

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` Human Rights Council Resolution is ` Illegitimate ' and `Islamic Republic of Iran ' Considers the Approach Non-Constructive '

#AceWorldNews – TEHRAN – March 31 – Expressing regret over issuing a resolution against Iran at the UN Human Rights Council, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman said approval of the resolution on Iran is based on dual standards and has political aims.

Marziyeh Afkham said that the move aims to create dispute between countries, impose special standards on others, and disrupt international human rights mechanism.

She stressed that Islamic Republic of Iran considers this approach non-constructive.

Afkham added that issuing such resolutions is ignoring Iranˈs positive steps in fulfilling its obligations and its constructive cooperation with international bodies and the improving trend of human rights in Iran.

Afkham continued that the resolution is following political interests and lacks legitimacy, adding that it is regretful that sponsors of the resolution are silent and indifferent about violation of human-rights of Palestinian people, and fate of innocent people, who are being taken hostage by terrorist groups and citizens who lose their lives on pretext of fight against terrorism.

The spokeswoman stressed that promotion of human rights is a global concern and no country is superior to others in such an important human responsibility and Iran has positive interaction with related international bodies and intends to make a dialogue and cooperate in a realistic way.

IRNA News

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` Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will ensure ` Security and Counter Threat of Terrorism ‘ after NATO leaves Afghanistan ‘

#AceWorldNews – TASHKENT – March 28 – Member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will ensure security and counter the threat of terrorism after the NATO-led coalition leaves Afghanistan,

Russia’s Federal Security Service deputy director Sergei Smirnov has said- Tass.

“There is a danger that the withdrawal of coalition troops from Afghanistan will weaken the regime, including counterintelligence.

Terrorist groups and terrorists have to penetrate into SCO countries,” Sergei Smirnov said on Friday.

“We’re planning to monitor the situation in the border area and inside Afghanistan,” he said – Tass

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` ACLU ' says that the US has 875,000 on the `Terrorist Watch-List 'though they are not adhering to the Principle of Innocent until proven Guilty '

#AceWorldNews The US had 875,000 people in its terrorist watch-list system as of December 2012. Those secretly blacklisted have no real path to challenge their status, states a new report, thus indefinitely restricting those listed from travel or simply getting a job.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans and foreigners languish in the watch-list system, considered “known or suspected terrorists” based on secret rules and evidence that are basically impenetrable should the average suspect attempt to contest them, says a new report by the ACLU that highlights these challenges.

The US terrorist watch list system, which is shared with state and local law enforcement agencies, can stifle overseas travel, the ability to obtain a US visa or entry into the US, and can lead to invasive screenings or detentions by authorities at airports and the like.

This is not to mention the social pressure of being considered a terror suspect by the US, which can lead to a host of problems ranging from separation from family to ostracization from a community or place of employment, for example.

Despite the endless effects that can stem from being placed in the watch-list system, the US has not taken proper care to avoid the basic fairness principle of innocent until proven guilty, according to the ACLU.

ACLU Report watchlist_briefing_paper_v3.pdf

Click to access watchlist_briefing_paper_v3.pdf

RT – Reuters – News Sources

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`Yemen Hunts 19 Suspected Al-Qaeda Members after Sanaa Jailbreak’

#AceWorldNews says that Yemeni security forces were on Friday hunting down 29 inmates, including 19 suspected Al-Qaeda members, who broke out of jail in the capital, Sanaa, AFP reported.

The Interior Ministry said 29 people convicted “of various terrorist and criminal charges” escaped when a blast breached the facility’s outer wall Thursday.

The two-pronged assault began when an explosives-laden vehicle slammed into the jail’s eastern gate just after sunset. Seven members of the security forces were reportedly killed and four wounded in the assault.

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