Terrorism

Russia Claims They May Have Killed The Leader Of ISIS

The New York Times reports: Russia’s military said on Friday that it was looking into whether one of its airstrikes in the Syrian desert killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State. In a statement, the Defense Ministry said that the Russian Air Force struck a meeting of Islamic State leaders on May 28 outside Raqqa, Syria, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Congressional Baseball Game

ESPN reports: More than $1 million has been raised for charity ahead of Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, according to the organization’s Facebook page. The Republican team was holding its last practice before for the game when five people were shot Wednesday morning at a suburban Virginia park, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R- LA), the third highest-ranking republican ...

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Facebook Outlines Counter-Terrorism Strategies

Facebook this afternoon published a blog post outlining their artificial intelligence strategies in combating terrorists who use the site to spread propaganda, recruit, and share tactics. An excerpt: We want to find terrorist content immediately, before people in our community have seen it. Already, the majority of accounts we remove for terrorism we find ourselves. But we know we can ...

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LIVE VIDEO: One Love Manchester Benefit Concert

US Weekly reports: Ariana Grande will headline a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday, June 4, to raise money for the victims of the May 22 terror attack at her concert. The One Love Manchester event will be broadcast live from the sold-out Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, which is located just a few miles away from the ...

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BRITAIN: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Blasts Trump’s “Ill-Informed Deliberately Out Of Context” Attack

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his response to Saturday’s deadly terror attacks in the British capital, a remark that a spokesperson for the mayor dismissed as “ill-informed.” In an early morning tweet, Trump referred to the number of dead and wounded in the attack on London Bridge, and appeared to chide Khan ...

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BRITAIN: Theresa May Declares “Enough Is Enough,” Vows To Step Up Fight Against Terrorism [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has warned that there has been “far too much tolerance of extremism” in the UK and promised to step up the fight against Islamist terrorism following the London Bridge attack, saying “enough is enough”. The prime minister struck a sombre and serious tone as she spoke outside No 10 on Sunday morning after chairing a ...

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Trump Predictably Exploits London Terror Attack

The Independent reports: US president Donald Trump has hit out at Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after the London Bridge terror attack, criticising “political correctness” in apparent bid to make political headway out of the outrage. The US president also commented on the fact that the attack did not feature firearms, in an apparent contribution to the US gun control ...

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Manchester Benefit Concert To Air Worldwide

Variety reports: ABC will air Ariana Grande’s One Love benefit concert Sunday, one of a host of international broadcasters that have signed up to air the live event dedicated to helping victims of the Manchester attack. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is coordinating the international effort and has placed the concert with broadcasters in 38 countries so ...

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FRANCE: Posthumous Wedding For Gay Cop Slain In Paris Terror Attack, Former President And Mayor Attend

France’s The Local reports: The partner of a gay policeman gunned down by a jihadist on Paris’s Champs-Elysees avenue in April has married him posthumously, according to reports on Wednesday. Former president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attended the wedding on Tuesday of the late Xavier Jugele and Etienne Cardiles. Jugele, 37, was shot dead on April 20 ...

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MANCHESTER: Galaxy Of Top Pop Acts Reportedly To Perform At Ariana Grande’s Benefit Concert For Victims

TMZ reports: Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert this Sunday will feature huge acts, including Coldplay and Miley Cyrus … TMZ has learned. Sources connected with the event tell us the charity concert will be held at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester … the same place Beyonce performed last July. In addition to Coldplay and Miley, Pharrell and Take That ...

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Trump Wishes Muslims “Joyful Ramadan” In Statement That Mostly Says “You Need To Stop Being Terrorists”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump issued a statement on Ramadan — a holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world — that focused primarily on violence and terrorism. His statement was a stark contrast from the Ramadan message President George W. Bush issued in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, in which he emphasized how millions ...

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BRITAIN: Ariana Grande To Return To Manchester For Concert To Benefit Victims, “We Won’t Let Hate Win”

CNN reports: Singer Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester, England, for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier this week. The event, she said, will honor and raise money for the victims and their families. “I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be part of our expression ...

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Tillerson To UK: We Take Full Responsibility For Leaks

The Hill reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said the U.S. government has taken responsibility for leaks about the investigation into Monday’s terror attack in Manchester, England. “We take full responsibility for that and we obviously regret that that happened,” Tillerson said, appearing alongside British foreign secretary Boris Johnson in London. The British government reportedly resumed intelligence sharing ...

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BRITAIN: Terrorism Investigators Suspend Manchester Intel Sharing With US Over Repeated Media Leaks

The BBC reports: Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times. It came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to US media just hours after the attack, ...

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BRITAIN: Furious Theresa May To Confront Trump At NATO Meeting Over New US Leaks Of Terrorism Intel

The Guardian reports: Theresa May will confront Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence about the Manchester bomb attack when she meets the US president at a Nato summit in Brussels on Thursday. British officials were infuriated on Wednesday when the New York Times published forensic photographs of sophisticated bomb parts that UK authorities fear could complicate ...

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BRITAIN: Morrissey Channels Trump, Slams Politicians And Queen Elizabeth For Not Saying “Islamic Extremist”

“Celebrating my birthday in Manchester as news of the Manchester Arena bomb broke. The anger is monumental. or what reason will this ever stop? Theresa May says such attacks ‘will not break us’, but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues. Also, ‘will ...

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European Intelligence Officials Complain That Trump Administration Leaked Details Of Manchester Attack

Buzzfeed reports: UK and European intelligence officials are expressing concern over the fact that much of the information that emerged in the wake of the Manchester bombing has been sourced back to US officials. The information first came in the hours after the attack — including a US official saying that the leading theory was that the attack was carried ...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Manchester Attack

ABC News reports: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Monday that killed 22 people and injured 59 others. In a statement translated from Arabic, ISIS said that a soldier of the caliphate placed explosives among a gathering of crusaders — meaning Christians — at the Manchester Arena. The statement said ...

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Trump On Manchester: From Now On I’ll Call Terrorists “Evil Losers” Because That’s What They Are [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump branded those responsible for the deadly suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert and other terrorist attacks “evil losers” on Tuesday. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers,” he said in Bethlehem while standing next to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. “I won’t call them monsters because ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Says Identity Of Suicide Bomber Is Known, Cops Arrest Second Man [VIDEO]

Radio Free Europe reports: British Prime Minister Theresa May says it is “now beyond doubt” that the bombing at a Manchester pop concert late on May 22 was a “callous terrorist attack” and that police have determined the identity of the attacker. Speaking after an emergency response meeting on May 23 at the Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms (COBR), May said ...

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