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3 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes
Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes against the militants who have conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria, beheaded two American journalists and become a top U.S. terrorism threat in the region and beyond.
7 hrs ago | Journal
If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. Declaring "mission accomplished" after a few battlefield victories against ISIS, the acronym by which the Islamic State usually is called, would be a terrible mistake.
11 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
Ugandan authorities are holding 19 suspects arrested over an apparent terror plot, officials said Monday as the security agencies continued an operation to dismantle what they said was an al-Shabab cell plotting attacks in this East African country. The security agencies arrested up to 19 suspects and seized explosives as well as bomb-making materials in a raid Saturday on a suspected terrorist cell in Uganda's capital, Kampala, said Polly Namaye, a spokeswoman for Ugandan police.
13 hrs ago | Wimbledon Guardian
BP executive Carlos Estrada was among hostages who were killed at the In Amenas plant during a four-day stand-off Relatives of "wholly innocent" Britons killed during a terrorist siege at an Algerian gas plant have told an inquest into their deaths of their "grief and anger". The six Britons and a UK-based Colombian were among 40 hostages who were killed by al Qaeda-linked Islamists during a four-day stand-off in January 2013 at the In Amenas complex.
16 hrs ago | The York Daily Record
With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem - minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. With memories of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq still fresh, the U.S. has so far been alone in carrying out airstrikes and no country has offered ground troops.
Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official said Sunday, after Qatar ordered them to leave its territory despite initially hosting group members following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president Mohammed Morsi last year. The tiny Gulf nation's expulsion of the Brotherhood, branded a terrorist organization by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, signals it is moving to mend a diplomatic rift triggered by its support of the group.
In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.
U.S. law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home. At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St.
The Islamic State organization, which once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, has become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to US intelligence officials and private experts. The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any other terrorist group in history," said a US intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments.
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While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials said. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front.
Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year. The video emerged a day after the family of Haines issued a public plea late Friday urging his captors to contact them.
The U.S. Embassy in Uganda told its citizens to seek safety on Saturday, warning that local authorities had uncovered a "terrorist cell" run by Somali militant group al Shabaab, which they believed was planning an imminent attack. Ugandan police later said it had foiled an attack in central Kampala and was increasing security at hotels and other public places, but declined to say who was behind the attack.
The U.S. embassy in Uganda has warned American citizens in the country to stay indoors overnight Saturday because Ugandan authorities have warned of a terrorist plot. The embassy in a message Saturday on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the Somali militants of al-Shabab and whether members of the cell plotting the attack are still at large.
In his weekly address, President Obama reiterated the strategy he outlined on Wednesday with regards to how the U.S. intends to handle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "As Commander in Chief," Obama said, "my highest priority is the security of the American people."
China's President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyber terrorism, state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region. Beijing says separatist groups in the far western region of Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur minority, are seeking to form their own state called East Turkestan and have links with militants in Central Asia as well as Pakistan.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:32 pm
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