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Key Russian oligarch in touch with Russia, Assad before mercenaries attacked US troops

Before a Russian mercenary attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month, the Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries — a man who the US special counsel indicted last week — was “in close touch” with Russian and Syrian officials, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening. By –  Eli Watkins The Post, citing US intelligence reports, said intercepted communications showed the ...

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2 dead, 8 injured in Finland stabbing attack

A KNIFEMAN killed two people and injured six people, including a woman pushing a baby in a pram, in a stabbing spree in Finland. Via:  Angela Dewan         At least two people were killed and six others hospitalized Friday in a stabbing attack at two markets in the Finnish city of Turku, police said. Officers took a suspect ...

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Raqqa: Secret video shows ISIS losing chokehold on its ‘capital’

At first, the video shows a seemingly normal urban life — men and women shopping in the streets, with steady traffic passing by them.  Via:  Salma Abdelaziz, Nick Paton Walsh    A closer look shows this is a city under threat — tarpaulins along streets hide the movements of fighters from surveillance drones and sandbags outside buildings might offer some protection from ...

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Iran blames US for creating ISIS amid worsening Middle East tensions

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the US for creating ISIS and fostering instability in the Middle East amid an ongoing crisis in the region. “That (the) US arms a terrorist group is what causes instability,” Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday. “Who created ISIS? The US!” Via: James Griffiths & Hamdi Alkhshali          He added that while US President Donald ...

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The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned. Via:  Scott Glover The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under investigation, according to federal court records. Greene’s saga, ...

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US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The US military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. Via:  Barbara Starr A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military ...

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New Muslims terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods, CNN has learned. Via: cnn.com Heightening the concern is US intelligence suggesting that terrorists have obtained sophisticated airport security equipment to test how to effectively ...

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FBI releases never-before-seen 9/11 photos at Pentagon

The FBI has re-released a series of photos that document the horrific terror attack at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, which left 184 people dead. Via: cnn.com The 27 photos document the aftermath of the attacks, including images of the building’s exterior, the overhead and images of first responders, who rushed to the scene. American Airlines Flight 77, traveling from ...

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US, South Korea, Japan start drills off North Korea

The US, Japan and South Korea sent a pointed message to North Korea on Tuesday, dispatching high-tech missile defense ships to the same area where Pyongyang fired four missiles just eight days ago. Via: cnn.com Aegis warships from the US, South Korea and Japan began exercises Tuesday to improve their capability to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles, the US Navy said ...

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