Counterterrorism

March 11, 2019 - 6:54 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man carrying two knives and an ax was detained over the weekend shortly before anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders was due to hand out political flyers before provincial elections. Wilders tweeted about the incident Monday. The country's counter-terrorism coordinator...
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U.S. Africa Command Commander Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, center, flanked by U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel, left, and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Kathryn Wheelbarger, right, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 07, 2019 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned troop cuts on the African continent will have no impact on counterterror operations in Libya and Somalia, where American airstrikes target insurgents, the top U.S. commander for Africa told Congress Thursday. General Thomas D. Waldhauser, head of U.S. Africa Command, said...
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The scene as police secure the area outside the University of Glasgow, Scotland, after a suspicious package was found the university, Wednesday March 6, 2019. Police Scotland says officers are examining items found Wednesday morning at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters in Edinburgh. (AP Photo/Lilli Schlossbach)
March 06, 2019 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Buildings at the University of Glasgow were evacuated Wednesday as police examined a suspicious package found in the mailroom, a day after three London transport hubs received letter bombs. Police Scotland said officers examined packages discovered just before 11 a.m. (1100 GMT) at...
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In this handout photo provided by Sky News, a suspect package that was sent to Waterloo station is seen in England, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Britain’s counter-terrorism police are investigating after three suspicious packages were found in London, including one near City Airport and one near Heathrow Airport. Police said Tuesday all three write postal bags contained yellow bags thought by specialist police to be small improvised explosive devices. Police say the devices “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.” (Sky News via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 12:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism police with the investigation. London's Metropolitan Police Service said the devices found...
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March 05, 2019 - 6:34 am
PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors are investigating a knife attack by a prison inmate that injured two guards in western France. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said the prisoner's wife was visiting him Tuesday and he locked himself in a visiting room after stabbing the guards with a...
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February 11, 2019 - 12:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. counter-terrorism chief warned Monday that recent losses by Islamic State extremists "should not lead to complacency at any level," saying the extremist group remains a global threat with up to 18,000 militants in Iraq and Syria. Vladimir Voronkov also told the...
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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2018, file photo provided by the al-Qaida-affiliated Ibaa News Agency purports to show al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or HTS, militants detaining a member of the Islamic State group in the countryside of Idlib, Syria. A U.N. report says international terrorist groups carried out more attacks in Iraq and Syria in the last six months of 2018 than in any other country. (Ibaa News Agency via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 1:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International terrorist groups carried out more attacks in Iraq and Syria in the last six months of 2018 than in any other country, and Islamic State extremists were primarily to blame, according to a new U.N. report circulated Wednesday. U.N. experts said in the report to the...
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February 05, 2019 - 2:55 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's armed forces have killed 146 jihadists in three counterterror operations in the northwest near the border with Mali, the army's commander general said. The army's response came after armed men attacked Kain village in Yatenga province early Monday,...
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January 31, 2019 - 11:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian officials on Thursday signaled that security coordination between them will continue, despite a looming midnight deadline that will cut off all U.S. assistance to the Palestinians. Security cooperation in the West Bank is one of the few remaining areas of...
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January 28, 2019 - 8:54 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen have killed at least 14 people in Burkina Faso's volatile Sahel region in the past two days, attacking a marketplace and military base, officials said Monday. Nearly a dozen gunmen opened fire on civilians at a Sunday market in the Soum province, killing at...
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