Twin suicide blasts in Nigeria kill at least 31

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 31 people and wounded several others in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader said on Sunday. The two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of Boko Haram. Following the suicide bombings, the terrorists fired rocket-propelled grenades into the crowds

ISIL origins are geopolitical and ideological: Expert

Referring to the measures that should be taken in post-ISIL era, Prof. Arshin Adib Moghaddam, believes the origins of ISIL are geopolitical and ideological. In recent weeks Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia and Iraq declared 'victory' over the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria as the Takfiri group cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory. Iran beside Russia is one of the main international backers of Syrian legal government to fight ISIL on the ground in Syria and Iraq. To

US provided ISIL terrorists with full air cover in Bukamal

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says despite the US claims about fighting terrorism, it spared no effort to help ISIL forces in the Syrian town of al-Bukamal. The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered televised speech on situation in Lebanon and across the Middle East region, November 20, 2017. Nasrallah noted that recapturing Bukamal was a major victory over ISIL, because Bukamal was the last

French police launch anti-terrorism raids

French police launched an anti-terrorism operation on Tuesday, with raids on premises in the Alpes-Maritimes region in the southeast, a police source said. The operation comes a week after France introduced tougher national security laws to permanently replace emergency powers given to police and intelligence services following deadly attacks by Islamist militants on Paris two years ago. More than 240 people have been killed in France since early 2015 in attacks by Islamist militants or

Trump calls for death penalty for New York terror suspect

TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) – US President Donald Trump gets furious over reports that NY terror attacker wanted to hang a ISIL flag in his hospital room. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke in favor of capital punishment for the Uzbek man who drove a truck down a bike path in New York City, reported Sputnik. Sayfullo Saipov, 29 was charged first with providing material support and resources to ISIL, and second with the destruction he caused resulting in death of eight people. Earlier

NYC terrorist had long-planned plot for Manhattan

The truck driver, who killed eight and injured more people in a terrorist act in New York, was inspired by the Daesh Takfiri group to kill those celebrating Halloween, prosecutors allege. Tuesday’s attack, marking the deadliest one in New York since 9/11, made US President Donald Trump describe the 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov as an "enemy combatant." "I believe we would consider this person to be an enemy combatant," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during the Wednesday

Iraqi MPs call for expulsion of PKK with Turkey's help

Iraqi lawmakers of various political orientations on Monday called on the government to expel the PKK terrorist group from Iraqi territory through coordination with Turkey. The appeal comes two weeks after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) against involving the PKK in the ongoing dispute over the northern city of Kirkuk -- a move he said would be tantamount to “a declaration of war” against Baghdad. During the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of

'US funding terrorists under guise of helping moderates'

The crisis began in 2011 when anti-government forces took up arms against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Terrorist groups mushroomed across the country, all tasked with one mission; overthrowing the government. Six years on, the root cause of the conflict is being further revealed. Qatar’s former prime minister has admitted that his country did support the terrorist groups up until recently. In a televised speech, Hamad bin Jassim, reiterated that the support was provided under Saudi

Ex-Qatar PM: Syria terrorists backed by Doha, Riyadh

Qatar's former prime minister has revealed how the United States coordinated support by Doha, Riyadh and Ankara for terrorists operating against the Syrian government over the past years of conflict in the Arab country. Hamad bin Jassim admitted in an interview on October 26 with Qatari national broadcaster that his country, a tiny state to the south of the Persian Gulf, was part of a group of four countries that delivered weapons and funds to the terrorists in Syria. Hamad said Qatar

'Wahhabism root cause of terrorism'

A high-ranking commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units says Daesh and other terrorist groups in the region are influenced by Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia’s official radical ideology. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a conference on fighting Daesh, which is underway in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Secretary General of Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri said intellectual work was needed to confront and eliminate the extremist ideology that inspires terror groups like Daesh and al-Qaeda. He

Germany terrorism prosecution cases soar: report

A nearly four-fold increase in terrorism-related cases is stretching the manpower of federal prosecutors. So far this year nearly 900 terrorism cases have been opened. German federal prosecutors have opened up more than 900 terrorism-related cases so far this year, including 800 related to radical Islamists, according to report published in the German language "Welt am Sonntag" on Sunday. The number of terrorism cases has jumped nearly four-fold compared to last year, when federal prosecutors

'West's shadow' behind all terrorist groups, including Daesh - Erdogan

 A day after the Turkish president announced a new military operation in Syria's Idlib, he again lashed out at the West over its alleged "support" of terrorist groups. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the "West's shadow" is behind terrorist groups, including Daesh and al-Qaeda. He yet again accused the US-backed Syrian Kurds, Ankara believes to be linked to the PKK (outlawed in Turkey), of attempts to create a "terrorist corridor from Afrin to the Mediterranean" on the

Iran decries France, Canada terror attacks

 Iranian Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in France and Canada. “As some countries are busy exporting terrorism and making false claims, terrorism has reared its ugly head again, attacking innocent and defenseless people” said Qassemi.

Conditions in Syria created to eliminate terrorism

 MOSCOW, Sep. 26 (MNA) – Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov said Monday that a positive trend in the development of the situation in Syria is encouraging, noting that Conditions have been created for a prompt and final liquidation of a hotbed of terrorism in Syria.

EU to create general search engine for data on terrorist activities

 BRUSSELS, Sep. 10 (MNA) –The European Union (EU) will create a general search engine for databases on terrorist activities that will improve the intelligence and security services of the member states, a diplomatic source from the regional bloc said on Friday.

Iraqi speaker calls for more measures against terrorism

 TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) – Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri told Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi that the regional and international efforts against terrorism should be shored up.

UN urges all countries to keep weapons from terrorist groups

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Wednesday urging all countries to eliminate the supply of weapons to the Islamic State extremist group and other "terrorists" including by taking legal action against suppliers and marking arms to improve their traceability.

Terrorists killed 241 Iraqis in July 2017: UN

TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) – A total of 241 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 277 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2017, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Iraq foils Daesh terror attacks on Shia shrines

Iraqi intelligence officials say they have thwarted an attempt by members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group to target two revered Shia shrines and the residence of the country’s most prominent Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Australia foils ‘terror plot’ aimed at downing plane

Australia has thwarted a Takfiri-inspired “terrorist plot” aimed at downing an aircraft with explosives. On Sunday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that four people have been arrested in relation to the “elaborate" plot across Sydney. "I can report last night that there has been a major joint counter-terrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane," he said. "The threat of terrorism is very real. The disruption operation, the efforts overnight have
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