Posts Tagged ‘ terrorism ’

From Paris to Istanbul, more “war on terror” means more terrorist attacks

July 1, 2016
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com
by Phyllis Bennis  

"The correlation between ISIS losing territory in its so-called 'caliphate' in Syria and Iraq and the rise of terror attacks often much farther afield is one more indication of the failure of the US 'war on terror.' Once again, it demonstrates the futility of attempting to bomb or shoot terrorism out of existence. When bombing and shooting are the methods of choice the targets are not 'terrorism,' but cities and people. Air strikes and drone attacks -- on people in a car, in the desert, in a hospital, or at a wedding party -- may sometimes kill individual terrorists (and always other people), but do nothing to stop terrorism. Leaders are soon replaced, and the most adept bomb-makers soon turn out to have trained a successor." (07/01/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/phyllis-bennis/2016/06/30/paris-istanbul-war-terror-means-terrorist-attacks/  

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Lebanon: Army says twin Islamic State terror plots foiled

June 30, 2016
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Fox News    

"The Lebanese army says it has foiled two terror plots by the Islamic State group targeting residential and tourist sites in the country. The army said in a statement released Thursday that it had arrested five suspects linked to the plots, among them the alleged mastermind. It did not say where or when the suspects were stopped. The country has been on high alert since nine bombs exploded in the eastern border village of Qaa on Monday, killing five residents." (06/30/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/30/army-says-twin-is-terror-plots-foiled-in-lebanon.html  

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Turkey: Police detain 13 in connection with Istanbul airport attack

June 30, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Turkish police have detained at least 13 people in connection with the triple suicide bombing that killed 42 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Counterterrorism units raided 16 addresses in Istanbul on Thursday and launched operations in the coastal city of Izmir, the agency said. ... There has been no claim of responsibility for Tuesday night's airport attack. But Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in a televised speech late Wednesday that the government's assertion that the Islamic State is responsible 'continues to gain weight.'" (06/30/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/turkish-police-conduct-raids-on-suspected-islamic-state-hideouts-after-deadly-airport-attack/2016/06/30/2b91d61a-3e5e-11e6-9e16-4cf01a41decb_story.html  

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Turkey: At least 36 killed, 140+ injured as blasts rock Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

June 29, 2016
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"At least 36 people have been killed and over 140 injured in three blasts that rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, according to Turkish officials. Foreigners could be among the dead. The blasts occurred in the airport’s international arrivals terminal. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed to the media that the death toll from the attacks has risen to 36, adding that foreigners could be among the victims. Five of those killed in the attacks were officers. Another 147 people were injured in the blasts, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said." (06/28/16)

https://www.rt.com/news/348735-explosion-atatukr-reports-injured/  

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Lebanon: Army detains 100 Syrians after Qaa bombings

June 28, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Lebanon's army has detained more than 100 Syrians for entering the country illegally following a series of suicide bombings in a border village. The raids took place at informal refugee camps in the Baalbek region. On Monday, at least eight bombers blew themselves up in the predominantly Christian village of Qaa, killing five people and injuring almost 30 others. No group has said it was behind the attacks, but suspicion has fallen on jihadist militants from Islamic State. IS has carried out previous suicide bombings that have killed scores of people in Lebanon." (06/28/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36649779  

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Lebanon: Suicide bombers kill five

June 27, 2016
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Greenfield Daily Reporter    

"Suicide bombers killed five people and wounded at least 15 in a northwestern Lebanese village near the Syrian border on Monday, witnesses and paramedics said. The attack took place in the mainly Christian village of Qaa, a few hundred meters (yards) from the frontier. The state-run National News Agency said four suicide bombers took part in the attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility." (06/27/16)

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/05ac3c589f8f473eb73221f5fc888441/ML--Lebanon-Explosions  

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The triviality of terrorism

June 21, 2016
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Paul Rosenberg Freeman's Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg  

"In the general scheme of manmade disasters, terrorism is trivial. That's not even debatable, as I'll itemize below. Westerners who've been consuming televised fears for 15 years straight may object, but fear has nothing to do with truth ... and very much the opposite. And I'll skip through the obvious fact that I'm opposed to people being murdered by maniacs and the equally obvious acknowledgment that terrorism is a very big thing to the people involved." (06/21/16)

http://www.freemansperspective.com/the-triviality-of-terrorism/  

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Philippines: Abu Sayyaf gangsters murder second Canadian hostage

June 14, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A Canadian national has been beheaded in the Philippines by Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf after a ransom payment deadline passed, the Philippines government confirmed Tuesday. Robert Hall was one of four people kidnapped by the group last September in the southern Philippines. His execution follows that of fellow Canadian hostage John Ridsdel on April 25 when the militants did not receive the requested ransom." (06/14/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/13/asia/philippines-canada-abu-sayyaf/  

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China: Four injured at Shanghai airport after man throws explosives

June 12, 2016
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Bloomberg    

"Four passengers were injured at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, one of China's busiest, after a man threw homemade explosives, the city's government said. The man threw homemade explosives in beer bottles near some check-in counters in Terminal 2 of the airport shortly before 2:30 p.m. local time, according to a statement posted on the official Sina Weibo feed of the Shanghai government, which cited an initial police investigation. The man cut his own throat with a knife after the blast, sustaining a severe injury, it said." (06/12/16)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-12/four-injured-at-shanghai-airport-after-man-throws-explosives  

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Israel: Regime sends more troops to West Bank, freezes Palestinian entry permits after attack

June 9, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Israel deployed more troops to the West Bank on Thursday and froze 83,000 permits allowing Palestinians to enter the country in response to a late-night shooting by Palestinian gunmen that left four Israelis dead. Overnight, the Israeli army entered the village of Yatta, near Hebron, just hours after two residents, cousins from the village, carried out the shooting attack at a Tel Aviv open market and declared the area a closed military zone. The army has also announced it is sending two more battalions to the West Bank because of the attack." (06/09/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-revokes-palestinian-entry-permits-and-seals-off-village-after-attack/2016/06/09/51c8d28e-2e0f-11e6-9b37-42985f6a265c_story.html  

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Israel: Gunmen kill four in Tel Aviv market attack

June 9, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"At least four people were killed and several seriously wounded in a mass shooting at a trendy Tel Aviv food market Wednesday night. The attacks occurred near Israel's version of the Pentagon. Police said two assailants were in custody. One of the gunmen was wounded. Israeli authorities described the shooting as a terror attack. The attackers' identities were not released. Police said the two gunmen were members of the same family from the Palestinian village of Yatta, near the city of Hebron in the West Bank." (06/08/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/gunmen-kill-three-at-trendy-tel-aviv-market-across-street-from-israels-pentagon/2016/06/08/b3cc7b00-ccfb-4657-8bd8-62126760a1e3_story.html  

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Bangladesh: Christian, Hindu latest victims in spate of likely Islamic State killings

June 7, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Unidentified bike-riding assailants shot and hacked a Hindu priest to death Tuesday in southwestern Bangladesh amid a spate of similar attacks allegedly by radical Islamic groups since last year. ... The killing of Ganguly took place two days after suspected Islamist militants killed the wife of a police superintendent who led drives against militant groups and drug cartels in southeastern city of Chittagong. Also on Sunday, unidentified assailants killed a Christian man inside his grocery shop and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the killing in northwestern Bangladesh." (06/07/17)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bangladesh-hindu-priest-shot-dead-isis-kills-christian-man/  

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Turkey: Eleven killed in Istanbul car bomb

June 7, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"At least 11 people were killed and 36 injured Tuesday when a car bomb targeted a police bus in the historic center of Istanbul, the Istanbul governor told reporters. The death toll included seven police officers and four civilians. ... No group has taken responsibility for the bombing." (06/07/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/07/europe/istanbul-car-bomb/  

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Syria: Multiple blasts in regime stronghold kill 80

May 23, 2016
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US News & World Report US News & World Report    

"A series of explosions rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks. The deadly blasts in the peaceful pro-government cities of Tartus and Jableh were the first of their kind targeting civilians in those areas during Syria's civil war, now in its sixth year. The targets included bus stations and a hospital, and marked an escalation in the conflict as world powers struggle to restart peace talks in Geneva." (05/23/16)

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-05-23/syria-tv-more-than-20-killed-in-explosions-in-coastal-city  

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Kenya: Regime claims it foiled potential bio-terror attack

May 5, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Kenya's police chief says the country's security services have foiled a potentially major terror plot by an unnamed East African terror network with links to ISIS. The terror plot was aimed at 'various targets in Kenya,' Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said Tuesday. Police in Kenya and Uganda have so far arrested three individuals: one, a medical student named Mohammed Abdi Ali who was interning at a Kenyan hospital, and the others -- Ali's wife and her friend -- who are now in custody in Uganda. Ali was arrested on Friday." (05/04/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/04/africa/kenya-foiled-terror-attack/  

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Singapore: Eight Bangladeshis arrested on terror allegations

May 3, 2016
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Time    

"Singapore has arrested eight Bangladeshi immigrants in the past month for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in their home country, officials from the Singaporean Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday. The suspects were all employed in the marine or construction industries and have been detained under the city-state’s Internal Security Act, according to Channel News Asia. One of the men, 31-year-old Rahman Mizanur, had reportedly set up a group called Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) a month ago, whose aim was to violently depose the Bangladeshi government and establish an ISIS-affiliated caliphate there." (05/03/16)

http://time.com/4315990/singapore-bangladesh-eight-arrested-terrorism/  

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“Kill them”: Islamic State hackers publish hit list of 75 US drone terrorists

May 2, 2016
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Hindustan Times [India]    

"ISIS hackers have published a 'hitlist' of over 70 US military personnel who have been involved in drone strikes against terror targets in Syria and asked their followers to 'kill them wherever they are.' According to 'The Sunday Times,' the hackers have links with Britain and call themselves 'Islamic State Hacking Division' and circulated online the names, home addresses and photographs of more than 70 US staff, including women and urged supporters: 'Kill them wherever they are, knock on their doors and behead them, stab them, shoot them in the face or bomb them.'" (05/02/16)

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/kill-them-isis-hackers-publish-hit-list-of-75-us-military-personnel/story-RkzPZSUk7GOyU4Ven0R4gP.html  

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Iraq: Car bombing kills at least 18 pilgrims in Baghdad

May 2, 2016
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Seattle Times    

"An explosives-laden car detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said. Shortly after the explosion, the Sunni extremist Islamic State group, which sees Shiite Muslims as apostates, claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement. It said the assault was carried out by a suicide bomber, but Iraqi officials denied that." (05/02/16)

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/iraq-car-bombing-kills-at-least-13-pilgrims-in-baghdad/  

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Bangladesh: University professor hacked to death

April 23, 2016
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Canton Daily Ledger    

"A university professor on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh was hacked to death Saturday in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Muslim militants, police said. A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique was attacked on his way to the state-run university in the city of Rajshahi, where he taught English, deputy police commissioner Nahidul Islam said. The attackers used sharp weapons and fled the scene immediately, Islam said.
The attack was similar to recent killings of atheist bloggers in Muslim-majority Bangladesh by radical Islamists. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, accusing Siddique of calling for atheism, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites." (04/23/16)

http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20160423/university-professor-hacked-to-death-in-bangladesh  

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Jerusalem bus explosion that wounded at least 21 was a terror attack, Israeli police say

April 19, 2016
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 21 people in what police said was a 'terror attack' and raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks that ravaged Israeli cities a decade ago. ... It was not clear how many people were on the bus at the time it exploded. Police said the blast was caused by an explosive device detonated at the back of the vehicle. ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed retaliation." (04/18/16)

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-jerusalem-explosion-20160418-story.html  

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Belgium: Two charged, three detained over Brussels, Paris attacks

April 12, 2016
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Reuters    

"Belgium has charged two more men with terrorist offences linked to last month's bombings in Brussels and also searched a house related to the attacks in Paris, detaining three people, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday." (04/12/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-blast-idUSKCN0X90JV  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab attack in capital kills five

April 11, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least five people have been killed and seven wounded after a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant near a local government building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The attacker drove a car packed with explosives outside the busy restaurant, a spokesman from the mayor's office told the BBC. Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it was behind the attack." (04/11/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36013862  

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Official: Kerry won’t offer US apology for deadliest terror attack in history

April 10, 2016
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won't say sorry for America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial. A U.S. official traveling with Kerry ruled out an apology ahead of Monday's tour with other foreign ministers of the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in the city where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. in the closing days of World War II more than 70 years ago." (04/10/16)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-john-kerry-hiroshima-20160410-story.html  

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Don’t forget Lahore

March 31, 2016
posted by

Gracy Olmstead The American Conservative
by Gracy Olmstead  

"[I]t often seems that the U.S. does not respond with the same gravity to atrocities that happen in non-Western countries. We change our profile pictures and update our statuses for Paris, but it barely registers in our news feed reading when similar -- or worse -- things happen in other countries. Yet it also seems that some particular details from the Sunday blast should have caught the attention of the media with greater speed and alarm than they did: the people killed in Pakistan on Sunday were mainly women and children, and mainly Christian. They were celebrating Easter together. The bomb was set off near a playground area. At least 29 children were killed -- almost equal to the entire death toll of the Brussels attacks. Honestly, I wonder whether I would have even noticed the news headlines about the bombing, if it wasn’t for Facebook’s mistaken safety check that it sent to my phone." (03/30/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/olmstead/dont-forget-lahore/  

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Pope urges Pakistan to protect Christians after Lahore bombing

March 30, 2016
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Newsweek    

"Pope Francis has called on Pakistan to protect Christians and the country’s other religious minorities after a Taliban faction targeted worshippers celebrating Easter. The Argentine pontiff denounced the 'vile and senseless' suicide bombing in a public park in Lahore on Sunday, in which at least 70 people were killed, in an address to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Monday. Francis appealed to the Pakistani 'civil authorities and all community leaders ... to do everything possible to ensure the security and serenity of the population, particularly the most vulnerable religious minorities.'" (03/30/16)

http://www.newsweek.com/pope-francis-pakistan-easter-attack-taliban-442008  

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