Newsletter - TEW Related Newshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related Newsen-us2019-04-19T00:08:07.3557854-05:00Police foil possible terror truck attack outside Washington, D.C.https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53984/9/2019 12:26:56 PMA Maryland man has been arrested for an Islamic State-inspired terror plot to run down pedestrians with a stolen truck. Federal prosecutors will argue in a court appearance Tuesday that 28-year-old Rondell Henry should remain in detention pending&nbsp;trial.India, Saudi Arabia to deepen cooperation to fight terrorismhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53713/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>NEW DELHI (AP) &#8212; India and Saudi Arabia on Monday agreed to set up a strategic partnership council to deepen cooperation to combat terrorism.</p><div><br></div>Stabbing of guards at French prison treated as terror attackhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53763/5/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>PARIS (AP) &#8212; A prison inmate suspected of injuring two guards with a knife and locking himself inside a visiting room has been arrested, French Interior minister Christophe Castaner said Tuesday.</p><div><br></div>Israel fighting Iran's efforts to upgrade Hezbollah's rocketshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53462/22/2019 12:00:00 AMIsrael has been countering Iranian efforts to use suitcases to smuggle GPS components into Syria to upgrade Hezbollah&#8217;s rocket arsenal. In 2017, once it appeared that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would survive the civil war that was tearing his country apart, &#8220;Iran embarked on a grandiose plan for increasing its influence in the shattered country,&#8221; says an expert.Video shows attack on officer by accused ISIS followerhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53792/14/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>PHOENIX (AP) &#8212; A video released Thursday by authorities in metro Phoenix shows an avowed follower of the Islamic State throwing rocks at and wielding a knife toward a sheriff&#8217;s sergeant before the officer shot his attacker.</p><div><br></div>Philippine police: 5 church bombing suspects in custodyhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53232/4/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>MANILA, Philippines (AP) &#8212; Five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants accused of involvement in a deadly suicide attack at a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines have surrendered to authorities, the national police chief said Monday amid renewed terrorism fears.</p><div><br></div>3 Iraqi refugees arrested in Germany over attack plothttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53241/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>BERLIN (AP) &#8212; German authorities arrested three Iraqi refugees on Wednesday on allegations they were planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack, and searched properties in three states in connection with their investigation.</p><div><br></div>2 UN peacekeepers killed in attack in central Malihttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53091/25/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>BAMAKO, Mali (AP) &#8212; Two Sri Lankan peacekeepers with the United Nations force in Mali were killed Friday after their convoy struck an explosive device in the central Mopti region, the U.N. said.Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bombhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=52941/20/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) &#8212; Thousands of Colombians dressed in white poured into the streets Sunday to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded.</p><div><br></div>Georgia Man Plotted to Attack White House with Rocket, Authorities Sayhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53021/18/2019 12:00:00 AM<p class="p1">A 21-year-old Georgia man is in custody on suspicion of planning to blow up the White House.&nbsp;Hasher Jallal Taheb, of Cumming, Ga., was arrested on Jan.Man accused of plotting July 4 terror attack indictedhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=52981/17/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>CLEVELAND (AP) &#8212; An Ohio man accused of scouting locations for a terrorist attack during July 4 fireworks in downtown Cleveland has been charged with attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda.</p><div><br></div>Police: Arizona man carried out lone wolf attack on officerhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=52971/17/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>PHOENIX (AP) &#8212; An Arizona man facing a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff&#8217;s sergeant was carrying out a &#8220;lone wolf&#8221; attack, authorities said Thursday.</p><div><br></div>Al-Shabab Attacks Nairobi Hotel Complex, Killing 21https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53031/16/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>Somalia-based Islamist extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack on a hotel complex in Kenya&#8217;s capital that killed at least 21 people.</p><div><br></div>Pakistan kills 2 men linked to 2011 abduction of Americanhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53001/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) &#8212; Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in the country&#8217;s east before dawn Tuesday, killing two members of the Islamic State group linked to the 2011 al-Qaida abduction of American development worker Warren Weinstein, a senior counter-terrorism official said.</p><div><br></div>Former NCTC Director: Myth and Reality on Terrorists and the Southern Borderhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=52821/9/2019 12:00:00 AMOur federal courthouses and prisons are not filled with terrorists we&#8217;ve captured at the border. There is no wave of terrorist operatives waiting to cross overland into the United States.US says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombinghttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=53011/4/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>WASHINGTON (AP) &#8212; An American airstrike earlier this week targeted an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.Scores of Bomb Threats Emailed Across U.S. Demanding Bitcoin Ransomhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=525412/14/2018 12:00:00 AMThe FBI has responded to an undisclosed number of emailed bomb threats sent to businesses and other strategic locations across the United States demanding thousands of dollars in Bitcoin to avoid device detonation.&nbsp;<br>Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=525012/12/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>STRASBOURG, France (AP) &#8212; A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. France immediately raised its terror alert level.DECEMBER TERROR THREAT SNAPSHOThttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=524812/11/2018 12:00:00 AM<p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Washington, D.C.</span>&nbsp;&#8211; House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today released December&#8217;s&nbsp;<a href="https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/DecemberTTS.pdf" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">Terror Threat Snapshot</a>, a monthly assessment of the Committee&#8217;s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists.</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); text-decoration-line: underline;">Key Points&nbsp;</span></p><ul style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); margin: 0px; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px;"><a href="https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/canadian-man-found-guilty-committing-act-terrorism-transcending-national-boundaries-and-other" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">November 13, 2018</a>: Amor M.Deaths from terrorism fell for the third consecutive year, after peaking in 2014https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=525912/11/2018 12:00:00 AM<div class="subtilte-summary"><p>The Global Terrorism Index 2018, just released by the Institute for Economic&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Peace (IEP), shows the total number of deaths decreased by 27 percent in 2017, with the largest falls occurring in Iraq and Syria. A drop in fatalities was also reflected in country scores with 94 countries improving, compared to 46 that deteriorated.Man accused of plotting large-scale attack at Ohio synagoguehttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=525312/10/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) &#8212; Federal authorities said Monday they have charged two people involved in planning separate large-scale attacks &#8212; one who wanted to carry out a shooting at a synagogue and another who had been plotting to attack a bar and blow up a pipeline.</p><div><br></div>Soldier who tried to help terrorists gets 25-year sentencehttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=523312/4/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>HONOLULU (AP) &#8212; A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group.</p><div><br></div>Mexican Citizen Imprisoned for Operating Document Mill That Produced Over 1000 False IDshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=518911/8/2018 10:09:00 AM<p>A Mexican citizen who had been living in Marion was sentenced to more than four years in prison for operating a document mill that produced more than 1,000 false identification documents, as well as stealing the identity of another.</p><div><br></div>NOVEMBER TERROR THREAT SNAPSHOThttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=518611/8/2018 9:59:03 AM<p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Washington, D.C.</span>&nbsp;&#8211; House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today released November&#8217;s<a href="https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NovemberTTS.pdf" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">Terror Threat Snapshot</em></span></a><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">,</em></span><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">&nbsp;</em></span>a monthly assessment of the Committee&#8217;s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists.</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><u style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Key Points:</span></u></p><ul style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); margin: 0px; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px;">Five senior members of the Taliban, Mohammad Fazl, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa, Abdul Haq Wasiq, and Noorullah Noori&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/world/asia/taliban-five-guantanamo-qatar.html" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/world/asia/taliban-five-guantanamo-qatar.html" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">have all been appointed as members of the terrorist organization&#8217;s political office in Qatar</a>.Secret Service Intercepts Suspicious Devices Mailed to Obama, Hillary Clintonhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=517410/24/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to protectees, according to a Secret Service press release.