Newsletter - TEW Related Newshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related Newsen-us2019-12-14T10:40:55.5444426-06:00US citizen raised in San Diego faces new terrorism chargeshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=568312/2/2019 12:00:00 AM<p class="Component-root-0-2-47 Component-p-0-2-40">SAN DIEGO (AP) &#8212; A U.S. citizen on the FBI&#8217;s Most Wanted Terrorist List has been charged with additional crimes involving ties to Somalia&#8217;s al-Shabaab rebel group, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.Missouri Man Sentenced for Providing Material Support to Terroristshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=565011/14/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, aka Siki Ramiz Hodzic, 45, of St. Louis County, Missouri, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists.Suicide bomber attacks Indonesian police station, wounding 6https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=565111/13/2019 12:00:00 AM<p class="Component-root-0-2-47 Component-p-0-2-40">MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) &#8212; A suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy police station in Indonesia&#8217;s third-largest city on Wednesday, wounding at least six people.</p><div><br></div>FBI translator whose own voice was intercepted pleads guiltyhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=565411/8/2019 12:00:00 AM<p class="Component-root-0-2-42 Component-p-0-2-35">ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) &#8212; A former FBI translator charged with altering transcripts after his own voice was caught on intercepts with terrorism suspects has pleaded guilty to making false statements.UK reduces its terror threat level to ‘substantial’https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=565511/4/2019 12:00:00 AM<p class="Component-root-0-2-42 Component-p-0-2-35">LONDON (AP) &#8212; Security officials downgraded Britain&#8217;s terrorism threat level on Monday from &#8220;severe&#8221; to &#8220;substantial,&#8221; with officials saying the country now sees an attack as &#8220;likely&#8221; rather than &#8220;highly likely.&#8221;&nbsp;</p><div><br></div>Egypt wants Sudan off US terror listhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=55909/9/2019 3:05:35 PM<p class="c0123 c0118">CAIRO (AP) &#8212; Egypt&#8217;s foreign minister on Monday called for more support for neighboring Sudan&#8217;s new civilian-led government, including getting it off the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism.Baltimore Police Respond After Suspicious Vehicle With 1,000 Gallons Of Gasoline Found Near Inner Harborhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=55889/9/2019 2:34:59 PM<p>BALTIMORE (WJZ) &#8212;&nbsp;Police are investigating a suspicious vehicle that&#8217;s leaking gas in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.</p><div><br></div>American Foreign Fighters: Jihadism Beyond Syria and Iraqhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=55929/3/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>The Program on Extremism at George Washington University has published its latest report on American foreign fighters,&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ymmOjzm1B2yut06NJtQO-G3cFMw1vABMRxgY7qJTr-WhM_h_NVN-SVYyE7upU9Ka9dBn-XXtTW_ZXH41zsvR-V1jIIBXzQRpaSEjX_SIkI2QIVfER_MoAakPKid3dVf3qHWUXqwUFIv5-53DlKmG0dmAlNBdmm0BCuu8cDfxAhy3MGnxNc-J4qiG0sCxtprLc17CAGZAKTFOuXWEgGLo1MD0ubA_si1sTqPL_49cGe6OP98e6WFyW44AKIgfsHvBn4Zhs_LaVD2R5h2ZIqu_VQ==&amp;c=TelFQlMWq2XBYddyczzOxvpK8lJHTVKFis3nvDVCM8mDBf6lPJixAA==&amp;ch=NmiVJxBPKfREEknUoX_avAPRrQ62lNPzrL8Xt4fg_Zc2PGUFHBTv9w==">The Other Travelers: American Jihadist Beyond Syria and Iraq</a>. Authored by Program on Extremism&nbsp;researchers&nbsp;Seamus Hughes, Emily Blackburn, and Andrew Mines, it identifies 36 American foreign fighters who have traveled to foreign conflict zones beyond Syria and Iraq.U.S. Now Has an Active Shooter Nearly Every Two Weeks, FBI Says After Texas Killing Spreehttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=55939/1/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>A man pulled over by Texas troopers for a traffic violation Saturday afternoon went on a killing spree that took the lives of seven and injured 22 &#8212; including a 17-month-old girl &#8212; and ended with the shooter being killed by police in a movie theater parking lot.</p><div><br></div>DHS to test smart cities technology in St. Louis to improve public safetyhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=55948/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&amp;T) is launching a pilot program in St. Louis to integrate smart cities technology into the public safety infrastructure.Lessons from Columbine: Testing “Run, Hide, Fight” Approach to Active Shooter Situationshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=55267/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<div class="subtilte-summary"><p class="MsoNormal">&#8220;Run, hide, fight!&#8221; It has become a mantra for how to act during an active shooter situation. The idea is to escape the situation or protect oneself, and counter the gunman as a last resort.Fixations and Red Flags: NTAC Report Narrows Down Warning Signs of 2018’s Mass Attackershttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=55227/9/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>A new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.secretservice.gov/data/press/reports/USSS_FY2019_MAPS.pdf">report</a>&nbsp;on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces, issued by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center, found that 85 percent of attackers had a &#8220;significant stressor&#8221; in the previous five years of their life, with more than half weathering financial instability.Tunisia: Alleged mastermind of twin suicide bombings killedhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=55217/3/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) &#8212; Authorities in Tunisia say the man who was the alleged &#8220;brain&#8221; behind twin suicide bombings that shook the capital last week was killed while being pursued by police.</p><div><br></div>Annual Terrorism Report Warns Al-Qaeda and Far-Right on the Rise as IS Stumbleshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54956/27/2019 3:03:53 PM<p>In 2018, terrorism continued to constitute a major threat to security in European Union (EU) Member States. Jihadist attacks like those in Tr&egrave;bes, Paris, Li&egrave;ge and Strasbourg killed a total of 13 people and injured many more.Synchronized suicide attacks target police in Tunis; 1 deadhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54926/27/2019 2:57:19 PM<p>TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) &#8212; Twin suicide attacks targeting security forces struck Tunisia&#8217;s capital on Thursday, killing a patrol officer and injuring at least eight people.</p><div><br></div>Man Accused of Plotting Attack on U.S. Embassy in Brussels as ISIS Highlights Diplomatic Targetshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54976/24/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>Belgian police said today they arrested a man, identified by only one letter, for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack against the U.S. Embassy in Brussels.Ex-police officer again gets 15 years on terror convictionhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54936/21/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) &#8212; A former police officer who tried to help the Islamic State by purchasing $245 in gift cards will still serve 15 years in prison, even though some of his convictions were tossed out on appeal.Feds Arrest NYC Man Who Allegedly Wanted to Shoot Up Times Square, Spoke of Suicide Vestshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54826/7/2019 12:00:00 AM<p class="paragraph" data-pnum="1">A man is under arrest after being investigated by the New York FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) for allegedly wanting to shoot up Times Square, after speaking about explosives, suicide vests and hand grenades, a senior law enforcement official familiar with the investigation tells News 4.</p><div><br></div>Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorismhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54525/21/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) &#8212; New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques.</p><div><br></div>FBI: 850 open investigations into domestic terrorismhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54575/8/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>WASHINGTON (AP) &#8212; The FBI has more than 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism across the country, and the threat continues to grow, top counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.</p><div><br></div>UN launches new program to disrupt terrorist fighter travelshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54585/7/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>UNITED NATIONS (AP) &#8212; The U.N. Office of Counter-Terrorism is launching a new program to help countries detect and disrupt travel by foreigners who have fought for extremist groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaida.Translator charged after his voice was intercepted on callshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54595/6/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) &#8212; A former FBI translator has been charged with doctoring transcripts in which his own name appeared on intercepts of phone calls placed by a terrorism suspect.Would-be NYC bomber gets 10 years in foiled al-Qaida plothttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54605/2/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>NEW YORK (AP) &#8212; A man who plotted to bomb New York City&#8217;s subways, then switched sides after his arrest and spent nearly a decade helping the U.S. identify and prosecute terrorists, was rewarded for his help Thursday with a sentence of 10 years in prison, effectively time he has already served.Army Vet Allegedly Planned Long Beach IED Attack, Wanted ‘Another Vegas Event’https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54314/29/2019 12:00:00 AM<p>A San Fernando Valley man was arrested Friday night after he received what he thought was a live bomb, but in fact was an inert explosive device that was delivered by an undercover law enforcement officer as part of an investigation by the FBI&#8217;s Joint Terrorism Task Force.</p><div><br></div>FBI thwarts terrorist plot in Los Angeleshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=54274/29/2019 12:00:00 AM<div class="subtilte-summary"><p>The&nbsp;FBI&nbsp;Monday said the agency had foiled a domestic terror plot by an American military veteran, who was aiming to attack &#8220;multiple targets&#8221; in Southern California, including Huntington Beach, the port of Long Beach, and the Santa Monica Pier. The suspect, identified as 26-year old Mark Steven Domingo of Reseda, California, is a recent convert to Islam.