Ohio man sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for supporting terrorism

An Ohio man who professed support for the Islamic State militant group was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday for soliciting the murder of U.S. military personnel, federal prosecutors said. Terrence McNeil of Akron, Ohio, had pleaded guilty in April to five counts of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and five… Read More Ohio man sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for supporting terrorism

U.S., Qatar sign agreement to combat financing of terrorism

The United States and Qatar signed an agreement on Tuesday aimed at combating the financing of terrorism, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha to try to end a month-long rift between Western-allied Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar last month, accusing it of… Read More U.S., Qatar sign agreement to combat financing of terrorism

Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants

Suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen seized and executed 17 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday, local officials and residents said. The soldiers were detained while travelling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city in Abyan province under al Qaeda control. The… Read More Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants

Four terrorism suspects shot dead by police during shootout in Kenya

Four terrorism suspects have been shot dead by police in the Kenyan coastal town of Malindi while two others escaped, police said. Police said the dead from Wednesday’s raid included Suleiman Mohamed Awadh, who features on a “most wanted criminals” list with a $20,000 (18,000 euro) bounty on his head. The list was issued after… Read More Four terrorism suspects shot dead by police during shootout in Kenya

Five charged with terror conspiracy in Sydney, Australia

Five suspects, including a 15-year-old boy, have been charged with conspiracy to plan a terrorist attack in Sydney following a series of counterterrorism raids across the city, according to Australian officials. Announcing the charges on Thursday, Australian police said they were becoming increasingly concerned about the growing number of teenagers becoming radicalized in the country.… Read More Five charged with terror conspiracy in Sydney, Australia

ISIS terrorists kill an Iranian military commander

The French military carried out airstrikes overnight against ISIS targets in Raqqa, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian tweeted on Friday. Last month, France announced it would expand its campaign against ISIS, which had been limited to Iraq, to include ISIS positions in Syria. France’s first strikes were carried out in late September. Iranian state… Read More ISIS terrorists kill an Iranian military commander

DSS arrests Boko Haram commander linked to suicide attacks

Nigeria’s secret police on Sunday, disclosed that it had arrested notable Boko Haram suspects, including a key commander, linked with several suicide attacks across the country, reports AFP. The Department of State Services (DSS) said in a statement said that Usman Shuiabu known as Money and other frontline members of the hardline Islamist group were… Read More DSS arrests Boko Haram commander linked to suicide attacks