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US warns of Christmas terror threat in Europe

–Washington (AFP) – The United States on Thursday updated its advice to travellers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Washington has a long-standing warning to its citizens to beware extremist attacks in European cities, and in recent years it has expressly warned of dangers at festive events. “Last year,

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Donald Trump threatened by ISIS as US Presidents arrives in Philippines 

The threats come as Trump this evening flies into the Philippines in the final stop of his tour of Asia. Security forces in the Philippines have been battling the threat of jihadis for years, with the city of Marawi being to reduced to rubble by ISIS. Terrorists have been circulating the image on encrypted messaging app Telegram – urging fighters to

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ISIS Group Behind World Cup Threats Vows ‘Greater’ Manhattan Attacks

–The pro-ISIS media group behind a recent string of threats against the 2018 World Cup lauded the Manhattan truck attack and warned of more bloodshed to come in posters distributed to online supporters today. The propaganda wave comes as official ISIS channels, including the affiliated Amaq news agency, have not yet taken credit for the attack — even as terror

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Dolphin Mall bomb suspect made ISIS-inspired videos, FBI says

–Miami man was trashing the U.S. government and its anti-terrorist actions around the world while a confidential informant listened to his every word. Vicente A. Solano told the informant that he wanted to carry out a terrorist attack at a crowded Miami-Dade mall on Black Friday, the big Christmas shopping day after Thanksgiving, according to federal authorities. The informant said

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Raqqa: Isis completely driven out of Syria ‘capital’ by US-backed forces 

–US-backed militias have completely taken Isis‘ de facto capital, Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday, in a major symbolic blow to the jihadist group. The fall of Raqqa, where Isis staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the movement’s collapsing fortunes. The city was used as a base

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Once promised paradise, IS fighters end up in mass graves

The Islamic State group once drew recruits from near and far with promises of paradise but now bodies of jihadists lie in mass graves or at the mercy of wild dogs as its “caliphate” collapses. Flies buzz around human remains poking through the dusty earth in the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah, 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of Baghdad, at a

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Inside my life as an ISIS sex slave 

–Haifa, a 36-year-old woman from Iraq’s Yazidi community, was taken as a sex slave by ISIS. Getty Images Warning: Graphic content After being captured by ISIS, a group of young girls were forced to stand against a wall while men groped their chests. “If she had breasts, then she was OK to rape,” said a Yazidi survivor recounting the experience.

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