Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Somali security forces end terror attack that killed 26 at hotel

Somalia's security forces on Saturday ended an overnight attack by the al-Shabaab Islamist militant group on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayu that killed at least 26 and injured 56 others, a police officer said. (CBC)
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  • Somali-Canadian journalist among those killed in hotel terror attack
  • Islamic State supporter plotted to use driverless car in terror attack

    SHEFFIELD - An Islamic State (IS) supporter who was arrested amid fears of a Christmas terror plot has been found guilty of planning an attack using a remote-controlled explosive and a driverless car. Farhad Salah, 24, was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court after jurors heard that he messaged a contact on social media about using an autonomous vehicle to deliver a potentially deadly device. (Sky News)

    Hamas founder’s son quits terror group, details inner workings in interview with Israeli TV

    In a rare turn of events, the son of one of the founding members of the Hamas terror organization quit the group and detailed its inner workings to an Israeli television journalist. (i24 News)

    Canadian who helped suicide bombers sentenced to 26 years in American prison

    BROOKLYN - A Canadian citizen who helped plan an attack in 2009 has been sentenced to 26 years in an American prison. A Brooklyn federal court sentenced Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, an Iraqi-Canadian dual-citizen, for his role aiding the attackers in a suicide bombing that killed five American soldiers in Iraq. (True North)

    Charity suspended by CRA for funding terrorism gets Canada Summer Job Grant – again

    The Liberal government has awarded a $25,787 to the Islamic Society of North America-Canada (ISNA-Canada) under the controversial Canada Summer Jobs grant, despite the organization’s charity status being suspended for allegedly financing terrorism. (True North)

    Appeal dismissed for alleged Edmonton ISIS supporter set for extradition

    EDMONTON - Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi is charged in the U.S. with providing material support for terrorists and conspiring to provide material support for terrorists. A three judge panel ruled in the Court of Appeal of Alberta Tuesday that the extradition judge was correct in his ruling there is enough evidence to allow a jury to convict if properly instructed, meeting the bar for extradition. (Edmonton Journal)

    ‘Nothing to see here, folks’: What Canadians are increasingly being told about national security matters

    Whoddunit? What happened? Why’d it happen? It’s only natural that human beings will ask these questions if a shooting happens in their neighbourhood, a vehicle rams into pedestrians, or people in their city are arrested for having explosive devices. So natural that there are entire genres of books, movies and TV shows devoted to people asking these questions and doggedly pursuing answers. (Toronto Sun)

    French anti-terror police arrest Algerian national in Lyon bomb attack

    A 24-year-old man suspected of planting a parcel bomb in the centre of the French city of Lyon on Friday afternoon has been arrested along with his parents and another relative, the Paris prosecutor said on Monday. French judicial sources have confirmed the suspect is an Algerian national. (Financial Times)

    ‘Parcel bomb’ injures pedestrians in Lyon, France

    A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the centre of the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring eight people. Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street, including a girl aged eight, appear to have suffered superficial injuries. A cyclist was seen leaving the parcel outside a bakery on a street corner, reports say. (BBC)

    ‘American Taliban’ released from prison

    John Walker Lindh, the captured Islamic militant who at age 20 journeyed to Afghanistan to join the Taliban and fought alongside the terrorists in the days after 9/11,  was released from a U.S. federal prison in Indiana on Thursday, his lawyer confirmed to the Washington Post -- despite lawmakers' concerns about the “security and safety implications” of freeing an unrepentant terrorist who officials say continues to “openly call for extremist violence." (Fox News)

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