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U.S. teen caught fighting for ISIS in Syria

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/10/19, 11:34 am

A Kurdish militia group allied with the United States said Wednesday it captured an American teenager among a group of foreigners fighting for Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) seized the militants in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, where ISIS still holds pockets of territory amid fierce fighting. In a statement, the YPG identified the 16-year-old American teenager as Soulay Noah Su. The U.S. State Department has not confirmed the report. On Sunday, the Kurdish group announced the capture of five foreign fighters, including two U.S.

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U.S. kills terrorist involved in USS Cole attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/07/19, 10:45 am

A U.S. airstrike in Yemen last week killed an al-Qaeda member suspected of helping plot the fatal bombing of the USS Cole nearly 20 years ago, the U.S. Central Command said Sunday. Navy spokesman Capt. William Urban said the military confirmed through “a deliberate assessment process” that Jamal al-Badawi died in the Jan. 1 strike east of Sanaa, the capital city. On Oct. 12, 2000, suicide bombers in an explosives-filled boat attacked the Cole as it was refueling at the Yemeni port of Aden, killing 17 U.S. sailors and injuring at least 30 others.

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Manchester stabbing suspect held under Mental Health Act

by Mickey McLean
Posted 1/02/19, 10:20 am

Police in Manchester, England, have detained the lone suspect in a New Year’s Eve stabbing under Britain’s Mental Health Act and are treating the incident as a terrorist act. The attacker is accused of stabbing three people, including a British Transport police sergeant, while shouting Islamic slogans at Manchester’s Victoria Station. Police have yet to identify the 25-year-old man who was arrested at the scene and later examined by medical personnel and have searched his Manchester home for evidence.

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