Terrorism
Associated Press/Photo by FBI/U.S Attorney’s Office, District of Hawaii

U.S. soldier pleads guilty to helping ISIS

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/30/18, 11:33 am

A U.S. Army sergeant in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing secret military information and other forms of support to undercover agents he believed belonged to Islamic State (ISIS). Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang admitted to four counts of aiding and assisting a known terror organization.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rahmat Gul

Afghanistan frees 149 hostages held by the Taliban

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/20/18, 11:35 am

Afghan forces on Monday rescued 149 hostages from the Taliban hours after their kidnapping, officials said. The militants attacked a convoy of three buses traveling through the Khan Abad district in the country’s northern Kunduz province. The passengers were traveling to Kabul, the capital city, from Badakhshan and Takhar provinces when the militants ambushed them. Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the militants still held 21 hostages as Afghan forces continued to engage them. At least 21 Taliban militants died in the fighting, Rahimi said.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rich Pedroncelli

Accused terrorist gained refugee status

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/16/18, 12:51 pm

The FBI arrested a man in Sacramento, Calif., who, before he came to the United States as a refugee, allegedly committed acts of terror as an Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda operative in Iraq. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, is accused of killing a police officer, planting improvised bombs, robbing supply trucks, and other crimes. The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested him on a warrant issued in May by a Baghdad court. U.S. officials plan to extradite him to Iraq.

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