Terrorism
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Coast Guard member had hit list of Democrats

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/21/19, 12:11 pm

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant is set to appear in federal court Thursday after his arrest last week in connection with a domestic terror plot. Christopher Paul Hasson allegedly drafted an email in June 2017 in which he said he was “dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth” and pondering how he might be able to acquire anthrax and toxins to create botulism or a deadly influenza, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland.

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U.S. blocks ISIS bride from returning

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/21/19, 11:37 am

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered the State Department to bar an Alabama woman who joined Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria from returning to the United States. Hoda Muthana, 24, told The Guardian last week at a refugee camp in northern Syria that she was brainwashed online and regrets joining the group. Muthana left for Syria in 2014, married several ISIS fighters, and now has an 18-month-old son.

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Civilians evacuate last ISIS stronghold in Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/20/19, 11:24 am

A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians left the last Islamic State (ISIS)–controlled enclave in Syria on Wednesday, as U.S.-backed forces continued an offensive operation in the region. Witnesses said at least 17 trucks carrying men, women, and children left the eastern town of Baghouz in Deir al-Zour province, the militants’ last patch of territory along the Euphrates River about a mile from the Iraqi border. Officials believe about 300 ISIS militants remain in the town.

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