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CIA ‘warned Spanish police of possible Barcelona attack’

The CIA told Los Mossos, the Catalonian regional police force, that Barcelona was a top target for jihadist terrorists as recently as June this year, El Peridoco, a local paper, reported on Friday.  

“Two months ago the Central Intelligence Agency passed a notice to the Catalan autonomous police,”the paper said. “It even warned of the risk to Las Ramblas,” the pedestrian thoroughfare hit by an attack on Thursday

The Telegraph could not immediately verify the report.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/18/cia-warned-spanish-police-possible-barcelona-attack-two-months/

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Night of eerie silence in Barcelona after car rampage

Barcelona (AFP) – In Barcelona’s old town, dozens of stunned tourists dressed in shorts and t-shirts stood behind security tape in the early hours, witnesses to the shocking attack on the famous boulevard of Las Ramblas.

Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 injured when a white van sped into the historic promenade, which was packed with tourists, knocking people down in a scene of chaos and horror.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/night-eerie-silence-barcelona-car-rampage-053507855.html

Al Qaeda Publishes Blueprint for Attacks on Key U.S. Transportation Systems

The al Qaeda terror group’s chief bomb maker has published a blueprint for new attacks on U.S. transportation systems, including planes, trains, and boats, which the terror group views as “prime targets,” according to a copy of a lengthy manifesto that provides a guide for would-be terrorists to launch attacks.

Ibrahim al-Asiri, a top al Qaeda leader known as the terror group’s chief bomb maker, detailed the extremist organization’s plans to target U.S. passenger and shipping transportation services, which the terror organization views as weak links ripe for attack.

While al Qaeda’s operations have been weakened by years of U.S. attacks on its key locations and apparatus, it has increasingly relied on promulgating its radical ideology to so-called “lone wolfs” who are not officially affiliated with the group but who are capable of carrying out terror attacks without detection by American authorities.

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http://freebeacon.com/national-security/al-qaeda-publishes-blueprint-attacks-key-u-s-transportation-systems/

‘ISIS fanatics plotted to crash two 186mph trains into each other then use a truck bomb to blow up Vladimir Putin’s Navy Day celebrations’

RUSSIAN Security Forces are believed to have detained a jihadist cell accused of planning to crash two trains and drive a truck through a crowd on Russia’s Navy Day. The cell allegedly planned to disrupt traditional celebrations in St Petersburg, held on 30 July, with the explosive vehicle.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4216683/isis-fanatics-plotted-to-crash-two-186mph-trains-into-each-other-then-use-a-truck-bomb-to-blow-up-vladimir-putins-navy-day-celebrations/

Russian ‘ISIS fanatic’ who ‘plotted to crash a US plane by flying a DRONE into it’ is arrested in Turkey

A SUSPECTED ISIS jihadi has been arrested in Turkey after allegedly plotting to down a US jet using a drone, police said today. Turkish cops swooped to detain the Russian national who it says was planning the terror attack against US forces based at the Incirlik air base, which is used by Nato forces.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4214321/russian-isis-fanatic-arrest-turkey-drone-plane-crash/

Palestinian Authority’s 2017 Budget Shows ‘Huge Increase’ in Funding for Terror Payments | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

The Palestinian Authority’s 2017 budget shows a “huge increase” in the funding of salaries for imprisoned terrorists and the families of “martyrs,” an Israeli research institute revealed on Wednesday.

According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the amount of money allocated by the PA for payments to terrorists jailed in Israel rose 13% this year to $158 million — compared to $135 million in 2016. During the same time frame, disbursements for family members of dead terrorists increased by 4% — to $197 million from $183 million.

Overall, PMW said, the PA is spending $355 million this year on the direct funding of terrorism.

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https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/07/19/palestinian-authoritys-2017-budget-shows-huge-increase-in-funding-for-terror-payments/

Feds confirm ISIS investigations underway in NC | Charlotte Observer

A domestic-terrorism expert told the Observer this week that the North Carolina probes are among some 1,000 active FBI investigations into ISIS-related threats encompassing all 50 states.

One case involves a 29-year-old Waxhaw man accused of lying to the FBI when he denied he told someone he planned to fly to Syria to fight with ISIS while helping others get there to do the same, according to a bill of indictment unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte.

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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article158862704.html

OCC student suspended after filming teacher saying Trump’s election was ‘an act of terrorism’


The college suspended Caleb O’Neil for the current semester and the summer term, saying he violated a Coast Community College District policy prohibiting recording someone on district property without that person’s consent.
“It is my hope that this experience will lead you to truly think through your actions and the consequences of those actions when making decisions in the future,” Victoria Lugo, interim dean of students, wrote in a Feb. 9 letter to O’Neil, whose video clips of instructor Olga Perez Stable Cox in December went viral.

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http://m.ocregister.com/articles/college-744067-neil-cox.html