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Once promised paradise, IS fighters end up in mass graves

The Islamic State group once drew recruits from near and far with promises of paradise but now bodies of jihadists lie in mass graves or at the mercy of wild dogs as its “caliphate” collapses.

Flies buzz around human remains poking through the dusty earth in the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah, 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of Baghdad, at a hastily-dug pit containing the bodies of dozens of IS fighters killed in 2015.

“They should have ended up in the stomachs of stray dogs,” local police officer Mohammed al-Juburi told AFP.

“We buried them here not out of love but because we wanted to avoid diseases.”

At one stage, IS ruthlessly wielded power over a vast swathe of territory straddling Iraq and Syria, but a military onslaught on multiple fronts has seen its fiefdom shrink to a last few pockets.

Since the launch in 2014 of air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the group, a US-led coalition says around 80,000 jihadists have been killed. 

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http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/10/15/once-promised-paradise-is-fighters-end-up-in-mass-graves-.html

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FBI Director: Terrorist Drones To Come 

FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Congress on Wednesday that terrorist groups are looking to use drones to wage attacks in the U.S.

“I think we do know that terrorist organizations have an interest in using drones,” Wray testified in a hearing for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

“We’ve seen that overseas already with growing frequency. I think the expectation is that it’s coming here imminently. I think they are relatively easy to acquire, relatively easy to operate, and quite difficult to disrupt and monitor,” Wray added.

Nicholas Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center echoed Wray’s concerns.

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http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/27/fbi-director-terrorist-drones-coming-here-imminently-video/

Google and Facebook fined if terror material not removed

Google and Facebook face punishing fines unless they remove terrorist propaganda within a two-hour limit.

Theresa May will use a summit in New York tonight to warn the technology giants and their rivals that her patience is running out over their failure to clamp down on jihadi groups.

She will say they have only a month to make progress. If they don’t, the Government will legislate to make them liable for extremist content on their sites. Delay in removing the material would trigger fines.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4900836/Web-giants-fined-unless-remove-terror-material.html

Knifeman attacks French soldier in Paris, yells ISIS slogans 

A knife wielding man has attacked a French soldier outside a Metro station in Paris today while praising Allah.

The attacker approached the soldier from behind and then lunged at him with the blade at Chatelet metro station at 6.30am this morning.

The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4886906/Knifeman-attacks-French-soldier-Paris.html

Parsons Green Tube explosion sparks manhunt for terrorist

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced “a manhunt is underway” as bomb squads and counter-terror cops swarmed on the scene.

Police have revealed that the homemade bomb, likened to pressure cooker devices used in 2013’s Boston Marathon attack, did not fully detonate.

The 2013 bombs, which killed three and injured hundreds, were packed with nails and ball-bearings to cause maximum damage and it is not yet clear if today’s device had similar projectiles.

Theresa May is being kept informed of developments after the fifth major terror attack on British soil in six months.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4470415/parsons-green-tube-terrorist-search-latest-bomb-explosion

ISIS is planning a wave of attacks against Western targets 

ISIS is said to be planning a new wave of attacks against Western targets in an attempt to boost morale following crushing defeats in Syria and Iraq. 

An intelligence official has warned the terror group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to be alive and plotting his next evil move. 

After US-backed offensives in Mosul and Raqqa have seen Islamic State fighters all but wiped out, the expert warned a new generation of terror groups could emerge from the ashes. 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4861446/ISIS-planning-wave-attacks-against-Western-targets.html

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/

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/