Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism chief warns new attack on London is likely after lockdown

Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism chief today urged Londoners to be on the alert for potential extremists as he warned a new attack on the capital is likely as the country emerges from lockdown. Commander Richard Smith said counter-terrorism officers and MI5 are pursuing 800 different leads and investigations into possible deadly plots and that the public help in providing further tip-offs was vital in preventing more killings. He added there was a real threat that had…

Deadly grenade attacks rock Nigeria Borno state

Nigeria north-eastern city of Maiduguri, in Borno state, has been hit by a number of explosions, according to eyewitnesses. Emergency services say three people have died and six injured. Residents in the city had been preparing for Muslim holiday celebrations of Eid al-Adha. The explosions are reported to have taken place inside the city early Thursday evening. The head of security for Borno state Emergency Management Agency, Bello Danbatta, said that four rocket-propelled grenades were…

New ISIS video calls for arson attacks on Western countries.

The video is entitled Incite the Believers and urges ISIS followers to start a campaign of arson attacks in the name of the terrorist organization. A new video released by ISIS terrorists urges followers to begin a campaign of arson attacks. The four minute-long video is the first new marching orders in a long time from ISIS propaganda wing, pushing followers to fight fire with fire, literally. The animated tightly-produced video is entitled Incite the…

Georgia man accused of White House attack plot gets 15 years

ATLANTA — A Georgia man accused of plotting to attack the White House with an antitank rocket and explosives was sentenced Thursday to serve 15 years in prison, according to online court records.Hasher Jallal Taheb had pleaded guilty in April to attempted destruction of government property by fire or explosive. His prison sentence is to be followed by three years of supervised release. Taheb had made clear that his goal in acquiring numerous weapons and…

FBI: Arizona Woman Tried to Join al-Qaeda

FBI: Arizona Woman Tried to Join al-Qaeda, Sent Terror Group Gift Card for Rifle Scopes John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Michael Bailey, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Jill Sanborn, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, and Sean Kaul, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Phoenix Field Office, announced that on July 22, 2020, Jill Marie Jones, 35, of Chandler, Ariz., was arrested for attempting to provide…

IS prisoner issue a ticking timebomb for the West

It is feared that released foreign fighters could resort to attacks on home soilThe latent danger posed by thousands of defeated and captured fighters who joined the Islamic State (IS) group is festering and growing in the squalid, overcrowded prison camps of north-east Syria, where riots and attempted breakouts are becoming commonplace. IS has vowed to liberate them, along with their wives and dependants, while a people-smuggling network is reportedly being put together using bribery…

TiNYg/ISRM Virtual Conference. 27-29 July 2020

Dear TINYg member I am delighted to announce that TINYg are developing the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM): https://www.theisrm.org/ Our organisations have a great deal in common and share many members. It is with great pleasure that we celebrate this important milestone, by inviting you to join the ISRM 3-day virtual conference from 27th-29th July, with a 2-hour webinar each day (12.00-200pm BST).  The overarching themes will…

Terror suspect plotted attack on UK mosque leader

A terror suspect who endorsed a Reading-style knife rampage paid for a gladiator-style sword, a bullet proof vest and a balaclava as part of a planned attack on a mosque leader, prosecutors have alleged today. Sahayb Aweys Munye Abu, 27, alleged to have had pro-terrorist conversation. Prosecutors allege he spoke of attack on imam of a mosque in online discussion. He was arrested as part of anti-terror raids in London and Leicestershire in July Sahayb…

Alleged ISIS member from Calgary charged with terrorism: RCMP

Monday’s arrest followed a seven-year investigation. Premier Jason Kenney said he was pleased to see terrorism charges laid against an alleged Calgary ISIS member. A Calgary man has been charged with terrorism offences for allegedly travelling to Syria in 2013 and joining the so-called Islamic State, the RCMP said on Wednesday. The charges allege that Hussein Sobhe Borhot participated in a kidnapping on behalf of ISIS. The arrest of the 34-year-old followed what police described…

Gunman hijacks Ukraine bus and threatens to blow everything up

Ukrainian troops ended a bus hijacking by an armed ex-convict yesterday and freed the hostages that he had been holding at gunpoint all day. The man took 13 passengers hostage after climbing aboard the bus in the city of Lutsk in the morning rush hour. He threw explosives out at one stage and threatened to blow everything up. Video shot of the end of the incident showed what appeared to be an explosion behind the…