14/03/22

Critical Infrastructure Daily Brief

Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center Critical Infrastructure Daily Brief  **UNCLASSIFIED ** (U) STIC is providing this information to our partner agencies for situational awareness. This document contains information obtained from open source information. While STIC has gone to great lengths to .....

09/03/22

US repatriates suspected '20th hijacker' of 9/11 from Guantanamo Bay

A Saudi man accused of being the "20th hijacker" in the 9/11 attacks has been released from detention at Guantanamo Bay, the US defence department says. Mohammed al-Qahtani, 46, was repatriated to Saudi Arabia after a review board determined that he no longer posed a "significant threat". The board noted his .....

08/03/22

Critical Infrastructure Daily Brief

Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center Critical Infrastructure Daily Brief  **UNCLASSIFIED ** (U) STIC is providing this information to our partner agencies for situational awareness. This document contains information obtained from open source information. While STIC has gone to great lengths to verify .....

07/03/22

US Supreme Court reimposes death penalty for Boston bomber

The US Supreme Court has re-imposed the death sentence for convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, reversing an earlier appeals court ruling to void it. Justices voted 6-3 to reject defence claims Tsarnaev's 2015 trial was conducted improperly. Three people died and 260 others were wounded in the 2013 .....

04/03/22

UK Teenager arrested on counter-terrorism charges in north London

A 19-year-old has been arrested by counter-terrorism officers in north London. The teenager was arrested on suspicion of engaging in Islamist-related terror activities on Thursday. He was arrested as part of an investigation led by the force’s Counter Terrorism Command, the Metropolitan Police said. The man was .....

28/02/22

Ericsson workers kidnapped after being sent to negotiate with Islamic State.

The telecoms company Ericsson put contractors' lives at risk by insisting they continued working in territory controlled by the Islamic State [IS] group in Iraq, according to a leaked Ericsson report seen by BBC News Arabic. This resulted in them being kidnapped by IS militants, the report finds. Ericsson is one of .....

23/02/22

UK - MI5 chief Ken McCallum: British extremists are travelling to Afghanistan

A British man was one of two suspected ISIS recruits caught while trying to enter Afghanistan this month. Ken McCallum, the director general of MI5, said the service has evidence of terrorist groups regrouping in Afghanistan and recruits are travelling to join them. In September Mr McCallum said that the Taliban .....

22/02/22

UK - Convicted bombers guilty of attacking prison officer

Three convicted terrorists, including Hashem Abedi who is serving life for 22 murders in the Manchester Arena bombing, have been found guilty of a "vicious attack" on a prison officer. Paul Edwards, 57, was attacked in his office in the high security unit of Belmarsh Prison in May 2020. Abedi, with Ahmed Hassan and .....

21/02/22

US begins counter-terrorism training in Africa amid upheaval

JACQUEVILLE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - The United States' yearly counter-terrorism training program for African forces began on Sunday in Ivory Coast at a time of upheaval in which Islamist fighters control large areas, coups are on the rise and French forces are winding down. The training program, known as Flintlock, .....

16/02/22

UK - ‘Eco-terrorist’ who planted bomb in Edinburgh park jailed

A self-styled eco-terrorist who planted a viable homemade bomb in a popular public park in central Edinburgh has been jailed for more than eight years. Nikolaos Karvounakis, originally from the Greek island of Crete, had placed the improvised device packed with 58 nails and sections of metal pipe in a shelter at .....