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Boko Haram suspects arrested after gunfight: Nigeria police

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Boko Haram suspects arrested after gunfight: Nigeria police

- Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Police in the northern Nigerian city of Kano said they arrested five suspected Boko Haram militants after a gunfight Sunday, marking a flare-up of jihadist violence in the city. The suspects were taken into custody on the outskirts of the city as they were about to launch attacks on markets and "places of worship", Kano state police chief Rabiu Yusuf told reporters
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U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State

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U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State

- Photo WASHINGTON — An Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii was charged with trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to the Islamic State, after undercover F.B.I. agents documented his offers of support to the militant group in a series of meetings in June and July, according to an indictment. Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, was arrested on July 8 and charged in an indictment filed in the United States District Court of Hawaii on Friday
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How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’

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How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’

- On the day the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to one of the greatest weapons bonanzas ever to fall to a terrorist group: a large metropolis dotted with military bases and garrisons stocked with guns, bombs, rockets and even battle tanks. But the most fearsome weapon in Mosul on that day was never used by the terrorists
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US sergeant in Hawaii arrested on charges of helping Islamic State

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US sergeant in Hawaii arrested on charges of helping Islamic State

- A US Army sergeant who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now stationed in Hawaii has been arrested on charges of providing material support to Islamic State extremists, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says. Ikaika Kang, 34, assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, has been under investigation by the army and FBI for more than a year and was taken into custody by FBI agents on Saturday, according to a bureau statement provided to Reuters
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U.S. Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

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U.S. Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

- (Reuters) - A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State, allowing the case to move to a federal trial without a preliminary hearing, officials said on Saturday. Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is being held in jail and is scheduled to appear in court in Honolulu on Monday to face charges
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ISIS was a symptom. State collapse is the disease

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ISIS was a symptom. State collapse is the disease

- The collapse this month of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has been greeted with joy and relief in many quarters, especially among the millions of civilians who directly suffered the extremist group’s rule. Much of the predictable analysis has focused on long-term trends that will continue to trouble the world: the resonance of extremist jihadi messaging, the persistence of sectarian conflict, the difficulty of holding together disparate coalitions like the clumsy behemoth that ousted ISIS from its strongholds in Raqqa and Mosul
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U.S. Kills Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan

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U.S. Kills Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan

- AFGHANISTAN — The Pentagon said Friday that US forces have killed Abu Sayed, the leader of ISIS-Khorasan, the terror group’s Afghanistan affiliate. The “Emir” of ISIS-K was killed “in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar Province, July 11,” Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement. She went on to describe the strike as a “raid” that also “killed other ISIS-K members
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FBI: U.S. soldier arrested after pledging loyalty to ISIS group

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FBI: U.S. soldier arrested after pledging loyalty to ISIS group

- HONOLULU - An active-duty U.S. soldier has been arrested on terrorism charges that accuse him of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and saying he wanted to kill "a bunch of people." The FBI took Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang into custody over the weekend in a Honolulu suburb after a yearlong investigation involving multiple undercover officers and confidential informants
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U.S. soldier arrested for being ISIS sympathizer may have believed in 9/11, moon landing conspiracies

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U.S. soldier arrested for being ISIS sympathizer may have believed in 9/11, moon landing conspiracies

- HONOLULU – A U.S. soldier accused of wanting to commit a mass shooting after pledging loyalty to the Islamic State group believed the moon landing was faked, questioned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and thought the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job coordinated by the U.S. government, according to a former Army bunkmate.Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was ordered held without bail in federal court in Honolulu Thursday after a brief detention hearing
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U.S. soldier accused of supporting ISIS thought 9/11 was an inside job

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U.S. soldier accused of supporting ISIS thought 9/11 was an inside job

- HONOLULU -- A former bunk mate of a U.S. soldier accused of pledging loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group says they debated conspiracy theories. Dustin Lyles says Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang believed the moon landing was faked, questioned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and thought the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job coordinated by the U
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Soldier remained in Army despite support for Islamic State

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Soldier remained in Army despite support for Islamic State

- By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) - The Army knew Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang had shown support for Islamic State years ago. It even took away his security clearance for a while. But he stayed in the service, deploying to Afghanistan in 2013. Then, last weekend, the FBI arrested the 34-year-old on terrorism charges following a yearlong investigation, shortly after Kang declared his loyalty to the terrorist group and exclaimed that he wanted to "kill a bunch of people," according to authorities
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Army knew of soldier's support for Islamic State years before arrest

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Army knew of soldier's support for Islamic State years before arrest

- The Army knew Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang had shown support for Islamic State years ago. It even took away his security clearance for a while. But he stayed in the service, deploying to Afghanistan in 2013. Then, last weekend, the FBI arrested the 34-year-old on terrorism charges following a yearlong investigation, shortly after Kang declared his loyalty to the terrorist group and exclaimed that he wanted to "kill a bunch of people," according to authorities
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US soldier pledged allegiance to Islamic State group

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US soldier pledged allegiance to Islamic State group

- Related Coverage (ABC News) — An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped purchase a drone for it to use against American forces and said he wanted to use his rifle to “kill a bunch of people,” according to an FBI affidavit. Ikaika Kang, a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Honolulu
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American Army Soldier Accused Of Providing Information To ISIS

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American Army Soldier Accused Of Providing Information To ISIS

- HONOLULU (AP) -- An active duty U.S. soldier was arrested on terrorism charges after authorities say he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and said he wanted to "kill a bunch of people." The FBI arrested Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 34, in a suburb of Honolulu over the weekend after a yearlong investigation involving multiple undercover officers and confidential informants
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'Confirmed information' that Islamic State chief Baghdadi is dead: Syrian Observatory

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'Confirmed information' that Islamic State chief Baghdadi is dead: Syrian Observatory

- By Lisa Barrington and Ellen Francis. CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed. The report came just days after the Iraqi army recaptured the last sectors of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which Baghdadi's forces overran almost exactly three years ago
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US soldier accused of pledging loyalty to Islamic State

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US soldier accused of pledging loyalty to Islamic State

- HONOLULU — An active duty soldier was arrested on terrorism charges after authorities say he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and said he wanted to ‘‘kill a bunch of people.’’ The FBI arrested Sergeant 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 34, in a suburb of Honolulu over the weekend after a yearlong investigation involving multiple undercover officers and confidential informants. He made an initial appearance in federal court on Monday
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FBI: Hawaii Soldier Pledged Allegiance To ISIS, Wanted To Kill 'Bunch Of People'

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FBI: Hawaii Soldier Pledged Allegiance To ISIS, Wanted To Kill 'Bunch Of People'

- HNN Staff, Hawaii News Now. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -An active duty Hawaii soldier who was arrested for allegedly trying to provide material support and training to the Islamic State told an undercover federal agent Saturday that he wanted to kill "a bunch of people." A criminal complaint alleges that Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, was arrested at his Waipahu apartment Saturday, shortly after pledging his loyalty to ISIS and making the threatening statement
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  • U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State
    U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State

    , nytimes.com

    Photo WASHINGTON — An Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii was charged with trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to the Islamic State, after undercover F.B.I. agents documented his offers of support to the militant group in a series of meetings in June and July, according to an indictment. Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, was arrested on July 8 and charged in an indictment filed in the United States District Court of Hawaii on Friday
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ISIS

  • US sergeant in Hawaii arrested on charges of helping Islamic State
    US sergeant in Hawaii arrested on charges of helping Islamic State

    , stuff.co.nz

    A US Army sergeant who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now stationed in Hawaii has been arrested on charges of providing material support to Islamic State extremists, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says. Ikaika Kang, 34, assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, has been under investigation by the army and FBI for more than a year and was taken into custody by FBI agents on Saturday, according to a bureau statement provided to Reuters
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Boko Haram

  • 2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School
    2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School

    , huffingtonpost.com

    Two of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 are telling their story. Joy Bishara, 20, and Lydia Pogu, 19, are among the 57 girls who were able to escape from the terrorist group. The duo gave People a detailed account of horrors they faced when the gunmen invaded their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and the events that followed
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Al-Qaeda

  • Accused al Qaeda supporter pleads guilty to ordering hit on federal judge
    Accused al Qaeda supporter pleads guilty to ordering hit on federal judge

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    (CNN)An Indian citizen, whom federal prosecutors say forked over thousands of dollars to former al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki and then later tried to have the judge overseeing his criminal case in Ohio murdered, pleaded guilty Monday. Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 39, admitted to conspiring with three associates to provide $22,000, equipment and "other assistance" to Al-Awlaki in 2009 "to support violent jihad" against US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, according to a Justice Department press release
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ISIL

  • Police involved in shooting at state liquor store off I-95
    Police involved in shooting at state liquor store off I-95

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    WEBVTT WITNESSES DESCRIBED FRIGHTENINGMOMENTS.>> IT WAS SCARY.>> NO OTHER WORD TO DESCRIBEWHAT PLAYED OUT HERE TUESDAYAFTERNOON.>> ISIL 10-12 COPS WITH GUNSDRAWN.I IMMEDIATELY TRIED TO SEEKSHELTER.WHAT SHE WAS ON HER WAY TO THEBEACH WHEN SHE MADE A QUICK STOPHERE AND FOUND HERSELF TAKINGCOVER.>> I DROVE BEHIND A TRACTORTRAILER.>> THE BUSY STORE NEXT TO A BUSYHIGHWAY EVACUATED.>> WHEN I CAME IN THE GUY WAS INBETWEEN THE STORE AND THE GLASSDOORS IN THE CAR
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HSM

  • U.S. air strike hits al Shabaab, Somalia says base destroyed
    U.S. air strike hits al Shabaab, Somalia says base destroyed

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    The United States carried out an air strike on al Shabaab militants in Somalia on Sunday, and Somalia said its special forces had joined in the attack to destroy one of the group's main training and command posts. The Pentagon estimated that the strike, in response to attacks in Somalia by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, killed eight militants. The strike was the first by the United States in Somalia under new authorities granted by President Donald Trump in March and was conducted in coordination with regional partners, the Pentagon said
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