Terrorism News

The latest #WeekInTerror is up! Read about attacks in #Iraq and #Afghanistan in anticipation of our panel, or learn about attacks in #Ukraine and #Egypt.
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Although political and religious ideologies are often foremost in our analyses, money is primary to any terrorist attack, be it a small-scale, stand-alone attack or a large, complex operation.

Assad prepares to assault last rebel enclave near Damascus.

U.S. troops not leaving Syria until goals accomplished: Haley

US: Locked and loaded if Syria uses toxic gas again.

Fighters disguised as peacekeepers attack UN base in Mali.

Gen. Dunford on targets in Syria

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford says targets that were struck and destroyed were specifically “associated with the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program.” The targets included:- A scientific research center in Damascus- A chemical weapons storage facility located west of Homs- A chemical weapons equipment storage facility and command post near the second target https://cnn.it/2Hwvj0F

Slået op af CNN i 13. april 2018

"Success in Afghanistan depends on Afghans having a government that has been chosen in a manner that is widely accepted as reflecting the electorate’s desires: a government that derives its authority from the people; takes their needs into account; offers the best vision for the future; and delivers on its promises." - Ambassador Timothy Carney on the importance of democratic elections in Afghanistan.

At the time, Ambassador Carney was the Leader of the US Interagency Electoral Support Team in Afghanistan. RSVP now to learn more about his experiences there and his hopes for Afghanistan's future on April 25th.
#RiseToPeace #Afghanistan2020

Report: North Korean leader wants security guarantee from Washington #RisetoPeace

Missiles 'will be coming' to Syria, Trump warns Russia
- Reuters

Events in Syria will have no affect on upcoming Lebanese Parliamentary Elections. Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-Elections/2018/Apr-11/444792-machnouk-addresses-expat-vote-concerns.ashx

Saudi Crown Prince gives his views on Iran-Saudi relations and concerns over growing Iranian influence in the Middle East. He claims that if Iran acquires a nuclear weapon, Saudi Arabia will "surely follow suit."

If Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, Saudi Arabia will follow suit.

Saudi Arabia's crown prince warned in a US television interview that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit.Read more: https://trib.al/nFlvY5z

Slået op af The New Arab i 15. marts 2018

Team Rise to Peace in Washington, D.C. discussing the upcoming panel on Afghanistan and other projects coming up. #risetopeace @ Washington, District of Columbia

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Which threat stresses you out more: Climate Change or Terrorism? #RisetoPeace #Survey

Ahmad Mohibi, founder of Rise to Peace, comments on U.S. forces in #Syria and what it means for President Trump's Policy on whether or not to maintain a U.S. presence in the country on #TOLOnews

Ahmad Mohibi, founder of Rise to Peace, comments on U.S. forces in Syria and what it means for President Trump's Policy on whether or not to maintain a U.S. presence in the country.

Ahmad Mohibi, founder of Rise to Peace, comments on U.S. forces in #Syria and what it means for President Trump's Policy on whether or not to maintain a U.S. presence in the country on #TOLOnews

Slået op af Rise to Peace i 5. april 2018

Reports of an active shooter at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, California. We're live with updates on CBSN: https://cbsn.ws/2q2vokA

Al-Shabaab attack kills up to 46.
- The Guardian
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Syrian state media: last rebel group starts leaving Ghouta.
- Reuters

“Both the countries have again committed to strengthening information sharing on dangerous terrorist outfits and individuals while exchanging views on efforts to counter the financing of regional and global terrorist organisations.” #RisetoPeace

Gaza-Israel border: Clashes 'leave five Palestinians dead and hundreds injured'.
- BBC

Mine kills three, injures two de-miners in Nagorno-Karabakh.
- Reuters
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Afghan women took to the streets Tuesday in Afghanistan’s conservative Helmand province and joined an ongoing man-only sit-in demanding Taliban insurgents stop hostilities. #RisetoPeace #womenwagepeace

Palestinians prepare mass demonstrations along Gaza-Israel border.
- AP News

Syrian army prepares to launch 'huge' E Ghouta push.
- Al Jazeera

Suspected rebels kill at least 11 in northeastern Congo.
- Reuters
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"It is a concept and a word that has shaped politics worldwide for decades, all the more since September 11: terrorism. But what does “terrorism” really mean, actually? And how well do most people understand it?" #RisetoPeace

Did you know there were thirty terrorist attacks last week? Learn about what happened and what it means in Rise to Peace's Week in Terror Report.
#WiT #RiseToPeace

“Tackling a part of the root cause is in and through school.’’ -President Emmanuel Macron of France #RisetoPeace

"International coalition in Yemen will bring back stability to the war-torn country." #RisetoPeace

“The US government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) missed an opportunity to capture the late leader of the Afghan Taliban when he visited Dubai, a news report said.”

Turkey takes full control of Syria's Afrin: military source.
- Reuters
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Suicide car bomb kills three near Somali parliament.
- Reuters

At least one dead in blast near mosque in Afghan city of Herat.
- Reuters
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"According to the federal government's definition, a crime is classified as terrorism only if it is politically motivated. With the motive for the package bombings still unclear, experts say authorities are being appropriately cautious in not calling the bomber a terrorist." #RisetoPeace

Bomb kills two in Alexandria ahead of Egypt presidential vote.
- Reuters

Legal Difficulties may arise as a result of France's arms sales to Gulf States actively engaged in the war in Yemen. Check out this article to find out why.

الإرهاب يضرب باريس من جديد و داعش يتبنى الهجوم
Terrorism hits Paris again and ISIS claims responsibility #RisetoPeace

John Bolton is President Donald Trump's new national security advisor. Here is some info on his views on Israel-Palestine, North Korea and Iran.

What happened last week in the field of terrorism? Find out with Rise to Peace's Week in Terrorism Report!
Every Wednesday we'll be sharing a summary of the previous week's terror activity to keep you up-to-date and informed. View our latest report and get caught up with our archive at this link:

http://www.risetopeace.org/terrorism/week/

Saudi Arabia says revamping education to combat 'extremist ideologies'
- Reuters
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Although it may not seem like it, community members are essential to stopping and foiling terrorist attacks, terrorist cells, and extremist ideology #RisetoPeace

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Militants free scores of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls after month in captivity.
- Reuters
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Team Rise to Peace wishes everyone a happy Nowruz! Nowruz is the beginning of Spring and the new year for Muslims around the world.

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"It is no secret that the militants of ISIS, al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are indoctrinated in hate at a very young age. When children grow up thinking only their ideology is correct, and all others are wrong and will go to hell, it is potentially an explosive situation waiting to happen." #RisetoPeace

Exclusive: Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies.
- Reuters
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Militant blows self up during stand-off with Tunisian forces.
- Reuters
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Palestinian President Abbas blames Hamas for bomb attack on PM convoy in Gaza.
- Reuters
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Three killed in blast outside Hekmatyar rally in Afghanistan.
- Reuters
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UN refugee agency scaling up support as ‘horrific’ violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda.
- United Nations News
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Pakistan shelling kills five.
- AP News
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Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of trying to destabilise its security.
- Al Jazeera

Turkey-backed forces oust Kurds from heart of Afrin
- BBC

Iranian official urges dialogue between Yemen factions.
- Reuters
#Risetopeace

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia warns that his country will build nuclear weapons if Iran does.
- The Guardian

UNICEF ready for 50,000 people exiting Syria's eastern Ghouta
- Reuters

A senior Kurdish official important to US policy towards Syria has been killed.
- AP News

US military helicopter crashes in Iraq
- CNN

United States Institute of Peace Event: U.S Leverage In South Asia.

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Thousands flee in first mass exodus from Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta.
- Reuters

Suicide blast claimed by Pakistan Taliban kills six.
- Al Jazeera

Upon a request from Egyptian Attorney General Nabil Sadek, Libyan Attorney General Abdul Qader Juma Radwan on Wednesday approved returning the remains of the 21 Egyptian Coptic victims who were killed in Sirte by (IS) Islamic State terrorists in February 2015. #RisetoPeace

The arrest of the former minister, Miguel Rodríguez Torres, is the latest of a political opponent as President Nicolás Maduro has sought to consolidate power in Venezuela. Mr. Maduro is running for another six-year term in an election in May, but many of his most popular rivals have been jailed or barred from running. #RisetoPeace

Khamenei's remarks in a March 8 speech were his most extensive public comments on a series of peaceful acts of protest in which dozens of women have removed their head scarves in public and waved them on sticks. #RisetoPeace

Celebrating fire festivities marking the last week of Iran’s calendar year, people in many cities across the country took to streets staging yet another round of protests challenging the mullahs’ rule. #RisetoPeace

Hezbollah on Tuesday denied Farda News’ report quoting the party’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah as saying that the guardianship of the Islamic jurist (Vilayat-e Faqih) is above the Lebanese constitution and it’s mandatory to implement its orders. #RisetoPeace

Dozens of people have been killed after the gangs ransacked towns and villages to clear them of all aspects of the Christian faith. #RisetoPeace

The incessant loss of lives via herdsmen/farmers clashes is capable of igniting war if not carefully addressed, the Ebonyi State Government and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria have warned. #RisetoPeace

“Over the last eight days 25 Fulani have been killed by Dogon hunters armed with weapons only found among the ranks of the regular army,” said Abdoul Aziz Diallo, president of the Tabital Pulaaku community group which represents Mali’s Fulani community. #RisetoPeace

A report filed in U.S. district court on Friday ahead of Abdulrahman El-Bahnasawy’s sentencing said a harsh prison term was needed to deter others from plotting attacks against the United States. #RisetoPeace

White farmers facing violence in South Africa "deserve special attention" from Australia, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said. #RisetoPeace

High profile US military commander discusses the potential for peace in Afghanistan.
- AP News
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Ahmad Mohibi, President of nonprofit organization Rise to Peace, comments on TOLOnews about the firing of former U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Ahmad expresses that President Trump dismissed Tillerson due to ongoing disagreements regarding domestic and foreign policy, and personal issues. He concludes that perhaps President Trump is attempting to establish the best cabinet he promised the people throughout the 2016 Presidential Election.

Ahmad Mohibi, President of Rise to Peace nonprofit organization, comments on @Tolonews about the firing of former U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.

Ahmad Mohibi, President of nonprofit organization Rise to Peace, comments on TOLOnews about the firing of former U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Ahmad expresses that President Trump dismissed Tillerson due to ongoing disagreements regarding domestic and foreign policy, and personal issues. He concludes that perhaps President Trump is attempting to establish the best cabinet he promised the people throughout the 2016 Presidential Election.

Slået op af Rise to Peace i 14. marts 2018

"Turkey's Erdogan says [he] hopes [for] Syria's Afrin town to be captured by Wednesday evening."
- Reuters

Iraqi PM agrees to lift ban on international flights to Kurdistan Region
- Reuters

"Chaos in 2 towns as Turkish and Syrian forces close in". - AP NEWS
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Syrian Observatory says war has killed more than half a million - Reuters
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"The 2018-2022 funding is four times the $202.8 million the country spent on its 2013-2017 counterterrorism programme. The additional allotment will be used to equip law enforcement bodies with modern technology and arms, among other objectives." #RisetoPeace

U.S. warns 'unwise' for Syria to use weaponized gas, slams Russia - Reuters
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Ethiopian soldiers kill nine civilians mistaken for militants
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-military/ethiopian-soldiers-kill-nine-civilians-mistaken-for-militants-idUSKCN1GN0MW

US Military increases engagement in Afghanistan - AP News
https://apnews.com/c2b7e7fad8b44b999cd91ecd9e3cd2b8

Palestinian killed during clash with Israelis in West Bank
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence/palestinian-killed-during-clash-with-israelis-in-west-bank-officials-idUSKCN1GM0U3

"Syria army 'splits rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in three". - Al Jazeera

http://aje.io/ctx9w

(AP) Beirut, Lebanon - "Al-Qaida fighters in Syria want to go to Idlib".

https://apnews.com/9f52b703c6864998893c4c59e2690dd0

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq said Friday she found a gross lack of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists".

https://apnews.com/4d434532f7a0455daf177253a4f01ca5

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"Hundreds of children are estimated to have been used as fighters by Islamic State, including boys who joined with their families or were given up by them and the offspring of foreign fighters groomed from birth to perpetuate its ideology." #RisetoPeace

More than 1000 people have been killed over the past two weeks in Syria's eastern Ghouta according to Doctors Without Borders.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/08/middleeast/syria-eastern-ghouta-death-toll-soars-intl/index.html

"Turkish forces and allied rebels are poised to enter the center of the Kurdish-held Syrian city of Afrin "at any moment," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned" - CNN

Kabul, Afghanistan - "Officials say seven others wounded after suicide bomber blew himself up near a gathering of Afghanistan's Shia minority." - Al Jazeera

http://aje.io/c3hpj

ترامب يمد يده لـ"السلام" مع بيونغيانغ لكن بشرط
Trump extends his hand to "peace" with Pyongyang but under one condition

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"Head of the G5 Sahel force Mahamadou Issoufou says, 'the G5 Sahel countries will not fall into the traps of terrorists', adding 'they will enforce their capabilities to defeat them'."

“Online platforms are becoming people’s main gateway to information, so they have a responsibility to provide a secure environment for their users. What is illegal offline is also illegal online." #RisetoPeace

“ISTANBUL — The Turkish military says eight Turkish soldiers and 13 others were wounded in fighting in northern Syria's Afrin enclave in one of the deadliest days for the Turkish military since it launched "Operation Olive Branch" against the Syrian Kurdish militia, YPG, in January.”

الإرهاب يضرب السفارة الفرنسية في بروكينا فاسو
Terrorism attacks the French Embassy in Burkina Faso
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“Taliban fighters have killed at least six policemen in an attack on a checkpoint and kidnapped dozens of bus passengers in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan, officials said.”

A #German #Taliban militant arrested in Helmand, #Afghanistan by the Special Operations Corps - قول اردوی عملیات خاص
نیروهای ارتش ملی شب گذشته یک تروریست آلمانی بنام عبدالاحد را با یک میل پیکاه از مربوطات ولسوالی گرشک ولایت هلمند بازداشت کرده اند.
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German Taliban arrested in Afghanistan

A #German #Taliban militant arrested in Helmand, #Afghanistan by the Special Operations Corps - قول اردوی عملیات خاصنیروهای ارتش ملی شب گذشته یک تروریست آلمانی بنام عبدالاحد را با یک میل پیکاه از مربوطات ولسوالی گرشک ولایت هلمند بازداشت کرده اند.Risetopeace#

Slået op af Rise to Peace i 28. februar 2018

مجلس الأمن أمام اختبار الغوطة مجددا
The Security Council is facing again difficult decisions regarding Syrian Gouta
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“Open letter to the American people asked us to ‘evaluate the future of American forces in light of the prevailing realities’ in Afghanistan”

Our leaders realize there is no end to the Afghan War. Rise to Peace