Philippines: The Black Flag Flies on Facebook

Asia Foundation February 13, 2019 By Nathan Shea

The first news that militants had taken to the streets of the Islamic City of Marawi on May 23, 2017, came from Facebook. Pictures of masked men carrying assault rifles and waving the black flag of the Islamic State were swirling across social media well before Philippine and international news channels picked up the story. By the time the military and the media had begun to respond, Marawi’s residents were already streaming out of the city by the tens of thousands to seek refuge from the violence. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippines: The Black Flag Flies on Facebook”

Đập tan những âm mưu, ảo vọng của tổ chức: “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời” – 2 bài

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Đập tan những âm mưu, ảo vọng của tổ chức “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời”

Bài 1: Điểm mặt những kẻ cầm đầu tổ chức khủng bố “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời”

10:34 17/12/2018
Cơ quan ANĐT Bộ Công an cùng Công an các đơn vị, địa phương, cơ quan tố tụng đã nhanh chóng điều tra, bắt giữ và đưa ra xét xử những đối tượng khủng bố thuộc tổ chức khủng bố “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời”.
Các đối tượng (Từ trái sang, từ trên xuống): Đào Minh Quân (Đào Văn); Quách Thế Hùng; Phạm Lisa (Phạm Anh Đào); Kelly Triệu (Triệu Thanh Hoa).

Những bản án thích đáng, nghiêm minh đối với các đối tượng thuộc tổ chức này tiếp tục là những biện pháp nghiêm khắc, để răn đe những đối tượng trong và ngoài nước có âm mưu khủng bố, phá hoại, chống Đảng và Nhà nước Việt Nam.

Đồng thời cảnh báo người dân thấy rõ những thủ đoạn, chiêu trò của các thế lực thù địch, phản động, không để bị lợi dụng tham gia tụ tập đông người, gây mất an ninh trật tự, ảnh hưởng đến cuộc sống bình yên của nhân dân cả nước; góp phần giữ vững an ninh chính trị, trật tự an toàn xã hội. Tiếp tục đọc “Đập tan những âm mưu, ảo vọng của tổ chức: “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời” – 2 bài”

Xét xử tổ chức khủng bố “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời”

21/08/2018 10:03

(NLĐO) – Phiên tòa xét xử 12 bị cáo thuộc tổ chức khủng bố gọi là “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời” dự kiến được xét xử trong vòng 3 ngày, từ ngày 21-8.

Ngày 21-8, TAND TP HCM đã mở phiên tòa xét xử Trương Nguyễn Minh Trí, Đỗ Tài Nhân cùng 10 đồng phạm khác về tội “Hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân”. Dự kiến TAND TP HCM sẽ xét xử vụ án này trong vòng 3 ngày, từ ngày 21 đến 23-8.

Đây là các đối tượng nằm trong tổ chức gọi là “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời” do đối tượng lưu vong đang bị truy nã Đào Minh Quân cầm đầu.

Xét xử tổ chức khủng bố Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời - Ảnh 1.
Các bị cáo trong tổ chức “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời” tại tòa

Tiếp tục đọc “Xét xử tổ chức khủng bố “Chính phủ quốc gia Việt Nam lâm thời””

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan’s Quetta before Christmas, killing nine

Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.

 
A policeman takes position after gunmen attacked the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

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QUETTA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD: Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.

Police guards stationed at the church entrance and on its roof killed one of the bombers but the second attacker detonated his explosives-filled vest outside its prayer hall just after Sunday services began in Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province, said Sarfraz Bugti, the provincial home minister. Tiếp tục đọc “Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan’s Quetta before Christmas, killing nine”

The Latest: UN Condemns Deadly Mosque Attack in Egypt

Attackers have launched a deadly attack on an Egyptian mosque frequented by a Muslim sect, killing hundreds.

Nov. 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m. US News and World Report

The Associated Press

Sheikh Sulieman Ghanem, 75, receives medical treatment at Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after he was injured during an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) The Associated Press

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt (all times local):

8:55 p.m.

The U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have condemned the deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in “the strongest terms” and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

The council statement called it a “heinous and cowardly terrorist attack” and reiterated that all acts of terrorism “are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation.” Guterres called the attack, which killed at least 235 people, “horrific.” Tiếp tục đọc “The Latest: UN Condemns Deadly Mosque Attack in Egypt”

Marawi in ruins after battle against pro-ISIL fighters

The centre of the picturesque lakeside town was heavily damaged in a campaign of shelling and aerial bombing.

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The Philippines has declared victory over supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in the southern city of Marawi.

Five months of urban combat left 920 fighters dead and cost the lives of 165 government soldiers and at least 45 civilians.

The government had teamed up with its former enemies from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in its attempts to snuff out the fighters.

Fighting ended when troops finally overcame pro-ISIL fighters, including foreigners, who were holed up in several buildings in the heart of the city.

Officials say martial law will continue to be implemented in the wider Mindanao area.

The end of the clashes gave way to scenes of a historic city in ruins with soldiers patrolling the gutted out and pockmarked remains of apartment blocks and houses.

Pictures taken after the battle reveal it devastating impact; buildings turned to rubble, cars dotted with bullet holes, and personal belongings and furniture heaped beside the shell of a row of houses.

More than 600,000 locals were displaced by the fighting.

Tiếp tục đọc “Marawi in ruins after battle against pro-ISIL fighters”

Philippines ‘breeding ground for terrorists’, says Filipino suspect involved in New York City plot

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Multiple locations including New York’s subway, Times Square and certain concert venues were identified as targets in the plot that was foiled by an undercover FBI agent. (Photo: AFP/Loic Venance) 

MANILA: A Filipino suspect in a thwarted jihadist plot targetting New York City had boasted that his country was “a breeding ground for terrorists”, the US Justice Department said Saturday (Oct 7).

Russell Salic and two others have been charged with involvement in the plan to carry out the attacks in the name of the Islamic State group during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in 2016. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippines ‘breeding ground for terrorists’, says Filipino suspect involved in New York City plot”

Barcelona terror attack: At least 13 dead and two arrested after van drives into Las Ramblas crowd

Independent.co.uk

Police arrest two suspects after terror attack leaves dozens in hospital

At least 13 people have died and 100 have been injured after a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas area of Barcelona, in an attack that mirrors the spate of recent atrocities by terrorists who used vehicles to ram down civilians across Europe.

Catalan authorities confirmed that 13 people have been killed and 15 people are seriously injured following the attack in the area popular with tourists.

A Belgian national is among the dead, said Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders. Tiếp tục đọc “Barcelona terror attack: At least 13 dead and two arrested after van drives into Las Ramblas crowd”

Foiled Australia plane plot directed by Islamic State: police

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Update: August, 04/2017 – 10:57

Police continue to search a home in Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, 04 August 2017. Two men will face court on 04 August, in relation to an alleged Sydney-based terror plot to bring down a plane, which included an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on a flight out of Sydney. – EPA/VNA Photo

SYDNEY — A senior Islamic State commander directed a group of Australian men to build a bomb destined for an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney, with a second poisonous gas plot also in the works, police alleged Friday.

Tiếp tục đọc “Foiled Australia plane plot directed by Islamic State: police”

13 marines killed as fighting rages in Marawi City

Al Jazeera June 10, 2017

US confirms it is ‘assisting’ Philippine army in besieged Marawi where fighting broke out more than two weeks ago.

At least 13 Philippine marines were killed on Friday as the battle against fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) continued in the besieged southern city of Marawi. Tiếp tục đọc “13 marines killed as fighting rages in Marawi City”

Consequences of attacks in Tehran will be felt around the world

Assaults on potent symbols of Iranian ideology, claimed by Isis, will stoke tensions with Saudi Arabia, Gulf states and Trump

Firefight erupts at the Iranian parliament in Tehran

In targeting the Iranian parliament and the tomb of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the terrorists who went on a lethal rampage in Tehran on Wednesday chose the two most potent symbols of the 1979 revolution.

For ordinary Tehranis, comparatively safe in recent years from such outrages, the attacks are deeply shocking. Tiếp tục đọc “Consequences of attacks in Tehran will be felt around the world”

Kabul truck-bomb toll rises to more than 150 killed: Afghan president

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People hold lit candles for the victims of blast in Kabul, Afghanistan June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

KABUL: The death toll from a truck-bomb explosion in Kabul last week has reached more than 150 people, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday (Jun 6), making it the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001.

The blast occurred when a sewage truck packed with what Ghani called “military-grade” explosives detonated at the entrance to a fortified area of that city that includes foreign embassies and government buildings.
Tiếp tục đọc “Kabul truck-bomb toll rises to more than 150 killed: Afghan president”

Australia police: Melbourne attack ‘act of terrorism’

Al Jazeera

Gunman reportedly claims to be ISIL after killing one and wounding three police officers in attack.

The Buckingham Serviced Apartments in Melbourne after the shooting on Monday [Julian Smith via Reuters]

Australian police are treating a deadly siege in the southern city of Melbourne as an “act of terrorism” after a claim by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) group that one of its fighters was the gunman responsible.

Police shot dead Yacqub Khayre on Monday after he held a woman hostage inside an apartment building in Melbourne, Australia‘s second-largest city. Tiếp tục đọc “Australia police: Melbourne attack ‘act of terrorism’”

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly London attack; Prime Minister Theresa May declares ‘enough is enough’

Daily News

ISIS claimed responsibility Sunday for the London attack that left seven people dead and dozens injured as British Prime Minister Theresa May declared “enough is enough.”Police arrested 12 people as part of a growing investigation into the three terrorists who used a van and large knives to turn a balmy evening into a bloodbath. The Islamic State declared online that its “fighters” had carried out the attack, according to the SITE intelligence group. Tiếp tục đọc “Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly London attack; Prime Minister Theresa May declares ‘enough is enough’”

Ominous signs of an Asian hub for Islamic State in the Philippines

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Government soldiers fighting the Maute group watch a helicopter attack (not pictured) as they take a break inside a military camp in Marawi City, southern Philippines. (Photo: Reuters) 

MARAWI CITY, Philippines: Dozens of foreign jihadis have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathizers against security forces in the southern Philippines over the past week, evidence that the restive region is fast becoming an Asian hub for the ultra-radical group.

A Philippines intelligence source said that of the 400-500 marauding fighters who overran Marawi City on the island of Mindanao last Tuesday, as many as 40 had recently come from overseas, including from countries in the Middle East. Tiếp tục đọc “Ominous signs of an Asian hub for Islamic State in the Philippines”