islamic state attacks

Sweden on Alert for Possible Daesh Attack in Capital

STOCKHOLM, April 26 – Sweden has received intelligence about a possible attack on the capital by Daesh militants, local media reported on Tuesday, and security services said they were investigating undisclosed “information”. Newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen as well as public broadcaster Swedish Radio, citing unnamed sources, reported the information was related to the threat of an

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Paris, Brussels Attackers: What Is Known So Far

BRUSSELS, April 14 – Following the Daesh attacks in Brussels on March 22, below is a list of principal suspects and, in some cases, their links to the Nov. 13 Paris attacks: * Khalid El Bakraoui, 27, Belgian, blew himself up on a metro train at Maelbeek station. He was handed a five-year prison sentence for

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German Spy Chief Says Daesh Wants to Attack But No Firm Plan Known

BERLIN, April 10 – Daesh wants to carry out attacks in Germany and the security situation is “very serious”, the head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) told a Sunday newspaper, adding that he knew of no concrete plot to strike. The militant group released a video on Tuesday suggesting it may carry out further

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Daesh Hints at Attacks in London, Berlin and Rome

CAIRO, April 5  – Daesh released a video on Tuesday suggesting it may carry out further attacks in the West, naming London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets. “If it was Paris yesterday, and today Brussels, Allah knows where it will be tomorrow. Maybe it will be in London or Berlin or Rome,” said a member

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Daesh Urges Attacks on German Chancellery, Bonn Airport: SITE group

BERLIN, March 31 – Daesh posted pictures on the Internet calling on German Muslims to carry out Brussels-style attacks in Germany, singling out Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices and the Cologne-Bonn airport as targets, the SITE intelligence group reported. Western Europe is on high security alert after last week’s Daesh suicide bombings in the Belgian capital that killed

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Belgium Frees Charged Suspect in Blow to Bombing Investigation

By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, March 28 – Belgian prosecutors on Monday released a man they had charged in connection with last week’s deadly Brussels bombings, saying they did not have enough information to justify holding him. The man, named only as Faycal C., had been accused of taking part in the activities of a terrorist

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Turkey Detains Three on Suspicion of Plotting Attack on German Missions

ISTANBUL, March 23 – Turkish authorities have detained three men suspected to have been plotting an attack on German diplomatic missions and a German school in Turkey, the private Dogan News Agency reported on Wednesday. The three, including an Iraqi and a Syrian national, were captured in Istanbul in an operation by counter terror police

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Belgians Identify Two Suspected Bombers in Brussels Blasts

By Philip Blenkinsop, Jan Strupczewski and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, March 23 – Belgian police arrested a prime suspect in Tuesday’s Brussels blasts and identified two suspected suicide bombers, linking them directly to Daesh militants behind last November’s Paris attacks, Belgian media reported on Wednesday. Police and prosecutors refused immediate comment after several local media reported that

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