February 2018 Security News
- Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, Coordinator for Counterterrorism on the Conference on Mobilizing Law Enforcement Efforts to Defeat ISIS US Dept. of State 28 Feb 2018 -- Special Briefing by Nathan A. Sales, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism
- US Slams, China Praises Pakistan's Counterterror Efforts Sputnik 28 Feb 2018 -- Relations between the US and Pakistan continue to fray over whether or not Pakistan is too soft on Islamic terrorist groups operating within their borders – while Pakistan's "all weather friend" China continues to praise and defend their ally.
- Spy Chief Says U.S. Response Hasn't Deterred Russian Meddling RFE/RL 28 Feb 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has not ordered or authorized intelligence agencies to retaliate against Russian meddling and disinformation campaigns, resulting in a response that has not deterred Moscow, a top U.S. intelligence official has testified.
- Trump Decides Not to Build California Part of Mexico Wall Until Project Approved Sputnik 28 Feb 2018 -- President Donald Trump said in a statement on Wednesday he will not approve the start of construction on a border wall in California until Congress fully funds his plans to construct a barrier across the entire southern US border.
- U.S. Citizen Charged With Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS US Dept. of Justice 27 Feb 2018-- Earlier today, a complaint was unsealed charging Bernard Augustine, 21, of Keyes, California, with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
- Cybercom Commander Discusses Evolving Cyber Threats AFPS 27 Feb 2018 -- Although competitors such as China and Russia remain the greatest threat to U.S. security, rogue regimes such as Iran and North Korea have increased in capabilities and have begun using aggressive methods to conduct malicious cyberspace activities, the military's top cyber officer told Congress today.
- US Starts Testing Devices to Detect Suicide Vests on Public Transport - TSA Sputnik 27 Feb 2018 -- US transport authorities and Amtrak began testing new technology capable of detecting suicide vests at New York's Pennsylvania Station, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced in a press release on Tuesday.
- US Not Doing Enough to Counter Russia's Cyberattacks, But Taking Steps - NSA Sputnik 27 Feb 2018 -- The United States is not undertaking enough measures to prevent Russia's cyberattacks in the future despite taking certain actions, National Security Agency (NSA) Director Michael Rogers said in a congressional hearing on Tuesday.
- US Adds 7 Daesh Branches, 2 Affiliated Leaders to Terrorist List – State Dept Sputnik 27 Feb 2018 -- The United States has added seven branches of Daesh terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) and two affiliated leaders to its list of designated terrorists on Tuesday, the US State Department announced in a release.
- State Department Terrorist Designations of ISIS Affiliates and Senior Leaders US Dept. of State 27 Feb 2018 -- The Department of State has designated three ISIS-affiliated groups – ISIS-West Africa, ISIS-Philippines, and ISIS-Bangladesh – as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
- Designated ISIS Branches and Individuals US Dept. of State 27 Feb 2018 -- The Department of State has designated 40 ISIS leaders and operatives under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, and will continue to target the group to deny it access to the U.S. financial system. These designations are part of a larger comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS that, in coordination with the 75-member Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, has made significant progress toward that goal.
- NSA Director: Trump Has Given No Specific Order to Combat Russian Meddling in 2018 Election VOA 27 Feb 2018 -- A top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has given him no specific instructions to combat Russian meddling in the 2018 congressional elections that mirrors Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential contest aimed at helping Trump win.
- US Adds Several Islamic State Affiliates to Terror List VOA 27 Feb 2018 -- The U.S. State Department on Tuesday branded seven Islamic State groups from around the world and two of its leaders as terrorists in an effort to cut off any financial support they may have been getting from within the United States.
- Pakistan, US at Odds Over Islamabad's Counterterror Commitment VOA 27 Feb 2018 -- Pakistan and the United States remained at odds over Islamabad's degree of commitment to rooting out violent extremists and their sources of financing, following a candid exchange between both sides in Islamabad this week.
- Ukraine Rearrests Alleged Mastermind Of Global Cybercrime Gang RFE/RL 26 Feb 2018 -- Authorities in Ukraine have rearrested the alleged mastermind of an international cybercrime gang that was busted in international raids more than a year ago.
- Iran FM Zarif: Daesh not over yet IRNA 24 Feb 2018 -- The idea that Daesh is over should not come to anybody, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Saturday.
- Daesh not over, US relocating it: Iran's Zarif Press TV 24 Feb 2018 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United States is regularly relocating Daesh terrorists to outside of the Middle East, where they had been based before losing all the territory they had occupied.
- Czech President Wants Hacking Suspect 'Extradited To Russia,' Not U.S. RFE/RL 24 Feb 2018 -- Czech President Milos Zeman has repeatedly lobbied for a suspected Russian hacker detained in Prague and wanted by the United States to be extradited to Russia, Justice Minister Robert Pelikan was quoted as saying on February 24.
- Pakistan Reportedly To Be Put Back On Terror 'Gray List' By June RFE/RL 24 Feb 2018 -- Media reports say Pakistan will be put back on a terror financing watch list by June if it does not take further action against militants operating within its borders.
- Daesh stashed millions of dollars during reign of terror in region: Economist Press TV 23 Feb 2018 -- A report says Daesh rose to become the "richest terrorist group in history" by stashing millions of dollars across the region before losing its territorial rule in Iraq and Syria late last year.
- Egypt sentences 21 to death over terrorism charges Press TV 22 Feb 2018 -- Egypt has sentenced 21 people to death on charges of involvement in terror activities as the North African country presses ahead with a campaign to contain an insurgency linked to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
- Trump administration considering new sanctions against Russia Press TV 22 Feb 2018 -- The administration US President Donald Trump is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to alleged election meddling and a cyber attack last year, in a bid to push back against criticism that it has been slow to act.
- Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey block US move to put Pakistan on terror-financing list Press TV 22 Feb 2018 -- Saudi Arabia has reportedly joined Turkey and China in a move to block a US-sponsored attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list.
- Pakistan Diplomat: Attempt to Add Islamabad to Terrorist Financing Watch List Delayed VOA 21 Feb 2018 -- Pakistan's chief diplomat said Tuesday that a U.S.-led motion to put Pakistan on a global terrorist financing watch list has been deferred for three months.
- U.S. Move To Put Pakistan On Terror Financing Watch List Delayed RFE/RL 21 Feb 2018 -- A U.S. motion to put Pakistan on a terrorist financing watch list has been deferred for three months, Pakistani officials said.
- US May Consider Imposing Sanctions on 13 Russians Indicted by Mueller Sputnik 21 Feb 2018 -- The US Department of State does not rule out potentially introducing sanctions against the 13 Russian individuals charged last week for trying to influence the 2016 US election, Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters on Tuesday.
- Attorney General Sessions Announces New Cybersecurity Task Force US Dept. of Justice 20 Feb 2018-- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the creation of the Justice Department's Cyber-Digital Task Force, which will canvass the many ways that the Department is combatting the global cyber threat, and will also identify how federal law enforcement can more effectively accomplish its mission in this vital and evolving area.
- Attack Meant To Stop Sweden Fighting IS, Uzbek Defendant Tells Court RFE/RL 20 Feb 2018 -- A rejected Uzbek asylum seeker who has admitted to a truck attack that killed five people in Stockholm has told a court that his aim was to force Sweden to end its fight against the extremist group Islamic State (IS).
- Daesh Troops Redeployed to Afghanistan, Pakistan – CIS Anti-Terrorism Center Sputnik 20 Feb 2018 -- On Drug Trafficking
- State Department Designation of Ansarul Islam US Dept. of State 20 Feb 2018 -- The Department of State has designated Ansarul Islam as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. E.O. 13224 imposes strict sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
- Ebola's Impact Reached Beyond Death Toll to Basic Health Care VOA 20 Feb 2018 -- More than 100,000 malaria cases went untreated when Liberia's health care system buckled under the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, according to a new study.
- Russia, Pakistan Form Anti-Terror Military Cooperation Commission VOA 20 Feb 2018 -- Russia and Pakistan plan to establish a commission on military cooperation to counter the Islamic State threat in the region, accusing the United States of downplaying the terrorist group's dangerous "proliferation" in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan Hopes Not to Be Placed on Terrorist Financing Watch List VOA 19 Feb 2018 -- The United States and its European allies are trying to put Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watch list for failing to comply with anti-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering regulations.
- Russia says 'no indications' it meddled in 2016 US presidential election Press TV 19 Feb 2018 -- The Kremlin says there is no evidence that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 US presidential election after Washington indicted a number of Russian individuals and companies for their alleged covert efforts to sway American voters in favor of then Republican candidate Donald Trump.
- Philippines arrests suspected former leader of Daesh Press TV 19 Feb 2018 -- Philippine police have arrested a suspected former leader of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group during a raid on his apartment in the capital Manila.
- Kremlin Says No Evidence Russian State Meddled In U.S. Election RFE/RL 19 Feb 2018 -- Days after the U.S. Justice Department formally accused 13 Russians and several companies of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has reiterated the claim that the Russian state did not interfere.
- After US Indictments, Russia Denies Election Meddling VOA 19 Feb 2018 -- The Kremlin on Monday denied Russian government involvement in interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
- Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death over joining Daesh terror group Press TV 19 Feb 2018 -- A court in Iraq has sentenced a female Turkish citizen to death and handed down life terms to ten other foreign women for membership in the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and carrying out acts of terror in the war-ravaged Arab country.
- IS Smuggling Wood to Finance Militancy in Afghanistan VOA 18 Feb 2018 -- Islamic State is chopping down fruit trees and smuggling the timber into Pakistan, claim Afghan officials and local residents of the Deh Bala district of eastern Nangarhar province where the terrorist group operates.
- Trump: Russia Has Been Hugely Successful in Disrupting US Political Landscape VOA 18 Feb 2018 -- President Donald Trump said Sunday he believes Russia has been wildly successful in disrupting the U.S. political landscape with its interference in the 2016 election because of the subsequent months-long investigations it spawned.
- Trump Criticizes FBI for 'Missing Signals' Before Florida School Shooting VOA 18 Feb 2018 -- President Donald Trump has criticized the the top U.S. law enforcement agency for "missing signals" before a 19-year-old man carried out a mass shooting at a Florida high school last week.
- Western Countries' Dilemma: What to Do With Captured IS Foreign Fighters? VOA 17 Feb 2018 -- The United States and its European allies are divided over the question of what to do with hundreds of Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters who were captured on the battlefields in Syria and Iraq.
- Lavrov: U.S. Meddling Charges 'Claptrap'; McMaster Says 'Incontrovertible' RFE/RL 17 Feb 2018 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has no reaction to U.S. indictments on alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections, calling the accusations nothing but “claptrap” until Moscow sees the facts in the case.
- U.S. Lawmakers Express Alarm At Alleged Russian Influence Efforts RFE/RL 17 Feb 2018 -- U.S. lawmakers and luminaries expressed alarm at the extensive efforts allegedly made by a ring of Russian operatives to influence the 2016 presidential election, as outlined in a surprise indictment by the U.S. special counsel.
- Russia Dismisses US Election-Meddling Indictments as 'Blather' VOA 17 Feb 2018 -- Moscow is claiming the charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election are "blather."
- US Man Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case Connected to Russia Election Probe VOA 17 Feb 2018 -- A California man has pleaded guilty to inadvertently selling bank accounts to Russians who were indicted Friday by a federal grand jury for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
- Special Counsel's Office Indictment against thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential election. US Dept. of Justice 16 Feb 2018
- Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen Russian Individuals and Three Russian Companies for Scheme to Interfere in the United States Political System US Dept. of Justice 16 Feb 2018 -- "The Department of Justice announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia today returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel's Office. The indictment charges thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential election. The defendants allegedly conducted what they called "information warfare against the United States," with the stated goal of "spread[ing] distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general.""
- U.S. Special Counsel Indicts 13 Russians, Three Firms For Vote Meddling RFE/RL 16 Feb 2018 -- A U.S. grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies, including one known informally as the "Troll Factory," for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, and on charges including bank fraud, conspiracy, and identity theft.
- Moscow Slams US' New "Meddling" Allegations as Absurd Sputnik 16 Feb 2018 -- The United States has filed charges against 13 Russian individuals and three entities for purportedly breaking the law with the intention to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. The US deputy attorney general said that indictment includes no allegation that purported Russian meddling altered the outcome of the vote.
- 13 Russian Nationals Indicted in US Election Meddling Probe VOA 16 Feb 2018 -- The special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election announced charges against the first group of Russians it says were behind the effort, unsealing an indictment against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.
- Details on Russian Indictees VOA 16 Feb 2018 -- A federal grand jury investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election has indicted 13 Russian nationals including 12 employees of a St. Petersburg, Russia-based company that carries out online influence operations on behalf of Moscow. Below are some details from the indictment.
- Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Russia Indictments The White House 16 Feb 2018
- Al-Qaeda Operative Sentenced to Life in Prison for Terrorism Offenses Targeting Americans Overseas US Dept. of Justice 16 Feb 2018 -- Earlier today, Al-Qaeda operative Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, aka Spin Ghul, 47, was sentenced to life in prison following his March 16, 2017 trial conviction of multiple terrorism offenses, including conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan, conspiracy to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, and providing material support to al-Qaeda.
- Northcom Ready to Defend North America, Support Civil Authorities AFPS 16 Feb 2018 -- The commander of U.S. Northern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday that her command is ready to defend the United States today.
- Guantanamo 'prepared' for new inmates, says US admiral Press TV 16 Feb 2018 -- A high-ranking US military official says the Guantanamo Bay military prison is "prepared" to receive new detainees, echoing a departure from Obama-era policies to shut-down or sideline the infamous detention camp.
- UK blames Russia for 'NotPetya' cyber attack in June Press TV 15 Feb 2018 -- The UK has accused Russia of being behind last year's so-called "NotPetya" cyber attack, which allegedly started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading worldwide, affecting thousands of computers.
- Britain Blames Russia For 'Malicious' 2017 Cyberattack RFE/RL 15 Feb 2018 -- Britain has blamed Russia for a cyberattack last summer that disrupted companies across Europe, warning that the West will not tolerate such "malicious" activities.
- Kremlin Dismisses Allegations of Cyberattacks as Russophobic Campaign Sputnik 15 Feb 2018 -- Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has commented on accusations of UK Foreign Office of Russia allegedly being behind a massive cyberattack, using the NotPetya virus.
- UK Blames Russia for NotPetya Ransomware Cyberattack Sputnik 15 Feb 2018 -- The UK's minister for cybersecurity on Thursday attributed the blame for last June's cyberattack on governments and businesses in Europe on Russia, despite providing no evidence.
- Statement from the Press Secretary The White House 15 Feb 2018
- Appeals Court Declares Trump Travel Ban Unconstitutional VOA 15 Feb 2018 -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the latest version of President Donald Trump's order restricting travel is unconstitutional because it unlawfully discriminates against Muslims.
- Top US Intel Officials: Russia Bent on Influencing US Midterm Elections VOA 13 Feb 2018 -- With U.S. congressional primary elections just weeks away, top intelligence officials are warning that Russia appears intent on trying to disrupt the 2018 vote much as it did during the 2016 presidential election.
- Mattis Hails Strong Collaboration in Defeat-ISIS Coalition AFPS 13 Feb 2018 -- The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow, while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome.
- Opening Remarks at the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ministerial US Dept. of State 13 Feb 2018 -- Remarks by Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
- Joint Statement of Guiding Principles From the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS US Dept. of State 13 Feb 2018
- Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Sentenced to Life in Prison for Executing September 2016 Bombing and Attempted Bombing in New York City US Dept. of Justice 13 Feb 2018 -- Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, Ahmad Rahami, 30, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison for his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on Sept. 17, 2016.
- We don't know what to do with foreign ISIL militants: Mattis Press TV 13 Feb 2018 -- There has been no agreement among members of the so-called coalition against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists on what to do with the militants from those countries, says US Defense Secretary James Mattis.
- Tillerson: Islamic State Yet To Suffer 'Enduring Defeat' RFE/RL 13 Feb 2018 -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting against the extremist group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria to commit to the complete defeat of the militants.
- Stockholm Truck Attack Suspect Pleads Guilty As Trial Opens RFE/RL 13 Feb 2018 -- The suspect in a deadly truck attack that stunned Sweden in April 2017 has pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial in a Stockholm court.
- US Social Media Firms Step Up Help on Security Efforts, Intelligence Leaders Say VOA 13 Feb 2018 -- Leaders of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies said Tuesday the U.S. private sector has been helpful in efforts to keep the country safe.
- Cyber Tops List of Threats to U.S., Director of National Intelligence Says AFPS 13 Feb 2018 -- It's a measure of the growth of cyber and America's vulnerability to it that the cyber threat was at the top of the list of worldwide threats the director of national intelligence chose to highlight at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing today.
- Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit AFPS 09 Feb 2018 -- The nation is facing an unprecedented threat from opioids, with tens of thousands of people dying each year in the United States in overdoses involving the substance, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said yesterday in Miami at U.S. Southern Command.
- US Clamping Down on Islamic State's Global Network VOA 09 Feb 2018 -- The United States is ramping up pressure on regional and local Islamic State operatives and facilitators, part of an effort to shut down the terror group's global financial lifeline.
- International community must stay 'one step ahead' of ISIL, stresses UN official UN News 08 Feb 2018 -- Despite military successes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh), the terrorist group and its affiliates continue to pose a significant threat around the world, the top United Nations counter-terrorism official told the Security Council today, urging strengthened international cooperation to address violent extremism and bring those behind it to justice.
- PNS Aslat Seizes 5 Tons of Drugs to Total $1 Billion in CTF-150 Seized Drugs in Recent Months NNS 08 Feb 2018 -- Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Aslat (254), as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, seized five tons of hashish Feb. 6, while patrolling the Arabian Sea.
- Russians penetrated US election systems, top US official claims Press TV 08 Feb 2018 -- A senior US intelligence official claims the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several US states prior to the 2016 presidential election.
- Report: Russia 'Successfully Penetrated' US Voter Systems in 2016 VOA 07 Feb 2018 -- A senior U.S. cybersecurity official has told NBC News that Russian hackers successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.
- U.S. Designates Three Pakistani-Based Militants As 'Global Terrorists' RFE/RL 07 Feb 2018 -- The United States has designated three Pakistani-based militants as "global terrorists," as Washington heaps pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants.
- Treasury Sanctions South Asian Terrorist Facilitators US Treasury 07 Feb 2018 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to disrupt South Asian terrorist support networks by designating three individuals, Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan, and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.
- Hawaii Receives New Sentinel-Class Coast Guard Cutter AFPS 06 Feb 2018 -- The Coast Guard cutter Joseph Gerczak arrived here Feb. 4, becoming the second of three 154-foot fast-response cutters stationed in Hawaii.
- Police Deny IS Presence Near Mogadishu VOA 05 Feb 2018 -- Security officials in the Somali town of Afgoye say they are not aware of the presence of pro-Islamic State militants in the town, despite a series of social media posts by the group claiming responsibility for attacks in the area.
- Top Paris Attacks Suspect on Trial for First Time, in Brussels VOA 04 Feb 2018 -- After nearly two years in solitary confinement at a maximum security jail, the top surviving suspect of the deadliest terror attack in recent French history goes on trial Monday in Brussels.
- US-Led Gallant Phoenix Secret Op Aimed at Preventing the Return of Daesh Sputnik 03 Feb 2018 -- The operation involves dozens of countries and is supposed to prevent possible terrorist attacks in Europe.
- Spain Extradites Russian Citizen Accused Of Cybercrimes To U.S. RFE/RL 03 Feb 2018 -- Spain has extradited to the United States a Russian citizen who is accused by U.S. authorities of running massive cybercrime campaigns, including the use of ransomware, scam e-mail distributions, and fraudulent stock promotions.
- Treasury Targets Hizballah Financial Network in Africa and the Middle East US Treasury 02 Feb 2018 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targeted the business operations of Hizballah by designating six individuals and seven entities pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.
- US targets Lebanese resistance movement with new sanctions Press TV 02 Feb 2018 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump has imposed a new round of sanctions on Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah, targeting local and global businesses that cooperate with the group's financial arm.
- US Imposes Sanctions that Aim to Cripple Hezbollah Militant Group VOA 02 Feb 2018 -- The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on seven businesses and six people Friday that aim to disrupt the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militant group.
- More Than 30 Pardoned Tajiks Believed To Have Rejoined IS RFE/RL 02 Feb 2018 -- More than 30 alleged militants who were pardoned by Tajik authorities after returning home from Iraq and Syria have gone back to the region to rejoin the extremist group Islamic State (IS), police say.
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