December 2019 Security News
- Kremlin: Putin Thanks Trump For Help Thwarting Terrorist Act RFE/RL 29 Dec 2019 -- The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation initiated by the Russian side, has thanked U.S. President Donald Trump "for information transmitted via the special services that helped prevent the commission of terrorist acts in Russia."
- Putin Thanks Trump for Sharing Information That Helped Prevent Terrorist Acts in Russia Sputnik 29 Dec 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Donald Trump on Sunday to express his gratitude for sharing information via special services that helped to avert terrorist attacks in Russia, the Kremlin said in a statement.
- Russian Foreign Ministry Creates New Department on International Cybersecurity Affairs Sputnik 29 Dec 2019 -- The newly established 42nd department of the Russian Foreign Ministry will be dealing with Moscow's bilateral and multilateral affairs on international cybersecurity and their legal framework, the ministry said in a statement.
- Online News Agency Says Magnitogorsk Blast, Which Killed 39, Was Terrorism, Not Gas Leak RFE/RL 28 Dec 2019 -- Russian investigative journalists claim an explosion last year in the Urals town of Magnitogorsk that killed 39 people was a terrorist attack.
- US keeps Guantanamo Bay prison open through 2020, blocks prisoner transfers Press TV 27 Dec 2019 -- The notorious US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is set to stay open for at least another year and prisoner transfers to the United States will continue to remain prohibited, according to a recently-passed law.
- Pakistan Captures 5 Suspected al-Qaida Operatives VOA 27 Dec 2019 -- Authorities in eastern Pakistan announced Friday counterterrorism forces have captured five suspected al-Qaida operatives planning attacks on security officials.
- Doctors Without Borders Quits a DRC Ebola Operation VOA 26 Dec 2019 -- Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says it has stopped Ebola prevention operations and other services in a town in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The group said it took the action because of the presence of armed government forces inside several health facilities in Biakato, which is in Ituri province, just north of North Kivu. Both provinces are struggling to control the epidemic.
- State Department Officials On the Antiterrorism Assistance Explosive Detection Canine Program US Dept. of State 23 Dec 2019 -- Special Briefing
- Pakistan to Answer 150 Questions by FATF on Compliance Report to Avoid Terror Financing Blacklist Sputnik 22 Dec 2019 -- Facing the risk of being placed on a blacklist alongside Iran and North Korea by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force, Pakistan submitted a compliance report on 3 December to showcase its efforts to change the country's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing laws.
- Italian Police Arrest Over 330 People Tied to Notorious 'Ndrangheta Mafia Group Sputnik 20 Dec 2019 -- More than 330 people, including politicians, lawyers, accountants and a local police chief, were arrested by Italian police Thursday in a bust of Italy's most notorious mafia group, which is known as 'Ndrangheta.
- Senior Administration Official On State Department Counterterrorism Successes in 2019 US Dept. of State 20 Dec 2019 -- Special Briefing
- State Department Official On Multilateral Cyber Efforts US Dept. of State 19 Dec 2019 -- Special Briefing
- Treasury Sanctions Guatemalan Mayor and His Drug Trafficking Organization US Treasury 19 Dec 2019 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Guatemalan mayor Erik Salvador Suņiga Rodriguez, known as "El Pocho," and the Suņiga Rodriguez drug trafficking organization (Suņiga Rodriguez DTO or "Los Pochos DTO") as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
- Sanctions Against Guatemalan Mayor and his Drug Trafficking Organization US Dept. of State 19 Dec 2019 -- The United States is committed to preventing and combating narcotics trafficking globally. Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Guatemalan mayor Erik Salvador Suņiga Rodriguez, known as "El Pocho," and the Suņiga Rodriguez drug trafficking organization (Suņiga Rodriguez DTO (drug trafficking organization) or "Los Pochos" DTO) as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (known as the "Kingpin Act").
- Tolerance key to tackling violent extremism: UN counter-terrorism chief UN News 19 Dec 2019 -- The head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office (UNOCT) has highlighted the importance of tolerance in combating the "corrosive spread" of violent extremism.
- WHO: Insecurity, Poor Access Delay End of DR Congo Ebola Outbreak VOA 19 Dec 2019 -- The World Health Organization says insecurity and lack of access in conflict-ridden parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo remain major threats to ending the Ebola outbreak there.
- Mexico Seizes 294 Tonnes of Drugs, 9,700 Weapons Over Year - Defence Ministry Sputnik 18 Dec 2019 -- The Mexican Defence Ministry has published a statistics report on drugs and arms trafficking in the country over the past year, revealing that hundreds of tonnes of drugs worth more than $1 billion, nearly 10,000 weapons and more than a million different rounds of ammunition were seized.
- Eighth Meeting of the Law Enforcement Coordination Group Focused on Countering Hizballah's Terrorist and Illicit Activities US Dept. of State 17 Dec 2019 -- The Law Enforcement Coordination Group (LECG), which focuses on countering Hizballah's terrorist and illicit activities, convened at Europol's headquarters in the Netherlands on December 16-17, for its eighth meeting.
- West Haven, Connecticut Man Arrested After Attempting to Travel to the Middle East to Join and Fight for ISIS US Dept. of Justice 16 Dec 2019 -- The Department of Justice today announced that Ahmad Khalil Elshazly, 22, of West Haven, Connecticut, has been charged by a federal criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
- Chairman Nadler Files Judiciary Committee Impeachment Report Ahead of House Vote on Impeachment Articles U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary 16 Dec 2019 -- House Judiciary Committee produces report of the evidentiary and legal basis for charging President Trump with two articles of impeachment for committing 'high Crimes and Misdemeanors'
- Schumer Proposes Senate Subpoena 4 White House Officials for Impeachment Trial VOA 16 Dec 2019 -- With the U.S. House of Representatives expected to impeach President Donald Trump this week, the top Democrat in the Senate is calling for the chamber that will conduct the impeachment trial to hear from four key Trump administration witnesses.
- US House Judiciary Committee report: Trump 'betrayed the nation' Press TV 16 Dec 2019 -- The US House Judiciary Committee has released its report explaining the impeachment charges against Donald Trump, arguing just days before a final vote in the Democratic-held House of Representatives that the US president "betrayed the nation by abusing his high office."
- House Judiciary Committee Releases Full Impeachment Report Sputnik 16 Dec 2019 -- The House Judiciary Committee has over the past few weeks been looking into the constitutional grounds for Trump's impeachment – an ongoing partisan effort by Democrats. The Committee earlier kicked off a series of public hearings, after the Republicans had called for the process to be more transparent.
- Tajik Children Undergo 'Readjustment' In Closed Schools After Attending Foreign Madrasahs RFE/RL 14 Dec 2019 -- Tajikistan is trumpeting the repatriation of children from Bangladesh who were studying at Islamic madrasahs, as the Muslim-majority country keeps strict tabs on religious education.
- New Orleans Declares State of Emergency Amid Cyberattack Sputnik 14 Dec 2019 -- Emergency services as well as police and fire departments were still up and running amid recent cyberattacks across Louisiana, according to the office of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
- Federal Inmate Convicted of Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS US Dept. of Justice 13 Dec 2019 -- A 45-year-old international terrorist imprisoned in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has been convicted of additional offenses in the Eastern District of Texas.
- U.S. Designates Lebanese Businessmen Who Have Supported Hizballah US Dept. of State 13 Dec 2019 -- Today, as the Lebanese people demand reform and an end to corruption, the United States has designated two prominent Lebanese businessmen whose illicit financial activities, including money laundering and tax evasion, have provided financial support for Hizballah. This action applies to two Hizballah financiers, one of their business partners, and 17 affiliated entities, pursuant to E.O. 13224.
- Treasury Designates Prominent Lebanon and DRC-Based Hizballah Money Launderers US Treasury 13 Dec 2019 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against two prominent Lebanon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)-based money launderers and their affiliated companies, including those that have generated tens of millions of dollars for Hizballah, its financiers, and their malign activities.
- 'Air bridge' vaccination operation begins for Ebola-hit communities in DR Congo UN News 13 Dec 2019 -- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
- Insecurity Threatens Progress in Containing Ebola Epidemic in Eastern DR Congo VOA 13 Dec 2019 -- The World Health Organization warns that gains made in tackling the Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being threatened by ongoing insecurity in the region.
- Peruvian Authorities Say Detained Submarine With 2 Tonnes of Cocaine From Ecuador Sputnik 12 Dec 2019 -- The Peruvian authorities said they had detained a semi-submersible vessel with 2 tonnes of cocaine on board as well as apprehended four crew members 180 miles from the country's coast.
- Moscow Blasts US Senate Push to Dub Russia 'State Terror Sponsor', Says It Reeks of Russophobia Sputnik 12 Dec 2019 -- On Wednesday, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced a bill to ask the State Department whether it would be appropriate to designate Russia as a 'state sponsor of terrorism' alongside countries including Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
- Dallas Man Sentenced to 30 Years on Terrorism Charges US Dept. of Justice 11 Dec 2019 -- A 42-year-old Dallas, Texas, man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison following a conviction for multiple terrorism charges.
- US judge blocks Trump from using $3.6 billion in Pentagon money on border wall Press TV 11 Dec 2019 -- A US federal judge has issued an order that blocks President Donald Trump's attempt to spend $3.6 billion from the US military budget to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.
- In Lavish Wedding Photos, Clues To An Alleged Russian Cyberthief's FSB Family Ties RFE/RL 11 Dec 2019 -- He's been named by the United States and Britain as being the leader of a Russian gang that committed some of the largest cyberthefts in history, an organization known as Evil Corp.
- Ex-Top Mexican Security Official Charged in El Chapo Cartel Drugs Plot - US Justice Dept Sputnik 11 Dec 2019 -- Mexico's former top federal public security official Genaro Garcia Luna has been arrested and charged with receiving millions of dollars from the Sinaloa drugs cartel, led by Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as "El Chapo," the US Department of Justice said in a press release on Tuesday.
- Pakistani court indicts chief suspect behind 2008 Mumbai attacks Press TV 11 Dec 2019 -- A Pakistani court has indicted Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the deadly 2008 attacks in the Indian port city of Mumbai, on terror financing charges, a government prosecutor and defense lawyer says.
- Pakistani Militant Accused Of Mumbai Attacks Faces Terror-Financing Charges RFE/RL 11 Dec 2019 -- A Pakistani court has indicted Islamist militant Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of deadly 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai, on terrorism-financing charges, a government prosecutor and a security official said on December 11.
- Pakistan Court Indicts Anti-India Islamist Cleric VOA 11 Dec 2019 -- An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Wednesday indicted Hafiz Saeed, the suspected planner of the 2008 attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai, along with his four senior aides on terror financing charges.
- FBI Russia Probe Report Exposes Deep Fissures in Trump Administration VOA 11 Dec 2019 -- The release of a long-awaited report on the FBI's investigation of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign has exposed deep fissures within the administration over the origins of the probe, pitting Trump and Attorney General William Barr against FBI Director Christopher Wray and the Justice Department's watchdog.
- Justice Department Inspector General Testifying on Russia Probe VOA 11 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general is testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his report that found no evidence of political bias in the FBI's launching of its investigation into Russian election interference.
- Pentagon Inspector General to Probe Trump's Troop Deployment to US-Mexico Border Sputnik 11 Dec 2019 -- The US Defense Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced Tuesday it is launching an investigation into the use of military personnel on the US' southern border with Mexico.
- US Navy Grounds 175 Saudi Aviation Students Following Mass Shooting - Reports Sputnik 11 Dec 2019 -- The US Navy temporarily grounded all Saudi aviation students studying at military bases in the United States following a likely terrorist-inspired mass shooting that killed three sailors and injured eight, Military.com reported.
- Pentagon Halts Operational Training for Saudi Military Students VOA 10 Dec 2019 -- The Pentagon on Tuesday suspended nonclassroom training for all Saudi Arabian students in U.S. military programs in response to the deadly shooting by a Saudi national at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida last week.
- Transcript of Speaker Pelosi, Committee Chairs Announcing Articles of Impeachment Nancy Pelosi - Speaker of the House 10 Dec 2019 -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters and Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Carolyn Maloney to announce articles of impeachment of President Trump.
- Democrats Charge Trump with Abuse of Office, Obstruction VOA 10 Dec 2019 -- Leading House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, accusing him of abusing his office for personal political gain and obstructing the congressional impeachment inquiry.
- House Democrats Unveil Formal Impeachment Charges Against Trump RFE/RL 10 Dec 2019 -- Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
- Trump Maintains He 'Did Nothing Wrong' After Democrats Announce Two Impeachment Counts VOA 10 Dec 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump is declaring he cannot imagine Democrats will vote to impeach him "because we did nothing wrong."
- US House Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges Press TV 10 Dec 2019 -- The long-anticipated formal impeachment against US President Donald Trump has been announced by the Democrat-led House of Representatives.
- US House Judiciary chief: Trump conduct 'clearly impeachable' Press TV 10 Dec 2019 -- US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has said President Donald Trump's conduct is "clearly impeachable" and described him as a threat to the country's elections and system of government.
- Cybersecurity Requirements Likely for Defense Contracts by June 2020 DoD News 10 Dec 2019 -- The Defense Department expects that by June 2020, industry will see cybersecurity requirements included as part of new requests for information, which typically serve as one of the first steps in the awarding of new defense contracts.
- New York Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorists US Dept. of Justice 10 Dec 2019 -- Nihad Rosic, 31, of Utica, New York, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count of providing material support to terrorists. Rosic appeared today before Judge Catherine D. Perry who accepted his plea and set his sentencing for April 16, 2020.
- Russia 'foiled activities of dozens of terror cells in 2019' Press TV 10 Dec 2019 -- Russia says it has thwarted the activities of nearly 80 cells of "international terrorist organizations" across the country and taken down tens of thousands of websites containing terrorist content in 2019.
- Man Sentenced To Life For St. Petersburg Subway Bombing, 10 Others Receive Prison Terms RFE/RL 10 Dec 2019 -- A military court in St. Petersburg has sentenced a man to life in prison for financing a deadly 2017 subway blast, while 10 other defendants in the case received prison terms of between 19 and 28 years.
- Russia Blocks Over 50,000 Websites With Terrorism Propaganda in 2019 - Security Service Sputnik 10 Dec 2019 -- More than 50,000 websites containing terrorism propaganda were taken down in Russia in 2019, Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov said.
- FBI not motivated by political bias in Trump probe: Watchdog report Press TV 10 Dec 2019 -- FBI agents were not motivated by political bias in probing associates of the Trump 2016 campaign, says the US Justice Department inspector general.
- Trump Slams FBI Director After Release of Watchdog Report on Russia Probe VOA 10 Dec 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday, one day after the U.S. Justice Department's independent inspector general said it did not uncover any evidence of political partisanship when the FBI started investigating communications between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia in 2016.
- Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Horowitz Report The White House 09 Dec 2019
- US Illegal Border Crossings Down 70% Since May Crisis - Customs Agency Sputnik 10 Dec 2019 -- The number of illegal immigrants apprehended trying to cross the United States' land border from Mexico was 70 percent lower in November than it had been in May while seizures of prohibited drugs are rising dramatically, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a media release.
- Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Horowitz Report The White House 09 Dec 2019
- Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Inspector General's Report of the Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation US Dept. of Justice 09 Dec 2019 -- Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:
- IG Report: FBI Was Justified in Opening Russia Probe VOA 09 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general says in a new report the FBI was justified in opening an investigation in 2016 into suspected ties between U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia, saying officials had enough evidence to authorize an inquiry.
- Joint Trilateral Statement of the Fourth Annual North American Drug Dialogue US Dept. of State 09 Dec 2019 -- The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada on the occasion of the 2019 North American Drug Dialogue in Washington, D.C.
- US Border Apprehensions Drop for Sixth Month VOA 09 Dec 2019 -- U.S. officials reported a sixth consecutive month of decreased apprehensions at the country's border with Mexico, bringing November more in line with the historical average, after a significant increase that started about a year ago.
- Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Vow Cooperation on Probe Into Naval Base Shooting VOA 09 Dec 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed to cooperate on investigating a shooting at a U.S. Florida Naval base which left three dead on Friday.
- Trump spoke with Saudi crown prince about deadly shooting Press TV 09 Dec 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has spoken with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia regarding Friday's deadly shooting at a US Navy base in Florida where a Saudi Air Force officer went on a shooting spree.
- Trump under fire for attempting to defend Saudi after deadly shooting Press TV 09 Dec 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has been under fire for attempting to defend the Saudi government following a deadly shooting on Friday by a Saudi Air Force officer at a naval base in Florida.
- HRH the Crown Prince telephones US President SPA 09 Dec 2019 -- His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, today made a phone call to President Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America.
- US Investigates Venezuela Providing Passports to Hezbollah Members Sputnik 09 Dec 2019 -- The United States is aware that Venezuela has provided passports to members of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and is closely investigating the matter, a US Treasury Department official said during a briefing on 9 December.
- FBI Investigating Shooting at US Naval Base as Terrorism VOA 08 Dec 2019 -- The FBI is investigating the fatal shooting at a Naval base in Florida as an act of terrorism, a special agent said Sunday.
- US 'Will Temporarily Hold Off' Designating Mexican Drug Cartels As Terrorists - Trump Sputnik 07 Dec 2019 -- US President Donald Trump earlier considered designating as terrorist organizations Mexican drug cartels operating near the US border and reportedly engaging in the human-trafficking of Central American migrants.
- Vice Adm. Myers Says Partnerships Are Key to Success in Cyberspace DoD News 06 Dec 2019 -- The key to success in cyberspace is developing robust partnerships with government agencies, law enforcement, allies and partners, a top military expert said.
- Leader of a Violent Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Charged with International Drug Importation Conspiracy and Weapons Use US Dept. of Justice 06 Dec 2019 -- Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores, also known as "Chapo Isidro," has been charged in a superseding indictment with a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States.
- Bronx Man Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 22 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS US Dept. of Justice 06 Dec 2019 -- Sajmir Alimehmeti Amassed Combat Knives and ISIS Propaganda in His Apartment, Facilitated Equipment Purchases by an Individual He Believed Was Traveling to Syria to Fight with ISIS, and Conspired with Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi to Distribute Terro
- NATO-Linked Report Says Social-Media Platforms Failing On Manipulation RFE/RL 06 Dec 2019 -- A NATO-linked report says the world's largest social-media companies are failing at regulating their platforms to combat the manipulation of information.
- U.S. Sanctions, Indicts Hackers With Alleged Russian Intelligence Ties RFE/RL 05 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. Justice Department on December 5 announced computer hacking and bank fraud charges against Russian national Maksim Yakubets, the alleged leader of a cybercriminal organization that has illicitly earned more than $100 million since 2016.
- Reward Offer for Information on Russian Cybercriminal Maksim Yakubets US Dept. of State 05 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. Department of State's Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Russian cybercriminal Maksim Yakubets.
- Treasury Sanctions Evil Corp, the Russia-Based Cybercriminal Group Behind Dridex Malware US Treasury 05 Dec 2019 -- Today the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against Evil Corp, the Russia-based cybercriminal organization responsible for the development and distribution of the Dridex malware.
- US, UK Officials Announce Charges Against 2 Russian Hackers VOA 05 Dec 2019 -- U.S. and British law enforcement officials announced charges against two notorious Russian hackers, accusing them of engaging in a decade-long crime spree that resulted in tens of millions of dollars in losses to victims around the world.
- Virginia Man Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS US Dept. of Justice 05 Dec 2019 -- The Department of Justice announced the indictment of Romeo Xavier Langhorne, 30, of Roanoke, Virginia, who has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Langhorne was arrested in Roanoke, Virginia, on Nov. 15, 2019, pursuant to a criminal complaint, and he has been ordered detained pending trial.
- IS Struggles to Regain Social Media Footing After Europe Crackdown VOA 04 Dec 2019 -- Islamic State media operatives appear to be flailing about in cyberspace, still trying to recover more than a week after tens of thousands of their messaging accounts were targeted by European officials.
- Hugo Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Patrick Ventrell, Director of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs' Office for Western Hemisphere Programs on International Anticorruption Day US Dept. of State 04 Dec 2019
- Trump Reveals US List of Daesh Donors From Raid That Killed Leader Al-Baghdadi Sputnik 03 Dec 2019 -- Data captured in the US raid that killed Daesh* chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi allowed the United States to compile a list of donors who supported the deadly terrorist group, President Donald Trump told reporters in London on Tuesday.
- Former Irish Soldier Who Joined IS Arrested in Ireland VOA 01 Dec 2019 -- An Irish citizen, who converted to Islam, traveled to Syria to join Islamic State and ended up marrying a British militant, has been arrested on arrival at Dublin airport Sunday.
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