Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks
New York City’s iconic New Year’s Eve celebration will be surrounded by sanitation vehicles to stop truck-driving attackers like those in Germany and France. (FOX)- The 65 garbage collection and sand trucks along Times Square’s perimeter are meant to stop would-be assailants from plowing trucks into the crowd of 1 million people. New York Police […]Read More
US military says 28 al-Qaida militants killed in Yemen since September
The U.S. military says its airstrikes have killed 28 al-Qaida militants in Yemen since September. (FOX)- Central Command said in a statement Thursday that the airstrikes took place between Sept. 23 and Dec. 13. Army Maj. Josh T. Jacques, a spokesman, said the strikes “pressure the terrorist network and hinder their ability to attack the […]Read More
Suspicious fumes at Florida home leads to FBI-assisted probe
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it’s assisting a Tampa Bay area law enforcement agency in the potential terrorism activity. (FOX)- A 21-year-old man who was arrested after his father was taken to a hospital due to suspicious fumes in the family home. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said Thursday there is no indication that […]Read More
Germany: 2 detained over suspected mall attack plot
Police say that two Kosovo-born brothers have been detained on suspicion that they were planning an attack on a shopping mall in western Germany. (FOX)- Police said that the men, ages 28 and 31, were detained in Duisburg in the industrial Ruhr region in the early hours of Friday. Authorities suspect that they may have […]Read More
Afghan official says gunmen attack former Taliban leader’s home in capital
An Afghan official says gunmen on a motorbike opened fire at the house of a former Taliban leader in the capital, killing at least one person. (FOX)- Fraidoon Obaidi, the head of the Kabul police’s criminal investigation department, says the two gunmen attacked Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef’s house late Friday, but he was not there. […]Read More
Tunisia arrests 3 with alleged ties to Berlin market attacker!
Tunisia’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested the nephew of Anis Amri — the Berlin market attack suspect — his nephew and two others suspected of belonging to the same extremist network. (FOX)- The ministry says in a statement that Amri — suspected of driving a truck into a Christmas market crowd in Berlin, killing 12 and injuring 56 — had sent […]Read More
2 Hijackers with Grenades, take control of plane!
‘Pro-Qaddafi’ hijackers threaten to blow up Libyan plane diverted to Malta (FOX)- Two hijackers diverted a Libyan commercial plane to Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades, Maltese authorities and state media said. The Malta airport authority said all emergency teams had been dispatched to the site of what it […]Read More
Islamist terror suspect in Berlin attack killed in shootout in Milan
Italian police killed the Islamist terrorist suspected in the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market, after confronting him in Milan, some 675 miles from the scene of Monday’s carnage, police said. (FOX)- Anis Amri, the 24-year-old Tunisian whose monstrous attack sparked a 72-hour manhunt and raised questions about Germany’s inability to come to grips […]Read More
Merkel wanted refugees to be lorry drivers
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September tried to push through a plan that would allow refugees to be trained and hired as lorry drivers – just months before a lorry was used by a suspected asylum-seeker to mow down civilians during Monday’s Berlin terror attack. (FOX)- Merkel encouraged companies to hire refugees – even if […]Read More
Terror Attack Thwarted!
Raids foil planned Melbourne Christmas terror attack, police say. (FOX)- Australian police say five men are accused of planning a Christmas Day terror attack targeting a number of landmarks in Melbourne, the country’s second largest city. The five suspects, all in their early 20s, were expected to appear in court Friday to be charged with […]Read More
Berlin attack prompts high security in US cities for holiday season
In the wake of the Berlin truck attack, police departments around the U.S. are making a show of force at places where crowds gather at Christmastime. (FOX)- In New York City, police dispatched heavily-armed counterterrorism officers to stand guard at crowded pop-up Christmas markets in Union Square, Bryant Park and Columbus Circle only an hour […]Read More
U.S. placed Berlin terror suspect on no-fly list months ago!
The Berlin terror suspect who repeatedly slipped through the fingers of German authorities was reportedly on the U.S. no-fly list months before Monday’s deadly attack. (FOX)- Anis Amri piqued the interest of U.S. officials after it was discovered he had researched the construction of explosive devices and communicated with ISIS leaders on at least one […]Read More