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TERRORIST ATTACKS: PARIS, MALI, AND MORE
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Spanish police say they've arrested four people in connection to terrorist attacks that killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others in and around Barcelona Thursday. Five suspects were killed as they tried to carry out a second terrorist attack in a nearby city.

The current location of the driver of a white van that plowed through a crowd of people on Barcelona's landmark Las Ramblas boulevard Thursday afternoon remains unknown.

Two brothers have been named in reports about the search for the perpetrators: Moussa Oukabir, a dual citizen of Morocco and Spain who was being sought by police along with three others Friday, and his older brother Driss Oukabir, who was arrested on Thursday.

According to Spanish media outlets, Driss reportedly told police that Moussa, who's believed to be 17, may have stolen his identification. It was Driss Oukabir's name that reportedly appeared on rental papers for the van used in the attack. Moussa Oukabir lived in Ripoll, north of Barcelona, where his brother was arrested. He has no police record.

Police believe that the attacks are the work of an organized group of terrorists — and that they acted after an accidental explosion derailed their plans to carry out a bombing in Barcelona.

Police say three parts of eastern Spain are focal points of their investigation and that events in all of them are linked: Las Ramblas in Barcelona; the town of Cambrils, where a second vehicular attack took place; and Alcanar, where an explosion killed one person Wednesday night.

Four people have been detained by police — and none of them had "a history of terrorism-related events," police in Catalonia said Friday. They were detained in and around Ripoll, some 65 miles north and inland from Barcelona, according to police.

Police arrested a Moroccan man whose "identification documents were used to rent the van" in the Las Ramblas attack, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from Barcelona. That man was one of three suspects who held Moroccan passports; another suspect is a Spanish citizen, Catalan Police Chief Josep Lluis Trapero said Friday.

Five men were shot and killed by police at a roadblock in Cambrils early Friday. They were wearing fake explosives on their bodies, police say.

Trapero said investigators believe those who acted were survivors from a gang that had been planning for weeks to carry out a bombing attack — but that they decided to use a van after their components blew up.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, the SITE Intelligence Group reports.


Full story: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2...-hit-spain





08-18-2017 02:43 PM
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^ Memorial in Barcelona for the 14 deceased victims of the terror attacks in Spain this week.

Spain is known as having some of the most dogged and diligent counter-terrorism officers in the world.

For over a decade, they managed to avoid attacks by radical Islamic terrorists, despite Spain's long Mediterranean coastline across from Morocco (making Spain an inviting entry point).

Spanish counter-terrorism agencies have arrested over 700 suspected terrorists since the tragic Madrid train attacks which left nearly 200 people dead in 2004.

Now, Spanish authorities are working hard to put all the pieces together and hold accountable everyone involved in this week's attacks, several of whom were teenagers.

Story: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/world...ml?mcubz=0





08-19-2017 05:19 PM
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Spanish Police Kill Terror Suspect Today

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Police confirmed that officers shot and killed Moroccan-born ^ Younes Abouyaaquob, 22, in the small town of Subirats, about an hour’s drive west of Barcelona. Abouyaaquob has been the subject of a massive manhunt since he escaped on Thursday night after the van attack. A tip from someone who recognized pics released by police reportedly led to him being located.

Police said Abouyaaquob was wearing what appeared to be a suicide bomb vest when he was confronted by officers. Bomb squad officers deployed a robot to get near the prone body, only then learning that the suicide vest was a fake, they said.

Spanish authorities said Monday the death toll from last week’s vehicle attacks has risen to 15. Catalan Justice Minister Carles Mundo identified the latest victim as a man, Pau Perez, who was found stabbed in his Ford Focus several miles from the scene of the van attack.

Police said that Abouyaaquob stabbed Perez to death when he stole his car to use as a getaway vehicle after the van attack. He dumped Perez into the back seat and drove away.

Abouyaaquob then rammed through the barricades at a police checkpoint as officers fired on the car, authorities said. That vehicle was found abandoned a few miles away with Perez’s body still in the back seat.

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Josep Lluís Trapero, chief of the Catalan National Police, also told reporters that authorities found DNA remains of at least two people killed in an explosion the day before the attacks.

Trapero said it was likely that one of the bodies found at the explosion site was Moroccan-national Abdelbaki Essati, a Muslim cleric who is suspected of radicalizing young men in the mountain town of Ripoll, Spain and organizing the terror cell.

Full story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/eur...story.html





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The militants who carried out an attack during Friday prayers at a mosque in Egypt's Sinai peninsula were carrying ISIS flags, the country's chief prosecutor, Nabil Sadeq, said Saturday.

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Sadeq also said that the death toll has risen to 305 worshipers, including 27 children -- a dramatic increase from the previously announced 235 fatalities. RIP. Another 128 were injured.

The attack was carried out by 25-30 militants who arrived at the mosque in five all-terrain vehicles, Sadeq said. They also torched seven cars belonging to the worshipers that were parked outside, he added.

Muslim worshipers told Sadeq's office that some of the attackers wore masks, but all wore military-like uniforms.

Emblazoned on the ISIS flags was the phrase, "There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God," according to survivors of the attack.

Full story: http://abcnews.go.com/International/235-...d=51359689





11-25-2017 02:42 PM
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Such a terrible time when people aren't even safe in a place of worship :(






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11-25-2017 03:01 PM
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Senseless Killing by Senseless Religious Thugs!






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11-25-2017 03:26 PM
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I can only hope that Muslims can confront these attacks on their own grounds and shun this ideological branch of Islam. In all truth only they can bring their religion together again. Not outsiders.






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11-25-2017 08:43 PM
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Take away a common enemy and they will implode.





11-25-2017 08:49 PM
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(11-25-2017 08:49 PM)BigMark Wrote:  Take away a common enemy and they will implode.

How so?

ISIS's enemy is all infidels..............which means everyone who isn't part of ISIS and refuses to join the murderous cult and adopt its ideology.

That includes all the peaceful Christians, Muslims, Daoists, Buddhists, Jews, Hindus, Atheists, Satanists, Deists and everyone else.

The one common enemy (aside from ISIS and similar Islamic terrorists) that everyone else should acknowledge is the Saudis -- they cultivated, exported and funded that radical extremist ideology across the Middle East for several decades.





11-25-2017 09:08 PM
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If they were only fighting among themselves they would implode. Not distracted or resources drained by Christians, Daoists, Buddhists, Jews, Hindus, Atheists, Satanists, Deists and liberal fucking frisco hippies.





11-25-2017 10:05 PM
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(11-25-2017 10:05 PM)BigMark Wrote:  and liberal fucking frisco hippies.

Ouch, that's a real burn there Biggie. :Flamethower

Your first point made no sense to me and neither did your second one. The ad hominem bullshit is transparent though.

I'd ask you to explain again and try to continue the topical discussion, but that seems beyond your ability or willingness, and I'm afraid you might call me a.............. no-good god-damned San Fran wo-man...... or something equally gutting.





11-25-2017 10:26 PM
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How is HotD a Liberal? Define it.






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I don't care if Biggie calls me a liberal fucking San Francisco hippie, though that characterization would be more understandable coming from a paranoid right-wing extremist living in the Boondocks or something. It just had nothing to do with the topic at hand.

Muslims from many nations are fighting and dying en mass in attempt to eradicate ISIS and the Sunni fundamentalist violence they unleash on those who don't share their views.

The victims of the Egyptian mosque massacre were all Muslim. They practiced Sufism, which is a strand of Islam that eschews materialism, emphasizes the inward search for God, and includes the worship of saints.

Sufi adherents are responsible for some of Islam's most famous and beloved literature, including the poems of Rumi. Followers promote values such as tolerance and pluralism, that makes them a target of ISIS which considers Sufis to be heretics and idolators.

Updates:
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/25/...lence.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worl...-in-egypt/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/world...egypt.html





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