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ISIS is down but it’s not out!

NYT

“….Over the past several months, ISIS has made inroads into a sprawling tent camp in northeast Syria, and there is no ready plan to deal with the 70,000 people there, including thousands of family members of ISIS fighters. American intelligence officials say the Al Hol camp, managed by Syrian Kurdish allies with little aid or security, is evolving into a hotbed of ISIS ideology and a huge breeding ground for future terrorists. The American-backed Syrian Kurdish force also holds more than 10,000 ISIS fighters, including 2,000 foreigners, in separate makeshift prisons.

At Al Hol, the Syrian Kurds’ “inability to provide more than ‘minimal security’ at the camp has allowed the ‘uncontested conditions to spread of ISIS ideology’ there,” said the inspector general’s report, which was prepared for the Pentagon, the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development…..”


The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 with another 182 wounded.

CBS


8/7/1998: A massive truck bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and minutes later, another truck bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, both resulting in 224 killed and over 4500 wounded.

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A suicide car bomber targeted the police headquarters and the explosion resulted in dozens wounded

CBS


A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including women and children

FOX


Nigeria: At least 65 people have lost their lives after suspected Boko Haram militants opened fire on a funeral

BBC

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7/27/1996: In Atlanta, Georgia, the XXVI Summer Olympiad is disrupted by the explosion of a nail-laden pipe bomb in Centennial Olympic Park killing 2 and wounding over 100

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London Bridge attacks (2017): Unseen footage from the scene shown at the end of the 8-week inquest.

The London Bridge attack claimed eight innocent lives in 2017.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-49009486/london-bridge-attacks-unseen-footage-from-the-scene

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48619714

“For the first time, the BBC can show footage of the moment unarmed officers and members of the public came face to face with the three London Bridge attackers.

The footage was filmed by Paul Clarke, a member of the public who was at the scene of the attack.

Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba ploughed into pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing people at Borough Market. They killed eight people before they were shot dead by firearms officers.

This video was shown at both the inquest into the victims’ deaths, and the inquest into the attackers’ deaths which concluded that the three attackers were lawfully killed by the police.

The BBC’s Home Affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford reports.”

  • 16 Jul 2019

 

BBC: Chaos and killings: 10 minutes at London Bridge

 

 


7/22/1916: A Preparedness Day parade held in San Francisco to celebrate United States’ entrance into World War I, is disrupted by the explosion of a suitcase bomb, which kills 10 bystanders and wounds 40 more.

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Anti-terrorism police in northern Italy have seized an air-to-air missile and other sophisticated weapons during raids on far-right extremist groups.

BBC


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