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News articles, special reports, and legal documents related to international terrorist organizations (ITOs) originating in and/or operating in the United States and Canada. We currently focus on recent, post-9/11, terrorist attacks in the United States and Canada, as well as the activities in these two countries of established terror groups such as HAMAS and Kahane Chai.. We also list criminal activity that borderlines with acts of terrorism and related law enforcement issues. Please browse the other sections to identify terrorist groups operating across regions.
 
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NOTEWORTHY RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS | LAW AND ORDER | INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, RECENT ACTIVITY

NOTEWORTHY RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS

ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING - Orlando, Florida, June 11-12, 2016. A lone gunman, Omar Amir Siddiq Mateen, killed at least 50 people and wounded over 53 at a crowded LGBT nightclub in the early hours of Sunday in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in American history..

What Happened at the Orlando Nightclub Shooting. [Synopsis] The New York Times, June 12, 2016: MULTIMEDIA

Florida nightclub shooting: 50 killed and 53 injured in 'act of terror' – latest updates. By Alan Yuhas and Kate Lyons, The Guardian, June 12, 2016: MULTIMEDIA

50 killed in Florida nightclub, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance. By Ashley Fantz, Ralph Ellis, Faith Karimi and Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN, June 12, 2016: MULTIMEDIA

 

OTTAWA SHOOTINGS IN THE NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL AND PARLIAMENT BUILDING - October 21, 2014

Interactive timeline: What happened in Ottawa An audio, visual and by-the-numbers timeline of the events leading to and following the shooting in Ottawa. By Jaime Weinman and Adrian Lee, Macleans, October 22, 2014: MULTIMEDIA

Ottawa shootings: Video of Zehaf-Bibeau attack released. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commissioner Bob Paulson described Zehaf-Bibeau as a Canadian-born petty criminal with possible dual citizenship in Libya. BBC News, October 24, 2014: MULTIMEDIA

Canadian Police Describe Timeline of Ottawa Attack. NBC News, October 23, 2014: VIDEO

Martin Couture-Rouleau, hit-and-run driver, arrested by RCMP in July. Driver waited in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu parking lot at least 2 hours before hitting 2 soldiers CBC News, October 21, 2014: MULTIMEDIA

 

BOSTON MARATHON TERRORIST ATTACK - April 15, 2013

What we know about the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Evidence recovered from the scene will be sent to the FBI's lab in Quantico, Virginia, where analysts will attempt to reconstruct the devices used in the attack. By Steve Almasy, CNN, April 30, 2013: TEXT | VIDEOS

A brief history of terrorist attacks in Boston. In more recent years, Boston has had an ignominious connection with the major terrorist attacks carried out on U.S. soil. By Elias Groll, Foreign Police, April 15, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE

BOSTON MARATHON. terrorist attack - April 15, 2013. We will add the key articles as soon as speculation finishes. Meanwhile: Live Coverage (from news outlets not overloaded with ads and wanting to cash from a terrorist attack):

Explosions hit Boston Marathon: BBC News: GO>>

Explosions at Boston Marathon Kill 2: New York Times: GO>>

Obama vows 'full weight of justice' in Boston bombing. Los Angeles Times: GO>>

Explosions rock finish of Boston Marathon; 2 killed and scores injured. NBC News: GO>>

At least 2 dead, dozens hurt after two bombs explode at Boston Marathon: Fox News: GO>>


 

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U.S. Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots. The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system's ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. By Spencer Ackerma, The Guardian, July 22, 2014: TEXT

THE REPORT: Illusion of Justice. Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions. New York, Human Rights Watch and The Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School, July 21, 2014: PDF

Yemeni-American Arrested For Alleged Plot To Kill Troops And Shiites, FBI Claims. Mufid Elfgeeh of Rochester bought two handguns and two silencers as part of a plan to kill members of the U.S. armed forces returning from war, as well as Shiites in the Rochester area. By AP, Huffington Post, June 6, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE


 

INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, RECENT ACTIVITY

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Al-Shabaab
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SOMALIA

 

US-born 'jihadist rapper' Omar Hammami reportedly killed in Somalia. Militant also known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki was on FBI's most wanted list with $5m reward for his capture. AP, The Guardian, September 12, 2013: TEXT | PHOTO

 

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HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
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PALESTINE / ISRAEL

 

Bridgeview man Muhammad Salah sues over terrorist status. Declared a terrorist by the U.S. Government in 1995, he argues that long-standing restrictions are too strict. By Annie Sweeney, The Chicago Tribune, September 6, 2012: TEXT

 

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Kahane Chai (Kach)
ACTIVE
MIDDLE EAST / U.S.

 

Appeals Court Upholds Terrorist Label for a Jewish Group. Judge Ginsburg wrote that Mr. Powell “could reasonably conclude” from news reports that Kahane Chai “was known to approve of terrorist tactics, including the mass murder of Arab worshipers.” By Neil A. Lewis, The New York Times, October 18, 2006: click here

FBI Raids Brooklyn Office of Kahane Followers. FBI agents and New York City police hauled away computers and written materials from the Hatikva Jewish Identity Center on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush. By Dean E. Murphy, The New York Times, January 5, 2001: click here

Assassination of Rabin Raises Alarm Over Role of Kahane's Violent Followers in U.S. The followers of Rabbi Kahane, the Brooklyn-born militant who was killed in 1990, remain a visible, dangerous presence in the United States, law enforcement officials say. By Joe Sexton, The New York Times, November 13, 1995: click here

 

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Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)
ACTIVE
INDIA /PAKISTAN


US charges two for 'Denmark plot.' David Coleman Headley, 49, and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, were arrested; Mr Headley travelled to Pakistan to meet members of the Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba and also made contact with Harakat-ul Jihad Islami. BBC News, October 27, 2009: TEXT | PICTURE

 
 
 
 

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