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United States | Briefing on Syria

United States – MR PALLADINO: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for coming today. We have the Secretary of State’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James Jeffrey. Ambassador Jeffrey will have a few opening comments, and then we will open it up to questions. I’ll call on questions. Thank you. Ambassador Jeffrey. AMBASSADOR JEFFREY: Thank … Continue reading United States | Briefing on Syria

Illinois News: Chicago Man, ASHRAF AL SAFOO Charged with Conspiring to Support ISIS

CHICAGO, Illinois — A Chicago man has been arrested on a federal complaint charging him with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq in al-Sham (ISIS). ASHRAF AL SAFOO, also known as “Abu Al’-Abbas Al-Iraqi,” “Abu Shanab,” and “Abbusi,” 34, was arrested Wednesday in Chicago. A criminal complaint charges him with one … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Man, ASHRAF AL SAFOO Charged with Conspiring to Support ISIS

United States | President Trump’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism

United States – Today’s terrorist threats are more complex, fluid, and fast-moving than ever. Terrorist groups and networks such as al-Qa`ida, ISIS, and Iranian-supported terrorists continue to target us, our allies, and partners. We must combat these threats through a comprehensive and coordinated approach. Earlier today, President Trump announced a new National Strategy for Counterterrorism … Continue reading United States | President Trump’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Alexander Ciccolo Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

Defendant was planning attack on a university; stabbed nurse 10 times while in custody BOSTON, Ms. – An Adams, Mass. man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIS. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 26, was … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Alexander Ciccolo Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

Indiana News: Former Indiana Resident, Samantha Marie Elhassani Charged With Providing And Conspiring To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Elkhart, Indiana -Samantha Marie Elhassani, aka Samantha Sally, 32, formerly of Elkhart, Indiana, was charged on Aug. 22, in a two count indictment with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated terrorist organization, and aiding and abetting individuals in providing material support to ISIS. The charges … Continue reading Indiana News: Former Indiana Resident, Samantha Marie Elhassani Charged With Providing And Conspiring To Provide Material Support To ISIS

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UK Foreign Secretary Hunt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.  They discussed a number of global issues, including the ongoing threat posed by Russia’s dangerous and destabilizing activity and Iran’s malign behavior, the defeat ISIS … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UK Foreign Secretary Hunt

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Welcomes Saudi Contribution for Stabilization Efforts in Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States applauds today’s announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its generous contribution of $100 million for ongoing, Coalition-supported stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS in Syria.  Saudi Arabia made this pledge when Secretary Pompeo hosted his counterparts at a meeting … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Welcomes Saudi Contribution for Stabilization Efforts in Syria

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Iraq’s Prime Minister Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo spoke with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al Abadi and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government.  The Secretary expressed appreciation for the two leaders’ progress in resolving outstanding Baghdad-Erbil issues according to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Iraq’s Prime Minister Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani