Benghazi

GOP Benghazi Report Cites Failures In Intel Community

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 — Republicans and Democrats have released their separate, final versions of the House Benghazi investigation. The reports were completed at a cost of more than $7 million to properly investigate what happened there. Each side places the blame for that fiasco on each other. Four Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, when extremists overran a consular compound and burned the consulate to the … Continue reading GOP Benghazi Report Cites Failures In Intel Community

Law Enforcement raid Mossack Fonseca

Law enforcement in Panama raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” leak. Authorities were looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism. A half dozen police officers set up a perimeter around the offices while prosecutors searched inside for documents. Shortly after news reports based on a trove of documents from the firm began emerging … Continue reading Law Enforcement raid Mossack Fonseca

American names surface in Panama Papers

Hundreds of American executives have been identified in the Panama Papers including some who have been accused or convicted by U.S. authorities for ties to Ponzi schemes. The identities of the Americans emerged from the treasure trove of documents obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the U.S.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and hundreds of other media organizations. Perhaps few Americans used Panama to … Continue reading American names surface in Panama Papers

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ISIS kills seven in Baghdad mall shooting

Four gunmen charged into a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad on Monday after a car bomb exploded outside, killing at least seven people, two police sources said. State television said security forces were surrounding the site of “a terrorist attack” in Baghdad Jadida, citing an interior ministry spokesman. Officials estimated that 50-75 people were trapped in the mall. A hospital official confirmed the death toll … Continue reading ISIS kills seven in Baghdad mall shooting

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Multiple ISIS suicide bombings kill Iraqi soldiers

ISIS suicide bombers killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded 17 on Friday after they drove 10 vehicles packed with explosives into an Iraqi army base near Ramadi. Anbar Provincial Council leader, Sabah Al-Karhut told CNN that the attacks happened in quick succession. ISIS targeted the Iraq’s 10th Division base northeast of Ramadi. ISIS still controls 25% of the city despite Iraqi Special Forces drove ISIS fighters … Continue reading Multiple ISIS suicide bombings kill Iraqi soldiers

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ISIS has tech needed to forge passports

U.S. report warns of ISIS creating fake passports Intelligence officials released a report to law enforcement on Friday warning that ISIS has access to passport printing machines and blank passport books. The source noted that, beyond the report, there’s concern that this capability coupled with ISIS access to government buildings in Syria that contain valid biographical data and fingerprint info on Syrian citizens give rise to … Continue reading ISIS has tech needed to forge passports

Federal authorities expected to indict friend who bought guns used in attack

Friend of Syed Farook possibly facing criminal charges and treason Federal authorities confirmed on Thursday the possibility of filing criminal charges against the neighbor of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook who bought two of the guns used in last week’s terror attack. Enrique Marquez, the neighbor who legally purchased the AR-15 rifles that Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik used to kill 14 people and … Continue reading Federal authorities expected to indict friend who bought guns used in attack

San Bernardino shooters were in contact with suspected terrorists

Law enforcement officials in San Bernardino confirmed on Thursday that Syed Rizwwan Farook was radicalized an in touch with people being investigated by the FBI for international terrorism. Farook’s apparent radicalization contributed to his role in the mass shooting of 14 people Wednesday during a holiday party for the San Bernardino County health department, where Farook worked. FBI’s Los Angeles office assistant director, David Bowditch … Continue reading San Bernardino shooters were in contact with suspected terrorists

Number of ISIS related arrests skyrocket in U.S.

Law enforcement across the country have arrested more than five dozen people in the U.S. for helping to support or plot with the Islamic State, according to a study by George Washington University released on Wednesday. The Islamic State recruits defy any single profile, the study found, though they are younger than previous terrorism suspects, are drawn heavily from converts to Islam and reflect increasingly … Continue reading Number of ISIS related arrests skyrocket in U.S.