A “dissident” faction associated with the Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility Tuesday for a series of “letter bombs” that left the United Kingdom on edge last week.
“A dissident Republican group calling itself the ‘IRA’ claimed responsibility on Tuesday for letter bombs sent to buildings in London and the University of Glasgow last week,” reports Reuters.
“White postal bags holding small bombs were sent to London’s Heathrow and City airports and Waterloo, the capital’s busiest train station, on March 5. One device caught fire when opened but caused no injuries and services continued at all three hubs,” adds the report.
A similar device was also sent to the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
The small explosives stunned residents in both the United Kingdom and Ireland; reminding locals of the widespread violence that rocked the region before the Northern Ireland Peace agreement in 1998.
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AL QAEDA RETURNS: Terror Leader Calls for ‘NEW JIHAD’ Against US
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri resurfaced over the weekend after months of hiding and questions over his health; releasing a five-minute video that called for a new “jihad” against the United States and its western allies.
The video, titled “Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims” slammed the Trump administration for its decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem, saying the Americans were “clear and explicit” in their “modern crusade” against Muslims across the world.
“[Americans] are the first enemy of the Muslims, and swore that it will not dream of security until it is lived in reality in Palestine, and until all the armies of disbelief leave the land of Muhammad,” he added.
Zawahiri took control of the global terror network after US forced killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, choosing to avoid the spotlight after the United States shifted its anti-terror efforts to focus on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Despite the warnings, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes the Mideast peace process is “decidedly not dead,” telling Fox News “We’re hard at work on it. We hope we can achieve a successful outcome there as well.”
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ANTIFA ARREST: DC Antifa Leader Charged with ‘Terroristic Threats’ and ‘Ethnic Intimidation’
A local Antifa leader from the Washington, DC area was arrested on “multiple felony charges” in Philadelphia earlier this month, with authorities saying the man was wanted for an attack against two Marines late last year.
The anarchist activist now “faces 17 charges, including multiple counts of aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, conspiracy and terroristic threats, and one count of robbery while inflicting serious bodily injury,” writes the Daily Caller.
The man is reportedly an organizer with Smash Racism DC, an Antifa-related organization behind the left-wing mob that attacked Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s DC home months ago.
The group was also responsible for accosting Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife as they dined in a Washington restaurant.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.