Terrorism

UPDATE: Sri Lanka Says ‘Islamist Militants’ Behind Attack, Nearly 300 Dead, Social Media Blocked

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.22.19

Officials in Sri Lanka continued to block the nation’s access to social media Monday; fearing more bloodshed after ‘Islamist militants’ launched a series of bombings across the country on Easter Sunday that claimed the lives of nearly 300 people.

“Sri Lankan officials believe an Islamist militant group was behind the Easter morning attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed at least 290 people and wounded another 500, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told reporters,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

“Officials had said previously that another country had warned that the group, known as National Thowheed Jamath, was planning attacks in Sri Lanka, but the warnings weren’t specific enough to effectively act on and didn’t include hotels or tourist sites as potential targets,” adds the article.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Multiple Easter Sunday Bombings Kill 200+ at Sri Lanka Churches, Hotels

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.21.19

A series of Easter bombings targeting at least three churches and three luxury hotels took the lives of over 200 people in Sri Lanka Sunday; with authorities saying an additional 450 were injured or missing.

“A pair holding U.S. and British nationalities were among the 11 foreigners killed after a series of explosions struck three churches and three luxury hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital Easter Sunday, leaving at least 207 people dead and 450 others injured, officials said,” reports Fox News.

“Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry said the other foreigners whose nationalities have been verified included three Indians, one Portuguese national, two Turkish nationals, and three British nationals,” adds the article.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

AL QAEDA RETURNS: Terror Leader Calls for ‘NEW JIHAD’ Against US

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.14.18

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.”

Read the full story here.

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