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Date: Aug 2, 2016

An Ohio man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges he plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs and that he sympathized with Islamic State militants.

In an appearance in federal court in Cincinnati, Christopher Cornell, 22, shackled and dressed in black-and-white striped jail clothes, admitted to the charges of attempted murder of government officials, possession of a firearm to commit a crime and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Cornell, who mainly answered the judge's questions with "yes ma'am" and "no ma'am," faces up to 30 years in prison and a lifetime of supervision, according to officials at the hearing.

Read more: Yahoo News

The U.S. Central Command says the military has conducted two counterterrorism airstrikes targeting al-Qaida's branch in southern Yemen this month, killing seven militants.

CENTCOM says in a statement Tuesday that six al-Qaida operatives were killed in an airstrike on July 16. An earlier airstrike on July 8 killed one al-Qaida operative. 

Read more: AP

Infighting has broken out within ISIS ranks after a foreign jihadi leader opened fire on 'jealous' local extremists for failing to follow orders at a training camp in Iraq.

A deadly gunfight took place in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s Nineveh province amid a growing rift between local and foreign members of the terror group.

Two were killed and 20 injured at the training facility when fanatics attacked each other with 'light weapons' in a row over the positions they have been given.

Read more: Daily Mail

Six police officers were killed and four others wounded when a car bomb exploded as a police vehicle passed in southeastern Turkey on Monday in an attack that security sources said appeared to have been carried out by Kurdish militants.

The bomb was detonated by remote control as the vehicle passed through a road in Bingol province. The attack was carried out by the members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the sources said. 

Read more: Reuters

He has seen the body, and authorities say the fingerprints match. But Towhid Rouf is having trouble believing that this skinny, bearded man — killed with eight other suspected Islamist militants in a Bangladesh police raid — could possibly be his smart, well-behaved son.

Shazad Rouf Orko, who once lived in the U.S. and held an American passport, was a fun-loving student and a member of a musically inclined family who played guitar, his father said. He disappeared early this year, and before his death he reportedly left behind an audio tape in which he denounced his own family as apostates.

Read more: ABC News