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A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Nov 15, 2018

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the West Bank.

The department also blacklisted Al-Mujahidin Brigades (AMB), which it said had links to Hezbollah and had plotted a number of attacks against Israeli targets from a base in the Palestinian Territories.

“Today’s designations seek to deny Nasrallah and AMB the resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks,” the State Department said in a statement. It said the actions denied Nasrallah and AMB access to the U.S. financial system.

Read more: Reuters

A British Army soldier who vowed that he would “die committed to the white race” has been jailed for being a member of a neo-Nazi terrorist group.

Lance Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen had been trying to recruit fellow soldiers for National Action in preparation for a race war to “cleanse our lands”.

The 34-year-old was one of eight members of the terrorist group to be convicted in a series of trials that dismantled its Midlands cell.

But terror police warned that the threat would not go away and predicted that “peripheral” figures would start chapters under new names.

Read more: Independent (UK)

Libya is planning to extradite the brother of Manchester Arena bomber by the end of the year, Fayez al-Sarraj, the nation’s UN-backed prime minister, told the BBC on Wednesday.

Britain last year submitted a request to extradite Hashem Abedi after the bombing at an Ariana Grande pop concert in May 2017 in which 22 people – many of them young pop fans – were killed.

Salman Abedi detonated the bomb, killing himself, outside one of the arena exits shortly after the end of a concert by Ariana Grande. Both brothers travelled to Libya in April, before Salman returned alone to carry out the attack.

In an interview with the BBC on the sidelines of an international conference in Italy, Mr Sarraj said: “I think from here to the end of this year, we will finish all the legal procedures in Libya.

Read more: The Telegraph (UK)

Two weeks before his long-awaited trial, a Hillside man has asked a federal judge to allow him to enter an unusual guilty plea to charges alleging he tried to detonate a bomb outside a Loop bar in 2012 and then solicited the murder of the undercover FBI agent who orchestrated the sting against him.

Lawyers for Adel Daoud, now 25, asked U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in a court filing Wednesday to enter what’s known as an Alford plea in which he’d acknowledge prosecutors had evidence to convict him but not admit wrongdoing.

Read more: Chicago Tribune