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Terrorism News

A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Nov 29, 2018

Moscow’s latest tourist attraction, a cable car over the Moskva River, has been shut the day after it opened because of what the operator said was a cyberattack.

The gondola takes passengers from the Sparrow Hills overlooking the Russian capital to the Luzhniki sports stadium where the soccer World Cup final was held this summer.

It opened to the public on Tuesday, with rides to be free for the first month, but suddenly halted the next day because of what the operator called a cyberattack on its servers.

Read more: Reuters

A Bradenton man is facing a terrorism charge after he threatened to blow up the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Since March the sheriff’s office has been receiving “disturbing” messages via Facebook Messenger from someone who identified themselves as “Ljameer Muhammad,” according to the report.

Detectives eventually identified Jamer Lomant Lawrence, 28, as being the person behind the threats. Last week he was arrested and charged with one count of threatening to commit act of terrorism.

Read more: Bradenton Herald

The first terrorism trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is scheduled for closing arguments Thursday morning.

The defense rested Tuesday without calling a witness in Laith Alebbini’s bench trial in front of U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice.

Federal prosecutors rested Monday after eight days of testimony related to Alebbini, 28, who is on trial for conspiracy and attempting “to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization in the form of personnel to work under ISIS’s direction and control.”

Prosecutors questioned 12 witnesses, including a local confidential FBI source and Alebbini’s childhood friend, who prosecutors said tried to talk Alebbini out of any terrorism plans. Alebbini moved to the Dayton area in early 2017.

Read more: Dayton Daily News

British police say a man has been arrested in the capital on suspicion of encouraging terrorism.

Counterterrorism officers arrested the 18-year-old man in south London on Wednesday, and he was taken to a police station where he remains in custody.

Police also searched two addresses in south and southeast London in connection with the investigation.

London's official terrorism threat is judged to be severe, indicating that intelligence analysts believe an attack is highly likely.

Read more: ABC News

A man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack by poisoning the public water supply in Italy, Italian police said and local media reported.

"A man was arrested...for planning an attack in a Sardinia town," state police tweeted, adding that the operation was carried out by the DIGOS division which deals with terrorism and organized crime.

The 38-year-old man was taken into custody in a vast operation that cordoned off parts of the town of Macomer on the island region of Sardinia, RAI News 24 public broadcaster reported, showing footage of the man being arrested.

Read more: Xinhua