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Date: Aug 28, 2018

The French military killed one of the Islamic State group's top officials for the group's affiliate in West Africa, the defense ministry announced Tuesday.  Another member of the group and two civilians were also killed in Sunday's operation, officials said.

The ISIS leader killed in the operation in Mali near the border of Niger was identified as Mohamed Ag Almouner.  The second member of the group was not named.  Reuters reported that Ag Almouner was a top official of the Islamic State group in the Greater Sahara.

Read more: WPLG Local 10 News

A Greek anarchist group has staged a protest at Foreign Ministry building in central Athens to oppose Greek-Israeli energy and military cooperation as well as the decision by the United States to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

In the videotaped protest posted online, two members of the Greek anarchist group Rubicon climbed into the ministry compound and left a bag near the entrance. The group said it contained a Palestinian flag and photographs of Palestinian protesters shot dead by Israeli forces during demonstrations that coincided with the U.S. Embassy move in May.

Read more: ABC News

A heroic double agent who managed to infiltrate ISIS and foil nearly 50 terror attacks is credited with saving hundreds of lives.

Captain Harith al-Sudani was a mole from Iraq’s Falcon Intelligence Cell who made his way up to the highest ranks of Islamic State.

He posed as a jihadi, transporting bombs and is one of the country’s greatest spies.

But instead of detonating the devices the dad-of-three would give them to his team to disable and then fake explosions and casualties.

Police even issued statements saying people had been killed or wounded to ensure ISIS leaders believed their attacks had worked.

Captain al-Sudani’s dad Abid said: “He saved the lives of many people.”

“Every operation was stopping the bloodshed of innocents.”

During one of his last missions, the terrorists had bugged his car.

It meant they heard his conversations with his team and after 16 months undercover he went on a final mission in January 2017.

He was sent to a farmhouse north of Baghdad and never came out.

 

Read more:  New York Post

A hand-written document called “Phases of a Terrorist Attack,” was seized from a remote New Mexico desert compound where authorities found 11 children living in wretched conditions, and later a dead 3-year-old boy, prosecutors said.

The document, cited in a court filing Friday by state prosecutors, included vague instructions for “the one-time terrorist” and mentioned an unnamed place called “the ideal attack site.”

Prosecutors wrote that new interviews with some of the children taken from the site revealed that one of the adults, Lucas Morton, stated he wished to die in jihad as a martyr, and that defendants Jany Leveille and defendant Subhannah Wahhaj joked about dying in jihad.

Morton’s attorney did not respond immediately to requests for comment. Megan Mitsunaga, who represents Subhannah Wahhaj, said the she has not seen any evidence to support the accusation against her client. Leveille’s attorney could not be reached.

The document was filed Friday as part of the prosecutors’ fight to keep all five adults found at the compound jailed. They are challenging a judge’s ruling earlier this month that would release the adults to house arrest with ankle bracelets. They remain in custody amid death threats against the judge and concerns for the defendants’ own security.

 

Read more:  AP