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A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Jun 6, 2019

Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry have arrested a 46-year old man after searching a number of properties in the city.

Officers seized a number of items during raids in the Northland Road and Creggan areas of Derry.

The 46-year old was arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Ms McKee, 29, was shot while observing rioting in Creggan on 18 April.

Det Supt Jason Murphy again appealed for anyone with information about the murder of Ms McKee to come forward.

Read more: BBC News

The expansion of extremism shows the flaws in current strategies and the need to rethink regional responses. By Lori-Anne Théroux-Benoni and Nadia Adam

Violent extremist groups are no longer confined to the Sahelian states of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad. Their threat is spilling over into the northern regions of West African coastal states – particularly Benin, Ghana and Togo. This was confirmed on 1 May when two French tourists and their Beninese guide were abducted in Benin’s Pendjari National Park.

The 2016 Grand-Bassam attack in Côte d’Ivoire had already shown how violent extremist groups could strike a West African coastal city beyond their known areas of operation in the Sahel. This attack, claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), was planned in Mali, and the perpetrators travelled from there.

Read more: Daily Maverick (via MSN)

Two men accused of planning acts of terrorism in the UK worked together "for a common terrorist purpose", a court has heard.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Farhad Salah, 24, of the Fatima Community Centre in Sheffield, planned to place explosives in a driverless car.

Andy Star, 32, of Sheffield Road in Chesterfield, is accused of being his "willing and technical helpmate".

Both men, who are Iraqi nationals, deny the charge.

Prosecutor Anne Whyte QC told jurors armed police searched both men's homes in December 2017 and over the course of several days a "large number of individual items" were found.

Read more: BBC News

An army veteran from Reseda has pleaded not guilty to plotting to bomb the Santa Monica Pier and a white supremacist rally in Long Beach and kill as many people as possible.

A federal grand jury indicted Mark Steven Domingo last month with providing material support to terrorists and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He could face life in prison if convicted of all charges.

Domingo entered a not guilty plea on Friday, May 31 and has his next court appearance scheduled for June 23.

Read more: ABC 7