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Terrorism News

A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Aug 29, 2019

A 19-year-old student found with guns in a North Carolina college dorm had a plot to “kill people,” police say.

Officials on Tuesday night took away two guns that freshman Paul Arnold Steber had on the campus of High Point University, according to a news release.

Police say he had a “plan and timeline to kill people,” WFMY reports.

Read more: Durham Herald Sun

An army reservist whose alleged links to a neo-Nazi group led to a raid on his rural Manitoba home last week has been fired, according to the Department of National Defence.

Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews, a member of the Winnipeg-based 38 Canadian Brigade Group, "will no longer be a participant in military activities in any form, and will not be returning to work," a military spokesperson wrote in an email to CBC News.

"This action was deemed necessary, considering the seriousness of the allegations and the risk to unit morale and cohesion."

Read more: CBC News

A group of former peace negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced they are taking up arms again following what they considered the failure of conservative President Ivan Duque to guarantee their political rights after the signing of a landmark peace deal.

In a video published before dawn Thursday, former chief rebel negotiator Luciano Marin appeared alongside a group of some 20 heavily armed guerrillas condemning Duque and his supporters for standing by idly as hundreds of leftist activists and more than 150 former rebels have been killed since the 2016 peace deal, which sought to end a half century of fighting in the South American country.

Read more: AP

A Maryland man accused of planning an ISIS-inspired attack at the National Harbor has been indicted on a terrorism-related charge.

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Rondell Henry, 28, on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.

“Earlier today, a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment on Rondell Henry, a Germantown resident for attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically ISIS,” U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert Hur said.

According to the indictment released on Wednesday, Henry “did knowingly attempt to provide material support and resources, including personnel (specifically himself) and services, to a foreign terrorist organization — mainly ISIS.”

Federal prosecutors say on March 26, Henry stole a U-Haul van in Virginia and drove to Dulles Airport. Security, however, was tight and the crowd was too small.

Read more: WJZ