Paramilitary organizations Press Release
|05/26/2020 - 12:14||
Alexandria Man on FBI Most Wanted List Indicted on Terrorism Charges
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging an Alexandria man with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization operating in Somalia.
|05/08/2020 - 14:59||
Iran: Prosecutions for Protests About Plane-Downing
In this January 11, 2020, people gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash at the gate of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran.
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|05/04/2020 - 12:53||
Germany's Exemplary Decision to Protect Europe From Terrorism: A Way Forward for France and the EU
Early Thursday morning, Germany announced its historic decision to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Shortly thereafter, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced that operations had been carried out to arrest suspected Hezbollah members all over the country.
|05/01/2020 - 08:16||
Will Germany Lead the EU to Ban Hezbollah?
Could Germany’s decision on Thursday to ban all Hezbollah activities on its soil compel the rest of the European Union to do the same?
|05/01/2020 - 07:03||
Treasury Designates IRGC-Qods Force Front Company and Owner
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated dual Iranian and Iraqi national Amir Dianat, a longtime associate of senior officials of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).
|04/30/2020 - 02:18||
AJC Praises Germanys Ban of All Hezbollah Activities
American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global advocacy organization, praised Germany’s decision today to ban Hezbollah’s activities on the country’s soil, determining that the organization in its entirety is engaged in terrorist activity. The government’s action will ban all activity, prohibit public display of all symbols, and confiscate all assets of Hezbollah in Germany.
|03/31/2020 - 05:33||
U.S. Beats War Drums in Middle East
The New York Times reports: “Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander.”
|03/23/2020 - 15:07||
Mozambique: Authorities must do all needed to lawfully protect people in Cabo Delgado
In response to the attack on the town of Mocimboa da Praia in Cabo Delgado in the early hours of today by members of an armed group locally known as Al-Shabaab who have since taken over the town, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East and Southern Africa said:
|03/19/2020 - 18:52||
Treasury Targets Companies Facilitating Irans Petroleum Sales
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today took action against five United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based companies that facilitate the Iranian regime’s petroleum and petrochemical sales.
|02/26/2020 - 04:12||
Treasury Designates Martyrs Foundation Companies and Officials as Global Terrorists
Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) three Lebanon-based officials and 12 Lebanon-based entities linked to the Martyrs Foundation, part of Hizballah’s support network.
|02/13/2020 - 19:16||
Militant Leadership Monitor December 2016
The November 2016 issue of Militant leadership Monitor has briefs on two commanders vying for survival in Damascus governorate, as well as profiles of rural Sindh LeJ faction leader Hafeez Pandrani, the Amir of Tatarstan’s Deputy Marat Sabirov, Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh’s Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque, and Salafist Shaykh Rabi’ bin Hadi al-Madkhali.
|02/12/2020 - 20:59||
Somalia: Killings, corruption and censorship besiege media freedom
A surge in violent attacks, threats, harassment and intimidation of media workers is entrenching Somalia as one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist, Amnesty International said today.
|02/11/2020 - 15:53||
Iran Moves to Silence Journalists, Activists Ahead of Parliamentary Elections
According to first-hand testimonies provided to CHRI, the recent crackdown is aimed at journalists and activists who maintain active social media accounts.
|02/11/2020 - 10:06||
Ohio man sentenced to 14 years for plotting attack on Clevelands July 4th parade in an effort to support al Qaeda
Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, aka Salah ad-Deen Osama Waleed, 50 of Maple Heights, Ohio, was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment and lifetime supervised release for attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, as well as 5 years of imprisonment each for threats against the President of the United States and threats against family members of the President of the United States. All three terms of imprisonment will be served concurrently.
|01/31/2020 - 17:31||
Fugitive Wanted by Iraq for Murder of Iraqi Police Officers Arrested in Arizona
A Phoenix-area resident, who is alleged to have been the leader of a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq, appeared today before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix, Arizona in connection with proceedings to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq. He is wanted to stand trial in Iraq for two charges of premeditated murder committed in 2006 in Al-Fallujah.
|01/29/2020 - 14:39||
Syrian American Council Calls for Urgent Action to Halt Massive Displacement of Civilians Underway in Syrias Idlib
Syrian American Council Calls for Urgent Action to Halt Massive Displacement of Civilians Underway in Syria’s Idlib.
|01/14/2020 - 06:25||
In Tehran, a tragic error threatens political wreckage Rodger Shanahan As questions around the Flight 752 disaster persist, Iranian politicians seek cover.
A vigil for victims of the Flight 752 plane crash was held at Amri Kabir University in Tehran, where some of the victims were former students, 11 January (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
|01/09/2020 - 22:51||
Treasury Targets Irans Billion Dollar Metals Industry and Senior Regime Officials
Action coincides with President’s Executive Order expanding authorities to target additional sources of revenue used by the Iranian regime
|01/09/2020 - 00:02||
JNS: Trump Deserves Praise for Protecting Americans and Israelis by Killing Terror Leader
U.S. President Donald Trump and the American military and intelligence services should be praised for protecting American and Israeli lives by killing the head of the U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and the international leader of Hezbollah, arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani; along with the commander of the Iranian-backed Iraqi FTO Kataib Hezbollah, terrorist Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis; a member of FTO Hezbollah; and several other Iranian-backed terrorists.
|01/03/2020 - 16:27||
State Department Terrorist Designations of Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Its Leaders, Qays and Laith al-Khazali
Today, the Secretary of State announced his intent to designate Aas’ib Ahl al-Haq — also known as AAH — as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Additionally, the Secretary has designated AAH and two of its leaders, brothers Qays and Laith al-Khazali, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.
|12/27/2019 - 07:18||
ZOA Praises Germany Passing Resolution Calling on Berlin To Outlaw Hezbollah
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has praised the Bundestag, the German parliament, for passing a non-binding resolution to ban activity on German soil of the Iranian proxy Lebanese Shia terrorist group, Hezbollah. It further urges Berlin to abandon the distinction it currently maintains, along with other European Union (EU) governments, between the political and a military wings of Hezbollah.
|12/23/2019 - 12:36||
Most Popular RAND Blog Commentary of 2019
Terrorism. The humanitarian crisis at the border. How to engage friends and foes on the world stage. Commentary gives RAND researchers an outlet to convey insights based on their expertise—and often on their peer-reviewed research—regarding the most critical topics of the day.
|12/13/2019 - 19:02||
U.S. Designates Lebanese Businessmen Who Have Supported Hizballah
Today, as the Lebanese people demand reform and an end to corruption, the United States has designated two prominent Lebanese businessmen whose illicit financial activities, including money laundering and tax evasion, have provided financial support for Hizballah. This action applies to two Hizballah financiers, one of their business partners, and 17 affiliated entities, pursuant to E.O. 13224.
|12/13/2019 - 17:55||
Federal Inmate Convicted of Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
A 45-year-old international terrorist imprisoned in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has been convicted of additional offenses in the Eastern District of Texas.
|12/11/2019 - 22:16||
Militant Leadership Monitor December 2017
The December 2017 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features a brief on the assassination of the mayor of Misrata, as well as profiles on Iraqi PMU commander Shaykh Wanas Naji al-Jabara al-Jabouri; Pakistani JuA leader Omar Khalid Khorasani; Australian Islamic State member Neil Prakash; and Fugitive Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mahmud Ezzat.