The U.S. government has designated Ahmed Luqman Talib as a terrorist, saying he uses his gemstone business to help move people and money for al Qaeda.
The Islamic State claims that one of its “fighters” carried out a stabbing attack in Melbourne, Australia earlier today. One person was killed and two others wounded in the terrorist’s assault. The attacker used the same crude methods employed in previous small-scale Islamic State attacks.
Australian authorities say they broke up an especially “sophisticated” Islamic State plot in late July. The so-called caliphate wanted to bring down an airliner using an improvised explosive device (IED). The Islamic State even shipped the IED components to the suspects in Australia. The accused men were also allegedly experimenting with a bomb intended to disperse hydrogen sulfide.
The two Australians were reportedly killed in a drone strike in November 2013 with several others, including a veteran al Qaeda member.
Guantánamo conviction of Australian is overturned
Malaysian man who ‘used Australia as step-off point for sending fighters to join ISIS terrorists in Syria’ arrested after being deported
Counterterrorism police arrested Omar Ammouche, 33, and Jibryl Almaouie, 21, in southwest Sydney as part of an ongoing investigation; Ammouche is said to be an associate of Islamic State jihadist Khaled Sharrouf. Melbourne Airport reopened after being evacuated due to a security threat.
The sixth issue of Dabiq, the Islamic State’s English-language magazine, praised the deadly siege of a Sydney cafe by Man Haron Monis, and claimed that he had heeded the Islamic State’s call. Ahmad Mohamad al-Ghaz’zaoui, a Lebanese man from Sydney, has reportedly been killed in Syria while in the ranks of the Islamic State; he […]