Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Al-Nusra Front ISIS Syria Terrorist Rebels


Al-Nusra Front Syria Terrorist Rebels --- ===

The original sunni Syrian rebels sent to topple the Iran shia-backed Syrian government was Al-Nusra, which was founded at the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011 as Syrian division of the Al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State founded in Iraq. Most of the Americans who traveled to join the jihad against Assad sought to join either Al Nusra or ISIS The United States supports Syrian rebels, but considers Al-Nusra to be terrorists, and has not declared war on Al-Nusra even though they once stated they were part of Al Qaeda. Al Nusra was founded in 2011 as the Syrian division of IS, later ISIS In 2014 Al Nusra enaged in direct warfare against the US when they recruited, flew out and  and trained Ohio Somali Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud to return to commit terrorist attacks on America before he was arrested.


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July 21, 2016 3 arrested ISIS in Florida: Former FBI agent why arrests didn't come sooner The Palm Beach Post Jul 24, 2016 - He showed his boss a terrorist propaganda video and exclaimed, ... as an ISIS follower who wanted to travel to Syria to engage in violent jihad. They had a penchant for running their mouths, praising recent terrorists acts in San Bernardino, Calif., Orlando and Nice, France, according to the FBI affidavit outlining the case against the three.  what turned three American citizens – an artist, a chameleon-like businessman and a former Palm Beach Lakes High School athlete — into a self-radicalized terror cell in Palm Beach County remained a mystery.  told by a “confidential human source” of how a semi-truck plowed into a crowd in Nice on July 14 — killing 84 men, women and children — Gregory Hubbard exclaimed, “Alhamdulillah,” or “Praise be to Allah.” Co-defendant Darren Arness Jackson echoed, “Allahu Akhbar,” or “Allah is greatest.” Three Palm Beach men charged with supporting Islamic State ... Miami Herald  Jul 22, 2016 · The FBI infiltrated a ring of alleged ISIL ... Gregory Hubbard, ... Hubbard was arrested at Miami International Airport on Thursday before ... Albany native among three arrested for terror plot - WALB  The FBI arrested three ... brought the charges against Gregory Hubbard, ... was in touch with ISIS in Syria. The FBI says that Hubbard went with the other men ...
ISIS in West Palm Beach Florida: Gregory Hubbard, Dayne ...
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Jul 22, 2016 · ... Gregory Hubbard Dayne ... Authorities say three Florida men planned to travel to Syria and ... According to the FBI, Hubbard was arrested


August 2013 radicalization  Man arrested on federal terrorism charges in Brownsburg FBI raid ... WXINJun 21, 2016 -  Akram Musleh, 18, attempted to board a bus from Indianapolis to New York, where they say he planned to fly to Morocco on his way to territory controlled by ISIS. Court documents say he then planned to join the group. in April 2015, Musleh purchased a one-way ticket from Chicago to Erbil, Iraq. In May 2015, Musleh purchased a one-way ticket from Chicago to Istanbul, Turkey. The credit card used to book the flight was declined and he didn't take the flight. In June 2015, he booked at least three separate one-way tickets from Chicago to Istanbul, Turkey. He arrived at the airport on June 23, 2015, and obtained his boarding pass. He was interviewed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He told them he was traveling to Istanbul to see family and friends.  A short time later, he said he was traveling to get married and would be meeting his fiancee and her family upon arrival. FBI investigators were not aware of any family or friends he had in Turk ey. Investigators did learn the alleged fiancee is an ISIS sympathizer who resided in Sweden. April 12, 2015, Brownsburg police investigated an incident in Williams Park after a report of juveniles being asked if they wanted to join Daesh, another term for ISIS. The FBI determined Musleh was one of the people asking these questions   YouTube videos of Anwar Al-Awlaki posted by Musleh were first discovered in August 2013. ... FBI met with school officials and Musleh a the school on December 11, 2013. Nine months later, Musleh reportedly purchased an ISIS flag online. On or around June 17, 2015, he photographed himself in front of it.  May 2, 2016, Musleh viewed an article from 2006 discussing a Indiana Department of Homeland Security list of approximately 8,500 potential terror targets in Indiana.  Three days later, Musleh accessed sites looking at pressure cookers. He also did extensive research on May 6-7 on explosive materials, including: dynamite, flash powder, explosive precursors, instructions on constructing explosive devices and explosive chemical recipes.

Nine Lost Souls the FBI Charged as Terrorists While Letting the ...
theintercept.com (anti-american disinformation site)  Jun 17, 2016 - In the United States, 88 people have been arrested on charges of ... and offered to help them travel to Syria with the aid of his online contacts.

coverage of the Orlando shooting has indicated that Mateen was motivated by homophobia and mental illness as much as any militant ideology;


22-year-old Bronx man arrested for trying to join ISIS in Syria New York Post May 24, 2016 - ISIS-wannabe Sajmir Alimehmeti, 22, was roused from bed by FBI ... He faces up to 20 years prison for supporting a terrorist group and ... At the time, Alimehmeti mentioned that he had a “plan” with his brother to travel to Syria.

Two Virginia Men Charged with Terrorism Offenses Attempt to Join ISIS in Syria  United States Department of Justice Jan 16, 2016 Joseph Hassan Farrokh, 28, and Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan, 25, both of Woodbridge, Virginia, were charged today for criminal activity relating to Farrokh’s attempt to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)  person was an FBI informant cooperating with law enforcement as part of a ...

Nearly 70 are arrested in America over ISIS plots and they include ...
www.dailymail.co.uk/.../The-enemy-Nearly-SEVENTY-arrested-America-I...
Daily MailNov 18, 2015 - Dozens of people have been arrested in the US and charged over plotting for ISIS. ... to join the terror group, Pugh is accused of trying to travel Syria to fight ... The FBI first learnt of his beliefs in 2001 when a co-worker at ..

Nine Lost Souls NADER ELHUZAYEL’S   government alleges he had attempted to travel abroad to join the Islamic State. wishes to die and go to heaven by fighting with ISIS. Online, he connected with a Palestinian woman who also supported the group. On May 21, 2015, Elhuzayel was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport while attempting to board a one-way flight to Tel Aviv. He is currently on trial on charges of material support for terrorism and bank fraud.

FBI: Three men attempted to join ISIS - CNN.com  Feb 25, 2015 - The FBI has arrested three men who allegedly planned to join ISIS in Syria, Abror Habibov, 30, operated kiosks at malls along the East Coast. He sold kitchenware and repaired mobile phones, according to a complaint unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.  Last fall, Habibov hired Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, to work at kiosks in Savannah, Georgia; Philadelphia and Chesapeake, Virginia. Abdurasul Juraboev, 24, a Uzbekistan native and legal permanent U.S. resident, worked at the Gyro King restaurant in Brooklyn. He asked his boss whether he could leave this weekend because he was traveling. Until their arrests Wednesday in connection with an alleged failed attempt to join ISIS in Syria, Saidakhmetov and Juraboev appeared to live the mundane lives of ordinary Brooklyn immigrants. ...

September 2014 Ali Shukri Amin began radicalizing fellow Virginian Reza Niknejad, to which he admitted in his plea agreement. Niknejad traveled to Syria on January 14, 2015. Amin accompanied Niknejad to the airport and put him in contact with unnamed ISIS militants with whom he had formed connections over social media.

June 2014:  wikipedia group first began referring to itself as Islamic State  or IS in June 2014, when it proclaimed itself a worldwide caliphate and named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its caliph.

June 2014 propoganda war February 27, 2015 arrest Ali Shukri Amin ISIS Twitter recruiter Amin was a 17-year-old Sudan born student in suburban Virginia. He was impaired by Crohn’s disease. He spent his time on the internet where in June 2014 his Twitter account, @AmreekiWitness accumulated over 4,000 followers glorified ISIS and defended the beheadings of journalists, and used the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri to recruit for ISIS. FBI arrested Amin in Virginia on February 27, 2015. On June 11, he pled guilty in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. In late August 2015, a federal court sentenced him to over 11 years in prison.

(Before June 2014, there was no ISIS, only Al Nusra under Al Qaeda)

Nine Lost Souls  MUFID ELFGEEH, the internet was an escape. The 30-year-old spent his days working in a pizzeria in a bleak industrial area of Rochester, New York, living in a small attic above his business. He had lived alone in the United States since the age of 14, after his father left the country for Yemen.   he mused about shooting soldiers and offered to help them travel to Syria with the aid of his online contacts. On May 31, 2014, after his new friends successfully set up a gun deal for him, Elfgeeh was arrested. now serving a 22-year sentence for material support of terrorism. His sentence is the longest given to anyone convicted of supporting ISIS in the United States.

April 2014: Feb. 21, 2015 arrest Syria Al Nusra Rebels Recruited Ohio Somali Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud to Attack America  Somali-born Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is a naturalized American citizen whose brother left for Syria in 2013 and killed fighting for the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Nursa front rebels  Someone gave him a ticket to leave the U.S. in April 2014 "for the purpose of training and fighting with terrorists in Syria". He followed insruction to skip the scheduled flight from Istanbul to Athens and completed secret "pre-arranged plans to travel to Syria," where he got training in firing weapons, breaking into houses, explosives, and hand-to-hand combat. Upon returning June 2014, he told a witness that he was "instructed by a cleric in the organization to return to the United States and commit an act of terrorism". He was to target "armed forces, police officers, or any uniformed individuals."...."he wanted to go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four Americans execution style,"  He was arrested and detained on state charges on Feb. 21, 2015 and will be transferred to federal custody.

Feb 2014:  Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri opposes merge al Nusra with ISIL, cut all ties with ISIL, in February 2014.

August 2013 radicalization  Man arrested on federal terrorism charges in Brownsburg FBI raid ... WXINJun 21, 2016 -  Akram Musleh, 18, attempted to board a bus from Indianapolis to New York, where they say he planned to fly to Morocco on his way to territory controlled by ISIS. Court documents say he then planned to join the group. in April 2015, Musleh purchased a one-way ticket from Chicago to Erbil, Iraq. In May 2015, Musleh purchased a one-way ticket from Chicago to Istanbul, Turkey. The credit card used to book the flight was declined and he didn't take the flight. In June 2015, he booked at least three separate one-way tickets from Chicago to Istanbul, Turkey. He arrived at the airport on June 23, 2015, and obtained his boarding pass. He was interviewed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He told them he was traveling to Istanbul to see family and friends.  A short time later, he said he was traveling to get married and would be meeting his fiancee and her family upon arrival. FBI investigators were not aware of any family or friends he had in Turk ey. Investigators did learn the alleged fiancee is an ISIS sympathizer who resided in Sweden. April 12, 2015, Brownsburg police investigated an incident in Williams Park after a report of juveniles being asked if they wanted to join Daesh, another term for ISIS. The FBI determined Musleh was one of the people asking these questions   YouTube videos of Anwar Al-Awlaki posted by Musleh were first discovered in August 2013. ... FBI met with school officials and Musleh a the school on December 11, 2013. Nine months later, Musleh reportedly purchased an ISIS flag online. On or around June 17, 2015, he photographed himself in front of it.

FBI Entraps US Citizen Attempting To Join US-funded Al Qaeda In Syria Apr 22, 2013 - In its article, "FBI: Aurora man wanted to join al-Qaida in Syria," the Chicago ... would specifically mention Al Qaeda's Syrian franchise, Jahbat al-Nusra: ... After Daoud's arrest, Tounisi allegedly continued to research travel to ..


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*Timeline

Oct 16, 2016  The Lausanne meeting, Assad and the al-Nusra Front Al-Arabiya‎ There will have been no radical change in Russian or American policies on Syria when ..Perhaps what will save Russia from its Syrian legacy would be an agreement between Putin and Erdogan on a grand bargain, where the Turkish sultan abandons his project for pushing the Muslim Brotherhood to rule in Arab countries, starting with Syria.Then the two men can fix what they broke in Syria and secure their legacy to stop the bloodletting after undoing two key and very clear knots in Syria. Perhaps what will save Russia from its Syrian legacy would be an agreement between Putin and Erdogan on a grand bargain, where the Turkish sultan abandons his project for pushing the Muslim Brotherhood to rule in Arab countries, starting with Syria.Then the two men can fix what they broke in Syria and secure their legacy to stop the bloodletting after undoing two key and very clear knots in Syria.

Al-Nusra rebranding: What you need to know - CNN.com  Aug 2, 2016 - Jabhat al-Nusra, one of the biggest jihadist groups in Syria, abhat al-Nusra, one of the biggest jihadist groups in Syria, has cut its ties with al Qaeda, and changed its name.  he organization claims the move is meant to foster unification among rebel factions but the US and others say it just a PR exercise. prior to the split al-Nusra "was an official branch of al Qaeda. We reported to their central command and we worked within their framework, we adhered to their policies. "With the formation of JFS, or Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, we are completely independent.

Syrian Nusra Front announces split from al-Qaeda - BBC News  Jul 29, 2016 - The Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra announces it has split from al-Qaeda, but the US says it still views it as a terrorist organisation.

Syria's Nusra Front says ending al Qaeda ties; U.S. fears for Aleppo ...  Reuters Jul 29, 2016 - Syria's Nusra Front says ending al Qaeda ties; U.S. fears for Aleppo ... The Nusra Front

Everything You Need To Know About the New Nusra Front | TIME Jul 28, 2016 - The Nusra Front leader announced in a video message that the militant group is changing its name and claims it will have no more ties with ...

Al-Nusra Front cuts ties with al-Qaida and renames itself | World news ... The GuardianJul 28, 2016 - Al-Nusra Front fighters moving forward to fight against Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen in Aleppo. Photograph: AP. Martin Chulov ...

Nov 11, 2015 Belgian federal police to begin surveillance on Abrini in October. On November 11, a hidden police camera filmed him leaving his home to drive with the attack team to Paris, according to counterterror officials. But the investigators were not following him, so they did not realize he was working on a plot, or alert French officials to his movements.

Two days later, attackers killed 130 people in coordinated assaults on the Bataclan concert hall, restaurants and a soccer stadium

 June of 2015, a Belgian ex-convict named Mohamed Abrini flew to Turkey, slipped across the border into Syria and reached the Islamic State’s capital in Raqqa, where he met up with a boyhood friend planning a devastating terror strike on Paris. frontline

In August 2014, the US and Iran separately began a campaign of airstrikes on ISIL targets in Iraq. Since then, fourteen countries in a US-led coalition have also executed airstrikes on ISIL in Iraq and in Syria.

June 2014:  wikipedia group first began referring to itself as Islamic State  or IS in June 2014, when it proclaimed itself a worldwide caliphate and named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its caliph.

(Before June 2014, there was no ISIS, only Al Nusra under Al Qaeda) 

January 2014 Intelligence officials estimate that ISIS dispatched as many as 200 operatives during the year and a half before the nov 2015 Paris attacks.

Year 2014: in 2014, a U.S. intelligence task force assembled a list of thousands of Europeans believed to have joined the jihad in Syria, according to Matthew Olsen, the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center. To this day, European counterparts do not have an equivalent resource, he said. (Frontline)

10 April 2013 Profile: Syria's al-Nusra Front - BBC News - BBC.com BBC The al-Nusra Front's pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda has ended speculation over the suspected ties between the Syrian jihadist group and the Islamist militant network. The announcement came just days after al-Qaeda's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, called on jihadis to do everything ...

On 8 April 2013  ISIS leader al-Baghdadi announced that the al-Nusra Front had been established, financed, and supported by the Islamic State of Iraq, and that the two groups were merging under the name "Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham". or  reunification of the Syrian al-Nusra Front with ISI to form the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL). However, Abu Mohammad al-Julani and Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leaders of al-Nusra and al-Qaeda respectively, rejected the merger. Proposed merges with al-Nusra Front to form the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL)April 2013 by al-Baghdadi, was however rejected by al-Nusra leader al-Julani, and by al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri who subsequently cut all ties with ISIL, in February 2014.
August 2011: Following the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War, ISI, under the leadership of al-Baghdadi, delegated a mission into Syria, which under the name Jabhat an-Nuṣrah li-Ahli ash-Shām (
or al-Nusra Front) established a large presence in Sunni-majority Al-Raqqah,IdlibDeir ez-Zor, and Aleppo provinces.

Year 2012: outbreak of civil war in Syria in 2012 transformed the landscape. The self-declared caliphate lured record numbers of militants, including at least 5,000 Europeans. Thousands more were radicalized at home by the Islamic State’s slick online propaganda machine.

2009: a 2009 investigation in which suspects discussed a potential target in Paris: the very same concert hall where the attackers slaughtered dozens in November. (pbs)

Decade 1990s: “Since the ’90s, Belgium has been an outpost for terrorists,” said Louis Caprioli, a former counterterror chief of France’s domestic intelligence agency. Entrenched networks in Belgium figured in terror campaigns by Algerian groups in France in the 1990s, and Al Qaeda activity in the decade after Sept. 11, when bombings killed 192 people in Madrid in 2004 and 52 in London in 2005. But Belgium itself was not attacked(frontline) 
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