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Cadets were reportedly taken held hostage after security forces began operations to naturalize the attackers. Security forces are continuing the operation to capture other assailants.

Forty mercenaries from Poland, along with up to 100 men from the ultra-nationalist Right Sector volunteer corps, have been spotted taking up positions between two and four km from the front lines in Eastern Ukraine, according to Donetsk People's ...
Aleppo (Sputnik) - The Syrian government forces have gained control of strategic heights in southern Aleppo, the city's militia fighters told RIA Novosti on Monday. "The offensive is continuing successfully. Together with the military we took the Bazza ...
The militia have violated the ceasefire in Yemen since it went into effect on midnight on Wednesday. On Saturday, the Houthi militias and forces loyal to Saleh prevented a UNICEF delegation headed by the country director of UNICEF from entering Taiz to ...
"The Kansas case exemplifies how the militia movement is increasingly targeting Muslims," said Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow with the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism.

Sana'a: Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition have hit militia positions outside the Yemeni capital Sana'a, witnesses said Friday, after the alliance accused insurgents of breaching a shaky ceasefire.
"These groups are often armed and advocate defying federal laws they think are unconstitutional," the report says, adding militias employ an inside/outside strategy as some members work to change things from within the government, while those on the ...
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Turkish military says they hit 18 targets with 26 airstrikes in the areas under the control of Kurdish militia, destroying their headquarters, ammunition dumps and shelters.
The strikes against Kurdish-led fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces on Wednesday night, which targeted militia positions in three villages northeast of Aleppo, constituted a major escalation by Turkey, just as an effort to recapture the city of ...
On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that it had arrested three white men, Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright and Patrick Stein, who as part of a militia group called the Crusaders planned to bomb a housing complex and mosque in garden City ...
The Patriot movement is an overarching description for a range of anti-government groups - from organised militia groups to tax protesters and so-called "sovereign citizens".
Three alleged militia members accused of plotting to bomb a Somali immigrant community in Kansas were formally charged Monday with conspiring to use a Weapon of Mass Destruction, the latest development in a case that underscores the threat of domestic ...
Booking photos provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., show, from left, Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright and Patrick Eugene Stein.

Lenz said militias are growing in numbers again, as well as Muslim hate crimes, driven by immigration fears and the political climate.
The capture of Handarat was a significant victory, particularly for the Palestinian militia, whose members are drawn from the town.
Five shells fired from the Syrian Kurdish people's Protection Unit (YPG)-controlled Afrin region of Syria hit empty land in the border province of Hatay on Oct. 20, triggering retaliatory fire against YPG militia targets in Afrin, the Turkish Armed ...
Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff speaks, in front of a map of the Aleppo area in Syria, at a briefing at the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
The United States considers the militia group, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG, to be the most effect force in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.
(CNN) A Turkish air raid killed as many as 200 Kurdish militia north of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Turkish state-run media reported Thursday.
Turkish State Media Says up to 200 Syrian Kurdish militia members Killed in Turkish Air Raid North of Aleppo. By The Associated Press.
The strikes against Kurdish-led fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces on Wednesday night, which targeted militia positions in three villages northeast of Aleppo, constituted a major escalation by Turkey, just as an effort to recapture the city of ...
Wichita, Kan. -- An anti-Muslim militia group in Kansas calling itself "The Crusaders" first came to the government's attention when one of its members, alarmed by the heightening talk of violence, contacted FBI agents and became a confidential source, ...
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On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that it had arrested three white men, Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright and Patrick Stein, who as part of a militia group called the Crusaders planned to bomb a housing complex and mosque in garden City ...
Some 9,949 civilians have been detained by the Houthi militias and forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh since the Houthi coup in September 2014, until April this year, according to a local human rights organisation.
The PMF units, formed from Shi'ite militia groups who now have official status from Baghdad, have been accused by the United Nations and others of carrying out killings and kidnappings in some other areas freed from Islamic State.
Last week in Kansas, federal officials arrested three men they say were plotting to bomb an apartment building that's home to many Somali-Muslim immigrants.
paramilitary militias and government forces in Iraq have committed serious human rights violations, including war crimes, by torturing, arbitrarily detaining, forcibly disappearing and extrajudicially executing thousands of civilians who have escaped ...
The Patriot movement is an overarching description for a range of anti-government groups - from organised militia groups to tax protesters and so-called "sovereign citizens".
The Hashd al-Shaabi is an umbrella group of pro-government Shia militia groups established in 2014 to fight the ISIL extremist group.
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad - The leader of Al-Hashd al-Shaabi's Christian militia, the Babylon Brigades, revealed on Monday that the international coalition air force did not target ISIS convoys as they fled from Mosul towards Syria.
Moscow (Sputnik) - "After escaping the horrors of war and tyranny of IS, Sunni Arabs in Iraq are facing brutal revenge attacks at the hands of militias and government forces, and are being punished for crimes committed by the group. Iraq is currently ...
As Donald Trump and his supporters ramp up their allegations that the U.S. presidential election will be rigged, an arrest in Kansas last week offers some disturbing evidence that fears about post-election violence and unrest may be warranted.
Qais al-Khazali, the secretary-general of the Shiite Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq, one of the 40 Iran-influenced militias making up the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), issued heavily sectarian threats.
A member state of the European Union, where a militia called the Bulgarian National Movement Shipka (BNO Shipka) is openly tolerated by the government.
Federal investigators said Friday they stopped a domestic terrorism plot by a militia group that planned to detonate bombs at a garden City apartment complex where a number of Somalis live.
Reconnaissance units from the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic have spotted the arrival of hundreds of foreign mercenaries on the contact line in Eastern Ukraine, says LPR People's militia Chief of Staff Oleg Anaschenko. The fighters are ...
"We promise you that victory is near and that it will be a great victory fitting with the greatness of Iraq and its history and its people," Ahmed al-Assadi, a lawmaker and spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Units, or PMUs, which include dozens of ...
One of the commanders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic's defense forces has been killed in an explosion after a bomb reportedly went off inside the elevator of the apartment building in Eastern Ukraine.
The fact that Qais Al-Khaz'ali, cleric and leader of the Asaib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH) militia that is directly backed by Iran, made his comments on Ashura has not been lost on observers who are already concerned about Iran-stoked sectarianism in the country.
October 15, 2016 (Nyala/ELFASHER) - government-aligned militias in North and South Darfur states have continued to collect road tolls from passenger buses and commercial trucks at gunpoint in clear defiance of the presidential directives to stop this ...
Iran did not only provide weapon to Yemeni militias, as it has also transported arms to the Popular Mobilization units in Iraq and Hezbollah militia in Lebanon. Moreover, Iran has even sent arms and gear to Syrian militias. It has previously supplied ...
militias have attempted to overturn Libya's United Nations-backed government it has been reported. According to the Guardian the militias have seized control of the central Rixos hotel, which houses the government's state council. The plotters issued a ...
A major federal investigation stopped a domestic terrorism plot by a militia group to detonate bombs at a garden City apartment complex where a number of Somalis live, officials said Friday.
Tripoli militias have staged an attempted coup against Libya's United Nations-backed government, seizing key state buildings and a TV station and pledging they are ready to fight to take power.
Lenz said militias are growing in numbers again, as well as Muslim hate crimes, driven by immigration fears and the political climate.


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