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Here we look at how Russia promotes terrorism on YouTube. Since 2014 when Russian undeclared hybrid intervention have started, Google's obvious lack of knowledge about the war in Ukraine allows Russian-backed mercenary units to promote terrorism on YouTube. We highlight a blatant mercenary recruitment ...
The court has held to detain Itsankova for 2 months after her extradition to Russia. The ruling has not been appealed yet, according to Krasnova. Itsankova stands charged with organizing a terrorist association or participation in such a group, public calls for extremism and aiding and abetting terrorism. children

Now, granted, Telegram has earned unwanted notoriety for being a favored dissemination method for terrorist propaganda and a tool for organizing ... the block, Russian state-backed media has served up scare stories like "5 acts of terrorism organized on Telegram" and the recommendation to switch ...
Chris Hawkins, senior analyst, JTIC explores the ongoing terrorism trends in Russia and highlights the specific risks to the World Cup tournament in the country between June and July 2018. (30 ...
A terror suspect has reportedly killed himself with an explosive device during a raid launched by security forces against an Islamic State terror cell in southern Russia. Russia's Federal Security Services (FSB) reportedly raided the cell based on information that three suspected Islamic State members ...
Russia has clashed again with the United States and its Western allies over Syria, saying airstrikes on suspected chemical sites in the war-torn nation ... Nebenzia said the Western allies should also end "hateful rhetoric" against Syria and Russia, separate military groups "from terrorists once and for ...

As President Trump plans to withdraw U.S. forces there, Presidents Putin of Russia, Rouhani of Iran, and Erdogan of Turkey wrapped up another ... Never mind that Iran poured in thousands of troops and its terrorist proxy militias, led by Hezbollah, to prop up the brutal barrel-bomb dropping regime ... Middle East
A criminal court in Iraq sentenced two Russian women and one French woman to life sentences in prison for Islamic State ties, local media reported ... born in 1992, were convicted on charges of terrorism and illegally crossing the border, the BBC Russia service reported on Tuesday, citing a member of ... Islamic
Russian-led terrorists in Donbas hand missing Ukrainian soldier's body over to Ukraine ... Members of Russia's hybrid military forces in occupied Donbas, eastern Ukraine, have handed the body of a Ukrainian soldier who went missing on April 8, 2018, while carrying out a combat task along the contact ...
Speaking at the National Anti-Terrorism Committee session in Moscow, Bortnikov said two Islamic State attacks had been prevented in Russia's ... republic of Bashkortostan, Bortnikov said two members of a "right-wing radical group" were detained plotting an election-day attack, while terrorists suspected ... Terrorist Attacks
The Russia-Iran alliance in Syria poses a threat across the region, Bolton said, which means the United States can't credibly partner with Russia against terrorism. “This Russian penetration of the Middle East has had very significant consequences,” he said. “They are aligned with the world's most important ... Terrorist Attacks
The Syrian government officially requested Russian assistance in eliminating tens of thousands of foreign terrorists of the “Islamic State” and “Jabhat al-Nusra”, who have been ... On September 30, 2015 the operation of the Russian military forces against the abovementioned terrorist groups was launched. Terrorist Attacks
“There is no doubt that this technology, if used by Isis in terrorist attacks at the World Cup, can lead to catastrophic results.” The director of Vladimir Putin's secret service revealed more than 4,500 Russian citizens have gone abroad to join jihadist groups in recent years - almost six times the number of ... Terrorist Attacks
While it may be tempting to accept Russian assurances that it is not involved, there is too much evidence to blithely accept Moscow's denials. For wavering governments, another way to frame the situation is this: What would they do if there was a terrorist attack on their soil that employed weapons of mass ... Terrorist Attacks
Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that the "counter-terrorism operation" in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta was almost over, with rebels ... Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the "counter-terrorist operation" in Eastern Ghouta was nearly completed, without giving ... Terrorist Attacks
Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve toxin that had been left on the front door of their home in England, British counter-terrorism police said. After the first known offensive use of a chemical weapon on European soil since World War Two, ... Terrorist Attacks
Russian court sentences Tajik national to 15 years for recruiting terrorists ... Nazarov was charged with recruiting persons from former Soviet republics for terrorist activity in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq as well as terrorism in Russia and cannabis sale. The defendant pleaded not guilty to abetting terrorism. Terrorist Attacks

Backed by the Russian military since 2015, the Syrian regime in Feb launched a massive offensive against rebels in the Damascus suburb, killing more than 1,600 civilians. "As a result of this anti-terrorism operation in Western Ghouta, terrorist elements have nearly been wiped out of this suburb of the ... Terrorist Attacks
"Three organizers and six terrorist cell members have been taken into custody. The Investigative Department of the FSB's Directorate in the Krasnoyarsk Region has filed a criminal investigation against them under Part 1 of Section 205.4 of Russia's Criminal Code (organizing a terrorist network) and Part 2 ... Terrorist Attacks
Russians of every political stripe wrote endlessly, and realistically, about their domestic terrorists; they simply told better stories. Russian radicals updated the historical model of tyrannicide to create a model of terrorism that combined an emphasis on the individual (serving the will of the people) and the use ... Terrorist Attacks
The investigation into the possible poisoning of the Russian spy Sergei Skripal gained new momentum on Tuesday, as Scotland Yard announced its counter-terrorism police would take charge, and the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, promised a “robust” response if the Kremlin's role in the case was ... Terrorist Attacks
The Chechen battle was portrayed as a terrorist struggle against the legitimate Russian state. ... In early 2000, in one of his first interviews, Putin told the Chechens they were not under attack from Russia – they were being brought under its ... The Chechen “bandits” and “terrorists” were real enough. And so ... Terrorist Attacks
Fight against the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia) in Eastern Ghouta is absolutely legitimate, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a ... "It is absolutely legitimate to consistently and irreconcilably fight the terrorists during the currency of the above resolution," Lavrov added. Terrorist Attacks
The United Kingdom and the United States de facto confirmed their support of terrorists in Syria by rejecting Russian amendments for the UN Human Rights ... do not want the conflict to escalate, and those who sincerely want to achieve the resolution of the Syrian crisis and elimination of the terrorist threat. Terrorist Attacks
Referring to the Global Engagement Center, which coordinates the interagency effort to counter Russian disinformation and terrorist messaging, Goldstein said, "The GEC and the department take this matter seriously." Recent reports have renewed criticism of Tillerson, charging he's been slow to request ... Terrorist Attacks
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed satisfaction with the decrease in the number of terrorist crimes and thanked Russia's Federal Security ... Putin added that "it is necessary to push ahead with vigorous efforts, use offensive tactics and strategy in the fight against terrorism and improve the ... Terrorist Attacks
... the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border into a “terrorist reserve.” “We can only be concerned with the 55-kilometer safe zone near al-Tanf village on the Syrian-Iraqi border, which has effectively seen the establishment of a terrorist reserve,” he told Russia 24 television. He said that “the terrorists there are being ... Terrorist Attacks
The threat to Britain from states such as Russia and North Korea is greater than that posed by terrorism, the defence secretary said yesterday, marking a significant shift in security policy. Gavin Williamson suggested to MPs that more money and a change in the structure of the armed forces would be ... Terrorist Attacks
/TASS/. All illegal armed groups in Syria receive weapons, finances and are guided from abroad, Chief of Russia's General Staff and First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov said. ... "Regular troops are coupled with the local revolt potential, as well as terrorist and extremist groups," he explained. Terrorist Attacks
"It was stressed that the resolution 2401 does not apply to military operations against ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, and other affiliated terrorist groups." "This fight will continue, despite attempts of certain external players to use terrorists and the opposition militants collaborating with them to implement ... Terrorist Attacks
The activity of more than 50 terrorist cells was quashed, 1,060 militants detained and 90 others, including 12 ringleaders put out action. Andrey Przhezdomsky, an advisor to the chairman of Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said terrorists are actively recruited via the Internet. "Online recruitment is ... Terrorist Attacks
Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said United States should provide an explanation to alleged claims of unmarked helicopters delivering weapons to terrorists groups, including Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Afghanistan. After meeting his Pakistani counterpart, Khwaja Muhammad Asif, ... Terrorist Attacks
"In keeping with the existing agreements, the fight against terrorism cannot be restricted by anything," Lavrov said in Moscow on February 21. He blamed what he called "armed provocations" by Al-Nusra Front militants for conditions in eastern Ghouta, and said Russia and Syria would draw from their ... Terrorist Attacks
Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Somalia, Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Michael Keating have discussed the fight against terrorism in the ... Terrorist Attacks
In light of the constant terrorist threat, intelligence agencies around the world are doing everything in their power to be able to respond to the most unexpected acts of terrorists. Russia's Federal Security Service is no exception. A retired FSB lieutenant colonel shared with Sputnik how the tactics of the ... Terrorist Attacks
The threat to Britain from states such as Russia and North Korea is greater than that posed by terrorism, the defence secretary said yesterday, marking a significant shift in security policy. Gavin Williamson suggested to MPs that more money and a change in the structure of the armed forces would be ... Terrorist Attacks
Speaking to reporters along with his Pakistani counterpart, Khawaja Asif, the Russian official said fighting terrorism is one of the priority areas of cooperation ... military operations in partnership with Afghan forces against the terrorist group have significantly degraded and reduced the terrorists in the country. Terrorist Attacks
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has strongly urged the US to immediately shut down its so-called zone of control in southern Syria, saying Washington has practically made the area a safe haven for terrorists of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front. Terrorist Attacks
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- The top Russian court in Ukraine's Moscow-controlled Crimea region has sentenced Ukrainian national Andriy Zakhtey to 6 1/2 ... another Ukrainian national, Yevhen Panov, in August and charged them with being a "saboteur group" that planned a series of terrorist attacks on the ... Terrorist Attacks
“Assumptions about the safety and security of US nuclear weapons stored in Europe have been called into question by recent terrorist attacks and political instability. It should be assumed that they are targets for terrorism and theft,” a report by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) found. In March 2016, the ... Terrorist Attacks
WASHINGTON — For more than a year, President Donald Trump has insisted that Russians did not interfere in the 2016 election, going so far as to call such allegations a "hoax" and a "made-up story." On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating the Trump team, filed ... Terrorist Attacks
MOSCOW, February 15. /TASS/. The gunman eliminated in a counter-terror operation in the North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan was a terrorist ringleader who had been on a federal wanted list, the National Anti-Terror Committee reported on Thursday. "According to the available data, he was earlier the ... Terrorist Attacks
The gang leader has been wanted since 2011 in Russia. According to NAK information, the militant used to head the local so-called Harachinckaya gang and was a skilled demolitionist. “The neutralized [gang] leader was linked to a series of terrorist activities, including explosion of convoy of Interior ... Terrorist Attacks
The number of terrorism-related crimes in Russia in 2017 reduced by 16% and 24 terrorist attacks were prevented, Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika said on Thursday. "The elimination of terrorist groups in Syria has caused a decline in the number of Russian citizens trying to join international terrorists and ... Terrorist Attacks
MOSCOW: Investigators will examine possible causes of one of Russia's worst aviation accidents that saw a passenger plane carrying 71 people crash near here minutes after take off, killing everyone on board. Russia's Investigative Committee said it would consider explanations including human error, ... Terrorist Attacks
Russia has warned Islamic State is turning northern Afghanistan into a “resting base” of international terrorism and a “bridgehead” for establishing its “destructive” caliphate in the region. The “international wing of Daesh” is spearheading the effort of terrorists spilling over the borders of Syria and Iraq and ... Terrorist Attacks
MOSCOW, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Terrorists in Syria were found to be in possession of radio-electronic equipment made in Europe, the Russian military said in a statement on Friday. "After killing five terrorists in Syria's al-Tanf Area, during examination of the place where the terrorists had been killed, the Syrian ... Terrorist Attacks
Australia has slotted behind the US in sharing its concerns that China and Russia are a bigger threat to national security compared to Islamic extremism. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis identified countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly agressive Russia as America's top national ... Terrorist Attacks
The Pentagon's newly released National Defense Strategy says China and Russia pose more of a threat to the U.S. than terrorism because they jeopardize U.S. military prowess on a global scale, per AP. Countering China and Russia are now the military's two top priorities. Threat level: The assessment points to China's ... Terrorist Attacks
In seeking to shift the military emphasis to Russia and China after years fighting terrorism, the Trump administration is echoing many of the same ... “We will continue to prosecute the campaign against terrorists, but great power competition — not terrorism — is now the primary focus of U.S. national security ... Terrorist Attacks


 

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