Tag Archives: antiterrorism

Terrorists no longer leaving Russia to fight in Syrian conflict, claims main anti-terrorism body

International extremist groups are no longer calling on operatives to join the war in Syria, and are instead asking them to remain in sleeper cells in Russia, a senior member of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee has said. The revelation was announced by the first deputy of the agency’s information department, Andrey Kokourov, at the Tuesday session of the Russian nationwide ...

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US strips Pakistan of $300mn in anti-terrorism aid

The Pentagon has recalled $ 300 million of aid earmarked to support Pakistan’s anti-terrorism efforts, accusing Islamabad of going soft on extremists and providing them with safe havens, Reuters reports. “Due to a lack of Pakistani decisive actions in support of the South Asia Strategy the remaining $ 300 (million) was reprogrammed,” Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner said, as ...

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Russia's security agencies to recruit bloggers for anti-terrorism campaign

Russia’s Security Council has revealed a plan to use bloggers and various civil society groups to help fight terrorist and extremist information spreading on the internet. “Experts of the Security Council‘s research group have proposed to stimulate the interaction between law enforcement agencies and prominent bloggers and civil society institutions, including the socially-oriented NGOs that are ready to support our ...

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Russian city names street after fighter pilot killed in anti-terrorism operation in Syria

Authorities in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok have named a street after Major Roman Filipov – the air force pilot who was killed while fighting Islamic State terrorists in Syria’s Idlib province in February. The press service of the Vladivostok city administration reported on Monday that one of the new city streets will bear the name of Air ...

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Digital anti-terrorism fences to tackle terrorism in Sweden

Swedish Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth plans to introduce digital ‘geo-fences’ in major urban areas across the country next year. The move is aimed at preventing attacks that use trucks and other large commercial vehicles. “The technology is there, but it hasn’t been tested on a large scale,” said Eneroth, as cited by The Local. Eneroth hopes to begin testing the geo-fences ...

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France approves restrictive anti-terrorism law to replace 2-year state of emergency

The French parliament has approved a new controversial anti-terrorism law, replacing the soon-to-expire two-year state of emergency. The new legislation has prompted fears it will severely limit civil liberties. The French senate approved the new anti-terrorism law on its second reading on Wednesday. The new law, set to increase law enforcement powers in the fight against terrorism, was supported by ...

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