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Six “Syrian Refugees” held over ISIS plot to launch terror attacks on Christmas markets

The Syrian men were arrested during raids involving 500 officers in the towns of Kassel, Hannover, Essen and Leipzig.

German media reports the suspects were planning a co-ordinated attack on a Christmas market in the country’s north west using weapons and explosives.

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Throw away the key: Islamic terrorist, 22, gives the ISIS salute as he and four others are jailed for plotting ‘violent jihad’ in Australia – after they refused to stand for a judge

One of the five ISIS-inspired terrorists who plotted attacks on Australian soil gave the Islamic State one-fingered solute as he was sentenced to 22 years behind bars.

Supporters broke down in tears as Justice Geoffrey Bellew jailed four young men and a teenager in a NSW Supreme Court on Friday.

Sulayman Khalid, 22, Jibryl Almaouie, 24, and the teen previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to do acts in preparation for a terrorist act to advance ‘violent jihad’ in late 2014.

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‘Soldier of Allah’, 22, who threatened to blow up a UK hospital avoids terror charges after ‘legal technicality’ due to his Facebook privacy settings

A man who described himself as a ‘soldier of Allah’ escaped a terrorism charge because of his Facebook settings.  

Leroy McCarthy, 22, was going by the name Abdullah Mahmood when he was arrested for a string of offensive posts.

In one, he wrote about bombing Furness General Hospital, in Cumbria.

But he was not charged with a terrorism offence due to his social media settings.

Lee Dacre, prosecuting, told Furness Magistrates’ Court: ‘He would have been here today on a terrorism charge but for the settings on his Facebook. It’s a legal technicality.’

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Canadian terrorist suffered from drug addiction, mental health issues

Letters from defence lawyers and a New York prosecutor filed with an American court show Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, of Mississauga, Ont., suffered a relapse in prison and tested positive for a prescription drug used in opioid-addiction treatments, a finding that led to the loss of family visitations for seven months.

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Police have thwarted seven attacks since March – London mayor

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said police had thwarted seven attacks by militants since March this year, describing the increase in the number as a shift rather than a spike.

Speaking at the annual conference of his opposition Labour Party, Khan also said the police needed more spending to help them counter such attacks and that Internet companies must do more to crackdown on extremist content.

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