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51 injured, 4 critical, in Southern California commuter train collision with truck 02/24/2015 51 injured, 4 critical, in Southern California commuter train collision with truck
At least 51 people were injured, including four critically, Tuesday morning when a Metrolink commuter train collided with a tractor-trailer truck on the tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles.

Oxnard police Sgt. Denise Shadinger said the crash was reported at 5:44 a.m. Shadinger said the truck became fully engulfed in flames. Authorities are describing the scene as a multi-casualty incident.

Authorities at a morning news conference said many of the victims were treated for head and extremity injuries. The train, which has a cruising speed of about 79 miles per hour, was traveling 'significantly' slower at the time of impact, an official said.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/24/southern-california-commuter-train-crashes-into-truck-injuries-reported/

Al Shabaab calls for attack on Mall of America in new video 02/23/2015 Al Shabaab calls for attack on Mall of America in new video
A new video from Al Shabaab purportedly shows the terror group calling for an attack on Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn.

According to Fox 9, the mall is one of three similar targets the terror group specifically names, including West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Oxford Street shopping area in London.

The video purportedly shows 6 minutes of graphic images and the terrorists celebrating the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed more than 60 people.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/23/al-shabaab-reportedly-calls-for-attack-on-mall-america-in-new-video/

Showing our hand? US military official outlines plan to retake Iraqi city of Mosul 02/20/2015 Showing our hand? US military official outlines plan to retake Iraqi city of Mosul
A U.S. military official on Thursday outlined plans to retake the vital Iraq city of Mosul from Islamic State terrorists as early as April -- an unusual move that swiftly drew criticism that the Pentagon was revealing too much information to the enemy.A U.S. military official on Thursday outlined plans to retake the vital Iraq city of Mosul from Islamic State terrorists as early as April -- an unusual move that swiftly drew criticism that the Pentagon was revealing too much information to the enemy.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/20/us-military-outlines-plan-to-retake-iraqi-city-mosul/?intcmp=latestnews

Pakistan officials say Afghan Taliban signal readiness for peace talks 02/19/2015 Pakistan officials say Afghan Taliban signal readiness for peace talks
 Senior Pakistani army and diplomatic officials said on Thursday the Afghan Taliban have signaled through the Pakistani military that they are willing to open peace talks.

Previous efforts to negotiate an end to a war that began in late 2001 have proved fruitless, but the latest signals raised hopes of a much-needed boost for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, and for a breakthrough in Afghan efforts to find peace following the withdrawal of most U.S.-led troops last year.

The renewed push for negotiations appeared to be driven by an evolving relationships between Afghanistan, Pakistan and China, which recently offered to help broker talks.

On Thursday, a senior Pakistani military official said Pakistan's army chief, General Raheel Sharif, told Ghani during a visit this week that the Taliban were willing to begin negotiations as early as March.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/19/us-afghanistan-pakistan-taliban-idUSKBN0LN0A520150219

ISIS might be harvesting organs, Iraqi ambassador tells UN, amid reports of more hostages being burned alive 02/18/2015 ISIS might be harvesting organs, Iraqi ambassador tells UN, amid reports of more hostages being burned alive
A top Iraqi diplomat told world leaders that ISIS is harvesting the organs of its victims to fund it murderous operations, the latest charge of barbarity in a list that already includes mass beheadings, burning people alive, crucifying children and throwing people off of buildings.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/18/isis-reportedly-burns-alive-45-people-in-western-iraqi-town/

Europe confronts wave of anti-Semitism 02/17/2015 Europe confronts wave of anti-Semitism
Every morning, my children have to enter their preparatory school in London through a door that is inches thick. They and tens of thousands of other Jewish children across the continent have to pass by police officers with armed assault rifles and high walls laced with barbed wire.

Even if there's the suspicion of an impending attack, classes can be canceled and people are told to stay away from noticeably Jewish institutions. After the recent attacks in Paris, the Grand Synagogue was closed for Sabbath services for the first time since the end of the Holocaust. Indeed, the situation has become so dire that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on Jews in Europe to emigrate to Israel.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/17/opinion/kantor-anti-semitism-europe/index.html

Egyptian beheadings show ISIS taking ‘global jihad’ to rest of Arab world 02/17/2015 Egyptian beheadings show ISIS taking ‘global jihad’ to rest of Arab world
The Islamic State's mass execution of Egyptian Christians is the latest sign that ISIS is pointing its sword against not just the West but the rest of the Arab world -- drawing the region into a spreading war that leaves the United States in a difficult spot as it tries to marshal a cohesive coalition.

That coalition started last fall as a U.S.-led airstrike campaign involving several Gulf states, and Jordan. Not only have a host of western nations since joined to offer at least financial support, but several other countries in the Middle East and North Africa are now launching their own military campaigns. 

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/16/egyptian-beheadings-show-isis-taking-global-jihad-to-arab-world/?intcmp=latestnews

Denmark terror attacks: Suspect was 'well-known' to police 02/16/2015 Denmark terror attacks: Suspect was 'well-known' to police
Two deadly attacks. A fatal police shootout. And yet another European country grappling with apparent terrorism at home.

The serenity of Denmark's capital was shattered over the weekend when a gunman opened fire at a free speech forum before shooting several people outside a synagogue and then firing at police.

The suspect has been named as Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, Reuters and Danish news outlet TV2 reported. Police have not formally identified the gunman. Meanwhile, two men pleaded not guilty Monday to accusations they had plotted to help the shooter hide after the attacks, their attorney said.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/16/europe/denmark-shootings/index.html

US reportedly increases secret raids against Afghanistan insurgents 02/13/2015 US reportedly increases secret raids against Afghanistan insurgents
U.S. Special Forces soldiers and their Afghan allies have undertaken an increasing number of night raids targeting Taliban and Al Qaeda militants, despite Washington formally declaring an end to combat operations late last year, according to a published report. 

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/13/us-reportedly-increases-secret-raids-against-afghanistan-insurgents/?intcmp=latestnews

ISIS on the doorstep? Fighters reportedly seize Iraqi town near base holding US Marines 02/12/2015 ISIS on the doorstep? Fighters reportedly seize Iraqi town near base holding US Marines
Islamic State fighters reportedly seized most of a western Iraqi town on Thursday, in fighting taking place mere miles from an air base where hundreds of U.S. Marines are training Iraqis.

Reuters, quoting local officials, reported Thursday that ISIS militants had overrun much of the town of al-Baghdadi. One local Iraqi official told Reuters that, "Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents."

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/12/isis-on-doorstep-fighters-reportedly-seize-iraqi-town-near-base-holding-us/


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