Tag: Terror Watch
The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in old Mosul was built in the 12th century. It held a symbolic importance for IS, as it was used by the terror group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 to declare the plan for a so-called caliphate
According 209th Shaheen Corps, at least five vehicles and fifteen various types of weapons of the militants were also destroyed during the clashes and airstrikes
Authorities say Shire Ali’s Australian passport had previously been canceled because of fears he planned to travel to Syria in 2015. Despite being known to hold radical views, he was not being actively monitored by Australian security agencies and had been assessed as not posing a threat to the community.
Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was known to be a key supporter of the Afghan Taliban’s fight against the U.S.-backed Afghan government and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan.