Terrorism Telegram Newsline – May 22

More as it happens and for those among you using Twitter, instant news via @terrorevents

  • – Airport evacuated after traces of explosives found – https://t.co/NhB3pMUtJf
    ** An area of around 200 meters has been sealed off. Incoming passengers remain in their planes
    ** Staff made an announcement for a bag. No one came for it. Scan showed traces of explosives. No actual evidence yet
  • released pictures of 1 of their snipers attacking a government soldier
  • released pictures of them shelling YPG positions in the west of Raqqa governate
  • – UK special forces deployed to inspect inbound LNG carriers over terrorist threat – https://t.co/oWX9BowpDy
  • Losing the plot: narrative, counter-narrative and violent extremism – https://t.co/qcBX07uCPx
  • – Site of New Year’s Eve massacre in Turkey demolished over “code violations” – https://t.co/FFkxUAIDcQ
  • claims having killed 3 Iraqi soldiers and having destroyed a machine gun
  • ambush: 4 soldiers and 6 Al Shabaab members killed
  • claims having killed a Pakistani spy in Pakistan’s southeast
  • claims having killed 6 YPG members in a suicide attack in the al-Mansura area
  • announces the death of a Tunisian FTF, Abu Faruq al-Tunisi.
  • – 2 suicide attackers who attacked Iraqi SWAT forces, west of Mosul: Abu Usama al-Iraqi and Abu Rami al-Iraqi

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  • released pictures of one of their apricot plantations and their members selling the apricots at the local market
  • – Attempted stabbing attack at Abu Dis checkpoint; terrorist neutralized
  • – Four troopers injured by Yala bomb explosion – https://t.co/XLmDM1bNTt
  • – 2 soldiers killed in attack on Iraqi airbase
  • – Five killed in blast in Khyber Agency’s Tirah Valley – https://t.co/OEZWIxQTcU
  • – Bomb at hospital in Thai capital, Bangkok, wounds 24 – police – https://t.co/6IIoekocGv


– A lot of people are reporting an explosion near the MEN Arena. Huge police response. No confirmation of what’s going on

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** Police are asking to stay away from the area
** Keep in mind that NO attack has been confirmed. Only people reporting an explosion. Might be speakers that blew too
** Police statement on the ongoing situation @ MEN Arena. No statement on the cause yet
** Armed police on scene
** According to NBC, citing a police source, at least 20 fatalities and hundreds injured
** Stranded in Manchester, with no place to go? Check for help.
** A BBC5 reporter said police are treating this incident AS IF it were a terrorist attack until they learn otherwise
** Latest statement on the explosions @ MEN Arena. 19 killed, around 50 injured
** So far, fanboys on are only talking about what is being spread through regular media
** They are celebrating but no claims at this point.
**  supporters on say the attack (if confirmed as an attack) is retaliation for airstrikes in Syria and Iraq
**  has activated its safety check
** On channels: A 16 second video of a man talking about the alleged attack, showing this piece of paper

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** Full text of his statement. Please note this looks and sounds in no way like something you’d expect from .
** Emergency number for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area: +44 (0)161 856 9400
** Latest police statement: suicide attack confirmed & death toll rises to 22


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