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UK – London – continuation of Saturday and Sunday
** New searches in
#Newham and #Barking, a number of people have been detained – https://t.co/MJ9m9yqpVS
#IS propaganda is being spread on Telegram, regarding Saturday night’s attack.
#IS has added the London attacks to its claimed military operations in its al-Bayan news bulletin
** It is the “Islamic duty” to be “loyal” to country in which they live – London’s Muslim community issue statement
** London attacker was of Pakistani origin, who once said `would kill his mother in the name of Allah`
** British police name two London Bridge attackers as Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane
** 2 French nationals still missing: French FM
** till more
#IS propaganda being spread on Telegram
** The 12 arrested in connection with the
#LondonBridge terror attack have been released without charge #Colombia – #ELN rebels propose ceasefire for Pope’s visit #IS propaganda on #Telegram, regarding attacks in/on the West.
#UK #Manchester – Latest police update on ongoing investigation in Manchester Arena attack. 1 released, 10 remain in custody. #Iraq #Mosul – #IS released pictures of its fighters attacking a federal police position with rockets #France – #Nashir, #IS‘ media group, states on Telegram that jihadis are in France now #USA #Dallas – Partial evacuation of Dallas PD HQ @ S Lamar Street, due to a suspicious package near the entrance
** False alert
#Iraq #Baaj – #IS surrenders Iraqi hideout of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – https://t.co/dCk8pGRPMe #Iraq #BabJadid – #IS claims having killed 4 Iraqi soldiers (including an officer) #Philippines #Mamasapano – #IS claims having killed 10 Filipino soldiers yesterday. #Iraq #Mosul – #IS released pictures of clashes with the federal police #USA #Orlando – Several people dead in shooting
** Sheriff’s Department says situation has been contained. Investigation ongoing in an industrial building
** FBI on scene. Motive unclear at this point.
** 5 dead, including shooter. Probably a disgruntled employee.
#Philippines #Marawi – #MNLF may not be able to join gov’t troops in fight vs #Maute – https://t.co/9EMVcVg5Qc
** Huge fire seen in
#IS-linked #Maute ‘stronghold’ in Marawi City #Poland – No terror threat in Poland #Somalia #Kismayo – Massive explosion reported @ police station
** Preliminary toll: 3 killed, 20+ injured
#alShabaab has claimed the attack. #Australia #Brighton – Explosion reported. Police in attendance. (Sky reports an ongoing hostage situation
** Police have now confirmed shooting and hostage situation
** Local media are reporting 1 man has been shot and 1 woman was taken hostage. Motive unknown at this point.
** Police are currently trying to negotiate with the hostage taker.
** At this point in time, it looks like a domestic dispute
** 7News reporting the hostage taker called them, saying this is for
#IS – https://twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne/status/871653117825241088
** Hostage taker shot. Hostage is safe. 3 officers injured
** Police are now investigating whether the incident is terror related
** This propaganda is currently being spread on Telegram. Repeat: propaganda. No claim, no proof, no nothing
#IS has claimed the attack
** Propaganda on
#IS-linked Telegram accounts after the claim was made.
#Qatar – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE have cut diplomatic ties with
** Qatar is being accused of destabilizing the region and supporting terrorism/terrorists.
** In May,
#Turkey decided to station around 600 of their military in Qatar. Will be interesting to see which side they’ll pick now.
#Yemen has also decided to cut diplomatic ties and supports barring Qatar from the coalition
** Flydubai, Etihad and Emirates will stop their flights to
#Doha, starting tomorrow
** Next to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar is
** Air Arabia now announced they’ll suspend their flights to Qatar too
#Maldives will also severe diplomatic ties with Qatar
** Egypt has given Qatar ambassador 48 hours to leave the country
#Mauritius now also cuts ties with Qatar
** Egypt to ban flights to and from Qatar starting Tuesday: Ministry.