Somali Pirate Sentenced to Life for 2010 Attack on USS Ashland

April 26, 2017 – Mohamed Farah, 31, of Somalia, was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on the USS Ashland, a U.S. Navy ship, in April 2010. Today’s announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente for the Eastern District of Virginia, Special Agent in Charge Martin Culbreth of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office in Virginia, and Special Agent in Charge Maureen Evans of the…

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Update on JMSDF Somalia Air Operations for March

April 14, 2017 – Aerial activities of P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of March, 2017) 1. Number of flights 22 flights (Accumulated Total (AT): 1,768 flights) 2. Flight hours Approx. 180 hours (AT: Approx. 13,570 hours) 3. Number of visually confirmed commercial ships Approx. 1,800 ships (AT: Approx. 146,800 ships) 4. Number of the information provided to Japanese destroyers, foreign warships, and/or commercial ships Approx. 70 times (AT: Approx. 12,620 times) 5. Specific Cases which requires action…

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Update on JMSDF Somalia Surface Operations for March

Escort operations performed by MSDF units (Deployed Maritime Units) off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of March, 2017) 1. Direct Escort (1) Number of direct escort operations: 7 times (775th – 781th) (The 734th – 740th escort operation under Japan’s Anti-Piracy Measures Law) (2) Number of escorted vessels: 11 vessels (AT of 3,774 escorted vessels since the start of operations under Japan’s Anti-Piracy Measures Law) [Breakdown] – Japanese-registered ships: 0 (AT: 17) – Foreign ships operated by Japanese shipping companies: 1…

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Deployed maintenance for more time on task

HMAS Arunta on patrol in the Middle East region. Navy personnel and Defence civilians have deployed as one team to complete maintenance on deployment on an unprecedented scale. The beneficiary – HMAS Arunta, deployed for nine months on operations in the Middle East. This is the first time a combined team has been deployed to complete such a large number of maintenance tasks, which they hope will ensure Arunta can continue important duties with minimal disruption. Officer in charge of the team, Commander Rudi Overmeyer said the team was enthusiastic to undertake the maintenance aspect…

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Google Translation March 18, 2017 – Stopping at Djibouti as part of the “Jeanne d’Arc 2017” mission, the frigate Courbet set sail on 16 March 2017 to integrate the Atalanta operation, under the operational control of Alindien, and to go off the coast of Somalia after The attack by alleged pirates of the oil tanker “Aris 13”. Arrived in the area the next morning, the Aris 13, released in the night, is relocated by the Dauphin helicopter of the frigate during a reconnaissance flight. The Courbet then made a first…

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Al Qaeda Operative Convicted of Multiple Terrorism Offenses Targeting Americans Overseas

March 16, 2017 – Today, a jury returned its verdict convicting al Qaeda operative Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, 46, of multiple terrorism offenses including conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan and conspiracy to bomb the U.S. embassy in Nigeria. Harun traveled to Afghanistan in the weeks before Sept. 11, 2001 where he joined al Qaeda, trained at al Qaeda training camps and participated in attacks on U.S. and Coalition troops in Afghanistan in which two American service members were killed and others were seriously wounded in 2003….

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FS Forbin rescues crew from sinking dhow in Gulf of Oman

  FS Forbin, assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 50-led by the Royal Navy, assisted in the rescue of mariners from a sinking dhow on Feb 13. FS Forbin was in the Gulf of Oman on Monday 13 Feb 17 when the ship heard a May Day call from a dhow in distress. The captain of the dhow ‘Al Shena’ reported that his vessel was taking on a lot of water. Within minutes of acknowledging the May Day call FS Forbin’s Commanding Officer, Captain Christophe Cluzel, launched the NH90 helicopter…

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Muslim Refugees, Descendants of Muslim Refugees, and Radicalized Islamists from Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and Iran Who Perpetrated Terrorist Attacks in US

Compiled by Combat Veterans for Congress Below is a list of 75 of the 95 Radical Islamic Terrorists attacks or Jihadist killings perpetrated by Muslim refugees, descendants of Muslim refugees, radicalized Islamists through the Internet who traveled to fight with ISIS, and/or terrorists from Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, etc. foreign nationals against American citizens in the US during the 8 years of the Obama administration. The terrorist attacks on US soil occurred in Sacramento (CA), Houston (TX), Morganton (NC), Philadelphia (PA), San Bernardino (CA), Times Square (NYC),…

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