Donald Trump has responded to the Paris shooting and said "it looks like another terrorist attack".
French law enforcement have not confirmed that the shooting along the busy thoroughfare of the Champs Elysees is part of a terrorist act. The French interior ministry said it was too early to judge the reason behind the attack, and Police Secretary Yvan Assioma told reporters there were "no theories" about whether this was an act of terror.
ISIS’s news agency AMAQ, however, reports that the group has claimed responsibility for the attack. They are asserting the attacker was a Belgian man named Abu Yusuf.
Mr Trump made his comments on the attack at a White House press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. He used the opportunity to send his condolences to France and lament the state of terrorism around the world.
“It never ends,” Mr Trump said at the press conference in the White House. “We have to be strong, and we have to be vigilant, and I’ve been saying it for a long time.”
Later in the press conference, Mr Trump said maintaining the strength of Europe was “very, very important” to the US, and to him personally.
A POLICEMAN has died and two are seriously injured after at least one gunman opened fire “with an AK47” in central Paris this evening.
One suspect was killed by police following the “terror attack” at the central boulevard of the Champs-Élysé, which ISIS have claimed responsibility for.
Cops have said they are hunting a second suspect who may or may not be involved in the incident.
Local police advised people to avoid the area after shots were fired at around 9pm local time.
Witnesses said the attacker pulled up beside a stationery police car and fired through the window.
"He parked just behind the van and he got out with a Kalashnikov and I heard six gunshots," a witness named Chelloug said.
"I thought they were firecrackers, because we all looked around the road and there was no one.
"In fact, he was hidden behind the van and shooting at the police.
A policeman was shot dead while two others were seriously injured by a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on the Champs Elysees in central Paris - just three days before the French presidential election.
French police said the attack was probably a 'terrorist act' and the world famous avenue was on lockdown by 9pm.
Dramatic video footage captured the moment police shot dead the ISIS terrorist - who was known to security services - and had been flagged as an 'extremist'.
Police have now launched a desperate manhunt for a second suspect after heavily armed officers flooded the area in the heart of the French capital.
Officers are searching the home of the alleged shooter in east Paris and the man had previously said that he 'wanted to kill police' on the Telegram messaging service, according to BFM TV.
The fatal incident unfolded as presidential candidates, including National Front party leader Marine Le Pen, debated on a TV show nearby before Sunday's election.
On Wednesday, demonstrations in Venezuela, staged as the "mother of all marches" against President Nicolas Maduro, took a bad turn when security forces fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators. A student caught up in a clash died after being shot in the head. Opposition supporters protested in Caracas and other cities, denouncing Maduro for destroying their democracy and plunging the economy into chaos. According to witnesses and a family member, Carlos Moreno was on his way to play soccer in Caracas and did not plan to partake in the demonstrations. Shots were fired when government supporters approached an opposition gathering.
Apparently just being German now is reason enough for Muslim migrants to launch an attack on you for absolutely no reason whatsoever! Watch these Muslim migrants not only attack this German man and his female companion, but then berate them in front of a crowd of Germans
Police in Afghanistan have arrested a provincial cleric who said he had married a six-year-old girl. The mullah from Ghor Province says he married the girl in June, but only because her parents gave her to him as a religious offering. Police said her parents denied this.
The following footage from the first two weeks of April shows fiery destruction as Russian aircraft repeatedly roasts residential areas in the Hama governorate of northwestern Syria. Witnesses on the ground have recorded RuAF Su-25 “Frogfoot” aircraft buzzing through the skies as incendiary canister munitions rain down on houses. Witness photographs also show the used Russian payload housing scattered across the scorched ground. The villages being targeted: Al-Lataminah, Maaret Tajermah, Hurmah, and Tell As-Sayad are all well-within 20km of Khan Sheikhoun, the site for the recent deadly gas attack. While I personally believe that the gas attack needs to be independently investigated (not gonna happen any time soon and pretty much impossible)… and that it was just as likely an al Qaeda affiliate that carried out the chemical attack to frame Assad and Putin… the fact that the Russians are burning entire occupied neighborhoods to the ground in the same area is in no way helping to exonerate them.
This is the aftermath of a terrorist attack by Isis that killed over 126 people and left at least 60 children dead. This is the same attack that is CNN host declared as nothing more than a hiccup.
A closer look at MS-13: What we know about the vicious Central American gang that has infiltrated US borders and is, in many ways, more dangerous than ISIS to Americans.
Terrifying footage has emerged of survivors running for their lives after an ISIS suicide bomber blows up a car in Aleppo. The massive explosion was captured by a drone, and the blast obliterated the surrounding buildings in Syria. The vehicle can be seen slowly driving around what appears to be a square packed with other cars and people before a terrorist detonates a bomb. As the car blows up, people can be seen desperately scuttling away from the scene in an attempt to flee the fireball. A massive plume of smoke billows into the air and a black crater is left behind. The death toll is not known at the moment, but it comes days after a suicide bomber killed more than 120 people in Syria by luring children toward him by handing out crisps before detonating his explosives. The bomb, which killed at least 126 people including 68 children, tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns, the worst in war-torn Syria in more than a year. The blast hit a convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya as they waited at a transit point in rebel-held Rashidin, west of Aleppo. A vehicle carrying food had arrived at the transit point and started distributing crisps and attracting children before exploding. Syria's war has left more than 320,000 people dead since erupting in 2011, with more than half the population forced from their homes and hundreds of thousands trapped under siege.
A man has been beaten during a savage brawl on a Melbourne train. Racist insults were hurled before the confrontation descended into violence.
CNN has once again showed a “high level” of journalism covering the Syrian war. According to a CNN journalist, the suicide bombing that killed over 100 civilians (recently, the death toll grew to 126) is just a “hiccup”.
On April 15, a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) hit a convoy of women and children evacuated from the villages of Fou’a and Kafriya in the province of Idlib when it reached an entrance to the government-held city of Aleppo. The SVBIED targeted five buses carrying civilians in the Al-Rashidin area of Aleppo.
Although it's not seen in this video, the cowardly Muslim dad of a beautiful girl charged with adultery, is the first to cast a stone at her. This is yet another example of the horrific religion that continues to spread around the world.
Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry crowd.
But then the enraged men below her picked up poles and planks of wood, and hit at her until she lost her grip and tumbled down.
Her face bloodied, she struggled to stand. Holding her hands to her hair, she looked horrified to find that her attackers had yanked off her black hijab as she fell. The mob closed in, kicking and jumping on her slight frame.
The tormented final hours of Farkhunda Malikzada, a 27-year-old aspiring student of Islam who was accused of burning a Quran in a Muslim shrine, shocked Afghans across the country. That is because many of her killers filmed one another beating her and posted clips of her broken body on social media. Hundreds of other men watched, holding their phones aloft to try to get a glimpse of the violence, but never making a move to intervene. Those standing by included several police officers.
Unlike so many abuses against Afghan women that unfold in private, this killing in March prompted a national outcry. For Farkhunda had not burned a Quran. Instead, an investigation found, she had confronted men who were themselves dishonoring the shrine by trafficking in amulets and, more clandestinely, Viagra and condoms.
At first, the trial and convictions that followed seemed a victory in the long struggle to give Afghan women their due in a court of law. But a deeper look suggests otherwise. The fortuneteller who several investigators believe set the events in motion was found not guilty on appeal. The shrine’s custodian, who concocted the false charge of Quran burning and incited the mob, had his death sentence commuted. Police officers who failed to send help and others who stood by received slaps on the wrist, at most. Some attackers identifiable in the videos avoided capture altogether. Afghan lawyers and human rights advocates agree that most of the accused did not receive fair trials. Farkhunda’s family, fearing reprisals and worried that the killers would not be held accountable, fled the country.
The terrorist group Antifa thought they were messing with the same supporters that they surrounded and attacked a few months ago during a Milo speech, WRONG! This time these pro-freedom of speech supporters came ready to brawl! Watch as they get everything from beat down to wedgies!
A group of Christian evangelists from California claims that Wayne County sheriff's deputies failed to protect them when an angry crowd hurled water bottles, eggs, chunks of concrete and other objects at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn.
Instead, police told them to leave the June 2012 gathering.
An attorney for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the group, known for its provocative protests, was inciting a riot by carrying a pig's head mounted on a pole and shouting rhetoric attacking Islam.
Today in a rare hearing before the full U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, justices will hear arguments on whether a lawsuit by the Bible Believers can proceed against Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and two deputies.
The case involves issues of free speech and religion that have been widely discussed this year after the shootings of cartoonists in France who drew offensive images of Islam's prophet and in Copenhagen outside a free speech event.
"The Bible Believers have protested in a lot of other areas, and they have never been attacked like they were in the city of Dearborn," said Ann Arbor attorney Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center, who filed the lawsuit on the group's behalf.
North Korea attempted a missile launch early Sunday local time but it failed "almost immediately" according to U.S. and South Korean military officials.
The launch was attempted from Sinpo, some 400 miles from Japan, according to U.S. Pacific Command, and came hours before Vice President Mike Pence landed in South Korea on a planned visit.
Early assessments suggested the projectile was not the feared intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the continental U.S., two U.S. military officials told NBC News.
The attempted launch comes just one day after the North held a massive parade to display its military might, including what experts said appeared to be new capabilities for long-range ICBMs. It marks the second time in as many months that a North Korean missile ended in an embarrassing explosion just after launch.
Watch as these terrorists launch a brutal assault with sticks and poles on to pro-freedom of speech protesters at Berkeley. Police apparently stood just up the street and watched the entire thing unfold without attempting to do anything about it
This Czech driver was fed up after seeing Muslim migrants attempt to stop and rob numerous drivers on a busy highway so he took matters into his own hands and attempted to plow into every one of them!
A clip has been released showing the moment an ISIS bomb-laden tank was reportedly blown up as it headed toward the war-torn Iraqi town of Mosul.
The religious fanatics were seconds away from unleashing an assault when the Popular Mobilisation Unit militia group blew up the armoured vehicle.
In the video, which has not yet been independently verified, the tank can be seen sustaining shots from the Iraqi paramilitary group.
The video uploader wrote: 'ISIS was trying to attack our positions but was defeated heavily.'
After a period of gunfire, the militia use heavier weapons to blow up the enemy vehicles, according to the Express.
The PMU, or Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi, is a paramilitary group founded in 2014 to combat the rise of ISIS.
In December 2016, the group was officially incorporated into the Iraqi military.
Around 320,000 civilians have been displaced by the six-month-old battle for Iraq's second largest city.
US-backed government forces are still struggling to wrest back Mosul from Islamic State jihadists who seized it in 2014.
On Wednesday, US Army Major General Joseph Martin said Iraqi forces are making progress in their offensive to expel Islamic State from the city but face a 'very complicated' urban battle as the militants hide in mosques, homes and hospitals.
The interview is with Shireen Ibrahim, a Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS rule and describes the unimaginable horrors of life under the rule of an Islamic nightmare.
The most horrifying story in the interview came from Pirali, who is herself a Yazidi from the Sinjar region. She said she left Iraq in 2010, leaving behind a high school friend who got married and was pregnant with a baby girl when ISIS arrived.
“When ISIS took over our town, when they were trying to run away, because she was heavy, she was pregnant, she couldn’t run a lot,” Pirali said. “So she told her family to leave her behind, ‘save yourself, go.’ She was going to walk slowly until she gets to where they are.”
“Unfortunately, she didn’t make it, The ISIS people got her. What they did to her, they opened up her stomach, like from here to here” — Pirali pantomimed a cut horizontally across her entire stomach — “they opened her up, and they got her baby girl out. They raped the baby, and they also raped her. And she survived.”
“The baby did not make it,” she added. “They thought she was dead. They left her behind. The ISIS fighters, they left her. Her family came back, saw her just like that, in that situation.”
The American eyes in the skies are constantly gathering intelligence over dangerzones in the Middle East. Our drones can see everything, day or night. In this case, we may have seen a little more than we needed to when a couple of Afghan locals decided to take the temperatures of a couple of unwilling sheep. Even with billion dollar technology, some things just can't be unseen.
American war veteran Angelo John Gage speaks out against President Trump's attempts to further destabilize Syria, expressing his strong opposition to launch another counter-productive and illegal war based on lies and media propaganda.
Cleric justifies stoning women because Muhammad said monkeys done it! So not only does islam take you back to the dark ages, but to a time before human evolution!
After the U.S. military dropped a massive bomb on an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, locals described their villages being shaken by the powerful blast. One resident of Achin District said he and his family had been driven from their home by Islamic State militants.
Director-General of the Syria Coroner's Office Hossein Noufel disclosed that the body organs of thousands of Syrian civilians have been sold in the international black markets over the past six years.
"We have accurate information that over 25,000 surgical operations have been conducted in the refugee camps of the neighboring countries and in the terrorist-controlled areas in Syria since 2011 to take out the body organs of 15,000 Syrians and sell them in the international black markets," Dr. Noufel said.
He pointed to the high prices of human body organs in the black markets, and said, "A kidney is sold $10,000 in Turkey while the same kidney is sold for $1,000 in Iraq, but in Lebanon and Syria the price of each kidney is $3,000."
Dr. Noufel said that other human body organs such as spleen and cornea are also sold in the black markets.
According to latest reports, the children who have been rescued from the camps of Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, a senior al Qaeda-linked cleric and the religious leader of Jeish al-Fatah terrorist group, are now threatened with the danger of trafficking their body organs by the terrorists.
Local sources in Idlib province told al-Akhbar newspaper that during the past two weeks, 15 people have been kidnapped from different districts, most of them children.
Also, social media activists have released tens of messages and warned the Idlib residents of the possibility of abduction of their children and trafficking of their body organs by the terrorist groups, saying that most of the kidnapped children have been transferred to Turkey.
Local sources in several districts of Idlib have reported that over 10 children have been abducted in different parts of the province, including Kafarouma, Jidar Bekalfoun, Atma, Jisr al-Shaqour and al-Fayqa by the militants.
Also, a local source in Sarmada town North of Idlib said that "a number of militants driving a white van abducted a 10-year-old child but they faced the residents' resistance and were arrested but sources said that they were freed from Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra) prison the same day".
If you are curious about the intelligence levels of some of the people in the Middle East that were currently fighting against, take a gander at this video showing munitions being unloaded from a truck in possibly the dumbest way imaginable. The end result is rather explosive!
If you've watched the media reports that actually show rapid liberals launching numerous attacks on Trump supporters and anyone else who disagrees with them, you would know that liberalism is on the downfall while conservatism is once again making a rise which is scaring the shit out of liberals! Their response, call everybody racist, xenophobic, anti-Islamic, anti-Semite, and every other name in the book while also launching attacks on people while actually calling them fascists. It would appear that liberals are attempting to start a 2nd Civil War, one in which they surely will lose yet again!
An attack on a tunnel complex in Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military left 36 Islamic State militants dead and no civilian casualties. The attack was in a remote mountainous area of Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border where there had been heavy fighting between Afghan forces and Islamic State (IS) militants. The Ministry of Defence said in a statement that several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the giant bomb, which terrified villagers on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border with its “earsplitting blast”. Pentagon officials described it as the “mother of all bombs”. The US maintains over 8,000 troops in Afghanistan, training local forces and conducting counter-terrorism operations. Over the past year they have largely concentrated on a surge of attacks by the Taliban but on Friday the US military appeared entirely focused on IS. “This is the right weapon for the right target,” said US general John W Nicholson, Nato commander in Afghanistan. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. US president Donald Trump called Thursday’s operation a “very, very successful mission”. General Daulat Waziri, of the Afghanistan Ministry of Defence, said 36 IS fighters were killed by the blast and the death toll could rise. He said the bombing was necessary because the tunnel complex was extremely hard to penetrate, with some as deep as 40m. “It was a strong position and four times we had operations (attacking the site) and it was not possible to advance,” he said, adding that the road leading to the complex “was full of mines”. Pakistani villagers living near the Afghan border said the explosion was so loud they thought a bomb had been dropped in their village by US planes targeting terrorists in Pakistan. “I was sleeping when we heard a loud explosion. It was an ear-splitting blast,” said Shah Wali, 46, who lives in the village of Goor Gari. Mufti Khan, a resident of Achin in Nangarhar, said: “The whole house was shaking. When I came out of my house I saw a large fire and the whole area was burning.” The US estimates 600 to 800 IS fighters are present in Afghanistan, mostly in Nangarhar. Inamullah Meyakhil, spokesman for the central hospital in eastern Nangarhar province, said it had received no dead or wounded from the attack. The Site Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist organisations, reported a statement from the Afghan Taliban condemning the US for its “terrorist” attack. The statement said it is the responsibility of Afghans, not the US, to remove Islamic State from the country.
The United States has dropped its largest non-nuclear weapon after it targeted ISIS a network of caves and tunnels in eastern Afghanistan.
U.S. forces used a GPS-guided GBU-43 bomb, which is 30 feet long and weighs a staggering 21,600 pounds.
A crater left by the blast is believed to be more than 300 meters wide. It has been described as the 'Mother Of All Bombs' – a play on the 'MOAB' acronym, which actually stands for 'Massive Ordnance Air Burst.'
The move marks the fulfilment of a 17-month-old campaign promise President Donald Trump delivered in Iowa, when he scoffed at ISIS terror forces and said he 'would bomb the s**t out of them' if he became president.
Tal Afar area, west of Mosul. A brave RPG gunner belonging to Iraqi popular mobilization unit "Liwa'a Ali al Akhbar takes out an approaching ISIS car bomb. (Filmed by two Iraqi soldiers) || Ein Kämpfer der irakischen Volksmobilierungseinheit "Liwa'a Ali al Akhbar" zerstört mit seiner Panzerfaust eine in die Stellung eingedrungene IS Autobombe.