Alleged ISIS Sniper Entered U.S. from Kazakhstan on ‘Diversity Visa Lottery’

“Diversity Visa Lottery” is One of those Orwellian New Speak Words which really mean “One way Ticket for Terrorist”. Be sure and mark that one down.

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A man charged with joining the Islamic State (ISIS) as a sniper and firearms instructor originally came to the United States through the “Diversity Visa Lottery,” a program responsible for bringing more than half a million randomly chosen foreign nationals to the country in a single decade.

Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, 42-years-old, was charged last week in a Brooklyn, New York, federal court for aiding ISIS in 2013 when he allegedly traveled to Turkey and Syria to fight for the terrorist group.

Asainov, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency has confirmed, first arrived in the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Lottery in February 1999.

The Visa Lottery randomly gives out about 55,000 visas every year to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorist problems — such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and…

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Examining Terrorist Tactics: Cowards Tactics and The ISIS Way of War

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The Islamic State Is Reportedly Rounding Up Civilians to Use As Human Shields in Fallujah

The Islamic State has reportedly moved civilians to the center of Fallujah, attempting to use residents of the Iraqi city as shields to ward off government recapture, according to humanitarian officials and local leaders.

Fallujah, a mere 40 miles from Baghdad in Anbar province, has remained in the hands of IS since early 2014, after it became the first large city to fall to the militants. On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced an offensive to retake it, saying “the Iraqi flag will soon be flying in the sky of Fallujah.” The decision followed a series of deadly suicide bombings carried out by IS in Baghdad, which claimed the lives of more than a hundred people.

On Monday, government forces and Shiite militias attacked the city, backed by airstrikes from the US-led anti-IS coalition. Abadi said on Sunday that Sunni tribal fighters would take part in the fighting, but it was unclear to what extent they were involved. As shells and air strikes rained down on the city, few civilians were able to leave, and many were moved to central areas by IS militants.

“ISIS has been moving families into the center of the city as shields, and to stop the bombardment from Iraqi and coalition forces, but the bombardment has gone ahead,” said Nasr Muflahi, Iraq country director at the Norwegian Refugee Council, using an acronym for the extremist group.

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Crusader Corner: How ISIS Gets it’s Bombs

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Nearby farming and mining mean easy access to explosive components

 

Islamic State builds its improvised explosive devices using components from 51 different companies in 20 countries. That’s the startling conclusion of a new report from Conflict Armament Research.

“These findings support growing international awareness that [Islamic State] forces in Iraq and Syria are very much self-sustaining — acquiring weapons and strategic goods, such as IED components, locally and with ease,” said James Bevan, CAR’s executive director.

The group’s investigation, spanning 20 months, took researchers to Kirkuk, Mosul and Kobani alongside anti-Islamic State groups including the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit, the Iraqi Federation Policy and the Kurdistan Regional Security Council.

Some products Islamic State used in its IEDs are commercially available, including cell-phones and transistors. Products such as aluminum paste, urea and other chemicals as well as detonators are also widely available in the region.

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Turkey and Iraq boast large mining and agriculture industries that rely on these products. For this reason, these products are rarely, if ever, subject to transfer controls and export licensing that could help prevent such goods from moving across border with such ease.

Potential bomb components that are subject to controls, such as detonators, are still easy for Islamic State to acquired due to their popularity among farmers. “Licensing alone has not been sufficient to prevent acquisition by IS forces,” CAR reports.

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“In all identified cases, producers have lawfully traded components with regional trade and distribution companies,” the investigation concludes.

“These companies, in turn, have sold them to smaller commercial entities. By allowing individuals and groups affiliated with IS forces to acquire components used in IEDs, these small entities appear to be the weakest link in the chain of custody.”

Due to their proximity to Islamic State territory, Turkish firms have been the main supplier of IED parts. “With 13 companies involved in the supply chain, Turkey is the most important choke point for components used in the manufacture of IEDs by IS forces,” CAR explains, adding that “proximity is a major reason why the goods traded by Iraqi and Turkish companies appear throughout the supply chains of components that IS forces use to manufacture IEDs.”

Dual-purpose technologies with civilian and military uses have long played a role in irregular warfare. In Vietnam, the Viet Cong made small bombs out of rubber bands, mason jars and drink cans. Similarly, the Irish Republican Army became highly adept at building out IEDs out of commercial materials and explosives the group smuggled from Libya.

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The device the IRA used in the bombing of Brighton’s Grand Hotel on Oct. 12 1984 — Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet were the targets — used a delay made from a video recorder and a memo park timer, which allowed for the bomb to be planted almost a month before its detonation. Five people died, but Thatcher and the cabinet survived.

In the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, IEDs have become insurgents’ weapons of choice. In 2007, IEDs were responsible for three out of five combat deaths in Iraq and one in four in Afghanistan. The Pentagon’s Defense Casualty Analysis System found that in 2009, 56 percent of casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan resulted from IEDs, a figure that increased to 63 percent in 2011.

CAR’s report should make it clear — with Islamic State benefiting from an extensive, albeit informal, bomb-supply network, the IED problem is not going away.

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ISIS Corner: ISIS Executes Journalist and Then Hacks Her Facebook to find New Targets

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Islamic State militants hacked the Facebook account of a female journalist they had executed, reportedly keeping her death a secret for months so they could pose as her to trap her friends and colleagues.

ISIS killed 30-year-old Ruqia Hassan in September, accusing her of spying for the Free Syrian Army, a moderate rebel group. But her death wasn’t confirmed until three months later.

During that time, the ISIS militants hacked Hassan’s Facebook account to talk with her friends and gather information on other journalists and activists, according to The Independent. The Islamic State has claimed the Syrian city of Raqqa as its capital and had brutally gone after dissenters, publicly executing activists and anyone who resist their rule.

News of the death of Hassan, who went by the pen name Nissan Ibrahim, was confirmed on Twitter by members of the activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. One of the group’s members tweeted what he said were Hassan’s last words.

Hassan studied philosophy at the University of Aleppo, and supported the opposition to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after the nation’s civil war began in 2011.

She stayed in Raqqa after the Islamic State took over, posting messages on Facebook about music, the problems facing her city, and daily life under militant rule. When the Islamic State tried to ban Wi-Fi hotspots in the city, she showed off her dark humor on Facebook.

“Go ahead and cut off the Internet, our messenger pigeons won’t complain,” she wrote.

But her public Facebook posts appeared to stop on July 21.

Members of the Islamic State reportedly captured her in August and held for some time before executing her.

Militants, however, used her account to send messages, communicating with her friends as late as last week, according to The Independent, who cited a member of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

Members of the group did not immediately respond to Mashable’s request for comment.

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