US Admiral concerned about ISIS radicalisation in T&T

The movement of people throughout the Caribbean region and the rest of the Western Hemisphere who have been radicalised into joining Isis is of great concern as it is easy for people to be radicalised.

This concern was raised by the head of the US Southern Command Admiral Kurt Tidd on Monday at The Pentagon in Washington. He was addressing reporters.

Seeking to correct a misquote of Tidd’s statement in a Stars and Stripes publication, the US Embassy in Port-of-Spain sent the video of Tidd’s remarks concerning T&T and Isis.

Trinis linked to Isis alive, well

After three years of little or no information on the whereabouts of his daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren who travelled to war-torn Syria, allegedly to join the Islamic State (Isis) terror group, Imam Nazim Mohammed, head of the Masjid Umar Ibn Khattab Jamaat in Rio Claro, south Trinidad, got some good news last week.

It came in the form of a handwritten letter from his daughter who told him she is doing well in her new home in Iraq where she had settled with her husband and three teenaged children after moving there from Syria.

UNC MPs slam AG’s denial of local ISIS cell

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has come in for flack for trying to deny media reports of Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s admission of an ISIS terror cell operating in T&T.

In Parliament last Friday, according to verbatim notes, UNC MP Bhoe Tewarie had asked Rowley, “Is there anything in Trinidad and Tobago that can be considered an ISIS cell or an ISIS satellite?”

Hunt for ISIS network head

Networks of the ISIS cell in T&T which Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley referred to in Parliament are spread from Aranjuez, Charlieville and Enterprise to Rio Claro among other locations, a national security official has said.

They spoke on Friday night when asked by T&T Guardian to elaborate on Rowley’s earlier confirmation that there is an ISIS cell in T&T.

Rowley made the comment in response to questions from United National Congress MP Bhoe Tewarie about whether there was anything that could be considered an ISIS cell or satellite locally.

Ministry: News reports on ISIS threats not based on anything new

The Ministry of National Security says articles that have appeared in the electronic media in respect of an advisory issued by the British Government to its nationals about Trinidad and Tobago, is not based on any new alert state that has been directed by that Government to its nationals visiting Trinidad and Tobago. 

British media have been reporting on the likelihood of an ISIS attack in Trinidad and Tobago.

BREAKING: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

The US has dropped the 'largest ever non-nuclear bomb' targeting ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan.

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb — nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" (MOAB) — was dropped in at 7pm. local time today (4pm UK time).

The Pentagon confirmed the strike was carried out using a 21,000lb weapon

The target was ISIS tunnels and extremists in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.

It is believed to be the first time the bomb has been used in the battlefield.