{FD} UK Christmas markets feature armed police and bollards to counter terror threat

A year after a terrorist rammed a truck into a bustling Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring 56, British authorities have said the country’s crowded holiday markets are safer now than any time in recent years.

{FD} Iraqi refugee who wanted to bomb Texas malls for ISIS is sentenced

An Iraqi refugee who authorities say wanted to set off bombs at two Houston malls has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group.

{FD} 3 militants killed in ISIS attack on Afghanistan’s main spy agency

Gunmen opened fire near a training facility on Monday in Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency in Kabul, leading to a fight with security forces that resulted in three ISIS militants being killed, Afghan authorities in Kabul said.

{FD} ISIS beheads 15 of its own fighters in Afghanistan, separate terror attack kills at least 8

The Islamic State terror group beheaded 15 of its own fighters Thursday due to infighting in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, as a suicide attack in another part of the country left at least 8 people dead.

{FD} US carries out sixth straight day of airstrikes in Somalia

The US Africa Command announced the U.S. military conducted another airstrike in Somalia on Tuesday killing ‘several militants’ belonging to the terrorist group, al-Shabaab.

{FD} Mass graves discovered in former ISIS-controlled territory in Iraq could contain 400 bodies

Mass graves discovered at an Iraqi airbase that was previously under the Islamic State group’s control could contain up to 400 bodies, an Iraqi officials said Sunday after local residents described the atrocities the terror group carried out.

{FD} ISIS airstrikes down 60 to 70 percent as caliphate crumbles in Iraq and Syria

U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS are down 60 to 70 percent the past month compared to the previous eight months as the caliphate crumbles in Iraq and Syria and the number of targets decrease “dramatically,” according to the deputy commander for air operations against ISIS.

{FD} Yemen ports closed after 17 killed in Aden attack compared by Saudis to ‘act of war’

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world’s poorest country early Monday after a rebel-fired ballistic missile targeted Riyadh, blaming the launch on Iran and warning it could be “considered as an act of war.”