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Montevideo, May 23rd 2019 - 23:58 UTC


  • Tuesday, June 20th 2017 - 20:34 UTC

    Argentine Army's website hacked - by ISIS?

    Signs like ”We are the Islamic State. This is a threat. ISIS is in Argentina and soon you will hear from us. Allahu Akbar (sic, Allah is great)” could be read on the army's website for about 20 minute

    The Argentine Army issued a press release through its Department of Institutional Communication to address the computer attack suffered in the previous hours and inform that the case had been reported to the judiciary's Specialized Cybercrime Unit (UFECI) and that “none of the critical computer systems had been affected.”

  • Friday, May 5th 2017 - 10:39 UTC

    Eight Isis sympathizers jailed in Brazil; they planned chemical attacks during 2016 Olympic Games

    The men were among 15 suspects arrested as part of Operation Hashtag launched by the federal police in July.

    Eight Isis sympathizers in Brazil have been jailed for plotting chemical attacks during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. All the men were Brazilian nationals, who were also accused of promoting militant activities on the internet. The accused men were being monitored by the FBI and found to be trying to make contact with the Islamist militant group to pledge allegiance with them.

  • Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 05:14 UTC

    Islamic State's ultimate goal: Saudi Arabia's oil wells

    IS knows that first is to capture and secure the most important country in the Muslim world: Saudi Arabia.

    For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it knew from the outset that it had no choice but to set its sights on the ultimate prize: the oil fields of Saudi Arabia.