BART, Other Transit Agencies Beef Up Security After Word Of Alleged Plot By ISIS To Attack U.S. Subways
BART police said they have increased patrols, including the use of K-9 teams. Muni is doing the same on its platforms and trains.
News of airstrikes by the U.S. and five Arab countries on Islamic State targets inside Syria also included word of a separate action by the U.S. against a group whose name has not been dominating headlines as has ISIS – the jihadist group known as Khorasan.
The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
According to a Google analysis of search trends Wednesday night, fears of an ISIS attack at home continues to preoccupy Americans the most — particularly those living in Texas.
Observances are being held Thursday morning at the sites where Americans were killed by 9/11 terrorist attacks 13 years ago. Around the Bay Area, public transit and law enforcement joined in with their own memorials.
Full Transcript: President Obama’s Address To The Nation On ISIS And Terrorist Threats — September 10th, 2014
“We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.”
Complete transcript of President Obama’s speech outlining his plans for handling the ISIS (ISIL) threat in Iraq and the Middle East.
A Twitter account associated with the terror group ISIS has been shut down by the social network after tweets were posted calling for the assassination of Twitter employees, seemingly in response to Twitter clamping down on accounts associated with the jihadist group.
President Obama will speak to the nation on Wednesday to address the continuing threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell, who returned from a trip to the Middle East, said the U.S. should lead a regional effort to attack ISIS.
After calling President Barack Obama “too cautious” earlier this week, Senator Dianne Feinstein said she’s encouraged by his pledge to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic militant group that has beheaded two American journalists.
YouTube and Twitter say they’ve closed the accounts of anyone who tries to post video showing the beheading of American journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley.