Category Archives: FBI Most Wanted

Pacific News Minute: One of FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists Killed in Philippine Siege – Hawaii Public Radio

The Philippine Defense Minister confirms the death of the two top leaders of the group that’s battled government troops in the city of Marawi for almost five months. One of the dead, is on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list, with a $5 million reward for his death or capture. We have more from Neal Conan in today’s Pacific News Minute.

Philippine Army troops continue to squeeze the last few pockets of resistance in the southern city of Marawi and a rebel force once estimated at 800 is now reported – down to about forty. One of the problems holding up the troops, is the presence of hostages.

On Saturday, a raid designed to free a group of hostages

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One of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists has just been killed in the Philippines

After months of fighting in the southern parts of the Philippines, where a conflict with separatist Islamic insurgents deepened earlier this year, Philippine defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana and other officials said Monday (Oct. 16) that government forces had killed two key ISIL-linked militants: Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute.

Hapilon, who was from the southern Philippines, featured among the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists, and the US agency had offered a $5 million reward for information about him. His crimes, as listed by the FBI, included hostage-taking resulting in death and the murder of a US national outside the United States, and he had been indicted in his absence in Washington, DC. Hapilon was the deputy leader of the Abu Sayyaf group, according to the nonprofit research group Counter Extremism Project (CEP), and was involved in the kidnapping of 20 tourists from a resort on a western Philippine island in 2001;

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One of America’s Most Wanted Terrorists Is Killed as Philippine Battle Nears End

MANILA—One of the U.S.’s most-wanted terrorists was among the last remaining leaders killed Monday after Philippine forces pressed forward with their offensive to retake the southern city of Marawi from Islamic State-linked militants, authorities said.

The bodies of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were recovered after the two leaders were killed as they moved between concrete structures and mosques in the city’s old central business district with a few dozen other fighters and hostages, government spokesman Ernesto Abella said…

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Terror Suspect on US Most-Wanted List Slain in Philippines

MANILA—One of the U.S.’s most-wanted terrorists was among the last remaining leaders killed as Philippine forces near victory in a prolonged and bloody battle against Islamic State-linked militants occupying the southern city of Marawi, authorities said.

The bodies of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were recovered after the a military operation to retake the militants’ last stronghold early Monday, government spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

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Terror Suspect on FBI’s Most-Wanted List Slain in Philippines, Officials Say

MANILA—The last remaining leaders of an Islamic State-linked group occupying the southern Philippines city of Marawi were killed, authorities said, after a prolonged and bloody battle with government forces.

The bodies of Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon were recovered after a military operation to retake militants’ last stronghold early Monday morning, government spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

The…

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FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list figurant was seen at funeral of Russian mafia leader

Officials, businessmen, and prominent figures of the Russian criminal world have come to bid final farewell to an alleged founder of the Solntsevskie OCG, Avera-mladshy (Avera-Junior).

Hundreds of people who came to see Aleksandr Averin (Avera-Mladshy, deceased on October 11) on his way included known businessmen, officials, and major figures of the Russian criminal world.

Eyewitnesses of the funeral service counted at least ten representative cars with AMR series state numbers. According to Pyaty Kanal (Channel 5), even President of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Mikhail Mamiashvili, and unnamed high-ranking employees of Prosecutor’s Office came to say goodbye to the deceased.

As reported by the Telegram channel Oper Slil, which regularly publishes insider information of law enforcement agencies, apart from the alleged leader of the Solntsevskie OCG (Sergey Mikhaylov aka Mikhas’), Averin’s funeral was also attended by Semion Mogilevich, who was included in the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

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Crime lord from FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list seen at funeral of Russian mafia leader

Officials, businessmen, and prominent figures of the Russian criminal world have come to bid final farewell to an alleged founder of the Solntsevskie OCG, Avera-mladshy (Avera-Junior).

Hundreds of people who came to see Aleksandr Averin (Avera-Mladshy, deceased on October 11) on his way included known businessmen, officials, and major figures of the Russian criminal world.

Eyewitnesses of the funeral service counted at least ten representative cars with AMR series state numbers. According to Pyaty Kanal (Channel 5), even President of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Mikhail Mamiashvili, and unnamed high-ranking employees of Prosecutor’s Office came to say goodbye to the deceased.

As reported by the Telegram channel Oper Slil, which regularly publishes insider information of law enforcement agencies, apart from the alleged leader of the Solntsevskie OCG (Sergey Mikhaylov aka Mikhas’), Averin’s funeral was also attended by Semion Mogilevich, who was included in the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

Read More at: https://en.crimerussia.com/organizedcrime/semion-mogilevich-seen-at-funeral-of-solntsevskie-ocg-leader/

Father’s History Could Offer Insight Into Mind of Las Vegas Gunman …

When Benjamin Paddock sat for the examination, he was built like a refrigerator and wore a neatly trimmed blond mustache and horn-rimmed glasses that framed strikingly light gray eyes. Pleasant, clean-cut and “incongruously cheerful,” he chain smoked through the interview, offering a gripping biography with a “fluent command of language.”

“He smiles frequently, sometimes winningly, shows occasionally just a touch of ruefulness,” the psychiatrist, William B. McGrath, noted. “No despair, alarm or concern about his fate is manifest.”

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The F.B.I. is trying to construct a psychological profile of Stephen Paddock, which probably includes the family history of mental illness.

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Father’s History Could Offer Insight Into Mind of Las Vegas Gunman

When Benjamin Paddock sat for the examination, he was built like a refrigerator and wore a neatly trimmed blond mustache and horn-rimmed glasses that framed strikingly light gray eyes. Pleasant, clean-cut and “incongruously cheerful,” he chain smoked through the interview, offering an gripping biography with a “fluent command of language.”

“He smiles frequently, sometimes winningly, shows occasionally just a touch of ruefulness,” the psychiatrist, William B. McGrath, noted. “No despair, alarm or concern about his fate is manifest.”

“I get the impression he enjoys being an interesting subject of examination,” the doctor wrote. He concluded that Mr. Paddock was bright, with no history of “mental defect,” and was able to stand trial. But, the doctor added, Mr. Paddock had a “sociopathic personality.”

The portrait of Stephen Paddock that investigators have assembled stands in stark contrast: Reserved, even boring, he was an accountant and

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PFLP denounces FBI “most-wanted” listing of the General Secretary of Islamic Jihad


Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 6 statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Comrade Jamil Mizher, member of the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, strongly condemned the United States’ FBI’s inclusion of the name of the General Secretary of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Dr. Ramadan Abdallah Shallah, on its “most-wanted list.”

“The United States of America is the head of evil and the center of terror in the world. Its leaders, officials and generals must be brought before international tribunals for the crimes they have committed against the world and humanity,” Mizher said,

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