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Captain Kong
7th November 2014, 02:17 PM
The latest way of getting to the fight is to join a cruise Ship . Today on SKY...........

Would-be jihadis are booking tickets on cruise ships in an attempt to reach Syria and Iraq without attracting the attention of Turkish security forces.
Interpol has urged screening to be improved at all transport hubs - "airports and, more and more, cruise lines" - to stop fighters reaching Turkey, from where thousands of foreigners seeking to join Islamic State have already crossed into Syria.

The warning came as US aircraft bombed militants from the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham brigades in northern Syria.

US officials have said a Nusra Front cell is planning an attack against American interests. Initial reports suggested French-born bomb maker David Drugeon was among those hit and possibly killed in the airstrikes.

Special teams have been set up at Turkish airports and bus stations to intercept foreign jihadis aiming to cross the long and porous border, according to local officials.
Men, who say they were hired by the Islamic State to monitor the quality of goods in markets, dispose confiscated products in Raqqa


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Syrian rebel fighters fire a heavy machinegun against Islamic State positions from a location west of Kobani during fighting
An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Gulf
Men, who say they were hired by the Islamic State to monitor the quality of goods in markets, dispose confiscated products in Raqqa

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Hundreds have been deported in recent months, but the success means militants have begun looking for alternative ways to travel.

Pierre St Hilaire, director of counterterrorism at Interpol, told AP: "Because they know the airports are monitored more closely now, there's a use of cruise ships to travel to those areas.

"There is evidence that the individuals, especially in Europe, are travelling mostly to [the Turkish coastal town of Izmit and other places to engage in this type of activity."
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Cruise ships have only become a concern in the last three months, Interpol officials added.

"Originally, our concern about people on cruise ships - dangerous people on cruise ships - really focused on the classic sort of rapist, burglar or violent criminal," Ronald Noble, head of the international policing body, said in Monaco.

"But as we've gathered data, we've realised that there are more and more reports that people are using cruise ships in order to get to launch pads, if you will - sort of closer to the conflict zones - of Syria and Iraq."

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The repeated stops cruise ships often make offer would-be jihadis the opportunity to leave the vessel at a number of ports, making them more difficult to track..
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So treat your next cruise as an Adventure Holiday.
Cheers
Brian

happy daze john in oz
8th November 2014, 05:30 AM
Read an articel in the paper today about this and at first thought it a joke, now I know it is no such thing. I am of the opinion there is nowhere safe from them now. all we can do is be alert but not alarmed.

Des Taff Jenkins
9th November 2014, 04:00 AM
Hi Brian.
There you go mate, instead of spending on a cruise, buy a load of tickets on cruise ships and give them to your neighbors that should get rid of them for you.
Cheers Des

Captain Kong
9th November 2014, 09:16 AM
What a splendid idea Des. thanks I will try that.
Cheers
Brian