Israelis Shoot Down Foreign UAV

By William Tucker The Israeli Air Force shot down an unmanned aircraft that entered Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean on Saturday. According to the IAF, the UAV was monitored and followed by fighter aircraft until it was shot down over a sparsely populated area. Despite media reports and claims by some Israeli politicians, the military has not confirmed the source of the UAV.
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Amtrak Plan Targets Human Trafficking

By Yamiche Alcindor

Special to InHomelandSecurity.com

WASHINGTON — Amtrak, in collaboration with federal agencies, plans to train 8,000 employees nationwide about the dangers of human trafficking and the signs that go along with the often hidden crime.

Using materials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Amtrak workers in all of its service areas — 46 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada — will learn how to identify trafficking victims and how to report potential crimes, officials announced Thursday.

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Syrian Forces Strike Turkish Border Town

By William Tucker Five Turkish citizens were killed near the border with Syria today prompting a small retaliatory strike from the Turkish military. Turkey’s Prime Minister also contacted the UN and NATO to apprise them both of the situation. NATO reiterated that it will not intervene in Syria; however the alliance stands ready to defend Turkey. At this point it is unknown if the attack on Turkey was deliberate.
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White House Widens Covert War in North Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers’ mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.

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