Terrorism

Alleged white supremacist arrested in plot to blow up Colorado synagogue

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An alleged white supremacist has been arrested for conspiring to blow up Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colorado, according to newly unsealed federal court documents.

Details: Richard Holzer, 27, confessed to planning to bomb Colorado's second-oldest synagogue after undercover FBI agents provided him with fake explosives. He is being charged with attempting to obstruct a religious exercise by force using explosives and fire, the Denver Post reports.

ISIS confirms death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and announces new leader

This July 5, 2014 photo shows an image grab taken from a propaganda video
An image-grab taken from an ISIS propaganda video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

ISIS confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Thursday, naming his successor Abu Ibrahim Hashimi al-Quraishi in a message posted by the Islamic State's propaganda arm, NBC News reports.

The big picture: The group also acknowledged that its former spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, was killed in a separate strike, per the New York Times. This is the first time ISIS has recognized al-Baghdadi's death following the American-led raid into northern Syria last weekend. NBC reported Thursday that al-Baghdidi had been betrayed by a member of his inner circle who guided U.S. troops to his compound. U.S. officials warned they expect extremist groups to try and retaliate.

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