What We Know Today: ‘Star Wars’ Producers Charged In Harrison Ford Accident, ISIS Graduates Children Fighters, Mexican Prison Riot Turns Deadly
ISIS Graduates Fighters, Including Children
ISIS has reportedly graduated “a new batch of members” last week in one of the its camps between Al-Raqqah and Aleppo in Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group, its sources confirmed that the Islamic State graduated almost 450 new fighters, including 100 children who came from a camp called “Caliphate Cubs.”
The Islamic State had reportedly cut its military course short from two months to just a month. After graduating, the fighters are granted a leave of three days to be able to visit their families. They then report to a location or site they have been assigned to.
Two Girls Kill 58 In Nigeria
Two girls have entered a refugee camp in the town of Dikwa and detonated their suicide vests, killing at least 58 people, with reports saying the number of fatalities may reach 70. The camp was home to people fleeing Boko Haram. According to The Clarion Project, a third female suicide bomber was also in the camp. However, she decided not to detonate her vest after seeing that her family was in the area. The third suicide bomber was later arrested.
Mexican Riot Leaves 52 Dead
A deadly fight broke out between the Zetas drug cartel and its rivals inside the Topo Chico prison in Mexico. Fights started in two areas of the prison before midnight among supporters of the Zetas gang leader known as “Zeta 27” and the group Nuevo Leon. According to a report from Today Online, at least 52 had been killed. There was said to have been no gunfire exchanged during the riot.
British Government Prosecutes ‘Star Wars’ Film Company For Harrison Ford Accident
The Health and Safety Executive of the British government has announced that it shall be prosecuting Foodles Production (UK) Ltd due to an incident while filming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that left actor Harrison Ford “seriously injured.”
The incident actually occurred last June 12, 2014 in Pinewood Studios. Ford was on the set of the Millennium Falcon when he was reportedly struck by a heavy hydraulic metal door, causing him to suffer a broken leg as well as other injuries. The production company is being asked to appear at the High Wycombe Magistrates Court on May 12 to face 4 charges.