Turkey and Syria could be headed for war as their armies increasingly clash on front lines in southern Idlib, also amid a heavy aerial bombardment by Syrian and Russian jets of al-Qaeda held Khan Sheikhoun.
On Monday a Turkish convoy came under...
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Al-Qaeda has leaked an embarrassing clip showing an ISIS militant struggling to get through his lines for a propaganda video, as tension between the rival jihadi groups heats up.What are the details?The footage was released on Twitter by Dr....
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The global jihadist movement is in flux once again, writes Colin Clarke in his new book on what we should expect in the wake of the defeat of Islamic State in Syria earlier this year. "Both Islamic State and al-Qaeda are actively seeking to remain in
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The FBI ranked black nationalists and animal rights activists as bigger threats than white supremacists and terror groups like al-Qaida among their official counterterrorism priorities, according to leaked FBI documents obtained by The Young Turks....
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Alan J. Kuperman
Security, Middle East
The rebellion in Libya was led by Islamist veterans of wars in the Middle East. Thus, the United States and its allies, not realizing it at the time, intervened to support a group of terrorists.
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Juan ColeBy depicting El Paso as crime infested when Mexicans were supposedly unconstrained by a wall, Trump implied that Mexicans are criminals, bringing their crime over the border. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) declared on Tuesday, describing the situation as an...
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Late last month, US media quoted unnamed sources as claiming that Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaeda terror group leader, is dead. The sources refused to elaborate and US authorities have yet to make an official statement on the matter.
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On 9/11, 19 Arab hijackers trained in al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan killed almost 3,000 people in the United States in a matter of hours. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history and has indelibly shaped Americans’ understanding of...
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An important mission with a small margin for error.
On Mar. 3, 2002 the first BLU-118/B was used against cave complexes in which al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters had taken refuge in the Gardez region of...
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Now approaching two decades after 9/11 and the start of the so-called "war on terror" we've now come full circle. With the ISIS caliphate dead, and with Pentagon officials increasingly unable to justify the US expanding Middle East footprint based...
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On The New Yorker Radio Hour, the U.S. tortured Mohamedou Salahi and kept him at Guantánamo Bay for fifteen years. He’s no Al Qaeda mastermind, but, even today, he’s virtually a prisoner. Why won’t we let him go?
The Trump administration has agreed to withdraw up to 6,000 of its remaining 14,000 troops from Afghanistan in a deal with the Taliban, in exchange for a cease-fire and renunciation of al Qaeda, The Washington Post reports. The terms, if approved,...
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Despite the reported death of the son and heir apparent of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials warn the global terror group remains a significant threat to the United States.The officials refused to confirm the death of Hamza bin Laden,...
Hamza bin Laden, the son and heir of Osama bin Laden, is almost certainly dead.
While his demise has not yet been confirmed by al-Qaeda, U.S. officials have felt confident enough to brief media outlets that the younger bin Laden was killed at...