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Witness to the Drone Strike That Killed an American Terrorist
Lt. Col. Mark McCurley stood tense and quiet in the operations cell in Djibouti , Africa with his eyes transfixed on the large, high-definition monitor before him. It was playing a real-time video feed from a Predator drone -- the same video McCurley said was being beamed to high-level officials in
Online Chatter After NYC Terror Arrests: ‘Delete Her From Your Phone’
A New York woman arrested on terror charges was big news in the chat rooms of the online pro-jihad community, where female ISIS sympathizers warned each other to sever their own ties with the suspect, as evidenced by this exchange of messages obtained by ABC News: “Hey did you hear sis got picked
Two ISIS-Inspired Women Arrested in NYC for Allegedly Trying to Build Bomb
Federal authorities have arrested two women who were allegedly planning to detonate a bomb somewhere in the United States after being radicalized at least in part by ISIS , sources familiar with the arrests told ABC News. The public was never in danger, as it was all part of a lengthy undercover
What Is AQAP, the Terror Group Claiming Charlie Hebdo Attack?
An al Qaeda affiliate overnight claimed that it ordered and financed last week’s massacre at the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as revenge for the magazine printing cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed. The terrorist group, AQAP, is based in Yemen, some 2,000 miles
What Is AQAP, the Terror Group Holding Luke Somers?
Late Wednesday an affiliate of al Qaeda released a harrowing video showing a British-born American hostage who they say will be killed in three days if President Obama doesn’t meet the terror group’s demands. Americans have sadly become familiar with their countrymen appearing in hostage videos
Al Qaeda's Latest Magazine: Notes From Dead American Terrorists
A new issue of al Qaeda’s notorious Inspire magazine urges its readers to detonate car bombs in major U.S. cities, and claims to feature justifications for violent jihad written by two U.S.-born al Qaeda terrorists who were killed more than two years ago. As is...
Al Qaeda Mag Praises 'Great' Tsarnaev Brothers for Boston Marathon Bombing
A new edition of an al Qaeda magazine praises the Boston Marathon bombing , blessing the attack and calling the suspected bombers "two great brothers." "The act of the two great brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, is but the true image reflected by the bloody deeds of your hands, reflected by the
U.S. Says Four Americans Killed by Drones in Counterterror Strikes
Attorney General Eric Holder has disclosed in a letter to Congress that four Americans were killed by U.S. drones in the course of the government's attacks on terrorists. "Since 2009, the United States, in the conduct of U.S. counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida and its associated forces
Brennan: Check on US Killing Americans 'Worthy of Discussion'
Today President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA said that the idea of an outside check on each decision to kill an American citizen abroad who is believed to be a terrorist is “worthy of discussion.” John Brennan, who is currently Obama’s counter-terrorism advisor and...
US Launched Deadly Drone Strike From Saudi Arabia: Reports
The CIA used a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia to launch the September 2011 strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-profile American member of al Qaeda, according to reports. The purported existence of the drone base in the Middle Eastern nation was revealed in a pair of reports by The New