An al Qaeda splinter group has vowed to march on to Baghdad after seizing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq, as the nation’s military reportedly launched its first airstrikes against the militants in one of the locations.
Al-Qaeda-inspired militants seized effective control Wednesday of Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, expanding their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts following clashes with the insurgents.
The U.S. government kept tabs on Bergdahl’s whereabouts with spies, drones and satellites, even as it pursued off-and-on negotiations to get him back over the five years of captivity that ended on Saturday.
A Virginia state senator has sent a letter praising Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, believes the United States has been less safe while President Barack Obama has been in office.
Rep. Michael McCaul, Texas Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that “the security threat to the Olympics, this particular Olympics, [is] the greatest I think I’ve ever seen.”
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the United States should provide more equipment and other aid to the Iraqi government in its battle against al-Qaeda militants, but he ruled out a reintroduction of U.S. troops for now.
Four years after his failed effort to bring the 9/11 mastermind to New York for trial, President Barack Obama has reinstated the federal courthouse as America’s preferred venue for prosecuting suspected terrorists.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was snatched by gunmen before dawn Thursday from a Tripoli hotel where he resides, the government said.
After two U.S. military raids against militants in north Africa, U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the raids send the message that terrorists “can run but they can’t hide.”