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FBI Director: ISIS More Of Terror Threat To US Than Al QaedaThe Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the U.S. than an external attack by al Qaeda, the FBI director said Wednesday.
Al Qaeda Syrian Branch Leader: We Have No Plans To Attack The WestThe leader of al Qaeda's branch in Syria says they have no plans to attack the West and denies that the so-called Khorasan group exists.
Md. Man Among Hostages Killed in Counterterrorism AttackA Maryland man is one of three Americans who was killed recently in counterterrorism operations conducted by the U.S. government, the White House announced Thursday.
Lawyers: No Evidence Saudi Arabia Agents 'Directly' Helped 9/11 HijackersAttorneys for Saudi Arabia say a judge should reject claims by families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks that new evidence - including an interview with the man who became known as the "20th hijacker" - shows agents of the kingdom "directly and knowingly" helped the hijackers.
Homeland Secretary: Mall Video 'New Phase' Of Global Terrorist ThreatA video purported to be by Somalia's al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries.
Psychologist In CIA Torture Report: 'I Can't Even Defend Myself'When the CIA set out to design a program to elicit intelligence from captured terrorists, it turned to two former Air Force psychologists with no practical interrogation experience and no specialized knowledge of al Qaeda, according to a Senate investigation released this week.
CBS News: Iran Using US-Made Jets To Bomb ISIS Positions In IraqIran is using American-made F-4 Phantom jets purchased during the time of the Shah to bomb positions held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Iraq, CBS News correspondent David Martin reports.
CIA's Secret 'Devil Eyes' Bin Laden Doll Up For AuctionAn Osama bin Laden prototype doll is being sold by auction, years after the CIA intended to distribute such dolls across Afghanistan in order to scare children into rejecting al-Qaeda as part of project “Devil Eyes.”
Ex-Navy SEAL Who Shot And Killed Bin Laden Speaks To Crowd Hours After Revealing IdentityThe former Navy SEAL who told The Washington Post he shot and killed Osama bin Laden spoke hours after revealing his identity.
UN: Growing Number Of Foreigners In Terror Groups, Social Media AidingA new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.
Dem Senator: Would Be 'Very Healthy' For US If Congress Debates ISIS Terror ThreatU.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday it would be "very healthy" for America if members of Congress spend about two weeks getting briefings, holding hearings, and having a real debate about authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State terrorist group.
Deputy Nat'l Security Adviser: US Ground Troops 'Exactly What Al Qaeda Wants'Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.”
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