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CIA unveils model of al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri's hideout

Sep. 24, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

McLEAN, Virginia (AP) — The CIA has revealed a model of Ayman al-Zawahri’s safe house, used to brief President Joe Biden about the al-Qaida leader’s whereabouts before the agency killed him in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Shortly after al-Zawahri's death, White House...

With support from allied militia, Somalia hunts al-Shabab

Sep. 21, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Militia members in central Somalia have helped kill scores of al-Shabab militants in an ongoing operation against the Islamic extremist rebels that is receiving air support from the United States, Somali authorities said. Suspected Al-Shabab fighters are...

Declassified report shows US predictions of IS group threat

Sep. 15, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials predicted two years ago that the Islamic State group would likely regain much of its former strength and global influence, particularly if American and other Western forces reduced their role in countering the extremist movement, according to a newly...

9/11 terror attacks reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary

Sep. 11, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans remembered 9/11 on Sunday with tear-choked tributes and pleas to “never forget," 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. The loss still felt immediate to Bonita Mentis, who wore a necklace with a photo of her slain sister, Shevonne...

Biden honors 9/11 victims, vows commitment to thwart terror

Sep. 11, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden marked the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, taking part in a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon held under a steady rain and paying tribute to “extraordinary Americans” who gave their lives on one of the nation's darkest days. ...

2 decades later, 9/11 self-professed mastermind awaits trial

Sep. 09, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hours before dawn on March 1, 2003, the U.S. scored its most thrilling victory yet against the plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks — the capture of a disheveled Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, hauled away by intelligence agents from a hideout in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The...

Biden to commemorate anniversary of 9/11 attacks at Pentagon

Sep. 06, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will mark the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sunday by delivering remarks and laying a wreath at the Pentagon, the White House said Tuesday. The day will commemorate the 2001 terrorist attacks when hijackers took control of commercial...

Yemeni officials: Militants attack security post, 27 killed

Sep. 06, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Suspected al-Qaida militants on Tuesday attacked a security post in southern Yemen, sparking clashes that killed at least 21 troops and six militants, military officials said. The early morning attack in Ahwar, in the province of Abyan, targeted a post manned by troops...

Suspected jihadi bomb hits convoy in Burkina Faso; 35 dead

Sep. 06, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A suspected jihadi roadside bomb has hit a convoy in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least 35 people and injuring dozens more. The supply convoy escorted by the army was hit Monday while driving between Bourzanga and Djibo towns with one of the...

Al-Shabab kills at least 20, burns food trucks in Somalia

Sep. 03, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali state media and residents say the extremist group al-Shabab killed at least 20 people and burned seven vehicles transporting food in the Hiran region Saturday morning, and the government's drought envoy called it “devastating” for communities in the grip of a...