Latest Terrorism News

US-backed Syria forces retake prison a week after IS assault

Jan. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said they wrestled control of the last section of a prison seized by Islamic State militants and freed a number of child detainees they had used as human shields. That ended a deadly, weeklong assault by the extremists on one of the largest detention...

Russia adds Navalny and his top allies to list of terrorists

Jan. 25, 2022 16:54 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have added imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the country's registry of terrorists and extremists, the latest move in a multi-pronged crackdown on opposition supporters, independent media and human rights activists. ...

Threat charge refiled against man dressed as The Joker

Jan. 24, 2022 15:23 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Eastern Missouri prosecutors have refiled a felony terrorist threat charge against a man accused of livestreaming threats to bomb and kill people while he was dressed up as the Batman villain known as The Joker. St. Louis County prosecutors refiled the charge...

Douglas teen pleads guilty in terrorism case

Jan. 24, 2022 12:44 PM EST

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy suspected of building pipe bombs in his Douglas home will serve at least 18 months in a juvenile detention facility. The Sierra Vista Herald reported Monday that the teen pleaded guilty to one count each of promoting terrorism and...

EXPLAINER: Why effort to help Afghanistan is falling short

Jan. 24, 2022 11:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U.S.-backed government and the Taliban takeover. Aid groups and international agencies...

Montana ski town hosts military members who served in Kabul

Jan. 23, 2022 12:57 PM EST

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — Carlin Houston, a 23-year-old paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment, traversed the slopes of Big Mountain with relative ease, looking every bit the part of a seasoned snowboarder — Flylow jacket, baggy Goretex pants, mirrored goggles —...

US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

Jan. 22, 2022 13:04 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria's northeast. Intense clashes with Islamic State group militants took place around a prison where thousands of extremists were held, officials said. Fighting broke...

Texas hostages escaped synagogue as FBI SWAT team rushed in

Jan. 21, 2022 19:31 PM EST

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — In the final moments of a 10-hour standoff with a gunman at a Texas synagogue, the remaining hostages and officials trying to negotiate their release took “near simultaneous plans of action,” with the hostages escaping as an FBI tactical team moved in, an official...

IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

Jan. 21, 2022 14:39 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its “caliphate” three years ago. More than 100 militants assaulted the main prison holding suspected extremists, sparking a battle with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that continued 24 hours later and...

Myanmar court sentences 2 prominent activists to death

Jan. 21, 2022 14:21 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two prominent political activists in military-ruled Myanmar have been sentenced to death for alleged involvement in terrorist activities, an army television station reported Friday. Myawaddy TV said on its evening news broadcast that Kyaw Min Yu, better known as Ko...