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New Biden counterterror strategy puts limits on drone use

Oct. 07, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday formally issued new guidance curtailing the use of armed drones outside of war zones as part of a new counterterrorism strategy that places a greater priority on protecting civilian lives. The new policies require presidential...

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...

US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker

Sep. 19, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American contractor held hostage in Afghanistan for more than two years has been released in exchange for a convicted Taliban drug lord jailed in the United States, the White House said Monday, announcing a rare success in U.S.-Taliban talks since the militant group took...

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. ...

Today in History: September 11, U.S. comes under attack

Sep. 11, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2022. There are 111 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seized control of four jetliners,...

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...