Terrorism

FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, suspected Islamic State members sit inside a small room in a prison south of Mosul. The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." U.S. officials said late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 that their shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the target of an American raid in Syria and may have died in an explosion. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)
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October 27, 2019 - 2:16 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marks the demise of one of the most brutally effective jihadist leaders of modern times — a man who commanded tens of thousands of fighters from around the world, carved out a territorial caliphate in the Middle East and refined a...
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FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group's Al-Furqan media outlet. The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." U.S. officials said late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 that al-Baghdadi was the target of an American raid in Syria and may have died in an explosion. (Al-Furqan media via AP, File)
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October 27, 2019 - 1:51 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sought to establish an Islamic "caliphate" across Syria and Iraq, but he might be remembered more as the ruthlessly calculating leader of the Islamic State group who brought terror to the heart of Europe and set up a short-lived organization so extreme that it was...
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FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. The leader of the Islamic State militant network is believed dead after being targeted by a U.S. military raid in Syria. A U.S. official told The Associated Press late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was targeted in Syria’s Idlib province. (AP Photo/Militant video, File)
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October 27, 2019 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world's most wanted man, is believed dead after being targeted by a U.S. military raid in Syria. A U.S. official told The Associated Press late Saturday...
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October 27, 2019 - 4:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world's most wanted man, is dead after being targeted by a U.S. military raid in Syria, President Donald Trump announced Sunday morning. A U.S. official...
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Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan speaks during a joint press conference with security ministers from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala in Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
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October 25, 2019 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, is challenging a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee to discuss terrorism threats to the U.S. on the day before he's set to leave office. Kevin McAleenan sent a letter to House Homeland Security Chairman...
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FILE - In this Sunday April 21, 2019, photo, a Sri Lankan Police officer inspects a blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated April’s Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country’s spy chief is primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people. In its report released Wednesday, Oct. 23, the committee said State Intelligence Service chief Nilantha Jayawardena received information of possible attacks as early as April 4, 17 days before the suicide bombings took place, but there were delays on his part in sharing the intelligence with other agencies. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne, file)
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October 23, 2019 - 12:08 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief was primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people in the attacks. In a report released Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept.21, 2019 file photo, Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Inter Milan, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. The Italian soccer federation is considering employing an advanced listening device used in anti-terrorism operations to identify fans who sing racist chants. Federation president Gabriele Gravina has detailed "a passive radar device that uses directional microphones to determine the source of the noise." (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
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October 22, 2019 - 6:16 am
ROME (AP) — After five cases of racist chants in eight rounds of Serie A, the Italian soccer federation is considering employing advanced listening devices used in anti-terrorism operations to identify offending fans. Federation president Gabriele Gravina has detailed "a passive radar device that...
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October 21, 2019 - 6:29 am
PARIS (AP) — French counterterrorism prosecutors have announced that the judicial investigation into the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in and around Paris has been completed. Prosecutors said 14 people have been charged in the case, including 11 who are jailed. Among them is Salah Abdeslam, the...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, center, is greeted by U.S. military personnel upon arriving in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops. He told reporters traveling with him that he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan without hurting the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Lolita C. Balbor)
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October 20, 2019 - 10:11 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mark Esper sought a firsthand assessment Sunday of the U.S. military's future role in America's longest war as he made his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief. Stalled peace talks with the Taliban and unrelenting attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018 file photo Jany Leveille makes her first appearance in New Mexico state district court on charges of child abuse in Taos, N.M.A federal judge has ordered Leveille, charged with kidnapping, firearm and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized, saying she suffers from mental illness. The decision Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, orders up to four months of hospitalization for Leveille, with plans to reevaluate later whether she might be competent to stand trial. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee,File)
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October 18, 2019 - 8:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with firearms and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized for mental health treatment more than a year after authorities arrested her and four other adult residents of a squalid New Mexico compound. In his order, Chief U.S...
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