Al Qaeda

Two decades after 9/11, Iranians still ask ‘what if’

September 11, 2001, was one of the darkest days in US history and a watershed moment in the global consciousness around the West’s relations with the Muslim world. The terror attack on that day, which The New York Times once called “one of the most…

Pompeo Heads to Qatar on Eve of 9/11 for Talks to End Afghanistan War

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to Qatar for the beginning of long-stalled peace negotiations between the Taliban and Kabul to end the nearly two-decade-old Afghanistan war, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. 0…

On 9/11 Anniversary, Focus on Iran

Commentary One of the significant, mostly untold stories about the 9/11 attacks is the involvement of the Iranian government in assisting the al Qaeda terrorists who killed so many innocent people 19 years ago. It’s a story that, at times, has invited derision, as when…

Two French Soldiers Killed, One Injured in Mali

PARIS—Two French military personnel were killed while on an operation in Mali on Saturday when an improvised explosive device destroyed their armored vehicle, the French Presidency said. According to the statement, a third soldier was injured in the blast, which took place in the Tessalit…

Pentagon poses too big of a target, expert says

In 2001, finding the Pentagon at 500 knots in a commercial airliner may have been challenging for an al-Qaeda suicide pilot — but a dedicated cruise missile of today would have no trouble finding it. That attack killed 125 and forced a partial evacuation. The…

St. Catherine U. Student Pleads Guilty over Ties to Al-Qaeda

Tnuza Jamal Hassan, a former student of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, pled guilty last week to charges related to her ties to Al-Qaeda. During her freshman year, Hassan anonymously encouraged two of her peers to join the terrorist group. In January 2018,…

Deadly ‘flying Ginsu’ weapon used again in Syria

Abu Yahya al-Uzbeki, an independent “military trainer” recently affiliated with the al Qaeda-linked Hurras Al-Din organization, probably never saw it coming. He was killed by the notorious R9X variant of the AGM-114 Hellfire missile, a non-explosive weapon that can best be described as a 100-pound…

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