9/11 Hearing on Skids Following Senate Report, FBI Spying Claims

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—It is “highly unlikely” that the 9/11 military hearings scheduled to resume this week will do so amid new revelations in a report about treatment of detainees released by Senate Democrats last week and more recent accusations that the FBI enlisted a mole to spy on defense lawyers representing the accused terrorists, according to sources familiar with internal deliberations.

Islamic State, Assad Dancing Around Each Other on Battlefield

This undated image posted on Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet

A new report released by Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center shows that the majority of the Islamic State’s military activities in Syria have focused on non-governmental opposition groups, while only a small percentage have targeted the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

DHS: Islamic State Backers Can Strike U.S. ‘With Little to No Warning’


Despite ongoing U.S. strikes, extremist backers of the Islamic State (IS) could still launch attacks on U.S. citizens and personnel with “little to no warning,” according to a senior Department of Homeland Security official, who warned on Tuesday that DHS is “increasingly concerned” about IS backers who “may choose to carry out attacks in the homeland rather than attempt to travel overseas.”