Most of the 18 regional branches or affiliates of the Islamic State and al Qaeda terrorist groups have been suppressed, contained, or placed under pressure from global counterterrorism efforts, according to the U.S. Special Operations Command.
YouTube has now implemented a policy change to block the vast majority of video messages on the site from one of the world’s top terrorist recruiters amid growing pressure from governments and counterterrorism advocates.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning liberal cartoonist drew a cartoon last week depicting the National Rifle Association with literal blood on its hands and being responsible for bloodshed surpassing any caused by Islamic terrorists.
An al Qaeda operative who was convicted of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane with a bomb sewed into his underwear has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others, alleging his constitutional rights are being violated at a supermax federal prison in Colorado.
An al Qaeda-backed media group has issued a “wanted poster” for President Donald Trump that features a picture of the U.S. president with the words, “Wanted dead or alive for crimes against Islam,” according to a copy of the poster and accompanying screed published by a Middle East media watchdog group.
The al Qaeda terror group’s chief bomb maker has published a blueprint for new attacks on U.S. transportation systems, including planes, trains, and boats, which the terror group views as “prime targets,” according to a copy of a lengthy manifesto that provides a guide for would-be terrorists to launch attacks.
A new generation of al Qaeda is surging, according to experts testifying before the subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence on Thursday.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who admitted to killing an American solider is set to receive an official apology and about $8 million in compensation from the Canadian government for his time at the military prison, according to press reports.