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.
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.
Al Qaeda targeted a U.S.-Yemeni air base with rockets early Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
Nigeria’s cancellation of a U.S. program that trained forces to counter the Boko Haram terrorist group could hamper efforts to combat the growing terrorist threat in Africa, analysts say.
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.”
A House Armed Services Committee member asked the Pentagon’s inspector general on Monday to conduct a formal investigation into reports that the Pentagon paid a large ransom in a failed bid to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from terrorist custody.
Iran is involved in weapons deals with the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, or ISIL) in Iraq in exchange for oil, according to Iraqi security sources.