A senior House Republican urged President Obama on Tuesday to “immediately halt” the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees, citing a new intelligence report that found recently released prisoners were returning to terrorism.
Turkish authorities have identified the gunman who shot dead dozens of people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day as an Uzbek national who is a member of the Islamic State.
The State Department imposed sanctions on the son of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Thursday.
Turkish authorities announced on Wednesday they had identified the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day.
President Obama is expected to transfer additional detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in his final days in office, despite objections from President-elect Donald Trump.
The Tunisian man who plowed a truck through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin last month was identified as a threat by German authorities in February of last year.
The suspected gunman who killed dozens in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day may have trained in Syria, where the Islamic State has recruited thousands to join its terrorist network, according to Kyrgyzstan security forces.
The Obama administration is overhauling a national registry program intended to track visitors who arrive in the U.S. from countries with active terrorist groups less than a month before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
U.S. intelligence agencies issued general warnings around the world that Islamic State terrorists were planning to use trucks in attacks on gatherings of people, according to U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports.
The primary suspect in the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market had links to a local group of Islamic State sympathizers, bucking beliefs that Monday’s assault was carried out by a lone-wolf radical.