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.
Members of Congress want the incoming administration of Donald Trump to focus on developing a “whole-of-government strategy” to combat terrorism financing and cut off illicit revenue from groups like the Islamic State.
The Obama administration is keeping details about how it is vetting Syrian refugees for terrorism ties classified, drawing concerns from Congress that the administration is using a flawed screening process that expedites the timeframe needed to fully vet foreign individuals, according to new congressional communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
German police launched a manhunt on Wednesday for a Tunisian man whose identification documents were found in the cab of the truck that plowed through a Berlin Christmas market on Monday and killed 12 people.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the deadly truck attack in Berlin, Germany that killed 12 people and left another 48 injured.
President Obama is planning to transfer 17 or 18 detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison before his administration comes to a close in January.