The Cole was attacked Oct. 12, 2000 in a port in Yemen by al-Qaida. A boat posing as a trash barge motored to the ship and blasted a massive hole, killing 17 sailors and injuring 37.
WASHINGTON — Terror groups continue to fly under the radar, with the world focused on Russia, China and North Korea’s activities. But on this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J.…
Al Qaida is regenerating, but on this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP NSC J.J. Green, José Alberto de Azeredo Lopes, national defense minister from Portugal says we must use the lessons we learned from D’aesh (ISIS) to fight AQ this time around.
The 33-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to federal terrorism charges. Prosecutors said he trained with and supported al-Shabab, an ultra-conservative Islamic militant group.
“The American flags that decorated people’s front yards and the ribbons tied to automobile antennas had mostly disappeared. I encountered many people who appeared eager to put 9/11 in the rearview mirror,” said a former CIA officer.
The State Department issued a broad travel warning to U.S. citizens about what it called the “continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.”
U.S. counterterrorism and homeland security officials say they are aggressively investigating intelligence suggesting the al-Qaida terror group may be plotting to launch attacks in New York, Virginia and Texas before Tuesday’s presidential election.
Hard or soft, a target is a target, especially in D.C. Barriers such as fences and security personnel work, but today’s terrorists work differently.
ISIL, much like al-Qaida in Iraq in the mid-2000s, seems to have an endless stream of people willing to die for sectarian or ideological reasons.
In the past week al-Qaida and the Taliban have each released new audio and video messages. A key theme that’s emerged is unity. Patrick Skinner, a former CIA case officer who is now director of…
WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida’s heir apparent is dead. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) announced Monday its co-founder and leader was killed in a U.S. missile strike. U.S. officials, without detailing how it happened, confirmed it. “The…
WASHINGTON — Al-Shabab posted a 76-minute video online urging Somalis living in the West to attack shopping malls. But the message may have been intended more for the Islamic State (ISIL). “There is so much…
WASHINGTON – Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is warning Americans that they’ve been working long and hard on a new tool to attack the U.S. In the latest issue of the terror group’s Inspire electronic…
Al-Qaida\’s global operations manager Adnan el Shukrijumah was
killed in South Waziristan after a firefight with Pakistani military forces on
The U.S. took strikes Monday night against al-Qaida operatives in Syria, known as the Khorasan Group to disrupt a plot against the United States or Europe.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.