U.S. Says Al Qaeda Has Not Regrouped in Afghanistan

A new intelligence assessment of the Al Qaeda threat was prepared after a drone strike killed Ayman al-Zawahri, the group’s leader. But some outside counterterrorism specialists said it was overly optimistic.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #kabul-afghanistan, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zawahri-ayman-al

As U.S. Seeks to Close Guantánamo, Saudi Center Could Be Option

The Biden administration is looking for places to safely send cleared Guantánamo detainees who cannot go home. Could a program in Saudi Arabia provide a solution?

#detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #prisons-and-prisoners, #riyadh-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #shutdowns-institutional, #terrorism, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yemen

Prosecutors Face Distrust in Second Try to Prove Plot to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor

Two men are charged with conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. But a first trial ended with no convictions, and questions about the F.B.I.’s tactics.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #grand-rapids-mich, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #michigan, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism, #whitmer-gretchen

The Taliban’s Dangerous Collision Course With the West

After barring girls from high school — and harboring an Al-Qaeda leader — the regime now risks jeopardizing the billions of dollars of global aid that still keeps Afghans alive.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-earthquake-june-22-2022, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #american-red-cross, #humanitarian-aid, #international-relations, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #taliban, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden Appeared to Overstate the Role of Al Qaeda’s Leader

Terrorism experts were surprised by the president’s descriptions of Ayman al-Zawahri, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

#al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #cole-uss, #detainees, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zawahri-ayman-al

Israel and Palestinian Militants Reach a Cease-Fire

The truce appeared to end a three-day conflict in Gaza that barely changed the status quo in Israel and the occupied territories, but revealed splits among rival Palestinian militias.

#deaths-fatalities, #gaza-strip, #israel, #lapid-yair, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Air War Between Gaza Militants and Israel Enters Second Day

No cease-fire appeared imminent, despite early mediation efforts by international actors, including the United Nations.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

How the C.I.A. Tracked Ayman al-Zawahri, the Leader of Al Qaeda

The U.S. search for Ayman al-Zawahri had spanned decades. His presence on a balcony at a safe house in Kabul presented an opportunity to strike.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #haqqani-network, #pakistan, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #terrorism, #zawahri-ayman-al

Killing of al-Zawahri Stirs Debate Over Biden’s Afghan Strategy

President Biden now confronts the question of what, if anything, he will do in response to the revelation that the Taliban were again sheltering a leader of Al Qaeda.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #terrorism, #zawahri-ayman-al

Al-Zawahri’s Death Puts the Focus Back on Al Qaeda

The terrorist network has lost eight of its top leaders in recent years. But it has more total fighters than it did on Sept. 11, 2001.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #al-qaeda-in-the-arabian-peninsula, #central-intelligence-agency, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #sahel-africa, #shabab, #somalia, #syria, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #yemen, #zawahri-ayman-al

Ayman al-Zawahri Is Gone, but Al Qaeda Is Resilient

The administration clearly misjudged Al Qaeda’s trajectory in Afghanistan and U.S. influence over the Taliban.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #taliban, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states

Al Qaeda Leader Killed: What We Know

The United States announced that a C.I.A. drone strike killed the Qaeda leader, a longtime ally of Osama bin Laden who was considered a mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. Here’s a guide to the strike and its implications.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #international-relations, #kabul-afghanistan, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states, #zawahri-ayman-al

The Killing of bin Laden’s Successor

Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, has been killed by a U.S. drone strike. Who was he and what impact will his death have?

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Killed at 71, Ayman al-Zawahri Led a Life of Secrecy and Violence

A radicalized Egyptian physician, he was regarded as the intellectual spine of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization, and ran it after Bin Laden was killed in 2011.

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U.S. Drone Strike Said to Have Killed Ayman al-Zawahri, Top Qaeda Leader

The strike, carried out over the weekend, was the first attack since American forces left Afghanistan last year.

#afghanistan, #al-qaeda, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #taliban, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the U.S. Let 20 Million Monkeypox Vaccine Doses Expire

At the start of the monkeypox outbreak the U.S. stockpile contained just 2,400 doses of vaccine, a far cry from the more than 20 million it once held.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #biological-and-chemical-warfare, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #denmark, #food-and-drug-administration, #health-and-human-services-department, #monkeypox, #new-york-city, #smallpox, #terrorism, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Prince Charles’s Charity Accepted Millions From Family of Osama bin Laden

Clarence House confirmed that the terrorist’s brothers donated money to the royal charity, but denied reports that the prince had personally brokered the deal or made the decision to accept it.

#al-qaeda, #bin-laden-osama, #charles-prince-of-wales, #great-britain, #royal-families, #sunday-times-british-newspaper, #terrorism

Blinken Resists Push to Label Russia a Terrorist State

The Biden administration is wary of making the designation despite strong calls from Congress and pleas from Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zelensky-volodymyr

Why the U.S. Offered to Swap Griner for Bout, a Russian Arms Dealer

The negotiations raise questions about what, if any, standards should apply when the United States agrees to trade prisoners.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #bout-viktor, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #extradition, #griner-brittney, #international-relations, #prisoners-of-war, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whelan-paul-n

Mossad Sheds New Light on Argentina Terrorist Attacks in 1990s

An investigation by the Israeli spy agency found that Hezbollah had set up a cell to conduct the attacks and rejected suspicions that Argentines or Iranian officials in Buenos Aires had been involved.

#argentina, #buenos-aires-argentina, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #hezbollah, #lebanon, #mossad, #terrorism

ISIS Fighters’ Children Are Growing Up in a Desert Camp. What Will They Become?

Leaving captured men, women and children in prisons and camps run by Kurds risks seeding a new global terrorism disaster, rights groups and the U.S. military warn.

#al-hol-syria, #detainees, #graham-lindsey, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syrian-democratic-forces, #terrorism, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

German Military Officer Known as Franco A. Guilty of Plotting Terrorism

The officer was convicted for his role in a far-right terrorist plot to murder prominent public figures in the hopes of bringing down the democratic order.

#albrecht-franco, #germany, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

U.S. Military Says Senior ISIS Leader in Syria Killed in Drone Strike

The attack was the latest in a series of American operations against ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria.

#al-qaeda, #al-qurayshi-abu-ibrahim-al-hashemi, #drones-pilotless-planes, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-special-operations-command

France Brings Home French Wives of ISIS Jihadists From Syria

The country repatriated 16 women from Syria, in a move it had long ruled out. Thirty-five children, including some orphans, accompanied them.

#france, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #orphans-and-orphanages, #syria, #terrorism

20 Men Convicted in November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attack

The verdict capped a 10-month trial on the Islamic State rampage of November 2015 that killed 130 people, traumatized the country and still shapes French politics.

#abdeslam-salah, #al-qaeda, #bataclan-paris-france, #charlie-hebdo, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #terrorism

Marked by the 2015 Paris Attacks, and Now Defending the Accused

Half the lawyers speaking for the 20 men charged with involvement in the massacre belong to a young generation in France scarred by a spate of terrorist acts.

#abdeslam-salah, #crime-and-criminals, #legal-profession, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #terrorism

Oslo Shooting Is Being Investigated as Terrorism, Police Say

The attack, which killed two people and seriously wounded 10 near a gay club in Oslo, came hours before the city’s Pride parade, which has now been canceled.

#hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mass-shootings, #norway, #oslo-norway, #terrorism

Kansas Woman Who Joined ISIS Left a ‘Trail of Betrayal’

Allison Fluke-Ekren, a Muslim convert from Kansas, rose through the ranks of the Islamic State in Syria, where she provided military training to women and girls, including her daughter.

#baghdadi-abu-bakr-al, #central-intelligence-agency, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fluke-ekren-allison, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #propaganda, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Gina Haspel Observed Waterboarding at C.I.A. Black Site, Psychologist Testifies

The testimony emerged in pretrial hearings in the Cole bombing case at Guantánamo Bay, where the war court is wrestling with the legacy of torture after 9/11.

#central-intelligence-agency, #cole-uss, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #haspel-gina, #interrogations, #mitchell-james-e, #nashiri-abd-al-rahim-al, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #thailand, #torture, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #waterboarding

No One Can Hide From This Weapon in the War in Ukraine

In Ukraine, drones that film and fight have been used to bring international audiences right up to the front lines.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #drones-pilotless-planes, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Moral Cost of Killing Our Enemies in Secret

What does it mean to be a citizen of a state that kills for you but doesn’t tell you about it? Are you still responsible?

#drones-pilotless-planes, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

Senators Grasp for a Bipartisan Gun Deal, Facing Long Odds

A group of Republicans and Democrats have begun an urgent set of talks aimed at reaching an elusive compromise on new gun laws. After a decade of failure, can this time be different?

#law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #senate, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

The Rise and Fall of America’s Environmentalist Underground

This year, one of the last fugitives of the Earth Liberation Front pleaded guilty to arson — at a moment when climate activists are again flirting with radical ideas.

#arson, #colorado, #dibee-joseph-mahmoud, #earth-liberation-front, #environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #gerlach-chelsea-d, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #oregon, #overaker-josephine-s, #terrorism

Uvalde, Buffalo and the Semiautomatic Weapons That Terrorize Us

Permissive guns laws abet domestic and foreign terrorism.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #terrorism, #united-states

How Russia Uses Show Trials to Punish Putin’s Enemies

Moscow may label the Azov fighters who defended the Mariupol steel plant as terrorists — raising the prospect of a high-profile trial. The Kremlin has a long tradition of using the courts for political goals.

#khodorkovsky-mikhail-b, #memorial, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sentsov-oleg, #supreme-court-of-russia, #terrorism, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #whelan-paul-n

Free Ambulances in Mogadishu, Thanks to Aamin Ambulance

Dismayed that victims of the incessant violence in Somalia’s capital were being rolled to hospitals on wooden carts and in wheelbarrows, a dentist decided to do something about it.

#aamin-ambulance, #adan-abdulkadir-abdirahman, #ambulances, #content-type-personal-profile, #medicine-and-health, #mogadishu-somalia, #somalia, #terrorism, #volunteers-and-community-service, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Strongmen in Turkey and Hungary Stall Unity in NATO and the E.U.

Russia benefits as Turkey slows down Swedish and Finnish applications to NATO and Hungary continues to block an E.U. embargo on Russian oil.

#brussels-belgium, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #european-union, #extradition, #finland, #hungary, #kurdistan-workersparty, #kurds, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #secession-and-independence-movements, #sweden, #terrorism, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden Approves Plan to Redeploy Several Hundred Ground Forces Into Somalia

The president also signed off on targeting about a dozen Shabab leaders in the war-torn country, from which Donald J. Trump largely withdrew in his final weeks in office.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #shabab, #somalia, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Somalia Elects Next President, but Terrorists Hold True Power

The militants of Al Shabab collect taxes, decide court cases and control the streets. Somalis ask, will a new government even matter?

#drought, #elections, #gedo-somalia, #larry-e-andre-jr, #mohamed-mohamed-abdullahi, #shabab, #somalia, #terrorism

Biden Could Make the World Safer, but He’s Too Afraid of the Politics

The administration knows how to get the Iran nuclear deal back. It’s just afraid of Republicans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #nuclear-weapons, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Israel Captures 2 Palestinian Suspects Linked to Deadly Ax Attack

The two men were caught hiding in a forest not far from the central town of Elad, where the killings were carried out. The detentions ended an intensive search.

#detainees, #elad-israel, #palestinians, #terrorism

Kathy Boudin, Radical Imprisoned in a Fatal Robbery, Dies at 78

She had a role in the Brink’s heist by the Weather Underground that left two police officers dead. But she became a model prisoner and, after being freed, helped former inmates.

#boudin-chesa, #boudin-kathy, #deaths-obituaries, #ex-convicts, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #robberies-and-thefts, #terrorism

A Site Holy to Jews and Muslims Returns as the Nexus of Conflict

The skirmishes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Aqsa Mosque, known to Jews as Temple Mount, are laden with national and religious symbolism.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #arabs, #bennett-naftali, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #olmert-ehud, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #western-wall-jerusalem

Rare Overlap of Holy Days Shows Jerusalem’s Promise and Problems

In its Old City, a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim marked Easter, Passover and Ramadan. To some, it’s a “symphony.” To others, a reminder of division.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #christians-and-christianity, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jesus-christ, #jews-and-judaism, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #moses-prophet, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #passover, #ramadan, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #terrorism

Israel Steps Up Raids in Palestinian Territories in Response to Attacks

At least 14 Palestinians have been killed in a widespread Israeli military operation in the West Bank, launched in response to a string of attacks in Israel that killed 14 people.

#israel, #jerusalem-israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

Inside the N.Y.P.D. Manhunt for the Brooklyn Subway Shooter

A quick-thinking transit worker. A father and son off to school. A teenager on a field trip. They all played a part in catching a suspect.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #fugitives, #new-york-city, #office-of-emergency-management-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #terrorism

The Casualties at the Other End of the Remote-Controlled Kill

Capt. Kevin Larson was one of the best drone pilots in the U.S. Air Force. Yet as the job weighed on him and untold others, the military failed to recognize its full impact. He fled into the California wilderness.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #central-intelligence-agency, #civilian-casualties, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #indian-springs-nev, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #military-aircraft, #pilots, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #shaw-air-force-base-sc, #syria, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-special-operations-command, #veterans, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Clashes Erupt at Jerusalem Holy Site on Day With Overlapping Holidays

Calm returned after more than 150 people were injured and hundreds were arrested by the Israeli police on Friday, when Ramadan, Easter and Passover coincided for the first time in thirty years.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #ramadan, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #terrorism

British Militant Convicted for Role in Deaths of Americans

The verdict capped a two-week trial that featured the testimony of former captives who detailed relentless beatings, waterboarding and murder by an Islamic State cell known as the Beatles.

#elsheikh-el-shafee, #great-britain, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #kotey-alexanda, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government, #waterboarding

Former French Colonies in Africa Demand a Reset

Decades after independence, many African countries are increasingly troubled by the ongoing influence of their former colonial power.

#africa, #colonization, #economic-community-of-west-african-states-ecowas, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mali, #senegal, #terrorism