Counterterrorism

January 27, 2020 - 6:30 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government on Monday approved a Defense Ministry plan to deploy up to 60 troops as part of France's anti-terror mission in Africa. The service members will join Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military mission. It has been working to root out Islamic militants...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command, signaling concern over the Pentagon's potential cuts, has emphasized the Somalia-based al-Shabab as a threat to the U.S. homeland, in intent if not yet in capability _ and warning that neither China nor Russia is doing much to counter Africa's extremist groups. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
January 23, 2020 - 12:53 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Even as destroyed U.S. military aircraft smoldered from an al-Shabab attack that killed three Americans this month in Kenya, the al-Qaida-linked group issued a taunting message to African troops: The U.S. will abandon you just as it did the Kurds. Islamic extremists are already...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, poses with G5 African heads of state after the G5 Sahel summit in Pau, southwestern France, Monday Jan.13, 2020. France is preparing its military to better target Islamic extremists in a West African region that has seen a surge of deadly violence. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
January 13, 2020 - 6:55 pm
PAU, France (AP) — French and West African heads of states vowed to boost their military efforts under a joint command in Africa's Sahel region, which has seen a surge of deadly violence. They also urged the U.S. to maintain its key support in the fight against Islamic extremism. Leaders of Mali,...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 displaced Burkinabe people in the Pissila town camp, near Kaya, Burkina Faso. Islamic extremists carried out a record number of attacks last year in Burkina Faso and the instability has now spread to the country's east. The violence in northern and now eastern Burkina Faso has displaced more than half a million people, according to the United Nations. And there are fears the unrest could throw elections planned for late 2020 into question. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
January 10, 2020 - 5:02 am
FADA N'GOURMA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The jihadists who killed Wabwa Ampougovni's son and two grandchildren wanted them to suffer: They cut the backs of their necks before slitting their throats, leaving them to a slow and agonizing death. They were among 14 people killed in late November when...
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January 06, 2020 - 9:53 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say they arrested three “terrorist suspects" who tried to force their way into a British Army training camp on the same day that al-Shabab extremists attacked a military base and killed three U.S. military personnel. Meanwhile new details emerged in the al-Shabab...
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The U.S. military says the situation at a Kenyan airfield used by U.S. forces is
January 05, 2020 - 12:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, destroying several U.S. aircraft and vehicles, Kenyan authorities said. It was the al-Qaida-linked group's first attack against U.S. forces in the East African...
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El presidente ruso Vladimir Putin en el Kremlin en Moscú el 26 de diciembre del 2019. . (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 3:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A St. Petersburg court on Monday ordered the detention of two Russian men who were arrested on a tip provided by the U.S. and are suspected of plotting unspecified terrorist attacks in the city during the New Year holidays. The Dzerzhinsky District Court ruled that the suspects...
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Ni Luh Erniati stands outside the site of the Sari Club bombing, with photographs of victims displayed on a gate in Bali, Indonesia on Friday, April 26, 2019. Erniati's husband, Gede Badrawan, was one of 202 people killed in the 2002 bombings, which targeted the Sari Club and nearby Paddy's Pub. It took months before officials were able to identify Gede's remains. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
December 29, 2019 - 3:48 pm
TENGGULUN, Indonesia (AP) — The young Balinese widow stared across the courthouse at the man who had murdered her husband and 201 others, and longed to see him suffer. Ever since that horrible night, when she realized amid the blackened body parts and smoldering debris that the father of her two...
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December 28, 2019 - 7:33 am
LONDON (AP) — British counter-terrorism police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of preparing an extremist act. The suspect was arrested Saturday morning at a residence in east London. Police say he is being questioned on suspicion of the “commission, preparation or instigation of acts...
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December 20, 2019 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will do more to protect the health and safety of bomb-detection dogs sent overseas following the deaths of several of them in Jordan and Egypt, according to a State Department Office of Inspector General report released Friday. Two State Department agencies...
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