Counterterrorism

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, testify to a House committee hearing on U.S. policy in Syria, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 11, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did...
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This undated photo provided by West Midlands Police shows Usman Khan. UK counterterrorism police are searching for clues into an attack that left two people dead and three injured near London Bridge. Police said Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, Khan, who was imprisoned six years for terrorism offenses before his release last year stabbed several people in London on Friday, Nov. 29, before being tackled by members of the public and shot dead by officers on the London Bridge. (West Midlands Police via AP)
December 01, 2019 - 5:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Usman Khan was convicted on terrorism charges but let out of prison early. He attended a “Learning Together” conference for ex-offenders, and used the event to launch a bloody attack, stabbing two people to death and wounding three others. Police shot him dead after he flashed what...
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A person is assisted after falling when Police evacuated people from Borough Market on the south side of London Bridge in London, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. British police say several people have stabbed near to London Bridge, and a man has been detained. The news came after witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 29, 2019 - 10:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — A man imprisoned six years for terrorism offenses before his release last year stabbed several people in London on Friday, two fatally, before being tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge. Neil Basu, London’s police counterterrorism head,...
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A volunteer shoulders a helium hose as balloons are inflated Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, the day before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The parade on Thursday will take place amid strong winds that could potentially ground the giant character balloons. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 27, 2019 - 4:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Smokey Bear might feel like he’s battling Santa Ana winds — if he even gets a chance to fly. New York City’s big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place Thursday amid strong winds that could potentially ground the giant character balloons, which have caused mishaps and...
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks at the "G20 Investment Summit - German Business and the CwA Countries 2019" on the sidelines of a Compact with Africa (CwA) in Berlin, Germany on Nov. 19, 2019. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 3:48 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s government is using a secretive judicial agency designed to fight terrorism to detain peaceful protesters, journalists and critics on trumped-up charges without trial, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday. The 60-page report by the London-based rights group...
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November 26, 2019 - 10:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested two men suspected of plotting a jihadi attack using suicide vests and one or more car bombs. The National Prosecutor’s Office says the two, aged 20 and 34, were arrested by anti-terror squads on Monday. The men are suspected...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, a French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali. French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday Nov.26, 2019 a midair collision between two helicopters has killed 13 French soldiers fighting against Islamic extremists in Mali. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP, File)
November 26, 2019 - 10:02 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two helicopters collided on a moonless night and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic State group-linked extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, mourning its highest military death toll in nearly four decades. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the...
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November 20, 2019 - 5:20 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Major Australian bank Westpac is facing a potentially massive fine after being accused of 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing act. The financial crime regulator AUSTRAC said Wednesday it was pursuing Westpac, one of Australia’s...
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Secretary of Sate Mike Pompeo, center, and other foreign ministers and foreign officials pose for a family photo at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group Ministerial meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 14, 2019 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — European and other members of the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group must take back and prosecute their nationals detained in Iraq and Syria to help keep IS from regaining territory, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. Pompeo told foreign ministers...
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Police officers stand guard at the gate of the local police headquarters following a suicide bombing attack at the compound in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Police say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a busy police station in Indonesia's third-largest city, injuring a number of people. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
November 13, 2019 - 3:23 am
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy police station in Indonesia's third largest city on Wednesday, injuring at least six people, during a counterterrorism crackdown and a warning about possible attacks against police and places of worship. The attacker got past a...
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