Counterterrorism

U.S. Army Spc. Kevin Martin, junior sniper, assigned to the 1-186th Infantry Battalion, Task Force Guardian, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, provides security for a 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) C-130J Super Hercules during unloading operations at an unidentified location in Somalia Sunday, June 28, 2020. No country has been involved in Somalia's future as much as the United States but now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the nation at what some experts call the worst possible time. (Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa via AP)
November 27, 2020 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's acting defense secretary has made a rare visit to Somalia, a conflict-plagued nation in the Horn of Africa where American forces have been assisting in the fight against al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab. In a brief statement, the Pentagon said Christopher Miller, who...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 22, 1974, an interior view showing the damage caused by a bomb at the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham, England, one of two public houses bombed late on November 21. It is announced Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020, that police have arrested a 65-year old man in Northern Ireland in connection with the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham, England.(AP Photo/Peter Kemp, FILE)
November 18, 2020 - 2:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police arrested a man Wednesday in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1974 bombings of two pubs that killed 21 people and injured more than 200 in Birmingham, England. West Midlands Police said officers from the West Midlands counterterrorism unit, working with colleagues from...
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The portraits of, from the left, victims Nadine Devillers, Vincent Loques and Brazil's Simone Barreto Silva. Are pictured in Nice, southern France, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, during a ceremony in homage to the three victims of an attack at Notre-Dame de Nice Basilica on October 29, 2020. Three people were killed in an Islamic extremist attack at Notre Dame Basilica in the city of Nice that pushed the country into high security alert. (Valery Hache; Pool via AP)
November 13, 2020 - 12:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — The suspected Tunisian assailant in an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a French church had a photograph in one of his cellphones of the perpetrator of another attack that shocked France: the killing of a schoolteacher who was beheaded after he showed...
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European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson speaks during a media conference after a meeting of EU interior ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
November 13, 2020 - 9:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers pledged Friday to beef up border security, boost the powers of the bloc’s police agency and crack down on hate speech and online propaganda in response to a wave of extremist attacks, most recently in Austria and France. Four people were shot to...
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November 13, 2020 - 5:13 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Fourteen soldiers were killed and others were injured in an extremist attack in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region, the government said. A military convoy from the Tin-Akoff area, in Oudalan province was ambushed on Wednesday, government spokesman Remis Fulgance Dandjinou...
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A military police officer guard at the crime scene near a synagogue in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Several shots were fired shortly after 8 p.m. local time on Monday, Nov. 2, in a lively street in the city center of Vienna. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
November 06, 2020 - 9:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany on Friday raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the Islamic State sympathizer who carried out a deadly shooting in the Austrian capital of Vienna this week. Austria, meanwhile, announced the temporary removal of several officials over errors made...
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Municipal policemen stand guard outside Notre Dame church in Nice, France, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. A new suspect is in custody in the investigation into a gruesome attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a French church. France heightened its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
October 30, 2020 - 11:47 am
NICE, France (AP) — Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor three people killed in a knife attack at a church, as France heightened security at potential targets at home and abroad amid outrage over its defense of the right to publish cartoons mocking the prophet of Islam. The...
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Police work behind a restricted zone near the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
October 29, 2020 - 6:47 pm
NICE, France (AP) — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The attack in...
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October 27, 2020 - 10:15 am
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Gunmen kidnapped an American citizen in the West African nation of Niger early Tuesday and demanded a ransom from his relatives, a local government official said. Philipe Nathan Walton was taken from his farm in Massalata in southern Niger at 1:45 a.m., Ibrahim Abba Lele, a...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, second left, speaks in front of a high school Friday Oct.16, 2020 in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, after a history teacher who opened a discussion with high school students on caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad was beheaded. French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an "Islamist terrorist attack" against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb Friday, urging the nation to stand united against extremism. (Abdulmonam Eassa, Pool via AP)
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October 17, 2020 - 8:47 am
PARIS (AP) — A suspect shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, officials said Saturday. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating the killing of Samuel Paty in...
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