Theo Padnos, a freelance journalist from Vermont, was captured in Syria by Al Qaeda in 2012. A new documentary by director David Schisgall brings Padnos back to the region to recount his ordeal of beatings, solitary confinements, threats of execution (a noose was put around his neck) and traveling...
“I committed suicide but I’m still alive” — those were the thoughts of American journalist Theo Padnos when in 2012 he crossed the border from Turkey into Syria to investigate the civil war, only to be set up by his contacts and kidnapped by the local branch of Al Qaeda. In David Schisgall’s involving...
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad al Bahlul, a filmmaker and public relations assistant found to have actively helped Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda prepare for the Sept. 1, 2001 terror attacks. In a divided 163-page ruling, the full U.S. Show More Summary
Terrorist group expected to revert to al Qaeda's methods of revenue generation: extortion, kidnapping, and handouts from abroad
BILL ROGGIO: A “Lasting Defeat” of the Islamic State Will Be Elusive. Keep in mind that many analysts were quick to pronounce the Islamic State’s predecessor, al Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq, as defeated after the US surge that began in 2007 rooted out the jihadists from its sanctuaries across Iraq. By 2010, Iraqi and […]
"She thought Al Qaeda was a lone terrorist named Al."
The Islamic State is a terror group that in just a few short years has overshadowed Al Qaeda.
(John Hinderaker) What, exactly, is the U.N. good for? Hundreds of thousands have been slaughtered in Syria, and no one looks to the U.N. for a solution, just as no one expects the U.N. to do anything about ISIS or al Qaeda. Wars have raged in Congo and across much of Africa, and the U.N. Show More Summary
BEGUN THE DRONE WARS HAVE: ISIS targeting foreign troops with explosives-laden drones. A video belonging to an al Qaeda offshoot, Jund al-Aqsa, purportedly shows a drone landing on Syrian military barracks. In another video, small explosives...Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A powerful Syrian Islamist insurgent group on Sunday pledged allegiance to former al Qaeda branch Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, a statement circulated by rebel officials and reported by a monitoring group said.
Submitted by Eric Zuesse via Stratgic-Culture.org, As is by now well-known, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s previously classified 2012 report on the origin of the Islamic insurgency against Bashar al-Assad was released to theShow More Summary
When the U.S. kills civilians while bombing ISIS’s cities in Syria and Iraq, the jihadists are blamed for using “human shields” and the big media is silent, but different rules apply to Russia’s attacks on Al Qaeda in Aleppo, says Steven Chovanec.…Read more ?
Khaled al-Sharif spent two years in a secret C.I.A. prison, accused of having ties to Al Qaeda. He tells New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink what happened there, and how the experience continues to affect him.
Next Cold War Roundup 10/7/16 Josh Rogin reports a “fever pitch” among hawks inside the Obama administration making US military intervention plans for Syria. George Soros, and a day later John Kerry, called for a war crimes investigation. Show More Summary
A Brooklyn judge had to press the mute button on the video feed of an accused Al Qaeda terrorist spewing obscenities from a prison cell.
Click here for reuse options! How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500 million for top secret Iraq propaganda. This article was originally published by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The Pentagon gave a controversial U.K. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One al Qaeda militant was killed and another wounded in a strike in Yemen's Bayda province by the U.S. military on Sept. 29, U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday.
Senior commander in Syria’s rebranded al Qaeda affiliate, who was close to the global network’s top leader Ayman al-Zawahri, has been killed in an airstrike, the group said
Per new discoveries revealed by the The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the United States government paid over $500mm to a British public relations firm, Bell Pottinger, between May 2007 and December 2011 to create fake Al Qaeda propaganda films aimed at tracking terrorist viewing locations. Show More Summary