Counterterrorism

FILE - In this image from video released by the CIA, Hamza bin Laden, the son of of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is seen as an adult at his wedding. The White House says Hamza bin Laden has been killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A White House statement gives no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States confirmed his death. (CIA via AP)
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September 14, 2019 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in...
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September 10, 2019 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before the anniversary of 9/11, President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to expand the administration's ability to go after terrorists and their financiers and supporters. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed reporters at...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, a person pauses in front of Stars of David with the names of those killed in a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of “domestic terrorism,” adding momentum to a debate about whether such attacks should be classified and tried in the same way as crimes against America by foreign terrorist groups and their supporters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 29, 2019 - 3:30 pm
SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of "domestic terrorism," adding...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas gestures during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Balderas says his office is evaluating public safety at big-box stores and other shopping venues in the aftermath of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Balderas on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 attended a summit on domestic terrorism convened by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
August 14, 2019 - 1:22 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on domestic terrorism summit in New Mexico in response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A summit about domestic terrorism threats has convened in New Mexico to consider expert testimony from the FBI, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas gestures during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Balderas says his office is evaluating public safety at big-box stores and other shopping venues in the aftermath of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Balderas on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 attended a summit on domestic terrorism convened by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
August 14, 2019 - 1:19 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on domestic terrorism summit in New Mexico in response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A summit about domestic terrorism threats has convened in New Mexico to consider expert testimony from the FBI, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2019 file photo, police officers escort people from Christmas Hill Park following a deadly shooting during the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in Gilroy, Calif. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks, at a Texas Walmart and the California food festival, as domestic terrorism — acts meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population and affect government policy. But the bureau hasn't gone that far with a shooting at an Ohio entertainment district. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 08, 2019 - 3:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven days, three mass shootings, 34 dead. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks , at a Texas Walmart and California food festival, as domestic terrorism — acts meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population and affect government policy. But the bureau hasn't gone that...
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Vice President Mike Pence follows President Donald Trump as he walks off after speaking about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 05, 2019 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following two mass shootings over the weekend, President Donald Trump called on federal authorities Monday to do a better job identifying violent extremists in the U.S. But that won't be easy. Federal investigators looking to prevent acts of domestic terrorism, like the massacre...
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August 04, 2019 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities investigating the El Paso shooting call it an act of domestic terrorism, but they won't be able to apply the same terrorism law that prosecutors have used for years against supporters of the Islamic State and al-Qaida. The federal government defines domestic...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. America began bombing Afghanistan after 9/11 to root out al-Qaida fighters, who were being harbored by the Taliban. Nearly 19 years later, Khalilzad says he’s satisfied with the militant group’s pledge to keep terror groups from using Afghanistan as a launch pad for attacks against the West. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 27, 2019 - 1:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's longest war has come full circle. The United States began bombing Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to root out al-Qaida fighters harbored by the Taliban. Now, more than 18 years later, preventing Afghanistan from being a launching pad for more attacks on...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, Hafiz Saeed, founder of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses an anti-Indian rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani authorities say they have arrested Saeed, a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
July 17, 2019 - 5:47 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington. Hafiz Saeed was taken into custody in Punjab province while traveling from...
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