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April 15th, 2014
08:00 PM ET

Puported al Qaeda meeting caught on tape

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on a supposed meeting of scores of al Qaeda leaders, which was filmed and posted on YouTube, that may have somehow escaped U.S. officials at the CIA and Pentagon.

MORE: Why the unsettling video matters so much

MORE: House Intel Chairman: al Qaeda "more aggressive" than pre-9/11


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Drone
February 21st, 2014
07:52 PM ET

Al Qaeda's master bombmaker

CNN's Brian Todd reports on al Qaeda's master bombmaker, who could be connected to the latest potential airline threat: shoe bombs.

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Filed under: al Qaeda • Terror
February 12th, 2014
11:29 AM ET

DNI: Al Qaeda morphing, not on run

The country's top intelligence official delivers a sobering assessment of the threats facing the US. Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto
February 3rd, 2014
07:01 PM ET

Al Qaeda disowns an affiliate in Syria

Is the core leadership of al Qaeda losing control of its affiliates? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Syria
January 10th, 2014
07:05 PM ET

Al Qaeda training Americans in Syria?

Nearly three years after Syria's civil war began, U.S. officials are growing concerned that al Qaeda is using that country as a base to recruit and train Americans to wage jihad in the West. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • Syria • Terror
January 6th, 2014
07:23 PM ET

al Qaeda re-emerging in fight for Iraq?

Over the last week, battles have raged throughout Iraq's western Anbar province. There, Shiite government forces, Sunni tribesmen, and al Qaeda-linked groups have been fighting for control of major cities like Ramadi and Fallujah - where hundreds of American soldiers lost their loves. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Iraq
December 26th, 2013
08:12 PM ET

Al Qaeda hints at new terror attacks in 2014

Newly intercepted messages from senior al Qaeda operatives are renewing concerns for terrorist attacks in the Middle East and overseas in 2014. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Terror
December 12th, 2013
08:26 PM ET

Syria opposition in disarray

The civil war in Syria has reached new lows of chaos and violence as the Syrian opposition continues to fracture between moderate rebels and Islamist extremists - with the Islamists gaining the upper hand. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the deteriorating state of the opposition.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • Syria
November 15th, 2013
07:01 PM ET

The next Bin Laden?

Is al Qaeda more of a threat now than before September 11th? CNN's Brian Todd investigates the growing threat from the terror group and one of their most important commanders.


Filed under: Abu Musab al-Suri • al Qaeda • Brian Todd
September 4th, 2013
07:56 PM ET

Who are the "good guys" and "bad guys" in Syria?

This week, many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are challenging the Obama administration's support for the rebels in Syria, questioning their ties to al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups. CNN's Tom Foreman and military analyst Lt. Col. Rick Francona break down the many rival factions within the Syrian opposition and their different goals.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Rick Francona • Syria • Tom Foreman
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