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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 attacksĀ 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
August 20th, 2013
10:22 AM ET

New threats from American member of al Qaeda

Al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman Adam Gadahn calls for attacks on American ambassadors. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Brian Todd • Terror
August 6th, 2013
11:17 AM ET

Is our military prepared for attack?

CNN's Tom Foreman joins former General James A. "Spider" Marks to discuss military preparedness against terrorism.

RELATED STORY: US special forces on alert overseas to strike any potential Al Qaeda targets


Filed under: al Qaeda • Military • Terror • Tom Foreman
August 6th, 2013
11:14 AM ET

He's al Qaeda's master bomb-maker

Brian Todd reports on Ibrahim al-Asiri, al Qaeda's master bomb-maker who could be involved in this current threat.

RELATED STORY: Prison breaks are among reasons for heightened security

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Filed under: al Qaeda • Brian Todd • Terror
August 6th, 2013
11:11 AM ET

Al Qaeda leader orders immediate action

Officials say al Qaeda's leader ordered a terrorist act, and that is what led to the closure of U.S. embassies.

RELATED STORY: Source: al Qaeda leader urged affiliate to 'do something'


Filed under: al Qaeda • Chris Lawrence • Terror
March 29th, 2013
10:17 AM ET

Feds: Army vet helped al Qaeda group

A former U.S. soldier is charged with terror offenses after he allegedly helped an al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

RELATED STORY: U.S. ex-soldier charged with using RPG for al Qaeda group


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jill Dougherty • Military • Syria • Terror • veteran
February 22nd, 2013
07:18 PM ET

A terrorist's guide to avoiding drones

Al Qaeda leaders have written a list of tips about how to avoid drone attacks. Brian Todd reports.

RELATED STORY: Militant tipsheet: How to avoid drone strikes


Filed under: al Qaeda • Brian Todd • Drone
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