Terrorism
Associated Press/Photo by Cliff Owen (file)

Al-Qaeda claims Pensacola attack

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/03/20, 11:39 am

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video taking responsibility for the December attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. Saudi 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani killed three people when he opened fire inside a classroom at the base on Dec. 6. The Yemen branch of al-Qaeda has long been considered the most dangerous of the terrorist organization.

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Associated Press/Photo by Saifullah Maftoon

U.S. plane crashes in Taliban territory

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/28/20, 11:49 am

Taliban insurgents on Tuesday clashed with Afghan forces trying to reach the site of a U.S. military plane crash. The Bombardier E-11A aircraft went down on Monday in Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province, a Taliban stronghold. The insurgent group claimed responsibility, but there is no indication enemy fire downed the electronic surveillance plane, said Col. Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. forces in the country.

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Associated Press/Photo by Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo

Libya’s international war

International | Outside nations and stakeholders remain embroiled in the long-running conflict
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/21/20, 05:02 pm

The civil war in Libya has entangled more than a dozen other countries. On Sunday, representatives of many of those nations and several multinational governing bodies like the United Nations met in Berlin to try to work out a peace deal between the two warring sides.

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