Counterterrorism

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 06:01
Saudi Arabia has arrested the man accused as the mastermind of a 1996 bombing that killed 19 American airmen, a Saudi-owned pan-Arab newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed officials.
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 06:42
Sisi maintains a reputation as a man fighting terrorism, whom the U.S. should be backing despite his flaws and errors. The problem with this analysis—perhaps better described as a sentiment—is that Sisi’s approach may be incubating terror, not stopping it. Or it may be doing both things.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 19:17
The United States is committed to building a strategic partnership with Iraq and the Iraqi people. Under the Strategic Framework Agreement between Iraq and the United States, we remain dedicated to helping Iraq improve security, maintain sovereignty, and push back against terrorism, most recently ISIL.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:01
Egypt’s rising authoritarianism has been met with a collective shrug in Washington, which sends Cairo $1.3 billion in military aid each year. One notable exception is Senator Patrick Leahy, who is raising alarm about human rights abuses Egyptian security forces have committed as they battle militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 07:47
On September 10, 2014, President Obama announced the formation of a global coalition to “degrade and ultimately defeat” the Islamic State. Subsequently, some 60 nations and partner organizations agreed to participate, contributing either military forces or resources to the campaign.
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:51
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has approved stringent new counter-terrorism laws to fight a growing jihadist insurgency. The laws establish special courts and offer additional protection from legal consequences for military and police officers who have used force.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 07:22
Syrian Kurdish forces have taken control of wide swaths of land in northern Syria from Islamic State militants, but a new offensive by the Turkish government against their compatriots along the Turkish border has complicated their alliance with the United States.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 07:21
The U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic State rebels surged in July as Kurdish fighters pushed into territory held by the militant group in Syria and Iraqi forces prepared an offensive to retake strategic northwestern cities, Pentagon figures showed.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:25
U.S. and Turkish officials last month announced a landmark deal to fight the Islamic State. It envisions an area along the border that is free of extremists and protected by U.S. air power. Turkey hopes the safe zone will serve as a haven for the millions of Syrians who have fled across the border.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:18
Turkey has launched several waves of airstrikes against elements of a Kurdish separatist group known as the P.K.K., which is widely listed as a terrorist group. But that group and its allies in Syria, who have been closely working with American forces, are pushing Islamic State militants out of areas they once controlled.

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