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News release from the North Dakota Air National Guard:
Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 1,800 airmen have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism. This year, on the weekend of the anniversa... Posted on 9/3/10 at 9:30 AM
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain released a video Saturday that they claim shows suspected al-Qaida members training for a bombing raid using a model plane, the latest development in a case that has led to three arrests.
Harold Heckle, Associated Press
, August 12, 2012
CAIRO — Egypt's top security official accused an al-Qaida-inspired group in the Gaza Strip on Sunday of being behind the New Year's Day suicide bombing that killed 21 people outside a Coptic Christian church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.
By Hamza Hendawi, The Associated Press
, January 23, 2011
WASHINGTON — The mail bomb plot stretching from Yemen to Chicago may have been aimed at blowing up planes in flight and was only narrowly averted, officials said Sunday, acknowledging that one device almost slipped through Britain and another seized in Dubai was unwittingly flown on two passenger jets.
By Adam Goldman and Adam Schreck, The Associated Press
, November 01, 2010
WASHINGTON — Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign.
By Eileen Sullivan, The Associated Press
, October 30, 2010
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court upheld the government’s authority Monday to ban aid to designated terrorist groups, even when that support is intended to steer the groups toward peaceful and legal activities.
By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press
, June 22, 2010
Two New Jersey men who talked about attacking Americans and sought to fight alongside terrorists in Somalia were arrested at a gate New York’s Kennedy Airport as they were about to board a flight to leave the U.S. and join the al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists, authorities said.
By Bruce Shipkowski and Matt Apuzzo, The Associated Press
, June 07, 2010
No one can say how America’s struggle with Islamic extremism will end, save that it won’t be resolved by having Matt Damon kill Osama bin Laden in single combat. And President Barack Obama won’t yell “Get off my plane!” before tossing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to his death.
A Nigerian man accused of trying to ignite an explosive on a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner on Christmas appeared before a judge for the first time Friday, against a backdrop of protesters who stood outside the courthouse waving American flags and denouncing acts of terror.
By Ed White and David Runk, The Associated Press
, January 09, 2010
A grim-faced President Barack Obama declared Tuesday there was a deep failure of national intelligence in the botched Christmas Day airliner terror attack over Detroit, telling the nation the government had enough information to thwart potential disaster but could not “connect those dots.”
Speaking after a blunt meeting with his security team, Obama said there had been even more “red flags” than had already been acknowledged: that an al-Qaida affiliate in the Arabian Peninsula planned to strike the United States and that it was working with the man who ended up accused of trying to blow up a plane with nearly 300 passengers and crew aboard.
By Ben Feller, The Associated Press
, January 06, 2010
A powerful bomb targeted the offices of Pakistan’s main spy agency in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, tearing down much of the building and causing several casualties, witnesses said.
The blast struck at the heart of the agency overseeing much of the anti-terror campaign in the border regions with Afghanistan, where al-Qaida and Taliban leaders are believed to be hiding out.
By Riaz Khan, The Associated Press
, November 13, 2009
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