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By Ben Fox, Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, Pakistan's military announced the arrest of almost 100 "hardcore terrorists" in nationwide raids over the last several months. A spokesman said they include al-Qaida militants and other extremists linked to major terror attacks. Also, Austria…
By PBS NewsHour
Minnesota may be a world away from Syria or Iraq, but the state’s large Somali community has made it an appealing field for seeking recruits for al-Shabab and other Islamic militant groups. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on…
A wave of American hostages held by Islamic extremists has raised questions about the U.S. policy not to pay ransoms. Jeffrey Brown talks to David Rohde of Reuters and Brian Jenkins of RAND Corporation for views on the divergence between…
Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American man who was killed while fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, is not the first U.S. citizen to die as an Islamic militant in the war-torn country, and the FBI warns there are dozens…
After 22 months in captivity, American journalist Peter Theo Curtis spoke publicly for the first time since his release from an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria. Meanwhile, Islamic State militants have threatened to kill journalist Steven Sotloff unless the U.S. stops…
Islamic State fighters captured the last major military base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, bolstering its influence in the already unstable region. The U.S. kept up airstrikes against the group over the weekend, amid growing talk of an expanding ai…
In Mali, government forces made advances against Islamic extremists who have dominated certain regions for nine months. French forces were airdropped north of Timbukto and helped drive the rebels to the north. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports.
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