Terrorism

Vital context and news about terrorism around the world, from domestic terror to ISIS, Al Qaeda and more — including documentaries exploring the roots of hate groups in America and abroad.

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‘I'm Not A Monster’: Who's Who from the Podcast
Meet the key players in 'I Am Not A Monster,' a special podcast series on how an American mother ended up in the heart of ISIS' self-declared caliphate.
November 24, 2020
American Mom Who Pleaded Guilty to Terrorism Charges Sentenced to 6.5 Years
In 2015, Samantha Elhassani traveled to Syria with her family, where her husband and brother-in-law joined the Islamic State terrorist group. She was sentenced in an Indiana court today.  
November 9, 2020
Meet a Woman Who Helped Her Town Save Some 850 People Threatened by ISIS
When ISIS massacred some 1,700 Iraqi cadets from Camp Speicher, one woman and her town helped save an estimated 850 others from meeting the same fate.
July 14, 2020
Why a U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal Could Strengthen ISIS in Afghanistan
Plus: Explore nearly two decades of reporting from FRONTLINE on America’s longest war.
February 26, 2020
“I Might Die There”: Journalist Najibullah Quraishi on Going Face-to-Face with ISIS and the Taliban in Afghanistan
“Once you’re inside, you don’t know what could happen,” Quraishi says.
January 21, 2020
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FRONTLINE reporter Najibullah Quraishi goes on a dangerous journey inside both Taliban- and ISIS-held territory as President Trump says he wants to end the war.
January 21, 2020
Qassem Soleimani’s Complex Legacy in Iraq
Known for inspiring fighters and brokering deals, Qassem Soleimani was a powerful, unparalleled enemy of Kurdish separatists, the Taliban, ISIS — and ultimately, the United States.
January 5, 2020
American Mom Pleads Guilty to Concealing Terrorism Financing
Samantha ElHassani, an American woman who traveled to the Islamic State with her family in 2015, has pleaded guilty to concealing financial support to her husband and brother-in-law to join the terrorist group.
November 27, 2019
Flashback: How US-Backed Kurds Defeated ISIS in Kobani, Syria
It was a major early victory in the fight against ISIS -- but U.S. relations with Turkey were badly damaged by President Obama's support of the Kurds.
October 9, 2019
'He Will be Part of That History': Steve Coll on His Friend (and Source) Jamal Khashoggi
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, FRONTLINE talked to Coll about  Khashoggi’s relationship to the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama bin Laden, his dreams of a free press and democracy in Saudi Arabia, and the legacy he leaves behind.
October 2, 2019
Suspect in El Paso Shooting Indicted on Capital Murder Charge
The grand jury decision comes more than a month after a gunman entered a busy Walmart on a Saturday morning carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.
September 12, 2019