130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves

Feb 24, 2017

130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves

The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival jihadis have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday. The grim discovery comes nearly a week after clashes in Idlib province between the ...

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

Feb 22, 2017

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had ...

Teen among four arrested after explosives seized in French lab raid

Feb 10, 2017

Teen among four arrested after explosives seized in French lab raid

French counterterrorism forces arrested four people in southern France on Friday, including a 16-year-old girl, and uncovered a makeshift laboratory that held the explosive TATP and other basic ingredients for fabricating a bomb, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. The prosecutor’s office said around 70 ...

Feb 9, 2017

U.S. kills veteran al-Qaida leader in Syria

The U.S. military said Wednesday that it had killed eleven al-Qaida operatives, including a veteran leader and suicide bombing pioneer, in a bombing raid in Syria. The Pentagon said Abu Hani al-Masri, the al-Qaida veteran, was one of those killed in the precision airstrikes ...

Feb 1, 2017

Former U.S. Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden has book deal

The U.S. Navy SEAL who has said he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden has a memoir coming out this spring. Scribner told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Robert O’Neill’s “The Operator” will be published April 25. According to Scribner, O’Neill’s ...