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Gov. Perry: ‘Very real possibility’ ISIL has already exploited unsecured U.S. southern border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has become concerned over the prospect of infiltration by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Officials have acknowledged that ISIL could honor its threat to attack the United States. They said […]

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U.S. belatedly reports rescue operation for U.S. hostages in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of the National Security Council for an update on Iraq in the Roosevelt Room of the White House August 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama returned from his vacation in Martha's Vineyard to attend the briefing which included (L-R) White House Counsel Neil Eggleston; Counselor to the President John Podesta; Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken; Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Michael Dempsey.  /Win McNamee/Getty Images North America

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported a failed military operation in Syria. The White House said U.S. special operations forces were sent to Syria to rescue American hostages of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials […]

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Guns of August: A century after , the U.S. is aloof

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By John J. Metzler VIENNA, Austria–The countdown started in Sarajevo in June 1914, the conflagration followed in August. The assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb nationalist set in motion a series of events in which the great […]

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U.S. identifies top ISIL leaders

Abu Mohammed Al Adnani

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has identified top operatives of Al Qaida movements in Iraq and Syria. The State Department has designated two leading Al Qaida operatives for sanctions. The two were identified as Abu Mohammed Al […]

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UN IDs leading ISIL commanders, operatives

Abu Mohammed Al Adani

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United Nations has identified leading members of Al Qaida’s network in Iraq and Syria. The UN Security Council designated six Al Qaida operatives for international sanctions, imposing a travel ban and freezing any assets. […]

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U.S. Treasury reports ISIL funded by Kuwaiti networks, social media appeals

Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has again identified Kuwait as a financier of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Treasury Department asserted that Kuwait was being used to funnel large amounts of money to ISIL […]

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‘Pre-9/11 moment’: Officials say Al Qaida planning massive cyber attack on U.S.

U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Al Qaida has focused on planning massive cyber attacks on the United States. Officials said the Al Qaida campaign was meant to disrupt power supply, banks, critical facilities, including nuclear plants, without sending fighters into […]

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Holder: American recruits with tech know-how and Al Qaida make ‘deadly combination’

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Western fighters were believed to be joining Al Qaida’s network in Yemen. Officials said the U.S. intelligence community was tracking the flow of European and American recruits to Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. They […]

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July 4 alert: U.S. warns major international airports of Al Qaida threat to passenger jets

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has been on alert for a mass-casualty strike by Al Qaida. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama ordered an alert around major airports to protect against the arrival of Al […]

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Tanks, copters and cash: Bank robberies in Mosul make ISIL ‘wealthiest terrorist franchise ever’

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has seized major U.S. combat platforms in Iraq, a report said. The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs asserted that ISIL, also known as Islamic State of Iraq […]

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