On Tuesday, CNN learned about a conference call of sorts between al Qaeda leaders.
According to The Daily Beast, the call was intercepted, prompting an unprecedented terror alert, closing nearly two dozen U.S. embassies.
The idea of a conference call between al Qaeda leaders sounded a bit odd to us - it flies in the face of everything we know about the way the terror groups operate.
Erin Burnett spoke with the reporter who broke that story, and he clarified it a bit for us.
"I would say it is not a telephone conference call in that sense. It was a kind of remote conference where people are in. It is something like a teleconference."
So we wanted to do a bit more digging and figure out how al Qaeda really does communicate.
CNN's Tom Foreman has the OutFront investigation.