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September 23rd, 2014
10:17 PM ET

Terror group says its leader killed in U.S. airstrikes

The Syrian terror group al-Nusra Front says that its leader has been killed by a U.S. airstrike.

A statement from the group says Abu Yousef al-Turki was killed overnight in U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria. CNN cannot independently verify al-Nusra's claims, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, says the group was among those targeted during the airstrikes.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform, Mark Wallace, is OutFront. Wallace has just launched the counter extremism project, a not-for-profit group working to expose and disrupt sources of funding for extremist groups.

Below, CNN Terrorism Analyst Paul Cruickshank and CNN Military Analyst Retired Colonel Peter Mansoor give their takes on the airstrikes


Filed under: al Qaeda • International • ISIS • News • Syria
September 23rd, 2014
10:14 PM ET

Official: Terror group planned to hide bombs on planes

The U.S. is on a heightened state of alert after the Department of Homeland Security warned of lone-wolf attacks in response to airstrikes on Syria.

This comes as the Pentagon says Monday night's airstrikes targeted not just ISIS but perhaps an even more immediate threat to the U.S. homeland called Khorasan.

According to a U.S. official, Khorasan, an al Qaeda-linked organization, was ready to blow up commercial flights.

CNN's Deborah Feyerick is OutFront with details.

Below, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken weighs in on the attacks.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Breaking News • International • ISIS • National Security • News • Terrorism
September 23rd, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Where is Austin Tice? American journalist abducted in Syria two years ago.

The U.S. and its Arab allies are preparing for a second round of airstrikes against ISIS and other extremists.

According to the Obama administration, terror groups are holding between three and four Americans.

Parents of U.S. journalist who went missing in Syria want answers

Our Ed Lavandera speaks to one family whose son Austin Tice has been missing in Syria for more than two years.


Filed under: International • News • Syria
September 23rd, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Golfer gets teed off, breaks clubs

It's something many golfers have probably thought of doing, but few actually do: start breaking their clubs when they start playing poorly.

When one golfer got so frustrated with his play, he started snapping his golf clubs over his knee.

CNN's Jeanne Moos talks to the golfer about his meltdown.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos • News
September 23rd, 2014
09:33 PM ET

Arrest warrant issued in missing Virginia student case

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia have now issued an arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

Arrest warrant issued in case of missing Virginia student

Police believe Matthew was the last person to see Graham before her disappearance.

Graham was last seen in the early hours of September 13th.

Jean Casarez has the details.


Filed under: Crime • Missing student • News
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