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February 18th, 2014
10:55 PM ET

Should the U.S. swap Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl?

Is the U.S. trying to make a deal with the Taliban?

There is word the United States is trying to negotiate the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held captive by a Taliban-affiliated group for nearly five years. He is the only know U.S. prisoner in Afghanistan.

U.S. launches push to gain release of soldier Bowe Bergdahl

In exchange for Bergdahl, the U.S. would reportedly free five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

For Bergdahl's family in rural Idaho, the wait is excruciating.

OutFront: Gunnery SGT. Jessie Jane Duff, a 20-year veteran of the Marine Corps who provided logistical support to combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Filed under: Afghanistan • al Qaeda • News
December 30th, 2013
09:17 PM ET

Report: Al Qaeda not behind Benghazi attack

More than a year after four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, no one has been brought to justice.

Now a new investigation by the New York Times is raising even more questions.

According to the report, there is "no evidence that al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault…" and it “…was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam."

This contradicts what many critics of the administration have been saying for months.

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is one of those critics.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Benghazi • International • Libya • News • Terrorism
December 26th, 2013
07:30 PM ET

American hostage begs President Obama for help

"I hope and pray to God that you, as leader of the United States, along with your administration, will feel an adequate level of responsibility toward me and work for my release."

An American captured by Al Qaeda in Pakistan two years ago says he feels abandoned and forgotten by the U.S.

In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned

In a new video released on Christmas day, Warren Weinstein pleads with President Barack Obama to negotiate for his release - a practice the U.S. says it does not engage in.

Jill Dougherty is at the State Department with all the details.


Filed under: al Qaeda • International • News
October 14th, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Al Qaeda suspect Al Libi brought to New York

Abu Anas al Libi has arrived in New York. The alleged al Qaeda operative captured by the United States in Libya just over a week ago and held on a Navy ship for days of interrogation.

Alleged al Qaeda operative Al Libi taken to New York week after capture in Libya

Al Libi is accused of playing a role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

Susan Candiotti is OutFront with the latest.


Filed under: al Qaeda • International • Libya • News
October 7th, 2013
08:49 PM ET

U.S. captures high-level Al Qaeda operative in Libya

The U.S. launched two high-stakes raids this weekend on major terror suspects in Africa.

The first took place in Somalia, where the Navy's SEAL Team Six was forced to abandon its mission after becoming involved in a fire fight while trying to capture the leader of al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab.

Official: Navy SEAL team pulled out when it couldn't capture suspect alive

The second – executed in Libya, where an Army Delta force ambushed and captured an al Qaeda operative wanted in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto is Outfront with the story of his capture.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Libya • News
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