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 16th, 2014
09:34 PM ET

Audio of terrorists recruiting Americans to fight

CNN has obtained tapes of American terrorists recruiting friends in the U.S. to join terror groups like ISIS. We hear the voice of a Boston man whose friend is now wanted by the FBI for possible ties to ISIS. He's lured by a fellow American to fight jihad overseas.

The recruiter promised a good life with everything taken care of and even offered a wife. CNN'S Deborah Feyerick is OutFront with this chilling audio.

Audio of terrorists plotting attacks against the U.S.

Filed under: ISIS • News • Terrorism
September 16th, 2014
08:49 PM ET

Hired journalist recounts how ISIS abducted him and Steven Sotloff: "I did my best to save him"

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) - American journalist Steven Sotloff began his last journey into Syria with a surprise gift for his fixer, Yosef Abobaker. It was a small camera.

"Happy birthday!" Sotloff told his guide, whom Sotloff had befriended a year earlier by interviewing Abobaker's father about the Syrian civil war.

Then came the real surprise for the two men: about 15 masked ISIS gunmen jumped out of three cars and took them captive, beginning a dark tale that eventually led to Abobaker's release, but ended in Sotloff's beheading.

In an interview with CNN this week, Abobaker provided a detailed account of how he, Sotloff and three armed guards were abducted in Syria by ISIS fighters in August 2013, but since then, never once did U.S. officials try to interview Abobaker about his first-hand experience with ISIS and its captivity of Sotloff.


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Filed under: International • ISIS • News • Terrorism
September 15th, 2014
11:38 PM ET

Audio of terrorists plotting attacks against the U.S.

There is shocking new audio from a convicted terrorist talking to a jihadi operative. CNN has obtained tapes showing the secret ways foreign fighters communicate with one another. They talk in code about planning attacks against Americans.

Deborah Feyerick is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News • Terrorism
September 10th, 2014
01:10 PM ET

Analysts: New York landmarks vulnerable to attack

Just one day before the anniversary of September 11th, the President is set to propose Wednesday night his strategy to combat ISIS at a moment when the nation is deeply concerned about the threat of terrorism against the U.S. homeland.

This comes as terror analysts are warning some of the country's biggest landmarks are at risk.

CNN's Susan Candiotti has more OutFront.

Filed under: International • News • Terrorism
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