Skip Navigation

Terrorism News

A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Jan 4, 2019

The terrorist behind the 2000 attack on the USS Cole is believed to have been killed in a US airstrike in Yemen on Tuesday, according to a US administration official.

Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi was an al Qaeda operative who the US believes helped orchestrate the October 12, 2000, attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors.

The official said all intelligence indicators show al-Badawi was killed in a strike in Yemen as a result of a joint US military and intelligence operation.  US officials told CNN that the strike took place in Yemen's Ma'rib Governorate.

Read more: CNN

A Toledo couple was indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to use explosives and firearms to kill and injure others.

Elizabeth Lecron, 23, and Vincent Armstrong, 23, were each indicted on one count of conspiracy to transport or receive an explosive with intent to kill, injure or intimidate any individual , and maliciously damage or destroy by fire or explosive; conspiracy to use a destructive device during and in relation to a crime of violence; conspiracy to use firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Armstrong faces an additional count of making false statements while Lecron is also charged with transporting explosives in interstate commerce.

Read more: WKYC (NBC 3)