Declassified al-Qaida documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound have been presented at the U.S. trial of a suspect charged in a British terrorism plot.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected Adis Medunjanin’s claims that his 2012 trial was unfair because statements he made to FBI agents and police detectives should have been suppressed.
Police say Humayoun Nabi, 27, and Ismail Alsarabbi, 32, wanted to buy boots, winter coats and other gear for Taliban fighters. They have been arrested on state-level terrorism charges.
Three men facing federal terrorism charges in New York City have strong ties to the same extremist Islamic group that’s claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall, U.S. authorities say.
Kenyan officials say the assault by Somali militants on Nairobi’s top shopping mall killed at least 39 people and wounded more than 150 others.
Abdel Hameed Shehadeh was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday in Brooklyn federal court.
Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight wanted to build a mobile, remotely operated device that would silently zap unsuspecting targets with lethal doses of X-rays, prosecutors said.
Some of the suspects charged in a Virginia-to-New York cigarette smuggling scheme have links to top Hamas officials, authorities said.
Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte pleaded guilty in March 2011 for conspiring to join al-Shabab, a terror group affiliated with al Qaeda.
A law enforcement source told CBS News that Abu Ghaith is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a sealed indictment in New York City.
A jury found Adis Medunjanin guilty of all counts for his role in a terror plot that federal authorities say was one of the closest calls since Sept. 11, 2001.
While giving the FBI and other law enforcement agencies credit for thwarting a bomb plot against the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the threat of terrorism will be “with us for a long time.”
Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday.
Adis Medunjanin, a former security guard, agreed to become a suicide bomber targeting the New York City subway system, prosecutors said. The plan has been called the most significant terror plot on United States soil since 9/11.
Prosecutors say Adis Medunjanin and two of his Flushing high school classmates planned to bomb city subways in 2009.