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Police officers look for an escaped suspect Jan. 9 in Porte de Vincennes in Paris, France. Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, escaped and is wanted in connection with the murder of a policewoman. Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images hide caption

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South African Pierre Korkie was killed in a failed rescue attempt along with American photojournalist Luke Somers. U.S. officials were reportedly unaware that Korkie was being held along with Somers nor that arrangements had already been made for his release. AP hide caption

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Adnan Shukrijumah is shown in these undated images provided by the FBI. The suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S., was reportedly killed in a raid by the Pakistani military. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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Luke Somers, 33, an American photojournalist who was kidnapped over a year ago by al-Qaida, poses for a picture during a parade marking the second anniversary of the revolution in Sanaa, Yemen. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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The Express newspaper reported that U.K. officials have intelligence suggesting al-Qaida has been planning a high-profile attack on five commercial flights sometime before Christmas. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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A 3-Star General Explains 'Why We Lost' In Iraq, Afghanistan

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Supporters of the al-Nusra Front protest in Aleppo, Syria, on Sept. 26, days after airstrikes there targeted the al-Qaida unit called Khorasan. U.S. officials say some top Khorasan leaders were embedded with the Nusra Front, al-Qaida's arm in Syria. Fadi al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Al-Qaida Reasserts Itself With Khorasan Group

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Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr., Joint Staff Director of Operations, speaks about airstrikes in Syria during a briefing at the Pentagon yesterday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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