Al Qaeda

FRONTLINE
The Man Who Knew

 

On the 16th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, FRONTLINE rebroadcasts the extraordinary saga of FBI special agent John O’Neill. As the bureau’s top counterterrorism agent, O’Neill – who investigated the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole – joined then-national security counterterrorism co-coordinator Richard Clarke in believing that the United States should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack on America.

 

FRONTLINE
The Fight for Yemen

As recently as September, President Obama was pointing to Yemen as a model for the U.S.’s counter-terrorism strategy. But now, the country, which is home to one of Al Qaeda’s most powerful branches, is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict, led by an anti-American rebel movement, known as the Houthis. With the Yemeni president ousted from the capital, and Saudi Arabia leading a coalition of regional forces against the Houthis, FRONTLINE brings this special report from inside the war zone.

Who are the Houthis and what does the chaos and instability mean for the region, the U.S., and the global fight against terrorism? Continuing FRONTLINE’s on-the-ground coverage from Yemen, reporter Safa Al Ahmad was granted extremely rare access to the Houthis as they advanced, and she delivers a dramatic look at the conflict as it has been building.