It is believed to be the first tweet telling the world that airstrikes began in Syria. Abdulkader Hariri used his Twitter account to break the news going on in the city of Raqqa:
Breaking: Huge explosions shook the city in what might be the beginning of US airstrikes on ISIS HQs in Raqqa
— Abdulkader Hariri (@3bdUlkaed6r) September 23, 2014
After years of civil war, Hariri told Anderson how he knew these airstrikes did not come from the Assad regime.
A stable Iraqi government could be one of the most important tools when it comes to fighting ISIS. That's why so many people are pinning their hopes on the country's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi succeeding. As he prepares for his meeting with President Obama, al-Abadi sat down with Christiane Amanpour for his first international interview.
For years on AC360, we have heard a voice from inside Syria who has described what has been going on there in painstaking detail. His name is Zaidoun, and he has been a passionate activist for the Syrian people who had even been detained by Syria's secret police. Back in 2012, Zaidoun told Anderson that the entire world should be ashamed for not doing anything about the fact that Syrians were being slaughtered by the Assad regime. Tonight he argued that after suffering under Assad and ISIS, Syrians are now suffering under U.S. Tomahawk strikes.
ISIS made its brutality known around the world through a string of disturbing videos. Many Americans are just learning the name of a different group called Khorasan, who is also the target of airstrikes in Syria. Officials say Khorasan has ties to one of al Qaeda's master bomb makers in Yemen and their goal is to launch a terror attack on U.S. targets. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby says the airstrikes have disrupted an imminent Khorasan attack. A U.S. intelligence source says Khorasan was already in the advanced stage of a plot. Pamela Brown has the latest.
Anderson discussed the efforts to neutralize Khorasan and ISIS with President Obama's Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco.
Charles Blow is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and he has shared his opinions as a frequent guest on AC360. Now, Blow is sharing how he overcame adversity and his triumphs in his new memoir "Fire Shut Up in My Bones." He speaks to Anderson about coping with poverty as a child, coming to terms with being the victim of molestation and understanding his sexuality as a young man.
The Ebola outbreak just keeps getting worse. More than 2,800 people have died from Ebola in West Africa and more than 5,800 people are believed to have been infected. CNN's Senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen saw crisis first hand, from one of the hardest hit countries in the region: Liberia. Cohen arrived just after the United Nations called for a global response to the crisis and President Obama announced new steps to help lead the fight including sending U.S. troops to Liberia to help plan and build treatment centers filled with beds that are desperately needed. Cohen takes a closer look at how Ebola cases are a challenge even to new hospital.
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The wife of a Georgia man charged with murdering his toddler by leaving the child in a hot car for hours this summer has passed a polygraph test, her lawyer said Monday. The attorney for Leanna Harris says her husband, Justin Ross Harris left their son Cooper in the car by accident. Ross Harris is charge with eight counts, including malice murder and two counts of felony murder. He is scheduled to appear in court this week. Prosecutors say both Harris and Leanna Harris, had searched online for how hot a car has to be to kill a child. In interview with Anderson, her attorney, Lawrence Zimmerman explains why his client took a polygraph despite claiming she has done nothing wrong. The exam was not sanctioned by the court and is not admissible in Georgia criminal court.
For more on this story: Lawyer: Leanna Harris, whose son died in hot car in Georgia, passed polygraph test.
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The NFL is struggling with scandal after scandal concerning domestic violence, brain damage from concussions of players, even questions about its drug testing policy, but did you also know that the league made $10.5 billion in 2013 and is run by a front office that is getting a pretty big gift from U.S. taxpayers. The National football League is a non-profit. Which means, while the teams pay taxes, the league does not.
You may be asking why? CNN's Drew Griffin is keeping them honest.
For more this story: Is the NFL skirting the tax man?
Pennsylvania authorities tell CNN they've narrowed the search area for alleged cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein. The 31-year-old survivalist is wanted for the death of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and the shooting of another officer a week and a half ago. But the hundreds of law enforcement officers who are scouring the woods have yet to locate a man police say has extensive training as a marksman and knows his way around the woods. So, how do you track down a killer? CNN's Gary Tuchman gets a lesson in tracking fugitives from Patrick Patten, former head tracker of Eric Rudolph and Founder of the Tactical Woodland Operations School.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) September 22, 2014
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