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FOX News
We must act now to stop the Middle East genocideof those targeted were targeted because of their Christian faith. The predecess
We must act now to stop the Middle East genocide
FOX News / Posted yesterday
of those targeted were targeted because of their Christian faith. The predecessors of ISIS--the Islamic State in Iraq and Al Qaeda in Iraq—also targeted Christians. We know that ISIS has killed thousands of Christians in Iraq, Syria, and Libya.... Read more
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The Atlantic
ISIS and the 'Loser Effect'In 2014, ISIS racked up a series of stunning successes as it pushed through Ira
ISIS and the 'Loser Effect'
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
In 2014, ISIS racked up a series of stunning successes as it pushed through Iraq and Syria, gaining momentum and new recruits with each victory. But in recent weeks, Syrian government forces liberated the city of Palmyra from ISIS, signifying a... Read more
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Newsmax
Richard Grenell: Trump's Foreign Policy Tough, Clear and a Challenge to Beltway ElitesRepublican Presidential front runner Donald Trump delivered a 40-minute detaile
Richard Grenell: Trump's Foreign Policy Tough, Clear and a Challenge to Beltway Elites
Newsmax / Posted 2 days ago
Republican Presidential front runner Donald Trump delivered a 40-minute detailed foreign policy speech today highlighting his views on trade, terrorism, economic freedom, Iran and China. Trump used a teleprompter to articulate a clear vision in which... Read more
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NBC News
Sweden Is Warned of Possible ISIS Attack Plot Targeting StockholmThe Iraqi government has warned Sweden that the terror group ISIS may be target
Sweden Is Warned of Possible ISIS Attack Plot Targeting Stockholm
NBC News / Posted 3 days ago
The Iraqi government has warned Sweden that the terror group ISIS may be targeting that country's capital of Stockholm, a senior Iraqi security official told NBC News Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Iraq found... Read more
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CNN
ISIS is losing the war (So long as ISIS (or its predecessors, the Islamic State in Iraq and al Qaeda in
ISIS is losing the war (
CNN / Posted 3 days ago
So long as ISIS (or its predecessors, the Islamic State in Iraq and al Qaeda in Iraq) remained in the shadows as a terrorist group, and stuck to its core competencies of assassination and suicide bombs, it was very difficult to find and root out,... Read more
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The Hill
Can 'leadership decapitation' strikes defeat ISIS?University and Jochen Mieraub of the University of Groningen wrote. The same f
Can 'leadership decapitation' strikes defeat ISIS?
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
University and Jochen Mieraub of the University of Groningen wrote. The same fate came of ISIS's predecessor organization, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). The death of AQI's military and spiritual leader, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, death "caused an inevitable... Read more
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Boston Globe
Iraqi sects’ discord blunts US-backed drive against ISISin Anbar, a vast desert area of western Iraq that for years has been a homeland
Iraqi sects’ discord blunts US-backed drive against ISIS
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
in Anbar, a vast desert area of western Iraq that for years has been a homeland for the Islamic State and its forerunner, Al Qaeda in Iraq, and where hundreds of US forces were killed after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. As the United States supports... Read more
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Fortune
What Obama’s Gulf Meeting Says About Future U.S.-Gulf Relationsthe U.S. Terrorism remains a major American concern, but 15 years of whack-a-m
What Obama’s Gulf Meeting Says About Future U.S.-Gulf Relations
Fortune / Posted 4 days ago
the U.S. Terrorism remains a major American concern, but 15 years of whack-a-mole with its various protagonists—Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Yemen—have... Read more
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examiner.com
Forget about ISIS; here comes a bigger and stronger al-QaedaWhile the Western media barely even acknowledges it, the al-Qaeda terrorist net
Forget about ISIS; here comes a bigger and stronger al-Qaeda
examiner.com / Posted 9 days ago
While the Western media barely even acknowledges it, the al-Qaeda terrorist network is making quite the comeback in the Middle East. And if you listen to his detractors, Barack Obama is doing his level best to reconstitute the terrorist organization... Read more
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The Atlantic
Obama's Former Middle East Advisor: We Should Have Bombed AssadA couple of weeks ago, I was talking with Philip Gordon, who held the Middle Ea
Obama's Former Middle East Advisor: We Should Have Bombed Assad
The Atlantic / Posted 9 days ago
A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with Philip Gordon, who held the Middle East portfolio at the National Security Council from 2013 to 2015 (and before that, served as assistant secretary of state for European affairs) about my Atlantic article,... Read more
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Breitbart
One in Ten Islamic State Recruits Wants to Become Suicide Bomberbox for martyrdom. This percentage of willing martyrs is reportedly lower than
One in Ten Islamic State Recruits Wants to Become Suicide Bomber
Breitbart / Posted 10 days ago
box for martyrdom. This percentage of willing martyrs is reportedly lower than from among the foreign fighters who joined Al Qaeda in Iraq in 2006 and 2007, more than half of whom volunteered to blow themselves up. “While they do need some... Read more
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KCEN-TV
The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruitsticked the box for martyrdom. That ratio stands in stark contrast to another s
The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruits
KCEN-TV / Posted 11 days ago
ticked the box for martyrdom. That ratio stands in stark contrast to another set of foreign fighters, those who joined Al Qaeda in Iraq in 2006 and 2007, more than half of whom volunteered to blow themselves up, according to West Point. And... Read more
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NBC News
The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruitsticked the box for martyrdom. That ratio stands in stark contrast to another s
The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruits
NBC News / Posted 11 days ago
ticked the box for martyrdom. That ratio stands in stark contrast to another set of foreign fighters, those who joined Al Qaeda in Iraq in 2006 and 2007, more than half of whom volunteered to blow themselves up, according to West Point. And... Read more
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Daily Mail
Even in its death throes, Islamic State will spread its poisondeploying more and more fixed artillery to add firepower to local ground forces
Even in its death throes, Islamic State will spread its poison
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
deploying more and more fixed artillery to add firepower to local ground forces. IS was itself the cancerous remnant of Al Qaeda in Iraq, so we should probably expect that even if this ghastly iteration is destroyed, another will replace it, for... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
What the Panama Papers tell us about terror and globalisationThe term “globalisation” means different things to different people, but there’
What the Panama Papers tell us about terror and globalisation
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
The term “globalisation” means different things to different people, but there’s no getting around the fact that “globalisation” is more or less a euphemism for Western colonisation of the developing world — only this time not via the hard power of... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Hell After ISISFalah Sabar heard a knock at the door. It was just before midnight in western B
The Hell After ISIS
The Atlantic / Posted 15 days ago
Falah Sabar heard a knock at the door. It was just before midnight in western Baghdad last April and Falah was already in bed, so he sent his son Wissam to answer. Standing in the doorway was a tall young man in jeans who neither shook Wissam’s hand... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Hundreds of Idaho Air National Guard personnel deployGowen Field - The 124th Fighter Wing of the Idaho Air National Guard is joining
Hundreds of Idaho Air National Guard personnel deploy
KIVI Boise / Posted 16 days ago
Gowen Field - The 124th Fighter Wing of the Idaho Air National Guard is joining the American-led forces in the Middle East against ISIS. The main body of the force departed late Tuesday night. Hundreds are expected to be deployed in the coming... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's nextdevastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next
Bdnews24.com / Posted 17 days ago
devastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to the guerrilla tactics of its predecessor, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), current and former officials said. AQI and its leaders, including Islamic State chief Abu Bakr... Read more
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Reuters
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's nextdevastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next
Reuters / Posted 17 days ago
devastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to the guerrilla tactics of its predecessor, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), current and former officials said. AQI and its leaders, including Islamic State chief Abu Bakr... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Islamic State losing more ground in Iraq One major worry, not enough money is being committed to rebuild the devastate
Islamic State losing more ground in Iraq
Eye Witness News / Posted 17 days ago
One major worry, not enough money is being committed to rebuild the devastated provincial capital of Ramadi. FILE. Iraqi security forces brandish their weapons on 28 December, 2015 at the heavily damaged... Read more
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Swissinfo
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's nextdevastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next
Swissinfo / Posted 17 days ago
devastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to the guerrilla tactics of its predecessor, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), current and former officials said. AQI and its leaders, including Islamic State chief Abu Bakr... Read more
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The Economic Times
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's nextdevastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next
The Economic Times / Posted 17 days ago
devastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to the guerrilla tactics of its predecessor, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), current and former officials said. AQI and its leaders, including Islamic State chief Abu Bakr... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's nextdevastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
devastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to the guerrilla tactics of its predecessor, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), current and former officials said. AQI and its leaders, including Islamic State chief Abu Bakr... Read more
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The Star
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's nextdevastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to
As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next
The Star / Posted 17 days ago
devastation. If Islamic State is defeated militarily, it likely will revert to the guerrilla tactics of its predecessor, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), current and former officials said. AQI and its leaders, including Islamic State chief Abu Bakr... Read more
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Japan Today
War photographer and mother, the woman at center of new Spielberg film ‹ Japan TodayHer parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut—so it wasn’t exact
War photographer and mother, the woman at center of new Spielberg film ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 19 days ago
Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut—so it wasn’t exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world’s best known war photographers. Even after her Italian-American family got her a Nikon camera... Read more
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Daily Mail
War photographer and mother at center of Steven Spielberg's new filmMolested, beaten, taken hostage... and lived to tell the tale: Meet the war pho
War photographer and mother at center of Steven Spielberg's new film
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Molested, beaten, taken hostage... and lived to tell the tale: Meet the war photographer and mother at center of Steven Spielberg's new film starring Jennifer Lawrence Lynsey Addario was kidnapped in 2011 by Colonel Gaddafi's soldiers It was one... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
War photographer and mother, the woman at centre of new Spielberg filmPARIS - Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut -- so it w
War photographer and mother, the woman at centre of new Spielberg film
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 19 days ago
PARIS - Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut -- so it wasn't exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world's best known war photographers. Even after her Italian-American family got her a... Read more
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International Business Times
Swedish Isis commander plotting terror attacks in English-speaking countries killed in US air strike Two Swedish jihadists fighters were killed in US air strikes targeting Islamic
Swedish Isis commander plotting terror attacks in English-speaking countries killed in US air strike
International Business Times / Posted 21 days ago
Two Swedish jihadists fighters were killed in US air strikes targeting Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) and al-Qaeda in Iraq and Lebanon, a Pentagon spokesman said. Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the US-led Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, identified... Read more
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Crikey
Why the killing in Iraq will never end –On Monday, 29 Iraqis were killed and 27 wounded in bomb attacks on restaurants
Why the killing in Iraq will never end –
Crikey / Posted 22 days ago
On Monday, 29 Iraqis were killed and 27 wounded in bomb attacks on restaurants south of Baghdad — Shia-dominated areas. The Sunnis may have got lucky and killed a few of the Shia-dominated police and army. That is one day. Undoubtedly, there will be... Read more
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BBC News
What has happened to al-Qaeda? - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
What has happened to al-Qaeda?
BBC News / Posted 23 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America But in recent years it has been eclipsed and... Read more
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The Hill
Pentagon: Airstrike in Syria killed senior al Qaeda leaderThe Pentagon has reasoned that that includes the Islamic State in Iraq and Syri
Pentagon: Airstrike in Syria killed senior al Qaeda leader
The Hill / Posted 25 days ago
The Pentagon has reasoned that that includes the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, since the group was formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq. The Pentagon has also targeted the Khorasan Group, which it has described as a cell of veteran members of... Read more
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News.com.au
Iraqi forces take northern edge of IS town Iraqi forces took the northern edge of the Islamic State-held town of Hit, we
Iraqi forces take northern edge of IS town
News.com.au / Posted 26 days ago
Iraqi forces took the northern edge of the Islamic State-held town of Hit, west of Baghdad, on Sunday in an operation led by the country's elite counter-terrorism forces, military officials said. The... Read more
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Perth Now
Iraqi forces take northern edge of IS town Iraqi forces took the northern edge of the Islamic State-held town of Hit, we
Iraqi forces take northern edge of IS town
Perth Now / Posted 26 days ago
Iraqi forces took the northern edge of the Islamic State-held town of Hit, west of Baghdad, on Sunday in an operation led by the country's elite counter-terrorism forces, military officials said. The... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and SyriaSyrian government forces have captured another town controlled by the Islamic S
Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria
Sky News Australia / Posted 26 days ago
Syrian government forces have captured another town controlled by the Islamic State while Iraqi troops have taken part of the IS-held city of Hit. Al-Qaryatain, 100 km west of the ancient city of Palmyra, was seized back by Syrian forces under the... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Iraqi forces take northern edge of IS town Iraqi forces took the northern edge of the Islamic State-held town of Hit, we
Iraqi forces take northern edge of IS town
The Courier Mail / Posted 26 days ago
Iraqi forces took the northern edge of the Islamic State-held town of Hit, west of Baghdad, on Sunday in an operation led by the country's elite counter-terrorism forces, military officials said. The... Read more
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FOX News
wife: 'I was married to ISIS leader al-Baghdadi'An ex-wife of Islamic State terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has revealed wha
wife: 'I was married to ISIS leader al-Baghdadi'
FOX News / Posted 27 days ago
An ex-wife of Islamic State terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has revealed what it was really like living with the world’s most wanted man. Saja al-Dulaimi, who has a daughter with him, has revealed she wants to live in Europe “in freedom”. In an... Read more
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The Washington Times
Pentagon taunts al-Baghdadi: Hellfire missile headed your waytold reporters at the Pentagon via a tele-conference. Zarqawi is Abu Musab Zar
Pentagon taunts al-Baghdadi: Hellfire missile headed your way
The Washington Times / Posted 28 days ago
told reporters at the Pentagon via a tele-conference. Zarqawi is Abu Musab Zarqawi, a Jordanian who founded the group al Qaeda in Iraq and was killed by a U.S. bomb strike in 2006. The reclusive Baghdadi has proved to be an elusive target for... Read more
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The Courier Mail
‘My time married to IS terror chief’‘I was married to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’ AN EX-WIFE of Isl
‘My time married to IS terror chief’
The Courier Mail / Posted 28 days ago
‘I was married to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’ AN EX-WIFE of Islamic State terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has revealed what it was really like living with the world’s most wanted man. Saja al-Dulaimi, who has a daughter with him,... Read more
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News.com.au
‘My life married to IS terror chief’Abu Baker al Baghdadi is being hunted by Washington. Picture: Supplied AN EX-W
‘My life married to IS terror chief’
News.com.au / Posted 28 days ago
Abu Baker al Baghdadi is being hunted by Washington. Picture: Supplied AN EX-WIFE of Islamic State terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has revealed what it was really like living with the world’s most wanted man. Saja al-Dulaimi, who has a daughter... Read more
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asianage
I want freedom in Europe: ISIS chief’s ex-wife“a normal family man” and university professor adored by his offspring. Baghda
I want freedom in Europe: ISIS chief’s ex-wife
asianage / Posted 28 days ago
“a normal family man” and university professor adored by his offspring. Baghdadi was at the time fighting in the ranks of Al Qaeda in Iraq, from which ISIS was born. In 2010, he took over the reins of ISIS. Washington has put a $10-million bounty... Read more
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asianage
I want freedom in Europe ISIS chief's ex-wife“a normal family man” and university professor adored by his offspring. Baghda
I want freedom in Europe ISIS chief's ex-wife
asianage / Posted 28 days ago
“a normal family man” and university professor adored by his offspring. Baghdadi was at the time fighting in the ranks of Al Qaeda in Iraq, from which ISIS was born. In 2010, he took over the reins of ISIS. Washington has put a $10-million bounty... Read more
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dna
I want to live in freedom in Europe, says ISIS chief Baghdadi's ex-wifeAn ex-wife of Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with whom h
I want to live in freedom in Europe, says ISIS chief Baghdadi's ex-wife
dna / Posted 29 days ago
An ex-wife of Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with whom he had a daughter, wants to live in Europe "in freedom", she told Swedish daily Expressen in an interview published on Thursday. "I want to live in a European country, not... Read more
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The Economic Times
I want freedom in Europe: IS chief Baghdadi's ex-wifeSTOCKHOLM: An ex-wife of Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,
I want freedom in Europe: IS chief Baghdadi's ex-wife
The Economic Times / Posted 29 days ago
STOCKHOLM: An ex-wife of Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with whom he had a daughter, wants to live in Europe "in freedom", she told Swedish daily Expressen in an interview published today. "I want to live in a European... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
I want freedom in Europe: IS chief Baghdadi’s ex-wife“a normal family man” and university professor adored by his offspring. Baghda
I want freedom in Europe: IS chief Baghdadi’s ex-wife
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 29 days ago
“a normal family man” and university professor adored by his offspring. Baghdadi was at the time fighting in the ranks of al Qaeda in Iraq, from which the IS was born. In 2010, he took over the reins of IS. Washington has put a $10-million bounty... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
ISIS chief Baghdadi's ex wife wants freedomLeader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, Abu B
ISIS chief Baghdadi's ex wife wants freedom
News 24 South Africa / Posted 29 days ago
Leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, adressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (File, AFP) Stockholm - An ex-wife of... Read more
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CNN
Inside the Paris and Brussels terror attacksDar al-Islam, ISIS' French magazine. Before arriving in Syria, Clain had spent
Inside the Paris and Brussels terror attacks
CNN / Posted 30 days ago
Dar al-Islam, ISIS' French magazine. Before arriving in Syria, Clain had spent jail time in France for recruiting for al Qaeda in Iraq and, as CNN has previously reported, also threatened to attack the Bataclan concert hall. During the course... Read more
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The Wesleyan Argus
Acting on Terror: How We Are Helping the Islamic StateIslamophobic reactions to terrorist attacks by the Islamic State are one of the
Acting on Terror: How We Are Helping the Islamic State
The Wesleyan Argus / Posted a month ago
Islamophobic reactions to terrorist attacks by the Islamic State are one of the chief goals of said attacks. These reactions are not limited to the bigotry of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Our collective pandemonium over the recent attacks in Brussels... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Bernie Sanders as Commander-in-Chiefhundreds of thousands of people (including nearly 4,500 U.S. soldiers) -- desta
Bernie Sanders as Commander-in-Chief
Op-Ed News / Posted 1 months ago
hundreds of thousands of people (including nearly 4,500 U.S. soldiers) -- destabilized the Middle East and gave rise to "Al Qaeda in Iraq," which has since morphed into the Islamic State. Apparently having learned no lessons from the Iraq War,... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Next Came Death: What The Moment Before A Bombing Looks LikeBelgium. Iraq. Pakistan. Each of those countries was rocked by at least one ho
Next Came Death: What The Moment Before A Bombing Looks Like
Zero Hedge / Posted 1 months ago
Belgium. Iraq. Pakistan. Each of those countries was rocked by at least one horrific suicide blast last week. In Belgium, it was a crowded airport and metro. In Iraq, a soccer field. In Pakistan, a park popular with women and children. The combined... Read more
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Breitbart
World View: Iraqi Army Fleeing for Their Lives AgainThis morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Loss of Palmyra in
World View: Iraqi Army Fleeing for Their Lives Again
Breitbart / Posted 1 months ago
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Loss of Palmyra in Syria highlights setbacks for ISIS Ruins of Hadrian’s Gate, Palmyra — what it used to look like before the ISIS invasion (Getty) Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian army, backed by... Read more
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