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Tahrir al-Sham: Al-Qaeda's latest incarnation in Syria

Tahrir al-Sham: Al-Qaeda's latest incarnation in Syria

(BBC)- The Syrian jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), known as al-Nusra Front until it broke off formal ties with al-Qaeda last July, has merged with four smaller Syrian factions and rebranded itself as "Tahrir al-Sham". The new group's leader has been named as Hashim al-Sheikh, who...

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ISIS fanatics living in fear of vigilante dubbed the Mosul Strangler

ISIS fanatics living in fear of vigilante dubbed the Mosul Strangler

(Daily Mail)- A member of the Islamic State was found dead from an apparent smothering in western Mosul, putting the extremist organization in high alert, according to local reports. The group put curfews in place in three residential areas in Tal Afar after the man was found dead, and ten...

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A file on Islamic State’s ‘problem’ foreign fighters shows some are refusing to fight

A file on Islamic State’s ‘problem’ foreign fighters shows some are refusing to fight

(Washington Post)- The documents in the Islamic State file hinted at signs of rebellion within the ranks of its foreign fighters. A Belgian militant had a medical note saying he had back pain and would not join the battle. A fighter from France claimed he wanted to leave Iraq to carry out a...

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The diaries of a British jihadi bride in Syria under ISIS

The diaries of a British jihadi bride in Syria under ISIS

(Daily Mail)- A British housewife who fled to Syria with her jihadi husband appears to have penned a hate-filled diary describing life as a housewife under ISIS's barbaric regime. Under the nom de guerre Umm Ibrahim al-Brit, she tells how the bodies of women and children lay piled on the dusty...

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ISIL has evolved into something more dangerous

ISIL has evolved into something more dangerous

On Saturday, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, ordered the Pentagon and other agencies to draw up a preliminary plan for fighting ISIL within 30 days. This is good news, as it could recognise and review some of the current plan’s blind spots. Officials can better assess the...

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Pictures: ISIS releases kids cartoons, weather forecast

Pictures: ISIS releases kids cartoons, weather forecast

(Al-Arabiya)- ISIS has recently begun airing a weather forecast and created a cartoon for children. According to SITE which follows up on news related to terrorist groups, ISIS on Monday aired its weather forecast covering its “caliphate territories” in Syria, Iraq, Egypt’s Sinai and...

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Jihadist Humza Ali went paintballing to train to join IS in Syria

Jihadist Humza Ali went paintballing to train to join IS in Syria

(Sky News)- An apprentice bricklayer convicted of trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria trained for battle at a paintballing centre, a court heard. Humza Ali, 20, posed for photos at a paintballing centre in Solihull in the West Midlands alongside three other men linked to the...

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Lasting IS defeat unlikely anytime soon

Lasting IS defeat unlikely anytime soon

The threat from the Islamic State group will likely endure for years to come, even if it loses all the territory it once held under its so-called "caliphate," experts warned Monday. In a report, 20 experts on the Middle East and jihadism also described how organizations such as Al-Qaeda and...

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ISIS could use women and children to carry out suicide attacks in Britain

ISIS could use women and children to carry out suicide attacks in Britain

(Daily Mail)- Islamic State could use women and children returning from Iraq and Syria to launch suicide bombings and ‘lone wolf’ attacks in Britain, the Home Secretary will be warned today. EU officials fear families who travelled from Europe to the conflict zone could come back en...

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Islamic State uses wooden tanks and bearded mannequins in decoy attempts

Islamic State uses wooden tanks and bearded mannequins in decoy attempts

Islamic State is using wooden replicas of tanks and Humvees in a bid to subvert an air campaign by the U.S.-led military coalition supporting Iraqi forces in the Mosul operations, even using bearded mannequins to simulate jihadist fighters. The Iraqi army captured a handful of the mockups...

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Belgian ‘city of jihadis’ struggles with returning Syria fighters

Belgian ‘city of jihadis’ struggles with returning Syria fighters

(Financial Times)- One winter’s day in 2014 in a small Belgian town, an apparition from Syria’s war walked unannounced into Hans Bonte’s office. Only recently released from prison, the returned fighter wove his way through the corridors of Vilvoorde’s town hall in search of the mayor....

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300 ISIS child soldiers from Syria killed in Mosul operation

300 ISIS child soldiers from Syria killed in Mosul operation

(Rudaw)- Some 300 Syrian child soldiers brought in by ISIS to Iraq have been killed since the start of the Mosul offensive a fortnight ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.   The UK-based watchdog said that the dead bodies of 40 ISIS militants killed in Mosul had...

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Islamic State confirms death of propaganda chief

Islamic State confirms death of propaganda chief

Islamic State on Monday confirmed the death of its propaganda chief, whom the Pentagon said was killed in a U.S.-led air strike in Syria's Raqqa province last month. An statement posted online by the militant group paid tribute to Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Abu Mohammed...

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Islamic State hits back against Syrian rebels north of Aleppo

Islamic State hits back against Syrian rebels north of Aleppo

Islamic State militants captured several villages from Syrian rebels in a counter-attack near the Turkish border that forced the foreign-backed insurgents to retreat, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The rebels, whom Turkey has supported with tanks and air strikes, had been...

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'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Islamic State applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly ignorant. The extremist group could hardly have hoped for better....

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Syrian regime is a terror factory produces fanatics, loyal jihadism

Syrian regime is a terror factory produces fanatics, loyal jihadism

Writing by Ethar Abdul Haq ; Translation by Yusra Ahmed ( Zaman Al WAsl )- Whenever the name of Abu al-Qaqa’ or “Mahmoud al-Aghasi” is mentioned, I remember my meeting with him about 12 years ago in one of the Arabic Capitals he used to visit to give a speech to supporters, as one...

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French Muslims fear deeper divide after Paris attacks

French Muslims fear deeper divide after Paris attacks

A fireman of Algerian origin, Faisal helped evacuate thousands from the Stade de France during the Paris attacks, guiding panicked football fans to safety as suicide bombers blew themselves up outside. Now he fears the November 13 massacre across the French capital will deepen...

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Report: Boko Haram is deadliest extremist group in the world

Report: Boko Haram is deadliest extremist group in the world

A new report says Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic insurgents have become the world's deadliest extremist group, edging out the Islamic State group to which it is affiliated. The Global Terrorism Index says deaths attributed to Boko Haram increased by 317 percent in 2014 to 6,644 compared...

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