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Study finds increase in foreign fighters heading for Syria, Iraq

Study finds increase in foreign fighters heading for Syria, Iraq

Nearly 30,000 people, including more than 250 Americans, have left their countries to join militant Islamists fighting in Syria and Iraq, many with the Islamic State, according to a congressional study of the issue released on Tuesday. The six-month study by Republicans and Democrats on...

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Resilient insurgent group Ahrar al-Sham to play bigger role in Syria

Resilient insurgent group Ahrar al-Sham to play bigger role in Syria

When an explosion killed almost all of its leaders in a single blow last year, many thought it was the end for Ahrar al-Sham, a powerful Syrian insurgent group founded by members loyal to al Qaeda. But the group immediately re-emerged stronger. It replaced its leader and chose new...

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Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks

Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks

Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple the government, died more than two years ago. The announcement came a day or so before a second round of peace talks had been tentatively scheduled, and news of the fate of the...

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Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows

Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows

At least 15 young Western women who joined Islamic State and married jihadi fighters are now widows after the militant group suffered losses in clashes in Syria and Iraq, according to researchers who closely monitor Islamist radicals online. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)...

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Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State: Spiegel

Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State: Spiegel

A former intelligence officer for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind Islamic State's takeover of northern Syria, according to a report by Der Spiegel that is based on documents uncovered by the German magazine. Spiegel, in a lengthy story published at the...

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Syria, Iraq a 'finishing school' for foreign fighters: U.N. report

Syria, Iraq a 'finishing school' for foreign fighters: U.N. report

(Reuters) - More than 25,000 foreign fighters from some 100 countries are linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, with Syria and Iraq comprising a "veritable international finishing school for extremists," United Nations experts reported to the U.N. Security Council. The experts, who...

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Jihadists increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

Jihadists increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

Paris (AFP) - After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadist organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say. Apart from recent...

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Dabiq, Islamic State's media wing, scorns other jihadist movements

Dabiq, Islamic State's media wing, scorns other jihadist movements

By Ithar Abdul Haq; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- The sixth issue of English version of DABIQ, The Islamic State’s official magazine, has identified many facts and points of views, which were before vague and unbiased, maybe to be able...

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Saudi Arabia, Muslim Brotherhood from Alliance to hostility

Saudi Arabia, Muslim Brotherhood from Alliance to hostility

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Is 'Khorasan' really exist or mere American fantasy?

Is 'Khorasan' really exist or mere American fantasy?

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Study: Iyad Quneibi, Model of Moderate Salafism

Study: Iyad Quneibi, Model of Moderate Salafism

  (Study By Ahmed Abazid; Translation by Dani Murad) (Zaman Al Wasl)- A Jordanian-based Jihadist cleric Eyad Quneibi, announced in the end of August that he will stop commenting on the Syrian affairs temporarily, due to the intense...

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ISIS permeates rebels by agents and loyalists: Saudi cleric

ISIS permeates rebels by agents and loyalists: Saudi cleric

Translation by Dani Murad (Zaman Al Wasl)- A Saudi Islamic preacher and a big supporter to the Syrian revolution, revealed what he called an “ IS’s penetration of the Syrian brigades” referring to “espionage agents” recruited by the Islamic State in the ranks of...

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Analysis: Nusra's tactics to confront IS's mounting power

Analysis: Nusra's tactics to confront IS's mounting power

By Hamza Mustafa; Translation by Dani Murad) In a previous article, we tackled the issue of “ Al Nusra’s weak spot lies in ideology loyal to ISIS ” which has discussed the problem of foreign jihadists (immigrants) in al-Nusra Front, the...

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Analysis: Al Nusra’s weak spot lies in ideology loyal to ISIS

Analysis: Al Nusra’s weak spot lies in ideology loyal to ISIS

  By Hamza Mustafa; Translation by Dani Murad Al-Qaeda group in Syria,   al-Nusra Front is   passing through its worst stages after a period can be described as "golden", started with the establishment of the Front in January 2012...

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Analysis: Nusra Front and the New Phase

Analysis: Nusra Front and the New Phase

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Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

  (Reuters) - Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed. Iraq's army unraveled...

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Islamic State jihadists open 'marriage bureau'

Islamic State jihadists open 'marriage bureau'

AFP- The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a "marriage bureau" for women who want to wed its fighters in territory they control in Syria and Iraq. The jihadist group's office is operating from Al-Bab, a town in Aleppo province of northern...

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Syria becoming home to two competing Islamic states

Syria becoming home to two competing Islamic states

A new power struggle has emerged within the Syrian rebellion after Al-Qaeda announced it aims to create an Islamic "emirate" to compete with rival jihadist group, the Islamic State (IS). As with IS in its early days, when it was still known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

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