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Top Jordan jihadist denounces ISIS caliphate

Top Jordan jihadist denounces ISIS caliphate

    A leading Jordanian jihadist ideologist on Wednesday denounced the declaration of a “caliphate” by Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria, warning against more bloodshed. “Can every Muslim and weak person find refuge in this...

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Growing concern in Muslim world about Islamist militancy - survey

Growing concern in Muslim world about Islamist militancy - survey

* Muslim world opinion very worried about militant Islamists * Middle East, Nigeria, Pakistan among most concerned * Strong opposition to main militant groups registered By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor July 2 (Reuters)- Large majorities in Muslim countries...

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Obama: Battle-hardened militants pose threat to US

Obama: Battle-hardened militants pose threat to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is concerned that battle-hardened militants who have spent time in Syria and Iraq could present a rising threat to U.S. security because they would be able to enter the country without visas on European passports. "They're gaining...

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ISIS jihadists declare ‘Islamic caliphate’

ISIS jihadists declare ‘Islamic caliphate’

Jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq announced Sunday the establishment of a “caliphate,” referring to the system of rule that ended nearly 100 years ago with the fall of the Ottomans, Agence France-Presse reported. In an audio recording distributed online, the Islamic State of...

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 ISIS crucifies eight rival fighters, says monitoring group

ISIS crucifies eight rival fighters, says monitoring group

(Reuters) - Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on contacts on the ground in...

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Who is behind Isis's terrifying online propaganda operation?

Who is behind Isis's terrifying online propaganda operation?

The extremist jihadist group leading the insurgency against the Iraqi government is using apps, social media and even a feature-length movie to intimidate enemies, recruit new followers and spread its message. And its rivals – including foreign governments – are...

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German charged as member of Syria insurgent group

German charged as member of Syria insurgent group

German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a man accused of joining and fighting in Syria for a hard-line Islamic group that has since overrun parts of Iraq. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that the 20-year-old, identified only as Kreshnik B. in line with German privacy...

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Father of UK man in ISIL recruitment video tells of distress

Father of UK man in ISIL recruitment video tells of distress

LONDON (Reuters) - The father of a British man who appears in an online video urging Muslims to join the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) spoke on Saturday of his family's distress at his son's actions. Ahmed Muthana told BBC TV his son Nasser,...

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Foreign Islamist fighters urge Muslims to join jihad in Syria and Iraq

Foreign Islamist fighters urge Muslims to join jihad in Syria and Iraq

 (Reuters) - Five Islamist fighters identified as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the wars in Syria and Iraq, in a new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The online footage, titled "There is No Life Without...

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What to Call Iraq Fighters? Experts Vary on S’s and L’s

What to Call Iraq Fighters? Experts Vary on S’s and L’s

Everyone seems to agree that the Sunni extremists who are striving to carve out a caliphate in Syria and Iraq have upended the region, but there is no consensus on what to call the militant group, in English at least. Many news outlets, including The New York Times, have been...

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Saudi Arabia warns of civil war in Iraq

Saudi Arabia warns of civil war in Iraq

Saudi Arabia warned Wednesday of the risks of civil war in Iraq with unpredictable consequences for the region, after Sunni militants seized large areas from Shiite-led government forces. The unrest in Iraq “carries warning signs of a civil war with unpredictable...

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Spain arrests eight suspected of recruiting fighters for ISIL

Spain arrests eight suspected of recruiting fighters for ISIL

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain arrested eight men suspected of recruiting militants for Islamist group ISIL which is waging war in Iraq, including a former fighter in Afghanistan previously detained in Guantanamo Bay, the Interior Ministry said. The men had helped to send recruits...

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Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq

Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad's defenses Sunday, the Islamic militant group that captured two major cities last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show its fighters massacring dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers. The pictures on a militant...

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ISIS just stole $425 million and became the ‘world’s richest terrorist group’

ISIS just stole $425 million and became the ‘world’s richest terrorist group’

Of the many stunning revelations to emerge out of the wreckage of Mosul on Wednesday — 500,000 fleeing residents, thousands of freed prisoners, unconfirmed  reports of “mass beheadings” — the one that may have the most lasting impact as Iraq descends into a possible...

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ISIS chief outshines al-Qaeda leader in jihadist circles

ISIS chief outshines al-Qaeda leader in jihadist circles

The shadowy leader of thousands of Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq, appears to be surpassing al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri as the world’s most influential jihadist. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — known for its ruthless tactics and...

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Europeans eye new tools to stop Syria jihad

Europeans eye new tools to stop Syria jihad

AMSTERDAM (AP) — European interior affairs ministers are considering censoring jihadi websites and setting up a "task force" to counter jihadi propaganda to prevent radical Muslims from traveling to fight in Syria's civil war and then returning home to commit acts of terrorism....

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ISIS claims presence in another Iraqi city

ISIS claims presence in another Iraqi city

About 150 militants belonging to the radical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have stormed another Iraqi city in an attempt to further consolidate their hold of parts of the country, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported Thursday. Using heavy machinery, ISIS militants...

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UN warns against new European, Arab extremist networks

UN warns against new European, Arab extremist networks

New extremist networks in Europe and the Middle East may emerge from the war in Syria as thousands of foreigners fight alongside local militants, the UN Security Council heard Wednesday. A report from the UN's Al-Qaeda sanctions committee raised specific fears of large numbers...

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