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Mar 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Guardian: US policy towards Syria has suffered a new blow with the dissolution of the Hazm movement, its favoured and best-known rebel group – raising tough questions about Washington’s strategy and limiting its future options. Hazm (“Determination”) announced its demise at the weekend after fierce battles with Jabhat al Nusra (JAN), the al-Qaida-linked ...

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Mar 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Feb 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from INN: An Australian who travelled to Syria to join Kurds battling jihadists has been killed, a monitor said Wednesday, adding he was the first Westerner to die fighting alongside the Kurds. “An Australian man was killed in an assault on Tuesday by the Islamic State against a ...

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Feb 23, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Newsweek: Members of the Islamic State (ISIS) stormed the Tell Tamer area in Syria on Monday morning, taking villagers hostage. The women and children were separated from the men, who were taken to the Abd al-Aziz mountains. The women remain in the village guarded by ISIS militants. It is unclear how many hostages ...

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Feb 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal: Turkey launched a large-scale military operation inside Syrian territory overnight to evacuate Turkish soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb thought to be at risk from Islamic State militants. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a statement that the mission—called Shah Firat, or Shah Euphrates—had resulted in the successful repatriation of the ...

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Feb 15, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Speaks for itself. Excerpted from CNN: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) "truly represents a whole new phase in the war on terrorism." "We are dealing with enemy that is well funded, an enemy that has strong command and control and an enemy is well armed," Panetta ...

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Feb 13, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The London Evening Standard: A jihadi from east London is under investigation over the video of the Jordanian pilot burned to death by Islamic State, it emerged today. Nero Saraiva is believed to have be-come one of IS’s most senior fighters, alongside “Jihadi John” — the man seen beheading hostages on social media. There ...

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Feb 11, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: U.S. intelligence officials said on Wednesday that more than 150 American citizens have either traveled to Syria or attempted to do so, primarily to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. Nick Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told members of the House Homeland Security Committee that an “unprecedented” number ...

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Feb 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BEIRUT, Agencie France Presse: Syrian Kurdish forces have recaptured more than a third of the villages around Kobani from ISIS since routing the jihadis from the town a fortnight ago, an activist group said Sunday. "The [Kurdish] People's Protection Units (YPG) have recaptured 128 villages out of some 350 in the past two weeks," said Syrian ...

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Feb 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

CHUCK TODD, MEET THE PRESS: Yesterday, I spoke with Secretary of State John Kerry from Munich and I started by asking him about whether we are winning in our goal of diminishing and eventually destroying ISIS. JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: I believe we are on the road to, yes I absolutely do. I think the ...

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Feb 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Karak, Jordan (CNN) - Two days after news emerged that ISIS had burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death, the Middle Eastern nation hit back, and is promising more. Fighter jets carried out airstrikes Thursday, then returned to fly over the home of the slain 27-year-old pilot, Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, in the village of Ay in ...

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Feb 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot who had crashed in Islamic State territory laid bare a problem of the U.S.-led coalition — there's no sure way to rescue an airman who's down behind enemy lines. Now, in response, the U.S. has moved search-and-rescue aircraft closer to the battlefield, defense officials said ...

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Feb 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Stars & Stripes: With the victory last week over Islamic State forces at Kobani, Syria, one might think that the United States and Iraqi governments would be looking to increase shipments of armaments to the Kurdish forces who did the actual fighting. But according to the Kurd ...

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Jan 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Associated Press: The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. In a video released by the pro-IS Aamaq News Agency late Friday, two fighters said the airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition were the main reason ...

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Jan 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Denver, Colorado (CNN) - A federal judge gave a four-year prison sentence Friday to a 19-year-old Colorado woman who admitted guilt in wanting to become an ISIS bride and participate in its jihad in the Mideast. Shannon Maureen Conley is one of the first Americans to be sentenced ...

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Jan 23, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

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Jan 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases. n Iraq however, Islamic State (IS) fighters have government forces under strong pressure, and a roadside bomb killed the police chief ...

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Jan 17, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

(Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 29 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in a 24-hour period, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Saturday. Sixteen strikes around seven Iraqi cities destroyed vehicles, buildings, equipment and fighting positions, as well as hitting units belonging to Islamic State, ...

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Jan 16, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Support forces could be more than the main element so this could be close to 1,000. Excerpted form Defense One: The Pentagon will deploy more than 400 U.S. military trainers and hundreds more supporting personnel to four training sites in three countries as early as March as part of a long-awaited plan to help rebel forces ...

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Jan 11, 2015 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from The Mirror: Britain's top cop has revealed officers have seized four young girls heading off to fight for Islamic fanatics overseas in recent weeks. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe made his revelation as he urged parents to raise the alarm if they fear their child could be heading abroad to join Islamist fighters. One ...

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Dec 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Excerpted from The Washington Post: Last month in Syria, Siddhartha Dhar stood in front of a banged-up yellow pickup truck, holding an assault rifle in his right hand and cradling his newborn son with his left. Dhar’s first four children had been born in London, his native city, but his new baby, wrapped in a fuzzy ...

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Dec 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: The Islamic State (IS) is stepping up its recruitment and indoctrination of children, who are seen as “central” to the terror group’s strategy to dominate the Middle East and breed a new generation of radical fighters, according to terrorism experts and regional watchdog groups. IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) ...

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Dec 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Galveston Daily News: A local plumber is being flooded with phone calls — and some threats — after a picture of one of his old company vehicles being used by Islamist militants in Syria was posted on Twitter. The picture was posted online by the Islamic extremist brigade Ansar al-Deen Front, according to a ...

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Nov 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Hill: American, British and Canadian media organizations said Thursday they had been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a hacking group supporting the Syrian government. The attack appeared to be part of a coordinated, worldwide effort to infiltrate sites using popular third-party comment platform Gigya, according to multiple reports. Visitors to these sites ...

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Nov 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne: A leading Republican wants to expand the House investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack by adding a Senate probe, as a new House Intelligence Committee report Friday concluded that the initial CIA assessment found no demonstrations prior to the assault and a primary purpose of the CIA operation in eastern ...

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