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Dec 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

BREAKING NEWS# WARNING A Radioactive Device has entered somewhere in Europe. pic.twitter.com/9GKHjz7ugs— Muslim-Al-Britani (@TNTmuslim) December 6, 2014 Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: An alleged weapons maker for the Islamic State (IS) claimed that a “radioactive device” has been smuggled into an undisclosed location in Europe, according to an intelligence brief released Monday by the SITE Intelligence ...

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Dec 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American and NATO troops closed their operational command in Afghanistan on Monday, lowering flags in a ceremony to mark the formal end of their combat mission in a country still mired in war 13 years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban regime for harboring those responsible for 9/11. The closing of ...

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Dec 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal: Under the cover of night, U.S. commandos approached the walled compound on foot, hoping to catch unawares the militants holding two hostages, including American Luke Somers. Then, less than 100 yards from their target, something went terribly wrong. A noise, maybe a dog bark, alerted the militants to the raiders, ...

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Dec 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Christian Post: Islamic State militants are claiming that they have built a "dirty bomb" with radioactive uranium that was reportedly stolen from Mosul University after ISIS seized the city of Mosul in June. Four months after 40 kilograms of uranium were reported as missing from the university, several ISIS militants have taken to ...

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Dec 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Excerpted from The Hill: The new Iraqi government has pledged key “privileges and immunities” to keep U.S. troops free from prosecution, according to a Thursday report. The new U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, Stuart Jones, told The Associated Press that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had offered the “the assurances that we need" for U.S. service members ...

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Dec 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

(CNSNews.com) - The Islamic State--ISIS--is setting up training camps in eastern Libya, Army General David Rodriguez, head of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday. "It's mainly about people coming for training and logistics support right now. It's for training sites, and that's what we see right now. As far as ...

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Dec 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Washington (AFP) - Warplanes from the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group hit dozens of jihadist vehicles and bases, including an "electronic warfare garrison," in four days of strikes, the US military said Monday. Between November 28 and December 1, coalition aircraft and drones bombed targets in Iraq and Syria, where they hit militants besieging ...

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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 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Nov 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Washington Times: In its war to create a caliphate across Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is opening a front in North Africa, where affiliated militants are wreaking havoc in eastern Libya and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula — presenting a complex challenge for Washington and its allies in the region. Through its savvy use ...

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Nov 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Militants aligned with the self-proclaimed 'Islamic State' (ISIS) boasted Monday on Twitter that the terror army was responsible for U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's ouster. 'The Islamic State has toppled the US defense minister,' one of the group's social media agitator gloated Monday on Twitter, launching a hashtag with the same ...

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Nov 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has asked Congress to declare war — something it has not done since World War II — on the Islamic State. The resolution would limit military action to one year and restrict the use of ground forces. Click here to read Rand Paul's declaration of war on the Islamic State Excerpted from ...

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Nov 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BEIRUT (AP) — Children carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to fight. ...

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Nov 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said. The fighting focused on Ramadi's eastern Sijariya neighborhood, which the extremist group said it captured Friday. An official with the Anbar provincial ...

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Nov 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army, Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga forces had completely retaken Jalawla ...

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Nov 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Nov 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program. But sharing details of the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Abu Abdullah al-Habashi, who appeared in an Isis video urging Britons to join the group in Syria. About 500 Britons are thought to have joined Isis Via THE GUARDIAN: A London man has been killed fighting for Islamic State (Isis), social media accounts linked to the extremist group have said. Abu Abdullah al-Habashi was said to have died ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The New York Times edited out all mentions of a statement made by secretary of state John Kerry that condemned Palestinian leaders for calling for “days of rage” against Israel and called the synagogue attack “an act of pure terror and senseless brutality and murder.” An analysis of the New York Times in the ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via CBCnews.ca: A number of Canadian military veterans say they'll be enlisting with the growing ranks of foreign fighters who have joined the Kurdish battle against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. CBC News has learned of a half-dozen former Canadian Forces personnel planning to join Kurdish troops in the following weeks and months, with some citing what ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: The Obama administration has released five Guantanamo Bay prisoners after an administration task force determined they no longer posed a threat. The Department of Defense announced Thursday that three of the men were sent to Georgia and two to Slovakia for resettlement. The Pentagon identified the three now former prisoners resettled in Georgia as ...

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Nov 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting the Islamic State group in areas of Iraq that the extremists had captured this past summer. The operation came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said details haven't been finalized for a deal that would have his country train rebels to ...

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Nov 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from NRO: CNN’s coverage of Tuesday morning’s attack on a Jerusalem synagogue was riddled with errors and questionable assumptions, with the network initially calling it an assault on a mosque and later equating the Palestinian attackers with their victims. Four people — including three Americans — were killed, and nine more wounded, when two ...

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Nov 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The New York Times: As Western governments grapple with heightened apprehension about the spread of Islamic militancy, an independent study on Tuesday offered little solace, saying the number of fatalities related to terrorism soared 60 percent last year. Pointing to a geographic imbalance, the report by the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace said ...

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