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Islamic State consolidates gains in eastern Syria

With the fall of Mayadin as well as Shujail, the home town of the Al Nusrah Front's emir, the Islamic State controls contiguous territory along the Euphrates River Valley from the town of Jarabulus, which borders Turkey, in Syria's northern Aleppo province to the town of Anah in Anbar province in Iraq.


Islamic State seizes oil field and towns in Syria's east




Prime Minister Maliki offered amnesty to Sunni tribes that are supporting the Islamic State and other insurgent groups. Security forces clashed with a Shia militia in Karbala; several security personnel and followers of Mahmud al Sarkhi were killed.




Iran's near invisible Quds Force commander




Iraq's Assyrian Christians fear ISIS threat to heritage




Top Kurdish spy chief says French jihadists fighting in Iraq




Chechen in Syria a rising leader in extremist group




Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb calls for reconciliation between jihadist groups

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has issued a statement praising the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's (ISIS) gains in Iraq and calling for reconciliation between jihadist groups in Syria. The statement was authored prior to the ISIS declaring that it ruled over a caliphate and rebranding itself the "Islamic State."


Sunni and Kurdish members of parliament left the assembly after the Shia-led State of Law coalition failed to name a replacement for Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki. More than 2,400 people were killed in Iraq last month, the highest monthly toll in seven years. The US has ordered the evacuation of some embassy personnel in Baghdad, and is sending 200 troops to secure the Baghdad facility.




Russia seeks UN ban on oil trade with 'terrorists' in Syria




US dawdles on Iraq as Russia, Iran jump in




Patriarchs call on region's Christians to hold on to their lands




ISIS militants outline chilling 5-year plan for global domination




Does the Islamic State have a Scud missile




Iraq, Syria and the Middle East - An essay by Tony Blair




The Islamic State's rivals in Syria reject announced Caliphate

The Islamic State's jihadist rivals in Syria have rejected its claim to have established a Caliphate. Leading ideologues in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, have rejected the Islamic State's announcement as well.


Is Lebanon at risk of becoming the next jihadi hub?




Dutch Islamist radicals becoming elusive 'swarm




White House fears al Qaeda offshoot may be planning bomb plot on airliner flying to America




Iran's stance on Iraq: neither new nor improved