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Video shows Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting American M1 tank

A video posted online shows the Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades, a designated terrorist organization, transporting an American-made M1 Abrams tank and other US military equipment in Iraq.


CENTCOM sites hacked, publish pro-Islamic State propaganda

Hacker(s) purportedly serving the Islamic State took over CENTCOM's official Twitter feed and YouTube page on Monday.


Islamic State assaults Iraqi Army base in Anbar

The Islamic State claims to have breached the perimeter of Camp Habbaniyah. The attack is reported to have been repelled by the Iraqi Army.


Islamic State kills Qods Force general in central Iraq

Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi served as an "adviser to the [Iraqi] Army and the popular mobilization of the Iraqi people," a reference to the Shiite militias.


Jihadists continue to advertise training camps in Iraq and Syria

New camps belonging to the Islamic State, the Al Nusrah Front, the Chechen Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar, the Syrian Harakat Fajr al Sham al Islamiya, the Uzbek group Imam Bukhari Jamaat, and Jaish al Islam have been identified.


Islamic State shoots down Jordanian warplane in Raqqah, captures pilot

The Jordanian Armed Forces confirmed that one of its aircraft has been shot down over Syria and its pilot is in the hands of the Islamic State.


Islamic State routs Hezbollah Brigades unit north of Baghdad

The Northern Baghdad Belt remains contested ground between the Islamic State and Iraqi government forces and their Shiite militia allies.


Leader of Iranian-backed militia killed in eastern Iraq

The leader of the Mukhtar Army, who was also the secretary-general of Hezbollah in Iraq, was killed in Diyala province. Supporters of the Islamic State claimed the group is responsible for his death.


The oppression of women and girls in the Islamic State's 'caliphate'

Despite female Islamic State recruiters praising the "positive" aspects of life in Raqqah on their social media accounts, the group's own material shows a different side, one that exposes its real and brutal treatment of women.


US kills Islamic State deputy emir, 2 senior commanders in recent airstrikes

Among those killed was Abu Musallam al Turkumani, a top deputy of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Turkumani served in Saddam Hussein's military before joining the Islamic State.


Islamic State retakes Baiji after Iraqi forces withdraw

Iraqi forces withdrew from the city yesterday just one month after retaking it from the Islamic State with the help of Iranian-backed Shiite militias.


Islamic State overruns Badr Brigade position near Samarra

The jihadist group also launched suicide attacks and assaults in towns around the central Iraqi city.


Jihadists tout training camps for children in Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State, the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and Junud al Sham have been showcasing camps in Iraq and Syria that are used to indoctrinate and train children to wage jihad.


More jihadist training camps identified in Iraq and Syria

Four new training camps in Iraq and Syria, three of them operated by the Islamic State, have been identified, including one used by a so-called jihadist "special forces" unit. The Long War Journal has identified 46 jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria.


Islamic State releases new execution video, purportedly kills American

The Islamic State has released a new execution video highlighting the mass beheadings of Syrian soldiers captured by the group. An Islamic State executioner also claims to have killed Peter Kassig, an American who was kidnapped in Syria late last year.


Iraqi forces, Iranian-supported militias report success in Baiji

The League of the Righteous, a Shiite militia that is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers in Iraq between 2006-2011, helped Iraqi forces take control of Baiji. The US provided air support.


Islamic State leader claims 'caliphate' has expanded in new audio message

The Islamic State has released a new audio message from its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who claims the group has expanded its "caliphate" into Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.


Al Nusrah Front tweets photos allegedly showing aftermath of coalition airstrikes

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has tweeted a series of photos purportedly showing the aftermath of the US-led coalition's airstrikes in Idlib. Prior to today, the coalition had not announced any airstrikes against Al Nusrah since the first day of the bombing campaign in Syria.


French warplanes bomb Islamic State camp in Iraq

French warplanes hit an Islamic State training facility, recruitment center, and IED factory in Hawijah in Salahaddin province on Oct. 23.


Iraqi forces, Kurds claim success against Islamic State near Baghdad and Mosul

Jurf al Sakhar in northern Babil and Zumar in northern Ninewa have changed hands several times over the past few months.
 
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