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Islamic Front rejects rival's caliphate, as well as proposed emirate in Syria

The Islamic Front, a coalition of several leading insurgent groups in Syria, has issued a statement rejecting any attempt by its fellow insurgency groups to unilaterally create a new government.


Ansar al Islam claims new attacks on official Twitter feed

In one tweet earlier this month, Ansar al Islam implied that it had a hand in the killing of a top Iraqi general. But this claim cannot be independently verified and the few details offered by the group conflict with published reports based on Iraqi government sources.


Islamic State touts training camp in northern Iraq

The images are the latest in a propaganda effort by various terror groups in both Iraq and Syria to promote their training camp infrastructure.


Islamic State storms Camp Speicher, routs Iraqi forces

The large military base was attacked two days after the retreat of the Iraqi military and allied militias following their failure to recapture Tikrit.


Australian Islamic State suicide bomber attacks Shia shrine in Baghdad

The Baghdad Division of the Islamic State claimed that Abu Bakr al Australi detonated his vest at a Shia mosque in the Shorja district.


Islamic State, allies blunt Iraqi offensive to retake Tikrit

Iraqi military units, SWAT units, and Shia militias withdrew from Tikrit after facing heavy fire. It is the second failed attempt to retake the city.


AQIM rejects Islamic State's caliphate, reaffirms allegiance to Zawahiri

In a statement attributed to AQIM's propaganda arm, the al Qaeda branch rejects the Islamic State's caliphate and reaffirms its loyalty to Ayman al Zawahiri. The statement also reveals that AQIM has played a role in the mediation efforts between the Islamic State and its jihadist rivals in Syria.


Al Nusrah Front issues 'clarification' on the creation of an Islamic emirate

The Al Nusrah Front has released a statement saying that it has not "yet" announced the creation of an Islamic emirate and it will only do so after other jihadist groups agree with the decision.


Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

Several M1A1 tanks and M113 armored personnel carriers were destroyed. The ambush highlights the deteriorating state of the Iraqi security forces.


Taliban calls for reconciliation in Syria, avoids mentioning Islamic State's caliphate

The Taliban's statement avoids any explicit mention of the Islamic State or its announced caliphate, even though the Islamic State has claimed that all Muslims must pledge allegiance to its leader.


Updated: Popular Australian cleric seeks to travel to Syria, join Islamic State

Shortly after the Islamic State declared the formation of the caliphate, Musa Cerantonio, a popular cleric, announced he was planning to travel to Syria.


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.


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."


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.


Iraqi troops, insurgents battle for Tikrit

Reports indicate that Iraqi forces have withdrawn from much of the city after heavy fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and allied Baathists.


Egyptian Al Nusrah Front commander on Syrian border defects to ISIS

Abu Yusuf al Masri, a leader in Albu Kamal, swore allegiance to a senior "Chechen" commander in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The move could strengthen ISIS' hold on the Iraq-Syrian border.


Analysis: A protracted struggle ahead for Iraq

While Sunni Iraqi support of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham is not monolithic, the central government's security forces are unlikely to decisively uproot the terrorist organization from the more distant provinces of Iraq anytime soon.


ISIS photos show control of command center, execution of prisoners

The Ninewa Division of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham shows its fighters taking control of "The Second Operations Command Center" as well as executing three Iraqi soldiers.


Ansar al Islam releases propaganda photos showing operations in Iraq

Ansar al Islam, a jihadist group founded in September 2001, has released a set of propaganda photos showing its claimed operations in Iraq. The photos purport to show the organization's control over a highway between Tikrit and Kirkuk, captured spoils, and its willingness to grant amnesty to members of Iraq's security forces.


ISIS and the threat to Turkey

The recent hostage crisis in Mosul is only the latest sign that Turkey's new neighbor, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, poses a serious threat to Turkey's national security.
 
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