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The Islamic State and the politics of official narratives

One Year After Leader's Death, North Caucasus Insurgency Soldiers On

Destroying ISIS May Take Years, US Officials Say

Obama to set out plan to go on offensive against Islamic State

US airstrikes target Islamic State at the Haditha Dam

The US air campaign against the Islamic State has expanded into Anbar province.

Regime aircraft carried out airstrikes for a second day on an Islamic State training camp in Raqqah, killing at least six fighters; 31 people, including at least eight civilians, were killed by a strike on a bakery in Raqqah. The Islamic State captured and then released an Al Nusrah Front commander in Deir Izzour. Regime officials and representatives from Daraya in East Ghouta held reconciliation talks in Reef Dimashq. Regime forces continued to clash with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front in Quneitra. Veteran al Qaeda jihadist Abu Firas al Suri said that Al Nusrah's capture of 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers is governed by sharia.

Al Qaeda veteran takes on a more prominent role as spokesman in Syria

Abu Firas al Suri long served as a clandestine figure in al Qaeda's international terrorist network. Today he serves as the Al Nusrah Front's spokesman. He is tasked with defending Al Nusrah's capture of more than 40 UN peacekeepers.

US: 'No plans' for military coordination with Iran over IS

US Fears Syrian Chemical Weapons Falling to Extremists

In Raqqah, airstrikes hit the al Takae camp, the Islamic State's largest camp in the province, causing massive explosions. IS fighters targeted an "unknown reconnaissance aircraft" over Raqqah city without hitting it; activists claimed it was a US drone. In Deir Izzour, regime aircraft killed 18 IS fighters and commanders; among them was an American jihadist. The IS is requiring women to adopt Islamic dressing in Deir Izzour. Regime forces continued to clash with the Islamic Front and the Al Nusrah Front in Quneitra.

The Islamic State's global reach

US says NATO group 'core' will form larger coalition to counter Islamic State

UK could launch strikes against ISIS in Syria without Assad's support, says PM

Balkan fighters abroad: Holy warriors

Obama says will 'degrade and destroy' Islamic State

This Islamic State has executed 31 people in Syria over the last 10 days of August, in Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, and Raqqah. Regime forces carried out an "unprecedented" 25 airstrikes in the rebel-held Jobar district of Damascus today, targeting the Islamic Front and the Al Nusrah Front. Regime forces also clashed with Al Nusrah near the Christian town of Mharde in Hama. The Islamic Front used an American-made TOW missile to destroy a regime tank in Aleppo. State media claimed that terrorists, including a number of foreigners, were targeted and killed in operations in Damascus, Deir Izzour, Deraa, Homs, Idlib, and Quneitra.

Fighting on Golan border puts Israel on the spot

Islamic State's antiquities sideline

Following a dangerous path to radicalization in Syria

Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis