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Analysis: Islamic State sleeper cells a threat to Turkey

Turkey's lax border policies backfire as the Islamic State threatens to bite the hand that feeds.


Al Nusrah Front, Western-backed rebels overrun key regime base south of Damascus

The Al Nusrah Front and Ahrar al Sham fought side-by-side with Western-backed rebels in a battle to take a key Assad regime base in southern Syria.


Iranian political and military leaders laud Qods Force general killed in Syria

Political and Military elites of the Islamic Republic weigh-in on the death of Brigadier General Mohammad-Ali Allah-Dadi, the IRGC-QF member killed in Syria by an Israeli helicopter attack.Their commentary indicates a desire to establish deterrence, at least rhetorically, and tout their globalist message pertaining to the Islamic Revolution.


Senior Qods Force general killed in suspected Israeli airstrike

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps confirmed that Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi was killed in an airstrike in Syria. He was assigned to help Hezbollah and Syria battle jihadist groups.


Hezbollah commanders killed in suspected Israeli airstrike

Jihad Imad Mughniyah, the son of the notorious founder and military and intelligence commander of Hezbollah up until his assassination in 2008, was among six Hezbollah operatives killed in a suspected airstrike in Quneitra, Syria.


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.


Al Nusrah Front suicide bombers strike in Lebanon, kill at least 7

Al Qaeda's official branch in Syria launched a double suicide attack in a predominately Alawite neighborhood of Tripoli.


Dagestani jihadist swears allegiance to Islamic State, invoking backlash

Rustam Asilderov, the former head of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate's Dagestan province, swore allegiance to the Islamic State's Abu Bakr al Baghdadi earlier this month. The move by Asilderov and other jihadists drew harsh criticism from their former superiors.


Senior al Qaeda leader returns to Twitter, praises 'martyrs'

The al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr praised al Qaeda's "martyrs" on Twitter. Among them is Adnan al Shukrijumah, an al Qaeda operative charged with attacking the West. Nasr's tweets also shed additional light on the identity of another terrorist reportedly killed earlier this month.


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.


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.


Mass grave of Islamic State's victims reportedly found in eastern Syria

A mass grave of approximately 230 Sheitaat tribesmen has been reportedly found in eastern Syria. The tribe has been battling the Islamic State since earlier this year.


Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham advance in northwestern Syria

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, backed by Jund al Aqsa, Ahrar al Sham, and several other groups, has launched an offensive on two major regime bases in the northwestern province of Idlib.


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.


US airstrike targets al Qaeda in Syria

The US military's airstrikes in Syria show that there is no firm dividing line between al Qaeda's so-called Khorasan Group and the Al Nusrah Front, which is al Qaeda's official branch in the country.


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.
 
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