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ISIS in control of 60 percent of Syrian oil: sources

Guiding Germany's Young Muslims Off the Road to Jihad

Turkey faces threat from returning jihadists

A Shiite mosque in Istanbul was vandalized twice in two days. Following a July 7 agreement by Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden to develop an "action plan" to prevent jihadists from returning to Europe, Turkish authorities have begun talking to families of jihadists and investigating aid organizations that allegedly helped fighters cross over into Syria. Turkish authorities estimate that 600-700 Turks have joined the Islamic State, but the actual number may be in the thousands. The Turkish company that supplies electricity to Mosul in Iraq suspended the electricity export two weeks ago as the contract ended, but the Erdogan government has no plan to prevent the company from providing power to the Islamic State-controlled city. Erdogan called for the IS to release 49 Turks kidnapped last month from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, including the consul-general.

Islamic State militants on offensive against Kurds in northern Syria near Turkish border

Europe's fear: Turkey's porous border serves as gateway for ISIS's spread

Story of former militant reveals young Turks attracted by ISIS

A former Turkish fighter with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Syria claimed that as many as 6,000 Turks have gone to Syria to fight, "thousands" have joined the Islamic State, and that of an estimated 23,000 ISIS fighters in Syria, 17,000 have sworn to fight in the organization until they die. A wounded 14-year-old Turkish boy who had been fighting for the ISIS in Syria was found by Turkish soldiers near the border in June. The trial of 13 gendarmes accused of spying for intercepting Syria-bound trucks belonging to Turkish intelligence began last week in Adana; the proceedings are closed because they deal with "state secrets."

Islamic banking rebrands in attempt to go mainstream

ISIS raises flag at Turkish border

The Syria disconnect in US Iraq policy

Report: ISIS Selling Oil to Finance Terrorist Operations; Army, Security Forces Main Targets in Lebanon

Abu Qatada acquitted of conspiracy in Jordan

ISIS Jihadists Step Up Recruitment Drive

Syrian Kurdish leader: Turkey turns blind eye to ISIS

Turkey claims it has denied Syria entry to thousands of militants since 2012

The first group of Turks leaving Libya after being threatened with arrest on espionage charges arrived home. Turkey has added Boko Haram to its list of terrorist organizations, in line with the recent UN designation of the group. The Turkish Armed Forces General Staff last week refuted claims that four Turkish military intelligence officers had been detained by Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah on charges of training ISIS militants.

Iraq authorities: Rare manuscripts smuggled out of Mosul

The reality of Syria jihad, as told by young Moroccan returnee

ISIS' path of destruction drains Iraq and Syria's water supplies