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Islamic State wages desert-based insurgency in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State wages desert-based insurgency in Iraq and Syria

According to a new report released by the Pentagon's inspector general, ISIS has devised a three-part "overarching strategy" for its "desert-based insurgency" in Iraq and Syria. The three parts are: "sahara" (desert), "sahwat" (meaning awakenings -- a derogatory reference to any Sunni Muslims who oppose the group), and "sawlat" ("hit-and-run operations"). Read more →

Taliban suicide bomber strikes police HQ in Kabul

The bombing, which leveled a police station and killed and wounded scores of people, is the latest in a series of terror attacks in the capital. The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation continues to claim the Taliban can be an "effective counterterrorism partner"despite the Taliban's repeated use of terror tactics. Read more →