Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the rise of ISIS and how the idea of building a caliphate in Iraq evolved over time. Bill witnessed the jihadists’ earliest state-building efforts during multiple embeds in Iraq.
As the world continues to deal with the spread of COVID-19, jihadists have taken it upon themselves to exploit the situation for their own political gain and to offer advice to their own members.
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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s assault on a memorial service held in honor of Abdul Ali Mazari, a Hazara political leader killed in 1995. The group’s Khorasan arm assaulted the same memorial rally last year.
The Islamic State claims that the stabbings on Streatham High Road in south London yesterday were the work of its fighter. Sudesh Amman has been identified as the assailant. He was jailed on terror-related charges, but recently freed.
It is unclear if the unit represents a splinter of al Qaeda’s JNIM, though the group now represents an Islamic State-loyal faction close to the borders with Mauritania.
Islamic State attacks in the Sinai persist despite Egyptian military operations against it.
Over the last month, the jihadist group has killed at least 174 Nigerien soldiers in three separate attacks.