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Five Arrested In London Terror Raids

Five youths aged fifteen to nineteen have been arrested in the British capital following a series of city-wide anti-terror raids. Officers from the Metropolitan Police arrested two males aged 16 and 17 in south London and another two males aged

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Seized Luggage Reveals Islamic State Jihadi’s Travel Wish List

Items inside the luggage belonging to the first woman in Australia to be found guilty of supporting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) revealed a jihadi’s travel wish list after it was seized by airport authorities when she attempted to make the trip to the terrorist group’s so-called “Caliphate.”

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Pentagon: Islamic State Grows in Libya, Shrinks in Iraq, Syria

The flow of foreign fighters going into Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has dropped by 90 percent to nearly 200 per month within the past year, but the jihadist group has managed to double its presence in Libya over a similar period, according to U.S. military officials.

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REPORT: Western Jihadist Numbers DOUBLE In 18 Months

An assessment of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq conducted by strategic security intelligence consultants highlights the increasing problem of jihadists leaving the European Union (EU) to fight in the Middle East. The work on foreign fighters, published in a report from the Soufan

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf petro-powerhouses encouraged a flow of cash to Sunni rebels in Syria for years. But now they face a worrying blowback as an al-Qaida breakaway group that benefited from some of the funding storms across a wide swath of Iraq. Gulf nations fear its extremism could be a threat to them as well. But the tangle of rivalries in the region is complex: Saudi Arabia and its allies firmly oppose any U.S. military action to stop the Islamic State’s advance in Iraq because they don’t want to boost its Shiite-led prime minister or his ally, Iran. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

Kurds: 8 Germans Among 22 ISIS Fighters Killed by Coalition Airstrikes

According to Kurdish officials, eight of the 22 ISIS fighters killed by recent coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq were German nationals. The airstrikes were conducted in the Aski Mosul region, west of the ISIS stronghold in Iraq, the city of Mosul. Kurdish forces were said to be involved in providing intelligence for the air campaign.

Legion of Foreign Fighters Battles for Islamic State

PANKISI GORGE, Georgia (AP) — One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 20-year-old stole her friend’s passport to make

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