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German ‘Islamic State Leader’ on Trial for Recruiting Jihadists

Notorious hate preacher Abu Walaa, described as the Islamic State group’s de facto leader in Germany, goes on trial Tuesday accused of radicalizing young men and running a jihadist terror network linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker.

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‘Dogs Are Eating Their Heads’: Ramadi Riddled with Islamic State Corpses

A witness of the Iraqi army’s efforts to seize back Ramadi described a macabre scene, telling CNN dogs were eating the heads of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists killed in the fight, while those who survived are trying to use civilians, including kids, as “human shields.”

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Iraqi VP Fails to Acknowledge U.S. Role in Liberation of Ramadi

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki failed to acknowledge the U.S.-led coalition air support in a statement about the liberation of Ramadi, although it was an integral part of the offensive to wrest control of the Iraqi city from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

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ISIS Captures 2,300 Humvees as US Plans to Send Iraq More Weapons

Observers have known Islamic State terrorists have managed to get their hands on Iraqi equipment, but on Sunday, the Iraqi Prime Minister revealed the stunning numbers. “In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons… We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Iraqi state television.

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Joint Chiefs Chairman: U.S. Airstrikes Killed ISIS Leaders In Iraq

On December 18, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey said US airstrikes killed three ISIS leaders in Iraq in recent weeks. He said the strikes were part of “an expanding coalition effort” targeting “senior and Islamic state commanders.”