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Islamic State on Caliphate Fall: ‘What Is Our Crime? We Just Wanted to Apply Sharia’

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), even as its so-called caliphate continues to crumble, disseminated a new propaganda film this week urging the jihadi remnants in the group’s last sliver of land in Syria not to worry about their possible demise because they will end up in “paradise” while their enemies will go to “hell.”

TOPSHOT - A picture taken in eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor shows explosions following shelling by the US-backed forces on the Islamic State group's embattled holdout of Baghouz, on March 11, 2019. - US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pounded the last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group …

U.S. Commander: ‘Violent Extremists Present a Clear and Present Threat’ to Europe

The risk of Islamic terrorism in Europe “remains high” despite a dramatic drop in fatalities from terrorist attacks last year, the top American commander in the region warned on Tuesday while European leaders grapple with the wave of battle-hardened jihadis returning home to the continent as the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) territorial caliphate collapses.

New Zealand tells 'bumbling jihadi' he's on his own

Tunnels, Human Shields, Mines, Elite Jihadis Slowing Capture of Last Islamic State Pocket

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has reportedly riddled its last sliver of territory in Syria along the Iraqi border with defensive tunnels, human shields, and mines, effectively hindering the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ongoing efforts to capture the pocket of land and and preventing them from declaring the group’s territorial defeat.

Deadly car bombing near anti-IS base in east Syria: US-backed force

Study: Assad Used Chemical Weapons over 300 Times Since Obama’s ‘Red Line’ Speech

The Iranian- and Russian-backed regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad has used banned chemical weapons against its own people more than 300 times since former President Barack Obama declared in 2012 that such attacks would cross a “red line” that would trigger a U.S. military response, the Germany-based Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) reported on Sunday.

Chemical weapons attacks in Syria's war: a timeline

Nigeria: Islamic State Claims Deadly Attack on Governor’s Election Convoy

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram offshoot, claimed responsibility for a deadly attack this week on a state governor’s election motorcade in Nigeria that may have involved some beheadings days before people in the African country head to the polls on Saturday.

NIGERIA, UNKNOWN : A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message. Boko Haram has claimed a …

Canadian Jihadi Detained in Syria Laments Islamic State Left Him ‘Out to Dry’

A Canadian jihadi captured by U.S.-backed Syrian fighters in recent months after he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS/ISI) in 2014 is now urging his government to repatriate him, complaining to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency on Sunday that the terrorist group has left him “hung out to dry.”

Iraqi PMF fighters June 20, 2017 on the Iraq-Syria border in Nineveh, Iraq.

Nigeria Again Declares Victory over Boko Haram, Warns of Islamic State ‘Global Insurgency’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, on the same day that the African country’s forces clashed with Boko Haram, repeated the false allegation it has made on various occasions of having “successfully defeated” the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked jihadi group, claiming that the nation is now facing a new “global insurgency.”

Nigerians Claim Victory Over Boko Haram

Trump Admin Considers Sending Islamic State Jihadis from Syria to Gitmo

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering transferring some of the hundreds of suspected Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists held in Syria to the military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as an option of “last resort,” the Department of State (DOS) confirmed Thursday.

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission) A group of detainees kneels during an early morning Islamic prayer in their camp at the U.S. military prison for 'enemy combatants' on October 28, 2009 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Although U.S. …

Top U.S. Commander: Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah Operating in Latin America

WASHINGTON, DC — The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), al Qaeda, and Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah maintain a presence on the Western Hemisphere and present an “immediate threat” to the region, a top U.S. commander told lawmakers on Thursday, warning that the jihadi groups could use drug trafficking routes in Latin America to infiltrate the United States.

Dutch jihadist suspect 'involved' in S.Africa kidnap: reports

Pentagon: Unchecked, Islamic State Could Resurge in Syria in 6-12 Months

“Battled-hardened” Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) remnants in Syria “could likely” mount a resurgence in “six to 12 months” absent “sustained counterterrorism pressure” by American and local troops, the Pentagon’s inspector general (IG) warned in a report released Monday.

Syria's SDF: US-backed anti-IS alliance

U.N.: 30,000 Nigerians Flee Boko Haram Rampage in Two Days

Violence at the hands of Boko Haram, which killed at least 60 civilians in its latest attack on the northeastern Nigerian city of Rann this week, forced 30,000 people from the region to flee into Cameroon last weekend, the United Nations revealed on Wednesday.

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U.S. Intel: Islamic State Still Commands Thousands of Jihadis in Middle East and Beyond

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. intelligence community (IC) leaders on Tuesday warned that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) remains a menace to the United States, acknowledging that the terrorist group “still commands thousands of fighters” in Iraq and Syria and has expanded its jihadi “tentacles” beyond the Middle East and into various corners of the world “despite significant leadership and territorial losses.”

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Report: Islamic State Chemical Weapons Threat ‘Has Not Been Entirely Erased’

An Iraqi scientist currently on death row for helping the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) develop chemical weapons confirmed that the jihadi group successfully made a new form of the lethal toxin sulfur mustard gas that killed and maimed thousands during World War I, the Washington Post (WaPo) reported this week, noting that the terrorist group likely hid some of those chemicals.

This image made from an AP video posted on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 shows shows Syrians in protective suits and gas masks conducting a drill on how to treat casualties of a chemical weapons attack in Aleppo, Syria. The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting …

Turkey Vows to ‘Drain Terror Swamp’ in Kurdish Syria

Turkey on Friday said it would not rest until it drains “the terrorist swamp” in neighboring northeastern Syria, a territory controlled by a Kurdish group helping the U.S.-led coalition decimate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts

Nigeria: Thousands Flee as Boko Haram Kills 100-Plus Soldiers in Nigeria

Jihadists, mainly members of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram, have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a “huge stock [of] weapons” during clashes in northeast Nigeria raging since December 26, a coalition of United Nations-affiliated aid agencies reported Friday.

How to explain the return of Nigeria's Boko Haram militants?

Pompeo in Cairo: ‘The Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame Is Over’ 

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, during a speech on the Middle East delivered in Cairo Thursday, praised the United States as a “force for good” in the region and blasted previous President Barack Obama’s administration for underestimating Islamic extremism and the Iranian menace.

Pompeo vows US troops will leave Syria

Iraqi Kurds Rebuke Report Accusing Them of Electrocuting Islamic State Children

The autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq rejected a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report published Tuesday accusing Iraqi Kurds of using “electric shock” and other forms of torture to force child detainees into giving false confessions of involvement with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

In abandoned villa, Syrian children study on the ground

Turkey Urges U.S. to Hand over Syria Military Bases

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration this week requested that the United States hand over control of its 16 military bases in Syrian territory controlled by American-allied Kurds after the U.S. withdraws.

IS suicide bomber kills 5 in Syria's Raqa: monitor