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Alleged Islamic State Female Recruiter Arrested in Spain with FBI Help

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Interior Ministry says the civil guard has arrested a 21-year-old Spanish woman who allegedly recruited other women to join the Islamic State group in conflict areas. It said the woman is also accused of self-radicalization

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Nigeria: 7- and 12-Year-Old Suicide Bombers Kill Five in Suspected Boko Haram Attack

Two children, suspected to be 7 and 12 years old and believed to be linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch Boko Haram, reportedly carried out twin suicide bombings Monday that left at least five people dead and 15 others injured at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in the capital of northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State.

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France Launches First Air Strikes Against Islamic State In Syria

France said on Sunday it had launched its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, in an effort to stem its growing presence there. “Our country thus confirms its resolute commitment to fight against the terrorist threat represented

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ISIS Aims At French Recruits With 40,000 Tweets Daily

Worrying figures published in France yesterday illustrate the full online extent of French-language Jihadist networks. With over 2,600 websites backing ISIS and a daily tally of around 40,000 French tweets in support, the campaign to enlist French recruits to the cause

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British Soldier Abandons His Post to Join Kurds And Battle ISIS

The UK Daily Mail reports that a young British soldier—as of yet unnamed due to concerns for his safety and not yet officially considered AWOL—has left his post in Cyprus to join up with Kurdish forces in Syria and battle ISIS.

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Forty Babies Baptized Among Mosul Refugees

Among the tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees and displaced people sheltered in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, forty babies were baptized Tuesday, on the Christian feast of Epiphany. “Today,” said Emil Shimoun Nona, the Chaldean archbishop of Mosul,

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NYT: US Struggling to Defang ISIS Ideology

The U.S. Commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East is tapping outside government experts in search of innovative ideas to use in the fight against the Islamic State’s ideology, reports The New York Times.