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Sweden: Islamic Terrorism Still Number One Threat

A newly released report from Sweden’s National Center for Terror Threat Assessment (NCT) has warned that despite recent victories over the Islamic State, radical Islamic terror remains the number one threat to Swedish security.

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U.S.-Backed Syrian Force Declares Victory over Islamic State

US-backed forces in Syria announced Saturday they have liberated the last pocket of territory held by the Islamic State in Syria, declaring victory over the extremist group and bringing an end to the caliphate it declared in 2014.

Syria: the battle to conquer IS's last redoubt

Trump Meets Nat Sec Team After Kabul Complains About Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump held an hourlong classified meeting on Afghanistan with his national security team over the weekend in the wake of complaints by a top Afghan official that the American envoy charged with leading peace negotiations is “elevating” the Taliban at the expense of sidelining Kabul.

US reports 'progress' in peace talks with Taliban

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.N. Raises $7 Billion for Syrian Crisis Despite Donor Fatigue

The United Nations managed to raise close to $7 billion in aid pledges for Syria on Thursday, despite growing fatigue from donors after eight years of civil war and varying opinions on how to deal with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

TOPSHOT - A fighter with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) keeps watch near veiled women standing on a field after they fled from the Baghouz area in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on February 12, 2019 during an operation to expel hundreds of Islamic State group (IS) …

Israel: Hamas-Run TV Station Aired Secret Messages to Terrorists

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday designated the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV network a terror organization after it was found by the Shin Bet security service to be broadcasting hidden messages and cues for directing terror attacks.

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Bolton: Trump Administration ‘Has No Blind Trust in the Taliban’

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton recently confirmed that President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to leave behind a residual counterterrorism American force in Afghanistan to ensure the Taliban keeps its promises if the United States pulls its military out of the country as part of ongoing peace negotiations.

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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

Netanyahu Orders Home Demolitions for Car-Ramming Terrorists

The government will do everything it can to expedite the demolition of the homes of the terrorists responsible for the ramming attack on IDF soldiers early Monday morning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of a meeting with the prime minister of Samoa.

Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a meeting with the heads of local regional councils, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10 and pre-election polls show Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni.(AP …

Two Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Car-Ramming Attack

Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in a predawn car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank on Monday, one of them seriously, the army said. The force opened fire on the three occupants of the vehicle, killing two and wounding the third.

A picture taken on July 26, 2018 shows Israeli security forces at the Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank where a stabbing attack took place. - Three Israelis were wounded in a knife attack in a West Bank settlement close to Ramallah, the Israeli army said. (Photo by Ahmad …

New Zealand PM Tells ‘Bumbling Jihadi’ He’s on His Own

Wellington — A New Zealander dubbed “the bumbling jihadi” can expect little help from his homeland after being captured in Syria by forces fighting the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned Monday.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes a point during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney, Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)