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ISIS could turn even more reckless and radical.

With loss of caliphate, ISIS could turn even more reckless and radical. The brazen attack on worshipers at an Egyptian mosque early Friday showed the ability of the Islamic State's regional affiliates to inflict death and exact...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Report: Hundreds of Islamic State Sex Slaves Face Honor Killings if They Escape.

The estimated 640 young girls from Iraq's Turkmen minority community who remain under the shackles of sexual slavery at the hands of the Islamic State face honor killings if they escape and return to their families, a former Iraqi lawmaker representing the ethnic group told Fox News.

- Breitbart - US

Trump Plans to Stop Arming Kurds in Syria.

President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to stop sending weapons directly to Kurdish militants battling Islamic State in Syria, dealing a political blow to the U.S.'s most reliable ally in the civil war.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Pentagon likely to reveal real troop numbers in Syria.

, November 25 : In a major disclosure, the Pentagon is likely to announce that there are 2000 U.S. troops stationed in Syria, rather than the 500.Two U.S. officials detailed the new figure, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system has under-reported the size of forces on the Syrian ground, reported the ...

- Sify - IN

Trump tells Turkish president U.S. will stop arming Kurds in Syria.

The Trump administration is preparing to stop supplying weapons to ethnic Kurdish fighters in Syria, the White House acknowledged Friday, a move reflecting renewed focus on furthering a political settlement to the civil war there and countering Iranian influence now that the Islamic State caliphate...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

"Die Hard" for jihadists? IS recruits with heroic tales.

Beyond the slick, Hollywood-style cinematics, the Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos suggesting they, too, can be heroes like Bruce Willis' character in "Die Hard."

- FOX News - US

'Somebody had to tell these stories': Iraqi woman's ordeal as Isis sex slave.

Islamic State militants have lost the last of their strongholds, but for Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad, a new battle is just beginning.

- Stuff - NZ

Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt's deadliest attack | Reuters.

CAIRO - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt’s modern history, state media and witnesses said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled an ...

- Firstpost - IN

Islamic State uses Die Hard heroics to target new recruits.

Beyond the slick, Hollywood-style cinematics, the Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos suggesting they, too, can be heroes like Bruce Willis' character in Die Hard.

- Stuff - NZ

Four key territorial challenges risk escalating Syrian conflict after fall of Islamic State's caliphate.

Key Points The Syrian government is unlikely to adhere to the Astana de-escalation zones agreement once it has fully re-established control over Deir al-Zour province. US-backed Kurdish components of the SDF are likely to hand control of Deir al-Zour's oilfields back to the Syrian

- Jane’s - US

Egypt: Militants Kill At Least 235 In Attack On Sinai Mosque.

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshipers with gunfire and killing at least 235 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt.The attack targeted a mosque frequented by Sufis, members of Islam's ...

- TPM News - US

Militants in Egypt bomb mosque, killing at least 200 people in volatile Sinai Peninsula

The extremists linked to ISIL also fired on worshippers during Friday prayers, Egyptian officials said

- National Post - CA

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. The U.S. military had earlier publicly said it had around 500 troops ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Iraqi Authorities Trying To Deal With A Complicated Legacy Of ISIS Fighters

Many foreign ISIS families are in the process of being moved to Baghdad as Iraq works to persuade countries like Russia and Turkey, to take back foreign wives and children of ISIS fighters.

- NPR - US

German Government Trying To Bring Back Children Who Ended Up With ISIS

The German Foreign Ministry is trying to negotiate the return of German children who ended up with ISIS through no fault of their own. Some of the children were taken to Iraq and Syria by their German parents, while others were born there.

- NPR - US

IS mosque attack kills 235 in Egype

EL-ARISH, Egypt: Militants believed to be Islamic State loyalistgs attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula.

- BangkokPost - TH

Islamic extremists target Sufi mystics in Egyptian mosque attack

Members of an extremist group affiliated with the Islamic State militant group have been waging a stepped-up campaign of violence in northern Sinai for years, but this was the first major militant attack on a Muslim mosque.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Closer look at the deadliest militant attacks in Egypt

Egypt has been battling an insurgency led by an affiliate of ISIS that intensified after the military’s 2013 ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood.         

- USA TODAY - US

Islamic State–Sinai Province: What is the ISIS-linked terrorist group?

The Islamic State Sinai Province has made gains in Egypt and the Gaza Strip in recent years, and has drawn the attention of the U.S. government.         

- USA TODAY - US

Egypt mosque bombing kills more than 200 worshippers

Suspected militants have targeted a mosque in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing at least 235 people. Egypt has been fighting an "Islamic State" insurgency in the region.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Isis sex slave's story of survival

Isis militants have lost the last of their strongholds, but for Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad, a new battle is just beginning.Three years after escaping militants in northern Iraq, Murad is unveiling a harrowing memoir, The Last Girl,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The caliphate is destroyed, but the Islamic State lives on

The fall of the town of Abu Kamal in Syria and recent victories by Iraqi security forces in Qaim and Rawa in Iraq mark the collapse of the Islamic State caliphate. As the it has demonstrated in the past, the Islamic State is a resilient and adaptive enemy that almost certainly will not go quietly into the night. Rather, it ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

ISIL operated 'madrasah' in Turkish capital: Indictment

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operated a so-called madrasah in the capital Ankara, according to an indictment against alleged members of the jihadist group.

- Hürriyet - TR

Terrorist Attack in Egypt, Many People Died

At least 180 people were killed in a mosque on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. The injured are at least 150, reports Independent.  Egyptian authorities have reported that extremists have attacked a mosque in the northern part of the peninsula. A bomb exploded, and then the attackers opened fire during Friday ...

- Novinite - BG

Death Toll Rises to 184 in Attack on Mosque in Egypt's North Sinai

Militants killed 184 people at a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai region on Friday, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances, state media and witnesses said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the region's Islamist insurgency. No group claimed immediate responsibility, but since 2014 Egyptian ...

- Novinite - BG

Russian bombers hit Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday six TU-22M3 long-range bombers had carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets on the western bank of the Euphrates river in Syria, the RIA news agency reported.

- BDNews24 - BD

Militants kill more than 230 at mosque in Egypt's North Sinai

Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in Egypts North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest attack in the countrys modern history, state media and witnesses said.No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled a stubborn ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Death toll from Egypt mosque attack climbs to 235

Suspected Isis militants fire on worshippers escaping explosion during Friday prayers

- Financial Times - US

3 UN Peacekeepers, Malian Soldier Killed in Jihadist Attack

Authorities say three United Nations peacekeepers from Niger and a Malian soldier are dead after an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Mali. The U.N. mission known as MINUSMA confirmed Friday that several others were critically wounded in Menaka near the border with Niger.   The statement says some of the assailants ...

- Voice of America - US

The Latest: State news says 54 killed in Egypt mosque attack

The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt : 2:30 p.m. Egyptian state news agency MENA reports that 54 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's local Islamic State affiliate.

- FOX News - US

Egypt mosque attack: Death toll rises to 235, state media says

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but Egyptian security forces have battled a stubborn Islamic State affiliate in the region since 2013

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Attack on Mosque Leaves 155 Worshipers Dead

Egyptian state news agency MENA reports that 155 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's local Islamic State affiliate. Citing official sources, MENA said 120 people were...

- Newser - US

Militants kill at least 85 in attack on Egyptian mosque

Militants bombed a Sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in the volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers, Egyptian officials said, killing at least 85 people in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's Islamic State affiliate. The extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Egypt militants bomb mosque, killing 155 people in volatile Sinai Peninsula: reports

The extremists linked to ISIL also fired on worshippers during Friday prayers, Egyptian officials said, more than 100 more wounded

- National Post - CA

State News: 115 Killed In Egypt Mosque Attack

Egyptian state news agency MENA reports that 115 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a Sufi mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's local Islamic State affiliate.Citing official sources, MENA said 120 people were also wounded in the ...

- TPM News - US

SC agrees to hear mother of a Kerala girl believed to have joined ISIS in Afghanistan

In an earlier application for impleadment in the Hadiya case, the woman had submitted that the situation in Kerala seems to be grim - the most number of people joining ISIS from India are so far from Kerala".

- The Hindu - IN

ISIS Operation Launched in Western Desert; 15 Killed in Iraq

A mopping up operation was launched in western Iraq. The post ISIS Operation Launched in Western Desert; 15 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

- Antiwar.com - US

In 'unprecedented' hiatus, IS media offline for a day

The Islamic State group's online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Terrorists Threaten the Vatican

A terrorist group linked to the Islamic State spread a poster showing a car pointing to the Basilica of Sts. Peter "in Rome and so warned of a bombing on Christmas Eve, British newspaper quoted the Catholic Herald as saying. The publication refers to the Middle East Media Research Institute and notes that the poster is a ...

- Novinite - BG

Analysts, Leaders Say Returning IS Foreign Fighters Are Concern for N. Africa

As the embattled Islamic State terror group has lost much of its territory and strength in Syria and Iraq, governments in North Africa fear many returning fighters from the Mideast battlegrounds could trigger instability in the region. "The region is threatened ... with the return of foreign fighters," Algeria Foreign ...

- Voice of America - US

Video: Thousands of refugees in Syria targeted by IS group

FRANCE 24 reports from Syria's north eastern Deir ez-Zor, where the fighting against the Islamic State group has left thousands displaced. These refugees have become the target of militant fighters, who themselves are fleeing defeat.

- France24 - FR

Rethinking the Sunni Predicament in Iraq

Invitation Only Research Event 1 Dec 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Middle East and North Africa Programme Khamis Al-Khanjar, Secretary General , Arab Project in IraqDhafer Al-Ani, Member of Council of Representatives, Republic of IraqYahya Al-Kubaisi, Independent ...

- Chatham House - UK

Eight dead in explosion in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

, November 24 : At least eight persons have been killed in an explosion that struck the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.A suicide bomber detonated his explosives, reported Khaama Press, citing Afghan official as saying.A further 15 people including children were reportedly wounded in the ...

- Sify - IN

ISIS beheads 15 of its own fighters in Afghanistan, separate terror attack kills at least 8

The Islamic State terror group beheaded 15 of its own fighters Thursday due to infighting in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, as a suicide attack in another part of the country left at least 8 people dead.

- FOX News - US

Islamic State takes credit after suicide bomber kills at least eight civilians as Afghan security worsens

A suicide bomber struck in a crowd of people in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday killing at least eight, officials said, in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Cleared from population centers, Iraq begins campaign to 'purify' desert near Syria of Islamic State fighters

Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State fighters in a final push to rid Iraq of ...

- The Japan Times - JP

IS beheads 15 of its own fighters

, November 24 : The Islamic State terror group has beheaded 15 of its own fighters in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar because of infighting.The incident took place in Surkhab Bazar area of Mamand Dara in Achin, reported Khaama Press, citing provincial government's statement.The reasons for the eruption of ...

- Sify - IN

Is Putin's Syria campaign really over?

An active phase of hostilities in Syria is reaching completion. The Islamic State has been defeated. While some hotspots of combat action are still observed across Syria, they are of a sporadic nature....

- UNIAN - UA

There will be no compromise on Katas Raj temple, observes SC

Photo: Facebook/Umayr MasydISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that there will be no compromise on Katas Raj Temple near Chawkal.While hearing the suo moto case regarding the drying of the pond at Katas Raj temple, he remarked that the pond at the historical temple should be filled at any ...

- Geo.tv - PK

In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, Nov 24 — US President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas yesterday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for something real', including a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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