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Turkish Police Increase Operations against Suspected ISIL Agents

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On February 5, Turkish police arrested 450 suspects linked to Daesh, aka ISIL, in early-morning raids across 18 provinces in Turkey (AA; AP; NYT). Other independent reports later said 690 suspects were held by the end of the day (NYT). The police detained four suspects allegedly planning to carry out an attack in Turkey (AP). […]

Iraq Stalls Fallujah Assault

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On May 23, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that he would start a new offensive to liberate the city of Fallujah from ISIL (Al Jazeera). Fallujah was the first city to fall under ISIL’s control in 2014 and has been under siege by Iraqi forces for 18 months (Al Jazeera). Iraqi forces, backed by […]