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Tag Archives: Islamic State

Terrorist Attack in Manhattan Incites Political Controversy

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An immigrant from Uzbekistan named Sayfullo Saipov murdered eight people on Tuesday by crashing a truck into a bike path in lower Manhattan. Police officers shot and arrested the assailant and federal investigators charged him with terrorism. Saipov has professed allegiance to Islamic State and claimed to be inspired by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s […]

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). […]

Amal Clooney Calls for Trial of ISIS Leaders

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Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer and activist, has vowed to prosecute Islamic State leaders through the International Criminal Court for crimes committed against the Yazidi community (Reuters). Militants have enslaved, raped and murdered the Yazidi population in Iraq over the past two years (NBC). Clooney’s decision to pursue this case “no matter the price” stems […]

ISIS Uses Female Fighters in France

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Paris security forces dismantled a terrorist cell made up of young Frenchwomen on Friday after a car containing gas canisters was found in Paris last week (NYT). When authorities found the abandoned car outside of Notre Dame Cathedral, they found that the women had attempted to ignite the canisters with lit cigarettes (The Guardian). While […]