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Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul

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Iraqi security forces entered the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday for the first time since the city fell to Islamic State militants two years ago (BBC). Iraqi counterterrorism forces, the Iraqi army and Kurdish fighters make up the security forces that pushed through ISIS-controlled territory quicker than anticipated, but they have reached greater resistance as […]

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 […]

UK Government Sentences Choudary to Prison

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Anjem Choudary, a radical Islamist preacher, was sentenced to prison for five-and-a-half years for inviting support of the Islamic State terror group. Choudary has led radical groups such as Al-Muhajiroun, Islam4UK and Muslims Against Crusades for the past 20 years, and is responsible for helping to radicalize many young people (AP). In 2014, Choudary was […]

Al-Qaeda Frees Yemeni Prison

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Insurgents from Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), ambushed Al Mukalla on Thursday. The group attacked government buildings and freed nearly 300 inmates at the central prison (NYT). The prison break occurred right after Saudi Arabia reported its first major success of driving the Houthis from central Aden after starting its campaign […]