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Australian PM: freedom must be given up for security

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Australia aims to strengthen security by introducing new legislation to combat homegrown terrorism, said PM Tony Abbott. The new laws will criminalize travel to some conflict areas and grant authorities broader access to citizens’ communications. “Regrettably, for some time to come, the delicate balance between freedom and security may have …

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Man accused of being ISIS recruiter says he was an FBI informant

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A North Carolina man accused of trying to recruit people to join the Islamic State group says he had been paid by the FBI since 2009 to help identify potential terrorists. In a statement his mother delivered to The Charlotte Observer, Erick Jamal Hendricks said his code name was “Ahkie,” …

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Tapped communications confirm US is supplying ISIS

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A commander of Iraq‘s popular forces disclosed that wiretapping of ISIS‘s communications has confirmed the reports that the US planes have been airdropping food and arms supplies for the Takfiri terrorists. “The wiretapped ISIL communications by Iraqi popular forces have revealed that the US planes have been dropping weapons and …

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Western backed ISIS now controls half of Syria

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Islamic State is thought to be holding sway over half of Syria’s landmass after its seizure of Palmyra, where it has reportedly begun massacring a rebellious tribe and faces no opposition to sacking the city’s ancient ruins. “There are no forces to stop them [entering the ruins],” Rami Abdurrahman, director of …

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US military increases weapon airdrops to Syrian opposition

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A growing number of opposition groups in Syria are getting increased weapons and ammunition supplies from the US Air Force to ‘fight ISIS’, according to US media reports citing the country’s military. The weapons are intended for opposition forces closing in on IS’s self-proclaimed capital Raqqa in Syria, USA Today …

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New ISIS commander in Iraq was trained by the US

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Just days after the news hit that ISIS’ main propaganda officer, Mohammad al-Adnani, one of the Islamic State’s most prominent leaders, the second in command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as the unofficial spokesman of the terrorist organization, was killed (with a scandal promptly erupting between the US and Russia over …

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‘Americans are the ones who created ISIS’ – Iranian General

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Thousands of rifle-wielding troops parade across the plaza in lockstep to songs played by a brass band marching in formation. Soldiers salute generals from the open hatches of tanks — and, in one case, from what appears to be a manned torpedo — as an arsenal of military hardware is …

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Iraqi civilians: ‘America is providing ISIS with weapons & food’

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The people of Iraq are increasingly blaming the United States for the spread of ISIS in their country, a Wall Street Journal report reveals. While interviewing Iraqi refugees in a tent city in Baghdad, journalist Yaroslav Trofimov discovered that a growing number of residents believe ISIS is receiving direct support from the …

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United States refuses to share intel on ISIS

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Washington will not share intelligence data on ISIS positions in Syria and will not accept Moscow’s offer to cooperate on rooting out terrorism until Moscow changes its position on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s future, the Pentagon said. Ever since the start of the Russian campaign in Syria in late September, …

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Iran claims United States is directly backing ISIS

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A high-ranking Iranian military official claims that the U.S. directly backs the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and says he has evidence to back his allegations. Major General Mostafa Izadi, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, announced Sunday that the nation was in possession of proof that the U.S., …

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Will the defeat of ISIS bring peace to Syria?

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The collapse of ISIS in northern and eastern Syria, as well as its impending eviction from Mosul in Iraq are celebrated by some commentators as the beginning of the end of the Syrian conflict. However, it could be argued that the impending demise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq represents merely …

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Report: US created ISIS to overthrow Syria’s President Assad

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From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago on the world’s stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world’s terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the “straight …

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Former UN chief: US invasion of Iraq helped create ISIS

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Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, said the US-led invasion of Iraq was a mistake and helped to create the Islamist State militant group. He also blamed regional powers for making the conflict worse. “I was against this invasion and my fears have been founded. The break-up of the Iraqi …

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Russia: United States has ulterior motives in Syria

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Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian parliament’s international affairs committee, took to Twitter on Friday and said the United States is not bombing ISIS. “McCain accused us of striking out at US-trained insurgents… However, since they have either run away or joined al-Qaeda, hitting them is a mission impossible,” Pushkov wrote on his …

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US bombs Syrian army killing 62 soldiers, injuring over 100

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US-led coalition jets have bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and “paving the way” for Islamic State militants, the Syrian Army General Command told the state television. The bombing took place on al-Tharda Mountain in the region of Deir ez-Zor and …

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ISIS Twitter accounts traced back to UK government

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There’s no shortage of speculation about the possible role the West plays in funding, arming, and otherwise assisting Islamic State. The theories range from the outright conspiratorial (the CIA created and to this day supports the group) to the probable (the US and its allies saw the establishment of a …

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