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Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, writes Elijah J. Magnier.

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and trying to present a more moderate image.

US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

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US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

Documents released by the National Security Archive at George Washington University offer the most detailed look at Washington's 'Operation Glowing Symphony'.

New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

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New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

The name of IS' new leader has been revealed, following the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

Trump says Islamic State leader 'died like a dog'

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Trump says Islamic State leader 'died like a dog'

Baghdadi killed himself and three of his children with a suicide vest as US special operations forces approached his position, the US president ...

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Islamic State leader 'killed himself' during US raid

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly committed suicide during a US military raid in Syria's Idlib region, US media reported.

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Iraq fears new jihadist 'academies' as jails fill up

Iraq's cells will turn into academies for extremist thoughts and recruiting, experts warn, as Iraq condemns hundreds of nationals and scores of ...

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IS chief Baghdadi threatens revenge attacks following defeat

In the first video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State chief acknowledged recent defeats but vowed to launch "revenge" attacks.

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IS chief appears for first time in five years

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been announced dead on several occasions, has appeared for the first time in five years in a new propaganda video ...

Exclusive: US warplanes drop $25-million reward leaflets for Baghdadi

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Exclusive: US warplanes drop $25-million reward leaflets for Baghdadi

US warplanes dropped leaflets over Iraq offering reward of $25 million in return for information that would lead to the capture or killing of ...

CJ Werleman

Trump forgiving a war criminal would insult all Afghans

Comment: Trump has suggested he will review the case of a US soldier charged by the US army with premeditated murder of an Afghan, writes CJ ...

His darkest hours: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'injured and depressed'

Karim Traboulsi

His darkest hours: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'injured and depressed'

Badly injured, depressed and ill, the leader of the largely decimated Islamic State group, once the world's most formidable terror organisation, ...

After Hawija: What to expect from Islamic State's commanders

Gareth Browne

After Hawija: What to expect from Islamic State's commanders

Analysis: After the fall of Hawija, it is highly possible that the Islamic State commanders may regroup and start a new insurgency - so what is ...

US-led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

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US-led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

The Russian army said earlier that it hit IS leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ...

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Karim Traboulsi

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Moscow says its jets may have killed leader of world's most notorious terror organisation in a May airstrike. If true it would be a major ...

The New Arab

IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead, says Syria monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

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'IS chief still in Mosul' claims Iraqi intelligence

Iraq's head of intelligence said that he believes IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still in Mosul, despite earlier claims he had fled the ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

What fuels violent extremism in the US?

Comment: With overwhelming evidence pointing to issues of group-based injustices, the US must implement a strategy to prevent racist rhetoric ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Iraqi air force hits convoy of IS leader Baghdadi

Airstrikes hit a convoy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Anbar close to the border with Syria, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. ...

The Islamic State group's blood-soaked path to global infamy

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

The Islamic State group's blood-soaked path to global infamy

Analysis: One year after it rebranded itself, it is clear that the group is unlike any other "terrorist" organisation the world has ever seen.

AAAJ and agencies

Profile: influential opposition figures in Syria

As Syria talks resume in Geneva this month, al-Araby al-Jadeed profiles prominent Syrian opposition figures who are likely to exert influence ...

Baghdadi: the leader but not the lifeblood of IS

Graeme Baker

Baghdadi: the leader but not the lifeblood of IS

Analysis: Reports of his death have long been exaggerated. But even if he was hit, it would by no means end the Islamic State group, says Graeme ...

<em>Camp</em> <em>Bucca</em>: Iraq's militant university

Othman al-Mukhtar & al-Araby al-Jadeed

Camp Bucca: Iraq's militant university

Feature: One of Iraq's most notorious prisons, the US-run Camp Bucca, became a factory for hardened fighters - who now make up ...

Who's who in the Nusra Front?

Hassan Abu Haniyeh

Who's who in the Nusra Front?

Despite losing swathes of territory to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, the al-Qaeda affiliate is still a force to be reckoned with.

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