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Russia bolsters military force in Crimea: Ifax
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has formed a "self-sufficient military group" in Crimea capable of repelling attempts to seize the peninsula, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Friday.
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Arrested militants planned attack on Paris railway station, France says
PARIS (Reuters) - Three women arrested in connection with a car loaded with gas cylinders found in a side road near Notre Dame cathedral had been planning an attack on a Paris railway station, the French interior ministry said.
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UK's 'most hated man' jailed for ISIS support
Notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who led a flag-burning demonstration outside the US embassy on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and voiced support for jihad, has been jailed for inviting support for ISIS.
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Kerry to meet Lavrov about Syria in Geneva on Friday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday in an effort to move toward a political agreement to end the Syrian civil war, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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Russia says Lavrov, Kerry to meet in Geneva early on September 9
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva on Friday morning, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
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Hearts & minds: Google-run project to tackle ISIS propaganda, target US far right
A pilot project launched by Google’s startup incubator and a British IT company will target potential Islamic State recruits – and also the American far right – with new software that pairs violence-related search entries with anti-extremism ads. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK: Anjem Choudary jailed for encouraging ISIL support
Preacher Anjem Choudary has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in Britain for inviting support for armed group.
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U.K. Preacher Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison
Anjem Choudary, an Islamist cleric blamed for radicalizing young Muslims, was sentenced to 5½ years in prison by a British judge following his conviction for supporting terrorism.
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UN profoundly concerned by ‘hundreds of casualties’ in suspected coalition airstrikes in Mosul
The UN has urged all parties to the anti-terrorist operation in Mosul to refrain from “indiscriminate use of firepower” after reports by eyewitnesses said over a hundred civilians were either killed or buried under rubble in an alleged coalition bombing raid. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul, civilians flee city
MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country.
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West Mosul displacement surges 22% amid ongoing coalition offensive – UN
The total number of displaced civilians in the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul has increased 22 percent week-on-week as Iraqi forces keep battling Islamic State militants, the United Nations says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Police identify British-born attacker, victim count rises to four
LONDON (Reuters) - The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.
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Islamic State in financial pit, income halved since 2014 – study
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has been experiencing deep financial troubles, with the average income dropping by a half since the terrorist group advanced in Syria in 2014, a new study has found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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U.S. coalition says Islamic State command center destroyed in Mosul; IS says civilians killed
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S.-led military coalition on Saturday said its forces destroyed a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an Islamic State command center.
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In Mosul orphanage, Islamic State groomed child soldiers
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - When the boys first arrived at the Islamic State training facility in eastern Mosul they would cry and ask about their parents, who went missing when the militants rampaged through northern Iraq in 2014.
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Bombings Kill Dozens in Baghdad
Islamic State claims responsibility for the largest bombing in the south of the Iraqi capital, which leaves at least 45 people dead and nearly 50 others wounded.
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Mosul bombings temper residents' relief at Islamic State pushback
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The first blast, down the street from his uncle's restaurant in eastern Mosul, sent Mohammed Badr racing towards the door to check the situation. The second one, moments later at the entrance of the restaurant itself, knocked him off his feet.
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UN temporarily pausing aid to eastern Mosul due to security
HASSAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq — The United Nations said Wednesday it was temporarily pausing aid operations to neighborhoods in the eastern half of the Iraqi city of Mosul as attacks by the Islamic State group continue to inflict heavy civilian casualties there.Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said U.N. agencies "made the decision that until security improves, it will be difficult for us to provide assistance." She spoke during a visit to a camp for Iraqis displaced from Mosul on Wednesday.
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'Choose life, not death' reform center tells Iraqi teenage militants
DOHUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Wearing funky beads, Laith Abbas comes across as just another Iraqi teenager trying to look cool, until he describes how he clutched an AK-47 assault rifle at checkpoints along with other Islamic State militants who terrorized Mosul.
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Dozens killed in fighting among jihadists in Syria
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of fighters have been killed in two days of fighting between rival jihadist factions in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday.
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Russian video raises alarm; New ISIS damage in Syria’s Palmyra
Russia on Monday released footage from one of its drones in Syria, revealing for the first time the latest destruction to the ruins of historic Palmyra since it was recaptured by Islamic State militants, as Syrian government forces pushed ahead on the ground in a new offensive to take the city back....
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The Islamic State's new threat: child terrorists
ESSEN, Germany -- The package ordered online arrived at his second-floor apartment on a brisk Saturday morning, a cardboard box packed with magnesium, potassium nitrate and aluminum powder for a homemade bomb. Weeks ahead of the attack, police said, the terrorist cell’s leader - an Islamist his comrades called the Emir - had issued precautionary orders.
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Accused Istanbul nightclub shooter formally charged
Amy R. ConnollyFeb. 11 (UPI) -- Accused Istanbul nightclub shooter Abdulgadir Masharipov was formally arrested Saturday.
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Europeans who join Islamic State leave parents fretting they'll die in battle
Despondent parents wonder why their children would join a group known for its atrocities.       
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Security forces fire tear gas at 1,000s of protesters near Baghdad ‘Green Zone’ – reports
Iraqi security sources have deployed tear gas in Baghdad’s Green Zone against thousands of supporters of influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Reuters and local media reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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U.S. Weighs Terror Label on Iran Guard, Muslim Brotherhood
The Trump administration is considering executive actions that would designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and the Muslim Brotherhood, an influential movement across the Middle East, as terrorist organizations.
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Bannon has the right idea on terrorism: Your Say
Readers respond to comparisons between Steve Bannon and the leader of ISIL.         
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Anjem Choudary Is Sentenced to Prison for Promoting ISIS
Mr. Choudary, one of Britain’s best known Islamist activists, and an associate, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, were both sentenced on Tuesday to five and a half years in prison.
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Blasts echo across Somali capital on eve of vote: witnesses
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - About three blasts, possibly caused by mortar shells, echoed across the Somali capital on Tuesday, on the eve of a presidential election, Reuters witnesses reported.
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Islamic State sees chance to revive fortunes in Trump presidency
BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has set out to crush Islamic State when it is already at a low ebb, but Islamists and some analysts say his actions could strengthen the ultra-hardline group by creating new recruits and inspiring attacks on U.S. soil.
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Muslim Brotherhood expands presence in Germany, seeks to establish Sharia law – security official
Islamic radicals from the Muslim Brotherhood are actively trying to gain a "monopoly" over mosques in the eastern German state of Saxony to attract more followers and increase their influence, the local security service chief has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Egyptian army kills 14 militants in central Sinai raid: spokesman
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian soldiers killed 14 militants and arrested ten others in a raid in central Sinai, the military said on Monday.
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At former jihadist training camp, Iraqi police face drones, crack snipers
MOSUL (Reuters) - As a walkie-talkie carried word of another casualty from an Islamic State mortar attack, an Iraqi policeman peered through leaves at enemy positions just across the Tigris River. He kept his head low to avoid snipers but also had an eye on the sky.
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Army Reserve engineers eager to resume civilian life after Iraq tour
Members of the 282nd Engineer Company came home to Fort Carson after nine months in the Middle East with a ceremony that marked an end for some of its soldiers and a beginning for others.
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Bannon film outline warned U.S. could turn into ‘Islamic States of America’
A 2007 document points to ‘enablers’ aiding radical Islam’s rise in the United States, including media and government agencies.
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French soldier shoots and wounds knife-wielding attacker at Paris Louvre
PARIS (Reuters) - A French soldier on Friday shot and wounded a man armed with a knife after he tried to enter the Louvre museum in central Paris carrying a suitcase, police sources said.
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Iraqi forces advance into Mosul under fire, 1 soldier killed
Iraqi troops advanced cautiously into eastern districts of Mosul on Friday, facing stiff resistance from Islamic State militants a day after they paused their assault due to poor visibility, officers said.Airstrikes, automatic fire and artillery were heard from dawn and one soldier was reported kill...
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Children born in Mosul do not have citizenship; Islamic State accused of prisoner massacre
Andrew V. PestanoMOSUL, Iraq, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Children born in Mosul do not have proper documentation under rule by Islamic State, which is accused of executing 300 police officers, authorities said.
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Iraqi troops expand foothold in Mosul as IS pledges more suicide attacks
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi troops expanded their foothold on the eastern side of Islamic State's stronghold of Mosul on Friday, as the group pledged to mount more suicide attacks on their offensive to take the city.
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Iraqi children dump Islamic State's books of violence
QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - The school walls have a fresh coat of paint and classrooms are crammed, but it will take longer to undo the damage done to thousands of Iraqi children who lived under Islamic State for more than two years.
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ISIS attacks in Mosul as poor visibility slows Iraqi advance
Cloudy skies neutralized air power in Mosul on Thursday, Iraqi forces said, hampering their advance in the northern city, although they still faced deadly attacks by Islamic State militants that killed seven civilians and two soldiers.The civilians were killed and 35 others were wounded when militan...
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Iraqi forces struggle to tell friend from foe in Mosul street battle
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A vehicle shielded with metal plates and driven by a suicide attacker turned onto a main road filled with soldiers in eastern Mosul and burst into a ball of fire, causing several casualties.
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Iraqi forces pause Mosul push, but face deadly ISIS attacks
MOSUL, Iraq — Due to poor weather and cloudy skies, Iraq special forces on Thursday paused temporarily in their push into the northern city of Mosul but still faced deadly attacks by the Islamic State group that killed at least seven civilians and a soldier. In one attack, IS militants fired mortar rounds on government-controlled...
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Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - Iraq special forces say they're temporarily pausing in their push into the northern city of Mosul held by the Islamic State group due to poor weather. Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil says clouds over the city on Thursday have obscured the visibility of drones and strike aircraft. ...
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Islamic terrorism won’t wane for years to come – MI6 chief
UK spy chief Alex Younger believes the terrorism threat will persist for many years, a side-effect of “deep-seated global trends” such as the information revolution and globalization. It will remain even if Islamic State loses the territory it seized. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jordan's rebranded Islamists seen staging election comeback
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's moderate Islamist opposition could emerge from Tuesday's parliamentary election with renewed influence after surviving government attempts to ban it as part of a wider crackdown on political Islam.
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US-trained fmr Tajik special ops officer becomes top ISIS battlefield commander in Iraq – reports
A US-trained former Special Forces colonel from Tajikistan, who defected last year, has reportedly been appointed a new top ISIS battlefield commander in Iraq. His promotion, reported by Iraqi media, coincides with the US placing a $3 million bounty on his head. Read Full Article at RT.com
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France deploys artillery, readies carrier ahead of Mosul offensive
PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Tuesday it was deploying artillery to Iraq and readying its aircraft carrier for deployment to reinforce foreign military support for the Iraqi army's expected push to recapture Mosul, the de facto capital of Islamic State in Iraq.
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UK Islamist preacher Choudary jailed for five and a half years
LONDON (Reuters) - Anjem Choudary, Britain's best-known Islamist preacher whose followers have been linked to numerous plots around the world, was sentenced to five years and six months in prison on Tuesday for inviting support for Islamic State, Sky News reported.
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It’s been 15 years since 9/11. How has al-Qaida changed?
Fifteen years after 9/11, confronting terrorism remains a central American priority. U.S. forces are still deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq; others carry out counterterrorism missions throughout the world.
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