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Highlighting Failed Policy in Syria, US-Armed Militia Falls to Al-Qaeda Affiliate

Common Dreams A militia in Syria, touted by the Obama administration as a trusted "moderate" group and armed with American anti-tank missiles, is reportedly dissolving following a series of defeats by al-Qaeda aligned Jabhat al-Nusra—leaving the war on ISIS in further disarray. The combatant group, Harakat al-Hazm, had been engaged…
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“Moderate” Rebels Armed by Obama Join al-Qaeda, ISIS

The New American by Alex Newman More of the Obama administration’s supposed “moderate” jihadist rebels this month defected to al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which was also reportedly working with the self-styled “Islamic State.” Obama’s “moderate” rebels, armed and trained by taxpayers under the guise of fighting less-moderate…
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Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria

Washington's Blog The Jerusalem Post reports that an ISIS fighter says that Turkey funds the terrorist group. Turkey is a member of NATO and a close ally. A German news program – with English subtitles captions – shows that Turkey is sending terrorists into Syria: Opposition Turkish lawmakers say that…
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Khorasan leader killed by U.S. strike in Syria: SITE quoting jihadist

Reuters A Twitter account run by an Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a air strike in Syria, SITE monitoring service said on Sunday, following several days of uncertainty over whether he survived the raid. A official on Sept. 24 said the…
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Qaeda branches urge unity against US-led ‘war on Islam’

Yahoo News Dubai (AFP) - Powerful Al-Qaeda branches in Yemen and North Africa issued an unprecedented joint statement Tuesday calling for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged their "brothers"…
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U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader

Reuters A military airstrike in Somalia has targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somali and officials said on Tuesday, but they added it may take time to determine whether Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed. The United States launched Hellfire missiles and laser-guided munitions to destroy an…
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CIA’s Chechen Assets Magnify ISIS Threat

Infowars Following Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s characterization of ISIS “as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen,” officials are speculating the group’s advanced battlefield tactics are due to the involvement of Chechens. ISIS fighters led by Chechen Emir Sayfu’llah. Capture from an ISIS News mentions that…
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“Dawn Of Libya” Islamist Militia Group Seizes US Embassy In Tripoli, Holds Pool Party

Zero Hedge Probably the 'oddest' headline of the day but in yet another show of disdain towards US military might, the Islamist militia group known as "Dawn Of Libya" has 'secured' an annex of the embassy in Tripoli. As Reuters reports, the United States evacuated its embassy in Tripoli on…
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U.S.-Designated Terrorist Group Now an Ally against Islamic State

All Gov. A terrorist-branded group that has car-bombed allies and used drug trafficking to finance its objectives is now unofficially in league with—and may wind up receiving support from—Washington to stem the expansion of ISIS (Islamic State In Northern Iraq, where the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has threatened…
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Chuck Hagel Goes Full Fearmonger: “ISIS Poses Greater Threat Than 9/11, Prepare For Everything”

Zero Hedge US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talks about the "imminent threat" ISIS poses to the US and the .and pulls no punches in his total "ISIL poses a threat greater than 9/11. ISIL is as sophisticated and well funded as any group we have seen. They're beyond just…
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ISIS: Region-wide Genocide Portended in 2007 Now Fully Realized

Land Destroyer Report Tony Cartalucci Image: ISIS’ path into Iraq begins in NATO territory, north of Syria’sborders in Turkey. This is where the majority of terrorists fighting forUS-backed regime change in Syria have been admittedly harbored,armed, and financed by the US, British, Saudis, Qataris, and others ; Dead American Journalist…
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CFR Boss Calls for Military Action Against ISIS

Infowars Richard Haass, director of the Council on Foreign Relations and former high level functionary at the State Department, is calling for attacking ISIS. Foley murder shows #Isis a global threat. need to broaden US-led campaign beyond humanitarian & protection of US personnel to the strategic— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass)…
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US carries out 15 air strikes against Islamic State militants near major Iraq dam

AFP US warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday against Islamic State (IS) militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq, the military said. Fighter jets, bombers and unmanned planes destroyed nine IS positions and eight vehicles around the Mosul dam, where insurgents are…
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Why Aren’t ISIS and Al-Qaeda Attacking Israel?

Activist Post With the recent slaughter of Palestinians taking place on television screens across the world, only the grossly misinformed would believe that Israel’s Palestinian extermination program is actually “self-defense.”  Yet for all of Israel’s whining about how it is being targeted by “Islamic extremists” and “terrorists,”(which should be translated to mean…
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Iraq Airstrikes Begin Despite Warning ISIS Retaliation Could Put Baghdad Underwater

Zero Hedge Pentagon Press Secretary Admiral John Kirby confirms: * MILITARY AIRCRAFT STRIKE ISLAMIC STATE ARTILLERY: PENTAGON *STRIKE CONDUCTED BY 2 F-18A AIRCRAFT DROPPING 500 LB BOMBS * CONDUCTED AIRSTRIKE IN IRAQ AT 6:45 EASTERN: PENTAGON We anxiously await ISIS' response which - as the State Department warns "could leave…
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Tens of thousands of Iraqis are dying on a mountain, stranded without water because of ISIS

VOX Tens of thousands of Iraqis who are members of a persecuted religious minority known as Yazidi are currently trapped on a mountain, besieged by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters. The ISIS militants have forced the Yazidi up the mountain, where they have no water, forced to choose between descending to…
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ISIS Captures Iraq’s Biggest Dam: Baghdad Water Supply In Jeopardy

Zero Hedge With the world's attention focused on the ongoing death and destruction in Gaza most have forgotten that just two months ago a vicious Al-Qaeda spinoff, after taking over the north of Iraq and a third of Syria's territory including its oil production facilities, proclaimed the creation of an…
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SHADOWY TERROR GROUP ‘WHITE SHROUD’ HITS BACK AT ISIS

Offiziere The Islamist terror group ISIS’s big advantage is that it doesn’t fight conventionally. It’s held off the regular army of Bashar al-Assad and routed thousands of Iraqi troops. But now a group has emerged that turns ISIS’s tactics back against them. The group is called White Shroud. There’s very little known about the…
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Syria conflict: Western aid going to help territory held by Isis militants

Independent Western governments are sending millions of pounds of aid to areas held by the radical Islamic group Isis in northern Syria, The Independent can reveal. The aid, which is paid for by the UK, European and US governments, consists of food, medicine and hygiene kits. It is brought into the country…
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ISIS Destroys Another Holy Site After Tomb of Jonah, ‘Prophet of All Religions’

| WTF News | Where is all the religious war fervor from the Christian populace of America as the Islamic State destroys holy landmarks and artifacts across the Middle East? No right wing Republican outrage. Not even from the extremely uneducated end of the Tea Party? AFP Jihadists destroyed the…
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The Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Now Exceeds 12,000 and Rising

Defense One Syria is now the “predominant battleground for extremists” plotting to attack the United States, as the number of foreign fighters now has exceeded 12,000 and is rising rapidly, the United States counterterrorism chief said on Friday. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington’s…
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Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi formerly a U.S. captive

Washington Times The held him captive for a time in 2004 before an unconditional release put him back into Iraq’s growing Sunni insurgency. A year later, the Multi-National Force-Iraq labeled him a kidnapper and murderer. It boasted of probably killing him in an airstrike, only to find out it hadn’t. In 2010,…
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Flashback: U.S. Intelligence Chief Announced in 2013 That Al-Qaeda Was No Longer a Major Threat

By Daniel Taylor, Old-Thinker News Western influence re-invigorates terrorist groups In March of 2013 – several months prior to the Syrian gas attacks that helped spark the current mid-east unrest – Intelligence Chief James Clapper testified to Congress that Al-Qaeda was no longer a major threat to the United States.…
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​Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 troops at border after alleged Iraqi withdrawal

​RT Saudi soldiers (Reuters / Fahad Shadeed) Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its 800km border with Iraq following an alleged withdrawal of Iraqi border guards amid the ongoing battles against Sunni Islamist militants. Baghdad denied pulling off the guards. Boys of war: ISIS recruit, kidnap children as young…
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ISIS, Inc. – Jihadists attract investors, fighters with annual reports & glossy PR

RT The notorious ISIS, which has been slicing through Iraq moving closer to Baghdad, behaves like a big corporation, issuing press releases to create an image of a well-structured, disciplined and effective organization to attract investors and new members. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), which has made…
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Syria in the Crosshairs – Obama Confirms Airstrikes Will Not Be Limited to Iraq

Storm Clouds Gathering One year ago the Obama administration was doing their very best to build up public support for military intervention in Syria. Even though that attempt failed, no one who has been following this crisis closely believed for a moment that this was the end. They would regroup…
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ISIS Jihadists Release Shocking Photos Documenting Slaying Of 1700 Iraqi Soldiers

Zero Hedge Several days ago we showed "gruesome" footage of the ISIS jihadists as they engage all opposing forces with unspeakable brutality, clearly designed to demoralize any resistance in their remarkable blitzkrieg which has so far allowed them to steamroll virtually unopposed from northern Iraq all the way to towns…
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Corporate Media Turbo-charges War On Terror Homeland Threat

Infowars Establishment says ISIS will attack America The media in the United States is beginning to ramp up the fear quotient as ISIS moves closer to overtaking Baghdad and northern Iraq. Following remarks over the weekend by the infamous neocon from South Carolina, Senator Lindsey Graham, that the United States…
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Iraq crisis: US embassy workers evacuated as Republicans slam Obama

Guardian The State Department on Sunday said the US would remain “fully equipped to carry out its national security mission” in Iraq despite the evacuation of some embassy workers, as Republicans slammed the Obama administration over the growing Middle East crisis. Responding to reports that embassy workers will be evacuated in the…
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Iraq crisis: Sunni caliphate has been bankrolled by Saudi Arabia

The Independent So after the grotesquerie of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden and 15 of the 19 suicide killers of 9/11, meet Saudi Arabia’s latest monstrous contribution to world history: the Islamist Sunni caliphate of Iraq and the Levant, conquerors of Mosul and Tikrit – and Raqqa in Syria…
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ISIS Looming Iraq Victory is Fruit of Decade of Failed U.S. Policy

Richard Silverstein ISIS fighters on the march (Yaser al Khodor/Reuters) The shocking blitzkrieg of ISIS forces through Iraq, which finds them only 70 miles from the capital, Bagdhad, is the end-result of twelve years of failure of Middle East ; It all began with George Bush’s burst of irrational exuberance…
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Oops: Iraqi rebels may have captured US military equipment

The Hill The Pentagon Thursday said Islamic militants in Iraq might have captured equipment and vehicles as an al-Qaeda linked group advanced toward Baghdad. Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has seized control of two major cities, have been posting pictures on Twitter, claiming to…
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Al-Qaeda seizes Iraq’s third-largest city as terrified residents flee

Telegraph Al-Qaeda seized control of Iraq's third biggest city on Tuesday, freeing thousands of imprisoned fellow fighters in a series of jailbreaks and sparking a mass exodus of refugees. The assault on the city of Mosul, 225 miles north west of Baghdad, saw the Iraqi army retreat to the outskirts…
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Al-Qaeda in Iraq Seizes Provincial Govt Headquarters in Mosul

AntiWar by Jason Ditz A weekend of bloody fighting in Mosul is going worse than anyone thought for government forces, and the district that is the provincial capital of the Nineveh Province has now fallen to al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). AQI fighters by the hundreds poured into the capital district,…
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Spain sentences ‘Al-Qaeda’s librarian’ to eight years in jail

Infowars Distributing all types of material that exalts jihadist terrorism A court in Spain on Thursday convicted a Saudi man dubbed “Al-Qaeda’s librarian” of the charge of membership in a terrorist organisation and sentenced his to eight years in jail. The National Court, the top criminal court in the country,…
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Twin Nigeria car bombs kill at least 118

AFP Twin car bombings in central Nigeria killed at least 118 people and brought entire buildings down Tuesday, in the latest affront to the government's internationally-backed security crackdown. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan swiftly condemned the attack in the central city of Jos, calling it a "tragic assault on human freedom"…
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Imperialists Host Conference on Nigerian Security in Paris

French President Francois Hollande (C) with (LtoR) Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou, Chad’s President Idriss Deby, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya, Benin’s President Thomas Yayi Boni, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman during a…
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Victoria Nuland accused of meeting with neofascists in Washington

In an interview with Bloomberg News Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted that Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland had meetings with the Ukrainian neofascist group Right Sector in Washington DC. The Right Sector has been involved in numerous killings including the burning of pro-Russian…
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Same mafia funds Boko Haram, Ukraine crisis: Pundit

PressTV The photo shows a frame grab of a video purportedly released by the Boko Haram Takfiri group showing abducted Nigerian school girls. The Boko Haram terrorist group that has abducted nearly 300 Nigerian girls is reportedly sponsored by the same international political mafia that orchestrates the ongoing crisis in…
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Nigeria: Explosion hits busy street, bars district in northern city of Kano, 10 dead

| WTF News | The campaign of fear in Nigeria is progressing. Channels TV An explosion has ripped through drinking centre in Kano, Northern Nigeria. The blast is said to have occurred around on Sunday evening. The centre is a popular drinking spot in Sabongari area in Kano. RT An…
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Is the U.S. Government Funding Boko Haram? #BringBackOurGirls

SCG News Somebody has been routing large sums of cash and/or weapons to the Nigerian terrorist Boko Haram. Most experts agree that the money itself is difficult to trace, but we do know a few things about their organization. You won't hear politicians or the corporate media going into detail…
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Libya: Clashes in Benghazi, 24 killed, 100+ wounded, Algeria closes Tripoli embassy

| WTF News | The state of warfare in Libya has become increasingly deadly in recent months as various militia and splinter groups battle for control of the country. Fresh clashes in the lawless city of Benghazi heightened fears of a pending civil war as media outlets could not confirm…
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Boko Haram Is A CIA Covert Operation – Wikileaks

The African Renaissance News We have already been regaled with reports provided by the Wikileaks which identified the US embassy in Nigeria as a forward operating base for wide and far reaching acts of subversion against Nigeria which include but not limited to eavesdropping on Nigerian government communication, financial espionage on leading Nigerians, support and funding of subversive groups and…
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6 Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen drone raid – reports

RT A drone strike in eastern Yemen killed six Al-Qaeda suspects on Monday, tribal sources said. This was the first such raid since the army launched an offensive against jihadists on April 29. The pilotless aircraft targeted a vehicle carrying “Al-Qaeda members” near Al-Husun, a village in Marib province, AFP…
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