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4 Afghan Taliban killed after attack on guesthouse 28.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KABUL : Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said. No casualties other than the attackers were reported, Afghanistan’s deputy interior minister General Ayoub Salangi said. Kabul ...
For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home 28.5.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
The so-called Islamic State is endlessly creative in trying to get young men and women to leave home for Syria and Iraq. It's something the next president will have to wrestle with from Day 1.
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Jeb Bush gets all the Pinocchios for ISIS statements 28.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Jeb Bush has tried valiantly to shake off his disastrous Iraq statements, including a lame attempt at deflection, sort of a "well, sure my brother screwed up, but it's so much worse under Obama because ISIS!" ISIS, he says , "didn't exist when my brother was president. Al Qaeda in Iraq was wiped out when my brother was president." Our own Jon Perr debunked that statement last week. Now Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post fact-checker, has followed suit , giving Bush four out of four Pinocchios, meaning there isn't even any room for debate how much he's lying about this. The National Counterterrorism Center puts it this way: "Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and more recently the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was established in April 2004 by long-time Sunni extremist Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi." The NCTC notes that Zarqawi was killed by a U.S. airstrike in 2006 and afterwards his successor announced the formation of the Islamic State. As analyst Brian Fishman ...
Osama’s ghost comes back to haunt US 27.5.2015 Hindu: News
The first point, obvious yet striking, is made by the retired U.S. intelligence official who acted as Hersh’s primary source for the story.
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Taking Responsibility for Drone Killings: Obama and the Fog of War 27.5.2015 Truthout.com
When President Barack Obama apologized on April 23 to the families of Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, an American and an Italian, both hostages killed in a drone attack in Pakistan in January, he blamed their tragic deaths on the "fog of war." "This operation was fully consistent with the guidelines under which we conduct counterterrorism efforts in the region," he said, and based on "hundreds of hours of surveillance, we believed that this (the building targeted and destroyed by drone launched missiles) was an al Qaeda compound; that no civilians were present." Even with the best of intentions and most stringent of safeguards, the president said, "it is a cruel and bitter truth that in the fog of war generally and our fight against terrorists specifically, mistakes — sometimes deadly mistakes — can occur." The term "fog of war," Nebel des Krieges in German, was introduced by the Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz in 1832, to describe the uncertainty experienced by commanders and ...
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UN: IS, Al Qaeda drawing fighters from half the world's countries 27.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Heavily armed Taliban attackers killed in Kabul 27.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KABUL- Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces today, officials said. No casualties other than the attackers were reported, Afghanistan's deputy interior minister General Ayoub Salangi said. Kabul police chief Abdul ...
Fact Checker: Jeb Bush’s claim that Islamic State ‘didn’t exist when my brother was president’ 27.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
“ISIS didn’t exist when my brother was president. Al Qaeda in Iraq was wiped out when my brother was president.”—Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R), remarks during a business rountable in Portsmouth, N.H., May 20, 2015Read full article ...
Security Council extends UN mission in Somalia until August 27.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Captured video appears to show foreign fighters in Nigeria's Boko Haram 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Nigerian army analysing footage, which shows amputations, stoning and floggings and a turbaned man making sharia judgments in Sudanese Arabic Video footage found in captured Boko Haram camps by Nigeria’s military seems to give some of the clearest indication that foreign fighters hold positions of power within the Nigerian Islamist militant group. The military says it is analysing the footage to identify fighters and study the group’s internal ...
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Islamist fighters drawn from half the world's countries, says UN 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Report says there are more than 25,000 ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ from 100 countries in jihadi conflicts, who pose an ‘immediate and long-term threat’

More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters for groups such as al-Qaida and Islamic State, the UN has said.

A report by the UN security council says there are more than 25,000 “foreign terrorist fighters” currently involved in jihadi conflicts and they are “travelling from more than 100 member states”.

Related: Fall of Ramadi betrays Obama administration's 'credibility gap'

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Pentagon Report Predicted West's Support for Islamist Rebels Would Create ISIS 26.5.2015 Truthout.com
A declassified secret US government document obtained by the conservative public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad. The document reveals that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, and that these "supporting powers" desired the emergence of a "Salafist Principality" in Syria to "isolate the Syrian regime." According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the 'Islamic State' as a direct consequence of this strategy, and warned that it could destabilize Iraq. Despite anticipating that Western, Gulf state and Turkish support for the "Syrian opposition" — which included al-Qaeda in Iraq — could lead to the emergence of an 'Islamic State' in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the document provides no indication of any decision to reverse the policy of ...
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Abbott to withdraw Oz citizenship from dual-national terrorists 26.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit linked to killing of bloggers 26.5.2015 Hindu: News
In recent months, three bloggers have been hacked to death by suspected Islamist militants, causing conern at local as well as global levels.
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Bangladesh bans radical group Ansarullah Bangla Team 26.5.2015 Hindustan Times: World
The government in Bangladesh on Monday banned Islamist radical group Ansarullah Bangla Team for attacking and killing secular writers and bloggers. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday issued a gazette notification banning the group that has been active since 2008. The ministry also requested Ministry of Information to take necessary steps to spread the news.
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Dhaka bans Islamist radical group that killed 3 bloggers 25.5.2015 Hindustan Times: World
The government in Bangladesh on Monday banned Islamist radical group Ansarullah Bangla Team for attacking and killing secular writers and ...
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Tunisian soldier shot dead after killing seven in army base 25.5.2015 Hindustan Times: World
A Tunisian soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital on Monday killing seven colleagues and wounding 10 others before being shot dead himself according to the army which said the shooter had family ...
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Four killed as serviceman opens fire in Tunisia barracks 25.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Islamic State executes 400 in Syria’s Palmyra 25.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. It was not immediately possible to verify the account, but it was consistent with reports by activists that the Islamist fighters had carried out executions since capturing the city from government troops. The militants seized the ...
Morocco unhappy over Britain's deportation of terror convict 24.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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