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Aided by hawala funding from petrodollar-rich gulf countries, these seminaries were found to be indoctrinating young impressionable minds with what has been the wicked goal of ISIS to establish a global caliphate through a world-wide war. "There's a problem if we talk about a caliphate in public.
Islamic State retreats online to 'virtual caliphate' An Iraqi woman visits the grave of a relative, who was killed during battles with Islamic State (IS) group fighters, at a graveyard in the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah, 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of Baghdad, on Oct. 10, 2017. The Islamic State group once drew ...

In the absence of the torrent of propaganda that once characterized it, the virtual caliphate--the operations of which comprise much more than media production and dissemination--has also been evolving. As its offline manifestation has buckled and distorted, its online presence has come to look much ...
From having controlled an area almost the size of Italy, Daesh lost control of its last urban strongholds during the year, effectively ending its caliphate. A Daesh militant waves the groups flag in Mosul after its capture by the militants. Starting 2014, the militant group achieved dominance across almost every ...
Its much-vaunted caliphate has gone, crushed by the might of Russian, Syrian and US warplanes, Iran-backed militias, Kurdish forces and armies launched by Damascus and Baghdad. But while 2017 might have seen the end of Islamic State's dream of ruling over its twisted vision of an ideal society, the ...
But after a year in which U.S.-backed forces drove ISIS militants from strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the group is far from defeated. analysts warn that ISIS is retreating into what some call a "virtual caliphate" from where it will attempt to inspire more lone wolf attacks in the West in an effort to remain relevant.

AKROTIRI, Cyprus (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told British forces in Cyprus that they should be proud of helping to crush the caliphate declared by the militants of Islamic State. Speaking at Britain's RAF Akrotiri base, May said facilities on the island were the "epicentre" of operations ...
Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told British forces in Cyprus they should be proud of helping to crush the caliphate declared by the militants of Islamic State. Speaking at Britain's RAF Akrotiri base, May said facilities on the island were the "epicenter" of operations against Islamic State, which she ...
The calls for patience and steadfastness are consistent with other IS media products from the last few months, which emphasize the need for patience and the "remaining" of the IS's caliphate, even in the face of its physical destruction by the Iraqi military and Coalition forces. In June, the IS published a nasheed titled "My ...
Washington: An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as Islamic State struggles to survive, having lost most of its territory to ...
The collapse of the militants' self-professed caliphate over the course of this year raised hopes for family reunions. But, according to a tally kept by authorities in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish zone, as of late December barely half of those taken captive had been freed or managed to escape. Now that ...
From having controlled an area almost the size of Italy, Daesh lost control of its last urban strongholds during the year, effectively ending its caliphate. A Daesh militant waves the groups flag in Mosul after its capture by the militants. Starting 2014, the militant group achieved dominance across almost every ...
The "caliphate" may be in ruins, but that doesn't mean ISIS is gone forever. terror attacks are likely to increase in ... "This is a generational struggle," Ahmed explained, "And the simplicity of their approach, combined with their ability to still inspire, has the power to outlive the end of their physical caliphate.".
Days later, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate from the city's historic Nouri mosque. Almost three years on, in October 2016, the Iraqi government launched operations to retake the city. What followed was one of the most intense and brutal urban conflicts for generations. Middle East Eye ...
But after a year in which U.S.-backed forces drove ISIS militants from strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the group is far from defeated. analysts warn that ISIS is retreating into what some call a "virtual caliphate" from where it will attempt to inspire more lone wolf attacks in the West in an effort to remain relevant.
CAIRO - 26 December 2017: The idea of recreating an "Islamic caliphate" in Turkey reflects a great contradiction in the state. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s Justice and Development Party (AKP) was accused in the Constitutional Court of having a hidden agenda to turn Turkey into an Islamic ...
AKROTIRI, Cyprus: Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told British forces in Cyprus that they should be proud of helping to crush the caliphate declared by the militants of Islamic State. Speaking at Britain's RAF Akrotiri base, May said facilities on the island were the "epicentre" of operations against ...

Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told British forces in Cyprus they should be proud of helping to crush the caliphate declared by the militants of Islamic State. Speaking at Britain's RAF Akrotiri base, May said facilities on the island were the "epicenter" of operations against Islamic State, which she ...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2017 -- While Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria 'caliphate,' much work remains to be done against the terror group, Pentagon spokesman army Col. Robert Manning said today. Members of the Iraqi special forces ...
Editor's Note: Of the many horrible things the Islamic State has done, one of the worst is its indoctrination of children and use of them in its gruesome deeds. The children are both victims and perpetrators. governments have a responsibility to care for them yet must also guard against possible threats they ...
Editor's Note: Of the many horrible things the Islamic State has done, one of the worst is its indoctrination of children and use of them in its gruesome deeds. The children are both victims and perpetrators. governments have a responsibility to care for them yet must also guard against possible threats they ...
The collapse of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group's ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday. The Sunni Muslim extremist group has been building its external operations over the past ...
It had only limited interest in The Philippines before 2016, when its caliphate in the Middle East was already under severe strain. Moreover, while over a half-dozen Philippine factions pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, the organization didn't reciprocate: It never publicly acknowledged an official wilayat ...
Patrick McGuinness said that as the remnants of the militants' caliphate are swept from Iraq and Syria, the web has now become the front line ...
Unconstrained by the absence of a definitive Quranic guideline for what constitutes a caliphate, IS created its own self-promoting doctrine.
Its "caliphate" has imploded, its de facto capitals in Iraq and Syria have fallen, and hundreds of its fighters have either surrendered or fled.
As Iraqi officials declared Friday that they had taken the last Iraqi town held by the Islamic State, reducing the group's self-declared caliphate to ...
(CNN) The man accused of killing eight people after driving a truck onto a New York bike path is a "soldier of the caliphate," the ISIS terror ...
The Sunni militants' self-proclaimed "caliphate" with its contiguous stretch of land - linking major cities such as Syria's Raqqa and Iraq's Mosul ...
Raqqa lies in ruins, the last ISIS fighters bussed out in an evacuation deal to regroup in the desert. Our reporter found a city that may never ...
However, many will likely continue to fight in other capacities and in different battle spaces as they spread from the collapsing caliphate.
Shrinking caliphate: In Iraq and Syria the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Iraqi Special Forces -- with the help of the U.S. military -- have retaken an area the ...
President Donald Trump took another victory lap Saturday for his administration's role supporting the U.S.-backed allies who earlier in the week ...
Its blitzkrieg campaign and the refounding of an Islamic caliphate - announced from the pulpit of a 950-year-old mosque in Mosul in a speech ...
History will record that the Islamic State caliphate--a bizarre pseudo-state founded on illusory goals, created by a global horde of jihadis, and ...
The nightmare is a Turkish or Iranian occupation of parts of Kurdistan leading to a guerrilla war before the ISIS dream of a caliphate is crushed.
VICE's "Cubs of the caliphate" airs on HBO tonight at 11pm ET/PT and is the Season 5 finale of the Emmy-winning newsmagazine series.
While the loss of the caliphate is recorded as a militaristic and historical event, embedded within this loss is a deep emotional and cultural ...
The virtual caliphate emerges from this description as much more than just a cute phrase to highlight that the Islamic State will use the internet ...
The elusive Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who on 29 June proclaimed a "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq, made his appeal in a sermon delivered ...
The jihadist group lost its two main hubs, Mosul in Iraq and Raqa in Syria, earlier this year and is now only clinging to the dregs of a "caliphate" that spanned territory the size of Britain three years ago. The proto-state shrank all year as a hail of air strikes conducted by Iraq with its US-led allies and Syria with ...
MICHAEL ANTON, NATIONAL Security Council: We've seen a really rapid degradation of ISIS capabilities in the Middle East and almost the destruction of the physical caliphate. You notice he said 'nearly 100%.' I said almost. We don't want to say we're all the way there yet but certainly, we're miles ...
Raqqa-Syria-ISIS-caliphate. The flag of a U.S.-backed militia is raised in Naim Square, once the site of executions by ISIS. By Jared Malsin | Photographs by ...
They are called "ashbal" - the lion cubs of the "caliphate". "We were the 'cleaners' group," says Kasswara*, a 16-year-old boy from Raqqa.
Frank McKenzie, the director of the Joint Staff, said that the so-called caliphate in the Middle East is on its last legs and that Indigenous troops ...
Even with the news on Tuesday that American-backed forces said they had captured Raqqa, the capital of the group's self-declared caliphate, ...
The Sons of the caliphate army are another online group who caused a brief stir when they claimed to have plans to kill Mark Zuckerberg.
Just as the mission of the caliphate was to create a Sunnistan straddling Iraq and Syria, so the mission of "Rojava" is to create a Kurdistan ...
Although it may be expected that a girl who got married at 14 - and then lived in the capital of ISIS's caliphate for three years - will look and act ...
Indonesians returning from life in Islamic State's rapidly-shrinking caliphate have described a horrific and brutal world -- a "pit of lies" where ...


 

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