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"We are going to have 100% of the caliphate, as they call it, sometimes referred to as land ... But we are going to be coming out of there real soon. We are going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be," Trump added. One US defense official directly familiar with the ISIS campaign ...
WASHINGTON -- Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan cautioned that as the physical caliphate has mostly gone down in Iraq and Syria, ISIS has fanned out to other countries. Speaking at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Thursday, Sullivan noted that "great progress" has been made militarily "at rooting out ...

It is worth noting that while ISIS controlled large regions in western Iraq and northern Syria, it now controls only 2% of this land. The vision for the establishment of a pan-Islamic caliphate is over. However, we must be very cautious, because its extreme ideology remains a threat for regional and international ...
There are growing signs that Islamic State cells are preparing for violent insurgencies in southern Philippines to build a prized so-called caliphate on Australia's backdoor. The establishment of an entrenched caliphate in the Philippines, at worst, brings the risk of suicide bombers and chemical weapons ...
In-depth: Victory against the Islamic State group has seen hundreds of families in Mosul still paying the price of crimes committed by their relatives, reports Francesca Mannocchi. Tags: Iraq, ISIS, IS, Mosul, Islamic State, Syria. "During the last days of war we found dozens of children trying to get out of the ...
THE NEW YORK TIMES will release its first narrative nonfiction podcast, “CALIPHATE,” a look at ISIS and how it operates. The show will be hosted and reported by TIMES reporter and three-time PULITZER Prize finalist RUKMINI CALLIMACHI; a teaser has been posted in advance of the full series, to post ...

The New York Times is covering the Islamic State and the fall of Mosul, Iraq. "Caliphate" is its initial nonfiction podcast. Called “Caliphate,” the podcast will be hosted by Times journalist and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Rukmini Callimachi. The series will release episodes later this spring. For the first time, The New York ...
The Al-Abd al-Faqir Media video shows, as described at the beginning, "an imaginary chat in the future between an old immigrant to the land of the caliphate where he talks to his friend 'John' who's a new convert to Islam after Allah has fulfilled his promise and the caliphate reached east and west ... in the ...
Some ISIS Members Drove BMWs To The Caliphate. On a hunch, a Belgian newspaper reporter cross-checked the names of known terrorists with a list from Turkish customs of people who brought vehicles into Turkey and did not drive them out. Posted on March 6, 2018, at 1:19 p.m.. Mitch Prothero.
With the guns finally silent and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) expelled from Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria — the twin capitals of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate — President Trump signaled victory in his State of the Union address. “Last year, I pledged that we would work with our allies to ...
An asylum seeker who drove a lorry through crowds of shoppers in Stockholm, killing five people, has said he wanted to build a caliphate. ... The 40-year-old Uzbek national has told a court that he wanted Sweden to "end its participation in the fight against the caliphate, to stop sending its soldiers to war ...
Sweden killer claims truck rampage for IS 'caliphate' Rakhmat Akilov, who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges for an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack, stands in a courtroom on February 14, 2018 at Stockholm dictrict court during his trial. The trial of a rejected Uzbek asylum seeker, who pleaded guilty to the ...
The police are probing whether Taufeeq was influenced by Jund-al-Khilafah-al-Hind, part of the Jund-al-Khilafah (Soldiers of the Caliphate), an Al Qaeda-linked group based along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan. Police sources say Ansar-ul-Ghazwat and Jund-al-Khilafah have no weapons in Kashmir, ...
He added that the caliphate has moved to the Turkish parliament, stressing that if Erdogan wins the presidency, it means that he will appoint advisers from all Muslim regions of the Caliphate from various Islamic countries and will be opened in the palace. These will commission the Islamic Union to have ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, who has signed with Egypt an agreement allotting 1,000 square kilometres of land in South Sinai for a megacity project, met with several Egyptian media figures in Cairo on Monday to talk about recent events. Ahram Online reported that, according to Bin Salman, ...
It sold girls and women into slavery, marrying some off to fighters, and trained many boys to join the ranks of what it called the Cubs of the Caliphate, posting videos of them committing atrocities in the name of its self-declared state. Most of the children returned, not home, but to displacement camps in ...
Kotey and Elsheikh may have been attempting to flee the caliphate but they could just as easily have intended to carry out or otherwise inspire terror in Europe or the Near East. No country wants responsibility for them. Britain is refusing to extradite the men and put them on trial. This is true of many foreign ...

After the demise of the Prophet (SAW) in 632 CE, the institution of Caliphate came into existence. As long as the Prophet (SAW) lived, he himself performed the functions of Prophet, Lawgiver, Religious Leader, Chief Judge, Commander of the Army, and Civil Head of the State—all in One. But after him, an ...
With the high-profile, headline-grabbing ISIS “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria mostly dismantled, it's tempting to think that a good deal of steam has gone out of the terrorist movement. But ISIS survives in scattered enclaves there, globally and online. Meanwhile, al-Qaida is reviving in several parts of the world, ...
An estimated total of 280 Dutch went to fight in the Syrian Civil War. At the start of 2015, 40 had returned to the Netherlands. By the end of 2017, that number gradually increased to 50, according to the Egmont Institute. Those figures correspond to data from Dutch intelligence service AIVD and American ...
Trinidad and Tobago has been revealed to have one of the world's highest Daesh volunteer rates, according to a report by The Guardian. Over a hundred of the Caribbean nation's citizens have left the country to join the armed religious fundamentalist group, including women and children. Radio Sputnik ...
Alarmingly, in September last year, an IS flag bearing the message “The khilafat (caliphate) is coming” was even seen hoisted on a pedestrian bridge near Iqbal town in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital (Express Tribune, September 24, 2017). ISK-P has extended its influence through alliances with, ...
... has long and glorious history in Sokoto Caliphate. It was first conferred on Ubandoma Abubakar by Sultan Abdulrahman who ruled from 1891 to 1902. The second Ubandoma, Malam Ahmadu, was appointed in 1938. It is instructive to note that Malam Ahmadu is the grandfather of the present Ubandoma.
ISIL has virtually given up on promoting the its self-styled caliphate through social media as it focuses on efforts to recruit fighters following major losses on the battlefield, according to a new report. The output of the group's propaganda machine was cut by nearly two-thirds during 2017 as its leaders were ...
The caliphate was supposed to comprise sleeper cells and underground members of SIMI and IM, apart from the cadres formed by Tauqeer in Bihar and Jharkhand. To train these members, camps were organised at various places and recruits shown videos of Gujarat riots to brainwash them into joining a ...
More than four years ago, IS operated an Islamic “governorate” in Idlib, but it was kicked out of the province in early 2014 by Islamist fighters and allied rebels. Those fighters went on to oust the regime from the province too, as IS extended its Islamic “caliphate” across swaths of Iraq and Syria — but not Idlib.
Recently, the IS's anasheed focused on the everlasting essence of its caliphate: in June 2017, the group released a nasheed titled “My State Remains,” which claimed that the IS "is remaining, not vanishing," and that "its path will not be eliminated." Similarly, in November 2017, another IS nasheed was published under the ...
On June 29, 2014, the spokesman for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, proudly announced to the world that the “the sun of jihad has risen…the flag of the Islamic State…a dream that lives in the depths of every Muslim believer,” now represented more than an arcane, ...
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 ...
They carried these inherited behaviors into the caliphate formed by the Islamic State, a place that was supposed to be just and colorblind but instead reveled in violence and was studded with mini neocolonial enclaves, where British Pakistanis lorded over local Syrians, and Saudis lorded over everyone.
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 ...


 

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