Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi

California Man Convicted as Would-Be Daesh Recruit gets 30 Years

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Sept 27 – A would-be Daesh recruit from California was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison for his conviction on charges he sought to join the militant group in Syria and committed bank fraud to pay for a plane ticket there, federal prosecutors said. Nader Elhuzayel, 25, was

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Cracks Show Inside Daesh’s Shrinking Caliphate

By Maher Chmaytelli and Isabel Coles ERBIL, Iraq, June 29 – It was barely more than a squiggle, but the mark of a single letter sprayed overnight on a wall in the heart of Daesh’s self-proclaimed caliphate was a daring act of dissent. The next day, ultra-hardline Daesh fighters came and scrubbed out the “M” —

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Daesh’s ‘Minister of War’ Likely Killed in U.S. Air Strike in Syria

By Phil Stewart and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, March 9 – A Daesh commander described by the Pentagon as the group’s “minister of war” was likely killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, in what would be a major victory in the United States’ efforts to strike the militant group’s leadership.

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