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Dancing with Daesh

Former Baathists are backing out of their dalliance with the terrorist militia BY Suadad Al Salhy On June 6, 2014, when militants of the terrorist group Daesh attacked Mosul, the second-largest Iraqi city, they numbered no more than a few hundred. The militants seized control over five neighborhoods in the western part of the city, easily

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Al Qaeda’s Syria Wing Says Truces Only Benefit Gov’t

BEIRUT, Dec 13 – Truces between the Syrian government and rebels only benefit Damascus, the leader of one of the largest insurgent groups in the war said in comments broadcast on Saturday, in which he also criticized a recent opposition meeting as a “conspiracy.” The remarks by Abu Mohamad Al Golani, head of al Qaeda’s

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Al Qaeda Releases Lebanese Hostages

BEIRUT, Dec 1 – Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, released Lebanese security personnel held captive since August, 2014 in a swap deal that will also release an ex-wife of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, live TV footage showed on Tuesday. A first group of five captives were handed over and seen boarding a

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Nusra Front Demands Obstruct Release of Lebanese Soldiers

BEIRUT, Nov 30 – Efforts to secure the release of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by the Nusra Front have been obstructed by last minute demands from the Syrian Al Qaeda-linked group, the head of a Lebanese security agency was quoted as saying on Monday. Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of General Security, told

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