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Saudi Arabia Involvement in Terrorism and Terrorist Groups

Saudi Arabia is the second largest source of ISIS fighters from Muslim-majority countries, with an estimated 2,500, according to a working paper produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research. According to a report by the Institute for Gulf Affairs, a whopping 16% of these fighters were in the U.S. when they joined ISIS. Via: gatestoneinstitute.org An equally disturbing finding of ...

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Iran blames US for creating ISIS amid worsening Middle East tensions

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the US for creating ISIS and fostering instability in the Middle East amid an ongoing crisis in the region. “That (the) US arms a terrorist group is what causes instability,” Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday. “Who created ISIS? The US!” Via: James Griffiths & Hamdi Alkhshali          He added that while US President Donald ...

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Swedish Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq

Almost one in five who have travelled from Sweden to join militant jihadi groups in Iraq and Syria is younger than 19, according to a new report.  Via: thelocal.se Sweden’s security services Säpo estimates that around 300 people travelled to Iraq and Syria to join militant groups between 2012 and 2016. Researchers at the Swedish Defence University have looked more closely at 267 ...

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The More ISIS Loses Ground, the More Lethal It Becomes

Its forces in Raqqa are prepared to use same defensive tactics the organization used in Mosul, including roadside bombs, mines, booby-trapped houses and car bombs, all with goal of causing as many casualties as possible. Via: Zvi Bar’el                      Reports by the Syrian Democratic Forces about the opening of their assault on ...

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Inside the Global Jihad June 8, 2017

Main events of the week The main event of the week was a combined vehicular and stabbing attack on London Bridge, for which ISIS claimed responsibility. Seven people were killed and 48 others were wounded. The attack is part of ISIS’s efforts to carry out showcase attacks during Ramadan in various places around the world (Iraq, Egypt, the Philippines, Afghanistan (?) ...

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Poland got it right! ‘We have no terrorist attacks … we refuse to open our doors Islamic migrants’

As carnage unfolds all around them, Poland is “learning from the mistakes of others” in preventing terrorist attacks at the hands of Islamic extremists. …and the lesson is not allowing Islamic migrants into their country. Via: Tom Tillison              Ryszard Czarnecki, a British-born Polish politician, said in the aftermath of Saturday’s London Bridge terrorist attack that these incidents are often carried out by ...

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Satellite imagery reveals US military base near Syria’s southern border

Satellite imagery that was captured recently from the Jordanian-Syrian border revealed a constructed U.S. military base located some 18 km east of Syria’s Tanf Crossing into Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate. Via: Leith Fadel                              As seen above from the satellite image, the U.S. has a fully functional base that ...

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Inside Iran May 21, 2017

A commander of an IRGC brigade spoke in an interview about the IRGC’s activities in Syria. He said Iran was operating with three regional headquarters in Syria. He claimed Iran did not provide financial support for Syrian fighters but only vital military advice for Syrian army operations. He also said the widespread rumors of the alleged death of Qasem Soleimani, ...

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Qatari Government Opens Mega-Mosque in Malmö, Sweden

Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has opened Scandinavia’s largest mosque in Malmö, Sweden. Via:  Jack  Montgomery                    The 1,791 square metre Umm Al-Mu’minin Khadijah Mosque will be able to accommodate around 2,000 devotees and cost the Qatari government around three million euros, according to the Qatar News Agency. An absolute monarchy where the ...

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Anti-Isis coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign

Key members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria meet in Copenhagen on Tuesday to assess the campaign’s next steps as the jihadists’ “caliphate” collapses.   Via: thelocal.dk Though officials warn that military action will continue for some time, they are generally upbeat about the progress and quickening momentum of the fight. After months of ...

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