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‘Exodus of biblical proportions’ Millions of migrants to arrive after EU’s woeful response

The President of the European Union said there will be an exodus “of biblical proportions” in the next five years that will be “impossible to stop” if Europe does not confront the problem now. Via: Ida Akerstedt    Mr Tajani’s warning came as France evacuated almost 3,000 migrants sleeping rough from a makeshift camp near Paris’ city centre. He told Il Massagero newspaper: “Population growth, climate change, desertification, ...

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Inside The Global Jihad July 9, 2017

Main events of the week    The campaign for the takeover of Mosul is coming to its end. This week, the Iraqi prime minister announced “the elimination of the imaginary state of ISIS.”  However, the end of the campaign is being delayed due to the persistent fighting in the Old City by ISIS operatives, even in view of their desperate ...

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Secret U.S. Drone Base Reportedly Spotted in Jordan

A base thought to house U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drones has been spotted in satellite imagery in the north of the country, likely as part of anti-ISIS efforts in the region Via: haaretz.com A previously unknown U.S. drone base has been spotted in northern Jordan using satellite imagery, the War is Boring website has reported. If true, the secret base marks the second such base in ...

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Raqqa: Secret video shows ISIS losing chokehold on its ‘capital’

At first, the video shows a seemingly normal urban life — men and women shopping in the streets, with steady traffic passing by them.  Via:  Salma Abdelaziz, Nick Paton Walsh    A closer look shows this is a city under threat — tarpaulins along streets hide the movements of fighters from surveillance drones and sandbags outside buildings might offer some protection from ...

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Hundreds of Swedes went to the war fight for ISIS – Returnees today

Expressen has mapped the returnees, the 150 Swedish suspicious IS terrorists who returned silently to Sweden. Wile they posed openly on Facebook as invincible warriors, often with freaked dead bodies. Today they live as shadows and do everything to avoid being recognized. We have enough problems, say one of them – and refuse to meet. However, during the ongoing offensive against IS, more of ...

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Inside the Global Jihad June 22, 2017

Main events of the week On the ground, the severe pressure on ISIS is mounting: In Mosul, the Iraqi army has entered the Old City, ISIS’s last stronghold in the western part of the city. In Al-Raqqah,the SDF forces have taken over several other neighborhoods in the east and west of the city. In addition, the severe erosion of ISIS’s manpower (the killing ...

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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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Germany: Police Powerless Against Middle Eastern Crime Gangs

Observers have surmised that the real reason for the judge’s leniency was that he feared his family might be subjected to retribution from the clan. Via: Soeren Kern  “In their concept of masculinity, only power and force matter; if someone is humane and civil, this is considered a weakness. In clan structures, in tribal culture everywhere in the world, ethics are ...

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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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