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Inside the Global Jihad September 7, 2017

Main events of the week              ISIS continues its string of setbacks: In Syria – on 1 September 2017 the SDF announced they had completed the capture of the Old City of Al-Raqqah. According to the SDF, they are now in control of 65% of the city. At the same time the Syrian regime forces and ...

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Philippines police push for Muslim ID cards as counter-terrorism measure

Police from a region in the majority-Christian Philippines are considering issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims living there – a proposal Human Rights Watch condemned as “collective punishment”. Via: theguardian.com Authorities in Central Luzon, a region north of the capital, were quoted in local media as saying the policy was a counter-terrorism measure after Islamist militants took over a city hundreds of kilometres ...

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US commander warns ISIS may spread as he urges Australia to end jihadi threat in Asia

A US commander has called on Australia to send troops to fight ISIS in the Asia-Pacific as he warned the the nation’s government not to underestimate the potential for jihadis to spread Down Under. Via: Nicole Stinson   Lieutenant General David Berger warned that “movement of violent extremist organisations” was a “very real problem” Australia’s neighbours in Asia-Pacific. General Berger said ...

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US special operation forces now assisting Filipino troops in Marawi City

US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army says. The forces are providing technical help and are not fighting, it said. Via: bbc.com President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier threatened to throw out US troops amid strained relations since taking office. Militants have been under siege since rampaging through the southern ...

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