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  • ISIS weapons windfall may alter balance in Iraq, Syria conflicts

    Six months ago, Sunni Arab militants faced a daunting firepower imbalance in their uprising against the U.S.-equipped Iraqi army west of Baghdad. But once their campaign for the city of Fallouja was launched in January, their lethal capabilities were...
  • ISIL crucifies 8 rival fighters, monitoring group says

    ISIL crucifies 8 rival fighters, monitoring group says
    Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on contacts on the ground...
  • Grupo escindido de Al Qaeda declara un "califato" en partes de Irak y Siria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Un grupo escindido de Al Qaeda, que ha capturado partes del territorio de Irak y Siria, declaró un "califato" en las áreas que controla e hizo un llamado a los grupos yihadistas del mundo para que le juren lealtad, según un comunicado...
  • June 28, 1914: Armageddon, Act I

    It started as a day like any other a hundred years ago, but before it was out, it would have ushered in a century of war, revolution, terror and mass murder like no other. For today, June 28th, is a dark centennial. It's the 100th anniversary of the...
  • Iraq's top cleric calls for deal on PM by Tuesday

    Iraq's top cleric calls for deal on PM by Tuesday
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric stepped up the pressure Friday on politicians to agree on Iraq's next prime minister, after incumbent Nouri al-Maliki lost the confidence of former allies in the fight against Sunni militants. The appeal...
  • Shake-up of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group ordered

    Shake-up of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group ordered
    As the Obama administration seeks $500 million in additional aid for Syrian rebels, a leading figure of the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has ordered the disbanding and complete restructuring of the group's military wing. The shake-up is...
  • Iraqi forces dig in to keep militants from capturing Baghdad

    If the Sunni Muslim insurgents lurking west of Baghdad decide to rush the Iraqi capital, Ahmed Ali knows the quickest route runs past his fruit stand. Peering at the highway over mounds of watermelon and bananas, Ali watches Iraqi army pickup trucks and...
  • Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government

    Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government
    Libya on Wednesday condemned U.S. special forces' arrest of a man on its soil suspected of masterminding a deadly Islamist militant attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as a violation of Libyan sovereignty. In the first...
  • Meet Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged ringleader of the Benghazi attack

    Meet Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged ringleader of the Benghazi attack
    Ahmed Abu Khattala is one of the most notorious Islamist commanders in Libya, a leader in the Ansar al-Sharia militia. To most Americans, he is best known for his alleged involvement in one key event: The 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in...
  • Benghazi case offers key test for D.C. prosecutors

    Benghazi case offers key test for D.C. prosecutors
    WASHINGTON — For years, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington has watched as authorities in New York and Virginia handled many of nation's biggest terrorism cases — even ones in which the District of Columbia was the target of planned...
  • The dubious case for splitting Iraq into 3 states

    The dubious case for splitting Iraq into 3 states
    Iraq has ripped apart with astonishing swiftness. Its armed forces are melting as Sunni jihadists seize swaths of territory, arms and oil fields. The jihadists control much of Iraq's midsection and part of neighboring Syria, and they are driving toward...
  • University of Texas student pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    AUSTIN, Texas The second of two 23-year-old men charged in Austin with aiding overseas terrorists has admitted that he connected an undercover agent with co-conspirators recruiting jihadi fighters to Somalia. Rahatul Ashikim Khan, a University of Texas...