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  1. podcast review
    Caliphate Is a Breathtaking Investigation of ISISThe New York Times podcast answers an essential question: “Who are we fighting, anyway?”
  2. ISIS Claims Second Deadly Attack of the WeekendAs Ramadan approaches, the group may be gearing up to flex whatever muscle it has left.
  3. international affairs
    Man Kills 1, Injures 4 in Paris Stabbing AttackThe ISIS-linked terrorist, who struck a popular neighborhood near the Paris Opera on Saturday night, was shot and killed by police.
  4. media
    The New York Times’ Rukmini Callimachi on How She Gets Close to ISISThe foreign correspondent and terrorism expert discusses her new podcast Caliphate.
  5. awful things
    Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 57 Afghans in Attack on Would-Be VotersThe attack was one of several targeting recent efforts to register voters in the country.
  6. Why the New York Times Is Making a Podcast About ISISCaliphate is a stunner of a podcast. Here’s how it all came together.
  7. Gunman, 3 Others Killed in French ‘Terrorist Attack’After shouting his allegiance to ISIS, the attacker began shooting.
  8. Strange But True: Headlines From the Middle EastFor years, people have talked about what the Middle East would look like if the United States took a more limited role. That time has come.
  9. U.S. Not Planning to Contribute Money to Iraq Reconstruction: ReportApparently, we can afford to spend $716 billion on our military, but not a penny more on rebuilding in ISIS’s former strongholds.
  10. Conner O’Malley’s Latest Video Features Jo Firestone, ISIS, and Premium […]It wouldn’t be right to close out 2017 without one more video from Conner O’Malley, and if you already saw his video from September where he […]
  11. crime
    New York Woman Accused of Sending Bitcoin to ISISShe allegedly laundered more than $85,000.
  12. ISIS Threatens Attacks on U.S. Soil After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision“We will do more ops in your land,” the terror group said on social media Thursday.
  13. terrorism
    An American Teen Tried to Join ISIS. Then Came His Second Chance.A U.S. judge makes a first-of-its-kind bet: Maybe a convicted terrorist should just go to rehab.
  14. awful things
    Death Toll in Sinai Mosque Attack Raised to 305Egypt suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in its modern history on Friday.
  15. isis
    U.S.-Backed Forces Retake Raqqa From ISISThe Syrian city the terror group considered the capital of their so-called caliphate has been liberated.
  16. Trump Sticks to Thoughts and Prayers in Speech on Las Vegas ShootingIn remarks on the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, Trump said a lot about God’s mercy, and nothing about ISIS’s (disputed) claim of responsibility.
  17. Vegas Shooter’s Father Was on FBI Most Wanted ListIt seems the mass murderer’s father was an armed bank robber who was on the lam from the Feds for years.
  18. Police Kill Suspect in Barcelona Van AttackHe was the last remaining at-large suspect in a terrorist cell.
  19. The Rise of Truck Attacks, the Terror Tactic of TodayIn 2017 alone, there have been at least nine such attacks around the world, resulting in nearly 40 deaths.
  20. U.S. May Bomb ISIS in the Philippines: ReportAs Tillerson meets with Duterte, the Pentagon mulls opening a new front in America’s war against the (so-called) Islamic State.
  21. Report: U.S. Air Strikes Are Killing Far More Civilians Under TrumpTrump’s strikes are killing more than 12 civilians per day.
  22. Is ISIS’s Elusive Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead?A respected human-rights group says he’s been killed. But ISIS calls it “fake news.” Who’s right?
  23. Iraqi Army Retakes Mosul From ISISThe brutal, months-long offensive has finally “liberated” Iraq’s second-largest city after three years of ISIS control.
  24. Trump Rejected Military’s ISIS Strategy Because It Was Too Similar to Obama’sThe White House reportedly asked the military for a new anti-ISIS plan because its first one was hard to “brand” as a break from Obama.
  25. foreign policy
    ISIS’s Caliphate Is Collapsing, But Don’t Celebrate Just YetThe jihadi group is losing land and resources. Defeating its nihilistic philosophy remains a much taller order.
  26. ISIS Allegedly Destroyed Mosul Mosque Where Its Leader Declared ‘Caliphate’Iraqi and coalition forces blame ISIS; ISIS blames the U.S.-led coalition.
  27. Russia Vows to Target U.S.-Backed Aircraft in Western SyriaTime to scratch “at least he won’t start a war with Russia” from your list of upsides to the Trump presidency.
  28. U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Warplane for First TimeSunday saw some unprecedented escalations in Syria’s long conflict, including a cross-border Iranian ballistic missile strike on ISIS.
  29. UN Says U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Have Resulted in ‘Staggering’ Civilian DeathsAt least 300 people have been killed in and around Raqqa since March.
  30. international affairs
    U.S. Special Forces Join Battle Against ISIS-Linked Group in PhilippinesThe assistance is reportedly limited to technical support, but likely reflects warmer relations between the countries under Trump.
  31. Iran Holds Saudi Arabia Responsible for Twin Terror Attacks in TehranISIS has taken credit for attacks that killed 12, but Iran has used that to accuse Saudi Arabia of involvement, heating up a regional crisis.
  32. Trump’s Terrorism Policy Is Dangerous — and Possibly a Political WinnerThe more attacks happen, the more his overheated talk seems warranted. And the more he talks, the less safe we become.
  33. scary things
    ISIS Claims Responsibility for London Terrorist AttackThe group’s level of involvement remains unclear, but Prime Minister Theresa May said there’s been “far too much tolerance for extremism” in Britain.
  34. manchester bombing
    U.K. Authorities Believe Manchester Bomber Is Part of Larger NetworkAbedi traveled back and forth to Libya over the last few years, where his father returned as recently as 2011.
  35. How Trump Got Comfortable With Saudi Religious ExtremismIt’s true Saudi Arabia has been pushing a radical version of Islam. But for Trump, that fact was inconvenient.
  36. PissPigGrandad Is No MoreBrace Belden, back from Syria and readjusting to life in the Bay Area, has a new Twitter handle.
  37. Top ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed in RaidAbdul Hasib died in an April 27 raid, along with dozens of ISIS fighters, in eastern Afghanistan. He had led the terror group for less than a year.
  38. ISIS Appreciates the NRA’s WorkIn the new issue of its magazine, the terror group implores would-be jihadists to take advantage of America’s lax gun laws.
  39. ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Kills 36 ISIS Fighters in Afghanistan“It felt like the heavens were falling,” one local said.
  40. Report: White House Mulls Sending Thousands of U.S. Ground Troops Into SyriaH. R. McMaster is reportedly pressing his colleagues to consider sending up to 50,000 ground troops to fight ISIS.
  41. U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs,’ Biggest Non-Nuke Ever Used, in AfghanistanThe 22,000-pound bomb was dropped on ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan.
  42. American-Led Air Strike Mistakenly Kills 18 Anti-ISIS Allies in SyriaThe strike was supposed to be on ISIS forces, but it hit fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces instead.
  43. awful things
    Palm Sunday Bombings at Coptic Churches in Egypt Kill at Least 40ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which are but the latest violence to strike Egypt’s Christian minority.
  44. ISIS Kills Dozens of People in Iraq and SyriaThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights calls it ISIS’s largest mass killing of 2017.
  45. ISIS Calls Trump a ‘Stupid Idiot’The terror group said Trump is proof that the U.S. is “bankrupt.”
  46. feature
    PissPigGranddad, the Punk-Rock Florist Who Fought ISIS in Syria, Is Coming HomeBrace Belden became a radical icon when he went to take up arms against terrorists, build a socialist utopia, and tweet jokes about the revolution.
  47. awful things
    U.S. Acknowledges Mosul Air Strike That May Have Killed HundredsAs many as 200 civilians may have been killed when three houses collapsed after a coalition attack on ISIS militants in the area.
  48. The Pentagon Is ‘Likely’ to Send 1,000 Ground Troops to Syria, Report SaysThat would effectively double the number of U.S. troops in the country.
  49. Trump Is Once Again Allowing CIA Drone Strikes, Reversing Obama ProtocolThe president may be a CIA skeptic, but he’s let the spy agency back into the business of targeted killing.
  50. Marines Set Up Outside Raqqa, Escalating U.S. Involvement in SyriaNewly arrived Marines will assist the hundreds of special-ops forces already in Syria.
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