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ISIS driven from last town as US-backed forces leave caliphate on brink

Kurdish-led forces seized the Isil’s main hub of Hajin Friday, a milestone in a massive and costly US-backed operation to eradicate the jihadists from eastern Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces secured Hajin, the largest settlement in what is the last pocket of territory controlled by Isil, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

“After a week of heavy fighting and air strikes, the SDF were able to kick IS out of Hajin,” Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based monitoring organisation, said.


Violent act of terrorism could occur in Canada

Instead of punishing those who are responsible for treasonous acts, Prime Minister Trudeau has promised to foster returning terrorists in Canada. There have been 190 abroad fighters who have connections with Canada, and there have since been 60 who’ve already arrived.


The True Origins of ISIS

Most historians of the Islamic State agree that the group emerged out of al-Qaeda in Iraq as a response to the U.S. invasion in 2003. They also agree that it was shaped primarily by a Jordanian jihadist and the eventual head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The Jordanian had a dark vision: He wished to fuel a civil war between Sunnis and Shiites and establish a caliphate. Although he was killed in 2006, his vision was realized in 2014—the year isis overran northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

Narratives about the origins of Islamic State ideology often focus on the fact that Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden, both Sunni extremists, diverged on the idea of fighting Shiites and on questions of takfir, or excommunication. Such differences, the story goes, were reinforced in Iraq and eventually led to the split between isis and al-Qaeda. Based on this set of assumptions, many conclude that Zarqawi must have provided the intellectual framework for isis.


After the caliphate: What next for IS?

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters is closing in on the last pocket of territory in eastern Syria controlled by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

Four years ago, IS militants overran large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq, proclaimed the creation of a “caliphate”, and imposed their brutal rule on almost eight million people. Now, they control only about 1% of the territory they once had.


Don’t Send Your Bitcoins to ISIS

The thing is, if you go to the web page for ISIS, and you click the “Donate for Terrorism” button, and you type in $150,000 as the donation amount, and you click “pay by credit card,” and you type in your credit card number, your bank is not going to process that payment. This is so obviously the case that I assume that ISIS does not in fact have a website with a donate-by-credit-card button, though I have not actually looked for one and do not intend to, thank you very much. On the other hand if you want to buy Bitcoins on your credit card and send them to ISIS … look, really really really don’t do that, but it seems to … work? Actually it doesn’t even need to be your credit card; a faked or stolen credit card can work too


ISIS executed foreign Jihadis received in secret prisoner swap with UK’s allies in Syria

Foreign Isil suspects executed after secret prisoner swap by UK’s allies in Syria

Foreign Islamic State suspects who were captured by the UK’s allies in Syria and then exchanged in secret prisoner swap deals have been executed by the jihadists as punishment for defecting.

At least two of those involved in the deals, including a woman from Tajikistan and a French man, were killed shortly after being sent back to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) territory against their will, witnesses say.

The Telegraph revealed in June how hundreds of foreign men, women and children detained by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were swapped in return for Kurdish fighters held by Isil.

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Aussie police name ‘terrorist’ in Melbourne knife attack, investigation finds plans for explosion using gas cans, car

The lone terrorist who fatally stabbed a man in Bourke Street on Friday planned to cause an explosion in Melbourne by igniting gas cylinders in his car, police say.

ISIS Threatened Bioterror in Australia Before Melbourne Attack, Vows More Attacks Coming

The network of ISIS-supporting groups waging an online propaganda, incitement and recruitment campaign quickly seized upon the terror group’s official claim of a Friday attack in central Melbourne with a vow to strike the country “however we want.”