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Anti-riot policemen look at a burnt mud house in Gubio in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, on May 26, 2015. A weekend attack by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Gubio left 37 people dead, with more than 400 buildings destroyed by fire, local vigilantes said on May 26. …

Christian Group: Boko Haram Razed at Least 1,125 Churches Since 2009

Boko Haram jihadis have set ablaze a total of 1,125 churches and other religious structures belonging to just one Christian denomination in Nigeria since the terrorist group launched an uprising for Islamist rule in the African country in 2009, Rev. Joel Billi, the leader of the victimized group known as the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, reportedly revealed this week.

This image made from an AP video posted on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 shows shows Syrians in protective suits and gas masks conducting a drill on how to treat casualties of a chemical weapons attack in Aleppo, Syria. The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting …

Report: Islamic State Chemical Weapons Threat ‘Has Not Been Entirely Erased’

An Iraqi scientist currently on death row for helping the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) develop chemical weapons confirmed that the jihadi group successfully made a new form of the lethal toxin sulfur mustard gas that killed and maimed thousands during World War I, the Washington Post (WaPo) reported this week, noting that the terrorist group likely hid some of those chemicals.

Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts

Turkey Vows to ‘Drain Terror Swamp’ in Kurdish Syria

Turkey on Friday said it would not rest until it drains “the terrorist swamp” in neighboring northeastern Syria, a territory controlled by a Kurdish group helping the U.S.-led coalition decimate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

How to explain the return of Nigeria's Boko Haram militants?

Nigeria: Thousands Flee as Boko Haram Kills 100-Plus Soldiers in Nigeria

Jihadists, mainly members of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram, have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a “huge stock [of] weapons” during clashes in northeast Nigeria raging since December 26, a coalition of United Nations-affiliated aid agencies reported Friday.

Refugee

Jihadi Defence Lawyer Arrested for Financing Terrorism

A French lawyer, well-known for taking on cases in which he defended radical jihadists, has been arrested by French security services after being accused of helping to finance terrorist activity.

Police raid in southern Egypt kills 5 suspected jihadists

Egypt Deports German Teenager For Alleged ISIS Links

Egyptian officials say authorities have deported a German teenager they say had come to Egypt with the intention of joining Islamic State militants fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

Pompeo vows US troops will leave Syria

Pompeo in Cairo: ‘The Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame Is Over’ 

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, during a speech on the Middle East delivered in Cairo Thursday, praised the United States as a “force for good” in the region and blasted previous President Barack Obama’s administration for underestimating Islamic extremism and the Iranian menace.

In abandoned villa, Syrian children study on the ground

Iraqi Kurds Rebuke Report Accusing Them of Electrocuting Islamic State Children

The autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq rejected a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report published Tuesday accusing Iraqi Kurds of using “electric shock” and other forms of torture to force child detainees into giving false confessions of involvement with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

IS suicide bomber kills 5 in Syria's Raqa: monitor

Turkey Urges U.S. to Hand over Syria Military Bases

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration this week requested that the United States hand over control of its 16 military bases in Syrian territory controlled by American-allied Kurds after the U.S. withdraws.

Brussels

Convicted Terrorist Arrested Over Theft of Brussels Bombing Data

BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested a man who served jail time on terrorism charges over the theft of a computer hard drive containing autopsy reports about the victims of the suicide bombings in Brussels in 2016.

Pompeo launches Mideast tour vowing no IS return

Pompeo in Middle East: U.S. ‘Doubling’ Efforts ‘to Put Real Pressure on Iran’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Jordan on Tuesday, marking the first stop on a tour of eight predominantly Middle Eastern countries to sustain support against Iran’s nefarious activities in the region and assuage allies’ concerns over the White House’s plan to pull American troops from Syria.

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. Iraqi …

Two Americans, Including a Teacher, Captured in Syria Fighting for Islamic State

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday announced the capture of two American citizens fighting for the Islamic State. The SDF named the two men and provided photographs. The Pentagon would not immediately confirm the report, describing it as “open source” unverified information.

Edward Gallagher is a 19-year veteran of the Navy SEALs. Pic: justiceforeddie.com

Court-Martial Begins for Navy SEAL Accused of Killing Islamic State Teen Jihadi

The court-martial of Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward Gallagher began on Friday at Naval Base San Diego. According to numerous media reports and word from his family, Gallagher will plead not guilty to numerous war crimes charges, including indiscriminate fire into civilian crowds and using a knife to kill a captured teenage Islamic State fighter.

The Associated Press

Report: Terrorists Seize Anti-Tank Missiles U.S. Intended for Syrian Rebels

The Wall Street Journal ran a troubling report on Wednesday describing how high-powered anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) are now in the hands of terrorist groups thanks to years of outside programs for arming various factions in Syria, including the Obama administration’s effort to arm “white hat” Syrian rebels.

A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town on February 4, 2015. Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol, massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before …

Boko Haram Launches End of Year Rampage in Northeast Nigeria

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram jihadis, driving in a convoy of more than ten terrorist vehicles, launched a major attack in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State near the end of last year, overrunning military bases and forcing some of the troops to flee into neighboring Chad.

Has IS been beaten on the ground in Syria?

Thousands of Islamic State Jihadis Remained Active Outside Iraq, Syria in 2018

Thousands of terrorists from the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) international affiliates continued to wreak havoc in various corners of the world in 2018 even as the jihadi group’s so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria collapsed, primarily at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition and local fighters.

Two killed in bombing in troubled south Philippines

Islamic State Suspected in Philippines Mall Bombing

Suspected jihadis remotely detonated a bomb on Monday near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines, killing at least two and wounding nearly 30 others as they did last minute shopping ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in an attack that officials say bears the hallmarks of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).