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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic-language acronym Daesh, is a Salafi jihadist militant group and former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi doctrine of Sunni Islam. ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.

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The mission to destroy al Qaeda continues 18 years after 9/11. A top Afghan security official told CBS News they've found "connections" between al Qaeda and ISIS..
Credit: CBS News - Published 2 days ago

The mission to destroy al Qaeda continues 18 years after 9/11
Credit: CBS News - Published 2 days ago

ISIS remains an active threat, long after it was defeated in Syria. Holly Williams went undercover to expose how human smugglers are helping ISIS fighters..
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Filming with a hidden camera, CBS News set up a meeting with a man who runs a smuggling syndicate
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In Afghanistan, a new video from al-Qaeda shows the continued threat of terrorism, nearly two decades after the 9/11 attacks. The group's leader, Ayman..
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Less than a month after 9/11, U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan to dismantle al Qaeda. But terrorist organizations are still using Afghanistan as a base. Charlie..
Credit: CBS News - Published 4 days ago

Switzerland has revoked the citizenship of a man convicted of helping recruit jihadist fighters, invoking a law allowing dual nationals to be stripped of their..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Without a functional caliphate, isolated ISIS cells pose no long-term threat, writes retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, London Center for Policy Research.
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The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on a "wide range of terrorists and their supporters," including the Palestinian group Hamas and Iran's Islamic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The United States said it was imposing sanctions on a "wide range of terrorists and their supporters," including the Palestinian group Hamas and Iran's Islamic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

A Muslim man said his name is "Aziz." A Starbucks barista wrote "ISIS." Was it a mistake or discrimination?
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The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for an explosion at a public market in the southern Philippines that wounded at least seven people..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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