05 Sep 2022

Terror groups may turn to NFTs to raise funds and spread messages: WSJ

The first known case of a nonfungible token (NFT) created and shared by a “terrorist sympathizer” has come to light, raising concerns that the immutable nature of blockchain tech could help the spread of terrorist messages and propaganda. In a Sunday article in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), intelligence experts said

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08 Feb 2022

Islamic State Militants Pursued After Syria Prison Break

US-backed Kurdish militias are searching for Islamic State fugitives involved in a northeast Syria prison break marked the worst violence the country has seen in years with over 500 casualties. The terrorist group launched the prison break to replenish its dwindling ranks, but was eventually defeated by security forces. In

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03 Feb 2022

Islamic State leader ‘taken off battlefield’ in Syria raid, US says

A raid by US special forces in north-western Syria targeted the leader of the Islamic State jihadist group. Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi has been taken off the battlefield according to a statement. All Americans involved in the operation were said to have returned safely.  The raid was the largest US

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27 Jan 2022

U.S.-Backed Forces Retake Syrian Prison From Islamic State

On Wednesday, US backed Syrian forces reported that they were able to retake full control of the al-Sina’a prison in Hasakah after a weeklong battle with Islamic State Fighters. The conflict at the facility marks one of the worst assaults in the country in three years, with more than 100

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01 Nov 2021

Left Behind After U.S. Withdrawal, Some Former Afghan Spies and Soldiers Turn to Islamic State

According to Taliban leaders, former Afghan republic security officials, and those close to the individuals, some former members of Afghanistan’s US-trained intelligence service and elite military units have enlisted in the Islamic State. After being abandoned in the country and hunted by the Taliban, they have joined the only force

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24 Sep 2021

Islamic State Attacks in Eastern Afghanistan Challenge Taliban Rule

The Islamic State’s regional affiliate is challenging the Taliban’s control of Afghanistan as a group of attacks killed at least five people in the Nangarhar province on Wednesday. The attacks included at least two bombings and a gun attack in Jalalabad. At least two Taliban fighters and a civilian were

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06 Apr 2021

Mozambique town Palma ‘retaken’ from militant Islamists

Mozambique’s military has announced that it has regained full control of Palma, a town that was raided and taken over by militant Islamists over a week ago. An army spokesman stated that a significant number of militants were killed during the advance. Local media reported that residents were able to

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03 Nov 2020

Vienna Attack Suspect Had Previous Terrorism Conviction

In Vienna, Austria, an attacker carrying an assault rifle, handguns, and a machete opened fire on the public, killing four and injuring over a dozen others. The suspect is known to be Kujtim Fejzulai. Fejzulai was convicted of terrorism charges last year but was reportedly released from prison after serving

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06 Oct 2020

Iran owes $1.4B over ex-FBI agent presumed dead

Last Thursday, a US judge ruled that Iran should pay $1.45 billion to the family of a former FBI agent who was allegedly kidnapped by the Islamic Republic while on a CIA mission to an Iranian island. The trip occurred in 2007, and the agent, Robert Levinson, is believed to

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01 Sep 2020

Turkey Detains Top Islamic State Commander in Raid

According to the Turkish government, top Islamic State commander Mahmut Ozden has been detained in Turkey. Ozden allegedly had plans to carry out an attack within his possession. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu stated that Ozden had received orders to implement the attack when he was detained in the Adana province

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