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al-Ḥayāt Media Center presents a new video message from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shām: “There Is No Life Without Jihad”

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sen. Cory Booker calls for action in online War vs ISIS

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., backed his colleague’s appeal. “Look at their fancy memes compared to what we’re not doing,” Booker said, displaying examples of jihadist online postings. “There’s an obvious … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Un ex-responsable de la CIA dévoile des échecs du renseignement US Lire la suite: http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150505/1015953898.html#ixzz3ZRSg9sfF

L’ancien directeur adjoint de la CIA Michael Morell présente dans son livre qui doit paraître le 12 mai les erreurs commises par le renseignement américain dans la lutte contre Al-Qaïda … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment


Rather than ending the American war in Afghanistan, the military is using its wide latitude to instead transform it into a continuing campaign of airstrikes — mostly drone missions — and Special Operations raids that have in practice stretched or broken the parameters publicly described by the White House.
Western and military officials said that American and NATO forces conducted 52 airstrikes in March, months after the official end of the combat mission. Many of these air assaults, which totaled 128 in the first three months of this year, targeted low- to midlevel Taliban commanders in the most remote reaches of Afghanistan.
As early as January, when officials in Washington were hailing the end of the combat mission, about 40 American Special Operations troops were deployed to Kunar Province to advise Afghan forces that were engaged with the Taliban over a handful of villages along the border with Pakistan.

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Afghan forces kill 57 militants in clean-up operations

The Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that 57 militants were killed and 35 injured during a series of operations carried out in the provinces of Badakhshan, Baghlan, Faryab, Ghazni, Helmand, Herat, Khost, Kunduz, Logar, Paktia, Sar-e Pol, Uruzgan and Zabul.

The statement added that two militants were also arrested in the raids, without mentioning whether there were any casualties on the side of the Afghan forces.

Afghan forces also confiscated light and heavy weaponry, and defused several rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operations.

Taliban have not yet made any comments on the issue.

Fighting between Afghan forces and militants has intensified since the Taliban launched its annual spring offensive against Afghan forces and foreign embassies on April 24.

Afghan Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi and the deputy to Defense Ministry spokesman, Brigadier General Dawlat Waziri, have dismissed the Taliban spring offensive, saying the country’s security forces are capable of foiling militant attacks.

“Our enemies don’t have the capability to collapse any province or district,” Waziri said.

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fight ISIS online – Beginners Guide 4.6

Originally posted on How to Fight ISIS Online:
Beginner Level Click on the Images in this Post to go to those Web Sites & Links These are tools for the…

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on How to Fight ISIS Online:
The fact is the Web Sites we shut down are the Media machine not the actual First reporting sources. (i.e. the NOT…

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment