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German teen ‘ISIS bride’ sentenced to 6 years in jail – reports

An Iraqi court has sentenced German teenager Linda Wenzel, dubbed a “jihadi bride”, to six years in prison for her affiliation with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), German media has reported. Wenzel was given a five-year sentence for being a member of IS and another year for crossing into Iraq illegally, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Sunday, citing judicial ...

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Briton arrested on terrorism charges… because he fought against ISIS

A British man will be charged with terrorism offences for fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists in Syria. Merseyside man Aidan James was arrested at Liverpool Airport after returning to the country on February 14. The 27-year-old from Formby is being charged with one count of the preparation of acts of terrorism and two counts of attendance at ...

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ISIS is almost gone but the fighting continues: Who’s still in Syria?

The battle against Islamic State in Syria may be nearing its end, but the conflict in this war-torn country seems far from over. Competing factions and old rivalries have created a complicated, uncertain future for Syria. With so many different warring parties wrestling for control of Syria’s fate, it seems prudent to review the conflict’s major actors – and where ...

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Britain and US row over suspected ISIS terrorists ‘The Beatles’

Britain is locked into a diplomatic row with the US over the fate of two Londoners, suspected members of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson does not want them returned to the UK to face trial. James Mattis, the US defense secretary, has ruled out sending Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh — dubbed ‘The Beatles’ — ...

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Kurdish forces thought to have executed dozens of ISIS suspects in Iraq – HRW

An HRW researcher told RT the rights group has collected enough evidence suggesting that dozens of alleged Islamic State fighters were executed by Kurdish security forces in Iraq. Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a lengthy report on Friday, suggesting that Kurdish security forces, or Asayish, had executed dozens of alleged Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) members. Belkis Wille, the group’s ...

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'Fig leaf of US fighting ISIS in Syria is gone’

The fig leaf that the US is fighting ISIS in Syria dropped after the coalition airstrikes. The US is there because the neocons want to attack Iran, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT. In Syria, the US-led coalition conducted airstrikes against pro-government forces on Wednesday, killing over 100 people. US Central Command described it as ...

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Final two jihadists of ‘the Beatles’ ISIS terrorist cell captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces

Two British jihadists, members of the ISIS cell known as ‘the Beatles,’ have reportedly been captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters allied to the US. The Britons are known for the murder and torture of two dozen hostages. London born Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 29, whose family fled Sudan in the 1990s, were the only remaining members of ...

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True US goal in Syria is control over resources, not fighting ISIS – Russian MoD

The US-led coalition’s attack on pro-government forces in Syria has again proven that Washington’s true goal is to capture “economic assets” instead of fighting terrorism, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The MoD was referring to an incident which took place on Tuesday in Deir Ez-Zor province, as a Syrian militia unit was moving against a “sleeper cell” of Islamic State ...

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‘Great career opportunity’? American sought English teaching job with ISIS terrorists

A Texas man hoping to score a job with the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) sent the terrorist group a resume outlining why he’d be the best man for the job, according to a report by George Washington University. “I am looking to get a position teaching English to students in the Islamic State,” the jobseeker wrote in a letter ...

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US eyes partitioning of Syria, gave up on promise that fighting ISIS ‘only goal’ – Lavrov

The US appears to be aiming at dividing Syria, as US troops still linger in the country even after its promise to end the mission after driving out Islamic State fighters, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. “It’s very likely that the Americans have taken a course of dividing the country. They just gave up their assurances, given to us, ...

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