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ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

LONDON — Some weapons bought by the U.S. military in 2015 ended up in the hands of Islamic State fighters within two months, according to a report released Thursday. The findings, by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an independent arms-tracking organization, are based on three years of meticulous documentation of weapons recovered from ISIS on the battlefields of […]

ISIS massacres civilians while preventing them from fleeing Mosul

ISIS massacres civilians while preventing them from fleeing Mosul

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said civilians in the Zanjili neighborhood in Mosul are living tragic circumstances as they are getting killed by ISIS while attempting to flee the group’s strongholds. “ISIS is preventing civilians from fleeing. If they receive any information that someone is trying to escape or if they capture anyone while […]

Islam is ‘not strongest factor’ behind foreign fighters joining extremist groups in Syria and Iraq

Islam is ‘not strongest factor’ behind foreign fighters joining extremist groups in Syria and Iraq

Religion is not the strongest driving force behind thousands of foreign fighters joining Isis and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, a report by US military researchers has found. A new study by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point revealed that the vast majority of almost 1,200 militants surveyed had no formal […]