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Future of ‘Islamic State’: Not merely religion

By James M Dorsey and Mushahid Ali As the threat from “Islamic State” (also known as IS or ISIS or by its Arabic acronym of Daesh) continues to grow, US-led coalition forces have intensified their aerial attacks on IS militants and strategic installations in Syria and Iraq, in a concerted effort to destroy and degrade the …

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Has ISIS reached Sinai?

By Khaled Okasha Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (ABM) officially announced their allegiance to ISIS and their recognition of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as the Amir of all Muslims this week, with both groups exchanging support via web pages affiliated with jihadist organisations. Forming an even more serious a concern, ISIS sent ABM a new target map to implement …

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