Islamic State is winning the digital war against the West because its foes are failing to counter extremist propaganda or highlight fallacies in the terror group’s narratives, a leading British counter-terrorism expert says.
British arms manufacturer BAE Systems says the growing involvement of Middle Eastern states in the battle against the Islamic State has caused a spike in demand for the support services it provides for aircraft and weaponry sold in the region.
MI5 are concerned by the speed at which British teenager, Brusthom Ziamamni, became radicalized. The 19 year-old was arrested last August, as he carried a 12 inch knife in a black Islamist flag. He was later found guilty of plotting to behead a soldier.
Up to 3,000 trained jihadists are seeking to cross into Turkey from Syria and Iraq, with intentions of striking diplomatic targets belonging to anti-ISIS coalition partners, the Turkish intelligence service told the police in an internal memo.
Diplomats from some EU capitals have reportedly told Reuters the time is ripe for restoring diplomatic relations with Syria, where President Bashar Assad remains in power four years after the start of a brutal civil war.
There are two things President Obama has to deal with to stop terrorism: expose those behind funding and coordinating ISIS and help the development of Middle East economies, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine, told RT.
Libya is just about 350 kilometers from Italy, and is a failed state full of weapons, money, and oil and ISIS is likely use it as a hub to attack Western targets and spread within North Africa, Danni Makki of the Syrian youth movement in the UK, told RT.
The leader of ISIS jihadist group and self-proclaimed “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, spent nearly a year in US custody in Iraq in 2004 as a “civilian detainee,” declassified military documents have revealed.
“Perverted” ISIS fighters in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa indulge in “brutal and abnormal” sexual practices, in sharp contrast with the austere religious image they try to project, claims a new report compiled by local activist journalists.