Losing ground: al-Qaida-linked fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham or Levant Liberation Committee, in Idlib province, Syria

Al-Qaida losing ground in Syria as it battles rival insurgents

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Al-Qaida’s branch in Syria is in retreat for the first time since 2012 after battling both rival militant groups on several fronts, as well as President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces. Over the past three weeks, the extremist group has been driven from nearly all of the northern province of Aleppo, losing dozens of fighters in battles […]

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Iran has constructed a new base north west of Damascus in Syria which is being used to house short and medium-range ballistic missiles, it has been reported

Iran ‘has built a military base outside Syria’s capital’

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Iran has constructed a new military base in Syria which is being used to store missile capable of striking all of Israel, it has been reported.  Satellite images from ImageSat International show the base, located eight miles north west of Damascus, with newly constructed hangars. The base is being run by the Quds Force, the special […]

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John Georgelas, 34, poses with his British wife, Tania Choudhury; the couple -  now divorced - met on a Muslim matrimonial site in 2003

‘Regular’ teen life of American jihadist John Georgelas

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His words are revered throughout the ISIS community, his writings and knowledge of classical Arabic so comprehensive that they easily earn him the respect of potential jihadi recruits. For several years, the name Yahya Abu Hassan has reverberated amongst international zealots intent upon setting up a caliphate, willing fighters who rally around his extremist, violent teachings.

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