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JIHAD: OUR COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY By Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman

  Most times when I read of Muslims being persecuted, I wonder if we are being persecuted because no Muslim is educated, famous, rich or powerful! Today, we seem to have seen persecution as a norm, as what must happen to us and we have to accept. We are killed in the middle east, we…
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June 1, 2018 0

What will post-ISIL Mosul look like?

Now that Iraq’s second-largest city has been retaken from the armed group, fears are mounting of intra-militia fighting. According to government sources, the damages incurred in the fight against ISIL has left 80 percent of the city in ruins.  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) can no longer call Mosul its de…
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July 18, 2017 0

Telegram blocks ‘terror’ content after Indonesia threat

Encrypted messaging service Telegram bows to pressure after ministry warning of ban on app used by suspected fighters. Telegram’s strong encryption is both lauded and criticised [File: Carl Court/Getty Images] The encrypted messaging company Telegram says it is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and language so it can remove…
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July 16, 2017 0

Breaking : ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has information from top ISIL commanders confirming Baghdadi’s death. Baghdadi’s death has been announced several times before, and the latest report could not be confirmed [File: Reuters] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has “confirmed information” that  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of…
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July 11, 2017 0

Abadi declares ‘total victory’ over ISIL in Mosul

Haider al-Abadi announces ‘collapse’ of ISIL caliphate as US-led coalition says Iraqi troops have firm control of Mosul. Abadi returned to Mosul on Monday to declare victory against ISIL [Office of the Iraqi Prime Minister]. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has formally declared victory over the Islamic State of the Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in…
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July 10, 2017 0

Syria’s Civil War : US-backed Syrian forces ‘surround’ ISIL in Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces say they have seized the last route to Raqqa, and now fully encircle the city. The SDF have cleared nearly 20 square kilometres in and around Raqqa over the past week [Reuters] US-backed fighters have seized the last road into Raqqa, and now say they have completely encircled the Islamic State…
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June 30, 2017 0

Iraqi army defeats ISIS in Mosul, captures Grand al-Nuri mosque where ISIL proclaimed its self-styled caliphate three years ago

Army captures Grand al-Nuri mosque where ISIL proclaimed its self-styled caliphate three years ago, state TV says. A large part of the mosque was blown up by the ISIL last week [Reuters] Iraqi government troops have captured the mosque in Mosul from where ISIL proclaimed its self-styled caliphate exactly three years ago, the Iraqi military…
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June 29, 2017 0

Amnesty declared for 83 ISIL members in Syria’s Raqqa

Low-ranking fighters are pardoned as they do not have blood on their hands, the Raqqa Civil Council says. The council said they are giving the pardoned men a second chance [Goran Tomasevic/Reuters] A civil council in Syria’s Raqqa has pardoned 83 captured ISIL fighters, in what it said was a goodwill gesture designed to promote…
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June 24, 2017 0

Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Iraq’s Mosul ‘blown up’ by ISIL

Mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate destroyed by ISIL, army says, but armed group blames US air raid. ISIL blamed US aircraft for destroying the mosque in a statement on their Amaq website [Erik De Castro/Reuters] The landmark Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its leaning minaret have been blown up, with the…
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June 22, 2017 0

US: ‘Terrorism’ investigated after policeman stabbed

Canadian man detained after stabbing police officer in the neck with a large knife at an airport in Flint, Michigan. Canadian man from Quebec reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before the attack [File: Sarah Rice/Getty Images] A police officer was stabbed in the neck at the Flint airport by a man with a knife in what…
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