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July 25, 2014

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Isis denies ordering that all girls in Mosul undergo FGM

Isis denies ordering that all girls in Mosul undergo FGM

"Doubts grow over UN report, seemingly reliant on year-old document from Syria thought to have been doctoredJihadi extremists who have taken over the Iraqi city of Mosul have denied ordering families to have their daughters undergo female genital mutilation in order to prevent "immorality"..."

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Chad and its neighbours: Africa’s jihadists, on their way

"SQUINT a little and the region skirting Lake Chad in central Africa resembles Mosul and Tikrit in northern Iraq: dried-out canals, scrubby plains, ragtag bands of Islamists with guns beneath an unrelenting sun. Thanks to satellite television, the long-suffering residents around the lake, which..."

Iraq’s Christians: Nearly all gone


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Obsessing About Gaza, Ignoring Syria (and Most Everything Else) - The Atlantic

"The AtlanticObsessing About Gaza, Ignoring Syria (and Most Everything Else)The AtlanticI was struck, over the weekend, by the lack of coverage of the Syrian civil war, in which the death count recently passed 170,000. By Sunday night, it had become clear that the weekend in toll in Syria would..."

Westerners in Syria fight top concerns at security forum - CNN

Islamist Militants Gain in Syria - Wall Street Journal

UN sends first Syria aid without government consent - BBC News

The Most Violent 48 Hours Of The Entire Syrian War Centered Around Gas Fields - Business Insider

What jihadists are doing in Syria and Iraq while Gaza grabs the headlines - Washington Post (blog)

Norwegian Police Warn of Syria-Linked Terror Attack - Wall Street Journal

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“Can the Islamic State Survive? What Can the US Do?” by Matthias Baun Brubaker Christensen

"“Can the Islamic State Survive? What Can the US Do?” by Matthias Baun Brubaker Christensen – @matthias1981 July 22, 2014 Islamic state: a lion and a fox? The Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham) emerged out of the ashes of two conflicts. It..."


جديد: داعش يعلن سيطرته على "الفرقة 17" بالرقة السورية - Masralarabia

"موجز مصرداعش يعلن سيطرته على "الفرقة 17" بالرقة السوريةMasralarabiaأعلن تنظيم "الدولة الإسلامية"، اليوم الجمعة، عن سيطرة مقاتليه على "الفرقة 17" التي كانت قوات النظام لا تزال متواجدة فيها بريف محافظة الرقة المعقل الرئيس للتنظيم في سوريا، وذلك بعد حصار دام أكثر من عام ونصف. ونشر حساب "ولاية الرقة" التابع للتنظيم..."

جديد: إسقاط طائرة استطلاع سورية على الحدود الاردنية - دار الحياة

الأمم المتحدة: عبور أول قافلة اغاثة إلى سوريا دون موافقة النظام - الرياض

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جديد: الحقود الحاقد بشار الأسد

"استغرب بعض الباحثين هنا بشدة من الصورة التي بثتها وسائل الإعلام عن مجموعة لبنانية شيعية تعتدي على طفل سوري لم يبلغ الخامسة بعد، فتتفنن في لطمه وصفعه. وإنما مردّ استغراب الزملاء في مركز الدراسات ليس الصورة القاسية فحسب، بل موقف "الرئيس" بشار الأسد من أطفال سورية الذين أصبحوا يتعرضون كل يوم لما هو أقسى من اللطم والركل والتعنيف.وقد..."

جديد: زعران في وعر حمص يحتلون شقة ويضربون مالكها وأهالي يشتمون الثورة والجيش الحر