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Turkey begins new era in fight against Daesh | Source: Jerusalem Post

Counterterrorism police stand in front of a building during a raid in Turkey’s capital Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 11, 2018.

Turkey will be increasing pressure on international partners over the YPG/PKK terrorist group, which continues its logistical and financial cooperation with Daesh in Syria. For Turkey, the PKK/YPG is actually cooperating Daesh, and continues to receive political and logistical, arms support from Washington under the pretext of fighting terrorists in Syria.

Source: Daily Sabah


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Anti-Daesh coalition to continue fight in Middle East, Africa | Source: Daily Sabah

Members of the U.S.-led coalition against Daesh pose for a family photo at the Fiera di Roma, in Rome, Italy, on June 28, 2021.

Ministers of the Global Coalition against Daesh reaffirmed their determination to defeat terrorism not only in the Middle East but also in Africa. Although Daesh has lost almost all of its territory in Syria and Iraq, the terrorists are exerting growing force in Africa including in the Sahel, where France is winding down a military campaign, and in Mozambique.

Source: Daily Sabah


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AFRICA:

  • The Islamic State has found a new lifeline in Africa. It has forged ties with many of these local insurgencies as a marriage of convenience: For the militants, the Islamic State brand brings recognition from local governments that the homegrown guerrilla movements have long craved. The Islamic State, in turn, has been able to broadcast the local militants’ attacks as proof that their global jihad is alive and well.

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES


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MOZAMBIQUE:

  • ISIS attack on Mozambique last weekend raises prospect of greater US involvement in the African country. The US is in discussions with other countries in the area worried that the extremist threat could spill over, especially following ISIS incursions from Mozambique into Tanzania last year.

SOURCE: THE NATIONAL NEWS


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MOZAMBIQUE:

  • U.S. special operations troops have deployed to Mozambique on a mission to assist the country’s counterterrorism forces with the growing threat of Islamic State militants. The move comes as violence has spread across the African country, with over 670,000 people displaced so far by ISIS attacks centered around the mainly Muslim Cabo Delgado province.

SOURCE: WASHINGTON EXAMINER


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IRAQ:

  • France has called for a meeting of the US-led International Coalition over the “revival” of the Islamic State in Iraq. The so-called Coalition against Daesh has not met for a long time, despite France, which is also part of the international coalition, called on new US President Joe Biden to continue fighting ISIS as a priority.

SOURCE: SHAFAQ


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UKRAINE:

  • The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has discovered an Islamic State (IS) cell near Ukraine’s capital of Kiev, which was allegedly led by a combatant wanted for participating in combat in Syria.

SOURCE: RMX NEWS


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  • MOZAMBIQUE: In northeast Mozambique, a region rich in natural gas and mineral resources, an Islamic insurgency is escalating, using operational techniques similar to those from conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The ISIS-aligned group has escalated violence in Cabo Delgado, including grisly beheadings, kidnappings, and forced recruitment.

SOURCE: POLITICALVIOLENCEATAGLANCE

 

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  • INDONESIA: Indonesia suffered a terrorist attack in a remote village in the country’s eastern province of Central Sulawesi that killed at least four people. Members of the Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT), a terrorist group that supports ISIL, are suspected to be the attackers.

SOURCE: XINHUANET

 

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  • IRAQ: The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs warned that Daesh has intensified its activities in Iraq in recent months. At the end of 2017, the Iraqi authorities declared victory over the terrorist group, but the armed organization continues to operate through sleeper cells in some parts of the country.

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

 

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