Women Enslaved by ISIS Say They Did Not Consent to a Film About Them

The acclaimed documentary “Sabaya” portrays the rescue of Yazidi women sexually enslaved by the Islamic State terrorist group. But many of the traumatized women said they never agreed to be in the film.

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In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb

U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account.

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Trial Begins Over 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks

The attacks carried out by Islamic State extremists that killed 130 people deeply rattled France and sent shock waves through Europe. The trial is scheduled to last at least nine months.

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After Stabbing Attack, New Zealand Examines Its Anti-Terrorism Efforts

A man who wounded seven people in a supermarket had been under surveillance for months. Officials say a loophole in the country’s laws needs to be closed.

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Member of ISIS ‘Beatles’ Cell Pleads Guilty in Hostage Cases

Alexanda Kotey admitted that he played a key part in American prisoners’ kidnapping, detention and hostage negotiations. Some of the hostages were beheaded.

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Pentagon Leaders Wary of Working With Taliban

Cooperation with the group in fighting an Islamic State affiliate is “possible,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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Member of ISIS ‘Beatles’ Cell Plans to Plead Guilty in Abuse of Hostages

An upcoming change-of-plea hearing for Alexanda Kotey suggests he is cooperating with prosecutors and could provide details about victims.

#islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #kotey-alexanda, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Will The US Cope With Taliban Rule?

Its longtime enemy now a fact of life, Washington must choose when to shun or tolerate the group, with all the wrenching trade-offs each policy choice brings.

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The New U.S. Challenge in Afghanistan: Coping With Taliban Rule

Its longtime enemy now a fact of life, Washington must choose when to shun or tolerate the group, with all the wrenching trade-offs each policy choice brings.

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Blinken’s Speech on Afghanistan: Full Transcript

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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Transcript of Blinken’s Speech on ‘New Chapter’ in Afghanistan

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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U.S. Conducts Drone Strike in Kabul and Winds Down Airlift as Deadline Nears

The strike eliminated what U.S. officials called an imminent terrorist threat. With the military evacuation of Afghans over, the United States and others say they will still get people out.

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Afghanistan Collapse and Strikes in Somalia Raise Snags for Drone Warfare Rules

But the Biden administration is close to finishing a new playbook for counterterrorism strikes outside conventional war zones.

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As Bombing’s Death Toll Soars, Desperate Afghans Seek Any Exit

The day after one of the deadliest suicide attacks in Afghanistan’s history, crowds still gathered at Kabul’s airport. “People are trying to leave the country at any price.”

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airport-security, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #karzai-hamid, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

This Is How Theocracy Shrivels

Radical ideas that once made Islamist extremism seem galvanizing have lost their luster.

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What Is ISIS-K, the Islamic State Khorasan?

Founded in 2015, the Afghan splinter group from ISIS counts as its foes U.S. forces and the Taliban.

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Amid Afghan Chaos, a C.I.A. Mission That Will Persist for Years

The spy agency had plans to de-emphasize counterterrorism operations to focus on rising global powers. History got in the way.

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Biden Faces a Tragedy He Worked to Avoid

The president said the evacuation of U.S. citizens and allies from Afghanistan would continue, even after an attack that killed at least 13 American troops and dozens of civilians.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-international-airport, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

After Decades of War in Afghanistan, ISIS and Al Qaeda Can Still Wreak Havoc

The U.S. and its allies waged war for 20 years to try to defeat terrorists in Afghanistan. A double-suicide bombing demonstrated that they remain a threat.

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Transcript of Biden’s Speech After Kabul Airport Attack

The president mourned the U.S. service members and others killed and addressed those responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

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At Least 12 U.S. Troops Among Masses of Dead in Kabul Suicide Attack

Bombers struck a huge crowd outside the airport, killing dozens of civilians in the waning days of the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan.

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U.S. Says 1,500 Americans in Afghanistan as Withdrawal Deadline Nears

The State Department is frantically trying to track down U.S. citizens. Tens of thousands of Afghan allies will all but certainly be left behind.

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ISIS Branch Poses Biggest Immediate Terror Threat to Evacuation in Kabul

An Islamic State affiliate that is a sworn enemy of both the Taliban and the United States threatens a large-scale attack against the mission at the airport.

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Biden Sticks to Afghan Deadline, Resisting Pleas to Extend Evacuation

The American withdrawal coincided with a threat by the Taliban to stop Afghans from traveling to the airport, an ominous sign that the window may be slamming shut for thousands of people desperate to leave.

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ISIS Poses ‘Acute’ Threat to U.S. Evacuation Efforts in Kabul, Sullivan Says

President Biden’s national security adviser warned of mounting but unspecified terrorist risks to the U.S. mission to evacuate thousands of Americans and Afghan allies.

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Biden Sends Dueling Messages on Afghanistan

The administration has sought to reassure Americans that it is ending “forever wars” while signaling to Afghans that the U.S. is not abandoning the beleaguered country.

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Biden Says Afghans Must ‘Decide Their Future’ as U.S. Troops Withdraw

Mr. Biden told President Ashraf Ghani that the United States would still offer security assistance, as well as diplomatic and humanitarian aid.

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Attacked and Vulnerable, Some Afghans Are Forming Their Own Armies

With U.S. troops leaving, the Taliban advancing, and a steady collapse of security force bases and outposts, the Hazara and other ethnic groups in Afghanistan are raising militias.

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A Path of Forgiveness After Unimaginable Loss in Iraq

An engineer’s wife, daughter and other family members were killed in a misguided airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition. But Basim Razzo would rather sow understanding than hatred.

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Europe’s Dilemma: Take In ISIS Families, or Leave Them in Syria?

Many countries have resisted allowing the return of families of ISIS members. Security experts say that leaving the women and their children in Syria is a greater risk.

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Militants Attacked a Key Town in Mozambique. Where Was the Government?

Insurgents who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State attacked the strategic town of Palma in March. We interviewed survivors and used videos, satellite imagery and ship-tracking data to show how Mozambique’s government failed to protect its civilians — leaving thousands to fend for themselves.

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‘Why Do We Deserve to Die?’ Kabul’s Hazaras Bury Their Daughters.

A bomb attack that killed scores of schoolgirls, members of a long-persecuted minority, offered still more evidence that Afghanistan may be on the verge of unraveling.

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Bombing Outside School Kills at Least 20 in Afghanistan

Female students were among the casualties. The attack came at the end of a particularly violent week in the country, and amid growing concerns about the looming American troop withdrawal.

#afghanistan, #civilian-casualties, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #taliban, #terrorism

Far-Right French Leader Marine Le Pen Acquitted Over ISIS Tweets

Ms. Le Pen, head of the National Rally, posted graphic pictures in 2015 to protest comparisons between the terrorist group and her party.

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Biden Officials Place Hope in Taliban’s Desire for Legitimacy and Money

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and others say the prospect of recognition — and financial aid from the United States — can moderate the militant group. Some call that delusional.

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Port Authority Bomber Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Akayed Ullah, who detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square in the name of ISIS in 2017, became radicalized online.

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General Warns of Challenges to Tracking Terrorist Threats in Afghanistan After U.S. Exits

The military is examining where it can reposition troops to prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a terrorist base.

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The End of the United States’ Forever War

A new book about the Pech Valley in Afghanistan’s violent east offers poignant lessons as the Biden administration announces plans to withdraw all troops.

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Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?

Pakistan’s military stayed allied to both the Americans and Taliban. But now the country may face intensified extremism at home as a result of a perceived Taliban victory.

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U.S. and Allies Plan Fight From Afar Against Al Qaeda Once Troops Exit Afghanistan

Drones, long-range bombers and spy networks will be used in an effort to prevent Afghanistan from re-emerging as a terrorist base to threaten the United States.

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Biden to Withdraw All Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

After years of arguing against an extended military presence in Afghanistan, President Biden is doing things his way, with the deadline for withdrawal set for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again?

Not likely, at least in the short term, intelligence officials assess. But stopping terrorism groups over the long term could be more difficult.

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Nemam Ghafouri, Doctor Who Aided Yazidis in Iraq, Dies at 52

Dr. Ghafouri helped survivors of an ISIS genocide and reunited formerly enslaved women with children taken from them. She died of Covid-19.

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In Bid to Boost Its Profile, ISIS Turns to Africa’s Militants

Violence by Islamist extremists in Africa reached a record high last year. Now, the Islamic State is using those attacks to project an image of strength.

#africa, #al-qaeda, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sahel-africa, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Shot Dead in Afghanistan

The health workers were part of the government’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city which has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months.

#civilian-casualties, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #jalalabad-afghanistan, #vaccination-and-immunization

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Mozambique Attack

An affiliate of the militant group has seized large swaths of territory, including another important port town, but the assault last week demonstrated a new level of boldness.

#islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #palma-mozambique, #terrorism, #world-food-program

As Militants Seize Mozambique Gas Hub, a Dash for Safety Turns Deadly

An agonizing choice for nearly 200 people holed up in a hotel as gunmen roamed unchecked: Wait overnight for rescue? Or make a run for it?

#foreign-workers, #international-crisis-group, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #palma-mozambique, #terrorism

Indonesia Church Rocked by Explosion on Palm Sunday

A priest described the blast in the city of Makassar as a suicide bombing. The mayor said no churchgoers were killed.

#easter-and-holy-week, #indonesia, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #sulawesi-indonesia, #terrorism

Insurgents Seize Mozambique Town, Killing Several People; Fate of Hundreds Unknown

The attack by hundreds of suspected Islamist insurgents trapped nearly 200 people, including foreign workers, in a hotel in Palma, Mozambique, site of a major gas project.

#africa, #civilian-casualties, #human-rights-watch, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #terrorism, #total-sa

Officials Try to Sway Biden Using Intelligence on Potential for Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

If U.S. troops leave before any deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government, the militant group will take over much of the country, an intelligence assessment predicted.

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