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Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

...officials say that more than 3,400 people from Western countries - including nearly 180 from the U.S. - have gone to Syria or Iraq, or attempted to do so, to fight on behalf of Islamic State or other extremists groups.Although there is concern...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-07/texas-incident-fuels-concern-about-lo
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Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

...push back against ISIL and strengthen forces in Syria and build moderate opposition in Syria," said Obama, using an alternate name for the...by the march of Islamic State militants across Syria and Iraq, and the group's effort to expand...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-06/obama-picks-marine-general-joint-chie
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Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

...country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press.The Islamic State group, based in Iraq and Syria, is believed to have a small presence in Afghanistan, where the Taliban are the most powerful militant group and have been...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/afghan-warlord-warns-islamic-state-ri
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Saudis foil embassy attack, arrest 93

...fight back against the Islamic State group. The kingdom is part of a U.S.-led coalition bombing the group in Iraq and Syria.He said there have been five IS-related attacks across the kingdom in recent months that have killed 15 civilians and security...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-29/saudis-foil-embassy-attack-arrest-93
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Police station attack in Bosnia reignites tensions

...all.One of the suspects taken into custody on Tuesday is known to police and has been questioned in the past for possible Syria ties and recruitment efforts for the Islamic State group, Bosnian Serb police chief Dragan Lukac said.Zvornik, located on...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-29/police-station-attack-bosnia-reignite
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Car bombs kill 21 people in Iraq; EU warns of donor fatigue

...I'm afraid there is also - not donor fatigue - but donor exhaustion."An even larger refugee problem in neighboring Syria and most recently and earthquake in Nepal has drawn attention away from the slow building crisis in Iraq, he said.In June...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/car-bombs-kill-21-people-iraq-eu-warn
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6 charged with trying to join Islamic State

...accounts last May and planned to fly to Syria via San Diego, but his family confronted...other men kept trying to make their way to Syria, coming up with a plot to secure false...of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, which has carried...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/6-charged-trying-join-islamic-state
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Terror program: Prevention or profiling

...extremists in their campaigns in Iraq and Syria, including at least 3,400 from Western...al-Shabab in Somalia or militants in Syria."Everyone I talk with in the Somali...investigation. A man who had planned to go to Syria with those who were arrested ultimately...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/terror-program-prevention-or-profilin
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Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...militants, who have also captured large areas in neighboring Syria. While Obama has pledged another $200 million in humanitarian...coalition carried out 23 airstrikes on militants in Iraq and Syria since Tuesday. Of those, 17 were in Iraq, including three...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/militants-seize-iraqi-villages-near-r
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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...last summer and now controls about a third of both Iraq and Syria.The offensive also will serve as a major crucible for Iraqi...access to between 20,000 and 31,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria. Military officials believe there may about 150 foreign fighters...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/two-fronts-iraqi-forces-battle-islami
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