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The ISIL challenge is an ideological battle

Sydney Morning Herald - 10 Sep 2014
We are sending forces to Iraq to contribute to a military effort to suppress ISIL. We are doing so for three reasons: that ISIL is committing barbarous acts of genocide and butchery; that it openly seeks to overturn the existing political order in the ...
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Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

Aljazeera.com - 21 Aug 2018
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) last month claimed responsibility for its first attack in Tajikistan, the poorest ex-Soviet state that shares a border with Afghanistan. On July 29, a grey saloon car repeatedly ran ...
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ISIL claims attacks on security forces in Russia's Chechnya

Aljazeera.com - 20 Aug 2018
A series of coordinated attacks against security forces hit Russia's volatile autonomous republic of Chechnya on Monday with authorities claiming to have killed at least five assailants - all of them children. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL ...
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Iraq says its warplanes killed 28 ISIL members in eastern Syria

Aljazeera.com - 17 Aug 2018
The Iraqi army says it has killed 28 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, after carrying out two air strikes on eastern Syria. Security officials told the Associated Press (AP) on Friday that F-16 ...
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Afghanistan: ISIL Suicide bomber targets school in Kabul

Aljazeera.com - 16 Aug 2018
Abdullah Khenjani, the editor-in-chief at Afghanistan's 1TV broadcaster, told Al Jazeera from Kabul: "There is a suspicion that Taliban is using ISIL's name to decrease the public pressure when it comes to these kinds of very brutal attacks on ...
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US-backed forces repel ISIL attack in east Syria: monitor

Hurriyet Daily News - 18 Aug 2018
US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Aug. 18. The Syrian Democratic Forces ...
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UN report: 20000-30000 ISIL fighters left in Iraq and Syria

Aljazeera.com - 13 Aug 2018
Between 20,000 and 30,000 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, remain in Iraq and Syria despite its defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a new United Nations report.
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With ISIL gone, Iraqi Kurds still battle a weak economy

Aljazeera.com - 11 Aug 2018
Before the battle to push out ISIL in 2014, the economy was growing and there were high hopes for a surge in foreign investment. As Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Erbil, there are signs things are improving, but people say not fast enough.
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Iraq: Families of ISIL members fear attacks if they go home

Aljazeera.com - 08 Aug 2018
ISIL has been pushed back into small pockets in Iraq and Syria, a process that resulted in the death or imprisonment of tens of thousands of fighters. Some of their wives and children are now unable to return to their hometowns for fear of reprisals ...
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Jordan: Four security officers killed after storming building

Aljazeera.com - 12 Aug 2018
Jordan's interior minister said on Monday those behind an attack on police supported Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and investigations revealed plans for more violence against security and civilian targets. Sameer al-Mobaideen said the ...
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ISIL sleeper cell attacks remain a threat in northern Iraq

Aljazeera.com - 06 Aug 2018
Government leaders in northern Iraq say ISIL sleeper cells remain a threat - but a recent attack there isn't a sign of the group's revival. The Iraqi government declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group eight months ago. The ...
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Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIL find solace in Baghdad

Aljazeera.com - 06 Aug 2018
Displaced by the expansion of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - which rapidly overran vast territories in Iraq, eventually seizing one-third of the country in 2014 - Christian families left their homes in the ancient Assyrian towns of ...
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Jordan army says several ISIL fighters killed in border clashes

Aljazeera.com - 02 Aug 2018
Jordan's army says its forces have killed several fighters belonging to ISIL to prevent them from crossing from southern Syria. Military units used "all types of weapons" to shell a group of fighters who had come close to its side of the Yarmouk Valley ...
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Indonesian court bans ISIL-linked group behind deadly attacks

Aljazeera.com - 31 Jul 2018
An Indonesian court has disbanded Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), the country's largest ISIL-linked group for "conducting terrorism" and affiliating itself with the foreign organisation. JAD was involved in a deadly 2016 Jakarta attack and a wave of ...

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