Could US use al Qaeda-linked fighters to battle Islamic State?

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Sydney : Former US military commander David Petraeus said Wednesday fighters from al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate could be used to take on the Islamic State group as he warned that his nation`s hesitation to enforce “red lines” in Syria had damaged US credibility. The decorated four-star general said a controversial move to harness fighters from a group linked to al

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Around 800 ISIS, al-Qaeda militants preparing to attack Europe: Reports

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London : Another 350 or so Britons have returned from fighting in the war zone, with security sources acknowledging that some are plotting attacks in the UK specifically. At least 800 extremists recruited by Islamic State or groups affiliated to the al-Qaeda are prepared “to do anything” to launch attacks in Europe, media reports said on Tuesday. The Islamist fighters who

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ISIS ‘Growing Like Crazy’ Around World: NBC

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September marks the first anniversary of the U.S. war against the Islamic State group (ISIS), but American efforts are showing little success, NBC News reported on Sunday. Turkey’s recent permission for airstrikes and drone missions to be based there was “a huge tactical gain,” NBC’s Richard Engel reported on “Meet the Press,” but added, “ISIS doesn’t seem to be shrinking.”

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Scotland Yard to recruit ex-terrorists to counter Islamic State threat

The Metropolitan Police wants to develop new "counter-narratives" to challenge Islamist ideology by using extremists who have returned after travelling to join conflicts abroad and are believed to have shunned that extremist ideology

London : Scotland Yard is trying out a new scheme of recruiting convicted terrorists to counter Islamic State (IS) terror propaganda in the United Kingdom. The Metropolitan Police wants to develop new “counter-narratives” to challenge Islamist ideology by using extremists who have returned after travelling to join conflicts abroad and are believed to have shunned that extremist ideology. “We are

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Islamic State seizes new territory from Syrian rebels near Turkish border

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Syria : Islamic State (IS) has seized new territory from rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the militant group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group tracking the war, said IS seized five villages, including two near the Turkish border, from Syrian insurgents.

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