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Drug-crazed terrorism: Boko Haram, Turkish intelligence tied to spreading use of stimulant drugs to fuel Islamist attacks

Seifeddine Rezgui was found to have been high on drugs when he carried out the Tunisia massacre this summer.

Special to By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs [Excerpts from a report based on sources in Nigeria and the Middle East] The use of narcotic stimulants by Boko Haram (BH) Islamist fighters in north-eastern Nigeria may have provided a means […]

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Putin: Americans were given precise flight path of plane downed by Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Special to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 26 said the United States had been given the precise flight path of the Su-24 that was shot down by Turkey. “The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs […]

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Should the West simply surrender to ISIL and the ‘religion of peace’?


Special to By Alexander Maistrovoy “France is at war,” President Francois Hollande said after ISIL attack (as if it had not happened before – 9/11, Madrid in 2004, London in 2005, Boston in 2003, Marathon bombing, countless acts of […]

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Two election judges, four policemen killed in Sinai hotel bombing

A man looks at the damage outside the Swiss Inn hotel in El Arish.  /AFP

Special to Seven people were killed in a coordinated attack on a Sinai hotel by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) affiliate in Egypt. Egypt’s health ministry said on Nov. 25 that two election judges, four policeman and […]

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Bitcoin said to be key financing channel for ISIL


Special to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), which has used technology to its advantage in recruitment and propaganda, has found a new funding avenue in virtual cash. According to “hacktivists” at Ghost Security Group (GhostSec), ISIL has […]

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From lone wolves to high tech: ISIL’s post-Snowden evolution

Screen capture from an ISIL propaganda video.

Special to By Backgrounder, Did the actions of Edward Snowden enable Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to formulate a blueprint that led to the evolution of its “caliphate”? Several experts say that, in the wake of […]

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ISIL jihadists killed their teenage ‘poster girl’ when she attempted to flee

Samra Kesinovic

Special to A 17-year-old Austrian who became a “poster girl” for Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was reportedly killed by jihadists after attempting to escape. Samra Kesinovic is said to have been beaten to death after attempting […]

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Obama welcomes an Islamist Trojan horse: Consider who is selecting our refugees

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. / Salvatore Di Nolfi

Jeffrey T. Kuhner “President Obama is a threat to our country,” Donald Trump told me in a recent interview. He’s right. Mr. Obama now poses a clear and present danger to America. His stubborn insistence on resettling so-called “refugees” from […]

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Report: Obama ignored early intel warnings on ISIL during 2012 campaign

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.  /AP

Special to Defense Intelligence Agency warnings in 2012 of the emerging Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) threat to Syria were ignored by U.S. President Barack Obama, according to declassified documents. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents, dated […]

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Report: Canada under Liberals’ Trudeau to bar entry to single male refugees from Syria

Syrian refugees.

Special to Canada’s new Liberal government has decided to stop all single male Syrian refugees from entering the country. Sources told the Canadian CBC news network that “to deal with some ongoing concerns around security, unaccompanied men seeking asylum […]

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