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Top US Spy says Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Iraq Represent Greater Terrorist Threat than Afghanistan

Afghanistan is no longer the US' top concern among international terrorist threats to the American homeland, the nation's top spy said at an intelligence and national security conference in Washington on Monday, even amid ongoing fears from…
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Biden Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal on 9/11 Anniversary: ‘How Else Could You Get Out?’

President Biden on Saturday again defended the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, arguing that the vast majority of Americans wanted to get out -- and asking "How else could you get out?" Biden was speaking to reporters in Shanksville, Pa.,…
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After Afghanistan, Pakistan Eyeing ‘More Aggressive’ Tactics in Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan’s ISI, widely acknowledged to be in a stronger position in wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, may be eyeing a more aggressive strategy in J&K, according to sources in the Indian security establishment. As part of this…
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Biden has blood on his hands today, lives were sacrificed for political spin

By : Paul Baldwin Head of Comment , EXPRESSLet's be clear about why 95 people, including 13 US servicemen (at time of writing), are dead today: because Biden wanted an easy soundbite to spout on the anniversary of 9/11. In two weeks time…
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Biden Says another Terrorist Attack on Kabul Airport Is ‘Highly Likely’ While Vowing That US Retaliatory Strike Was Not ‘The Last’

Another terrorist attack on Kabul's airport is "highly likely in the next 24-36 hours," President Joe Biden said commanders have informed him, while hours later, the US Embassy in Kabul issued a security alert. "Due to a specific, credible…

ISIS: A History

by : Fawaz Gerges , Amazon link Fawaz A. Gerges is a Lebanese-American academic and author with expertise on the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, international relations, Al Qaeda, and relations between the Islamic and Western worlds. He…
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ISIS Remains a Persistent ‘Low-Level’ Threat in Iraq and Syria, US Report Says

The Islamic State group remains a threat seven years after it swept through Syria and Iraq, but it has not mounted any deliberate attacks on coalition forces in over two years, the U.S. military said. This week marks the anniversary of ISIS’s…
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Taliban Won’t Allow ISIS Penetration in Afghanistan: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Saturday said peace in Afghanistan was necessary for regional peace and Pakistan was consulting the Afghan neighbouring countries for permanent peace for development, prosperity and uplift of the war-torn…
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Withdrawing Coalition Forces Would ‘Put Iraq in Danger’: KRG Official

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Foreign Relations Department said he was concerned over the withdrawal of international coalition forces from Iraq, saying national forces are not equipped to handle the threat of increased…
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US Combat Troops No Longer Needed to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Prime Minister Says

Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi…