#The Islamic State Of Iraq


Rwanda confirms offensive on Mozambique insurgents – KT Press

Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) has confirmed Rwandan troops were recently engaged in a direct confrontation with insurgents in Palma zone in the North of Mozambique. On July 9 and 10, Rwanda deployed 1,000 RDF and Rwanda Police forces to the Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique to take part in a special combat mission alongside the Mozambique Armed Defence Forces (FADM) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to uproot the insurgent militia groups.
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Boko Haram Fighters Pledging Allegiance With ISWAP

A recent video produced by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) shows hundreds of Boko Haram fighters pledging their allegiance to ISWAP. The video emerged a few weeks after the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, reportedly died. It is unclear if Boko Haram senior officials, or only the group shown, will be allying with ISWAP. Regardless, the recent increase in ISWAP’s power, and their rising number of fighters, is a concern for people in northeastern Nigeria. There are fears that ISWAP is attempting to consolidate power in the region and potentially gain control over the entire insurgency. These concerns are supported by this recent video. One fighter said, “we will unite together to fight” and, “what will happen now will by far exceed what transpired in the past now that we’re united.” The potential consolidation of power with ISWAP could quell the violent rivalry between Boko Haram and ISWAP. If the groups join, the insurgency could focus more attention on attacking the Nigerian military: the main target of both groups.
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To stop mass atrocities, follow the money

Mass atrocities don’t come cheap. A common misconception is that everything must fail in order for international crimes – war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide – to be perpetrated against civilian populations. On the contrary, many things need to align for governments, terrorists, or rebel groups to commit atrocities. They need persuasive politics, organised institutions prepared to follow orders, and buy-in from key constituencies. And they need money – lots of it.
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Phoenix man arrested for threatening Gov. Ducey, Sec. Hobbs on Twitter

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A Phoenix man on the FBI's Terrorist Watchlist was arrested on Wednesday after he threatened Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. According to court documents, on July 1, 26-year-old Laquint Cherry posted on Twitter under an alias account a statement threatening the...

Russia, Central Asian states call for intra-Afghan talks — statement

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) The foreign ministers of five Central Asian States (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) plus Russia call for constructive talks between the government in Kabul and the Taliban movement, according to a joint statement released by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Trend reports citing TASS .
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Convicted terrorists lead religious services in federal prisons: IG

Convicted terrorists – some associated with al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and Al-Shabaab – were allowed to lead religious services in federal prisons because of a shortage of chaplains, according to a recent inspector general report evaluating the Bureau of Prisons. Moreover, the bureau’s internal watchdog found prison officials had little...

Iraqi archbishop: We must ensure ISIS genocide is not repeated

Grateful for aid to Iraqi Christian genocide victims, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil says more must be done to ensure the ISIS genocide is not repeated. “The help was there, and that’s really made a big difference,” Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Catholic Archeparchy of Erbil told CNA this week in an interview. He credited international Catholic aid groups, including the Knights of Columbus, Aid to the Church in Need, and the U.S. bishops’ conference, with helping Christian survivors of ISIS genocide recover and rebuild in Northern Iraq in recent years.
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America Repeats Its Mistakes in Afghanistan and Iraq

Afghanistan and Iraq are vastly different. Afghanistan has been dominated by feuding warlords for many centuries, without a central and respected writ of authority. Iraq, as an integral part of the Levant, has been a nation-state actor connected to much of the world through OPEC, founded in Baghdad — and through trade and investment with the West.

Mozambique reaffirms US ties against Islamists

MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – THE United States (US) and Mozambique have restated their commitment to the partnership aimed at fighting the threat of radical Islamism. Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, and Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, made the pledge during a phone call on Wednesday. Ned Price, departmental spokesperson, disclosed...

SADC regional force deployment to Mozambique an act of African solidarity

Southern African Development Community (SADC) with support from the Addis Ababa based African Union Commission (AUC) have together set July 15 the beginning of the deployment of the joint regional military troops in Mozambique. According to the statement released by SADC, the mission has as its objective, to support the...
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As Last US Forces Prepare to Leave, Taliban Again Promises No Terror Activities on Afghan Soil

Analysts disagree on future threats from Afghanistan to the region, world. [Islamabad] With US and allied Western troops set to soon complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan after two decades, the country is slipping deeper into turmoil in the absence of a strong governmental or administrative arrangement. Meanwhile, the country’s warring parties are not prepared to compromise on their mutual demands.