US commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growing - Associated Press

Thursday, August 13, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned on Wednesday. In the region west of the Euphrates River where the Syrian regime is in...

Syrian Kurdish center sets out to defang 'cubs of the caliphate' - Al Monitor

Saturday, February 1, 2020

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A boy is hunched on a bunk bed, his small fingers deftly stringing macrame beads. The result is a heart-shaped key ring. On it is inscribed the word “Love.” Nearby a pair of boys are playing Monopoly. In a communal kitchen one boy flips pancakes; others watch...

ISIS makes inroads with militant groups in Congo - Fox News

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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The caliphate may be gone in Iraq and Syria but ISIS is rebranding and finding new places to terrorize, this time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ISIS claimed its first attack in the central African country on April 18 when “soldiers of the caliphate” attacked a military barracks along the...

Bring Hoda Muthana and other ISIS members home — but for trial - The Hill

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

By: Leanne Erdberg Steadman; Chris Bosley

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Hoda Muthana left the United States to join ISIS, burned her passport, contributed to daily life in the so-called caliphate, and lived there until there was no longer any place left to live. Muthana and many others have turned up in refugee camps or surrendered to multinational forces, telling authorities that they “deeply regret” their actions and...

Win the Battle, Lose the War: How the U.S. Can Sustain Counterterrorism Gains - Just Security

Thursday, June 28, 2018

By: Leanne Erdberg Steadman

News Type: USIP in the News

After enduring years of terrorist brutality, citizens of places like Mosul, Mogadishu and Maiduguri can finally enjoy a semblance of normal life, after recent successes in countering terrorism. That makes the U.S. and its international partners in the fight safer too. This week’s first global meeting of heads of national counterterrorism...

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