30 Jan '16, 8am

Islamic State Caliphate Crunched by U.S.-Backed Forces: By: Voice of America The borders of IS’s self-d...

Islamic State Caliphate Crunched by U.S.-Backed Forces: By: Voice of America The borders of IS’s self-d...

Islamic State Caliphate Crunched by U.S.-Backed Forces Jeff Seldin, Voice of America The borders of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria are steadily eroding, but it will likely be months before U.S. and coalition-backed forces are ready to take on the terror group’s strongholds in Mosul or Raqqa. New estimates from U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) show Islamic State (IS) fighters have lost 40 percent of the territory they once held in Iraq and five percent of the territory they once held in Syria. “We’ve seen small dust-ups in both the Euphrates and Tigris River valleys but no significant tactical action,” OIR spokesman Col. Steve Warren told Pentagon reporters from Baghdad regarding IS activity in Iraq. Warren said in Syria, IS fighters were carrying out limited offensive operations along the so-called Mara line in the country’s northwes...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/islamic-state-caliphate-...

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Islamic State joins others in training children...

longwarjournal.org 28 Jan '16, 9pm

Teen-aged jihadists training in an Islamic State Khorasan “province” propaganda video. The Islamic State’s branch in the A...

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Libya may become the next front in war against ...

stripes.com 27 Jan '16, 4pm

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing, Thursday...

Libya may become the next front in war against ...

stripes.com 27 Jan '16, 4pm

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing, Thursday...

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How Involved Are US Special Forces in Fight Aga...

smallwarsjournal.com 23 Jan '16, 6am

How Involved Are US Special Forces in Fight Against Islamic State? Carla Babb, Voice of America As Defense Secretary Ash C...

Europol: No Confirmed Evidence Linking Islamic State to Bitcoin

Europol: No Confirmed Evidence Linking Islamic ...

coindesk.com 26 Jan '16, 11pm

A report drafted by EU law enforcement agency Europol has found that there is no evidence to back up reports linking the I...

Before Paris attack, Islamic State terrorists c...

longwarjournal.org 25 Jan '16, 2am

The terrorists responsible for the Nov. 13, 2015 coordinated assaults in Paris are featured in a new Islamic State video. ...

Kurdish forces expand airstrip in northeast Syr...

janes.com 28 Jan '16, 2pm

Satellite imagery obtained by IHS Jane's shows an airstrip in northeast Syria, which is reportedly being used by US forces...

The most absurd Islamic State-inspired plot yet...

stripes.com 28 Jan '16, 11pm

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The Islamic State's obsession with al Qaeda and the Taliban - Long War Journal

The Islamic State's obsession with al Qaeda and...

longwarjournal.org 21 Jan '16, 2am

The newly released 13th issue of the Islamic State’s English-language Dabiq magazine begins with an article praising the D...

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Politicians note: #Iowa the US's most #wind -po...

theecologist.org 30 Jan '16, 7pm

Today, there are 12 factories in Iowa that build wind-related parts and materials, and wind supports as many as 7,000 jobs...

Kurdish forces expand airstrip in northeast Syria

janes.com 27 Jan '16, 8pm

Satellite imagery obtained by IHS Jane's shows an airstrip in northeast Syria, which is reportedly being used by US forces...

4 dead, 18 hurt in #SaudiArabia mosque bombing:...

straitstimes.com 29 Jan '16, 1pm

RIYADH (AFP) - A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Shi'ite-populated eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing...

Experts: Costs for upgrading weapons will put f...

stripes.com 27 Jan '16, 8pm

The schedule to replace worn systems such as the Marine Corps' CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter with the new CH-53K King St...