30 Aug '16, 3pm

Former IMU cleric latest to denounce Islamic State | The Long War Journal

Former IMU cleric latest to denounce Islamic State | The Long War Journal

Image accompanying Abu Dher al Barmi’s speech denouncing the Islamic State. The image shows an Islamic State fighter brandishing a bloody knife over decapitated heads. The image has been edited by LWJ . An influential jihadist who served as the mufti, or top religious figure, for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and who defected to the Islamic State’s Khorasan province has denounced his new group and apologized for remaining silent on its misdeeds in the region. The defection is the latest blow to a weakening Islamic State, which is losing ground in Iraq, Syria, and Libya, and is struggling to maintain a foothold in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Abu Dher al Barmi, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) mufti who is also known as Abu Dher Azzam, disavowed the Islamic State in an Uzbek-language file uploaded onto YouTube by “a media group opposed to the Islamic State,” accor...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/08/former-imu...

Tweets

Islamic State destruction of Iraqi base could hinder Mosul operation

Islamic State destruction of Iraqi base could h...

stripes.com 30 Aug '16, 4pm

Related Islamic State buried thousands in 72 mass graves Nearly every area freed from IS control has unmasked new mass gra...

Islamic State bombing kills 54 government recru...

militarytimes.com 29 Aug '16, 9pm

SANAA, Yemen — A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at lea...

Two US-backed groups clash in northern Syria | ...

longwarjournal.org 29 Aug '16, 3am

Fighter from Jaysh al Tahrir holding a captured flag of the Syrian Democratic Forces As part of ongoing Turkish military o...

Islamic State buried thousands in 72 mass graves

Islamic State buried thousands in 72 mass graves

stripes.com 30 Aug '16, 7am

In exclusive interviews, photos and research, The Associated Press has documented and mapped 72 of the mass graves, the mo...

Zawahiri says jihadists should prepare for guerrilla war in Iraq | The Long War Journal

Zawahiri says jihadists should prepare for guer...

longwarjournal.org 26 Aug '16, 2pm

As Sahab, al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, released the third episode of Ayman al Zawahiri’s “Brief Messages to a Victorious Umm...

Victoria Becomes First Australian State to Ban ...

ecowatch.com 30 Aug '16, 2pm

The state of Victoria in Australia has voted to ban fracking on its territory, further cementing the moratorium first put ...

Islamic State claims more than 700 suicide attacks since beginning of the year

Islamic State claims more than 700 suicide atta...

longwarjournal.org 08 Sep '16, 9pm

The Islamic State claims to have executed 729 “martyrdom operations” in Iraq, Syria and Libya during the first eight month...

Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, al Qaeda ...

longwarjournal.org 11 Sep '16, 5pm

To date, al Qaeda has not lashed out at the West from inside Syria, even though it is certainly capable of doing so. Al Qa...

Taliban threatens second provincial capital in ...

longwarjournal.org 08 Sep '16, 6pm

The Taliban has launched an offensive to take control of Tarin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan province. Its forces have enter...

US intelligence indicates a weaker #IslamicState

US intelligence indicates a weaker #IslamicState

stripes.com 28 Aug '16, 3am

Zeravani, a specialized branch of the Peshmerga soldiers, conduct a tactical withdrawal during a patrol training exercise ...

Taliban storms district in eastern Afghanistan ...

longwarjournal.org 27 Aug '16, 4pm

The Taliban took control of the district of Jani Khel in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia yesterday after laying sieg...