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As ISIS Posts in Portuguese, U.S. and Brazil Bolster Olympics Security

By SIMON ROMERO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT August 1, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — Worried about possible terrorist attacks at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s government is working closely with American law enforcement and intelligence services to identify threats and thwart potential disasters at the Games. Despite its notorious battles with violent crime, ...

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As ISIS Loosens Grip, U.S. and Iraq Prepare for Grinding Insurgency

BAGHDAD — The Islamic State’s latest suicide attack in Baghdad, which killed nearly 330 people, foreshadows a long and bloody insurgency, according to American diplomats and commanders, as the group reverts to its guerrilla roots because its territory is shrinking in Iraq and Syria. Already, officials say, many Islamic State ...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Killing of French Police Officer

By ALISSA J. RUBIN June 13, 2016 PARIS — A police captain was fatally stabbed and his companion was also killed at their home in a small town northwest of Paris on Monday evening, and within hours the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the murders. The police captain, who was not otherwise identified, ...

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In Effort to Defeat ISIS, U.S. and Iran Impede One Another

By TIM ARANGO April 25, 2016 BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces, backed by American airstrikes and advised by American officers, have been making strides in Anbar Province, slowly taking back territory from the Islamic State. But in Falluja, a city in Sunni-dominated Anbar that has been in the hands of the Islamic State ...

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Boko Haram and ISIS Are Collaborating More, U.S. Military Says

NDJAMENA, Chad — American military officials say that two of the world’s most feared terrorist groups — the Islamic State and Boko Haram — have begun to collaborate more closely, raising alarm that they are working together to attack American allies in North and Central Africa. On Wednesday, Brig. Gen. ...

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Obama Reports Gains, and ‘Momentum,’ Against ISIS

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Wednesday that while the Islamic State could still “inflict horrific violence on the innocent,” the United States had made substantial gains in combating the group, reducing its forces to the lowest level in two years and squeezing its cash flow. ...

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