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ISIS, Facing Losses, Releases Recording Said to Be of Leader

BAGHDAD — The Islamic State on Saturday released an audio recording of a speech purportedly made by the organization’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he implored more Muslims to fight on behalf of his increasingly besieged group. The authenticity of the recording could not be confirmed. It appeared to ...

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In ISIS Strategy, U.S. Weighs Risk to Civilians

WASHINGTON — For months, the United States military has known that the Islamic State uses the city hall in Raqqa, Syria, as an administrative center and a dormitory for scores of fighters. Some American officials even believe that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group’s leader, may have been in the building ...

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How to Beat ISIS: Reform Islamic Teaching

The following excerpts are from an interview about how to defeat the Islamic State with two former jihadists: Maajid Nawaz, a former recruiter for the radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, and Mubin Shaikh, a former extremist from Canada who spent time with the Taliban before turning away from radical Islam. ...

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