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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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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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