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Canada to pay $8 million to confessed killer of U.S. Special Ops soldier

Admitted terrorist killer happy with Canada's check. The post Canada to pay $8 million to confessed killer of U.S. Special Ops soldier appeared first on Hot Air.

Mosul Falls: What Is Next for ISIS?

Robin Wright on how the demise of the Islamic State could lead to a comeback of Al Qaeda.

Who Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi?

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been reported dead several times, though it has never been verified. The rarely seen figure has long eluded Western forces, despite a $25 million bounty on his

ISIS has never been weaker, but it can’t be defeated militarily

Mosul, the largest city under the control of the Islamic State group, has been liberated, and Raqqa, the group’s administrative capital in Syria, is set to follow soon. The Sunni extremists’ attempt

ISIS and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

Double decapitation. The post ISIS and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week appeared first on Hot Air.
Militants and Refugees Return to Syria Under Cease-Fire Deal

Militants and Refugees Return to Syria Under Cease-Fire Deal

Syrian refugees in Arsal, Lebanon, on Wednesday gathered around buses bound for Idlib Province in Syria.
Hostage Held by Al Qaeda in Mali for 5 Years Is Freed

Hostage Held by Al Qaeda in Mali for 5 Years Is Freed

A still from a video of Stephen Malcolm McGown. According to a retired European intelligence official, 3.5 million euros was paid to secure his release.
Jihadist Is Liable for $3.2 Million for Damage to Shrines in Mali

Jihadist Is Liable for $3.2 Million for Damage to Shrines in Mali

Two tombs at the ancient Djinguereber mosque in Timbuktu, Mali, were damaged in an attack by Islamist extremists in 2012.

Trump’s Afghan address: What he’s likely to order and why

Now what in Afghanistan? The post Trump’s Afghan address: What he’s likely to order and why appeared first on Hot Air.
5 Suspects in Bhutto Assassination Are Cleared by Pakistani Court

5 Suspects in Bhutto Assassination Are Cleared by Pakistani Court

Supporters of Benazir Bhutto, the assassinated former leader of Pakistan, gathered in Lahore in 2013 on the sixth anniversary of her death.
Kabul Streets Turn Violent in Annual Reminder of Civil War

Kabul Streets Turn Violent in Annual Reminder of Civil War

A portrait of Ahmad Shah Massoud, an anti-Taliban leader. His supporters turned out on the streets of Kabul on Saturday, the anniversary of his death in 2001.

Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End?

Robin Wright writes about how terrorist groups have failed historically, citing examples from Nelson Mandela to Yasir Arafat and the groups P.L.O., FARC, and the I.R.A.
Rand Paul on repealing the 2001 AUMF: We can’t bind the next generation to endless war

Rand Paul on repealing the 2001 AUMF: We can’t bind the next generation to endless war

"None of the seven wars we're involved with now has anything to do with 9/11." The post Rand Paul on repealing the 2001 AUMF: We can’t bind the next generation to endless war appeared first on Hot
Terrorist “incident” on London Tube appears to fizzle

Terrorist “incident” on London Tube appears to fizzle

ISIS #Fail? The post Terrorist “incident” on London Tube appears to fizzle appeared first on Hot Air.
Trump Administration Formally Lifts Sanctions on Sudan

Trump Administration Formally Lifts Sanctions on Sudan

A man walks outside a butcher’s shop in the Sudanese city of Omdurman this week.
Guantánamo Defendant Is Sentenced, in Rare Success for Military Commission

Guantánamo Defendant Is Sentenced, in Rare Success for Military Commission

President Trump has not added new detainees to the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, since taking office in January.

Somalis fear the war against al Shabaab will never end

MOGADISHU, Somalia — They found hands and legs, some blackened bodies, and one business card. Wearing white shirts printed with the phrase “We never get tired of our country,” nearly 200 young Somalis
Underwear Bomber Sues Over Treatment in Supermax Prison

Underwear Bomber Sues Over Treatment in Supermax Prison

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is serving multiple life sentences for trying to blow up an airliner in 2009, has sued over his treatment by prison officials.
The U.S. military is conducting secret missions all over Africa

The U.S. military is conducting secret missions all over Africa

U.S. troops are now conducting 3,500 exercises, programs, and engagements per year, an average of nearly 10 missions per day, on the African continent, according to the U.S. military’s top commander