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Last two of British Isis jihadists known as 'the Beatles' 'captured in Syria'

Last two of British Isis jihadists known as 'the Beatles' 'captured in Syria'Two British Isis jihadis who were part of a group known for its torture and killing of Western hostages have reportedly been captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters allied to the US. American officials said Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, part of a group that was dubbed “the Beatles” for their British accents, were detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia. The New York Times was first to report that the SDF had caught the men in January and made them available to the US military personnel for questioning.



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Trump won’t seek new authority for wider Syria mission after hammering ISIS

Trump won’t seek new authority for wider Syria mission after hammering ISISThe U.S. mission in Syria is shifting away from defeating the ISIS on the battlefield, but the president does not plan to ask Congress for new war powers there.



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GOP Lawmaker Claims ISIS Masterminded Las Vegas Shooting

GOP Lawmaker Claims ISIS Masterminded Las Vegas Shootingtold Fox News host Tucker Carlson he believes the Islamic State terror group masterminded the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people in October.



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Virginia Man With Suspected Ties to ISIS Arrested for Destroying Evidence

Virginia Man With Suspected Ties to ISIS Arrested for Destroying EvidenceHe may have been interested in a U.S. attack



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Where the U.S. stands in the fight against ISIS

Where the U.S. stands in the fight against ISISIn 2017, President Donald Trump expanded the war on ISIS, leading to group losing former strongholds Mosul and Raqqa. But there were also American casualties in new battlefields: 21 service members killed in six countries.



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2018 ISIS fight to rely more on general forces

2018 ISIS fight to rely more on general forcesSecretary of Defense James Mattis previewed what’s next in the fight against ISIS, telling reporters that the U.S. will rely less on special forces and more on general forces, especially in Africa. NBC’s Hans Nichols reports.



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For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certain

For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certainYahoo News gets a rare look inside the courtroom where captured ISIS fighters are being tried in Iraq. The trials last about 20 minutes, convictions are virtually certain, and a lenient sentence is 15 years.



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Battlefield researchers uncover ISIS arsenal and weapons factory in Iraq

Battlefield researchers uncover ISIS arsenal and weapons factory in IraqNBC News goes into Tal Afar Iraq with a team of weapons researchers as they discover an ISIS arms cache and munitions factory that reveals the terrorists group’s sophisticated weapons program.



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Taking on 'foreign fighters': How the West tracks — and targets — jihadis fleeing the collapse of ISIS

Taking on 'foreign fighters': How the West tracks — and targets — jihadis fleeing the collapse of ISISTens of thousands of young Islamic men and women from around the world flocked to join the ISIS army in Iraq and Syria. With the collapse of their desired caliphate, survivors are now seeking to return to home to Europe and the U.S., posing a risk of new terror attacks. How are Western intelligence services tracking and neutralizing the jihadis?



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Trump Administration Is Illegally Denying Unnamed U.S. ISIS Suspect Access To Lawyers: ACLU

Trump Administration Is Illegally Denying Unnamed U.S. ISIS Suspect Access To Lawyers: ACLUWASHINGTON — More than two months ago, the U.S. military detained a U.S. citizen in Iraq who was suspected of fighting with the self-described Islamic State in Syria.



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