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Heads of the Hydra: A Jewish view

THE LEVANT NEWS — by Rabbi Reuven Firestone FOR The Jewish Journal– This time it’s Paris. It was already Paris earlier this year. It was also Madrid, London, New York and suburban Washington D.C., and it was the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999, and the infamous …

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Anonymous hackers declare war on ISIS

THE LEVANT NEWS — The Anonymous hacking network has declared war on the Islamic State in a YouTube video, sparking a combative response from the jihadist group’s affiliates, a security expert said. The “hacktivist” collective vowed vengeance for attacks in Paris on Friday, claimed by IS, that left 129 dead …

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9 detained in Lebanon over twin bombings

The Levant News– Lebanese Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnouq says security forces have detained nine people in connection with the recent deadly twin bombings in the country’s capital, Beirut. Mashnouq said during a televised conference on Sunday that the detainees included two suspects who had planned Thursday’s bombings. He added that the entire …

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World must unite to fight terrorists: Putin

The Levant News– Russian President Vladimir Putin says the only effective way to fight terrorism is to establish a united global front against the scourge. Putin made the remarks during a meeting with leaders of the top 20 world economies ahead of a G20 summit in the Turkish city of …

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Attacks

PARIS – ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, saying it sent fighters with suicide bombing belts and machine guns into the heart of the French capital. President Francoise Hollande declared the attacks “an act of war” as the city mourned its mounting dead.

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Blasts hit Beirut suburb, 23 killed, 105 wounded

The Levant News — At least 23 people have reportedly been killed and 105 wounded after two large explosions rocked a street of al-hussaynieh in the Borj al-Barajaneh area in a southern suburb of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, a Lebanese Interior Ministry source says. The Lebanese al-Manar television cited some media …

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Thousands Enter Syria to Join ISIS

The Levant News — Nearly 30,000 foreign recruits have now poured into Syria, many to join the Islamic State, a doubling of volunteers in just the past 12 months and stark evidence that an international effort to tighten borders, share intelligence and enforce anti-terrorism laws is not diminishing the ranks of …

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Our Children Are Terrorists

The Levant News — by Mansour Alnogaidan –Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak with officials from the prisons system of the General Investigations Directorate in the Saudi province of Qaseem. An appalling number of children, between the ages of 15 and 19, are now behind bars there. …

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Daesh Militants Kill 10 Comrades In Western Iraq

The Levant News — Daesh terrorists killed 10 fellow extremists on the grounds that they wanted to desert the group and had tried to escape clashes between the militants and Iraqi forces in the town of al-Karma, located 48 kilometers (30 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, Arabic-language al-Baghdadia satellite television …

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