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Thank you for bombing

THE LEVANT – By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross – Washington says its air war on the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria is part of a strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the organization. It may have another effect: swelling al Qaeda’s ranks and giving the jihadist group that Osama bin …

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Six Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai bombing

THE LEVANT – Five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer were killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb hit an army-police patrol in the restive Sinai Peninsula, the Interior Ministry said. Two other conscripts were injured in the attack on the road between the provincial capital, al-Arish, and the town …

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ISIL is not invincible says US expert

THE LEVANT – “ISIL is not invincible,” said National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Matthew Olsen, referring to the extremist organization (known also as ISIS and Islamic State) currently in control of large areas of both Syria and Iraq, during an event sponsored by the Intelligence Project at Brookings. Yet, said Olsen, the group …

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