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Leak Reveals Western Support for Opposition in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION In Sirte, the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Bunyan Marsus coalition continues to advance pinning ISIS into an ever smaller part of the city — tightening the noose around ISIS militants holed up in its central areas. Sirte’s port remains under the control of Bunyan Marsus, but clashes with ISIS continue to take […]

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End of Ramadan Sees String of Attacks From Africa to South East Asia

As Ramadan draws to a close today, radical Jihadists throughout the Middle East launched a string of attacks over the weekend. Although the Gulf seemed to be hit hardest, attacks reached South East Asia as well. Let’s break down some of the attacks and who they were attributed to. Baghdad, Iraq IS has claimed responsibility […]

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Podcast: 6-30-16 The Rise And Current Conditions of the Islamic State in Libya w/Guest Jason Pack

On this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast, hosts Randi and Jim sit down with Middle East researcher Jason Pack to discuss current affairs in Libya including his analysis of the Islamic State presence in the country. Jason is the founder of the site Eye on ISIS in Libya and also runs his own personal analysis blog, Libya […]

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New Wave of Mass Migration Sparked as Over 82,000 Flee Fallujah

As the Iraqi army struggles to regain control of Fallujah, a humanitarian crisis unfolds. (GPA) 30,000 citizens fled Fallujah this weekend alone. That’s over 82,000 since the Iraqi army launched an offensive on the city about a month ago. Makeshift camps have been set up as Iraqi authorities struggle to to find resources to accommodate displaced […]

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ISIS Pinned into 20Km2 pocket in Central Sirte and Anger at Lack of Western Medical Treatment of Injured Anti-ISIS Fighters

As nominally ‘GNA-aligned’ militias made highly impressive gains against IS in Sirte last week, and a degree of euphoria has gripped international actors and some GNA supporters, these gains have not automatically led to authentic political unity among Libya’s major anti-IS factions .  To the contrary, prospects for unity and strengthened political legitimacy for the […]

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Despite Iraqi Victories Near Fallujah, A Potential Mosul Offensive Suffers Major Delays.

(GPA) – In the past several days the Iraqi military has made several strategic gains against the Islamic State (IS) in regions of the city of Fallujah. These are great P.R. victories for the Iraqi army yet a similar offensive, planned for another major IS stronghold in Mosul looks as if it will be delayed. The […]

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If Israel didn’t Assassinate Hezbollah Leader, Who Did? – Geopolitics Alert 05-18-16

(GPA) – After initial reports of Israel being responsible for the targeted assassination of a major Hezbollah leader; conflicting reports emerge of how Mustafa Badreddin actually met his end.   Initial reports over the weekend claim Israeli Air Force behind the assassination of Hezbollah commander.  http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Report-Hezbollahs-top-military-commander-killed-in-IAF-operation-near-Damascus-453893 The first reports on the death of Mustafa Badreddine claimed that that […]

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Making Sense of The African War on Terror – Geopolitics Alert 05-14-16

(GPA) – In this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast hosts Randi and Jim discuss the growing role of The United States and their allies in combating the growing threats of terrorism in North and East Africa. US and UN seek to lift arms embargo on Libya to supply government in fight against the Islamic State. https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-ready-loosen-libya-arms-embargo-us-official-030301974.html […]

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“Al-Shabaab Was a Psychological and Physical Prison,” Says Group Who Now Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

(TFC) The new militant group– Jahba East Africa– pledged allegiance to ISIS last week. An unnamed spokesperson took to Twitter to”Al-Shabaab Was a Psychological and Physical Prison,” Says Group Who Now Pledges Allegiance to ISIS call on all mujahideen in East Africa to leave al-Shabaab and other al-Qaeda affiliate groups. “We are telling the mujahideen in […]

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