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Army repels al-Nusra terrorists’ attacks in Hama countryside

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Hama, Syrian Arab Army units on Saturday destroyed with precision strikes many vehicles including SUVs, armored vehicles, and car bombs used by terrorists to attack Tel Meleh and Kafrhoud in Hama's northern countryside, killing many terrorists.SANA's reporter in Hama said army units continued to pursue the remnants ofJabhat al-Nusra terrorists after inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment, despite the large number of terrorists and car bombs with which the terror organization had attempted to breach the engagement lines.The reporter said the car bombs were destroyed by the army before they could reach the engagement lines, and at the same time carried out concentrated strikes targeting the terrorists that had attempted to sneak across the front lines, in addition to ta...

Islamic State’s English-Speaking Supporters Rallying on Telegram

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WASHINGTON, English-speaking Islamic State supporters are refusing to give up on the terror group's ability to remain a force in Syria and Iraq, according to a new study that examined their behavior on the Telegram instant messaging service.The report, "Encrypted Extremism: Inside the English-Speaking Islamic State Ecosystem on Telegram," released Thursday by George Washington University's Program on Extremism, looked at 636 pro-Islamic State channels and groups in the 16 months from June 2017 through October 2018.It found that even as the terror group was losing ground in Syria and Iraq to U.S.-backed forces, and even as IS leadership was encouraging followers to start looking to progress in IS provinces elsewhere, English-speaking supporters turned to Telegram to reinforce their faith in...

Aoun meets with Irinej: We are working to maintain balance, especially as war in the region aims to eliminate large groups, cause disruption

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President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, stressed Thursday on the deep relations linking Lebanon and Serbia together and the similar sufferings of both the Lebanese and Serbian peoples, hailing the efforts undertaken to further boost and strengthen the friendship and solidarity ties between both countries."In Lebanon we are living together, Christians and Muslims, and as Christians we are always working to maintain balance especially in wake of our difficult circumstances resulting from the war in the region, which aims at the elimination of large groups and the destruction of entire areas," Aoun affirmed.The President's words came during his meeting at Baabda Presidential Palace this afternoon with the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Irinej (Gavrilovic), accompanied by Greek Orth...

Islamic State’s English-Speaking Supporters Rallying on Telegram

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WASHINGTON, English-speaking Islamic State supporters are refusing to give up on the terror group's ability to remain a force in Syria and Iraq, according to a new study that examined their behavior on the Telegram instant messaging service.The report, "Encrypted Extremism: Inside the English-Speaking Islamic State Ecosystem on Telegram," released Thursday by George Washington University's Program on Extremism, looked at 636 pro-Islamic State channels and groups in the 16 months from June 2017 through October 2018.It found that even as the terror group was losing ground in Syria and Iraq to U.S.-backed forces, and even as IS leadership was encouraging followers to start looking to progress in IS provinces elsewhere, English-speaking supporters turned to Telegram to reinforce their faith in...

Former Al-Qaida Propagandist Launches Counter-Jihadi Magazine

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WASHINGTON, Once al-Qaida's chief American propagandist, Jesse Morton is now propagandizing for peace.In 2009, Morton, then part of a group of Muslim extremists in New York, helped launch Jihad Recollections, the first in a line of online glossy magazines that captured the imagination of many young jihadists.With an emphasis on compelling visual presentation, the magazine came to be dubbed the Vanity Fair for jihadists, giving rise to several, more enduring iterations, including al-Qaida's Inspire and the Islamic State's Dabiq and Rumiyah.In its first issue, Inspire carried the infamous article Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom. In a series titled Just Terror Tactics, Rumiyah instructed readers on knife and vehicle attacks and hostage taking.Now, Morton says he wants to end the legacy...

Former Al-Qaida Propagandist Launches Counter-Jihadi Magazine

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WASHINGTON, Once al-Qaida's chief American propagandist, Jesse Morton is now propagandizing for peace.In 2009, Morton, then part of a group of Muslim extremists in New York, helped launch Jihad Recollections, the first in a line of online glossy magazines that captured the imagination of many young jihadists.With an emphasis on compelling visual presentation, the magazine came to be dubbed the Vanity Fair for jihadists, giving rise to several, more enduring iterations, including al-Qaida's Inspire and the Islamic State's Dabiq and Rumiyah.In its first issue, Inspire carried the infamous article Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom. In a series titled Just Terror Tactics, Rumiyah instructed readers on knife and vehicle attacks and hostage taking.Now, Morton says he wants to end the legacy...

1480 industrial facilities resume operations in al-Arqoub industrial zone in Aleppo

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Aleppo, Facilities in al-Arqoub industrial zone in Aleppo have returned to work at an accelerated pace after providing them with the main components of industrial production, including electric power and workers, with industrialists showing eagerness to resume production as they rehabilitated their facilities, which number 1480 currently.Speaking to SANA's reporter, chairman of al-Arqoub industrial zone's committee Tayseer Darkalt said that the number of the industrial facilities in the zone which were operating prior to the terrorist war on Syria reached 2100 facilities, but the terrorists' targeting of industry and economy sectors has caused massive destruction to the factories and the infrastructure in the area.After the liberation of Aleppo city from terrorism, industrialists began to ...

1480 industrial facilities resume operations in al-Arqoub industrial zone in Aleppo

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Aleppo, Facilities in al-Arqoub industrial zone in Aleppo have returned to work at an accelerated pace after providing them with the main components of industrial production, including electric power and workers, with industrialists showing eagerness to resume production as they rehabilitated their facilities, which number 1480 currently.Speaking to SANA's reporter, chairman of al-Arqoub industrial zone's committee Tayseer Darkalt said that the number of the industrial facilities in the zone which were operating prior to the terrorist war on Syria reached 2100 facilities, but the terrorists' targeting of industry and economy sectors has caused massive destruction to the factories and the infrastructure in the area.After the liberation of Aleppo city from terrorism, industrialists began to ...

1480 industrial facilities resume operations in al-Arqoub industrial zone in Aleppo

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Aleppo, Facilities in al-Arqoub industrial zone in Aleppo have returned to work at an accelerated pace after providing them with the main components of industrial production, including electric power and workers, with industrialists showing eagerness to resume production as they rehabilitated their facilities, which number 1480 currently.Speaking to SANA's reporter, chairman of al-Arqoub industrial zone's committee Tayseer Darkalt said that the number of the industrial facilities in the zone which were operating prior to the terrorist war on Syria reached 2100 facilities, but the terrorists' targeting of industry and economy sectors has caused massive destruction to the factories and the infrastructure in the area.After the liberation of Aleppo city from terrorism, industrialists began to ...

Iran Honors Iraqi Shiite Paramilitary Group That US Labels Terrorists

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In an apparent effort to sway Iran's public opinion in favor of the regime's involvement in Middle East conflicts, the Iranian government's television channels are airing a video that glorifies a key anti-American Iraqi Shiite group.The music video, titled The Noble Ones," has been shown several times on state TV channels. It praises Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, an Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group that was designated as a terrorist organization by the United States earlier this year.The video, over five minutes with Persian and Arabic lyrics, depicts a fighter of the Iraqi Shiite group who joins the fight against the Islamic State and loses his life in the battle. It shows the man's lone young son vowing to continue the group's path.The song ends with lyrics describing how the next mission ...