After almost a year of silence, on Aug. 22, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released a 55-minute-long audio message admitting the group had been conquered, but telling his followers to keep fighting.
Military and counterterrorism officials forecast no letup in the current wave of international terrorism. As ISIS loses territory, there’s been a gain in attacks inspired by propaganda and carried out by decentralized cells and “lone wolves.”
One element of the fight against terrorism is an effective counternarrative. That is something the United States, according to numerous experts, does not have.
Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, of Fairfax County, has been indicted by federal prosecutors on charges of conspiracy, committing the crime of aiding a terrorist organization and providing material support to a terrorist organization.
Iraqi forces are rolling into Mosul after a two-year battle with ISIL. And on this week’s edition of the Hunt, Navy Captain Jeff Davis says the fighting is going to get tough.
ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still hiding in Mosul, according to sources, but he and many other senior ISIL leaders may be trying to escape.
Pentagon spokesman and Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green it’s going to be a long, tough fight.
With far less financial and human resources than even the smallest country on the planet, ISIL appears to be winning the messaging war it’s waging against the entire global security community.
Understanding how a loosely knit group of men responsible for directing the Paris and Brussels terror attacks operates has become a top priority for the CIA.
Navy Captain Jeff Davis said that the U.S. coalition and ISIL are both gearing up for some big battles in the coming weeks, in this week’s edition of The Hunt.
Some of the most difficult fighting lies ahead and signs indicate that Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, could be the scenes of the most intense, brutal battles in recent times.
In this edition of The Hunt, Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the U.S. sends a message to ISIL.
In January, a top FBI official warned that the National Capital Region was high on the list of targets for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
“My first thoughts were I just can’t believe we’re undergoing yet another genocide,” said Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in D.C.
Mohamad Khweis says he was deceived by ISIL and was trained to become a suicide bomber; he faces decades in federal prison. Now, his lawyer tells WTOP’s J.J. Green Khweis wants to get revenge by spending the rest of his life warning others to avoid the trap he fell into.
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