Tag: ISIS

How ISIS wives helped their husbands rape Yazidi sex slaves

In Iraq, captured Yazidi women were forced to work as domestic servants for ISIS families — and were regularly raped, with the help of wives.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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In the field with Yazidi fighters, chilling tales of genocide by ISIS – and more conflict to come

Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in droves to fight ISIS, and see a new war on the horizon.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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US and Gulf allies supported Islamist extremists in Syria, Qatar’s ex-prime minister admits, bolstering growing evidence

Qatar’s ex-Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani acknowledged the US and its Gulf allies backed Salafi-jihadists in Syria.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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Manchester bombing is blowback from West’s disastrous interventions and covert proxy wars

Blowback: How the US and UK helped bring jihadists like Manchester bomber Salem Abedi to Libya and Syria.

By Max Blumenthal / AlterNet

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Another video shows US gov-funded White Helmets assisting public executions in rebel-held Syria

A new video shows the White Helmets, funded with millions of dollars by the US and British governments, helping with an execution in rebel-held Daraa, Syria.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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Is Trump rescuing al-Qaeda’s ‘heartland’ in Syria?

Only Western intervention can save Syria’s beleaguered al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels in Idlib.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton / AlterNet


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How the FBI played a central role in the first ‘ISIS attack’ on US soil

An undercover FBI agent encouraged a shooter in Garland to “tear up Texas,” and was physically present at the shooting, the first alleged “ISIS attack” in the US.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet’s Grayzone Project

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How a Syrian White Helmets leader played Western media

Reporters who rely on the White Helmets’ leader in Aleppo ignore his record of deception and risk manipulation.

By Gareth Porter / AlterNet


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Leaked Hillary Clinton emails prove ISIS was supported by US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Emails from Hillary Clinton released by WikiLeaks add to the growing body of evidence that US-backed Gulf regimes have supported the Islamic State.

By Ben Norton / Salon

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US/NATO-backed Israeli think tank: Don’t destroy ISIS; it’s a ‘useful tool’ against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria

The director of an Israeli think tank backed by the US government and NATO, BESA, wrote that ISIS “can be a useful tool in undermining” Iran, Hezbollah, Syria, and Russia and should not be defeated.

By Ben Norton / Salon

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