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17th February 2015 – Quoted by Guy Benson - Townhall

Expert: ISIS is Very Much Islamic, West Stunningly Ignorant

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Graeme Wood's lengthy piece on the roots, goals and motivations of ISIS in The Atlantic has gone viral this week, and deservedly so. more...

17th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses new Egyptian airstrikes against the Islamic State. more...

17th February 2015 – Quoted by Ivan Plis - The Daily Caller

Egypt Strikes Back Against ISIS In Libya — At Least For Now

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Sunday’s release of an ISIS video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya prompted a swift military reprisal from Egypt, despite a messy civil war and potentially limited fighting capacity. more...

16th February 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer G. Hickey - Newsmax

ISIS’ Sources of Revenue Unclear, But Group Well Financed

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During a Feb. 3 briefing, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters that "we know that oil revenue is no longer the lead source of [the Islamic State's] income in dollars." more...

16th February 2015 – Quoted by Lucas Tomlinson - FoxNews.com

ISIS Empire: Smuggling, Shakedowns, Donations Feed Swelling Terror Budget

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As the Islamic State seeks to export its brand of barbaric terror to would-be affiliates, the U.S. faces a growing challenge to find the sources of ISIS funding and blunt its flow to allied militants. more...

13th February 2015 – CNN

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the Islamic State's advance towards the US airbase in Iraq. more...

11th February 2015 – Huffington Post

Huff Post Live

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the approaching decline of the Islamic State. more...

11th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on estimates of the number of foreign fighters with the Islamic State. more...

11th February 2015 – Cited by Antje Schippmann - Bild

Kämpfen 200 000 Terroristen für ISIS?

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Zwischen 20 000 und 31 500 Männer und Frauen sollen sich ISIS in Syrien und im Irak angeschlossen haben. Diese Angabe wurde Ende 2014 vom US-Geheimdienst CIA veröffentlicht. Sie gilt als offizielle Schätzung zur Stärke der Terrormiliz. more...

10th February 2015 – Fox News

Happening Now

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the Islamic State's murder of Kayla Muller. more...

9th February 2015 – Wikistrat

Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis’s Oath of Allegiance to the Islamic State

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On November 10, 2014, the Egypt-based jihadist group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis (ABM) – already notorious for its attacks on Egyptian security forces and religious minorities, and for utilizing brutal methods such as beheadings – pledged its allegiance (bayat) to the self-proclaimed caliphate known as the Islamic State (IS). more...

9th February 2015 – War on the Rocks

How Many Fighters Does the Islamic State Really Have?

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Estimates of the number of fighters in the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are extraordinarily wide-ranging. On the low end of things, CNN’s Barbara Starr recently reported that “U.S. intelligence estimates that ISIL has a total force of somewhere between 9,000 to 18,000 fighters.” more...

8th February 2015 – The Journal of International Security Affairs

Doha’s Dangerous Dalliance

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Qatari support for Islamist non-state actors has been an escalating source of tension for the monarchy in some of its vital relationships. more...

7th February 2015 – Cited by Shaun McKinnon - AZ Central

Skepticism Rises Over ISIS Claim About Ariz. Woman

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As family and friends of Kayla Mueller waited desperately Saturday for news about the fate of the young humanitarian worker from Prescott, her captors' version of events drew increasing skepticism around the world. more...

6th February 2015 – CNN

The Lead with Jake Tapper

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on ISIS claims that a US hostage was killed in the Jordanian airstrikes. more...

6th February 2015 – Quoted by Erik Ortiz - NBC News

Doubts About ISIS Claim That Airstrike Killed Kayla Mueller

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Foreign policy experts are skeptical of ISIS claims that an American woman held hostage was killed in an airstrike — coming just as Jordan launched an air campaign against the terror group in retaliation for the execution of one of its fighter pilots. more...

6th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the Islamic State's possible reactions to Jordanian air strikes. more...

5th February 2015 – CNN International

Quest Means Business

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on how the threat of Boko Haram will affect the Nigerian elections. more...

4th February 2015 – CNN

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

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FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on questions surrounding the Islamic State's latest execution. more...

4th February 2015 – Quoted by Shane Harris - The Daily Beast

ISIS Snuff Films’ Sleight Of Hand

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U.S. officials say ISIS executed a Jordanian pilot a month ago. It’s not the first time the group has hidden whether hostages are alive or dead. more...