Video Shows Paris Gunman Amedy Coulibaly Pledging to IS, Claiming Tie to Charlie Hebdo Attackers

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An Islamic State (IS)-linked Twitter account released a video showing Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), displaying his weapons, and claiming a connection to Cherif and Said Kouachi, the Charlie Hebdo attackers, on January 11, 2014.

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IS Releases Video of British Captive John Cantlie Giving a Tour Inside Mosul

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The Islamic State (IS) released a video of British captive John Cantlie giving a tour inside the city of Mosul in Iraq's Ninawa province, including his visiting a marketplace and hospital, and driving a car and IS police motorcycle.

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The Islamic State and al-Qaeda: Possible Directions for 2015

Nusra-training-001.jpg While everyone agrees that the threat from al-Qaeda (AQ) and the Islamic State (IS) has grown exponentially over the past year, it is unclear what precise direction the two groups will take in the future. No one can, of course, predict with certainty what will occur over the next twelve months, but there are indications from the past that might help us to understand the range of possibilities for future developments.
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Jihadists Respond to IS’s Capture of Downed Jordanian Pilot with Celebration and Speculation

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Upon the Islamic State’s (IS) capture of a downed Jordanian fighter pilot identified as First Lieutenant Mu’adh Yusuf al-Kasasbeh, jihadists on Twitter have begun celebrating the event and speculating what his treatment will be.

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Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State: Gaging Failure and Success in Online Jihad

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We always hear about the overwhelming social media campaigns by the Islamic State (IS), and how they flood the internet with gruesome images of beheadings, threats, military achievements, and victories. But what about al-Qaeda (AQ) fighters and supporters? After all, geographically speaking, they include a much larger array of areas and groups, from AQ in Afghanistan, Shabaab al-Mujahideen in Somalia, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Algeria, and al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

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