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Middle East Reporter — The Wall Street Journal

Mideast reporter - Wall Street Journal. Focused on ISIS, al Qaeda. Also known as Umm Laith. Previously in Afghanistan. Rants mine, all mine. maria.habib@wsj.com

U.S. Compromises Won Turkey’s Backing for Kurdish-Led Offensive

wsj.com — Turkey agreed to back a pivotal offensive in Syria led by its Kurdish adversaries after intense U.S. lobbying that culminated in a secret May meeting, according to U.S. officials, an agreement that could lead to wider cooperation in the fight against Islamic State militants. The U.S.

Islamic State Extends Reach as It Suffers Defeats

wsj.com — During a rare spate of attacks in Jordan recently, Western officials in the capital Amman intercepted messages from Islamic State leaders urging supporters to spread terror at home rather than join militants across the border in Syria.

Thousands of Syrian Refugees Trapped on Jordan Border

wsj.com — AMMAN, Jordan-A budding humanitarian crisis is unfurling along Jordan's northern border with more than 60,000 Syrian refugees stranded in the desert heat without food as Amman denies them aid and entry over security concerns.

In Middle East, British Vote Seen as Casualty of Region’s Wars

wsj.com — The Brexit vote was viewed in the Middle East as one of the casualties of the wars in Syria and Iraq, with activists and ordinary people saying the West hasn't worked hard enough to resolve the regional crises that sent refugees flooding into Europe and fueled the Leave campaign.

State Department dissidents call for airstrikes against Assad in Syria

marketwatch.com — BEIRUT - Dozens of State Department officials this week protested against U.S. policy in Syria, signing an internal document that calls for targeted military strikes against the Damascus government and urging regime change as the only way to defeat Islamic State.

U.S. State Department Officials Call for Strikes Against Syria’s Assad

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Dozens of officials sign confidential document protesting Obama administration policy, urge regime change BEIRUT-Dozens of State Department officials this week protested against U.S.

Orlando Shooting: Lone-Wolf Attack Illustrates Islamic State’s Far Reach

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Terror group's loose requirements for becoming a follower help it spread fear across the West Omar Mateen's deadly attack on a gay Orlando nightclub demonstrates one of Islamic State's chief successes: Its loose affiliations and broad internet reach enable virtually anyone to claim they are acting on its behalf.

Islamic State has urged lone-wolf attacks against West

marketwatch.com — ISTANBUL - Facing multiple military offensives across the Middle East, Islamic State recently urged supporters unable to join the group on the battlefield to instead launch more lone-wolf attacks in the West. The shooter who opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday pledged loyalty to Islamic State before carrying out the shooting spree, a person familiar with the case said.

Islamic State Urges Lone-Wolf Attacks in the West

wsj.com — DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Terror group, losing ground and facing multiple battles in the Mideast, calls on supporters to strike at home BEIRUT-Facing multiple military offensives across the Middle East, Islamic State recently urged supporters unable to join the group on the battlefield to instead launch more lone-wolf attacks in the West.

Islamic State Members From the West Seek Help Getting Home

linkis.com — Islamic State members from the West who have grown disenchanted with the extremist group are seeking help getting home from Syria.
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Jul 23, 2016

RT @AntonWSJ: Munich shooter appears to have been Shiite Muslim and may have converted to Christianity, German Interior Minister says.

Jul 23, 2016

RT @MiaMBloom: Are ISIS’ Online Terror Guides Training ‘Lone Wolves’? Vocativ. Great piece BUT Mike Kenney =UPitt &ICST closed 2013 https:/…

Jul 23, 2016

RT @MarquardtA: Munich police spokeswoman confirms shooter had "Why Kids Kill" book, study on school shootings including Columbine and Virginia Tech.

Jul 23, 2016

RT @BruceOrwall: Munich: lone teen, perhaps Brevik inspired, may have hacked McDonald's FB to lure victims @AntonWSJ & @ChrisAlessi https:/…

Jul 23, 2016

RT @AntonWSJ: Fifth anniversary of Breivik attack in Norway may have motivated yesterday's shooting, officials in Munich say

Jul 23, 2016

RT @AntonWSJ: Munich is recovering from night of panic, false rumors of new attacks; police got 4,310 emergency calls in 6 hours - 4x normal day's total.

Jul 23, 2016

RT @FazilRafi: By indulging in a blame game, we will add fuel to the fire. That's exactly what the perpetrators of the attack on #Kabul demo want to happen


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