Islamic State

The Middle East

Deafened by the War on ISIS

Thousands of Iraqis, collateral victims of the war on the terrorist group, have found themselves left with war deafness that goes untreated.
Sebastian Castelier
Azhar Al-Rubaie

How US Military Hackers Prepared to Hack the Islamic State

Documents obtained by Motherboard give insight into how hackers at CYBERCOM prepare before launching offensive cyber operations, including figuring out how likely an attack will be attributed back to them.
Joseph Cox

What Life Was Like for Young Women Living Under ISIS

"My mom’s hair and skin were all over the walls. We've cleaned it off, but when we came back here, I remember what happened and I think of our family."
Harriet Hernando

How It Feels to Run a Marathon in the Shadow of ISIS

"Especially when you wear that USA jersey, you’re a target."
Mary Pilon
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We Talked to Syrians About the 'Liberation' of ISIS Stronghold Raqqa

Most ex-residents are pleased at the expulsion of the Islamic State from their former home, but can't help fearing for the future under outside forces.
Loubna Mrie
Social Media

YouTube Regularly Leaves Islamic State Videos Up for Days, Weeks

According to a Motherboard analysis of over 150 videos shared in pro-Islamic State groups, while YouTube is quick to remove offending clips in some cases, the social network is still making serious errors in policing extremist content.
Joseph Cox

Even with Increased Surveillance, UK Terror Attacks Are Likely to Rise

Experts say we'll see at least another 15 years of attacks on European soil, and that—in the grand scheme of things—there's little authorities can do.
Aris Roussinos

ISIS Claims London Bridge Attack That Killed Seven

48 more people were injured in the Saturday night chaos.
Alex Lubben
Views My Own

Destroying ISIS Won't Save Iraq

Thanks to rampant ethnic factionalism and retaliatory violence, it's going to take a lot more than the Mosul offensive to change the toxic dynamic on the ground.
Sulome Anderson
"Upload Knights"

How Terrorists Slip Beheading Videos Past YouTube’s Censors

Other jihadi propaganda on the video-sharing platform may be visually more low-key, but are just as insidious in their own ways.
Rita Katz
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Trump Reportedly Shared Classified Intel with Russia to Show Off

One official said the information was as classified as it gets.
Allie Conti

This Site Sells Replica ISIS Suicide Vests and Pressure Cooker Bombs

Know your enemy.
Ben Sullivan