Definition of jihadist
: a Muslim who advocates or participates in a jihad
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Once U.S.-led forces push the jihadists out of Mosul and Raqqa, the two largest cities still under their control, Washington and Tehran could find themselves on a collision course over control of Iraq and Syria.
Contrary to the myth that today’s terrorism is unprecedented, the IRA conducted more attacks, and killed more people, than jihadists have in mainland Britain since 2001.
The Beginning of the End in Mosul The recapture of Mosul is critical to the overall campaign against ISIS, since the city provided a crucial source of revenue, recruits, and prestige within the worldwide jihadist movement.
The website of Ohio Governor John Kasich apparently was hacked on Sunday with a posting professing love for the jihadist group Islamic State.
Research shows after jihadist terror attacks, hate crimes against Muslim communities often spike.
The grim accounting is clear that the number of deaths in these attacks against Muslims in the West still stands below the number of fatalities in jihadist attacks in Europe and the United States.
The three attackers in the 2016 massacre were of foreign origin, according to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which claimed responsibility in the aftermath along with the jihadist group known as Al Mourabitoun.
The three attackers in the 2016 massacre in Ouagadougou were of foreign origin, according to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which claimed responsibility in the aftermath along with the jihadist group known as Al Mourabitoun.
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