Alicia Schlak

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'Soldier of Christ': US Veteran Returns to Iraq to Fight ISIS

U.S. veteran Brett Felton told CBS’ <i>60 Minutes</i> that he returned to Iraq to fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) to defend the Christians the …

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ISIS fight takes toll on Iraq's warriors

In the fight against ISIS, Iraqi fighters are taking a large toll to reclaim territory seized by the militants. Jomana Karadsheh reports.

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CNN exclusive: 'ISIS recruits Afghans' in chilling video

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> It is a strangely formal, yet troubling scene. A room in a far flung corner of Afghanistan where a serious lecture is happening, to an audience that seems part ideological, part curious; some are just impoverished, hoping for a quick job.<p>At the front of this room stands …


By Destroying Churches and Relics, ISIS Claims Mohammad Was Wrong

ISIS yesterday destroyed an ancient Christian monastery which has been described as the equivalent of Canterbury Cathedral. Just weeks earlier, it raided Mosul Museum and filmed themselves destroying all the relics on show, including priceless, irreplaceable Assyrian statues. This is a throwback to …

Tunisian town near 'Star Wars' backdrop now features in battle against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The desert and dun-colored cliffs around the town of Tataouine were once the backdrop for the movie "Star Wars," much of which was filmed in this neglected corner of Tunisia in 1976. This struggling town on the fringes of the Sahara still draws a few fans of the movie but now finds itself …


ISIS: the Internets' biggest disruptor

In an age where nearly every industry is being disrupted by the Internet, the world’s established political order faces a disruptor like no other: …


Canadian medic in Isis stronghold – 'crude and unrefined'

Ismail Hamdoun’s was a typical student Facebook post. “Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear – Albert Camus”, the young medical student wrote in 2011.<p>Less than four years later, he apparently set off for areas controlled by Islamic State, a group that has put fear at the heart of …