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Islamic State: The propaganda war

A MASKED man stands behind a kneeling victim preparing to slit his throat, put a bullet in his head, or slice it off with a sword. Islamic State (IS) did not invent this gory bit of stagecraft, but it has now, in effect, taken ownership of it.

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Boko Haram strengthens ties with ISIS

Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists are strengthening ties with the Islamic State (ISIS) group, as shown by reports that Nigerian militants are fighting in Libya, recent arrests in Lebanon and India and the blocking of thousands of suspected extremists from leaving Nigeria.

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