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Meanwhile as 2020 is just getting started let's not forget the pernicious influence of the Islamic State aka ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah (الدولة الإسلامية) as it's known official name since June 2014.

Here's a map for January 5, 2020 to show just how they're doing in Syria and Iraq. They're not going to go away any time soon and while other events may obscure them they're ready and waiting. I'll be updating this thread as time goes on. Just right click on the map to get the various Twitter postings on a new tab which will show links from various news sources and individuals.
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Outside of all the headlines things are heating up in other places in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. I'm predicting that the Islamic State will make a comeback so it's best to keep up with the daily situation reports.
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#Iraq’s Samarra Ops Command located and raided a Da’ish rocket cache near Mukayshifah in Salahuddin province.

Dozens of rocket were seized in addition to IEDs.
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Sheer madness! :x The YPG/PKK terrorist organisation released 40 more Daesh terrorists who were held in prisons in Hasakah, northeastern Syria
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Not too many people give thought to the Islamic State presence in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula nor it's "on again off again" relationship with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Here's how 2020 is boding for that conflict zone that the Egyptian government has yet to fully terminate.
#Egypt- Amaq report on #ISIS IED attack (yesterday) targeting an armored vehicle near al-Arish, North #Sinai
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ISIS leader dubbed ‘Jabba the Jihadi’ captured in Iraq
By Yaron Steinbuch - January 17, 2020
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High-ranking Islamic State official, Abu Abdul Bari@AliBaroodi/Twitter
He put the fat in fatwa.

A morbidly obese ISIS fanatic dubbed “Jabba the Jihadi” has been captured by Iraqi forces — who loaded him onto a flatbed truck because he couldn’t fit in a police car.

The 560-pound mufti Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was nabbed Thursday by an elite SWAT team of the Nineveh regiment in the city of Mosul, according to Stars and Stripes.

The jumbo jihadist was known for “provocative speeches against the security forces” and is considered one of the top leaders of “ISIS gangs,” Iraqi security officials said in a statement.

Bari issued religious decrees — or fatwas — ordering the execution of scholars and clerics who refused to pledge allegiance to ISIS when the terror group occupied the city, the statement said.

During the heyday of the group’s self-styled caliphate in 2014, he also ordered the destruction of a mosque built at the site believed to be the burial place of the biblical prophet Jonah, who once had a famous encounter with a whale.

Maajid Nawaz, founder of the London-based anti-extremism think Quilliam, also shared images of the heavyweight’s arrest.

“He was so overweight, maybe from remaining sedentary in his hiding place, that he had to be taken by police in the back of a pick up truck,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Most religious justifications provided to ISIS for enslaving, raping, torturing, ethnic cleansing & massacring Iraqis, Syrians & others are from this paltry beast who can’t even stand on his own two legs,” he wrote.

“Do not underestimate the psychological blow the image of this obese monster being arrested is to ISIS. Gluttony is frowned upon by jihadists. But also, ISIS branded themselves as fighters possessing rare courage & discipline… meanwhile this walrus was their top religious cleric.”

And in an ode to the epic space saga, he added: “Today was a good day for the Force & a bad day for evil.”

Macer Gifford, a British citizen who fought with a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria, applauded the arrest and compared Bari to the slug-like gang lord of the Star Wars universe who lived on the desert planet Tatooine.

“I’m delighted to say that the Islamic State’s very own Jabba the Hutt has been captured in Mosul,” he said in a tweet.

“As long as the Devil bastes him properly Shifa al Nima should crisp nicely in hell… He literally looks like the world’s biggest chicken,” Gifford said.

Referring to Bari’s heft, he added: “Good luck hanging him Iraq.”
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Ansar al-Zindiqi wrote:
Referring to Bari’s heft, he added: “Good luck hanging him Iraq.;)
This an idea?

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Ariel wrote:
Ansar al-Zindiqi wrote:
Referring to Bari’s heft, he added: “Good luck hanging him Iraq.;)
This an idea?

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Daesh is still around despite all the pronouncements of various politicians claiming that they've been finished off. One of the purposes of this discussion thread is to keep readers up-to-date with as many of the latest developments as we can about this ongoing saga. January 18, 2020 is no different in this infernal game of whack-a-mole.
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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard and related elements of Iraq-based Shia militia are still active in the Euphrates River area. Lately there have been Coalition airstrikes in the Deir Ezzor region confirmed on Twitter. What the results have been is murky and at this stage in the conflict the US and Coalition's public statements are more cryptic and more mysterious than the public relations campaign of the Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian governments.
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Well, it looks like the Islamic State (aka Daesh) has a new leader. Or at least a new leader who has been unmasked. His name is Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi. I just call him "Mr. Happy" since he looks like he's in need of happiness. Anyways, here's a quick rundown according to the Goldstein 2.0 Blog
Goldstein 2.0: ISIS has a new big bad leader
By Kit Knightly

The fast-paced world of geopolitics can be disorienting to follow and unsettling to witness.

The US Empire teeters on the brink of total collapse, and lashes out recklessly this way and that as feuding factions struggle for control. The world’s finances are a dystopian mess of imaginary money, controlled by an elite class who care nothing for ordinary people and have rigged the game so they win no matter where the roulette wheel stops. And the less said about the environment, the better.

In these uncertain times, it’s important to take comfort in the familiar and the predictable…

…like the mainstream media flashing up a photograph of an Arabic man, and crowning him the evilest man in the world.

That’s right: ISIS has a new leader. At least, according to the press (or, more accurately, the people that tell the press what to say).
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This is Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, and he is the new Public Enemy Number One.
That’s what the Guardian says, anyway:
"The new leader of Islamic State has been confirmed as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, according to officials from two intelligence services. He is one of the terror group’s founding members and has led the enslavement of Iraq’s Yazidi minority and has overseen operations around the globe."
Oh, and the Daily Mail too:
"The new leader of Islamic State has been revealed as Iraqi Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi. Two intelligence services said al-Salbi took over from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after the terrorist leader blew himself up in October. Al-Salbi, who helped found ISIS, brought in brutal Sharia Law in Iraq and Syria, led the enslavement of the Yazidi and has operated across the world."
(Sidenote: When a schoolfriend of mine copied my homework with that little effort at rewriting we both got in big trouble. But let’s give them the benefit of the doubt, and assume they’re both copying from the same GCHQ memo.)

Interestingly, neither article actually names the “two intelligence services” who provided this information. In fact, they give us no evidence the man even exists. They just say it, because they were told to, and we need a new “face of evil”.

Just as Osama Bin Laden was killed (several times), and then buried at sea…only to be replaced by al-Baghdadi. So is al-Baghdadi killed (several times), and then buried at sea…only to be replaced by al-Salbi.

(I’m sure, when the time comes, the next Democrat administration will happily kill off al-Salibi, claim to have “done what Donald Trump could never do”, only to replace him with Arabic Terrorist #4 from central casting before the end of the year.)

Whether or not he’s real – whether or not that photo is real, stolen from the website of some cricket team, or invented entirely in photoshop – we have our new Goldstein. Get familiar with him, because you’ll likely be hearing about him a lot.

For starters, don’t be surprised if his “fortification” of ISIS means Donald Trump can’t pull out of Syria after all.

Or maybe if ISIS attacks on Iraqi civilians/militias result in the Iraqi parliament revoking their request for the US to remove their troops from Iraqi soil.

There’s the possibility that ISIS will start a resurgence in Libya, meaning that NATO has to get in there and sort things out.

Maybe some furious ISIS fighters will be the ones who assassinate Iranian generals in future. It’s much less messy that way.

Or, hell, maybe we’ll return to the hits of the 90s and early 2000s, and Islamic jihadists will get back to work in Chechnya.

Whatever happens, ISIS are back baby. And that means that some way, somehow, Mr al-Salbi is about to make the foreign policy goals of the United States much easier.

That’s what Goldsteins are for.
Here's a bit of copy/paste from the Daily Mail article that has been left out of Goldstein 2.0's article.
Spoiler! :
The terrorist was made leader just hours after al-Baghdadi died, despite his named being reported as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi.
This was a nom de guerre and officials said they had heard little of the 'nobody' at the time.

Spies have unmasked al-Salbi over the past three months and paint a picture of a hardened extremist similar to al-Baghdadi, according to the Guardian.

The Mosul-born leader is believed to be one of the most influential ideologues left in ISIS's depleted ranks and is one of the last non-Arabs.

He was born in Tal Afar, a city near Mosul, to Iraqi Turkmen. After a background as an Islamic scholar, he rose the ranks in the terror organisation, and tried to justify an attempted genocide on the Yazidi people.

As chief legislator al-Salbi made it so homosexuals were thrown off roofs and women accused of adultery were stoned.

He is also known as 'The Professor' and 'The Destroyer', and took over operations from al-Baghdadi from July after the leader struggled with his health.

The two became friends while caged in US Camp Bucca detention centre in Umm Qasr, Iraq.

The Americans put a $5million bounty on al-Salbi's head - as well as two other senior terrorists - before al-Baghdadi died.

Al-Salbi claims he is a direct descendant from the Prophet Mohammed.
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The past week or so has been rather busy as ISIS is re-establishing it's covert networks throughout Syria and Iraq. Here's the situation map for February 9, 2020.
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Meanwhile, as the Trump administration and the Taliban claim to have reached a peace agreement there's still plenty of Islamic State activity in Afghanistan. As usual the information is fragmentary and questionable a lot of the time but here's some more tid-bits for the weekend.
This cheery fellow seems to be quite active when it comes to dealing with the Taliban.

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And that gold watch is always something to tell time by.

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