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  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/17/2015
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    In this photo released on Jan. 6, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, an Islamic State militant, left, distributes to a Syrian young girl, right, soft drinks, candy, biscuits along with religious pamphlets during a street preaching event, at Tel Abyad town in Raqqa province, northeast Syria. In refugee camps, on streets and in mosques, children have become prime targets for the Islamic State group's outreach and propaganda. Using...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/17/2015
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    In this April 19, 2015 picture, young Syrians attend a class of religious lessons at an Islamic teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. Militants hold outdoor events for children, distributing soft drinks, candy and biscuits along with religious pamphlets and CDs. Bit by bit, the idea of jihad as a duty is drilled into young minds. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)/NY952/584549063563/APRIL 19, 2015...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/17/2015
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    In this April 19, 2015 picture, young Syrians pray as they attend a religious class at an Islamic teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)/NY961/842021077749/APRIL 19, 2015 PICTURE/1507200544

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/17/2015
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    In this April 19, 2015 picture, Syrian boy Ahmad, 7, whose parents went missing in Syria, attends a class of religious lessons at an Islamic teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. "They are planting extremism and terrorism in young people's minds," said Abu Hafs Naqshabandi, who runs the classes. "I am terribly worried about future generations." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)/NY951/151997592533/APRIL...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/17/2015
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    ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2014 AT 1 P.M. EDT (17:00 GMT) AND THEREAFTER - In this April 19, 2015 picture, Syrian boy Ahmad, 7, whose parents went missing in Syria, reads the Quran at an Islamic teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. In refugee camps, on streets and in mosques, children have become prime targets for the Islamic State group's outreach and propaganda. (AP Photo/Hussein...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/12/2015
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    ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2014 AT 1 P.M. EDT (17:00 GMT) AND THEREAFTER - In this Sunday, July 12, 2015 image made from video, Yahya, a 14-year-old from the Yazidi minority, talks about life in an Islamic State training camp, during an interview from a camp for internally displaced people outside Dohuk in the northern Kurdish region of Iraq. He explained how more than 120 children inside the camp had to line up and they were each given a doll and a sword, waiting for their next lesson...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/17/2015
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    In this photo released on April 25, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, young boys known as the "caliphate cubs" hold up their rifles as they exercise at a street, in Tal Afar, near Mosul city, north Iraq. In refugee camps, on streets and in mosques, children have become prime targets for the Islamic State group's outreach and propaganda. Using various methods, including cash rewards, intimidation and brainwashing, IS fighters have...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/17/2015
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    In this photo released on Jan. 6, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, an Islamic State militant, left, distributes soft drinks, candy, biscuits along with religious pamphlets to a Syrian young girl, right, during a street preaching event in Tel Abyad in Raqqa province, northeast Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NY956/400176807133/PHOTO RELEASED ON JANUARY 6, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    07/17/2015
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    In this April 19, 2015 picture, young Syrians attend a class of Islamic religious lessons at an Islamic teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)/NYOTK/901551250933/APRIL 19, 2015 PICTURE/1507212132

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on Dec. 24, 2014 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of the Islamic State group writes in Arabic, "we are a people whom God has honored with Islam," on a newly painted wall in Raqqa, Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NY607/994018884470/PHOTO RELEASED ON DECEMBER 24, 2014 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on Feb. 8, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of Islamic State group's traffic police, right, writes a ticket to a driver, left, in Raqqa, Syria. Taxi drivers or motorists usually play the IS station on their radios - music, which is forbidden, can get the driver 10 lashes. (Militant website via AP)/NY615/762234310755/PHOTO RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 8, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on Feb. 10, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, two women sit in the office of an Islamic State group judge, center, at an Islamic court in al-Tabqa town in Raqqa City, Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NY605/328263878919/PHOTO RELEASED ON FEB. 10, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY TO ILLUSTRATE...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on May 14, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of the Islamic State group's vice police known as "Hisba," right, reads a verdict handed down by an Islamic court sentencing many they accused of adultery to lashing, in Raqqa City, Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NY609/980313868954/PHOTO RELEASED ON MAY 14, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP...

  • Mideast Islamic State
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    Mideast Islamic State
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on May 1, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of Islamic State group, center, stands between Syrian citizens, who are sit on the ground inside a mosque, as he gives them religious lessons, in Raqqa city, Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NYOTK/539430775688/PHOTO RELEASED ON May 1, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING. AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS...

  • Mideast Islamic State Nation of Fear
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    Mideast Islamic State Nation of Fear
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on January 14, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Pharmacists sit in a mosque in Raqqa during a course in Islamic Shariah given by Islamic State militants. Residents say all pharmacists in Raqqa are required to take the course by the group to be certified to work. (Militant website via AP)/NYOTK/639310722835/PHOTO RELEASED ON JANUARY 14, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH...

  • Mideast Islamic State Timeline
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    Mideast Islamic State Timeline
    04/19/2015
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    FILE - In this undated file image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, in Islamic State group-held territory, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the Islamic State group pray at the Tabqa air base after capturing it from the Syrian government in Raqqa, Syria. (Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group via AP, File)/CAI103/806304997976/AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS UNDATED PHOTO POSTED BY RAQQA MEDIA CENTER, WHICH IS IN...

  • Mideast Syria Inside the Caliphate Honeymoon in Raqqa
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    Mideast Syria Inside the Caliphate Honeymoon in Raqqa
    04/01/2015
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    In this photo released on April 1, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of the Islamic State group, right, speaks with a perfume street vendor, left, at a market in Raqqa, Syria. The IS group has set up a generous welfare system to help settle and create lives for the thousands of jihadis, men and women, who have flocked to IS territory from the Arab world, Europe, Central Asia and the United States. (Militant website via...

  • Mideast Islamic State Spread Thin
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    Mideast Islamic State Spread Thin
    02/19/2015
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    FILE - This undated file photo posted on Monday, Nov. 4, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Office of the Islamic State group, a militant extremist group, shows Islamic state group fighters in Kobani, Syria. The Islamic State group may be sprouting tentacles across the region but it is struggling in Syria, part of its heartland, where it has stalled or even lost ground in fighting with multiple enemies on multiple fronts. There are signs of tensions and powers struggles emerging among its ranks of...

  • Mideast Islamic State Spread Thin
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    Mideast Islamic State Spread Thin
    02/19/2015
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    FILE - In this undated file image posted on Monday, June 30, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, north Syria. The Islamic State group may be sprouting tentacles across the region but it is struggling in Syria, part of its heartland, where it has stalled or even lost ground in fighting with multiple enemies on multiple...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    02/09/2015
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    In this photo released on Feb. 9, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a boy in a military uniform, center, waits with other men to join training camps run by the Islamic State group, in Deir el-Zour, east Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NY958/812058747306/PHOTO RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 9, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING. AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED...

  • Midest Syria France Attack Militant Recruitment
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    Midest Syria France Attack Militant Recruitment
    01/09/2015
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    FILE - This Wednesday Dec. 24, 2014, this image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, which monitors events in territory controlled by Islamic State militants with the permission of the extremist group, shows militants with a captured pilot, center right, wearing a white shirt in Raqqa, Syria. Though it is impossible to gauge in any tangible way the effect the deadly attack on a Paris newspaper will have on recruitment by extremist groups - and there is no evidence so far that it is mobilizing...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    01/06/2015
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    In this photo released on Jan. 6, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, an Islamic State militant, center, speaks to youths during a street preaching event at Tel Abyad town in Raqqa province, northeast Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NY964/500600909217/PHOTO RELEASED ON JANUARY 6, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING. AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY...

  • Mideast Islamic State The Tribes
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    Mideast Islamic State The Tribes
    11/25/2014
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    FILE - In this undated file photo posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a militant extremist group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the extremist Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State group is employing a broad range of strategies to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq, wooing some with everything from cars to animal feed while brutally suppressing those that...

  • Mideast Syria Inside the Caliphate Honeymoon in Raqqa
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    Mideast Syria Inside the Caliphate Honeymoon in Raqqa
    09/29/2014
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    In this photo released on Sept. 29, 2014 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, an Islamic State group fighter holds his AK-47 machine gun as he relaxes on the bank of the Euphrates river in Raqqa, Syria. The IS group has set up a generous welfare system to help settle and create lives for the thousands of jihadis, men and women, who have flocked to IS territory from the Arab world, Europe, Central Asia and the United States. (Militant...

  • Mideast Syria
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    Mideast Syria
    11/26/2014
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    This photo provided on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, by an anti-Islamic State group and anti-Bashar Assad activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, showa burned cars and damaged buildings on a street after Syrian government forces airstrikes struck a popular market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood in Raqqa city, north Syria. The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic...

  • Syria
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    Syria
    08/27/2014
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    This undated image posted Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a munitions warehouse that was captured by the Islamic State group in the battle for the Tabqa air base in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a...

  • Syria
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    Syria
    08/27/2014
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    This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows masked gunmen of the Islamic State group shooting seven men kneeling on the ground in front of them, in the aftermath of the group's takeover of the Tabqa air base in Raqqa province, Syria. A U.N. commission on Wednesday accused the extremist Islamic State organization of committing...

  • Syria
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    Syria
    08/27/2014
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    This undated image posted Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows munitions that were captured by the Islamic State group in the battle for the Tabqa air base in Raqqa, Syria on Sunday. A U.N. commission on Wednesday accused the extremist Islamic State organization of committing crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians, as pictures emerged of...

  • Syria
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    Syria
    08/27/2014
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    This undated image posted Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows munitions that were captured by the Islamic State group in the battle for the Tabqa air base in Raqqa, Syria on Sunday. A U.N. commission on Wednesday accused the extremist Islamic State organization of committing crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians, as pictures emerged of...

  • Inside The Caliphate Tactics
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    Inside The Caliphate Tactics
    07/03/2015
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    In this photo released on June 23, 2015, by a website of Islamic State militants, an Islamic State militant looks through the scope of his rifle in Kirkuk, northern Iraq. Though best known for its horrific brutalities _ from its grotesque killings of captives to enslavement of women _ the Islamic State group has proved to be a highly organized and flexible fighting force, according to senior Iraqi military and intelligence officials and Syrian Kurdish commanders on the front lines. (Militant...

  • Inside The Caliphate Tactics
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    Inside The Caliphate Tactics
    07/03/2015
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    In this photo released on June 23, 2015, by a website of Islamic State militants, Islamic State militants patrol Khazer, Iraq, near Mosul. The group's conventional and guerrilla tactics carried it to an overwhelming sweep of northern and western Iraq in 2014, capturing Mosul, Iraq's second-biggest city. Shortly thereafter, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a "caliphate" spanning its territory in Iraq and Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NY883/41841620583/AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS...

  • Inside The Caliphate Tactics
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    Inside The Caliphate Tactics
    07/06/2015
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    In this photo released on June 23, 2015, on a website of Islamic State militants, an Islamic State militant sits behind a machine gun at his position in Kirkuk, northern Iraq. The group is flush with weaponry looted from Iraqi forces that fled its blitzkrieg in 2014, when IS overtook the northern city of Mosul and other areas. (Militant website via AP)/NY887/529432107034/AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS UNDATED PHOTO POSTED BY MILITANTS ON JUNE 23, 2015, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on April 30, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, new recruits of the Islamic State train in Mosul, northern Iraq. (Militant website via AP)/NY617/493413733200/PHOTO RELEASED ON APRIL 30, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY TO ILLUSTRATE NEWS REPORTING OR COMMENTARY ON THE FACTS OR EVENTS...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on May 4, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, people stand at the window of a media distribution point to receive CDs from Islamic State militants, right, in Mosul, Iraq. (Militant website via AP)/NY618/579533976711/PHOTO RELEASED ON MAY 4, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY TO ILLUSTRATE NEWS...

  • Inside The Caliphate Timeline
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    Inside The Caliphate Timeline
    06/05/2015
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    In this photo released on Jan. 31, 2014 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, members of the Islamic State group, left, distribute niqabs, enveloping black robes and veils that leave only the eyes visible, to Iraqi women in Mosul, northern Iraq. In areas controlled by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, women must not only be covered, but usually are required to wear all black, with flat-soled shoes; for men, Western clothes or hair...

  • Inside The Caliphate Cigarette Smuggler
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    Inside The Caliphate Cigarette Smuggler
    05/18/2015
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    In this Monday, May 18, 2015 photo, Falah Abdullah Jamil poses for a portrait in Eski Mosul, northern Iraq. He was held as a prisoner by the Islamic State group for selling cigarettes - which are banned by the militants - and was tortured while in jail. When they found the contraband in his trunk, he said, "I swear, it's out of hunger," pleading with the IS fighters. He told them he was the only breadwinner for his extended family and was helping his neighbors as well. (AP Photo/Bram...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    05/27/2015
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    FOR RELEASE THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015, AT 12:01 A.M. EDT. - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 photo, Salim Ahmed, a former Iraqi Army member, holds the "repentance card" he received from the Islamic State group in June 2014 shortly after the militants took over his home village of Eski Mosul in northern Iraq. The document is part of the apparatus of control the Islamic State group has constructed across its self-declared "caliphate," the territory it conquered in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Bram...

  • Mideast Iraq
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    Mideast Iraq
    05/17/2015
    Bram Janssen/AP/SIPA
    In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 photo, An Islamic State weapons inventory list that is kept at all head quarters across the caliphate in Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)/NYOTK/12769628564/A SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 PHOTO/1507021143

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    05/17/2015
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    In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 photo, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim poses with his son while holding an Islamic State group-issued death certificate - all that he has left of his wife, Buthaina Ibrahim, an outspoken human rights activist and official, in the village of Eski Mosul, northern Iraq. There is no grave, no idea what was done with her body after the extremists took her from their home one night and killed her in a purge after overrunning the village north of Mosul, Iraq in June 2014. Given...

  • Mideast Iraq
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    Mideast Iraq
    05/17/2015
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    In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 photo, an Islamic State group weapons inventory list that is kept at all headquarters across the caliphate in Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)/NYOTK/713783331213/A SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 PHOTO/1507021144

  • Mideast Al-Qaida vs Islamic State
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    Mideast Al-Qaida vs Islamic State
    05/01/2015
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    FILE - In this Monday, June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they wave the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The IS declaration of a "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria inspired a stream of thousands of foreign fighters to join it and earned it pledges of allegiance by individual militants around the region. (AP Photo, File)/CAIBS504/139476433062/A MONDAY, JUNE...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    04/19/2015
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    In this April 19, 2015 picture, a young Syrian holds a religious book as he stands inside a dormitory at an Islamic teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)/NY966/863280976298/PICTURE TAKEN ON APRIL 19, 2015./1507200544

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    04/19/2015
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    In this April 19, 2015 picture, a Syrian preacher, right, gives religious lessons to young Syrians, at an Islamic teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)/NY960/379775074158/APRIL 19, 2015 PICTURE/1507200543

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    04/19/2015
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    In this April 19, 2015 picture, Syrian boy Ahmad, 7, whose parents went missing in Syria, reads the Quran at an Islamic teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. In refugee camps, on streets and in mosques, children have become prime targets for the Islamic State group's outreach and propaganda. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)/NY968/904946556621/APRIL 19, 2015 PICTURE/1507200545

  • Mideast Iraq Islamic State
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    Mideast Iraq Islamic State
    04/12/2015
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    In this image made from video posted on a militant social media account affiliated with the Islamic State group late Saturday, April 11, 2015, purports to show a militant taking a sledgehammer to an Assyrian relief at the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, which dates back to the 13th century B.C., near the militant-held city of Mosul, Iraq. The destruction at Nimrud, follows other attacks on antiquity carried out by the group now holding a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in its...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    04/19/2015
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    In this April 19, 2015 picture, young Syrians gather to recite verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, as they attend a class of religious lessons at a teaching center designed to counter Islamic State group indoctrination, near the Turkish-Syrian border city of Sanliurfa, southern Turkey. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)/NY962/680411562992/APRIL 19, 2015 PICTURE/1507200544

  • Inside The Caliphate Timeline
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    Inside The Caliphate Timeline
    03/27/2015
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    FOR RELEASE THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015, AT 12:01 A.M. EDT. - FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremist positions as smoke rises from central Tikrit, Iraq during clashes in the city, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)/NY626/495637954495/FOR RELEASE THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015, AT 12:01 A.M. EDT.; FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 FILE PHOTO/1506170117

  • Midest Iraq France Attack Militant Recruitment
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    Midest Iraq France Attack Militant Recruitment
    01/09/2015
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    FILE - In this undated file photo posted on a militant website on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Islamic State group policemen stand guard in front of a police station in Nineveh province, Iraq. The militant chatter spread like wildfire. Within minutes of news breaking about the deadly terror attack on a Paris newspaper, supporters of the Islamic State group extolled the suspects in the massacre as "lions of the caliphate" and...

  • Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
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    Inside The Caliphate Indoctrinating Children
    01/14/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on Jan. 14, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Syrian boys, left, follow an Islamic State militant, right, holding his group's flag, during a street preaching session in al-Tabqa in Raqqa province, northeast Syria. IS extremists have made it a priority to mold children under their rule into a new generation of militants, luring them into becoming fighters, suicide bombers and executioners. (Militant website...

  • Mideast Islamic State Currency
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    Mideast Islamic State Currency
    11/14/2014
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image posted on a militant website on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows renderings of a 10 silver dirham coin, a new coin that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, ordered the group to start minting for its own currency - the Islamic dinar. The Arabic on the left image shows 10 for the first line, Al-Aqsa Mosque for the second line and 1436 (Islamic year) for the third line. The Arabic on the right...

  • Mideast Islamic State Currency
    AP21654100_000004
    Mideast Islamic State Currency
    11/14/2014
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image posted on a militant website on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows renderings of a 20 copper feloos coin, a new coin that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, ordered the group to start minting for its own currency - the Islamic dinar. The Arabic on the left image shows 20 for the first line and 1436 (Islamic year) for the second. The Arabic on the right image shows the Islamic State for the...

  • Mideast Islamic State Currency
    AP21654100_000005
    Mideast Islamic State Currency
    11/14/2014
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image posted on a militant website on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows renderings of a 1 silver dirham coin, a new coin that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, ordered the group to start minting for its own currency - the Islamic dinar. The Arabic on the left image shows 1 for the first line and 1436 (Islamic year) for the second. The Arabic on the right image shows the Islamic State for the first...

  • Mideast Islamic State Currency
    AP21654100_000006
    Mideast Islamic State Currency
    11/14/2014
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image posted on a militant website on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows renderings of a 1 gold dinar, a new coin that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, ordered the group to start minting for its own currency - the Islamic dinar. The Arabic on the left image shows 1 for the first line and 1436 (Islamic year) for the second. The Arabic on the right image shows the Islamic State for the first line,...

  • Mideast Islamic State Currency
    AP21654100_000003
    Mideast Islamic State Currency
    11/14/2014
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image posted on a militant website on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows renderings of a 5 silver dirham coin, a new coin that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, ordered the group to start minting for its own currency - the Islamic dinar. The Arabic on the left image shows 5 for the first line, White minaret of Damascus for the second line and 1436 (Islamic year) for the third line. The Arabic on the...

  • Mideast Islamic State Currency
    AP21654100_000002
    Mideast Islamic State Currency
    11/14/2014
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image posted on a militant website on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows renderings of a 10 copper feloos coin, a new coin that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, ordered the group to start minting for its own currency - the Islamic dinar. The Arabic on the left image shows 10 for the first line and 1436 (Islamic year) for the second. The Arabic on the right image shows the Islamic State for the...

  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
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    Mideast Israel Palestinians
    06/05/2013
    Adel Hana/AP/SIPA
    A Palestinian woman chants Islamic slogans while waving black and white flags of Hizb ut-Tahrir, or Party of Liberation, in Gaza City, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Arabic reads, "there is no god but God, and Mohammed is his prophet." Hizb ut-Tahrir calls for the return of the Islamic caliphate in all Muslim countries. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)/DV101/133929059686/1306051657

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    08/17/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on March 7, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of the Islamic State group holds the IS flag as he dismantles a cross on the top of a church in Mosul, Iraq. (Militant website via AP)/NY606/238963223537/PHOTO RELEASED ON MARCH 7, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY TO ILLUSTRATE NEWS...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    08/17/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on April 17, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of the Islamic State group's vice police known as "Hisba," patrols a market in Raqqa City, Syria. The Arabic words on the vest read, "The Islamic State - Hisba (vice police)." (Militant website via AP)/NY614/311136800215/PHOTO RELEASED ON APRIL 17, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP PROVIDES...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    08/17/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on Feb. 10, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, two Syrian citizens, right, sit in the office of an inheritance judge of Islamic State group, in the town of al-Tabqa in Raqqa City, Syria. (Militant website via AP)/NY616/614904111368/PHOTO RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2015 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    08/17/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on Jan. 31, 2014 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, women in niqabs - enveloping black robes and veils that leaves only the eyes visible - sew niqabs, which are required for women in Islamic State-held territory, in a factory in Mosul, Iraq. (Militant website via AP)/NY612/832708416069/PHOTO RELEASED ON JANUARY 31, 2014 BY A MILITANT WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AP REPORTING; AP...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    08/17/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on March 7, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of the Islamic State group destroys an icon of the Virgin Mary and Jesus on the wall of a church in Mosul, Iraq. In a series of interviews by Associated Press journalists, former prisoners and residents who lived under IS rule describe how one of the richest, most sophisticated terrorist organizations in the world accumulates money, terrifies residents,...

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    AP21751879_000017
    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    08/17/2013
    AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on July 2, 2014 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Iraqi men gather around Islamic State group officials to sign cards testifying that they have "repented" from their heretical past, in Mosul, northern Iraq. In a series of interviews by Associated Press journalists, former prisoners and residents who lived under IS rule describe how one of the richest, most sophisticated terrorist organizations in the world...

  • Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    AP21657473_000004
    Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    01/28/2013
    AP/SIPA
    In this undated image posted online and made available on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an anti-Islamic State group organization, a child wearing a hat with the Islamic State group logo poses with a weapon in Raqqa, Syria. The image has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting. Across the vast region in Syria and Iraq that is part of the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate, children are being inculcated with the extremist group's...

  • Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    AP21657473_000001
    Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    01/28/2013
    AP/SIPA
    In this undated image posted online and made available on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an anti-Islamic State group organization, children pose with Islamic State group flags in Raqqa, Syria. The image has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting. Across the vast region in Syria and Iraq that is part of the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate, children are being inculcated with the extremist group's radical and violent interpretation...

  • Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    AP21657473_000003
    Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    01/28/2013
    AP/SIPA
    This undated image posted online and made available on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an anti-Islamic State group organization, shows children at an Islamic State group training camp in Raqqa, Syria. The image has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting. Across the vast region in Syria and Iraq that is part of the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate, children are being inculcated with the extremist group's radical and violent...

  • Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    AP21657473_000002
    Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    01/28/2013
    AP/SIPA
    This undated image posted online and made available on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an anti-Islamic State group organization, shows children at an Islamic State group training camp in Raqqa, Syria. The image has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting. Across the vast region in Syria and Iraq that is part of the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate, children are being inculcated with the extremist group's radical and violent...

  • Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    AP21657097_000001
    Mideast Islamic State Child Soldiers
    01/27/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, June 19, 2014, Islamic State group militants stand by a captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Across the vast region in Syria and Iraq that is part of the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate, children are being inculcated with the extremist group's radical and violent interpretation of Shariah law. (AP Photo, File)/CAIMA502/71736402505/FILE PHOTO TAKEN...

  • Islamic State militants destroy temple in Syria's Palmyra
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    Islamic State militants destroy temple in Syria's Palmyra
    09/02/2015
    /NEWSCOM/SIPA
    One of the online images released by Islamic State militants on Aug. 25, 2015, shows explosives placed on the pillars of the temple of Baal Shamin in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra. The Site of Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage site. (Kyodo)
    ==Kyodo
    Photo via Newscom/kyodowc141912/1509020922

  • Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
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    Inside The Caliphate Nation Of Fear
    08/17/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on Jan. 14, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Islamic State militants kill a man they accused of being a homosexual by throwing him off a building in Syria's northeastern province of Hassakeh. In a series of interviews by Associated Press journalists, former prisoners and residents who lived under IS rule describe how one of the richest, most sophisticated terrorist organizations in the world accumulates...

  • Image of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph wrecked by IS
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    Image of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph wrecked by IS
    10/16/2015
    /NEWSCOM/SIPA
    Undated photo shows the wrecked Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, central Syria, by Islamic State militants. Syrian opposition forces took the photo of the UNESCO World Heritage site and put it on the Internet in early October 2015. (Kyodo)
    ==Kyodo
    Photo via Newscom/kyodowc145116/1510160601

  • Mideast Syria Palmyra
    AP21780876_000002
    Mideast Syria Palmyra
    08/19/2015
    Bassem Tellawi/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2002, file photo, a symbolic trade caravan representing the prosperous trade during the era of Queen Zanobya 260-273AD attend a show held in the ancient city of Palmyra, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) northeast of Damascus, Syria. Islamic State militants beheaded 81-year-old Khaled al-Asaad, a leading Syrian antiquities scholar who spent most of his life looking after the ancient ruins of Palmyra, then hung his body from a pole in a main square of the historic town,...

  • Islamic State images purport to show destroyed Syrian temple
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    Islamic State images purport to show destroyed Syrian temple
    08/25/2015
    /NEWSCOM/SIPA
    In this image released by the Islamic State group on the Internet on Aug. 25, 2015, two men carry a barrel of explosives into the building believed to the renowned ancient Roman temple Baal Shamin in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The group posted five images carrying its logo. (Kyodo)
    ==Kyodo
    Photo via Newscom/kyodowc141269/1508251541

  • Mideast Syria Islamic State
    AP21755073_000005
    Mideast Syria Islamic State
    06/24/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this undated photo released on June 22, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, two of Islamic State militants stand on the wreckage of one of two mausoleums after blowing it up, in the historic central town of Palmyra, Syria. A Syrian official says the Islamic State group has destroyed two mausoleums in the historic central town of Palmyra. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, tells The...

  • Mideast Syria
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    Mideast Syria
    05/31/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on Saturday, May 30, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, smoke rises at Tadmur prison after being blown up and destroyed by the Islamic State group at Palmyra Town, in Homs province, Syria. The jail that once held thousands of political prisoners lives in the collective memory of Syrians as the place where dissidents were beaten, humiliated and tortured. It held members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood which...

  • Mideast Syria
    AP21742890_000005
    Mideast Syria
    05/31/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    In this photo released on Saturday May 30, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a Syrian citizen walks on wreckage of Tadmur prison after it was blown up and destroyed by the Islamic State group militants at Palmyra Town, in Homs province, Syria. The jail that once held thousands of political prisoners lives in the collective memory of Syrians as the place where dissidents were beaten, humiliated and tortured. It held members of the...

  • Mideast Syria Islamic State
    AP21739911_000002
    Mideast Syria Islamic State
    05/24/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This picture released on Sunday, May 24, 2015, by a militant website which had been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting shows Syrian government soldiers who were captured by Islamic state militants in Palmyra area in Syria. The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an official said. (Militant website via AP)/BEI101/999466978427/AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS...

  • Mideast Islamic State Currency
    AP21654100_000001
    Mideast Islamic State Currency
    11/14/2014
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image posted on a militant website on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows renderings of a 5 gold dinar coin, a new coin that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, ordered the group to start minting for its own currency - the Islamic dinar. The Arabic on the left image shows 5 for the first line and 1436 (Islamic year) for the second. The Arabic on the right image shows the Islamic State for the first...

  • Algeria Frenchman Kidnapped
    AP21627186_000001
    Algeria Frenchman Kidnapped
    09/22/2014
    AP/SIPA
    In this still image from video published on the Internet on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, by a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, a captive Frenchman appeals to French President Francois Hollande to help free him. The Frenchman, whom the ministry described as a 55-year-old mountain guide, said he was taken hostage by the group on Sunday and reiterated its demands that the French military end its airstrikes in Iraq. The group said it was answering a call by Islamic...

  • Mideast United Nations Islamic State
    AP21799812_000001
    Mideast United Nations Islamic State
    09/27/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    FILE - This picture released on July 13, 2015 by the Rased News Network, a Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State militants, shows an Islamic State militant sniper in position during a battle against Syrian government forces in Deir el-Zour province, Syria. When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly debate Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic...

  • Mideast United Nations Islamic State
    AP21799812_000004
    Mideast United Nations Islamic State
    09/27/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this photo released on May 3, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, members of the Islamic State group's vice police known as Hisba prepare to burn cigarettes and alcohol in Homs Province, Syria. When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly debate Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic...

  • Mideast United Nations Islamic State
    AP21800159_000002
    Mideast United Nations Islamic State
    09/27/2015
    AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this picture released on June 26, 2015, by a website of Islamic State militants, Islamic State militants fire an anti-tank missile in Hassakeh, northeast Syria. When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly debate Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State group. Despite billions of dollars spent and thousands of airstrikes, the campaign...

  • Mideast United Nations Islamic State
    AP21800159_000007
    Mideast United Nations Islamic State
    09/27/2015
    AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this photo released on Sunday, June 28, 2015, by a website of Islamic State militants, an Islamic State militant waves his group's flag as he and another celebrate in Fallujah, Iraq, west of Baghdad. When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly debate Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State group. Despite billions of dollars spent and...

  • France Syria
    AP21822845_000002
    France Syria
    11/15/2015
    AP/SIPA
    This photo released on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows a French army jet on the tarmac of an undisclosed air base as part of France's Operation Chammal launched in September 2015 in support of the US-led coalition against Islamic State group. France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi...

  • France Syria
    AP21822845_000005
    France Syria
    11/15/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image made from video released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French army jets taking off from a site in Jordan to strike at Islamic State group targets Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned. (ECPAD/APTN via AP)...

  • France Syria
    AP21822845_000003
    France Syria
    11/15/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image made from video released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French army jets taking off from a site in Jordan to strike at Islamic State group targets Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned. (ECPAD/APTN via AP)...

  • France Syria
    AP21822845_000004
    France Syria
    11/16/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    This image made from video released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows a French army jet taking off from a site in Jordan to strike at Islamic State group targets Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned. (ECPAD/APTN via AP)...

  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    AP20971172_000012
    Mideast Israel Palestinians
    09/02/2010
    Eyad Baba/AP/SIPA
    A Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant holds a rocket during a media presentation of a training session on the outskirts of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. After a day and evening in White House talks with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sit down together Thursday for the first of what American officials hope will be a series of meetings that lead in a year's time to an agreement on the creation...

  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    AP20971172_000014
    Mideast Israel Palestinians
    09/02/2010
    Eyad Baba/AP/SIPA
    Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants run with rifles during a media presentation of a training session on the outskirts of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. After a day and evening in White House talks with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sit down together Thursday for the first of what American officials hope will be a series of meetings that lead in a year's time to an agreement on the creation...

  • Afghanistan
    AP21637174_000006
    Afghanistan
    12/20/2012
    Massoud Hossaini/AP/SIPA
    Members of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) burn a flag representing the militant Islamic State group, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. About two hundreds members of the SPA marched in Kabul streets to protest the presence of U. S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan as well as to give their support for Kurdish fighters who are battling the militant Islamic State group in Kobane in Syria. Arabic on flag reads, "Daesh," the acronym of the militant group’s full Arabic name....

  • Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    AP21655312_000002
    Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    01/27/2013
    STR/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. “We can’t stop this thing, but we can limit it,” a former Islamic State group commander told the Associated Press of the Sunni militant group’s ambition to create a self-styled caliphate. “Daesh has nothing to lose,” he added, using the group’s Arabic acronym....

  • Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    AP21655312_000001
    Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    01/27/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this January 5, 2014, file photo, gunmen patrol during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. “We can’t stop this thing, but we can limit it,” a former Islamic State group commander told the Associated Press of the Sunni militant group’s ambition to create a self-styled caliphate. “Daesh has nothing to lose,” he added, using the group’s Arabic acronym. ”They like it when (they are) hot in the news.” The former commander was...

  • Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    AP21655312_000004
    Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    01/27/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, June 25, 2014, fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parade in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. “We can’t stop this thing, but we can limit it,” a former Islamic State group commander told the Associated Press of the Sunni militant group’s ambition to create a self-styled caliphate. “Daesh has nothing to lose,” he added, using the group’s Arabic acronym. ”They like it when (they are) hot in the news.” The...

  • Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    AP21655312_000003
    Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    01/27/2013
    Bilal Fawzi/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this Friday, April 26, 2013 file photo, masked Sunni protesters wave Islamist flags while others chant slogans at an anti-government rally in Fallujah, Iraq, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad. “We can’t stop this thing, but we can limit it,” a former Islamic State group commander told the Associated Press of the Sunni militant group’s ambition to create a self-styled caliphate. “Daesh has nothing to lose,” he added, using the group’s Arabic acronym. ”They like it when (they...

  • Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    AP21655312_000005
    Mideast Iraq Jihadi Prisoner
    01/27/2013
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    FILE - This file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows a convoy of vehicles and fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, now called the Islamic State group, in Iraq's Anbar Province. “We can’t stop this thing, but we can limit it,” a former Islamic State group commander told the Associated Press of the Sunni militant group’s ambition to create a self-styled caliphate. “Daesh has nothing to...

  • Midest Syria France Attack Militant Recruitment
    AP21677172_000002
    Midest Syria France Attack Militant Recruitment
    01/09/2015
    Uncredited/AP/SIPA
    FILE - This undated file photo posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter from the Islamic State group, armed with a knife and an automatic weapon, next to captured Syrian army soldiers and officers, following the battle for the Tabqa air base in Raqqa, Syria. The militant chatter spread like wildfire. Within minutes of news breaking about...

  • British jihadist who joined a militant group in Syria jailed for 12 years, London, Britain - 06 Feb 2015
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    British jihadist who joined a militant group in Syria jailed for 12 years, London, Britain - 06 Feb 2015
    02/06/2015
    REX/REX/SIPA
    Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (4419095c)
    Imran Khawaja (circled)
    British jihadist who joined a militant group in Syria jailed for 12 years, London, Britain - 06 Feb 2015
    British jihadist Imran Khawaja, who fled to Syria and joined a militant group with links to the Islamic State, has been given a 12-year custodial sentence. Khawaja, from west London, spent six months in Syria, during which he was pictured posing...

  • British jihadist who joined a militant group in Syria jailed for 12 years, London, Britain - 06 Feb 2015
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    British jihadist who joined a militant group in Syria jailed for 12 years, London, Britain - 06 Feb 2015
    02/06/2015
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    Imran Khawaja (second right)
    British jihadist who joined a militant group in Syria jailed for 12 years, London, Britain - 06 Feb 2015
    British jihadist Imran Khawaja, who fled to Syria and joined a militant group with links to the Islamic State, has been given a 12-year custodial sentence. Khawaja, from west London, spent six months in Syria, during which he was pictured...

  • Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Girlfriend, Resurfaces in ISIS Video 'Blow Up France 2' Clip.
Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Petite amie, refait surface dans ISIS clip video 'Blow Up France 2'.
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    Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Girlfriend, Resurfaces in ISIS Video 'Blow Up France 2' Clip. Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Petite amie, refait surface dans ISIS clip video 'Blow Up France 2'.
    02/06/2015
    AY-COLLECTION/SIPA
    The latest video released by French-speaking Islamic state (ISIS), fighters may be Hayat Boumeddiene, who is believed to have knowledge about the deadly January 9, 2015 attack on a Paris kosher grocery,The video, titled "Blow Up France 2," was released Tuesday and shows an ISIS fighter praising previous attackers in France and calling for new attacks. The video shows a woman standing next to the speaker, wearing camouflage clothing and holding a weapon. French authorities are investigating...

  • Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Girlfriend, Resurfaces in ISIS Video 'Blow Up France 2' Clip.
Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Petite amie, refait surface dans ISIS clip video 'Blow Up France 2'.
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    Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Girlfriend, Resurfaces in ISIS Video 'Blow Up France 2' Clip. Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Petite amie, refait surface dans ISIS clip video 'Blow Up France 2'.
    02/06/2015
    AY-COLLECTION/SIPA
    The latest video released by French-speaking Islamic state (ISIS), fighters may be Hayat Boumeddiene, who is believed to have knowledge about the deadly January 9, 2015 attack on a Paris kosher grocery,The video, titled "Blow Up France 2," was released Tuesday and shows an ISIS fighter praising previous attackers in France and calling for new attacks. The video shows a woman standing next to the speaker, wearing camouflage clothing and holding a weapon. French authorities are investigating...

  • Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Girlfriend, Resurfaces in ISIS Video 'Blow Up France 2' Clip.
Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Petite amie, refait surface dans ISIS clip video 'Blow Up France 2'.
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    Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Girlfriend, Resurfaces in ISIS Video 'Blow Up France 2' Clip. Hayat Boumeddiene, Paris Terror Petite amie, refait surface dans ISIS clip video 'Blow Up France 2'.
    02/06/2015
    AY-COLLECTION/SIPA
    The latest video released by French-speaking Islamic state (ISIS), fighters may be Hayat Boumeddiene, who is believed to have knowledge about the deadly January 9, 2015 attack on a Paris kosher grocery,The video, titled "Blow Up France 2," was released Tuesday and shows an ISIS fighter praising previous attackers in France and calling for new attacks. The video shows a woman standing next to the speaker, wearing camouflage clothing and holding a weapon. French authorities are investigating...