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Stories with person: Ayman al-Zawahiri
  • Did Islamic State claim credit for latest attacks too soon? 
    Updated: Jun-14-16 2:38 pm

    PARIS - It took just a few hours for the Islamic State group's opportunistic propaganda machine to take responsibility for the latest bloodshed in Florida and in France, with messages claiming the two attackers as its own. It may take the group longer to sort through the implications of a killer whose backstory of conflicted sexuality and heavy drinking is at odds with a carefully crafted public image of its fighters.

  • In Syria's Aleppo, divided locals share fear of total siege 
    Updated: Jun-12-16 3:53 pm

    BEIRUT - Syria's largest city, Aleppo, used to be the country's economic locomotive but four years of grinding battles have rendered it almost uninhabitable. Pummeled by bombs and rocket fire, residents on both sides of this divided metropolis have experienced severe water and power shortages, soaring living costs, and collapsing public services.

  • Islamic State kills dozens of its own in hunt for spies story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-16 6:57 pm

    BAGHDAD - In March, a senior commander with the Islamic State group was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion.