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BREAKING - #ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi revealed in-person on new #ISIS video post-#Caliphate defeat in #Syria-#Iraq.

He appears in fine health, despite reports of severe injury.
I'm honestly unconvinced that this "diminished" point translates over to #ISIS & its existing/possible support base.

To me, this seems like a Western-centric point from which to analyze a video containing #Baghdadi's 2nd appearance in ~5yrs - a big deal.

#pt: For #ISIS, the struggle is theologically infinite - it isn't "defeated" or "prevented" by territorial losses.

e.g. #Trump's #Syria withdrawal announcement in #Dec '18 would have been perceived as a sign of eventual victory.

- #Baghdadi's video = fuel, not sign of weakness.
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The #SDF's proclamation of victory today against #ISIS's territorial Caliphate is a momentous occasion worthy of genuine celebration.

What was once a territory the size of the UK is now zero. That's no small accomplishment.

The #SDF lost 11,000 killed & 21,000 wounded.
#pt: After #ISIS's capture of #Mosul, its march south in #Iraq, expansion in #Syria & genocidal threats against #Yazidis in #Sinjar & #Kurds in #Kobani, the US mobilized the largest military coalition in modern history; 79 members.

Due in large part of @brett_mcgurk's hard work.
@brett_mcgurk #pt: As the #SDF has made clear, however, the counter-#ISIS mission must now shift to a new mission - the struggle is far from over.

The now-completed "clear" phase was the easy bit; the "hold" & "build" represents the huge challenge ahead, but our commitment is now in question.
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1. @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2639...
When these began they carried the label side by sides. We're looking at 2 articles from #WaPoClown, #DSMinion #MaxBoot. The flip in the #TalkingPoint #Narrative is plainly evident.
#Anon trump #FakeNews. ......
2. ......@realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2640...
#HRC #Tweets #Playbook spin. #Nonsense
#Hussein enabled the structuring of #ISIS, as he funded them & aided by keeping our military engagements from them. Militarily speaking, both he & his gang were......
3. ......@realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2640...
junior leaguers driven by fanaticism.
Link to story we all remember, the #HusseinMilPurges!
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The 16 year plan to destroy #America was to be brought home by #Hillary. They never......
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US Nat. Sec Committee at US Congress is discussing tomorrow the threats that #MuslimBrotherhood brings upto the United States of America and its allies - we can’t wait to see #MBs designated in the #US !
On 7/11 (today) at 10am, ET, @DrZuhdiJasser , Pres of @AIFDemocracy and Dr @JSchanzer will testy to the Subcommittee on National Security of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the #MuslimBrotherhood’s global threat. Watch the #live feed on @cspan
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1. Hello everyone, yesterday Ch 6 of the #Caliphate podcast went live, detailing how we fact-checked Abu Huzayfah's story. At least 15 @nytimes reporters, stringers and translators worked to bring you that one episode. Follow along for the back story: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cal…
2. By now, you've heard the detailed account of murder by one Canadian member of ISIS. As many of you have asked, why in the world would this young man admit to such crimes in an interview with the @nytimes? I'm finally able to reveal that we began speaking to him 1.5 yrs ago
3. @AndyMillsNYT & I first learned of Abu Huzayfah in November 2016. He had left Syria over a year before that & had successfully traveled back and forth to Canada and his grandparent's home in Pakistan. Because no one stopped him at the airport, he assumed he was in the clear
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1. Hello everyone, Chapter 2 of #Caliphate is now up on iTunes, Spotify etc. In this episode, we explore the ideas - boiled down to three religious concepts- that are used to lure potential recruits to ISIS. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cal…
2. I’d spoken to numerous ISIS recruits and had a general sense of how the recruitment worked. But it wasn’t until I sat down with former al-Qaeda recruiter @_JesseMorton that it began to make sense. After being released from jail, Jesse has worked to deradicalize others.
3. Read about Jesse’s journey out of extremism below: mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/us/…
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