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October 6, 2014

By Chris Biggers

Islamic State Takes Position on Mount Mishtenur

Recent video published by Amak News Agency shows Islamic State taking up position on Mount Mishtenur a little over a mile outside of Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town on Turkey’s border. Despite reports of a US Predator flying overhead possibly collecting intelligence for strikes, the Islamic State continues to advance on key areas of interest. Kobane, also…

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September 29, 2014

By Frederic Jacobs

Occupy Central: Is the Mesh Ready for Prime-time?

Since Saturday, Hong Kongers have been occupying the center of the city. As with many of these grassroots movements before, pictures showing massive protests flooded social media. Defying police, thousands of demonstrating block main highway connecting Central and Wanchai to protest China. pic.twitter.com/Gw20Ic4rbf — Alan Wong (@alanwongw) September 28, 2014 On Sunday, an increasing number…

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September 1, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

Arms Identification – German Missiles in the Hands of the Islamic State

After the captured of Tabqa airbase in Syria by the Islamic State last week a number of photographs were posted online showing the weapons captured at the airbase. These included many weapons seen elsewhere in the conflict, from ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft cannons to Konkurs ATGMs. Today, a new video released by the Islamic State shows more…

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August 24, 2014

By Oryx

Tabqa Airbase Captured by the Islamic State

After encountering some setbacks earlier on, Tabqa airbase finally fell to fighters of the Islamic State today. With only one Pro-Assadist obstacle remaining in Northern Syria, the Islamic State’s territorial continuity in Northern Syria is closer than ever. Tabqa is now the third airbase to have been captured by the Islamic State and is the…

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August 23, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

The Hills of Raqqa – Geolocating the James Foley Video

Earlier this week the Guardian reported on claims made by hostages held by the Islamic State, identifying the speaker in the James Foley video as being an Islamic State member based in Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold in north-central Syria. Based on that claim, and information in the James Foley video it’s possible to narrow down the location…

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