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It’s Saturday morning!

International Politics

Overall

– An interview with anthropologist Scott Atran who explains the profile of a terrorist and where they come from

– Jeremy Scahill: “AQAP develops its own version of Reddit’s AMA and Twitter’s blue checkmark verification

Middle East

– The Pentagon said the Islamic State lost only one percent of their territory but believes the group will lose more

– Seven people, including two journalists, were killed in Iraq by ISIL

– Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi believes the military can retake the city of Mosul from ISIS

– The United Arab Emirates donated planes to be used against ISIS; Interesting

– Five Lebanese soldiers were killed as a result of fighting with gunmen alongside the Syrian border

– Forty-two people in Syria were killed by government airstrikes in a village under rebel control

– King Salman, still fresh in his new role as leader of Saudi Arabia, reassured that everything was going to be fine

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.