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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Lisa Smith needs to be exploited to the maximum as an intelligence source on her return' Column

Opinion: 'Lisa Smith needs to be exploited to the maximum as an intelligence source on her return'

“While Smith was living with IS during 2016, 135 European citizens were slaughtered in 10 separate attacks that year,” security expert Tom Clonan writes.

From TheJournal.ie Half of Irish people think countries should refuse to repatriate citizens who fought with Islamic State Islamic State

Half of Irish people think countries should refuse to repatriate citizens who fought with Islamic State

The Irish government has said citizens have the right to return home, but fighters face the possibility of prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Islamic State has been defeated in Syria. What happens if members return to Ireland? The Explainer

The Explainer: Islamic State has been defeated in Syria. What happens if members return to Ireland?

Experts have said there needs to be a focus on ensuring more people in Ireland do not become radicalised.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces BAGHOUZ

Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces

Fighters from the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance raised their yellow flag in Baghouz early today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work? Lisa Smith

Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?

The government here has said Lisa Smith, who was married to an Islamic State fighter, can come home.

From TheJournal.ie 'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links Syria

'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links

Carol Duffy claims her friend was ‘very naive’ before she left Ireland a number of years ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar Syria

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí confirm Irish woman who'd become radicalised is ex-Defence Forces member Islamic State

Gardaí confirm Irish woman who'd become radicalised is ex-Defence Forces member

It emerged last night that the former Defence Forces member had been detained in northern Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch Isis fighter and husband of Shamima Begum wants to bring her home to Netherlands Islamic State This post contains videos

Dutch Isis fighter and husband of Shamima Begum wants to bring her home to Netherlands

Yago Riedijk is currently being detained in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Statelessness: Here's how removing a person's nationality causes problems Islamic State

Statelessness: Here's how removing a person's nationality causes problems

People access their human rights through citizenship – without it, people can’t to go to school, get a job, or get married.

From TheJournal.ie 'She is not a US citizen': Trump requests block on US-born woman who joined IS from returning Islamic State

'She is not a US citizen': Trump requests block on US-born woman who joined IS from returning

The US generally grants citizenship to everyone born on its soil; Hoda Muthana was born in the US and raised in Alabama.

From TheJournal.ie British teen who had citizenship revoked says decision was 'unjust' Syria

British teen who had citizenship revoked says decision was 'unjust'

There is concern that this move could set a “dangerous precedent”.

From TheJournal.ie British teen who joined ISIS but wished to return has UK citizenship revoked by government Shamima Begum

British teen who joined ISIS but wished to return has UK citizenship revoked by government

The family of Shamima Begum have said they are disappointed with the Home Office’s decision.

From TheJournal.ie British teenager who joined ISIS has given birth after expressing desire to return to the UK Shamima Begum

British teenager who joined ISIS has given birth after expressing desire to return to the UK

Shamima Begum ran away from London to Syria in 2015 to join Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them Islamic State

Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them

The White House is expected to begin the withdrawal of American troops from Syria in coming days.

From TheJournal.ie British teen who left London to become ISIS bride wants to 'come home and live quietly' Shamima Begum This post contains videos

British teen who left London to become ISIS bride wants to 'come home and live quietly'

Shamima Begum ran away from London with two school friends in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie US-backed Syrian forces 'push forward' against 'caliphate' in eastern Syria Islamic State

US-backed Syrian forces 'push forward' against 'caliphate' in eastern Syria

A Syrian Democratic Forces field commander said his fighters were battling their way forwards this morning.

From TheJournal.ie US-backed soldiers among 15 killed in suicide attack in Syria Islamic State

US-backed soldiers among 15 killed in suicide attack in Syria

Nine civilians and five US-backed fighters are among the dead.

From TheJournal.ie US-led coalition starts withdrawing from Syria amid fears about Isis rebuilding Islamic State

US-led coalition starts withdrawing from Syria amid fears about Isis rebuilding

Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw troops last month.

From TheJournal.ie What we know about the Irish citizen captured in Syria allegedly fighting for Islamic State Syria

What we know about the Irish citizen captured in Syria allegedly fighting for Islamic State

A US-backed group yesterday said that it had captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie 2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack Syria

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pair were part of the international anti-jihadist coalition, led by the United States.

From TheJournal.ie 15 charged over murder of tourists in Morocco Terror Cell

15 charged over murder of tourists in Morocco

Seven other detainees will be referred to the prosecution in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Morocco says suspects in Scandinavian hikers murder pledged allegiance to IS Morocco

Morocco says suspects in Scandinavian hikers murder pledged allegiance to IS

Three of the four suspects were arrested yesterday over the grisly killing of the two hikers.

From TheJournal.ie Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands Terrorism

Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands

Police had yet to identify the target of the planned attack.

From TheJournal.ie At least 29 people, including children, shot dead at military parade in Iran Islamic State

At least 29 people, including children, shot dead at military parade in Iran

Iran has said there will be a “crushing response”.

From TheJournal.ie Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for posting Islamic State atrocity photos on Twitter National Rally

Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for posting Islamic State atrocity photos on Twitter

Le Pen shared the gruesome images in 2015. Today, she tweeted copies of a court order telling her to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

From TheJournal.ie Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers Deadly Insurgency

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers

Ashraf Ghani’s government is facing fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.

From TheJournal.ie Man pleads guilty to plotting London terror attack with aim of killing 100 Oxford Street

Man pleads guilty to plotting London terror attack with aim of killing 100

Lewis Ludlow had sworn allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was kidnapped by Islamic State, sold into slavery and endured rape, torture and humiliation' Opinion

'I was kidnapped by Islamic State, sold into slavery and endured rape, torture and humiliation'

UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad writes how six of her brothers were shot and buried in irrigation ditches when Islamic State invaded the Sinjar region in northern Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed Death Penalty

UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed

The two suspected British jihadists were captured by US-backed Syrian forces.

From TheJournal.ie Man found guilty of plotting to behead Theresa May Suicide Bomb

Man found guilty of plotting to behead Theresa May

He pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State group.

From TheJournal.ie Waterford man jailed for 2.5 years for sending money to Islamic State Courts

Waterford man jailed for 2.5 years for sending money to Islamic State

26-year-old Hassan Bal admitted to unlawfully transferring €400 for use by Isis and attempting to collect money for the group.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over terror attack Starbucks

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over terror attack

Four people died in the attack at a Starbucks café in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí believe most extremists who left Ireland to fight with Isis are either dead or missing Terrorism

Gardaí believe most extremists who left Ireland to fight with Isis are either dead or missing

There is also concern about the reintegration of families of deceased fighters if they return to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Police say six members of same family responsible for suicide bombings in Indonesia Mass Casualties

Police say six members of same family responsible for suicide bombings in Indonesia

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the blasts which left 11 dead.

From TheJournal.ie Paris knife attacker was on terror watchlist Rampage

Paris knife attacker was on terror watchlist

The man’s parents have been taken into custody following last night’s attack.

From TheJournal.ie Texas teen arrested for plotting ISIS-inspired shopping centre mass shooting Charged

Texas teen arrested for plotting ISIS-inspired shopping centre mass shooting

17-year-old Matin Azizi-Yarand spent more than $1,400 (€1,170) buying weapons and tactical gear.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57 Islamic State

'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

A wounded man in a hospital bed wept saying: “I don’t know where my daughters are. God damn the attackers!”

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid Amnesty International

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid

An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to decide 'very quickly' whether to pull US troops out of war-torn Syria Syria

Trump to decide 'very quickly' whether to pull US troops out of war-torn Syria

Trump’s comments conflict with views of his top military advisors.

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