War on Terrorism

The War on Terror is a term commonly applied to an international military campaign led by the United States and the United Kingdom with the support of other NATO as well as non-NATO countries. Originally, the campaign was waged against al-Qaeda and other militant organizations with the purpose of eliminating them. The phrase 'War on Terror' was first used by US President George W. Bush and other high-ranking US officials to denote a global military, political, legal and ideological struggle against organizations designated as terrorist and regimes that were accused of having a connection to them or providing them with support or were perceived, or presented as posing a threat to the US and its allies in general. It was typically used with a particular focus on militant Islamists and al-Qaeda. Although the term is not officially used by the administration of US President Barack Obama ...
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Hardy Mishra
Hardy Mishra and Godfather Senior commented on the blog by Kripa Parekh
on Jan 28, 2015 , 05:24 pm
Kripa Parekh - Living in terror
It's a strange feeling when you can't trust your own specie anymore. It's definitely the most painful isolation possible. And this is where we are or if you are an optimist then it's where we are headed.Day before yesterday when the Talibans thought it was justified to kill all those children because of what has happened to them, I reached home in a jittery state of mind. On the way home, I felt suffocated. Like something's stuck down my throat and I can't breath. I cried a bit sitting in an more »
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Sonaakshi Pkc
Sonaakshi Pkc and Jagannath Tripathy commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 27, 2015 , 10:14 pm
Dev Kashyap - ISIS does not even spare children
The Mujahideen Shura Council consolidated further into the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) shortly afterwards. Image courtesy: Procured via google search more »
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Jagannath Tripathy
Jagannath Tripathy commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 26, 2015 , 07:27 pm
Dev Kashyap - ISIS atrocities in pics
It took part in the Iraqi insurgency against American-led forces and their Iraqi allies following the 2003 invasion of Iraq and joined other Sunni insurgent groups to form the Mujahideen Shura Council. Image courtesy: Procured via google search more »
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Varun Goel
Varun Goel commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 25, 2015 , 01:20 pm
Dev Kashyap - Horrific images of ISIS brutality
The group originated as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999. This group was the forerunner of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). Image courtesy: Procured via google search more »
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Gokul Rl
Gokul Rl and 2 more commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 25, 2015 , 09:36 am
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Madhabi Ray
Madhabi Ray commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 23, 2015 , 05:08 pm
Dev Kashyap - ISIS militants with heads of victims
Nick Berg was an American freelance radio-tower repairman who went to Iraq after the United States' invasion of Iraq. He was abducted and executed according to a video released in May 2004 by Islamist militants in response to the Abu Ghraib torture more »
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Raj Singh
Raj Singh commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 23, 2015 , 04:16 pm
Dev Kashyap - ISIS beheads journalist
In April 2013, the group changed its name to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It grew significantly under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, gaining support in Iraq as a result of perceived economic and political discrimination more »
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Shreya Shah
Shreya Shah commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 22, 2015 , 06:54 pm
Dev Kashyap - ISIS future plans
A map purportedly showing the areas ISIS plans to have under its control within five years. The Middle East, North Africa and large areas of Asia, it also reveals ISIS' ambition to extend into Europe. Spain, which was Muslim-ruled until the late more »
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Pradeepkandi Pradeepkandi
Pradeepkandi Pradeepkandi commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 22, 2015 , 10:40 am
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Pradeepkandi Pradeepkandi
Pradeepkandi Pradeepkandi commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 22, 2015 , 10:39 am
Dev Kashyap - ISIS on beheading spree
Unable to serve under the new Iraq government after Saddam Hussein's military was disbanded, former Iraqi soldiers became ISIS fighters, according to Middle East expert Fawaz Gerges. Image courtesy: Procured via google search more »
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Pradeepkandi Pradeepkandi
Pradeepkandi Pradeepkandi commented on the photo by Dev Kashyap
on Jan 22, 2015 , 10:39 am
Dev Kashyap - ISIS brutality photos
ISIS's initial strategy for revenue was through extortion and robbery. Recently, al-Baghdadi's strategy shifted to generating resources through large-scale attacks aimed at capturing and holding territory. Image courtesy: Procured via google search more »
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