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We are discontinuing the live blog. However, Under The Black Flag will be back shortly with even more in-depth coverage of the Islamic State militant group and the crisis in Syria. Stay tuned.

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"Under The Black Flag" provides news, opinion, and analysis about the impact of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Syria, Iraq, and beyond. It focuses not only on the fight against terrorist groups in the Middle East, but also on the implications for the region and the world.


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