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ISIS Claims Toronto Shooting
On July 25, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) news agency A’maq quoted a “security source” as saying that the perpetrator of the July 23 shooting in Toronto had acted on behalf of the group.
Afghan Taliban: ‘Illegitimate Foreign Occupiers Should… Unconditionally Withdraw’
On July 22, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) issued a statement on its English-language website: “We have a clear message for these infidel forces. We are fully confident that we are on the right path; we have no doubt that we are right and you are wrong; because, we want both our private life and political system to be consistent with our religious and national values in our homeland.” (by memri org).

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