News Wire | September 6, 2023 Archive

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Fighting Between Rival US-Backed Groups in Syria Could Undermine War Against the Islamic State Group

By Bassem Mroue | Associated Press

The weeklong clashes between rival U.S.-backed militias in eastern Syria, where hundreds of American troops are deployed, point to dangerous seams in the coalition that has kept a lid on the defeated Islamic State group for years. That could be an opportunity for the radical group to reemerge.

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Ex-Leader of Proud Boys Sentenced to 22 Years in Jan. 6 Sedition Case

By Alan Feuer | The New York Times

Enrique Tarrio, the former leader of the Proud Boys, was sentenced on Tuesday to 22 years in prison for the central role he played in organizing a gang of his pro-Trump followers to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power.

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