Faces of Islamic State

Inside the ranks of the radical militant group. [16 photos total]

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Iraqi security forces with Sunni Muslim tribal fighters arrest a member of the Islamic State in Shirqat, Iraq, September 22, 2016. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Men, who according to Iraqi security forces are suspected Islamic State militants, sit in a row during a presentation to the media at Iraqi military intelligence directorate in Baghdad, Iraq September 7, 2016. (REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily) #
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Two Islamic State spokespersons claim responsibility for an attack on a traffic police post outside Moscow, Russia, in this video posted on social media August 18, 2016. The Arabic text (bottom) reads, "We are mujahideen of the Islamic State". Social Media #
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Islamic State spokesman and head of external operations Abu Muhammad al-Adnani. U.S. Department of State/Handout via REUTERS #
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An undated photograph of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud that was published in the Islamic State's online magazine Dabiq and posted on a social media website. The Belgian national was believed to be the organizer of the November 13, 2015, attacks in Paris. Abaaoud was killed in a police raid in the Paris suburb of St. Denis on November 19, 2015. (REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV) #
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An undated photograph of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected organizer of the 2015 Paris attacks. (REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV) #
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An Islamic State fighter gestures from a vehicle in the countryside of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, after the Islamic State fighters took control of the area October 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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An Islamic State fighter uses a mobile to film his fellow fighters taking part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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An Islamic State fighter, waving a flag, cheers as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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An Islamic State militant (L) stands next to residents as they hold pieces of wreckage from a Syrian war plane after it crashed in Raqqa, northeast Syria September 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A fighter of the Islamic State holds a weapon while another holds a flag in the city of Mosul, Iraq June 23, 2014. The flag reads, "There is no God but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God." (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Islamic State militants embrace in celebration after taking over Tabqa air base near Raqqa, Syria August 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Islamic State fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria June 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A resident of Tabqa city touring the streets on a motorcycle waves an Islamist flag in celebration after Islamic State militants took over Tabqa air base, in nearby Raqqa, Syria August 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Islamic State fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria June 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Islamic State fighters ride horses as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Raqqa province, Syria June 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) #

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