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The U.S. military is targeting Islamic State’s virtual caliphate by hunting & killing its online operatives one-by-one | LA Times
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The U.S. military is targeting Islamic State’s virtual caliphate by hunting & killing its online operatives one-by-one | LA Times

The months-long manhunt for French-born Rachid Kassim ended one chilly morning early this year when a drone-launched missile destroyed his battered white pickup truck as it motored through the besieged Iraqi city of Mosul.

The 29-year-old former rapper had cast a grim shadow in international counter-terrorism circles. He spoke fluent French, once beheaded a man in an online video and played a role in a string of terrorist plots — two successful — in France last year.

The Feb. 8 drone strike notched a victory for a U.S.-led effort that seeks to silence Islamic State operatives who use social media, encrypted messaging and other online tools to reach disaffected Muslims overseas

Source: The U.S. military is targeting Islamic State’s virtual caliphate by hunting & killing its online operatives one-by-one – LA Times