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ISIS’ Media Mouthpiece Amaq Was Silenced, but Not for Long

The cyber divisions of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and seven other countries launched a massive operation last Thursday to disrupt the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s “capability to broadcast terrorist material for an undetermined period of time.” A primary target was ISIS’ online media portal, Amaq.

On Wednesday, CBS News discovered that the “undetermined period of time” may only have been a few days.

Amaq did disappear from the internet on Thursday — the day before the coordinated operation was publicized by pan-European police agency Europol. But by Wednesday morning, Amaq was back online, seemingly hosted on a server in Phoenix, Arizona. ISIS used its freshly relaunched propaganda machine to claim a deadly attack Wednesday in the capital of Libya.

Read more at CBS News

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