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Inching Closer to a Showdown Over the Fate of Captured Islamic State Fighters

More than 600 Islamic State fighters from a variety of countries are being held by SDF in Syria, but no one thinks this situation can last.  Frantic diplomatic negotiations have borne little fruit so far, and it appears a two-pronged stopgap solution may be in the works.  Buckle up.

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Document: Judge Hogan Denies Habeas in Qassim v. Trump

On Tuesday, Judge Thomas Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied Khalid Ahmed Qassim’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Russell Spivak summarized the joint status report, motion in limine, and a prehearing brief filed in the case for Lawfare in March. Read Hogan’s one-page judgment below:

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