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An SAS sniper is said to have shot dead an ISIS jihadi from 2.4km away using the world's most powerful rifle. It took three whole seconds for the bullet to reach its target - the throat of an Islamic state terrorist in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The ...
In an online statement, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying their aim was to target Iraqi Shias - who make up the overwhelming majority of Basra's population.
The meeting was arranged by the Atlantic Council, one of Washington's most influential Think Tanks and one of its most heavily funded, thanks in part to large donations from Turkish petroleum and the Turkey army College. On his way into the .... For ...
Iraq's special forces have declared their mission in Mosul complete after some of the last remaining western districts were retaken from ISIS.
"We have retaken over 55 per cent of ISIS territory there in the core. Over four million people have been liberated. And not one inch of territory seized from ISIS has been recaptured by them," Mattis told a Pentagon news conference along with General ...
Southwest Asia, May 19, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 27 strikes consisting of 65 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
VIOLENT video games, Western foreign policy, the oil running out. The list of ... Historian Tom Holland, who received death threats for questioning the history of Islam in 2015, boldly took on the question in ISIS: The Origins Of Violence (C4). Viewers ...
After the agreement came into effect the Syrian Army began operations aimed at reaching the Iraqi border at the al-Tanaf crossing along the Damascus-Baghdad highway and to recapture the ISIS-stronghold of Deir Ezzor further north. Both the U.S. and ...
Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State militants on Thursday, gaining a strategic foothold in the western desert as they push towards the Syrian border.
Oil fires set by the Islamic State in Qayara, Iraq, in "Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS." Credit Nick Quested/Junger Quested films. Advances in image-making technology - not just digital capture and storage, but ever-shrinking ...
They also have no comment with the fact that he "invested about $250,000 in index funds with holdings in Gazprom and Rosneft, oil and gas firms sanctioned by the U.S. after the Russian invasion of Crimea." Cozying up to Russia is the new bar ...
SOHR also reported today that ISIS had executed eight people near al Rahman mosque and al-Hajjana building in targeted areas of al-Bokamal on charges of "cooperating with the international coalition and giving coordinates to warplanes.
The company evacuated foreign employees in 2012, but kept the business going with local workers until ISIS fighters seized the factory two years later.
The Islamic state terrorist group, which emerged as the trendsetter of the global jihad in 2014, is past its prime and glory.
We are just about one hundred meters from the most forward line of the Iraqi Army's Ninth Armoured division. In the background, there is the steady thud of mortar and artillery fire.
Similarly, Russian military officials provided hard evidence that Turkey was involved in oil trade with the Islamic State by providing satellite pictures of the trucks carrying out oil out of Islamic State territory towards Turkey[12]. More importantly ...
Saudi Arabia and Russia may have agreed to extend oil production cuts into 2018, but a rogue OPEC member like Iraq could still derail the plan, according to Helima Croft, global head of commodity strategy at RBC capital markets.
These meetings come at a critical time as the war on terror is heating up and the rise of the U.S. shale oil producer is changing the traditional relationship dynamic we have had with these OPEC members.
However, those regions are small potatoes compared with the Persian gulf, where 17 million barrels of oil flow through the strait of Hormuz each day.
Southwest Asia, May 14, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 36 strikes consisting of 70 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
But this distinction is gone: The United States and its allies have aggressively targeted the Islamic State's finances and have made significant progress.
Quetta, Pakistan (AP) - The Islamic State group said it carried out a brazen suicide attack on a Pakistani lawmaker in southwest Baluchistan province on Friday that killed 25 people despite a protracted crackdown on the assortment of militant groups ...
Southwest Asia, May 12, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 106 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
ARRAF: Kurds had already largely controlled the city, but the flag-raising has raised concerns that the Kurds are using the fight against ISIS as an excuse to cement their hold. From the roof of the governor's house, you can see flares from the oil ...
Bashar al-Assad's regime has been accused of making a series of deals with ISIS over territory and oil but the evacuation is the first publicly acknowledged agreement struck by US-backed forces.
Southwest Asia, May 12, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 106 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
Iraqi forces backed by the U.S-led coalition are increasing operations against a resurgent Islamic State (IS) in remote desert border areas, according to Iraqi and U.S.
It struck me as odd, during a reporting trip to Mosul in early May, that somehow it had made its way all the way to Iraq, through the front lines of the Iraq army and past the 68-nation US-led coalition fighting Islamic State, to a tool shop in Mosul ...
The last of the European jihadists are said to have left in a convoy heading for Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria late last month.
Iraqi forces faced stiff resistance from Islamic State in northwest Mosul on Sunday after opening a new front against the militants there in a push to rout them from the city after seven months of fighting.
Southwest Asia, May 8, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 33 strikes consisting of 84 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
Aliyah Hussein and the 25 family members sheltering with her in Mosul's western Mahatta neighborhood are surviving by picking wild greens growing in a park near their home.
Southwest Asia, May 7, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 29 strikes consisting of 76 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
Southwest Asia, May 6, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 18 strikes consisting of 59 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
Press TV's July 2015 online article claimed Zahawi bought oil from ISIS and sold it to Israel and Europe, according to the Press Gazette, therefore suggesting he funded terrorism.
Press TV's July 2015 online article claimed Zahawi bought oil from ISIS and sold it to Israel and Europe, according to the Press Gazette, therefore suggesting he funded terrorism.
Six years after the U.S. helped "moderate rebels" overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has gone from enjoying the highest standard of living in Africa to a failed ...
ISIS is famous for this - they can't sell oil to international markets directly, so they smuggle oil to Turkey, where it sells it at a discount.
Southwest Asia, May 3, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 53 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
After the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept into his town nearly three years ago, Mustafa al-Taee resolved to bear witness to the militants' brutal rule by secretly painting what he had seen with his own eyes.
A car-bombing in east Mosul is confirming fears of some analysts that the offensive against the Islamic State is dealing the terror group military defeats but not necessarily political setbacks.
Most recently, the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) or the Arabic acronym of Da'ish), has burst on scene and made lasting impacts on Iraq, Syria, and throughout the greater Levant. This paper ...
Southwest Asia, May 1, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 28 strikes consisting of 73 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
Today, Der Zor, or Deir Ezzor, Syria's major oil center, is controlled by ISIS or Daesh, but Obama's warplanes bombed the Syrian government troops there on 17 September 2016 and thereby ended the then 5-day-old ceasefire that John Kerry had spent ...
A documentary about the Syrian crisis packs a powerful punch of humanity as it reveals the dark heart of the new world disorder.


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