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To be sure, ISIS affiliates in Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, and elsewhere will remain dangerous. And its fighters and sympathizers will continue to launch terror attacks in Europe and the United States for years to come.
Retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in August 2016, the town of Qayyarah has one of the main maternity hospitals in the region.
Amid the bombed-out ruins of an ancient site revered by both Muslims and Christians in Mosul, Iraqi violinist Ameen Mukdad on Wednesday held a small concert in the city he was forced to flee by ISIS militants. As Mukdad played scores he had composed in ...
Southwest Asia, April 20, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 26 strikes consisting of 66 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
Southwest Asia, April 19, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 33 strikes consisting of 124 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
Islamic State is talking to al Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on IS fighters in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in an interview on Monday.
Turkey even galled the Obama White House by quietly abetting ISIS through the oil trade - a shady deal that reached as high as Erdogan's own son-in-law at the oil ministry. But, in a twist, an abortive military coup last summer forced Obama to defend ...
In July last year, militants of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Qayyarah's oil wells and shot at them with sniper rifles, causing extraordinary explosions and 25 oil fires whose smoke concealed the sky ...
activists say that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor have killed more than 20 civilians in an operation against fighters from ...
A Syrian flag flutters next to the Islamic State group's logo at a roundabout where executions were carried out by ISIS militants in the city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria in this April 1, 2016 file photo. The Syrian Army and its allies ...
WASHINGTON - A handful of drones controlled from the United States and a small force of offshore Marine aircraft played a decisive role in defeating Islamic State fighters in Libya last December, the most prominent example of how the U.S. military can ...
Tunnels are not just the purview of the Islamic State's small Afghanistan force. Like other guerrilla groups, the Islamic State has create tunnel systems underneath many of the cities and villages that they occupy. These pathways are essential to their ...
WASHINGTON - A handful of drones controlled remotely from bases in the United States and a small force of offshore Marine aircraft played a decisive role last year in defeating Islamic State fighters in Libya, the first time the U.S. military helped ...
There are growing fears that ISIL fighters pushed out of the city of Mosul could regroup elsewhere.
Southwest Asia, April 16, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 20 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation ...
The Turkish referendum proposes an 18-article amendment to the Turkish Constitution, long sought by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and its founder, Erdogan.
ISIS uses grisly violence to terrorise the West, recruit supporters, and subjugate people in the areas it controls. But it is also waging a quieter war against more abstract enemies: culture and heritage.
Despite his largely symbolic strike on a Syrian airfield in response to the April 4 nerve gas attack by the Assad regime, President Donald Trump has given no ...
In its monthly report released Thursday, the IEA, a body that advises major oil-consuming nations, says production will grow this year, even when considering pledges by OPEC countries to limit output.
When he was running for president, Donald Trump famously vowed to "bomb the s---" out of the Islamic State. Despite a recent series of reversals on other foreign policy issues, he appeared to make good on that promise Thursday.
Could Israel be using Goldman Sachs loyalists and powerful globalists to push US intervention in Syria as a challenge to Russia's international dominance in natural gas?
To blow up an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan, the United States has dropped one of its most powerful non-nuclear bombs - the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB, a 21,000-pound munition packing an explosive punch larger ...
Syrian oil stolen by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province has been "laundered" via Iraqi Kurdistan before it was pumped to Turkey to finally make it to the international markets via Ceyhan.
The US-led coalition on Tuesday said that ISIS continues to make revenue from fines and taxies levied on residents of areas under the group's control.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Federal police forces said Friday they killed 12 Islamic State members during clashes with the group in western Mosul.
Southwest Asia, April 6, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 29 strikes consisting of 85 engagements against ISIS targets, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent ...
Southwest Asia, April 6, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 29 strikes consisting of 85 engagements against ISIS targets, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent ...
Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed eight ISIS oil tanker trucks and two wellheads. -- Near Raqqa, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, three vehicles, a mortar system, a rocket system and an excavator.
Early in summer 2016, the so-called Islamic State set fire to one of Iraq's largest oil fields. It has taken Iraqi firefighters 10 months to put the flames out.
While the bulk of Iraq's oil is produced from the massive oil fields in the South near Basra, far from the violence of ISIS, Kirkuk is home to sizable oil fields in the country's north. The Iraqi government and the Kurds have disputed ... "As Islamic ...
Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff, as part of the general's planned trip to discuss the battle against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL. Mr. Kushner was also expected to meet with officials from the United ...
The space agency pointed out on its website last year that the "event recalls fires in neighboring Kuwait during the 1990s Persian Gulf War," after Saddam Hussein's soldiers sabotaged Kuwait's oil infrastructure as they were being forced to retreat by ...
Rudaw correspondent Havidar Ahmed caught up with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi during the Arab Summit in Jordan last week and conducted this interview with him on the topics of Kurdish quest for independence, raising the Kurdish flag in Kirkuk, oil ...
The Islamic State has lost nearly two-thirds of the land it once controlled, leveling a major blow to several critical funding streams including oil and gas revenue, taxation and extortion. The organization, which took over vast swaths of Syria and ...
But eventually the ISIS form takes a turn, asking whether you're interested in being a "martyr," "fighter" or "volunteer.
The Iraqi government's offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) seems finally to be reaching its final stages.
The bomber detonated the vehicle, an oil tanker laden with explosives, security and hospital officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity under regulations.
Abu Islam al-Iraqi, a former ISIS commander who ran clandestine cells of suicide bombers in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk has had some time to think about what he's ...
The Iraqi government made a mistake that will allow ISIS to survive by seeking to capture Mosul before eliminating other Isis safe havens in northern and western ...
The ISIL and Soviet references appear to be a new flourish. During a CNBC interview in 2014, Happer yelled at Andrew .... James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), who has received around $1.8 million from the oil and gas industry and famously threw a snowball on the ...
BRUTAL ISIS jihadis are mounting a terrifying "last stand" against Iraqi forces in a bloody final push in the Battle for Mosul.
Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed 35 oil barrels, six oil refinement stills, and a well head. -- Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes damaged a pump jack and destroyed two pump jacks and an oil rig. -- Near Raqqa, four strikes engaged three ISIS ...
On a crisp spring day in March, in the northern city of Sulaymaniyah, I met Abu Islam, a senior ISIS leader nicknamed the Ghost of ISIS by Iraqi intelligence for his elusiveness. ... Long sought by the Iraqi government, Abu Islam was notorious for ...
Since it's early inception in 2006 - when the Islamic State was an offshoot of Al-Qaida in Iraq - through its later evolution into ISIL, the terror organization has been the target of the international community. The international campaign against ...
... the second conquest of Palmyra, where fighters secured the city and other vast areas to the west that include the Alawite regime's last petrol resources ... the Alawite regime and its allies rushed to the depth of the desert to reclaim them ...
For the moment, the Iraqi Army, Kurdish peshmerga forces, Shia militias and Sunni tribal units are all united in fighting ISIS. But even in Sulaimani, an Iraqi-Kurdish city close to the border with Iran that is one of the most stable corners of a very ...
... Monday, as both leaders need each other's help to defeat ISIS, reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan. Mr. Trump pledged to accelerate U.S.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The noose around ISIS is tightening in its urban strongholds of Mosul and Raqqa, and reports have emerged that the group's leadership has relocated to Syria's eastern desert region from the Deir ez-Zur area to across the ...
... regional activities" during a meeting Thursday, according to Reuters. Riyadh and the administration are on the same page in fighting the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and "going beyond ISIS to the sources of terror around the world," Falih said.


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