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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Intelligence Gap Poses Major Challenges In U.S.-Led Air War Against Islamic State

U.S. spy agencies are struggling to stay on top of intelligence about Syria.

November 17, 2014

Suspected Western Jihadists In ‘Evil’ IS Beheading Video

Obama calls the beheading of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig “an act of pure evil”.

November 17, 2014

Suicide Bomber Kills 48 High School Students At Nigeria School

At 8 AM on Monday, as students in Nigeria gathered for a school assembly, a suicide bomb attack targeted dozens of schoolboys.

November 10, 2014

Al-Qaida-Linked Group Drives Back U.S.-Supported Fighters In Syria

Fighters associated with al-Qaida have overrun northern bastions of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels.

November 3, 2014

Iraq Kurd Fighters Leave Base For Syria Deployment

Military trucks were spotted departing from the base northeast of Kurdish regional capital Arbil, presumably headed toward the Syrian battleground Kobane.

October 28, 2014

U.S. Struggles To Turn The Tide In War Against IS

The U.S.-lead coalition is still fighting back against the Islamic State, but some officials say the coalition’s strategy is not likely to work.

October 27, 2014

U.S. ‘Concerned’ Over IS-Beseiged Border Town

Washington (AFP) — The United States said Tuesday it was “horrific” watching in real time the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobane, insisting it did not want to see the city fall to Islamic militants. The blitz on Kobane by the Islamic State group follows a three-week siege that sent 190,000 refugees streaming […]

October 7, 2014

Somali-American Fights Militant Islamist Recruiters In U.S. Heartland

Abdirizak Bihi is a youth leader in Minnesota who works to help young Somali Americans reject the recruitment of religious extremists.

October 6, 2014

Backed By Strikes, Kurds Battle To Defend Key Syria Town

Even with accurate air strikes and Kurdish fighters battling against IS jihadists, the Pentagon warns that there will be “no quick and easy end to the fighting.”

October 1, 2014

Baghdad Steps Up Propaganda Fightback With Jihadist TV Satire

In Baghdad, actors and artists are battling back against IS with a comedy TV show.

September 29, 2014

Obama Admits U.S. Underestimated IS, As Air Strikes Intensify

Islamic State militants release a message in response to the air raids launched on Syria.

September 29, 2014

Jihadists Claim Beheading Of Frenchman Captured In Algeria

Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group beheaded a Frenchman that was abducted from a national park in Algeria after Paris ignored their demand to cease air strikes.

September 24, 2014

Militants Quickly Adjust Tactics To Blunt Airstrikes

Islamic State militants are making it even harder for the United States to find them.

September 17, 2014

Jihadists Face Growing Pressure As U.S. Mulls Strategy

The U.S. has started to implement the Obama administration’s strategy for battling IS militants, with some progress being made.

September 17, 2014

U.S. Strikes Islamic State Jihadists Near Baghdad For First Time

Baghdad (AFP) — The United States has bombed militants near Baghdad in support of Iraqi forces, striking close to the capital for the first time in its expanded campaign against Islamic State jihadists. But in a sign of their growing strength, a monitoring group said the jihadists had managed to bring down a Syrian warplane […]

September 16, 2014

Libya Fighters May Be Guilty Of War Crimes, Rights Group Warns

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times Human Rights Watch warns that some tactics of rival militias in Libya amount to war crimes. In the latest marker of Libya’s descent into chaos, a leading human rights group warned Monday that some battle tactics being employed by rival militias — looting and burning, indiscriminate fire and the […]

September 8, 2014

Kiev Accuses Russia Of ‘Invasion’ As Aid Convoy Crosses Border

By Nikolaus Von Twickel, dpa MOSCOW (dpa) — A huge Russian aid convoy entered Ukraine without an escort from the Red Cross on Friday, provoking talk of an “invasion” in Kiev. Some 100 lorries had crossed the border by 2 p.m., Russian state television reported. The vehicles drove through the Izvaryne border post in Ukraine’s […]

August 22, 2014

U.N. Warns Of ‘Tragedy’ As Militants Seize Iraqi Towns

By Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times The U.N. is warning of a humanitarian “tragedy” in Iraq as thousands flee advances by Islamist militants. The United Nations is warning of a humanitarian “tragedy,” saying hundreds of thousands of civilians are fleeing the latest advances by Islamist militants in northern Iraq. In recent days, fighters of […]

August 4, 2014

Islamic State Fighters Capture Military Base In Syria, Behead Soldiers

By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times ANTAKYA, Turkey — Militants with the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State seized control of a military base in northern Syria late Thursday night, beheading dozens of soldiers and displaying their headless bodies, activists said. It is only the latest victory for the extremist group that has made rapid advances […]

July 25, 2014

High-Ranking Egyptian Police Official Killed By Car Bomb

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed by a bomb planted under his car on Wednesday, state media reported. The attack in a western suburb of Cairo, again demonstrated extremists’ ability to target high-ranking officials, often […]

April 23, 2014