Tag: ISIS

Russian anti-ISIS war from Syria to Caucasus

In a supreme effort to prevent ISIS suicide units from reaching Russia from Syria, Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s Defense Minister, has promoted the Russian commander in Syria, Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov. to an expanded command as head of the South Russia military district. This district covers Russian forces including naval units in the Black and Caspian Seas, the […]

Turkey to propose cooperation with Russia on fighting ISIS

Turkey said on Monday it wanted to cooperate with Moscow in combating Islamic State in Syria but denied having suggested it might allow Russia to use its Incirlik Air Base, near the Syrian frontier.   Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan last week expressed regret over last year’s shooting down of a Russian warplane, with the loss […]

CIA director warns of Istanbul-type attack in U.S.

The terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport on Tuesday has the Islamic State’s signature all over it, CIA Director John Brennan said in an interview published Wednesday, adding that the terrorist group is likely planning similar attacks in the United States.   “I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks […]

Istanbul Ataturk Airport Reopens After Deadly Turkey Terror Attack

Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport reopened on Wednesday morning, hours after a coordinated terror attack blamed on ISIS left dozens dead, scores wounded and blood streaked throughout the arrivals hall.   Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said three terrorists had arrived in a cab and carried out the assault, opening fire and setting off at least […]

Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239.   The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, part […]

Fallujah: Over 350 Yazidi girls kidnapped 2 years ago freed from ‘sexual jihad’ after Isis withdrawal

Hundreds of Yazidi sex slaves have been freed from the embattled city of Fallujah after the Islamic State (Isis) continue their withdrawal whilst under pressure from the Iraqi army. The 354 girls from the fringe minority sect had been kidnapped by the extremists 305 miles away in their spiritual home near Mount Sinjar, in northern […]

Obama Administration Has History of Scrubbing Allah from Transcripts

TEL AVIV – Monday’s release of the text of Orlando terrorist shooter Omar Mateen’s 9-1-1 call is not the first time the Obama administration purportedly scrubbed “Allah” from a transcript. To this day, the official White House transcript of a Rose Garden ceremony with the father of released soldier Bowe Bergdahl transcribes every word besides […]

John McCain says President Obama is ‘directly responsible’ for the Orlando nightclub shooting

US senator John McCain has said that Barack Obama was “directly responsible” for the Orlando nightclub shooting for failing to combat the rise of Isis.   The comments, which echo ones made by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, came as the president was in Orlando to meet survivors of the terrorist attack as well as […]

CIA Chief Says Islamic State Plans to Intensify Attacks

Islamic State will intensify its global terrorism campaign by directing as well as inspiring attacks in the U.S. and elsewhere, despite its mounting territorial and financial losses in Syria and Iraq, CIA Director John Brennan said. The organization “will probably rely more on guerrilla tactics,” such as the attacks in Paris and Brussels in the […]

CIA chief: IS working to send operatives to the West

CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for their territorial losses.   In remarks prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Brennan says IS has been working to […]