Iran’s Soleimani leads US-backed attack on Fallujah

For months, US President Barack Obama and the Pentagon opposed the participation by pro-Iranian militias in the war against ISIS in Iraq. The main objection were to the Popular Mobilization Army commanded by Iranian Gen. Abu Mahdi al Muhandis who has been named as a “specially designated global terrorist” by Washington. The US was also […]

Pope shocker: Promotes socialism, likens Jesus to ISIS

Pope Francis, in an interview with the French newspaper La Croix, suggested a likeness between ISIS and Jesus by explaining that while “the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam,” it was quite possible to interpret certain passages of the Gospels, particularly in Matthews, as a call for Christians to go forth […]

ISIS threatens global war with Israel

Islamic State threatens Israel in an article in its weekly newsletter this week, saying that unlike Hamas, the “war on Israel will not be limited by geographical boundaries or by international norms.”   According to the article in the Al-Naba newsletter identified by the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor of MEMRI (the Middle East Media […]

ISIS bomb attack kills dozens at Iraq markets around Baghdad targeting Shiites

A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, officials said – the latest in deadly militant attacks far from the front lines in the country’s north and west where Iraqi forces are battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). […]

ISIS blows up Syria gas field

Powerful blasts rocked a key gas field in central Syria on Monday, with a monitor saying they were caused by the Islamic State (ISIS) group blowing up pumping stations.   The Shaer gas field — one of the biggest in the central province of Homs — has been the site of fierce fighting between ISIS […]

ISIS planning to attack Israel from Sinai

The Israeli military is concerned that the Islamic State group is planning a large-scale attack against Israel from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Germany’s Bild newspaper reported on Sunday, citing an IDF officer.   Sinai has become an Islamic State stronghold in recent years. According to the Bild report, there could be hundreds of Islamic State operatives […]

ISIS to Israel: “We’re coming very soon”

The last 48 hours (May 7-8) have seen a major escalation of the ISIS threats against Israel, DEBKAfile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources report. In a coordinated maneuver by all of the ISIS commands in the Middle East, the terrorist organization simultaneously released at least 10 videos that it said showed ISIS forces on their way […]

Erdogan accuses allies of leaving Turkey alone in fight against Isis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused allies fighting the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria for not extending their support to his country, leaving them to combat the jihadists on their own. Speaking at a short film competition, Erdogan said: “They have left us alone in our struggle against this organisation [Isis] which is shedding […]

U.S. official: ISIS cells in UK, Germany, Italy

America’s top intelligence official, James Clapper, said Monday that ISIS has clandestine cells in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, comments that come as President Barack Obama concludes an overseas visit where he asked Europe to contribute more to the fight against ISIS.   When asked by a reporter if ISIS had British, German and […]

Sweden faces a massive ISIS terror attack

Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists have infiltrated Sweden and are planning an imminent attack on the capital city of Stockholm, according to intelligence received by the Scandinavian nation.   Security services in Sweden are investigating undisclosed information about the ISIS attack, local media reported Tuesday as cited by Reuters on Wednesday.   Swedish security police (SAPO) were tipped off […]