Tag: ISIS

Erdogan says he has evidence US-led coalition has given support to Isis

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has uncovered evidence that US-led coalition forces have helped support terrorists in Syria – including Isis. American-led forces have been working alongside Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad but have attempted to avoid helping Isis and other Islamist militant groups. However, speaking on Tuesday in the Turkish […]

Trump links Islamist terrorists with Berlin attack

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday condemned the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people, saying that “Islamist terrorists” were responsible for it. “ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad,” Trump said in a statement quoted by […]

ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base

Islamic State forces pushed their assault forward to retake the central Syrian town of Palmyra Monday, Dec. 12. By evening, they had entered the big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base outside the town, carrying off substantial quantities of Russian armaments. Reporting this, DEBKAfile’s military sources add that the booty they snatched included different types of ground-to-ground […]

US: 173 civilians killed in coalition airstrikes against ISIS

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is raising its count of civilian deaths from the air campaign. The coalition determined seven additional reports of civilian casualties caused by coalition strikes to be credible. Those strikes likely killed 54 civilians, raising the death toll of civilians killed since the start […]

ISIS decimated after 1st direct attack on Israel

After ISIS waged its first direct attack on Israel on Sunday – when four of its gunmen opened fire on Israeli soldiers – they were obliterated by Israeli warplanes stationed along Syria’s border in Golan Heights, which is occupied by Israeli troops.The Islamic militants targeted Israeli soldiers by launching mortars and spraying them with machine […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow ISIS to open ‘a front of terror’ on the Golan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Islamic State and other groups in Syria on Monday that Israel would have a zero tolerance policy for attacks across its border. Speaking to the Likud faction, he said over the past few days there were multiple attempts to attack the IDF on the border with Syria. He said Israel […]

Israel Defense Forces Kill 4 ISIS-Linked Attackers in Golan Heights

The Israeli military said it killed four militants linked to the Islamic State on Sunday after they attacked Israeli forces in the Golan Heights. The confrontation appeared to be the first of its kind between Israel and Islamic State-affiliated forces based in Syria. It was not immediately clear if the militants’ attack had been spontaneous […]

Apocalypse That Wasn’t Battle of Dabiq ends with a whimper

The prophecy of Muhammed found in the Hadith, one of Islam’s holy books, states that Islam’s final battle will take place at Dabiq, Syria. The prophecy states that the Christian West will come against Islam at Dabiq, and that the Mahdi (Islam’s messiah) will come during that battle leading Islam to victory. Muslims also say […]

IS hangs bodies of 40 civilians from poles in Iraqi city, UN says

So-called Islamic State (IS) shot dead 40 civilians on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after accusing them of treason, the United Nations says. Their bodies were then hung from electricity poles in several districts, the office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner said, citing sources. A man was also reportedly shot dead […]

Kurdish forces enter town near Mosul as Iraqi troops find mass grave

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have exchanged heavy fire with militants as they entered a town held by Islamic State east of Mosul, while troops advancing south of the city discovered a mass grave containing an estimated 100 or so decapitated bodies. The offensive to reclaim the town of Bashiqa is part of the broader push to […]