Iraqi Army entered last ISIS city

Baghdad: The Iraqi security forces have launched an operation to liberate the Islamic State of the city of al-Qaim in Anbar province, which borders Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Al-Qaim is the last ISIS-held city in the country. Front News Reports According to the military, the city is controlled by about 1,500 militants. The Iraqi military […]

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The SDF enter the biggest oilfield in Syria after ISIS carried out an attack on the regime forces in the vicinity

syriahr writes A number of reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the US Special Forces, managed to achieve strategic advancement in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in which they managed to enter Al-Omar oilfield, which is the biggest oilfield in Syria, this achievement […]

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Nearly a thousand ISIS fighters choose surrender, not martyrdom, in Iraq

In the end, it was their superiors who told the ISIS fighters in Iraq to put down their arms and give up. wgbh reports Nearly 1,000 suspected ISIS soldiers and collaborators surrendered to Kurdish militia after losing control of their stronghold in the Iraqi city of Hawija last week. “Their own leaders told them to […]

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After Raqqa’s liberation, ‘a tough fight still lies ahead’ against ISIS

(WASHINGTON) — The liberation of Raqqa on Friday marked a historic end to the physical caliphate declared by ISIS in June of 2014. Syrian Democratic Forces, who fought for months to reclaim the city, celebrated in Naim Square this week — driving trucks and waving flags in the same place where ISIS had once beheaded […]

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Trump announced turning point in fight against ISIS

Washington: US President Donald Trump said a turning point in the fight against the terrorist organization “Islamic State” after the troops of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” with the support of an international coalition led by the United States repulsed the “capital” of ISIS, the Syrian city of Raqqa that is kept under the control by the […]

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ISIS Mines Present Greatest Threat to People in Raqqa

After three long years, the Syrian city of Raqqa is finally liberated from the Islamic State, but the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters, who led the operation, and civilians alike will have to deal with yet another “enemy” – the mines ISIS left behind. The Globe post reports “We must clear the remnants of all the explosives […]

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ISIS Threat Persists Even As Capital Slips from its Grasp

The end is near for the battle for Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS’s self-declared caliphate, but the terrorist group still has ways of raising funds and plenty of cash on hand — and still remains a threat near and far. Cipher Reports Although U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday announced they had […]

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Site of IS beheadings in Raqqa seized by Kurdish-led force

BEIRUT (AP) – Raqqa’s infamous public square where Islamic State militants used to perform brutal executions and beheadings has been captured Monday by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force fighting the extremist group in Syria, as officials say they expect the city to fall “within a few days.” Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said […]

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One of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists has just been killed

After months of fighting in the southern parts of the Philippines, where a conflict with separatist Islamic insurgents deepened earlier this year, Philippine defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana and other officials said Monday (Oct. 16) that government forces had killed two key ISIL-linked militants: Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. QZ reports Hapilon, who was from the southern […]

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Fall of ISIS Stronghold Raqqa Will Change War on Extremists, Not End It

While U.S.-backed forces are inching toward the final showdown in Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State’s de facto capital, the war against the terror group is set to grind on even after the extremists are driven from their stronghold. NBC news reports “It’s too early to plan ISIS’s obituary,” said Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern […]

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REVEALED: ISIS fighters are ‘GIVING UP’ because they have no food or money

For years Islamic State has caused fear with numerous attacks across the world and they recently threatened more attacks on the US. The Daily Star Reports And now, Lieutenant General Paul Funk – who heads a task force against Islamic State in Iraq – says ISIS fighters are “giving up” after being abandoned by their leaders. […]

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Three men charged for ISIS-inspired plot to attack NYC

An ISIS-inspired terror plot targeting Times Square and the city’s subways — aimed at killing “thousands’’ and making “an ocean out of their blood’’ — has been foiled, authorities said Friday. NY Post Reports A trio of twisted wannabe terrorists, including a US citizen, were planning to strike the city over the summer of 2016, […]

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