Turkey launches operation to free Syrian border town from ISIS control

After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants in Ankara’s most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict. (FOX)- Syrian opposition fighters were also part of the cross-border incursion, which was reported […]

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FBI reportedly investigating whether Virginia stabbings were ISIS-inspired

Federal authorities reportedly are investigating a weekend stabbing in Virginia to see whether the attacker may have been trying to behead a victim and whether the attack was inspired by the Islamic State terror group. (FOX)- Wasil Farooqui, 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding in the stabbing attack Saturday that left […]

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Libyan forces say they capture mosque, prison from Islamic State in Sirte

Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Islamic State from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city’s main mosque and a jail run by the militants’ morality police. (Reuters)- The forces, mainly brigades from the city of Misrata, say they are close to capturing Sirte after taking […]

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Boy caught before detonating explosive belt in Iraq

Dramatic photos Monday showed police in Iraq arresting a boy and uncovering an explosive belt around his waist, as the child reportedly claimed terrorists kidnapped him and forced him to blow himself up. (FOX)- The arrest took place two days after investigators said a bomber between 12 and 14 years of age detonated explosives at a […]

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Suicide bomber at Turkish wedding was as young as 12, president announces

The suicide bomber in a Turkish wedding party attack that killed dozens of people was between 12 and 14 years old, Turkey’s president announced Sunday, blaming the Islamic State terror group for the massacre. (FOX)- Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke in a live nationally-televised address in front of Istanbul city Hall. At least 50 people were […]

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North Carolina man allegedly spoke with ISIS while planning terror attack

 A federal indictment alleges that a North Carolina man accused of plotting a terror attack in the U.S. communicated with a member of the Islamic State as he developed his plans. (FOX)- The indictment filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte said Justin Nojan Sullivan spoke with Junaid Hussain in June 2015 via social […]

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ISIS gets know-nothing recruits and rejoices

The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Islamic State applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly ignorant. (FOX)- The extremist group could hardly have hoped for better. At the height of Islamic […]

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Top ISIS leader killed by US drone, Pentagon says

ISIS leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed by US drone, Pentagon says (FOX)- The leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed by a U.S. drone last month, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News Friday. Pentagon spokesman Gordon Trowbridge said that Hafiz Saeed Khan died July 26 […]

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NY man pleads guilty to plotting New Year’s terror attack

 A 26-year-old ex-convict pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to plotting a New Year’s Eve machete attack at a Rochester restaurant in the name of the Islamic State terrorist group. (FOX)- Emanuel Lutchman, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorism organization, a charge that carries a maximum sentence […]

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House probe: Central Command reports skewed intel on ISIS fight

Intelligence reports produced by U.S. Central Command that tracked the Islamic State’s 2014-15 rise in Iraq and Syria were skewed to present a rosier picture of the situation on the ground, according to a bombshell report released Thursday by a House Republican task force.  (FOX)- The task force investigated a Defense Department whistleblower’s allegations that higher-ups manipulated […]

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Trump charges Obama with being ‘founder of ISIS’

Donald Trump charged President Barack Obama on Wednesday with being the founder of the Islamic State during a campaign rally in Florida. (FOX)- “In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,” Trump said during a campaign stop in Fort Lauderdale. “He is the founder of ISIS.” Last week, his campaign tried to draw financial […]

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German raid targets Islamist preachers suspected of recruiting for ISIS

Police in Germany on Wedndesday launched anti-terror raids against Islamist preachers suspected of trying to recruit men to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (FOX)- The raids took place in the west German state of North Rhine-Westphalia this morning, the state’s criminal police said, and targeted the towns of Duisburg and Dortmund among others. At […]

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