Tag: ISIS

After Iran fires missiles at IS in Syria, Netanyahu warns it not to threaten Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to threaten Israel and to watch its own back Monday, hours after Tehran launched missiles into Syria in what was seen, in part, as a challenge to Israel. “I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said. On Monday, Iran said it fired missiles against the […]

The assault on the ISIS capital has officially begun

A coalition of anti-Islamic State groups backed by the United States has officially begun its assault on the jihadist-held city of Raqqah in northern Syria. Raqqah has been controlled by jihadist forces since 2013 and has become the de facto capital of the Islamic State inside Syria. The US Department of Defense announced the commencement […]

Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now ‘annihilation’

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Sunday the US had “accelerated” its tactics against the Islamic State, moving from a policy of “attrition” to one of “annihilation”. Armed police arrest man during fresh raids in Manchester bomb investigation Read more The retired Marine Corps general also said “civilian casualties are a fact of life […]

Isis slaughtering civilians in Syrian towns already hit by US air strikes

Civilians are “increasingly paying the price” as air strikes on Isis escalate in Syria and terrorists seek bloody retribution, the United Nations has warned. In one incident, militants slit the throats of eight men accused of giving coordinates to the US-led coalition at the site of bombardment in their town. Around 60 civilians, including 16 children […]

Indirect US talks for ISIS fighters to exit Raqqa

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told CBS News Sunday night, May 28, that the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group has “accelerated” and shifted to “annihilation tactics.” This assertion does not square with the indirect talks the United States is secretly conducting with ISIS for its commanders and most of its operational […]

Philippine President Duterte Fears CIA Assassination, Blames U.S. for ISIS Presence

The Philippines has become the first nation in Asia to have one of its cities fall to the international terror group Daesh (ISIS). Clashes between militants and Filipino security forces began Monday night in the southern city of Marawi, as the government raided a home where the leader of the local branch of Daesh, Isnilon […]

IS ‘using chemical weapons’ in Mosul

The first use of chemical agents in the battle for Mosul was recorded by the International Red Cross in March, when mortars were fired from IS-held areas injuring 12 civilians. According to accounts the BBC has obtained from Mosul residents, there were a number of other incidents over the past few weeks, where IS militants […]

Philippine troops battle to restore order in Marawi after Isis militants kill 21 on street to street rampage

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city on Thursday to try to restore control after Isis-linked militants launched a violent siege that sent thousands of people fleeing for their lives and raised fears of extremists gaining traction in the country. At least 21 people have died in fighting that erupted late […]

Manchester attack sees 22 killed at Ariana Grande gig

It emerged today that, shortly before the incident, an unverified Twitter account posted cryptic tweets showing the ISIS black flag alongside the hashtags #IslamicState and #Manchesterarena. The account then posted a message saying: ‘You forget our threat? This is the just terror’. His account was deleted shortly afterwards. Police have declined to comment on the […]

Ariana Grande concert Manchester Arena bombing suspect identified as Salman Abedi as ISIS claims responsibility

CBS News confirmed Tuesday that the man who blew himself up the previous night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was 23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack. In a generic statement posted online, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Abedi’s suicide […]