Tag: ISIS

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 […]

Trump ISIS Leak to Russia Could End Israel-U.S. Intelligence Sharing

President Donald Trump’s decision to disclose highly classified information to Russia, which Israel reportedly provided to Washington, has put the intelligence services “in crisis,” according to a former senior Israeli intelligence official and recruiter of assets for Israel’s Shin Bet security service. As Washington’s key Middle East ally and partner on counter-terrorism, Israel has a […]

Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript. But a leading U.S. Republican politician said he would have little faith in any notes Putin might supply. Two U.S. officials […]

US Tomahawk cruise missiles for ISIS-Sinai HQ

The US Mediterranean fleet is moving into position ready for a decision to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles for a crushing assault on the Islamic State’s mountain strongholds in central Sinai, DEBKAfile’s military and counterterrorism sources report. This would be the second American strike in a month against a Middle East target, after 59 cruise missiles […]