Tag: Terrorism

Battle for Mosul: Why Turkey Is Bombing Anti-ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria

Turkey is a NATO partner that stands with U.S. troops on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, but it’s an ally that’s increasingly turning its guns on fighters the U.S. sees as vital to crushing ISIS.   On Wednesday, Turkey launched one of its biggest airstrikes in decades — bombing 18 positions in northern Syria and […]

Why Malaysia and Singapore are nervous as Iraq looks to retake Mosul from ISIS

Malaysia on Tuesday led calls for Southeast Asian governments to tighten anti-terror measures amid fears Iraq’s sweeping offensive to retake the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul will trigger an influx of fleeing foreign fighters seeking safe haven in their home countries.   Baghdad with the support of US advisers and Kurdish fighters this week […]

Israel refuses to allow arch-terrorst to be buried in PA territory

The remains of Abu Jihad, the former deputy to Yasser Arafat head of the armed wing of Fatah who was assassinated by Israel in 1988, will not be transferred to Palestinian Authority territory for burial. Head of the Coordination for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai made the decision final on […]

Aleppo bombing ‘kills 14 members of one family’

Fourteen members of one family have died in an air strike on rebel-held east Aleppo, volunteer rescuers say. Eight children and two women were among the dead, said the civil defence force known as the White Helmets. An Aleppo resident told the BBC the city had endured heavy bombing in the past 24 hours, with […]

Mosul battle: EU ‘should prepare for returning jihadists’

The EU should be prepared for returning jihadists if the so-called Islamic State (IS) is driven out of its Iraqi stronghold, Mosul, an official warns. Security Commissioner Julian King said even a small number of militants would pose “a serious threat that we must prepare ourselves for”. Iraqi forces say they have captured 10 villages […]

Russia Syria halting Aleppo airstrikes

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Syrian warplanes on Tuesday halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo in preparation for a temporary truce that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister said.   According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the halt in the strikes should help pave way for […]

Analysis: A new crack in the Sunni bloc?

There seems to be a growing rift between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the twin mainstays of the Sunni front against the major threats of Iran’s terrorist operations and nuclear building on the one hand, and against the rogue Sunni Islamic State on the other. The two countries no longer see eye to eye on a […]

Jerusalem on high alert for next terror strike

Israeli security and police authorities fear that the drive-by shooting attack in Jerusalem Sun. Oct. 9 was planned as the opening shot of a round of major Palestinian terror assaults, most likely in Jerusalem, over the Jewish High Holidays. DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources report information received of more than one group of terrorists heading for an […]

Hamas: The intifada will continue until the ‘occupation’ ends

Hamas declared on Thursday that the current wave of terrorist violence, which it refers to as the “Al-Quds Intifada”, will continue until the end of the “Israeli occupation”.   The terrorist movement which controls Gaza made the declaration in a statement released on the first anniversary of the wave of violence, which began just before […]

India says troops cross Kashmir border to attack as crisis escalates

Elite troops have launched “surgical strikes” on Pakistan-based terrorists in the contested territory of Kashmir, India said on Thursday, in a major escalation of a deepening crisis between the nuclear-armed rivals.The Indian army said troops conducted multiple nighttime raids across the line of control (LOC), the ceasefire line agreed in 1972 that divides the Himalayan […]