Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) has lost control of the last significant town it held in Syria, a military news service run by Hizbullah said on Nov. 19. The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, the Hizbullah news service reported. ISIS now controls only a few […]

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists on Nov. 11 recaptured the town of Abu Kamal in eastern Syria from the Syrian army. Earlier this week, Syrian troops and allied militia fighters had entered Abu Kamal and by the next day had declared the town liberated from ISIS’s control. Syrian regime forces […]

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 8, 2017 The Assad regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4 of this year, according to the UN’s chemical weapons investigative body. Meanwhile, Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a sulfur mustard gas attack on the Syrian town of […]

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 With its self-proclaimed caliphate obliterated, Islamic State (ISIS) has fled for the caves and rugged mountains deep in the vast Syrian desert. Analysts say the terror organization has retreated to the desert, known as Badiyat al-Sham, to “regroup and prepare their next incarnation.” The terror group’s leaders, analysts say, […]

Tillerson tells Iran-backed militia in Iraq to ‘go home’; Trump reassures Europe: ‘Keep making money’

Tillerson tells Iran-backed militia in Iraq to ‘go home’; Trump reassures Europe: ‘Keep making money’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it is time for Iranian-backed fighters who helped Iraq defeat the Islamic State (IS) extremist group to “go home and allow the Iraqi people to regain control.” “Iranian militias that are in Iraq, now that the fight against [Islamic […]

ISIS rocket from Sinai ‘targeted a Jewish community with two Grad missiles’

ISIS rocket from Sinai ‘targeted a Jewish community with two Grad missiles’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists fired two rockets from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Oct. 15, the terror organization’s Amaq propaganda agency said. The attack “targeted a Jewish community with two Grad missiles,” Amaq said in a statement. The rockets hit the Eshkol Regional Council territory in Negev, […]

U.S.-led coalition says it will not support Iraqi or Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

U.S.-led coalition says it will not support Iraqi or Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2017 The U.S.-led coalition said it will remain neutral and urged both sides to avoid escalating tensions amid reports that Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces exchanged fire near Kirkuk. The Peshmerga, a key coalition ally in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) since 2014, said the Iraqi advancement in Kirkuk […]

Report: ISIS commanders set up training camp near Israeli border

Report: ISIS commanders set up training camp near Israeli border

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 Several senior-level commanders for Islamic State (ISIS) who have fled Iraq and northern Syria are running a terror training camp near Israel’s Golan Heights, a report said. The commanders have recruited 300 local youths, according to Israel’s Channel 2. The report showed video footage of the camp and training […]

Report challenges U.S. assessment that Las Vegas massacre had no connection to ‘international terrorism’

Report challenges U.S. assessment that Las Vegas massacre had no connection to ‘international terrorism’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2017 The U.S. government has said the Las Vegas massacre was not connected to “international terrorism.” FBI special agent Aaron Rouse told a press conference on Oct. 2 about the mass shooting: “We have determined to this point no connection with an international terrorist group.” But the attack carried out […]

Heaven wait: Large ISIS group surrenders, takes pass on martyrdom

Heaven wait: Large ISIS group surrenders, takes pass on martyrdom

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists are running out of food, money – and the will to be martyred. More than 1,000 desperate ISIS fighters surrendered last week after fleeing their Iraqi stronghold at Hawija. “Instead of the martyrdom they had boasted was their only acceptable fate, they had voluntarily ended […]

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