Report: ISIS staging a comeback in Libya

Report: ISIS staging a comeback in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) has regrouped in Libya and is now “dangerously active” in the country, a report said. ISIS is now exploiting a standoff between the UN-backed government in Tripoli and a rival administration based in Tobruk in the country’s east to stage a comeback, Bloomberg reported on Sept. […]

Report: ISIS in possession of more than 11,000 blank Syrian passports

Report: ISIS in possession of more than 11,000 blank Syrian passports

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) holds some 11,100 blank Syrian passports which German authorities fear could be used to bring potential terrorists into Europe, a report said. The passports, stolen from Syrian government sites, are genuine identity papers that have not yet been filled out with an individual’s details, making them […]

Iran militia threatens U.S. troops in aftermath of ISIS defeat in Iraq

Iran militia threatens U.S. troops in aftermath of ISIS defeat in Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2017 As the last pockets of Islamic State (ISIS) resistance are cleared in Iraq, a new threat to American troops is emerging. An Iranian Shi’ite militia, the Hizbullah Brigades, warned the United States that it must leave Iraq when ISIS is defeated or face a new war, Iran’s Fars news […]

U.S.-backed forces advance in eastern Syria

U.S.-backed forces advance in eastern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2017 U.S.-backed fighters made major gains in an eastern Syria province, clearing Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists from areas east of the Euphrates River, a monitoring group reported. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Deir Ezzor Military Council (DEMC) on Sept. 10 seized much of Deir Ezzor province’s northeast, according […]

Jordan, Iraq reopen main border crossing for first time in 3 years

Jordan, Iraq reopen main border crossing for first time in 3 years

by WorldTribune Staff, September 3, 2017 Iraq’s main border crossing with Jordan reopened on Aug. 30 after Iraqi forces cleared a 500-kilometer route from Baghdad to Amman of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists. The crossing at Tureibil had been officially closed for three years. After a heated debate, Iraqi parliament agreed to allow privately-owned U.S. security […]

Iraqi forces drive ISIS from all but one city, stretches of desert

Iraqi forces drive ISIS from all but one city, stretches of desert

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2017 Iraq’s military said it has driven Islamic State (ISIS) out of Tal Afar, one of the last cities in Iraq that had been under the terror group’s control. Gen. Abdelamir Yarallah, head of military operations in the region, said federal police and special units had raised the Iraqi flag […]

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) asked and was allowed to withdraw from the Syrian-Lebanon border area in the Qalamoun region, an official in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military alliance said. “Islamic State asked for negotiations and a withdrawal, and the Syrian side and Hizbullah agreed,” the official said. ISIS was permitted […]

‘Surrender or die’: Iraq launches offensive against ISIS in Tal Afar

‘Surrender or die’: Iraq launches offensive against ISIS in Tal Afar

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2017 Iraq’s military launched an offensive on Aug. 19 to retake one of the last pockets of territory in Iraq held by Islamic State (ISIS). In announcing an offensive to retake Tal Afar, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned ISIS fighters in the city to “either surrender or die.” Tal […]

Russian security: ISIS bomb plot in Moscow foiled

Russian security: ISIS bomb plot in Moscow foiled

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2017 Russia’s FSB security service on Aug. 14 said it foiled a plot by Islamic State (ISIS) to carry out mass-casualty bombings in Moscow shopping centers, public transportation and other soft targets. According to Russian media reports, two Russian-born ISIS recruits were among four suspects arrested during an FSB raid […]

Mossad: Iran and its proxies filling void left by defeated ISIS

Mossad: Iran and its proxies filling void left by defeated ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2017 Iran is primed to “fill the void” created by the ongoing defeat of Islamic State (ISIS), the director of Israel’s Mossad warned. Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, in a briefing to Israel’s cabinet on Aug. 13, said Iran is expanding its control in the region and is taking over territory […]

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