ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2018 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists were evacuated from the Yarmouk enclave south of Damascus, the terror group’s last stronghold in Syria’s capital, a report said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on May 20 that, in a withdrawal deal with the Syrian government, buses had entered Yarmouk to transport […]

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Four of the “Most Wanted” Islamic State (ISIS) leaders were captured after being lured to Iraq from Syria by fake messages on the Telegram app. U.S. President Donald Trump on May 10 tweeted about the capture of the terrorists, which included two of the highest-ranking ISIS commanders ever to […]

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqis started voting on May 12 in the country’s first parliamentary elections since Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State (IS) and routed the extremist group from most Iraqi territory last year. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, a Shi’a who has sought to balance the competing influences […]

Reports: Egypt moving troops near Israel border for massive attack on ISIS affiliate

Reports: Egypt moving troops near Israel border for massive attack on ISIS affiliate

by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2018 The Egyptian military is deploying troops to its borders with Israel and the Gaza Strip in preparation for what was described as “extraordinarily massive attacks” on the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula, reports say. Egypt has informed Israel about the troop buildup, Haaretz reported on May […]

Iraq renews ties to Kurdish Peshmerga after re-emergence of ISIS

Iraq renews ties to Kurdish Peshmerga after re-emergence of ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, April 5, 2018 Islamic State (ISIS) has re-emerged in Iraq in the absence of the Kurdish Peshmerga, prompting the Iraqi military to renew ties to the fighters who were a key factor in dismantling the terror group’s Iraqi “caliphate.” Kurdistan 24 reported that “cooperation between the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi Security Forces […]

Egypt: ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ has killed 105 terrorists since February

Egypt: ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ has killed 105 terrorists since February

by WorldTribune Staff, March 9, 2018 Egypt’s intensified campaign to eliminate the Sinai insurgency has resulted in the killing of 105 terrorists in the last month, a report said. Egyptian army spokesman Tamer Al-Rifai said Operation Sinai 2018, launched on Feb. 9, has been widely successful and Egyptian forces are carrying out the operation “with […]

Egypt, with Israel’s blessing, doubles number of troops in Sinai

Egypt, with Israel’s blessing, doubles number of troops in Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 1, 2018 Egypt has more than doubled the number of troops it has stationed in the Sinai Peninsula, a Feb. 28 report said. Egyptian armed forces Maj. Gen. Mohammed el-Shahat said there are currently 88 battalions and a total of 42,630 soldiers in Sinai, Israel’s Channel 11 reported. The troop increase […]

Kurdish fighters capture last two British ISIS ‘Beatles’

Kurdish fighters capture last two British ISIS ‘Beatles’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2018 The last two members of a group of British jihadists who carried out torture and executions for Islamic State (ISIS) have been captured by Kurdish fighters in Syria, a report said. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, part of a group of four ISIS jihadists known as the “Beatles” […]

Report: Israel, Egypt are ‘covert allies’ in war on Sinai jihadists

Report: Israel, Egypt are ‘covert allies’ in war on Sinai jihadists

by WorldTribune Staff, February 4, 2018 Israel and Egypt have become “secret allies” in an effort to drive Islamic State-affiliated terrorists out of North Sinai, a report said. Israel, with the blessing of Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi, has used drones, jets, and helicopters in Sinai to target jihadists in more than 100 airstrikes over […]

Tillerson: U.S. troops staying put in Syria to counter Assad, Iran

Tillerson: U.S. troops staying put in Syria to counter Assad, Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, January 18, 2017 The U.S.’s ultimate objectives in Syria include ensuring ISIS is fully defeated, “post-Assad leadership” and preventing Iran from bolstering its position. Therefore, the U.S. will “maintain a military presence” in the country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Jan. 17. “A total withdrawal of American […]

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