Mattis makes Al Qaida strike a teachable moment: ‘Terrorists who defame Islam’ are not safe

Mattis makes Al Qaida strike a teachable moment: ‘Terrorists who defame Islam’ are not safe

by WorldTribune Staff, March 26, 2017 An Al Qaida operative responsible for several terror attacks was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan earlier this month, the Pentagon confirmed on March 25. “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,” U.S. Defense […]

Report: Saudi deputy crown prince failed to sway Trump White House

Report: Saudi deputy crown prince failed to sway Trump White House

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Time will tell, but cries of “victory in Washington” by Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohamed bin Salman seemed hollow and perhaps even apocryphal. He needed some sign of success when he emerged from his White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on […]

Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 Three Egyptian military officers and seven soldiers were killed on March 23 during an operation against terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. The security forces’ vehicles were hit by two improvised bombs during the operation, the military said, according to Reuters. Egyptian forces killed 15 jihadists and arrested seven others […]

U.S. goal: Defeat ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan by year’s end

U.S. goal: Defeat ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan by year’s end

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 The United States and the Afghan army it is training plan to drive the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate out of Afghanistan this year, U.S. military officials said. Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), based near the Afghan-Pakistan border, has increased its recruiting and the number of terror attacks it has […]

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 A U.S. aircraft carrier on March 21 deployed helicopter gunships to track two sets of Iranian fast-attack vessels during a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy said. Navy commanders told Reuters the USS George H.W. Bush confronted the Iranian boats after they approached a U.S.-led, five-vessel […]

2016 killing of Iran-backed Hizbullah commander was ‘inside job,’ Israel says

2016 killing of Iran-backed Hizbullah commander was ‘inside job,’ Israel says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 22, 2017 The death of Hizbullah’s military commander in Syria was an “inside job,” an assassination carried out by the Iran-backed group itself, the chief of Israel’s armed forces said. Hizbullah had claimed that Mustafa Badreddine was killed in May 2016 in an artillery attack by anti-Assad rebels near Damascus, but […]

Israel set to deploy final layer of missile defense shield

Israel set to deploy final layer of missile defense shield

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2017 The middle layer of Israel’s missile defense shield will be deployed within the next two weeks, a senior Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) officer said on March 20. The David’s Sling system gives the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) “more capabilities and more effectiveness,” said Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch, head of […]

Trump to host Egypt’s Sisi in early April

Trump to host Egypt’s Sisi in early April

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2017 Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington on April 3. A White House official confirmed on March 19 that President Donald Trump will host the Egyptian leader, Reuters reported. Former President Barack Obama had never extended a formal invitation to Sisi, who was elected […]

Moscow calls in Israeli ambassador over jet fighter strikes in Syria

Moscow calls in Israeli ambassador over jet fighter strikes in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2017 Russia said it summoned Israel’s ambassador over Israeli airstrikes that hit close to Russian forces near the Syrian city of Palmyra. Deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Interfax news agency that Ambassador Gary Koren was summoned on March 17 and “asked about” the strikes. Russia said earlier this month […]

Iran loses more than 2,500 fighters, 10 generals in Syria, Iraq conflicts

Iran loses more than 2,500 fighters, 10 generals in Syria, Iraq conflicts

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2017 Thousands of fighters under Iranian command and more than 10 generals have been killed on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq during the ongoing conflicts, a report said. The report by the Israel-based Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, citing the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, put […]

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