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ISIL says its latest U.S. weapons were donations: ‘Spoils of war for the holy warriors’

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant continues to gain control of advanced U.S. weapons. ISIL said it captured U.S. military equipment in northern Syria. The equipment, dropped by U.S. Air Force planes, was meant for […]

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U.S. set to sell emergency ammo for Iraq’s remaining U.S. tanks

Newly-arrived U.S. Abrams tanks in Iraq in 2011.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States plans to sell munitions for Iraq’s main battle tank fleet which sustained heavy losses to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant this summer.. The State Department has approved an Iraqi request […]

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U.S. strikes destroy scores of estimated 2,500 tanks stolen by ISIL in Iraq

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported the destruction of scores of main battle tanks captured by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Many of the tanks were reportedly of U.S. origin. Officials said U.S.-led air strikes […]

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Israel mum on renewed rocket fire, allows daughter of Hamas leader to be treated in Tel Aviv

Ismail Haniyeh speaking during Friday prayers on Sept. 5. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has been concealing renewed mortar and rocket fire by Hamas and its militia allies in the Gaza Strip. An Israel Army officer asserted that the military brass refused to acknowledge Hamas and […]

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Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com When U.S. Vice President openly chastised Turkey for allowing foreign militant fighters to cross its territory into Syria to join Islamist State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), President Vladimir Putin of Russia picked […]

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Israel, Egypt on track for major energy deal

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Egypt and Israel have signed an initial agreement for what could be mark a major natural gas deal. An Israeli consortium said it signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Dolphinus Holdings, which represents […]

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ISIL prompts renewed U.S.-Egypt ties; Apaches shipped to Egypt

AH-64 Apache attack helicopters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The United States has prepared for imminent delivery of attack helicopters for Egypt as the regional effort against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has been assigned a high priority. Officials said the U.S. […]

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United Arab Emirates sets sights on a mission to Mars

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has signed an accord to send the first Arab spacecraft to Mars. The UAE Space Agency and the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology inked a seven-year accord to […]

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Report: ISIL forming air force with captured fighter jets, choppers

Iraq MiG-21s.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Syrian opposition has asserted that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant formed an air combat fleet. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIL captured fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft from Iraq and Syria […]

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Amnesty charges Baghdad allowing war crimes with Iran-backed revenge attacks on Sunnis

Iran-back Mahdi Army on parade.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias have been attacking the Sunni community in Iraq, a report said. Amnesty International said Shi’ite militias supported by Iran and the Baghdad government were abducting and killing Sunni civilians in 2014. Amnesty said […]

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