U.S. sends 615 more troops to Iraq as Mosul battle looms

U.S. sends 615 more troops to Iraq as Mosul battle looms

by WorldTribune Staff, September 29, 2016 The United States has deployed 615 additional troops to Iraq as preparation intensifies for the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The new deployment puts the number of American troops on the ground in Iraq at over 5,000 for the first time since […]

Transcripts: Orlando terror attack triggered by U.S. drone strike killing ISIL commander

Transcripts: Orlando terror attack triggered by U.S. drone strike killing ISIL commander

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 Terrorist Omar Mateen told a police negotiator that his attack on an Orlando nightclub was motivated by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, transcripts made public by police show. The conversations between Mateen, who killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub, and an Orlando police negotiator on June 12 […]

Coalition consensus: U.S. lacked ‘leadership and commitment’ to prevail against ISIL

Coalition consensus: U.S. lacked ‘leadership and commitment’ to prevail against ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 America’s partners in the coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have been disappointed in the Obama administration’s leadership in the effort to defeat the terror organization, a report said. Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, told the Washington Free Beacon on Sept. 27 that members of the […]

Pentagon warns ISIL is ‘dead set’ to use chemical weapons in defending Mosul

Pentagon warns ISIL is ‘dead set’ to use chemical weapons in defending Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) may only have a “rudimentary” ability to weaponize mustard gas but the terror group is “dead set” on using the chemical agent in defending its Iraq stronghold at Mosul, the Pentagon said. “We recognize this is real. They’re dead set on it. […]

Pentagon reports seven Afghan trainees have gone missing from U.S. bases

Pentagon reports seven Afghan trainees have gone missing from U.S. bases

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2016 A group of Afghan nationals undergoing military training in the U.S. went missing this month, including three who went AWOL the weekend of an Afghan-born terrorist’s bombing spree in New York and New Jersey. “During the month of September, seven Afghan students were considered absent without leave (AWOL) during […]

ISIL’s leader tried to flee liberated Iraqi city dressed as a woman

ISIL’s leader tried to flee liberated Iraqi city dressed as a woman

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 After liberating the city of Sharqat from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Iraqi security forces captured the terror group’s Wali (governor) of the city as he tried to hide among displaced residents while disguised as a woman. Abu Omar al-Assafi was “in a woman’s dress” when he […]

Anti-ISIL Jordanian writer, on trial for posting offensive cartoon, shot dead outside courthouse

Anti-ISIL Jordanian writer, on trial for posting offensive cartoon, shot dead outside courthouse

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 A Jordanian writer and long outspoken critic of Islamic terrorist organizations was shot dead on Sept. 25 in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for posting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed deemed offensive to Islam. Nahed Hattar, 56, was preparing to enter the courthouse for […]

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs German Protestant pastor, theologist, and cartographer Heinrich Bunting published his masterpiece Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel Through Holy Scripture) In 1581. In the book, he included a special illustration/map titled “Die ganze Welt in einem Kleberblat/Welches ist der Stadt Hannover […]

‘Misguided’ hacker who gave ISIL ‘hit-list’ of U.S. military targets sentenced to 20 years

‘Misguided’ hacker who gave ISIL ‘hit-list’ of U.S. military targets sentenced to 20 years

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 A 20-year-old native of Kosovo who provided Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a list of more than 1,000 U.S. government workers has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Ardit Ferizi, who was arrested last year in Malaysia, admitted hacking a private company and pulling out the […]

Syria crisis rocks UN Assembly

Syria crisis rocks UN Assembly

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The reverberations of the Syrian conflict continue to rock the UN General Assembly and Security Council as the shock waves of a churning war, a deepening political crisis, and a widening humanitarian disaster plague both the region as well as the wider world community. Syria […]

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