U.S. official says coalition has killed 50,000 ISIL jihadists in ‘conservative estimate’

U.S. official says coalition has killed 50,000 ISIL jihadists in ‘conservative estimate’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 The U.S.-led coalition has killed at least 50,000 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters, a U.S. official said on Dec. 8. “I am not into morbid counts but that kind of volume matters, that kind of impact on the enemy,” the senior official said, according to AFP. […]

Remember him? Obama blames Bush for rise of ISIL in final national security speech

Remember him? Obama blames Bush for rise of ISIL in final national security speech

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 President Barack Obama dusted off the “blame Bush” card one last time as, in his final national security address, he said former President George W. Bush and Iraq’s leaders were largely responsible for the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Most military officials and analysts believe […]

Haftar’s forces repel attacks on Libyan oil ports; ISIL driven from Sirte

Haftar’s forces repel attacks on Libyan oil ports; ISIL driven from Sirte

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) turned back an attack by a rival faction on some of Libya’s major oil ports on Dec. 7. A spokesman for the LNA said rival fighters had withdrawn after briefly occupying the town of Ben Jawad, 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of […]

ISIL’s remotely-guided car bombs killed 1,959 last month, stalled Iraq advance on Mosul

ISIL’s remotely-guided car bombs killed 1,959 last month, stalled Iraq advance on Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 Iraq’s effort to liberate Mosul is being significantly slowed by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) use of remotely-guided car bombs. The terror group is sending out vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) “at the astounding rate of 14 per day” around Mosul, according to the Washington Post. “The group […]

ISIL takes credit for Ohio State attack: DHS focuses on PR with the Somali Muslim community

ISIL takes credit for Ohio State attack: DHS focuses on PR with the Somali Muslim community

by WorldTribune Staff, November 30, 2016 Terrorism does not appear to be high on the priority list for the Department of Homeland Security after a series of attacks in the U.S. by militant Islamists, most recently in Ohio. In fiscal year 2015, only two of the 176,397 removal orders requested by the Department of Homeland […]

Egypt’s military hit by major ISIL attack in the Sinai

Egypt’s military hit by major ISIL attack in the Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists used 4-wheel drive vehicles rigged with explosives to attack a North Sinai checkpoint on Nov. 24, killing at least 12 Egyptian soldiers. “A number of caliphate soldiers attacked a checkpoint belonging to the apostate Egyptian army in the Sabeel village, southwest […]

In first clash with Israel, ISIL fighters obliterated by warplane

In first clash with Israel, ISIL fighters obliterated by warplane

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2016 Four gunmen from an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) affiliate in Syria were killed after they attacked Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights on Nov. 27. In the first attack by ISIL against Israel, the four jihadists opened fire with machine guns and mortars. The Israeli soldiers […]

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’ s not often a senior UN official leaves a prepared and rigid script to emotionally describe a situation to delegates in the Security Council. But when Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told diplomats, “I am more or less at my wit’s end as a human […]

Tunisian president confirms requesting U.S. drone surveillance of Libya

Tunisian president confirms requesting U.S. drone surveillance of Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 The U.S. is flying surveillance drones from Tunisia to scope out Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) activity in Libya, Tunisia’s president confirmed. Last month, U.S. government sources said unarmed American drones had begun flying into Libya from a Tunisian air base. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said […]

American tourists warned on public areas in France over the holidays

American tourists warned on public areas in France over the holidays

by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2016 American tourists should exercise caution when visiting holiday festivals, events and outdoor markets in France amid a rising terror threat during the holiday season, the U.S. State Department said on Nov. 21. The State Department issued a travel advisory one day after French security services arrested seven members of […]

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