Religious freedom group calls for UN action on ISIL genocide of Christians

Religious freedom group calls for UN action on ISIL genocide of Christians

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2016 A religious freedom group is calling on the United Nations to “mobilize the international community” to take action to protect Christians against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) atrocities. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), in a letter to the UN, detailed ISIL’s executions of Christians […]

Like Hamas, ISIL using human shields as Kurdish forces advance on Raqqa

Like Hamas, ISIL using human shields as Kurdish forces advance on Raqqa

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is mimicking a tactic long used by Hamas in the Gaza Strip by using residents of its de facto capital in Syria as human shields. The tactic is complicating efforts of a Kurdish-Arab alliance to drive the terrorists out of Raqqa, a […]

Iraqi forces advance on Fallujah; Some civilians find safe haven, others are ISIL shields

Iraqi forces advance on Fallujah; Some civilians find safe haven, others are ISIL shields

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2016 Dozens of families have managed to flee Fallujah, but many of the thousands who remain are likely to be used as human shields by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as Iraqi forces advance. “We have secured safe passage for (some) residents,” said Rajaa Barakat, a member of […]

Moscow denies ISIL destroyed Russian helicopters at base in Syria

Moscow denies ISIL destroyed Russian helicopters at base in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2016 Moscow is countering reports that four of its attack helicopters at a base in central Syria were destroyed in an attack by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Amaq, an ISIL-linked news agency, on May 15 first reported the “burning of four Russian attack helicopters and 20 trucks […]

ISIL launches major offensive on Assad’s Alawite strongholds in Syria

ISIL launches major offensive on Assad’s Alawite strongholds in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) killed at least 100 people in bombing attacks on a pair of Assad regime strongholds that had gone relatively untouched in the five-year Syrian conflict. ISIL attacks on May 23 killed 53 people in the northwestern coastal city of Jableh in Latakia […]

Kurdish forces launch major attack on capital city of ISIL’s ‘caliphate’

Kurdish forces launch major attack on capital city of ISIL’s ‘caliphate’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2016 A force of 50,000 Kurdish and Arab fighters have launched a major offensive aimed at driving Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) from its de facto “capital” of Raqqa, Syria. An alliance led and dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) along with fighters from the Syrian Democratic […]

ISIL promotes Sinai hotbed as new front against Israel

ISIL promotes Sinai hotbed as new front against Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is using the Sinai Peninsula as a “steppingstone” for attacks against Israel, according to a report by national security correspondent Rowan Scarborough. The terrorist organization has launched a propaganda campaign to recruit jihadists for a force in Sinai large enough to take […]

Civilians in the crosshairs as fight to retake Fallujah begins

Civilians in the crosshairs as fight to retake Fallujah begins

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Up to 90,000 civilians are being urged to leave Fallujah as Iraqi forces launch an offensive to drive out Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), but that may not be a good idea. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked civilians to identify their homes with white flags as […]

U.S. to Iraq: Keep ‘foot on the gas’, don’t be distracted by suicide attacks in Baghdad

U.S. to Iraq: Keep ‘foot on the gas’, don’t be distracted by suicide attacks in Baghdad

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 Iraqi forces should remain on the front-lines to “keep the pressure” on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) rather than redeploy to Baghdad to deal with an uptick in suicide bombings, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said. “Our advice to the Iraqi government is to keep the […]

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The head of France’s DGSI intelligence agency warned that France was “clearly targeted” by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a week before EgyptAir Flight 840 crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 carrying 56 passengers, seven crew and three security officers disappeared early on May 19 as […]

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