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DNI contradicts Obama, NSC on ISIL domestic terror threat in U.S.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com The chief of U.S. intelligence said Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is capable of launching a Paris-style attack in the U.S., a contradiction of President Barack Obama and his National Security Council (NSC), who have […]

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‘Cubs of the Caliphate’: Survey finds ISIL provides young Syrian males with meaning, sense of purpose, income

Many Syrian youth are finding a "new life in extremism."  /YouTube

Special to WorldTribune.com Young Syrians who have been left without a school, a job or any meaning in their lives by the country’s devastating civil war are finding that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) offers “a new meaning […]

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What goes around . . .: Boastful jihadist, propagandist who recruited Brits for ISIL killed in airstrike

Raphael Hostey (centre), 23, left Manchester to join Isis in 2013.  /Twitter

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadist who boasted on social media of his prowess in recruiting British fighters and jihadi brides was reportedly killed in a drone strike in Syria. Raphael Hostey, also known […]

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Trouble in paradise: ISIL reportedly recruiting in the Caribbean

Pigeon Point, Trinidad and Tobago

Special to WorldTribune.com With its recruiting avenues in the Middle East and Europe increasingly being closed off, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is looking to the Caribbean for new jihadists. Trinidad and Tobago was the terror group’s first […]

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The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Donald Trump at the National Press Club on April 27.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a […]

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Report: U.S. commandos have killed 40 top ISIL operatives

ISIL second-in-command Haji Imam was killed by U.S. special forces in March.

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. commandos have killed at least 40 senior operatives for Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a report said. Defense officials told The Daily Beast that among those killed by U.S. special operations forces have been […]

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Poll reveals young Palestinians overwhelmingly reject ISIL, don’t trust any leader

Palestinian youth clashed with Israeli soldiers in Abu Hamdiyeh's West Bank hometown of Hebron.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Palestinian youth overwhelmingly oppose Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and don’t trust any of the Palestinian leadership factions, according to a new poll. Most young Palestinians say they are socially conservative and believe the Israeli-Palestinian […]

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U.S. Sinai peacekeepers retreat to safety after ISIL attacks

U.S. soldiers and airmen load a UH-60 Black Hawk into an Air Force C17 Globemaster in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt in 2014. The airstrip is now used by the Multinational Force and Observers stationed in Sinai Egypt.  /Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval/Air Force

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States has relocated more than 100 soldiers in Egypt after multiple attacks on their Sinai camp by jihadists affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The Pentagon said the troops, part of the […]

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U.S. used Israeli tactic to evacuate civilians before attack on ISIL

In a scene from a Combined Joint Task Force video, an Islamic State headquarters and financial facility at Mosul, Iraq, is targeted seconds before its destruction in a coalition airstrike.  /Combined Joint Task Force

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States took a page straight out of the Israeli playbook when it recently launched a “knock operation” to warn civilians of an impending airstrike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) target. The […]

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France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

People pay their respects at La Carillon restaurant, one of the attack sites in Paris, on Nov. 15, 2015.  /Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli data-mining technology that could have given French authorities a chance to prevent the November 2015 terror attacks was rejected by higher-ups in Paris, an Israeli security expert said. After the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015, […]

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