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 […]

Logs show Egyptair jet had no technical problems before takeoff

Logs show Egyptair jet had no technical problems before takeoff

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2016 A log signed by one of the pilots of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed no technical problems with the airliner before it took off from Paris, a report said on May 24. The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, which published a scan of the technical log on its website, said the plane […]

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 […]

How green is Hillary? Emails reveal she ‘sold fracking to the world’

How green is Hillary? Emails reveal she ‘sold fracking to the world’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2016 Despite her pandering to environmentalists during her current campaign for president, Hillary Clinton was a major player in selling fracking “to the world,” recent emails and documents revealed. Documents recently obtained by The Intercept show the role of the U.S. State Department during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state […]

Kurds open ‘missions’ in world capitals for new federal region in Syria

Kurds open ‘missions’ in world capitals for new federal region in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2016 Syria’s Kurds have opened a representative office in Paris, following similar openings in Moscow, Berlin and Stockholm. The Kurds, who in March unilaterally proclaimed the creation of the Rojava federal region in northern Syria, opened the new office in central Paris on May 23. “Our priority is to defeat […]

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 […]

Egyptian sub joins hunt for downed flight’s black box

Egyptian sub joins hunt for downed flight’s black box

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Egypt has sent a submarine and underwater equipment from its offshore oil industry to assist in the hunt for EgyptAir Flight 804’s black box flight recorders. Wreckage and personal belongings from the plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board were found on May 20 but […]