ISIS teen bride hopes for ‘sympathy,’ seeks return to UK

ISIS teen bride hopes for ‘sympathy,’ seeks return to UK

by WorldTribune Staff, February 18, 2019 A British teen mother who as a 15-year-old traveled to Syria to become an ISIS bride is seeking to return to the UK and said “a lot of people should have sympathy” for her. Shamima Begum, 19, who recently gave birth to a baby boy in a Syrian refugee […]

ISIS executioner reportedly killed in showdown Syria battle

ISIS executioner reportedly killed in showdown Syria battle

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2019 A notorious Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist from Indonesia, who was filmed beheading a Western hostage in 2016, was killed in a battle with U.S.-backed forces amid the terror organization’s last stand in Syria, reports say. Muhammad Saifuddin was killed in eastern Deir Ezzor province on Jan. 29 when he […]

Intelligence chiefs ‘naïve’? President says public assessment at odds with Iran policy is ‘wrong’

Intelligence chiefs ‘naïve’? President says public assessment at odds with Iran policy is ‘wrong’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his intelligence chiefs might want to “go back to school” following their assessment of the threat from Iran, which included the chiefs’ insistence that the Islamic Republic is currently not taking steps toward becoming a nuclear state. The president tweeted on Jan. 30: “The […]

Trump, Erodgan negotiate ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria

Trump, Erodgan negotiate ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2019 Amid recent tension over the fate of American-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Jan. 14 discussed the creation of a “security zone” in north Syria. Trump and Erdogan, in a telephone conversation, “discussed the idea of creating a security […]

Turkish troops, tanks move into northern Syria following U.S. announcement

Turkish troops, tanks move into northern Syria following U.S. announcement

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 Turkey sent military reinforcements into Syria on Dec. 22 days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops stationed in Syria. “Around 35 tanks and other heavy weapons, carried aboard tank carriers, crossed the Jarablos border crossing in the […]

Trump signs legislation to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

Trump signs legislation to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 11 signed legislation to direct U.S. humanitarian assistance to persecuted religious minorities in Iraq and Syria who were targeted for genocide by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. “In recent years, ISIS has committed horrifying atrocities against religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq, […]

Tribal fighters join U.S.-backed forces in assault on last ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria

Tribal fighters join U.S.-backed forces in assault on last ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2018 U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are battling to retake the last remaining Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold in eastern Syria. SDF forces have been joined by several hundred local tribal fighters in battling ISIS for control of Hajin, in the Syrian province of Deir el-Zour. Hajin “is the last bastion […]

U.S. air strike in Syria kills ISIS commander who executed hostage

U.S. air strike in Syria kills ISIS commander who executed hostage

by WorldTribune Staff, December 3, 2018 An Islamic State (ISIS) commander who was involved in the execution of an American hostage was on the receiving end of a “precision strike” by U.S. coalition forces in southeastern Syria, the U.S. military said. Abu al-Umarayn was killed in in a desert area known as Badiya, according to […]

Nightmare in Germany: Former Yazidi sex slave confronted by captor in supermarket

Nightmare in Germany: Former Yazidi sex slave confronted by captor in supermarket

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 A Yazidi teenager who was kidnapped at age 15 by Islamic State (ISIS) and held for three months as a sex slave said she now feels safer in an Iraqi refugee camp than in Germany, where she was confronted earlier this year by her ISIS captor. Ashwaq Ta’lo, 19, […]

UN report: Up to 30,000 ISIS members still in Syria, Iraq

UN report: Up to 30,000 ISIS members still in Syria, Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2018 As many as 30,000 jihadists make up a “covert version” of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization in Syria and Iraq, according to a UN report. While a large number of ISIS fighters and commanders have been killed in battle, thousands of others and have left the immediate conflict […]

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