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 […]

Euro judges seen intervening on behalf of notorious ‘Beatles’ ISIS terror cell

Euro judges seen intervening on behalf of notorious ‘Beatles’ ISIS terror cell

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2018 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is not only set to strike down the UK’s decision to waive the “no death penalty” assurance for two British-born members of the Islamic State (ISIS). It may also order the UK to pay damages to the alleged members of the terror […]

Report: ISIS leader’s son killed in Syria fighting Russian-Assad forces

Report: ISIS leader’s son killed in Syria fighting Russian-Assad forces

by WorldTribune Staff, July 4, 2018 The son of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in battle in Syria, the terror group said in a statement through its official channels. Hudhayfah al-Badri, believed to have been around 18-years-old, died in Homs province while fighting against Russian forces and Assad regime troops, the […]

Dozens of ISIS brides, including several from U.S., sentenced to death by Iraq

Dozens of ISIS brides, including several from U.S., sentenced to death by Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2018 Dozens of women who were married to or widowed by Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists have been sentenced to death in Iraq. During a mass trial in Baghdad this week, at least 40 women were sentenced to death and some 300 people total received death sentences for having ties to […]

ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2018 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists were evacuated from the Yarmouk enclave south of Damascus, the terror group’s last stronghold in Syria’s capital, a report said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on May 20 that, in a withdrawal deal with the Syrian government, buses had entered Yarmouk to transport […]

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Four of the “Most Wanted” Islamic State (ISIS) leaders were captured after being lured to Iraq from Syria by fake messages on the Telegram app. U.S. President Donald Trump on May 10 tweeted about the capture of the terrorists, which included two of the highest-ranking ISIS commanders ever to […]

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqis started voting on May 12 in the country’s first parliamentary elections since Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State (IS) and routed the extremist group from most Iraqi territory last year. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, a Shi’a who has sought to balance the competing influences […]

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