White-bearded ISIS executioner captured in Mosul where he was hiding

White-bearded ISIS executioner captured in Mosul where he was hiding

by WorldTribune Staff, January 3, 2018 An Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist who was prominently featured in the terror group’s execution videos was found and captured in Mosul last week, according to Iraqi media. The white-bearded terrorist known as Abu Omar, who supervised several executions, was arrested after informers led Iraqi security personnel to his hideout […]

After defeat of ISIS, Christmas returns to northern Iraq

After defeat of ISIS, Christmas returns to northern Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, December 24, 2017 Christians in Mosul and surrounding areas in northern Iraq are openly celebrating Christmas again after three years under the brutal rule of Islamic State (ISIS). “The last Christmas mass here was in 2013. Now, the cross is lifted again over the Church of St. Paul,” Rev. Martin Banni, a […]

Iraq announces ‘end of the war’ against ISIS; Jihadists dispersed into Syria, Turkey

Iraq announces ‘end of the war’ against ISIS; Jihadists dispersed into Syria, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2017 Iraq’s prime minister on Dec. 9 announced the “end of the war against Daesh (Islamic State).” Haidar al-Abadi said Iraqi troops have “gained full control on the Iraqi-Syrian borders.” “Our enemy wanted to kill our civilization, but we have won through our unity and our determination. We have triumphed […]

ISIS warned elders in Egyptian village in advance of horrific attack

ISIS warned elders in Egyptian village in advance of horrific attack

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2017 Elders and residents in the Egyptian town where Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists killed at least 305 people in a Nov. 24 attack on a Sufi mosque had been warned in advance by ISIS, a report said. Security officials in Bir Al-Abed, located near the city of El-Arish in North […]

305 killed in Egypt’s worst terror attack in modern history

305 killed in Egypt’s worst terror attack in modern history

by WorldTribune Staff, November 26, 2017 The death toll from the Nov. 24 terror attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai has risen to 305, including 27 children, the country’s chief prosecutor said. The attack was carried out by 25 to 30 jihadists wearing military-like uniforms and some carrying Islamic State (ISIS) flags, chief […]

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) has lost control of the last significant town it held in Syria, a military news service run by Hizbullah said on Nov. 19. The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, the Hizbullah news service reported. ISIS now controls only a few […]

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists on Nov. 11 recaptured the town of Abu Kamal in eastern Syria from the Syrian army. Earlier this week, Syrian troops and allied militia fighters had entered Abu Kamal and by the next day had declared the town liberated from ISIS’s control. Syrian regime forces […]

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 8, 2017 The Assad regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4 of this year, according to the UN’s chemical weapons investigative body. Meanwhile, Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a sulfur mustard gas attack on the Syrian town of […]

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 With its self-proclaimed caliphate obliterated, Islamic State (ISIS) has fled for the caves and rugged mountains deep in the vast Syrian desert. Analysts say the terror organization has retreated to the desert, known as Badiyat al-Sham, to “regroup and prepare their next incarnation.” The terror group’s leaders, analysts say, […]

Tillerson tells Iran-backed militia in Iraq to ‘go home’; Trump reassures Europe: ‘Keep making money’

Tillerson tells Iran-backed militia in Iraq to ‘go home’; Trump reassures Europe: ‘Keep making money’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it is time for Iranian-backed fighters who helped Iraq defeat the Islamic State (IS) extremist group to “go home and allow the Iraqi people to regain control.” “Iranian militias that are in Iraq, now that the fight against [Islamic […]

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