Jordan, Iraq reopen main border crossing for first time in 3 years

Jordan, Iraq reopen main border crossing for first time in 3 years

by WorldTribune Staff, September 3, 2017 Iraq’s main border crossing with Jordan reopened on Aug. 30 after Iraqi forces cleared a 500-kilometer route from Baghdad to Amman of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists. The crossing at Tureibil had been officially closed for three years. After a heated debate, Iraqi parliament agreed to allow privately-owned U.S. security […]

Iraqi forces drive ISIS from all but one city, stretches of desert

Iraqi forces drive ISIS from all but one city, stretches of desert

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2017 Iraq’s military said it has driven Islamic State (ISIS) out of Tal Afar, one of the last cities in Iraq that had been under the terror group’s control. Gen. Abdelamir Yarallah, head of military operations in the region, said federal police and special units had raised the Iraqi flag […]

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) asked and was allowed to withdraw from the Syrian-Lebanon border area in the Qalamoun region, an official in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military alliance said. “Islamic State asked for negotiations and a withdrawal, and the Syrian side and Hizbullah agreed,” the official said. ISIS was permitted […]

‘Surrender or die’: Iraq launches offensive against ISIS in Tal Afar

‘Surrender or die’: Iraq launches offensive against ISIS in Tal Afar

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2017 Iraq’s military launched an offensive on Aug. 19 to retake one of the last pockets of territory in Iraq held by Islamic State (ISIS). In announcing an offensive to retake Tal Afar, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned ISIS fighters in the city to “either surrender or die.” Tal […]

Russian security: ISIS bomb plot in Moscow foiled

Russian security: ISIS bomb plot in Moscow foiled

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2017 Russia’s FSB security service on Aug. 14 said it foiled a plot by Islamic State (ISIS) to carry out mass-casualty bombings in Moscow shopping centers, public transportation and other soft targets. According to Russian media reports, two Russian-born ISIS recruits were among four suspects arrested during an FSB raid […]

Mossad: Iran and its proxies filling void left by defeated ISIS

Mossad: Iran and its proxies filling void left by defeated ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2017 Iran is primed to “fill the void” created by the ongoing defeat of Islamic State (ISIS), the director of Israel’s Mossad warned. Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, in a briefing to Israel’s cabinet on Aug. 13, said Iran is expanding its control in the region and is taking over territory […]

Egypt: Jihadi suspects in attacks on Christians die in firefight

Egypt: Jihadi suspects in attacks on Christians die in firefight

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2017 Three jihadists who were suspects in terrorist attacks against Egypt’s Coptic Christian community were killed in a shootout with Egyptian security forces on Aug. 8, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said. One security officer also died in the firefight in Qena. The Interior Ministry said the shootout took place after a […]

Lebanon takes strategic high ground from ISIS along Syrian border

Lebanon takes strategic high ground from ISIS along Syrian border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2017 Lebanon’s army on Aug. 7 said it had captured several strategic hilltops from Islamic State (ISIS) at the border with Syria. In taking several hills between the frontier towns of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, the army destroyed ISIS fortifications and killed several jihadists, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. Hassan […]

ISIS claims responsibility for embassy, mosque attacks in Afghanistan

ISIS claims responsibility for embassy, mosque attacks in Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2017 Attacks on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul and a Shi’ite mosque in Herat have raised concerns that jihadists are leaving the battlefields of Syria and entering Afghanistan through Iran. In the July 31 attack in Kabul, a jihadist blew himself up outside the gates of the Iraqi embassy, enabling […]

ISIS seen ‘regrouping’ in Libya in town near Tunisian border

ISIS seen ‘regrouping’ in Libya in town near Tunisian border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2017 The continuing chaos in Libya is enabling Islamic State (ISIL) to “regroup” and renew its recruiting efforts in the Maghreb, analysts say. Reports have said the terror organization recently moved its Libyan base to the town of Sabratha, 60 miles from the Tunisian border. “The majority of their fighting […]