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 […]

Caliphate capital Mosul freed from ISIS terror: Has anybody noticed?

Caliphate capital Mosul freed from ISIS terror: Has anybody noticed?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After a bitter eight-month fight, the Iraqi military has finally freed Mosul from the brutal grip of Islamic State. This victory in retaking this key northern city has shattered the terror organization’s invincibility and moreover liberated one of the so-called Caliphate’s twin capitals. The fight […]

U.S. commander warns: ‘ISIS 2.0’ lurks

U.S. commander warns: ‘ISIS 2.0’ lurks

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2017 The commander of U.S. troops in Iraq is cautioning against being overly optimistic following the defeat of Islamic State (ISIS) in Mosul. Iraq’s government has much work to do if it is to ensure “ISIS 2.0” doesn’t arise in Mosul and elsewhere in the country, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend […]