ISIS gives up town in northern Iraq that was a known hideout of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS gives up town in northern Iraq that was a known hideout of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2017 The Islamic State (ISIS) caliphate continues to crumble in Iraq with the surrender of the town of Baaj. ISIS’s withdrawal from Baaj leaves just a pocket of Mosul and the town of Bukamal as the only remaining urban centers in the country under the terror group’s control. Bukamal is […]

U.S. warns Iran-backed forces: ‘Immediately’ leave ‘deconfliction zone’ in Syria

U.S. warns Iran-backed forces: ‘Immediately’ leave ‘deconfliction zone’ in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2017 The United States has warned Iran-backed militia fighters to leave a so-called “deconfliction zone” in southern Syria where U.S. troops are garrisoned. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State (ISIS), estimated that a small number of Iran-backed forces had remained inside the […]

Iraqi forces report final assault on Mosul has started

Iraqi forces report final assault on Mosul has started

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a broad attack on the final districts held by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in west Mosul, military officials say. The Joint Operations Command on May 27 said security forces are attacking “what remains of the unliberated areas” on the west […]

Police make new arrests, British troops take to the streets after Manchester bombing

Police make new arrests, British troops take to the streets after Manchester bombing

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty British authorities said the attack at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, some of them children, may have been the work of more than one person, as police arrested three more suspects in the case. “It was more sophisticated than some of the […]

Those who ‘worship death’ celebrate slaughter of innocents in Manchester, UK

Those who ‘worship death’ celebrate slaughter of innocents in Manchester, UK

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) supporters who, according to U.S. President Donald Trump “worship death”, hailed the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester as a victory against “the crusaders” of the West. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in which a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured at least 59 outside […]

Record? British sniper kills ISIS jihadist in Mosul from 1.5 miles away

Record? British sniper kills ISIS jihadist in Mosul from 1.5 miles away

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2017 A British SAS sniper pulled off one of the longest recorded shots in history when he killed an Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist in Mosul from 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) away. The British soldier’s shot took three seconds to reach his target, hitting the jihadist in the throat and killing […]

No holds barred: Washington’s media-bureaucracy barrage Trump on Russia meeting

No holds barred: Washington’s media-bureaucracy barrage Trump on Russia meeting

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2017 Despite admitting that it is unlikely laws were broken, or that any information was revealed that was not already known, The Washington Post and major D.C. media have gone full-throttle with multiple identical reports that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador. “As president, […]

Iraqi army pushing into last ISIS-held areas of Mosul

Iraqi army pushing into last ISIS-held areas of Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2017 After recent gains in Mosul’s north, Iraqi government forces are squeezing Islamic State (ISIS) into an ever smaller area and hope to liberate the city “within days,” reports said. Iraqi Lt. Gen. Othman al-Ghanimi told the BBC he hoped ISIS would be defeated in Mosul before the Islamic holy […]

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon the go-ahead to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters in the fight to drive Islamic State (ISIS) from its stronghold at Raqqa. The green light was given just one week before Turkey’s president will visit the White House. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said […]

Surging Kurds see advance in Syria a win for all sides; Turkey is the exception

Surging Kurds see advance in Syria a win for all sides; Turkey is the exception

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2017 Syria’s Kurds, the fighting force that was key in turning the tide against Islamic State (ISIS), are looking to redraw northern Syria to link their autonomous Rojava region with the Mediterranean Sea. Kurds make up the majority of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) that is closing in on ISIS’s […]