U.S., six Gulf allies sanction Iran’s IRGC, proxies

U.S., six Gulf allies sanction Iran’s IRGC, proxies

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2019 The United States and six of its Gulf allies on Oct. 30 announced sanctions on 25 entities linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Lebanon-based Iranian terror proxy Hizbullah. The sanctions were set by Riyadh-based Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), a two-year-old group that includes Saudi Arabia, […]

Who betrayed al-Baghdadi? Israel regards Iran’s Soleimani a higher value target

Who betrayed al-Baghdadi? Israel regards Iran’s Soleimani a higher value target

FPI / October 30, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Some of the key information that led U.S. Special Forces to the hideout of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came from the wife of an al-Baghdadi aide and one of the couriers the ISIS leader paid in order to avoid using mobile phones and computers. U.S. officials […]

Mopping up: U.S.-backed Kurdish forces attack ISIS brain trust; Baghdadi buried at sea

Mopping up: U.S.-backed Kurdish forces attack ISIS brain trust; Baghdadi buried at sea

by WorldTribune Staff, October 29, 2019 In the days following the operation that took out Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria took aim at the remnants of the terror group’s leadership. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which provided key assistance which helped U.S. Special Forces track down Baghdadi, said […]

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

FPI / October 28, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Excerpts from analysis by Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Oct. 10 at the memorial for the fatalities of the October 1973 War. He strongly hinted of the possibility of both an Israeli preemptive military strike against […]

Washington Post headline on al-Baghdadi’s death a global sensation

Washington Post headline on al-Baghdadi’s death a global sensation

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2019 The Washington Post made worldwide news and was lampooned at home for an online obituary which framed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization, as an “austere religious scholar.” Reports had begun circulating late Saturday that a U.S. Special Forces raid in northern […]

Strategist: Al-Baghdadi is dead, but U.S. still lacks strategy for militant Islam

Strategist: Al-Baghdadi is dead, but U.S. still lacks strategy for militant Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2019 What strategic impact will the death of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have on the U.S.’s 18-year war on terror? While indeed it is a win for the U.S., Baghdadi’s death will likely “not have any significant strategic impact in the broader Islamic movement across the globe,” […]

Cornered ISIS leader died ‘whimpering’; Trump credits special forces Iraq, Syria, Russia, Turkey

Cornered ISIS leader died ‘whimpering’; Trump credits special forces Iraq, Syria, Russia, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2019 After “running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his own suicide vest, killing himself and his three children as U.S. Special Forces closed in, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 27. “He died like a […]

Trump concealed al-Baghdadi op from Schiff: ‘Washington is a leaking machine’

Trump concealed al-Baghdadi op from Schiff: ‘Washington is a leaking machine’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2019 Rep. Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, was left out of the loop on the operation against Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. President Donald Trump confirmed after his address to the nation on Sunday that he had deliberately concealed the raid in Syria from congressional […]

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2019 Turkey has agreed to end its military operation against U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria and the U.S. is lifting sanctions it had imposed on Turkey, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 23. “Today’s announcement validates our course of action with Turkey that only a couple of weeks ago was scorned,” […]

Obama-backed Syrian rebels called ‘the new ISIS’

Obama-backed Syrian rebels called ‘the new ISIS’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2019 The Free Syrian Army, which was regarded as a strong ally by the Obama administration, is in reality “the new ISIS” and is committing atrocities against civilians in Syria, the president of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) told a group of U.S. congressional representatives on Oct. 21. Ilham Ahmed […]

1 5 6 7 8 9 220