Iraqis advance on Mosul while battling ISIL remnants in Fallujah

Iraqis advance on Mosul while battling ISIL remnants in Fallujah

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 Iraqi forces are clearing a path to Mosul from the north as they take out the last “pockets” of resistance from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Fallujah. “Our security forces control the city except for small pockets that need to be cleared within the coming hours,” […]

Iraqi forces re-capture center of Fallujah from ISIL

Iraqi forces re-capture center of Fallujah from ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 Iraqi military and security forces seized the main government headquarters in Fallujah on June 17 with little resistance from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), top Iraqi commanders said. “The liberation of the government compound, which is the main landmark in the city, symbolizes the restoration of the […]

In Orlando aftermath, gun sales to gays and lesbians soar

In Orlando aftermath, gun sales to gays and lesbians soar

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 Gun dealers have reported a major increase in sales to gays and lesbians since an Islamic terrorist killed 49 people in the attack on the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun store owners and instructors say there is usually a surge in sales after a high-profile attack – but […]

U.S. judge rejects gold trader’s bid for house arrest in Iran sanctions case

U.S. judge rejects gold trader’s bid for house arrest in Iran sanctions case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A U.S. judge has rejected a wealthy gold trader’s request to pay for his own house arrest in Manhattan as he awaits trial on charges of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on June 16 said Reza Zarrab, a […]

Hacker pleads guilty to sending ISIL the identities of U.S. military personnel

Hacker pleads guilty to sending ISIL the identities of U.S. military personnel

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2016 A hacker from Kosovo who provided the personal information of more than 1,000 U.S. military personnel and federal workers to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has pleaded guilty to material support of a designated terrorist organization. Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY, 20, also pleaded guilty to accessing a […]

Israel builds the wall — underground — to block tunnels

Israel builds the wall — underground — to block tunnels

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2016 Israel is constructing a wall that will cover 60 miles of land around its border with the Gaza Strip in an effort to thwart Hamas terror tunnels. The concrete structure, at a cost of $570 million, will be built tens of meters above and below ground and will be […]

UN report charges ISIL seeks to exterminate Yazidi minority

UN report charges ISIL seeks to exterminate Yazidi minority

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2016 Genocide against the Yazidi minority by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is “occurring and ongoing,” the United Nations reported on June 16. “ISIS has subjected every Yazidi woman, child or man that it has captured to the most horrific of atrocities,” Paulo Pinheiro, head of the UN […]

Trump jab? Iran’s Khamenei threatens to burn nuclear deal if revoked

Trump jab? Iran’s Khamenei threatens to burn nuclear deal if revoked

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that if the next U.S. president tears up last year’s nuclear agreement with world powers, Iran will “light it on fire.” The remarks, published on Khamenei’s official website on June 14, appeared to be aimed at Donald Trump. […]

Orlando survivor: Terrorist told 911 U.S. must stop bombing ISIL in Syria

Orlando survivor: Terrorist told 911 U.S. must stop bombing ISIL in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2016 A survivor of the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub said he heard Muslim terrorist Omar Mateen demand the United States halt its bombing of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria. Mateen “called 911 and was making a statement that America needs to stop bombing ISIL in […]

Libyan forces fight off ISIL counter-attack in Sirte

Libyan forces fight off ISIL counter-attack in Sirte

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) launched a counter-attack aimed at regaining ground lost in its Libyan stronghold but was repelled by forces aligned with the country’s unity government. ISIL on June 13 unleashed tank, mortar and sniper fire on positions west of the city controlled by a […]