Turkey’s Erdogan warns NATO allies he will return captured ISIS terrorists

Turkey’s Erdogan warns NATO allies he will return captured ISIS terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, November 5, 2019 The administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned its European NATO allies that it is set to send thousands of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists who were captured in Syria back to their countries of origin. “We are not going to keep them until the end of time,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Graham shifts on Syria: President Trump ‘thinking outside the box’

Graham shifts on Syria: President Trump ‘thinking outside the box’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 21, 2019 One of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria appears to have changed his stance. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he now believes “historic solutions” are possible. Speaking with Fox News on Oct. 20, the South Carolina Republican said a conversation […]

U.S. to shift withdrawn forces from Syria to Iraq

U.S. to shift withdrawn forces from Syria to Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, October 20, 2019 American troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will be moved to western Iraq to continue the fight against Islamic State (ISIS), U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. “The U.S. withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria… we’re talking weeks not days,” Esper told reporters. “The current game plan is for […]

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2019 The U.S. has brokered a ceasefire agreement between Turkey and the Kurds after President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Following a meeting with Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced terms of […]

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