UN report: Up to 30,000 ISIS members still in Syria, Iraq

UN report: Up to 30,000 ISIS members still in Syria, Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2018 As many as 30,000 jihadists make up a “covert version” of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization in Syria and Iraq, according to a UN report. While a large number of ISIS fighters and commanders have been killed in battle, thousands of others and have left the immediate conflict […]

Report: ISIS leader’s son killed in Syria fighting Russian-Assad forces

Report: ISIS leader’s son killed in Syria fighting Russian-Assad forces

by WorldTribune Staff, July 4, 2018 The son of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in battle in Syria, the terror group said in a statement through its official channels. Hudhayfah al-Badri, believed to have been around 18-years-old, died in Homs province while fighting against Russian forces and Assad regime troops, the […]

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Four of the “Most Wanted” Islamic State (ISIS) leaders were captured after being lured to Iraq from Syria by fake messages on the Telegram app. U.S. President Donald Trump on May 10 tweeted about the capture of the terrorists, which included two of the highest-ranking ISIS commanders ever to […]

Syrian media claim ISIS leader killed in artillery strike

Syrian media claim ISIS leader killed in artillery strike

by WorldTribune Staff, June 11, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported by Syrian media to have been killed on June 10 in a U.S.-lead coalition artillery strike. Syrian state television said the terror group’s leader, the world’s most wanted terrorist, was killed in an artillery strike on the group’s headquarters in […]

Lowlife alliance: Terror groups ISIS and Al Qaida said to be talking teamwork

Lowlife alliance: Terror groups ISIS and Al Qaida said to be talking teamwork

by WorldTribune Staff, April 19, 2017 The terror chiefs who head the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaida networks are holding discussions on the possibility of forming an alliance, Iraq’s vice president said. “There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing [ISIS leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi and representing [Al Qaida leader Ayman] Zawahiri,” Ayad Allawi […]

Report: ISIL expanded on Al Qaida’s appeal, attracting fighters and adherents from 50 nations

Report: ISIL expanded on Al Qaida’s appeal, attracting fighters and adherents from 50 nations

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2016 From the time of its founding by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) presented itself to potential jihadists as a more appealing version of Al Qaida. In a new report, the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, examined actual personnel […]

Help wanted: Two on short list for new ISIL spokesman

Help wanted: Two on short list for new ISIL spokesman

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2016 The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is interviewing candidates to replace its dead spokesman whose job description included planning the international attacks that terrorized the West over the past year. ISIL is said to have two candidates on its short list to replace Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, who […]

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 19, 2016 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Part I, Part II. The initial alienation of grassroots, European-born and educated Muslim youth was a result of the overall deteriorating economic and social conditions throughout Western Europe. But this socio-economic frustration quickly transformed into a […]

Payback: ISIL branch calls on Muslims to kill Russian ‘apostates’

Payback: ISIL branch calls on Muslims to kill Russian ‘apostates’

Special to WorldTribune.com A terror group based in Russia’s Northern Caucuses region has called on Muslims in the country to kill Russian “apostates.” Caucasus Province, which pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in June 2015, has also vowed to attack President Vladimir Putin and implement Sharia law […]