Iraqi and allied force of 30,000 begins offensive to retake Mosul

Iraqi and allied force of 30,000 begins offensive to retake Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2016 A force of 30,000 Iraqi army, Kurdish Peshmerga and Sunni tribal fighters launched an offensive on Oct. 17 to retake Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “I announce today the start of the heroic operations to free you from the terror and oppression of Daesh,” Iraqi […]

Egypt calls U.S. security warning to tourists ‘unjustifiable’

Egypt calls U.S. security warning to tourists ‘unjustifiable’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2016 Government officials in Cairo are fuming over the “unjustifiable” decision by the U.S. to issue a travel warning for tourists visiting Egypt this weekend. The U.S. embassy warned tourists against being in public spaces in Egypt such as concert halls, movie theaters, museums, shopping malls, and sports venues. Oct. […]

U.S. coalition forces in Iraq now up to 8,000 in advance of offensive to retake Mosul

U.S. coalition forces in Iraq now up to 8,000 in advance of offensive to retake Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, September 30, 2016 The U.S.-led coalition now has 8,000 troops on the ground in Iraq. The U.S. said earlier this week it will send more advisers to assist the preparation for an assault on Mosul aimed at driving out Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “The reason for the increase of […]

U.S. sends 615 more troops to Iraq as Mosul battle looms

U.S. sends 615 more troops to Iraq as Mosul battle looms

by WorldTribune Staff, September 29, 2016 The United States has deployed 615 additional troops to Iraq as preparation intensifies for the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The new deployment puts the number of American troops on the ground in Iraq at over 5,000 for the first time since […]

Iraqi prime minister: Presence of Turkish troops in Iraq hampers effort to liberate Mosul

Iraqi prime minister: Presence of Turkish troops in Iraq hampers effort to liberate Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2016 Turkey’s military presence in Iraq is a “hostile act” that is impeding the Iraqi army’s plans to liberate Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sept. 18. “What I want to confirm is that the presence of the Turkish forces […]

U.S. sends more troops into Iraq as Clinton says: ‘We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again’

U.S. sends more troops into Iraq as Clinton says: ‘We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is adamant that, if she were commander in chief, Iraq and Syria “are not going to get (U.S.) ground troops.” Clinton neglected to mention that the U.S. has some 5,000 personnel on the ground in Iraq. That includes a July deployment of 560 U.S. […]

Hizbullah, Syrian regime prepare ‘joint plan’ for operations near Israeli border

Hizbullah, Syrian regime prepare ‘joint plan’ for operations near Israeli border

by WorldTribune Staff, September 7, 2016 Syrian regime forces and Iran-backed Hizbullah fighters are planning a large-scale operation against anti-Assad forces in Syria near the border with Israel, Iranian state media reported. “The Syrian army and Hizbullah fighters have been working on a joint plan to end militancy in Southern Syria, particularly near the Golan […]

Brazil arrests former Hizbullah member ahead of Olympics

Brazil arrests former Hizbullah member ahead of Olympics

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2016 Security agencies are taking action as the threat of terrorism continues to hang over South America’s first Olympic Games. Brazilian police said on July 29 they arrested a Lebanese man who is a former member of Hizbullah. Fadi Hassan Nabha, 42, was detained on July 28 at his home […]

New wave of migrant violence hits Germany in Ansbach and Stuttgart

New wave of migrant violence hits Germany in Ansbach and Stuttgart

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2016 Four violent attacks in the past week have Germans increasingly questioning the government’s taking in of over 1 million Middle Eastern migrants and refugees. A Syrian asylum seeker who wounded 15 people when he detonated a bomb outside a music festival in Ansbach on July 25 had pledged allegiance […]

U.S. military, European allies uneasy about Obama-Kerry talks with Putin

U.S. military, European allies uneasy about Obama-Kerry talks with Putin

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are once again naively banking on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s good faith in the U.S.’s latest proposal for cooperation against jihadist groups in Syria, critics said. U.S. military and intelligence officials said Obama and Kerry are being set up […]