Dozens of ISIS brides, including several from U.S., sentenced to death by Iraq

Dozens of ISIS brides, including several from U.S., sentenced to death by Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2018 Dozens of women who were married to or widowed by Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists have been sentenced to death in Iraq. During a mass trial in Baghdad this week, at least 40 women were sentenced to death and some 300 people total received death sentences for having ties to […]

ISIS gives up town in northern Iraq that was a known hideout of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS gives up town in northern Iraq that was a known hideout of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2017 The Islamic State (ISIS) caliphate continues to crumble in Iraq with the surrender of the town of Baaj. ISIS’s withdrawal from Baaj leaves just a pocket of Mosul and the town of Bukamal as the only remaining urban centers in the country under the terror group’s control. Bukamal is […]

U.S. official says coalition has killed 50,000 ISIL jihadists in ‘conservative estimate’

U.S. official says coalition has killed 50,000 ISIL jihadists in ‘conservative estimate’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 The U.S.-led coalition has killed at least 50,000 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters, a U.S. official said on Dec. 8. “I am not into morbid counts but that kind of volume matters, that kind of impact on the enemy,” the senior official said, according to AFP. […]

Retreating ISIL wrecks what’s left of Iraq’s environmental quality of life

Retreating ISIL wrecks what’s left of Iraq’s environmental quality of life

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is destroying the environment and endangering the health of thousands of people as it retreats from its areas of control in Iraq. Retreating jihadists have set oilfields alight, burned a sulfur plant and sabotaged a water treatment facility, making living conditions “dangerous […]

Obama’s successor to inherit multi-front war against ISIL; U.S. conducting daily strikes in Libya

Obama’s successor to inherit multi-front war against ISIL; U.S. conducting daily strikes in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2016 U.S. forces are engaged on multiple fronts against an enemy that has no problem putting civilians in harm’s way. And there is no end in sight for this long-term mission against jihadists determined to carry out mass attacks long after they are driven from their Iraqi and Syrian strongholds. […]

As Erdogan deploys tanks near border, Iraq warns Turkey will be treated ‘as an enemy’

As Erdogan deploys tanks near border, Iraq warns Turkey will be treated ‘as an enemy’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2016 Iraq’s prime minister warned Turkey of a possible confrontation after Turkish tanks, artillery and troops were deployed near the Iraqi border. “We do not want war with Turkey, and we do not want a confrontation with Turkey,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Iraqi state TV on Nov. […]

Sulfuric acid rain expected in Turkey after ISIL torches sulfur plant near Mosul

Sulfuric acid rain expected in Turkey after ISIL torches sulfur plant near Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2016 Clouds of toxic sulfur dioxide from a fire set by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) are moving across central Iraq and have reached southeastern Turkey. The toxic clouds formed after ISIL jihadists on Oct. 21 set fire to a sulfur plant 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) south of […]

ISIL bans cats as contrary to its ‘vision, ideology and beliefs’

ISIL bans cats as contrary to its ‘vision, ideology and beliefs’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 6, 2016 The entities at Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) are not cat people. The terrorist organization’s religious authorities have issued a new law banning the nurturing of pet cats as they are against ISIL’s “vision, ideology and beliefs”, according to the group’s propaganda network. The anti-cat law has […]

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 […]

ISIL’s leader tried to flee liberated Iraqi city dressed as a woman

ISIL’s leader tried to flee liberated Iraqi city dressed as a woman

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 After liberating the city of Sharqat from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Iraqi security forces captured the terror group’s Wali (governor) of the city as he tried to hide among displaced residents while disguised as a woman. Abu Omar al-Assafi was “in a woman’s dress” when he […]

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