ISIS executioner reportedly killed in showdown Syria battle

ISIS executioner reportedly killed in showdown Syria battle

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2019 A notorious Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist from Indonesia, who was filmed beheading a Western hostage in 2016, was killed in a battle with U.S.-backed forces amid the terror organization’s last stand in Syria, reports say. Muhammad Saifuddin was killed in eastern Deir Ezzor province on Jan. 29 when he […]

Turkish troops, tanks move into northern Syria following U.S. announcement

Turkish troops, tanks move into northern Syria following U.S. announcement

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 Turkey sent military reinforcements into Syria on Dec. 22 days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops stationed in Syria. “Around 35 tanks and other heavy weapons, carried aboard tank carriers, crossed the Jarablos border crossing in the […]

Tribal fighters join U.S.-backed forces in assault on last ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria

Tribal fighters join U.S.-backed forces in assault on last ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2018 U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are battling to retake the last remaining Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold in eastern Syria. SDF forces have been joined by several hundred local tribal fighters in battling ISIS for control of Hajin, in the Syrian province of Deir el-Zour. Hajin “is the last bastion […]

Turkey threatens France over plan to deploy troops in support of Syrian Kurds

Turkey threatens France over plan to deploy troops in support of Syrian Kurds

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2018 France could become a “target of Turkey” if it follows through on a pledge to send troops to northern Syria in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Turkish official warned. French President Emmanuel Macron met an SDF delegation on March 29 and gave assurances of French […]

Kurdish fighters capture last two British ISIS ‘Beatles’

Kurdish fighters capture last two British ISIS ‘Beatles’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2018 The last two members of a group of British jihadists who carried out torture and executions for Islamic State (ISIS) have been captured by Kurdish fighters in Syria, a report said. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, part of a group of four ISIS jihadists known as the “Beatles” […]

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) has lost control of the last significant town it held in Syria, a military news service run by Hizbullah said on Nov. 19. The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, the Hizbullah news service reported. ISIS now controls only a few […]

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 With its self-proclaimed caliphate obliterated, Islamic State (ISIS) has fled for the caves and rugged mountains deep in the vast Syrian desert. Analysts say the terror organization has retreated to the desert, known as Badiyat al-Sham, to “regroup and prepare their next incarnation.” The terror group’s leaders, analysts say, […]

U.S.-backed forces advance in eastern Syria

U.S.-backed forces advance in eastern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2017 U.S.-backed fighters made major gains in an eastern Syria province, clearing Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists from areas east of the Euphrates River, a monitoring group reported. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Deir Ezzor Military Council (DEMC) on Sept. 10 seized much of Deir Ezzor province’s northeast, according […]

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon the go-ahead to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters in the fight to drive Islamic State (ISIS) from its stronghold at Raqqa. The green light was given just one week before Turkey’s president will visit the White House. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said […]

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