Tag: Islamic State

Donald Trump on Proposed Muslim Ban: You Know My Plans

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday called the recent attacks in Germany and Turkey “terrible” and suggested that he does not intend to reevaluate his plans to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States, boasting that he had been “proven to be right.” “You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be right.…

Berlin’s Most Wanted: Germany Search For Tunisian Suspect

German investigators are searching for a Tunisian man whose identity document was found in the cab of the 18-wheeler that crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, German media reported Wednesday. According to Der Spiegel, the temporary residency permit points to a man in his early 20s who goes by the name Anis…

U.S. To Send 200 More Troops To Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about 200 more U.S. troops are being sent to Syria to help battle Islamic State fighters. The troops, to help Kurdish and Arab fighters retake the ISIL stronghold of Raqqa, will include special operations forces, Carter said Saturday. “These uniquely skilled operators will join the 300 U.S. special operations…

Man Gets 30 Years for Plot to Kill Obama

An Ohio man who planned to kill President Barack Obama during the 2015 State of the Union address was sentenced Monday to 30 years behind bars. Christopher Lee Cornell, who said he was inspired by the Islamic State terror group, responded to his sentencing by saying, “Allah’s in control, not the judge.” Cornell caught the…

NYC Bomb Suspect Charged in Cop Shootout

The New York City bombing suspect has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was apprehended Monday morning following a shootout with cops in Linden, New Jersey, in which is accused of injuring two officers. Rahami is believed to be responsible for explosive devices planted in…

8 New Arrests in Bastille Day Attack

8 new arrests connected to the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France have been made according to a prosecutors’ office. The suspects are said to be French and Tunisian, and were linked by investigators to attacker Mohamed Lahouiej Bouhlel, who killed 86 people who were watching a holiday fireworks display. The attack—on July 14—also injured…

ISIS Second In Command Killed In Syria

Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been killed, ISIS announced Tuesday through its Amaq News Agency. The outlet cited a military source saying Adnani “was martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.” But Adnani was far more than a mere mouthpiece for the group and had a $5 million…

FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Stabbing in VA

Federal investigators are examining whether a weekend knife attack in Roanoke, Virgina was inspired by the Islamic State terror group. The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, reportedly traveled to Turkey in the past year in a bid to get into Syria. Farooqui was arrested for the stabbing, during which he allegedly yelled, “Allahu Akbar!”…

Turkish Wedding Suicide Bomber ‘Was a Child’ [VIDEO]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the suicide bomber who killed 51 people at a wedding in Gaziantep on Saturday was a child working for Islamic State terror group. In one of the worst attacks in Turkey this year, the bomber detonated at an outdoor wedding in a Kurdish neighborhood near the Syrian border, injuring…

UN Syria Envoy Suspends Humanitarian Effort

A humanitarian task force with the United Nations in Syria has on Thursday suspended its efforts amid continued violence in the country, which has been ravaged by more than five years of civil war. A day before, Syrian opposition activists released images of a 5-year-old child who was pulled from the devastation of an airstrike…

French ISIS Attackers Kill Priest in Normandy Church [VIDEO]

Five people including the 86-year-old priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy at 9am. The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel (right), is believed to have been beheaded during the attack while another hostage is fighting for life in hospital. The two attackers…

France Truck Attacker Identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel [VIDEO]

According to French media, the 31-year-old male suspected of ramming a truck through a crowd Thursday evening in Nice, killing at least 80, has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Frenchman of Tunisian descent. Local outlet Nice-Matin reported that Bouhlel was a delivery driver who has previous misdemeanor convictions. Officials reportedly searched his apartment…

Obama Announced 8,400 Troop Will Stay In Afghanistan [VIDEO]

President Obama announced Wednesday morning that 8,400 troops will remain in Afghanistan by the end of this year. The administration had originally planned to lower the number from 9,800 to 5,500, but the new decision comes as the Taliban is ramping up its efforts in Afghanistan. The president, joined by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, said…

At Least 165 Killed In Baghdad Bombings [VIDEO]

At least 165 people were killed on Sunday as two bombs blasted Baghdad, one of which was claimed by ISIS. At least 225 people were injured. The deadliest attack took place in a major shopping district, killing 86 people, 15 of which were children. That attack is believed to be the deadlist single bomb attack…

‘Akhmed One-Arm’ Planned Bombing

According to a U.S. official and Turkish media, Akhmed Chatayev, also known as “Akhmed One-Arm,” directed the suicide attackers who killed 43 people in the Istanbul airport on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said Chatayev was responsible for the shooting and bombing and his whereabouts are unknown.…

250 ISIS Fighters Reportedly Killed In U.S. Airstrikes Near Fallujah [VIDEO]

A series of airstrikes by U.S. forces outside the Iraqi city of Fallujah killed 250 ISIS militants on Wednesday, reports said. The Iraqi Ministry of Defense posted video showing the strike against an ISIS convoy. About 40 vehicles were destroyed, officials told Reuters and ABC News. The airstrike came after Iraqi and U.S. officials declared…

Jeremy Corbyn Compare Israeli Government To Islamic State [VIDEO]

Jeremy Corbyn was engulfed in a fresh row over Israel when he appeared to compare the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to Islamic State at the launch of an independent review into antisemitism in the Labour party. In prepared remarks, Corbyn said: “Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the…

Bombers ID’d As Chechen, Uzbekistan And Kyrgyzstan Jihadis [VIDEO]

A Chechen jihadi fighting with the Islamic State terror group is among the three men reportedly identified by Turkish officials as the assailants in Tuesday night’s deadly suicide attack at Istanbul’s airport. Local media named that suspect as Osman Vadinov, who allegedly crossed into Turkey from Raqqa, ISIS’s stronghold in Syria. The other two alleged…

Istanbul Airport Attack Toll Hits 41 and 230+ Injured [VIDEO]

The death toll has risen to 41 in the bombings at the Istanbul airport. Reports suggested that the fatalities included at least 23 Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals while officials worked to identify the others. At least 230 people are reported to have been injured in the suicide attack. “The bombs that exploded in…

Orlando Gunman Mateen Pledged to ISIS on FB

According to a letter sent to Facebook on Wednesday by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Orlando shooter Omar Mateen posted Facebook messages pledging allegiance to the leader of ISIS. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, wrote that Mateen vowed there would be more attacks on the U.S. The letter asks for Facebook’s help in…

U.N.: ISIS Committing Genocide Against Yazidis

The Islamic State (ISIS) has committed the crime of genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, seeking to destroy the ethno-religious group of 400,000 through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, United Nations investigators said on Thursday. “The genocide of the Yazidis is ongoing,” the independent investigators said in a report, which urged major…

Trump Tweets Story Claiming ‘Secret Memo’ Shows Obama Supports ISIS

Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted a link to an article that claims President Obama has indirectly supported the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), standing behind his remarks earlier this week that Obama might sympathize with terrorists. An: Media fell all over themselves criticizing what DonaldTrump "may have insinuated about @POTUS." But he's right:…

‘More Than 100 Dead’ In Syrian Bomb Blasts [VIDEO]

More than 100 have died in bomb blasts on two Syrian coastal towns, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The towns that were hit by blasts were Jableh and Tartus which are regime strongholds and have largely escaped the conflict so far. State media said one blast had hit a hospital. So-called Islamic State…

Bombs Kill 69 at Busy Baghdad Markets [VIDEO]

A series of attacks in busy Baghdad markets and a restaurant have killed at least 69 people and wounded scores of others Tuesday, officials said. An outdoor market in a majority-Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad was struck by a car bomb. Meanwhile, a second bomb in another neighborhood market killed and wounded many others. In another…

ISIS Car Bomb Kills 60+ in Baghdad [VIDEO]

The Islamic State terror group claimed res-ponsibility Wednesday for an attack in a predominantly Shiite Baghdad neighborhood that killed at least 64 people. Police say the bomb—among the deadliest in recent history in the Iraqi capital—was detonated in a parked car at a crowded outdoor marketplace. ISIS said in a Twitter post that it had…

Knife Attack By German ‘Islamist’ At Munich Train [VIDEO]

A knife attack by a barefoot man at a German train station early Tuesday has left one man dead and three seriously injured as authorities investigate what is said to be “an apparent Islamist motive.” Police said the suspect, a 27-year-old German citizen, reportedly shouted “Allahu akbar” as he launched his attack shortly before 5…

Hero SEAL’s Last Battle With ISIS [VIDEO]

The battle that killed a Navy SEAL fighting ISIS this week was caught on video, according to cellphone footage obtained by The Guardian. Charles Keating IV was killed during an hours-long firefight as American special-forces personnel and Kurdish commandos fought off ISIS militants. In the video, a Kurdish peshmerga at one point shouts “Please save…

Obama To Send 250 More Troops To Syria [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is expected Monday to announce plans to send an additional 250 troops to Syria to support local forces in the battle against ISIS. The deployment will boost the number of U.S. forces in Syria to about 300, with most coming from special-operations forces, the AP reports. The group will also include medical…

Seven Killed, 15 Injured in Sinai Blasts

ISIS claimed respon-sibility for a series of explosions that left at least five Egyptian soldiers, a military officer, and a civilian woman dead Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula, Reuters reports. Several bombs were planted on armored personnel carriers and remotely detonated, security and medical sources said. At least 15 others were injured in the blasts.…

ISIS Abducts 300+ Syrian Workers [VIDEO]

Syrian state TV has reported that ISIS fighters have abducted more than 300 workers near Damascus. The cement workers and contractors, from al-Badia Cement Company, were allegedly taken from Dumeir.