Tag: Islamic State

Abdeslam Will ‘Cooperate’ With France

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam wants to cooperate with the French authorities, according to his lawyer. It is unclear whether that means he will rat out his ISIS terror-associates. Abdeslam was arrested after a months-long manhunt, and he’ll reportedly be questioned by a Belgian prosecutor Thursday at the facility in Bruges, Belgium, where he is…

Syrian Army Storms ISIS-Held Palmyra [VIDEO]

Syrian forces entered the ancient city of Palmyra on Thurday, after months of control by ISIS fighters. “We might witness in the next 48 hours an overwhelming victory in Palmyra,” Gov. Talal Barazi told reporters, adding that “the army is advancing in a precise and organized way to protect what is possible of monuments and…

Lead Paris Suspect Captured in Belgium [VIDEO]

This is a LIVE BREAKING EVENT. Watch the Live Stream Here Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam has reportedly been captured by Belgian police Friday during a counterterrorism operation. The raid comes after Belgian officials allegedly found DNA evidence in a raided apartment earlier this week linking to Abdeslam, the main fugitive in the November…

U.S. ISIS Recruit Tries to Blame Girl [VIDEO]

The American ISIS defector who has been described as a “gold mine” of intelligence says he followed a young woman to join the militant group, “wasn’t thinking straight,” and immediately regretted his decision. “On the way there I regretted—I wanted to go back,” said Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26. “I made a bad decision to go…

Kerry: ISIS Committing Genocide in Iraq, Syria [VIDEO]

Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, according to U.S. officials, as he acted to meet a congressional deadline. But Kerry’s finding, set to be announced Thursday, will not obligate the United States to take additional action against…

Inside Raqqa: Women’s Secret Films From Within ISIS Terrorist City VIDEO

Watch Exclusive footage from inside ISIS-controlled city Raqqa. Filmed by two brave women for Expressen. Using hidden cameras two brave Syrian women show us what life is like inside al-Raqqah, capital city of terrorist sect ISIS in northern Syria. They know they will be stoned to death if they are exposed. They are willing to…

Pentagon Confirms ISIS Leader’s Death [VIDEO]

The Pentagon on Monday confirmed the death of a top ISIS leader known as Omar “the Chechen” al-Shishani in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in northeastern Syria this month. “We believe he subsequently died of his injuries,” Navy Capt Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told AFP. The confirmation comes after the monitoring group the Syrian Observatory…

ISIS Truck Bomb Kills 60 in Iraq

ISIS militants claimed res-ponsbility for a truck bomb at an Iraqi checkpoint that killed at least 60 people and injured more than 70 others on Sunday. The suicide attack took place in Hilla, about 73 miles south of Bagdad. ISIS claimed the attack on the Amaz news agency website. “A martyr’s operation with a truck…

ISIS Syrian Bombings Kill 100+ [VIDEO]

A series of blasts claimed by ISIS in Syria’s Damascus and Homs left 129 people dead on Sunday as Secretary of State John Kerry said a “provisional agreement” was reached on a ceasefire. The official SANA news agency reported bombings in the Sayyida Zeinab suburb of Damascus, where one of Shia Islam’s holiest shrines is…

World Powers Agree on Syria Ceasefire [VIDEO]

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that world powers have agreed to implement a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week after talks in Germany. However, this would not apply to the fighting between ISIS and the al-Nusra Front within the country. According to Kerry, a United Nations task force will…

Paris Attackers Appear in New ISIS VIDEO

A video posted Sunday by the self-proclaimed Islamic State features the gunmen who carried out the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris. The clips were shot in Syria and Iraq, and appear to show the terrorists beheading one man and shooting another. If the Paris attackers’ identitities are confirmed, The New York Times reports, the…

7 Dead in Jakarta Terrorist Attack [VIDEO]

Indonesian officials say insurgents linked to ISIS were behind the lethal coordinated midmorning attack in the commercial heart of its capital that left five gunmen and two others dead Thursday. “We have detected communications between a Syrian group and the Solo group,” Deputy Police Chief Budi Gunawan told The Wall Street Journal, referring to a…

Suspect: I Shot Officer in the Name of ISIS [VIDEO]

The man suspected of shooting a Philadelphia police officer Thursday evening told authorities that he did so as part of his allegiance to ISIS, Commissioner Richard Ross announced Friday. The cop, 33-year-old Jesse Hartnett, was sitting in his patrol vehicle when the suspect approached and fired 13 times through the driver’s side window. Hartnett was…

Paris Attack Foiled on Hebdo Anniversary [VIDEO]

A man who was shot and killed outside a Paris police station Thursday may have been wearing a fake suicide vest, according to local media reports. The man reportedly tried to enter the Paris police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack. Police are asking residents in the area to stay inside and…

Brit: Child in ISIS Video Is My Grandson [VIDEO]

Officials and reporters have begun identifying the people shown in a new Islamic State terror group video, including a small child and a London man named Sid who used to sell kids’ bouncy castles. A London man told reporters that the boy shown at the end of the video is his grandson. At the end…

Iraq Declares Ramadi ‘Liberated’ From ISIS [VIDEO]

After a seven-month occupation by ISIS forces, the key western Iraqi city of Ramadi has been liberated, Iraqi military officials announced Monday, and a weeklong battle to retake the stronghold. “The security forces have entered the governmental buildings and raised the Iraqi flags over them after killing many ISIS militants, and the rest have escaped,”…

Ninth Arrest Made in Paris Attacks [VIDEO]

Another arrest has been made in the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, bringing the total number of suspects to nine. The 30-year-old Belgian allegedly communicated with the cousin of the lead planner of the attacks. Authorities say the man, identified only as Abdoullah C., is facing murder and terrorism charges. He…

Russia Airstrikes ‘Killed 200 Civilians’ [VIDEO]

Russian airstrikes in Syria have killed at least 200 civilians, according to a human-rights watchdog report. Quoting witnesses and activists, the Amnesty International report released Wednesday accuses Moscow of using cluster bombs, which can kill civilians long after clashes cease, in attacks over the the past few months. The report focuses on six attacks in…

Malik Sent Facebook Messages About Jihad

Tashfeen Malik, one of the two attackers who fatally shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, this month, sent at least two private messages on Facebook to a group of Pakistani friends in 2012 and 2014 revealing her support for Islamic jihad, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Malik reportedly “expressed her desire”…

Anonymous Declares #Daeshbags ISIS Trolling Day [VIDEO]

Following the hacking of several hundred Isis Twitter accounts, Anonymous has announced it will carry out an ‘Official Isis Trolling Day’. In a GhostBin posting, an Anonymous member claimed “We will mock them for the idiots they are”. “We ask you to show your support and help against Isis by joining us and trolling them,”…

Third Bataclan Bomber Identified [VIDEO]

A third suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert venue in the Paris attacks has been identified, according to media reports Wednesday. Two unnamed French officials told the AP the man was a French national who went to Syria in 2013. Le Parisien newspaper identified the man as Fouad Mohamed-Aggad, a native…

Cafe Attacked in Paris Re-opens [VIDEO]

The first of the restaurants hit in last month’s terror attacks in Paris re-opened on Friday. Five people were killed at the Bonne Biere cafe. “What are we going to do to start again, to bounce back? We have carried out some work, repainted the walls to wipe away the signs of this nightmare,” the…

Vice Interview With Eagles Of Death Metal Discussing Paris Attacks [VIDEO]

The U.S. rock band playing the Bataclan concert hall where 89 people were killed on the night of the November 13 Paris terror attack have praised the heroism of their fans in their first interview since the tragedy. During a conversation with Vice founder Shane Smith, members of Eagles of Death Metal recounted harrowing details…

US State Dept Issues Worldwide Travel Warning [VIDEO]

The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Monday warning U.S. citizens about the risk of potential terrorist attacks by ISIS and other militants. “Information suggests that ISIL (aka Daesh), al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions,” the statement reads. The alert is in effect until…

Donald Trump Calls for Mosque Surveillance [VIDEO]

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calls for greater surveillance of mosques in the wake of the Paris attacks. Speaking at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday he says if he were president he would send Syrian refugees back as they could be a ‘Trojan horse’. He also criticized the decision to accept Syrian…

Rubio TV Ad: Paris Attacks ‘Could Happen Here’ [VIDEO]

Marco Rubio’s first national television ad warned us that the deadly Paris terror attacks—which killed more than 130 people 10 days ago—could be coming to the United States. “What happened in Paris could happen here,” the Florida Senator warns over a quiet but tense piano score. “There is no middle ground.” The conflict, Rubio declares,…

New Video Shows Attack on Paris Eatery [VIDEO]

Video footage obtained by The Daily Mail purports to show the inside of a Paris restaurant where attacks opened fire last Friday evening. As bullets spray the interior of the eatery, patrons and staff duck for cover. A woman runs from outside and takes shelter behind the bar with a waitress, who offers her comfort…

ISIS Magazine: This Was Plane Bomb

Islamic State has released a new issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, which includes a photo of a soda can and other components it says made up the bomb which took down a Russian jet in Egypt on October 31. The magazine also carried a claim that two hostages, a Norwegian and a Chinese man,…

2 Suspects Dead in Paris Raid & 7 Others Arrested [VIDEO]

Two suspects are dead in France and at least five others arrested after an hours-long standoff during a raid on suburban apartments where the mastermind of Friday’s attacks was believed to be hiding. The fate of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was initially thought to be in Syria, is not immediately clear. Police say one of the…

2 Charged Over Paris Terror Attack [VIDEO]

Belgium on Tuesday charged two people with terror offenses relating to Friday night’s attacks in Paris. The charges are the result of more than 120 overnight raids looking for people linked to the attackers. The Brussels suburb of Molenbeek has been at the center of Belgian inquiry.