Tag: Islamic State

France Launches New Strikes on Raqqa [VIDEO]

France launched a new round of air raids on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, early Tuesday, the French defense ministry confirmed. The French military told the AFP that 10 Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters, in coordination with U.S. forces, dropped a total 16 bombs and reportedly destroyed a command center and a training center.…

Russia: Bomb Brought Down Metrojet [VIDEO]

Russia’s security chief said Tuesday a terrorist act brought down the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31, after revealing traces of explosives were found on board the Airbus A321. Federal Security Service (FSB) Chief Alexander Bortnikov said a homemade bomb equivalent to as much as 2 pounds of TNT exploded…

‘Mastermind’ of Paris Attacks Named [VIDEO]

A French official has told the Associated Press that they suspect the Parisian terror attacks were planned and orchestrated by a Belgian citizen named Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Police say they believe he was linked to previous train and church attacks that were foiled. Seven people have been arrested in Belgium in the wake of Friday’s massacre…

John Oliver On Paris Deadly Attacks [VIDEO]

John Oliver started his last show with a rampage about ISIS, “Sadly, we must begin with a few words about France which, on Friday, suffered the deadliest attack on its soil since World War II,”. “Look, it’s hardly been 48 hours and much is still unknown, but there are a few things we can say…

11 Arrested in Beirut Bombings [VIDEO]

Lebanon officials said Sunday they had arrested 11 people in connection to the Beirut bombings last week that left 44 people dead. Speaking at a news conference, Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnuq said those arrested included “seven Syrians and two Lebanese, one of them a [would-be] suicide bomber and the other a trafficker who smuggled them…

2nd Day French Jets Bomb ISIS Stronghold Of Raqqa, Syria [VIDEO]

The French air force carried out bombing missions on ISIS targets in Raqqa, Syria, for a second day in a row. France is retaliating against Islamist extremist terror attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris. ISIS claims Raqqa as the capital of its so-called caliphate. On Monday, France targeted a command center, a…

New ISIS Video Threatens Washington [VIDEO]

A new video released by ISIS threatens attacks on Washington, D.C. and other coalition partners fighting against the terrorist group. “We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of…

France Launches More Than 150 Anti-Terror Raids [VIDEO]

French authorities carried out more than 150 anti-terror raids across the country early Monday morning, in a crackdown against potential co-conspirators of the men who carried out Friday night’s terror attack. “We are at war with terrorism,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a radio station. “The terrorists can strike again.” The raids have reportedly turned…

Kurds Captured Sinjar From ISIS [VIDEO]

According to local officials, the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar has been seized from militants of the so-called Islamic State after a Kurdish-led offensive, backed by U.S. airstrikes. “The liberation of Sinjar will have a big impact on liberating Mosul,” regional president Massoud Barzani told the press, reportedly while overlooking the town from a mountain.…

ISIS Plotted Diplomat Kidnappings 17 Held in Europe [VIDEO]

A coordinated Europe-wide sweep rounded up 17 suspected militants Thursday, officials said, and were linked to an alleged plot to attack British and Norwegian diplomats in the Middle East. “This is the most important international police operation in Europe in 20 years,” said Italian anti-terrorism chief Giuseppe Governale. Sixteen of the suspects were Kurds and…

Kurds Launch Assault to Retake Sinjar [VIDEO]

Kurdish Iraqi fighters, with the help of at least 20 U.S.-led airstrikes, launched an offensive early Thursday to reclaim the ISIS-held town of Sinjar. More than 7,500 Peshmerga fighters began an assault on the mountain town as part of an effort to retake it and cut off a strategic supply route for ISIS militants between…

Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons [VIDEO]

According to an foreign watchdog and other sources, mustard gas was used during clashes between ISIS militants and another rebel group in Syria, Reuters reported Thursday. A confidential Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons report found that “with the utmost confidence that at least two people were exposed to sulfur mustard” in the Syrian…

U.S. Sending Special Ops to Syria [VIDEO]

The Obama admin. is expected to announce Friday that it is sending a number of special-operations forces to Syria. NBC News reports the troops will be based in northern Syria, but that the new developments will be described as a “shift” but not a “change” in policy. The forces will be working alongside some groups…

Raid That Killed American on VIDEO

Footage emerged of what is allegedly the anti-ISIS raid in which Delta Force commando Joshua Wheeler was killed. He is the first American to die in combat against the extremist group. The video was purportedly taken on helmet cameras at a prison near Hawija, Iraq. Kurdish and U.S. commandos stormed the prison after learning that…

U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq [VIDEO]

U.S. soldier was killed in Iraq on Thursday during a rescue mission that freed 70 Kurds from ISIS captivity. The circumstances of the soldier’s death have not yet been disclosed. The New York Times reported earlier that a special-operations raid was launched near Hawija, Iraq, with Kurdish troops to liberate the ISIS prison. Several ISIS…

Assad Meets With Putin in Moscow [VIDEO]

President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Moscow on Tuesday to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, a spokesman said. The Kremlin revealed details of the surprise visit Wednesday, but did not say whether the Syrian president had returned home. The trip to Moscow is believed to be Assad’s first…

Nuclear Smugglers Targeting ISIS Buyers [VIDEO]

An AP inquest revealed on Tuesday that gangs with suspected Russian connections have explicitly targeted selling radioactive material to extremists in the Middle East, including ISIS. The report uncovered four instances in the last five years when criminal networks, with suspected Russian ties, allegedly tried to sell nuclear material to extremists through Moldova. One investigation…

Trump: Syrian Refugees ‘Could Be ISIS’ [VIDEO]

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would send home Syrian refugees coming to the U.S., warning “they could be ISIS.” Speaking at a high school in Keene, New Hampshire, Trump said he was “putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if…

Teen Kills Mother After Watching VIDEOS Of ISIS Murders

A Danish mother was stabbed to death by her teenage daughter and her daughter’s Iraqi boyfriend after the pair repeatedly watched videos of brutal Islamic State murders. Lisa Borch was 15 when she carried out the murder with her 28-year-old boyfriend, Mohammed Bakhtiar Abdullah, because they were angry at her mother’s attempts to end their…

ISIS: Satellite Images Show Syria’s Temple of Baal ‘Destroyed’ [VIDEO]

Satellite images confirmed ISIS militants have destroyed the 2,000-year-old Temple of Baal in Syria’s ancient Palmyra city, the United Nations said on Monday. UN training and research agency UNITAR provided satellite images from before and after an explosion in the Roman-era structure in the central desert city on Sunday. The UN imagery contradicted earlier reports…

Islamic state militants blow up temple in ancient city of Palmyra [VIDEO]

Islamic state militants blew up on Sunday the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief Maamoun Abdul Karim said. The militants, who captured Palmyra in May, had until now only blown up a few Muslim shrines in the ancient city, saying they…

No. 2 ISIS Leader Killed By U.S. [VIDEO]

The White House said the No. 2 leader of ISIS was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Tuesday. Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali was responsible for moving massive amounts of weapons and people between Iraq and Syria. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the death is a huge blow to the self-proclaimed Islamic State…

ISIS Kills 60 at Busy Baghdad Market [VIDEO]

Authorities said at least 60 people died after a refrigerator truck exploded in a busy market in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Thursday. In a messaged posted on Twitter, ISIS claimed responsibility for the blast, which left 200 wounded in the Shiite Muslim neighborhood, according to police and medical sources. “Many people were killed and…

Turkey First Bomb Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria [VIDEO]

Turkey has struck a military and security cooperation pact with the US that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of coalition air strikes. But what US officials describe as a game-changing deal also comes with a potentially high price tag: the escalating spillover of the Syria-Iraq conflict into neighboring Middle East countries. In cutting the deal,…

ISIS Attacks Suruc Turkey for the First Time – WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO

A mortal explosion killed at least 20 people in the Turkish border town of Suruc on Monday. The bomb ripped through an encampment of youth workers who were planning to travel to Kobane, an ISIS-besieged city on the Iraqi side of the border. A Turkish official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters: “Our initial…

Chattanooga Shooting 4 Marines Killed in Tennessee ‘ISIS’ Attack [VIDEO]

Four U.S. Marines were killed and three others injured Thursday when a gunman attacked two U.S. military recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The FBI has identified the gunman as as Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old native of Hixon, Tennessee. He is the son of Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 57-year-old originally from the Middle East. The Abdulazeez…

ISIS suicide bomber kills more than 10 in Kuwait mosque attack [VIDEO]

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, killing more than ten people, the governor of Kuwait City said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on social media and said it targeted a “temple of the rejectionists”…

Man Decapitated in French Factory Terror Attack [VIDEO]

French officials suspect terrorism in an attack on an American gas factory in Grenoble that left one person decapitated and several others injured. The AP reports the head of the victim was found on a gate at the factory entrance. Local news reports say one of two attackers was carrying an ISIS flag. A vehicle…