Tag: Syria

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…

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…

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.…

‘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…

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…

Deadly Bombing In Syrian Coastal City [VIDEO]

At least 23 people were reported killed as two bombings struck in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad which has largely been spared of violence during the country’s four-year civil war. A monitoring group said the toll is expected to rise.

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…

Trevor Noah: Syria ‘Kind Of’ Gets Boots On The Ground [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah reminded us of that time President Obama promise not to send troops into Syria to fight ISIS but despite this the President makes dubious changes to U.S. military strategy in the Middle East. “But here you are with your boots on the ground,boots on the ground, boots on the ground, looking like a…

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…

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…

Syria Strike Kills Al Qaeda Leader [VIDEO]

The Pentagon said a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in northwest Syria killed the leader of al Qaeda offshoot the Khorasan Group, according to a statement Sunday. Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen whose full name was Abdul Mohsen Abdallah, organized routes for new recruits traveling from Pakistan to Syria through Turkey and was one of al Qaeda’s…

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…

Putin Starts Bombing in Syria [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin allegedly ordered U.S. planes to leave Syrian territory on Wednesday, just hours before Russian airstrikes began, a senior U.S. official told Fox News. CNN reported that Russian jets began bombing targets in Syria Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, lawmakers in Moscow approved Putin’s request to use armed forces abroad, but Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergey…

Watch Donald Trump 60 Minutes Interview VIDEO

Scott Pelley interviewed Donald Trump for 60 minutes talking about key policy details and a major part of his tax proposal. “Russia wants to get rid of ISIS. We want to get rid of ISIS. Maybe let Russia do it. Let them get rid of ISIS. What the hell do we care?” he said in…

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 DAESH takes control of ancient Palmyra [VIDEO]

DAESH, AKA The Islamic State AKA ISIS AKA ISIL, seized full control of both ancient and modern Palmyra in central Syria on Thursday, just days after it captured a provincial capital in neighboring Iraq, suggesting momentum is building for the ultra-hardline group. Islamic State now controls more than half of Syrian territory following more than…

U.S. Special Ops forces kill ISIS commander in Syria raid [VIDEO]

U.S. Special Operations forces conducted a raid in eastern Syria overnight Friday to Saturday to capture Abu Sayyaf, a senior ISIS commander, sources familiar with what happened on the ground in Syria. Sayyaf, who was in charge of ISIS’ oil and gas operations and directly and increasingly involved in ISIS command and control, fought capture…

ISIS Takes 220 From Christian Villages [VIDEO]

Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 220 people from Assyrian Christian villages in Syria, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The abductions occurred over the past three days as ISIS seized 10 villages near the city of Hasaka, which is mostly inhabited by Kurds. “ISIS now controls 10 Christian villages,” Observatory…

Turkey: Hayat Boumediene Is In Syria [VIDEO]

Turkey’s foreign affairs minister confirmed that the common-law wife of the terrorist who attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris crossed into Syria on Jan. 8. Hayat Boumediene, the spouse of Amedy Coulibaly, arrived in Istanbul on Jan. 2 and stayed in a hotel. That was nearly a week before the attacks in Paris that killed…

ISIS Stronghold Hit by Coalition Airstrikes [VIDEO]

According to The Associated Press and a local activist group, the U.S.-led coalition battling against ISIS pounded the extremists’ stronghold of Raqqa with more than a dozen airstrikes late Thursday. Cairo-based AP journalist John Gambrell said on Twitter, the Syrian city faced the heaviest barrage since a Jordanian pilot was captured when his jet crashed…

ISIS Says They Shot Down F-16 Jet Over Syria, Captures Pilot [VIDEO]

UPDATE: The State Dept. says the plane was not shot down. Unclear how it went down at the moment. Isis terrorists shot down a warplane on Wednesday believed to be from the U.S.-led coalition over Syria and captured its pilot. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft was shot down near the…

Israel Attacks Damascus Syria Airstrikes [VIDEO]

Two members of Hezbollah were killed in Sunday’s air strikes near Damascus which Syria has blamed on Israel, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The Al Arabiya sources said one of the fatalities was a senior military figure in the Lebanese Shi’ite organization. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the reported strikes, but Intelligence Minister Yuval…

ISIS Leader’s Wife and Child Arrested [VIDEO]

One of 3 the wives of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was arrested in Lebanon along with their child. Lebanon’s defense minister confirmed the arrest. A security official told Reuters that Baghdadi’s wife was arrested nine days ago after she tried to cross into the country from Syria. Lebanon’s Al Safir newspaper said authorities captured…

U.S. strike in Syria reportedly kills key bomb-maker [VIDEO]

A U.S. airstrike in Syria appears to have killed a key French jihadist who is part of the militant Khorasan Group, a U.S. defense official said Thursday. The strike happened overnight Wednesday near Idlib, according to the official, who has access to the latest information about the strikes. The U.S. fired at a vehicle it…

U.S. Leads New ISIS Bombardment

ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria were battered by airstrikes on Sunday and Monday. The United States and partner countries hit 11 targets—four in Syria, and seven in Iraq. According to the U.S. Central Command, the strikes destroyed a number of vehicles, ISIS-occupied buildings, and a small unit of Islamic State fighters.

ISIS Poised to Conquer Syrian City

ISIS militants are close to entering Kobani, a mostly Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey, which the extremist group has been laying siege to for weeks. According to Kurdish officials, U.S. airstrikes have done little to deter ISIS from advancing on the city and militant forces are two kilometers from its…