ISIS

Police: Suspect in officer’s shooting claims allegiance to ISIS

A 30-year-old man who allegedly ambushed and shot a Philadelphia police officer sitting in his patrol car confessed he did it in the name of the Islamic State, presumably referring to the terrorist group ISIS, officials said Friday. Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was hit three times in the left arm on Thursday night and suffered “some very serious injuries that ...

ISIS leader rallies followers as group faces setbacks

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria finds itself under growing pressure on several fronts, facing battlefield setbacks in both countries. In a new audio message Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State, has warned of difficult times ahead, saying “the whole world” is united against the Islamic State. Al-Baghdadi’s 24-minute message — his first since ...

Christians are disappearing from the Middle East

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Christains in Iraq were 1.5 million,but now, they are least than that by far.Why? because of persecution that is directed against Christians by ISIS. Perfumed smoke fills the aisle as the priest swings incense back and forth in the thurible, a small metal canister suspended from chains that holds the pungent smoke. It is something priest ...

ISIS acquires the stolen travel documents in Syria, Iraq and Libya

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may have stolen “tens of thousands” of blank passports that it could use to smuggle its fighters into Europe as refugees. Western intelligence sources as saying that ISIS could have acquired the stolen travel documents in areas of Syria, Iraq and Libya it now controls. The passports could be issued to would-be ...

ISIS lost 14 percent of its territory in 2015

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group lost around 14 percent of its territory in 2015, while Syria’s Kurds almost tripled the land they control, thinktank IHS Jane’s said on Monday. The development is a blow to the group given that its aim is to capture and hold territory to expand its so-called “caliphate”, where it imposes a ...

France and Russia agreed to share intelligence relating to ISIS

France and Russia have agreed to up efforts to share intelligence relating to ISIS after the countries vowed to cooperate militarily on the issue. “We have agree to strengthen our exchange of military information, both on the strikes and the location of the different groups (in Syria),” French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said following talks with Russian counterpart Sergei ...

Sweden has sentenced two men to life imprisonment over “terror crime”

A court in Sweden has sentenced two men to life imprisonment over “terror crime” murders carried out by Islamic State militants in Syria in 2013. Hassan al-Mandlawi, 32, and Al-Amin Sultan, 30, both Swedish nationals, were found guilty of actively taking part in the murders, which were filmed. The Gothenburg court convicted the pair even though they did not wield ...

Obama: “We are hitting them (ISIS) harder than ever”

U.S. President Barack Obama voiced renewed determination to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group Monday, vowing to win back territory in the Middle East and kill the group’s leaders. Sounding a notably more strident tone, Obama said that the United States and its allies were taking the fight to ISIS in Iraq and Syria. “We are ...

Trudeau to Obama: Canada to pull out of bombing campaign against ISIS

Canada’s new leader-in-waiting says he intends to follow through on his campaign promise to pull the country out of the U.S.-led bombing campaign against ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq. Justin Trudeau, who led the Liberal Party to a stunning victory in elections Monday, said he has already told U.S. President Barack Obama of his plans. “He understands the commitments ...

British fighter planes carried out their first attack against ISIS

British fighter planes have carried out their first sorties against the ISIS terrorist group in Syria. But in Iraq, the government has a message for Turkish forces who say they are fighting ISIS as well. The British Ministry of Defense said its Typhoon and Tornado jets had carried out a series of airstrikes on the ISIS-controlled oilfield at Omar, in ...