President Biden will visit Israel ‘later this year’ says White House

Middle East 02/07/22, 02:29

Joe Biden's administration plans to visit the Middle East before Christmas. The White House confirmed Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett recently invited President Biden to Israel before the end of 2022. "The president thanked the prime minister for his invitation to visit Israel and said he looks forward to a visit later ...

Erdogan: Turkey captures slain IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

World 11/06/19, 10:54

Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara but gave no other details. He did not say when or how the woman ...

Turkey says it captured slain IS leader’s sister in Syria

World 11/04/19, 16:18

Turkey captured the elder sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official, who called the arrest an intelligence "gold mine." Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as ...

Military dog hurt in al-Baghdadi raid is K-9 combat veteran

Politics 10/30/19, 17:46

The military working dog injured in the raid last weekend that led to the death of the Islamic State leader was hurt after being exposed to live electrical cables but has returned to active duty, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Gen. Frank McKenzie, who leads U.S. Central Command, told reporters the dog ...

President Trump confirms US troops also terminate al-Baghdadi successor

U.S. 10/29/19, 15:24

President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Oct. 29, confirmed the death of another ISIS leader who is the No.1 successor of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot—Now he is also Dead!” the ...

Baghdadi’s likely successor killed in separate US air raid in Syria

U.S. 10/29/19, 07:24

The terrorist most likely to succeed al-Baghdadi after U.S. military forces took him down on Saturday, Oct. 24, has also been killed in a separate raid. Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, married to one of Baghdadi's daughters, was the primary spokesman for ISIS; he was killed in northern Syria one day after Baghdadi ...

ISIS hostage’s parents praise Trump, blame Obama

D.C. 10/28/19, 14:39

Talking to The Arizona Republic on Sunday, Oct. 27, parents of ISIS hostage, Kayla Mueller claimed that their daughter might still be alive if President Obama had been as "decisive" as President Trump in dealing with ISIS. Mueller was a U.S. human rights worker who died in 2015 after two years ...

Another top ISIS official killed

U.S. 10/28/19, 10:53

The United States military and Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claimed that an ISIS spokesman was killed in the raid shortly after the death of the leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. According to SDF Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi, the deceased official was a senior assistant for al- Baghdadi called Abu Hesen al ...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

World 10/27/19, 07:09

ISIS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 stretched across nearly a third of both Syria and Iraq, ...

IS leader outlines path forward for his group post-caliphate

World 05/01/19, 06:31

No longer burdened by territory and administration, Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi outlined the new path forward for his group: Widen your reach, connect with far-flung militant groups and exhaust your enemies with a "war of attrition."The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka a week before his video ...

In video message, IS chief emulates other hunted leaders

World 04/30/19, 09:08

They make threats from their hideaway lairs and celebrate mass attacks. The ending isn't scripted for these hunted men with horrifying death tolls on their hands. When the reclusive Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared in a video Monday, he was the latest in a series of most-wanted figures ...

IS leader al-Baghdadi appears in video for first time in 5 years

World 04/29/19, 11:59

The leader of the Islamic State group has appeared for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm. He talks about war against "Crusaders". The video released by Al-Furqan on Monday shows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appearing with a bushy grey and red beard, ...

IS loses all territory but its shadowy leader still at large

World 03/23/19, 08:25

The Islamic State group has lost all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, but its shadowy leader and self-proclaimed "caliph" is still at large.With a $25 million U.S. bounty on his head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the world's most wanted man, responsible for steering his chillingly violent ...

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