Northern Virginia authorities on high alert for potential Islamic State threat

U.S. 10/31/21, 15:35

Northern Virginia authorities investigated a possible Islamic State threat on Oct. 29. Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, and other jurisdictions beefed-up police presence at malls and retail centers this Halloween weekend. "We have increased our police presence throughout the county to include major thoroughfares, transit hubs, shopping plazas, ...

Pentagon: Afghan terrorists could strike US in six months

Middle East 10/27/21, 16:13

America's largest government agency predicted the nation could soon face politically motivated terrorism on Oct. 26. The Department of Defense predicts the United States has between six to 12 months to prepare for a hypothetical Islamic State-K or al-Qaeda attack. Under Secretary for Policy Colin Kahl (D) claims Afghan terrorists are interested ...

Islamic State leader in Greater Sahara killed, claims France

Middle East 09/16/21, 05:15

French President Emmanuel Macron, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, announced that it had neutralized Adnan Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi, leader of Islamic State in Greater Sahara. “It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” the president Tweeted, given that the French military had been able to terminate the ...

Pentagon says Taliban freed thousands of Islamic State prisoners

Middle East 08/27/21, 19:45

Joe Biden's administration confirmed Taliban fighters released Islamic State (ISIS-K) prisoners when they seized power in Afghanistan, on Aug. 27. The Pentagon revealed the number of inmates freed from Bagram prison could be well over 1,000. "Clearly, it is in the thousands when you consider both prisons," spokesman John Kirby said in ...

US-backed Syrian fighters search tunnels in last IS pocket

World 03/20/19, 09:27

U.S.-backed Syrian forces are conducting search operations in tunnels a day after seizing an encampment where Islamic State militants had been making their last stand in Syria.Ciyager Amed, an official with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, says they are searching for any IS militants still hiding in tunnels in a ...

Acting Pentagon chief says IS territory nearly cleared

World 03/14/19, 09:59

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says the United States and its partners in Syria have liberated virtually all the territory the Islamic State group once held. But he's not declaring victory. The insurgents and local forces are still battling over a small slice of land. Shanahan tells the Senate Armed Services Committee ...

US-backed Syrian forces push on as IS militants fight back

World 03/13/19, 06:27

U.S.-backed Syrian forces said Wednesday that Islamic State militants are putting up a desperate fight against their advances and staged a counterattack overnight from the tiny speck of land the extremists still hold in eastern Syria.The counterattack began from the west of a riverside pocket in the Syrian village of ...

Islamic State group calls on followers to avenge Syria siege

World 03/12/19, 10:58

Besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in Syria, Islamic State militants are calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in their defense, according to a newly released audio recording.The recording, purportedly from IS, came as the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces continued to face stiff resistance Tuesday ...

As IS fight nears end, violence flares on other Syrian front

World 03/12/19, 01:13

Violence in northwestern Syria has killed dozens over the past three weeks and displaced tens of thousands, raising concerns a truce reached six months ago between Turkey and Russia is in danger.The violence in Idlib comes as the world is focused on eastern Syria, where U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters are on ...

US-backed Syrian fighters resume attack on IS

World 03/10/19, 11:20

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters resumed their offensive on the last area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Sunday after days of calm that saw thousands of civilians leave the area.Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, tweeted that operations began after the deadline for ...

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