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Former Israeli Defense Minister Says ISIS Once Apologized For Attacking Israeli Soldiers

Former Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon on Saturday said ISIS in the Syrian Golan Heights “apologized” for attacking an Israeli unit last November, implying open communication between ISIS and the Israeli Defense Forces. Speaking at a cultural event in Afula, Israel, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon acknowledged that Israel maintains open communications with a Daesh (ISIS) cell, known as …

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Stockholm attack: Suspect is ’39-year-old from Uzbekistan who supported Isis online’

Stockholm attack: Suspect is '39-year-old from Uzbekistan who supported Isis online'

.Hijacked lorry hit pedestrians at shopping centre in Swedish capital The man arrested on suspicion of a terror attack in the Swedish capital of Stockholm is reportedly an Isis sympathiser from Uzbekistan. The 39-year-old allegedly expressed sympathy for the terror group online, according to the Swedish tabloid, Aftonbladet. A huge police investigation is underway after a lorry ploughed into crowds …

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US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends – Defense Dept. officials

US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends – Defense Dept. officials

.American troops will apparently remain in Iraq even when the fight against Islamic State has ended, according to Pentagon officials, including US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who said that keeping soldiers on the ground is in America’s “national interest.” The US Defense Department’s top officials expressed their desire to keep US troops in Iraq at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing …

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Isis claiming responsibility for London attack to mask huge losses in Iraq and Syria, say terror experts

Isis claiming responsibility for London attack to mask huge losses in Iraq and Syria, say terror experts

. Group attempting to incite knife and car attacks as capacity damaged by territory losses and security crackdowns Isis is resorting to claiming responsibility for atrocities like the Westminster attack in efforts to disguise its huge losses in Syria and Iraq, analysts have said. Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old from Kent, was hailed as a “soldier of the Islamic State” in …

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Mosul parents sedate kids to avoid discovery by Daesh

Hard Days of Iraqi People in Mosul

Aid groups providing assistance to displaced families fleeing fighting between Iraqi forces and Daesh in the western side of Mosul say terrified parents drug their children with sedatives or tape their mouths to avoid discovery as they try to escape. “Families often leave at night and in the early hours of the morning and have to walk with their children. …

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Iraq: ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave

ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave

(Erbil) – The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul, Human Rights Watch said today. Multiple witnesses told Human Rights Watch that the bodies of those killed, including bodies of members of Iraqi security forces, were thrown into a naturally occurring sinkhole at a site known …

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Mosul civilians between ‘a rock and a hard place’ – ISIS & US-led coalition strikes

Mosul civilians between 'a rock and a hard place' - ISIS & US-led coalition strikes

. Civilians in Mosul are in densely populated areas, and it makes any airstrikes, even artillery fire, very problematic. If they try to escape, they are killed by ISIS. So, it is a no-win situation for the civilians, says former Pentagon official Michael Maloof. About 100,000 Iraqis have fled the city of Mosul over the past three weeks as the …

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US likely to deploy ‘up to 1,000 more ground troops’ to Syria to defeat Isis in Raqqa

US likely to deploy ‘up to 1,000 more ground troops’ to Syria to defeat Isis in Raqqa

. Potential move would involve lifting cap on ground numbers imposed by former President Barack Obama for fear of drawing the US deeper into Syria’s complex civil war Up to 1,000 US soldiers could join the current 500 officially stationed in northern Syria ahead of the battle to remove Isis from its de facto capital of Raqqa, US defence officials …

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US-led coalition airstrikes kills 15 civilians near Syria’s Raqqah

USled coalition airstrikes kills 11 civilians near Syrias Raqqah

At least 15 civilians have been killed on Friday in US-led airstrikes on the northern countryside of Raqqa city, The local monitor that tracks war in ISIS-held areas said. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently campaign said the aerial bombing targeted Mazraet Tishreen north of Raqqa, killing women and children. A woman has been also killed in the international coalition strikes …

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