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syrian military a nces against islamic state


syria's military command says it is expanding operations against islamic state militants in aleppo province and has captured 250 square kilometers (100 square miles) from the extremist group.






us military botches online fight against islamic state


on any given day at macdill air force base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the islamic state group. then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining is ranks.






u.s. military botches online fight against islamic state


on any given day at macdill air force base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the islamic state group. then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining is ranks....






us military botches online fight against islamic state


tampa, fla. (ap) — on any given day at macdill air force base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the islamic state group. then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining is ranks.






us military botches online fight against islamic state


tampa, fla. (ap) — on any given day at macdill air force base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the islamic state group. then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining is ranks.






islamic state turns to drones to direct suicide car bombers


faced with a diminishing number of fighters, the islamic state group is relying on retrofitted commercial drones to guide suicide car bombers to their targets and to launch small-scale airstrikes on iraqi forces.






us military botches online fight against islamic state


tampa, fla. (ap) — tampa, fla. (ap) — on any given day at macdill air force base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the islamic state group. then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining is ranks.






obama plan to arm kurds to fight islamic state in syria quickly discarded by tru


planning for the final ault on raqqa, the capital of the islamic state's caliphate, had been grinding on for more than seven months. there had been dozens of meetings of president barack obama's top national security team, scores of draft battle plans and hundreds of hours of anguished, late-night...






us military botches online fight against islamic state


tampa, fla. (ap) — tampa, fla. (ap) — on any given day at macdill air force base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the islamic state group. then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists’ propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining is ranks. […]






us military botches online fight against islamic state


tampa, fla. (ap) — on any given day at macdill air force base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the islamic state group. then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists’ propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining is ranks. at least that’s how […]






german police arrest tunisian suspected of plotting islamic state terrorist atta


police on wednesday arrested an asylum seeker from tunisia on suspicion of plotting an islamic state-linked terrorist attack in germany in a case that is drawing parallels with a deadly christmas market attack. the 36-year-old suspect was also wanted by tunisian authorities in connection with a...






syrian military a nces against islamic state


damascus, syria (ap) — syria’s military command says it is expanding operations against islamic state militants in aleppo province and has captured 250 square kilometers (100 square miles) from the extremist group. syrian government forces are maneuvering toward al-bab, risking a showdown with turkish troops and allied syrian forces who have been trying to capture […]






man convicted of helping college student join islamic state


new york (ap) — an arizona man has been convicted of charges accusing him of helping a new york city college student join the islamic state group in syria. the manhattan federal court jury returned the verdict monday in the case against ahmed mohammed el-gammal (ehl-gahm-ahl’). prosecutors say the 44-year-old suburban phoenix man helped 24-year-old […]






hard-line muslim leader named in indonesia defamation case


jakarta, indonesia (ap) — indonesian police say the leader of a hard-line islamic group behind m ive blasphemy protests last year is a suspect in a case alleging he defamed the state ideology. west java police spokesman yusri yunus said monday that police have sufficient evidence against islamic defenders front leader rizieq shihab, including video and […]






report: military did not distort intelligence reports on is


a defense department review concludes that senior leaders at the u.s. central command did not exaggerate the progress the u.s. was making in fighting islamic state militants.






ahok: indonesia's religious tolerance on trial?


jakarta's governor talks indonesian crossroads, between a multi-religious state or a nation ruled by islamic principles.






u.s. military botches online fight against islamic state


an ociated press investigation found the mana ent behind webops is beset with incompetence, cronyism and flawed data. several people with direct knowledge of the program say it's having little impact.






57-nation islamic body calls us travel ban a ‘grave concern’


dubai, united arab emirates (ap) — the world’s largest body of islamic nations said on monday that it has “grave concern” over u.s. president donald trump banning travelers from seven muslim-majority countries, warning such moves would only embolden extremists. the statement from the 57-nation organization of islamic cooperation marked the first official public criticism coming […]






petraeus says efforts to beat extremists online are lacking


the u.s. isn't doing enough to stop the islamic state group from using the internet to spread its propaganda and recruit new members, former cia director david petraeus told lawmakers wednesday.






report: military did not distort intelligence reports on is


a defense department review delivered to congress on tuesday concludes that senior leaders at the u.s. central command did not exaggerate the progress the u.s. was making in fighting islamic state militants, two u.s. officials said.






pentagon review finds no effort to 'rosy-up' is intelligence


an independent pentagon review concludes that intelligence about u.s. progress fighting the islamic state group wasn't falsified under president barack obama.






report: children held by kurdish forces allege torture


children detained by iraq's kurdistan regional government on suspicion that they have connections to the islamic state group are alleging they were tortured, according to a report from an international human rights group published sunday.






us: about 200 civilians mistakenly killed in iraq, syria


the u.s. military has concluded that 11 civilians were inadvertently killed in airstrikes in iraq and syria that targeted islamic state militants and equipment late last year.






tunisian is suspect arrested over attack plot in germany


a tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the islamic state group and building a network of supporters to carry out an attack in germany was arrested wednesday as authorities raided dozens of locations.






un resumes airdrops to besieged syrian city


the world food program has resumed food airdrops to besieged deir al-zour in eastern syria after the islamic state group renewed its ault on the city two weeks ago, the agency said tuesday.






shock and indifference to trump ban on mosul frontline


u.s. president donald trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens from iraq and six other muslim-majority countries from entering the united states was met with mixed reactions in mosul, where iraqi soldiers are working closely with a u.s.-led coalition in a tough fight the islamic state group.






shock and indifference to trump ban on mosul frontline


u.s. president donald trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens from iraq and six other muslim-majority countries from entering the united states was met with mixed reactions in mosul, where iraqi soldiers are working closely with a u.s.-led coalition in a tough fight against the islamic state group.






tunisian is suspect arrested over attack plot in germany


authorities have raided dozens of locations in western germany and arrested a tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the islamic state group and rounding up supporters to carry out an attack in germany.






jihadists mock trump travel ban, vow more attacks


supporters of islamic state mocked u.s. president donald trump’s decision to deny entry to citizens of seven muslim- majority countries, saying it would fail to stop attacks in the united states and help win new militant recruits instead. “your decision will do nothing. attacks will come...






tunisian is suspect arrested over attack plot in germany


a tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the islamic state group and building a network of supporters to carry out an attack in germany was arrested wednesday as authorities in western germany raided dozens of locations.






iraqis thought they had a special relationship with the united states. now they'


the news arrived in iraq like a thunderbolt. of the countries whose nationals president trump has temporarily barred from entering the united states, this close u.s. ally would have seemed the least likely to be targeted. baghdad is a front-line partner in the fight against islamic state. a major...






trump, putin discuss ‘mutually beneficial’ trade, security


president donald trump had an hourlong discussion urday with russian president vladimir putin — the first since trump umed office last week — raising questions over the fate of u.s. sanctions against moscow and whether the two will look to enhance military cooperation against the islamic state group.






trump, putin discuss “mutually beneficial” trade, security


washington (ap) — president donald trump had an hourlong discussion urday with russian president vladimir putin — the first since trump umed office last week — raising questions over the fate of u.s. sanctions against moscow and whether the two will look to enhance military cooperation against the islamic state group.






philippines: airstrikes killed 15 is group-linked militants


philippine airstrikes have killed 15 muslim militants linked to the islamic state group, including a suspected indonesian militant, while one of southeast asia's top terror suspects was seriously wounded in the country's south, the military chief said sunday.






texas mosque goes up in flames hours after white house announces muslim ban


police in victoria, texas are investigating a mysterious fire that burned down a mosque late friday night, reports ktrk. according to victoria fire marshal tom legler, he has asked for additional help from the state as part of his investigation of the torching of the  islamic center of victoria. fir...