WAR-TORN. Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on August 7, 2016, as they comb the city in search of the last remaining jihadists, a day after they retook it from the Islamic State group. File photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP The retreat of ISIS from the city of Manbij marks the jihadists’ worst defeat yet at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces
BEIRUT, Lebanon (Aug. 14, 2016) — Islamic State group jihadists have released hundreds of civilians used as human shields while fleeing a crumbling stronghold in northern Syria, but the fate of others remained unknown on Saturday, August 13.
Continue reading ISIS frees hundreds of ‘human shields’ in Syria An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP The abductions come as Russian and Syrian jets pounded rebel positions in second city Aleppo
BEIRUT, Lebanon (Aug. 13, 2016) — Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters seized around 2,000 civilians to use as “human shields” Friday, August 13, as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said.
Continue reading ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in north Syria Image by Rappler.com ‘The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh (ISIS) organization were carried out today, causing heavy losses… in Sirte,’ prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj says
TRIPOLI, Libya (Aug. 2, 2016) — US warplanes Monday, August 1, carried out airstrikes on positions of the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte for the first time, the country’s unity government announced.
Continue reading US launches first anti-ISIS air raids in Libya’s Sirte Syrians walk amidst the rubble in search for survivors following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the Maysar neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AMC / ZEIN AL-RIFAI Russia, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad, announces the opening of humanitarian passages for civilians and surrendering fighters seeking to exit the city’s rebel-held eastern neighborhoods
ALEPPO, Syria (July 30, 2016) — Aid agencies urged Syria’s regime to end the siege of rebel-held east Aleppo as residents cowered indoors Friday, July 29, afraid to use what some described as “death corridors” to flee the city.
Continue reading Residents afraid to flee Aleppo through ‘death corridors’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a press conference in Berlin on July 28, 2016. Tobias Schwarz/AFP Merkel tells reporters that the assailants ‘wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need’
BERLIN, Germany (July 29, 2016) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, July 28, rebuffed calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees in the wake of a series of brutal attacks in the country.
Continue reading Defiant Merkel defends refugee stance after attacks Image by Rappler.com State television gives a toll of 44 dead and 140 injured in the bomb attack, which hit a western district of the city where several local Kurdish ministries are located
QAMISHLI, Syria (July 28, 2016) — A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday, July 27, in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.
Continue reading Massive ISIS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city DEADLY ATTACK. People collect the belongings of the victims at the scene of a suicide bomb attack that targeted a demonstration of Hazara minority in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 23, 2016. Photo by Jawad Jalali/EPA The attack represents a major escalation for the ISIS group, which so has largely been confined to the eastern province of Nangarhar
KABUL, Afghanistan (July 24, 2016) — Islamic State group jihadists (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday, July 23, that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in their first major attack in the Afghan capital.
Continue reading 80 dead as ISIS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest TERRORIST ATTACK. Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 14, 2016. Photo by Franck Fernandes/EPA Police say they have arrested 4 more people linked to suspect Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, as well as his estranged wife
NICE, France (July 16, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group claimed responsibility on Saturday, July 16, for the truck massacre in Nice which France said was “a new kind of attack,” as it faced hard questions over security failures.
Continue reading ISIS claims Nice massacre as France defends security MOURNING. People gather in front of the memorial set on the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ where the truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA President Francois Hollande says the country would observe 3 days of mourning as he warns the death toll could rise further, with more than 50 people fighting for their lives
NICE, France (July 16, 2016) — France on Saturday, July 16, began a period of national mourning for the 84 people who died after a “terrorist” drove his truck through a crowd in Nice as they watched Bastille Day fireworks.
Continue reading France mourns 84 dead in truck attack in Nice BLAST. Iraqis visit the site of a suicide truck bomb attack in Karada district in central Baghdad, Iraq, July 6, 2016. Photo by Ali Abbas/EPA Health Minister Adila Hamoud says the identities of 177 people killed in the bombing are still undetermined, while 115 bodies have been handed over to families
BAGHDAD, Iraq (July 7, 2016) — A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group killed 292 people, the health minister said on Thursday, July 7, raising the toll of what was already one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq.
Continue reading Death toll from Baghdad blast rises to 292