Turkey is determined to keep Syrian Kurds from statehood in the aftermath of victories against Islamic State, highlighting just how different Turkish and U.S. regional aims really are. According to some Turkish media reports, the government is planning a military intervention to establish a buffer zone in northern Syria, supporting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement the country ”will never allow” a Kurdish […]
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The Islamic State is training young boys to fight jihad inside a massive metal cage, according to a video released by the terror group. Small groups of young boys are shown fistfighting inside the barrier, dressed in matching grey outfits and black masks. One pulls out a weapon and aims it at another boy, apparently part of a training exercise. An older militant, […]
Since the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul last June, jihadis have not only imposed strict laws — like cutting off hands for smoking cigarettes — but installed and administered to basic public services. “Mosul is now cleaner. The IS group wants to be seen as an administration capable of looking after the city and a […]
The leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the group confirmed in a video statement. Nasir al-Wahishi was the head of AQAP, the Yemen affiliate of al-Qaida. Wahishi was second-in-command for the broader al-Qaida terror network. The targeted killing was “the harshest blow to the global militant network since the killing of Osama bin Laden,” reports The […]