Jul 23, 2016

U.N. says Islamic State was behind 393 attacks during Ramadan

The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says the Islamic State group committed or indirectly inspired at least 393 attacks in 16 countries during the month of Ramadan. The executive director of the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Jean-Paul Laborde, said Friday that despite having its ...

Allies finalize plans to defeat Islamic State

Jul 21, 2016

Allies finalize plans to defeat Islamic State

The United States gathered its allies in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group Wednesday and agreed on a plan to corner the jihadis in their final bastions. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters that an accelerated military effort would soon see the ...

Jul 13, 2016

Dutch woman, kids flee Islamic State-held Mosul 'hell'

A Dutch woman has surrendered to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in northern Iraq, saying she had been trying to escape the “hell” she was living in “all the time.” Laura Angela Hansen told Kurdistan 24 television that her ...

Attorneys confirm Chelsea Manning attempted suicide

Jul 12, 2016

Attorneys confirm Chelsea Manning attempted suicide

Attorneys for the soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said Monday her hospitalization last week was due to an attempted suicide. Chelsea Manning’s attorneys, in an email to media outlets, did not disclose details about the attempt ...

Carter says U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul

Jul 11, 2016

Carter says U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul

U.S. and coalition forces will use the newly retaken air base in Qayara as a staging hub, as Iraqi security forces move forward in the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday as he arrived in ...

Jul 8, 2016

Baghdad blast toll climbs to 292; many victims burned alive

A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 292 people, according to a new toll issued Thursday, many of whom were trapped in blazing buildings and burned alive. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden minibus in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood early on Sunday, ...