Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Jun 24, 2015

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa. The capture of Ein Issa came just hours ...

Global terrorist attacks spiked 35% in 2014: U.S.

Jun 20, 2015

Global terrorist attacks spiked 35% in 2014: U.S.

Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. The attacks — largely by the Islamic State group and Boko Haram — raised the number of terrorist acts ...

Islamic State's Iraq  propaganda blitz takes to widescreen TV

Jun 15, 2015

Islamic State's Iraq propaganda blitz takes to widescreen TV

Islamic State militants have set up giant television screens in the Iraqi city of Ramadi and are using them to proclaim that they will seize more Iraqi territory after capturing the provincial capital last month, residents said. Efforts by the Sh’ite Muslim-led government and ...

Islamic State marks Mosul capture by airing 'anniversary documentary'

Jun 12, 2015

Islamic State marks Mosul capture by airing 'anniversary documentary'

The Islamic State group Thursday released a propaganda documentary marking a year since it captured Mosul and recounting its surprise at how easily it took over Iraq’s second city. The film glamorizes the founding moment of the “caliphate” Islamic State proclaimed less than three ...

Japan trounces Iraq in friendly

Jun 11, 2015

Japan trounces Iraq in friendly

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Japan warmed up for the start of its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a ruthless 4-0 win over Iraq in a friendly on Thursday night. Keisuke Honda and Tomoaki Makino put Japan two goals ahead within the opening 10 minutes at Nissan Stadium, ...

Suicide attacks targeting Iraqi police kill 18

Jun 11, 2015

Suicide attacks targeting Iraqi police kill 18

Two suicide car bombings targeting police in Iraq killed 18 people Wednesday amid the country’s war against the Islamic State group, authorities said. Police said the first attack took place when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into the checkpoint in Baghdad’s northern ...