May 30, 2015

Syrian Christian beheads jihadi in revenge killing

A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group militant to avenge people “executed” by the jihadis in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where the ...

Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

| May 30, 2015

Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

The Islamic State group’s monstrous truck bombs — easy to make, hard to stop and capable of destroying a city block — are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadis used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way ...

Islamic State slays 20 before crowd in Palmyra Roman theater

May 28, 2015

Islamic State slays 20 before crowd in Palmyra Roman theater

The Islamic State group “executed” 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theater of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the jihadis claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their caliphate last year, ...

Jihadis get paid honeymoon in 'New York' of Islamic State

May 27, 2015

Jihadis get paid honeymoon in 'New York' of Islamic State

The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria’s war. In the capital of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting ...

U.S. defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises questions

May 25, 2015

U.S. defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises questions

The Islamic State group’s takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration’s strategy to defeat the extremist group. The Islamic State group, which had already seized a strategically ...

May 25, 2015

Turkey agrees on 'deal' with U.S. for air support of Syrian rebels

The United States and Turkey have agreed “in principle” to give air support to some forces from Syria’s mainstream opposition, Turkey’s foreign minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict. There was no immediate comment from ...