Mar 4, 2015

Emwazi's father says there is no proof his son is 'Jihadi John'

The father of “Jihadi John” said in an interview published Wednesday that there is no proof that his son is the Islamic State executioner, adding that there are a number of “false rumors” circulating. “There is nothing that proves what is being circulated in ...

Mar 4, 2015

British former marine reported killed in Syria

A former Royal Marine has become the first British fighter to be killed battling with Kurdish forces against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier told reporters a European citizen had been killed fighting ...

Mar 3, 2015

Tapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about U.K. scrutiny

Audio tapes have surfaced in which a man identified as “Jihadi John” complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services. The tapes contained a man identified as Mohammed Emwazi describing to the Muslim advocacy group CAGE his encounters with British agents in 2009. They were ...

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

Mar 3, 2015

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq’s biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants. Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, who ...

Mar 3, 2015

Watchdog: Two Syrian chemical weapons facilities destroyed

The global chemical weapons watchdog said in a new report that it has destroyed two Syrian chemical weapons facilities and expects the destruction of all 12 facilities to be completed this summer. Ahmet Uzumcu, head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, ...

Major offensive under way in Iraq to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Mar 2, 2015

Major offensive under way in Iraq to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadist positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group’s main strongholds. “Security forces are advancing on three main fronts towards Tikrit, Ad-Dawr ...