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Islamic State mouthpiece al-Adnani 'martyred' in Syria

Aug 31, 2016

Islamic State mouthpiece al-Adnani 'martyred' in Syria

The Islamic State group said Tuesday that its spokesman and senior commander has been killed while overseeing military operations in northern Syria, and threatened to avenge his death. The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Abu Muhammed al-Adnani was “martyred while surveying the operations to ...

Aug 30, 2016

Iraqi militias recruiting children ahead of Mosul push

An International human rights group says Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul. Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, citing testimony from witnesses and relatives, that two tribal militias in the ...

Aug 30, 2016

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam for five days

A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word “scapegoat” when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on the lam in California for several days. The nearly 1-ton horse named Budweiser, who goes by “Buddy,” was safely wrangled back into ...