Dec 5, 2015

Turkish soldiers 'training Iraqi troops' near Mosul

Several hundred Turkish soldiers have been deployed to provide training for Iraqi troops in an area near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which is under Islamic State control, a Turkish security source said Friday. Islamic State militants overran Mosul, a city of more ...

Dec 1, 2015

Elusive Iranian general denies rumors of his demise in Syria

The commander of foreign operations by Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has shrugged off reports of his death or injury in fighting in Syria, an Iranian news agency said Monday. Suggestions that Gen. Qassem Soleimani had been hurt or killed were widespread in recent weeks. ...

Nov 25, 2015

Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters: terrorism expert

Three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and 20 percent through family members, a terrorism expert said Tuesday. Scott Atran, co-founder of the Center for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University, said ...