Video horror suggests Islamic State is worried

| Nov 18, 2014

Video horror suggests Islamic State is worried

In its latest propaganda video, the Islamic State group tried to project unwavering confidence and unstoppable growth, in what some analysts saw as a reply to a string of setbacks. A 15-minute video released on Sunday shows the severed head of U.S. aid worker ...

Islamic State casualties mount in Kobani amid war of attrition

Nov 18, 2014

Islamic State casualties mount in Kobani amid war of attrition

Islamic State casualties in the Syrian city of Kobani are mounting in a war of attrition with Kurdish fighters, according to a rights monitor and analysts. More than 1,150 people, including at least 712 members of Islamic State, have been killed in clashes there ...

Nov 16, 2014

Iraq forces break jihadist siege of main oil refinery

Iraqi forces broke the Islamic State group’s months-long siege of the country’s largest oil refinery Saturday as America’s top officer flew in to discuss the expanding war against the jihadists. This new success for the government came a day after the recapture of nearby ...

Islamic State group to mint own coins

Nov 15, 2014

Islamic State group to mint own coins

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, has ordered the terrorist organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency — the Islamic dinar. A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying al-Baghdadi ...

Nov 14, 2014

Britain to seize jihadists' passports, prevent them returning home

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from British jihadists and stop them from returning from fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London’s no-fly lists. Some 500 radicalized Britons are estimated to ...

Dempsey raises specter of more U.S. troops in fight in Iraq

Nov 14, 2014

Dempsey raises specter of more U.S. troops in fight in Iraq

The top U.S. military leader told Congress Thursday that the United States would consider dispatching a modest number of American forces to fight with Iraqi troops as they engage in more complex missions in the campaign against Islamic State militants. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, ...