Jul 7, 2015

HSBC fires staff for mock Islamic State execution video

British bank HSBC fired six staff after they performed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. The bank described the video, showing staff members in balaclavas holding a fake knife over ...

Turkey military commanders huddle over Syria intervention: report

Jul 6, 2015

Turkey military commanders huddle over Syria intervention: report

The Turkish army has called a meeting of troop commanders stationed along its fortified border with Syria to discuss possible intervention in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Sunday. Turkey has boosted its military defenses on the volatile border over the past week, stationing ...

U.S.-led coalition pounds Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa

Jul 6, 2015

U.S.-led coalition pounds Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa

U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date. Islamic State said at least ...

Jul 3, 2015

Airstrike kills Islamic State coordinator in Syria: Pentagon

A senior Islamic State leader who coordinated suicide bombings and recruited funds and fighters for the jihadis has been killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. Tariq bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi was killed in the northern city of Shaddadi on ...