Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

Mar 29, 2015

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida’s branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy ...

Mar 27, 2015

Illinois National Guardsman, cousin accused of trying to aid Islamic State

An Illinois National Guard specialist and his cousin were arrested on federal charges that they conspired to aid Islamic State terrorists. Guardsman Hasan Edmonds, 22, was picked up Wednesday at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. Jonas Edmonds, 29, was apprehended at his Aurora, Illinois, home, ...

Mar 25, 2015

230 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving Australia

Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East including at least three teenage boys this month, officials said on Wednesday. Officials had previously announced that two Sydney-born brothers, aged 16 and 17, had been intercepted at Sydney ...

Nusra Front quietly rises in Syria as Islamic State targeted

| Mar 25, 2015

Nusra Front quietly rises in Syria as Islamic State targeted

The Nusra Front, Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, is consolidating power in territory stretching from the Turkish border to central and southern Syria, crushing moderate opponents and forcibly converting minorities using tactics akin to its ultraconservative rival, the Islamic State group. But while the Islamic State ...