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Operations Against Islamic State Spotlight Competing U.S. Priorities

A disparate collection of forces have launched two separate offensives against Islamic State, solidifying a de-facto alliance between longtime opponents Iran and the U.S. to drive the group from the last remaining territory it holds......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 20th, 2017

U.S. Airstrikes Target Islamic State in Somalia

The U.S. military conducted a series of airstrikes against Islamic State in Somalia, military officials said, marking an expansion of American operations against extremists in that country......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 3rd, 2017

Italy seizes 24 million synthetic-opiate pills ISIS planned to use to finance its operations

AP ROME (Reuters) - Italy seized more than 24 million tablets of a synthetic opiate that Islamic State militants planned to sell to finance attacks around the world, .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 3rd, 2017

Iraq Halts Military Operations Against Kurdish Fighters

Iraq’s prime minister ordered his forces to halt an advance against Kurdish fighters after clashes between the two U.S. allies in the war against Islamic State raised fears of a new conflict in the north of the country......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 27th, 2017

86 Islamic State insurgents killed in airstrikes by Afghan forces

Security forces carried out 41 airstrikes and 33 ground operations against ISIS in a single day.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardAug 19th, 2017

ISIS operatives allegedly used eBay to fund terror operations

Reuters via Radio Free Europe/Radio LibertyOperatives working for the self-proclaimed Islamic State allegedly used .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 11th, 2017

U.S. Forces Back Philippine Troops Against Islamic State-Linked Militants

U.S. Special Operations Forces are providing support for Philippine fighters battling a militant group connected to ISIS in the southern town of Marawi, where fierce fighting has left at least 217 people dead......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 10th, 2017

France Issues Warning to Islamic State Recruits

A French government spokesman said fighters who travel overseas to join Islamic State are taking risks, as he responded to a question regarding a Wall Street Journal article on secret French operations to kill French jihadists......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 31st, 2017

Islamic State to Muslims in Egypt: Stay away from Christians, army, police

We do not accept that one of you is hurt in the operations against these apostates: ISIS to Muslims.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 6th, 2017

Top ISIS leader suspected to be dead after battle that killed two US soldiers in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two US special operations forces soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 29th, 2017

A giant cement firm may have unwittingly funded Islamic State

KEEPING cool in the heat of war is not easy. That might help explain why LafargeHolcim, a French-Swiss cement-maker, blundered so badly while running operations in S.....»»

Category: topSource: economistApr 27th, 2017

U.S. Special Forces Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The unidentified troop was killed in Nangarhar Province, conducting operations against the Islamic State militant group......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 8th, 2017

Syria at War: Turkey"s New Military Operations Will Target ISIS, Kurds across the Border

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "Operation Euphrates Shield" was over, but Ankara had "good surprises" in store for the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants in Syria and Turkey......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 4th, 2017

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Club Attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly New Year’s attack in Istanbul, claiming the operation had targeted Turkey in retaliation for its military operations against the group in Syria......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 2nd, 2017

Terrorism Cases More Than Doubled in Indonesia in 2016

Arrests and deaths of suspected terrorists in Indonesia more than doubled in 2016, a rise that police tied to Islamic State spreading its operations globally as it came under pressure in Syria and Iraq......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 28th, 2016

Assad"s Choice: Fight Rebels but Give Way to ISIS

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad showed his priorities by fighting moderate Sunni rebels in Aleppo rather than Islamic State extremists in Palmyra......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 15th, 2016

Syria war: At least 50,000 Islamic State jihadists killed in Iraq: US

The coalition tally of civilians killed in the operations is 173 - though critics say the real figure is far higher.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 8th, 2016

ISIS is using wooden tanks and bearded mannequins to try and trick US warplanes over Mosul

Thomson ReutersBAWIZA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State is using wooden replicas of tanks and Humvees in a bid to subvert an air campaign by the U.S.-led military coalition supporting Iraqi forces in the Mosul operations, even using bearded mannequins to si.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 14th, 2016

Iraqi Forces Hold Mosul Advance Because of Poor Weather

Iraqi special forces were holding their positions along Mosul’s eastern outskirts on Wednesday as poor weather hampered visibility in operations to rout Islamic State fighters from the country’s second-largest city......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 2nd, 2016

US GENERAL: Hundreds of ISIS fighters have been killed in the operation to recapture Mosul

REUTERS/Alaa Al-MarjaniBaghdad (AFP) - A US general told AFP on Thursday that between 800 and 900 Islamic State group fighters have been killed since the Iraqi-led operation to recapture Mosul from the jihadists began. "Just in the operations over the las.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 27th, 2016

UK defense minister hopes for Raqa offensive against ISIS in next few weeks

© Welayat Raqa/AFP/File -Brussels (AFP) - British Defense Minister Michael Fallon on Wednesday said he hoped operations will begin shortly against the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa in eastern Syria as anti-ISIS forces close in on its Iraqi bastion of .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 26th, 2016