War on Terror

Report details where ISIS gets its weapons

Report details where ISIS gets its weapons

By Jamie Crawford Washington (CNN)The majority of weapons used by ISIS since 2014 originated in China, Russia and Eastern Europe, according to a new report from a Belgian research group that studied the issue. Conflict Armament Research deployed a team of field investigators across ISIS frontline positions in both Iraq and Syria between July 2014 […]

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

LONDON — Some weapons bought by the U.S. military in 2015 ended up in the hands of Islamic State fighters within two months, according to a report released Thursday. The findings, by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an independent arms-tracking organization, are based on three years of meticulous documentation of weapons recovered from ISIS on the battlefields of […]

German soldier charged with planning to kill top politicians in fake Islamist attacks

German soldier charged with planning to kill top politicians in fake Islamist attacks

A “right-wing nationalist” German soldier has been presented with new charges of plotting to carry out false flag attacks that would result in retribution against immigrants, after an earlier case against him was thrown out of court. Federal prosecutors have charged 28-year-old former lieutenant Franco Hans A., who was arrested in April, and two of […]

ISIS massacres civilians while preventing them from fleeing Mosul

ISIS massacres civilians while preventing them from fleeing Mosul

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said civilians in the Zanjili neighborhood in Mosul are living tragic circumstances as they are getting killed by ISIS while attempting to flee the group’s strongholds. “ISIS is preventing civilians from fleeing. If they receive any information that someone is trying to escape or if they capture anyone while […]

Deadly US air strike in Syria hit peaceful mosque

Deadly US air strike in Syria hit peaceful mosque

US forces failed to take necessary precautions before launching a lethal drone strike in northern Syria last month that hit a mosque full of worshipers, three separate investigations have revealed. Research by Human Rights Watch (HRW), London-based Forensic Architecture and open-source investigative unit Bellingcat reveal that US air strikes hit a western Aleppo mosque on March […]

Russia tested over 160 new weapons in Syrian operation – defense minister

Russia tested over 160 new weapons in Syrian operation – defense minister

While the primary goal of Russia’s military operation in Syria is to prevent the disintegration of the country, it has also provided a chance to field-test 162 advanced Russian weapons, Russia’s defense minister reported. “During the operation in Syria, 162 advanced and upgraded weapons have been tested in combat. They have proven to be highly […]