War on Terror

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 […]

Islam is ‘not strongest factor’ behind foreign fighters joining extremist groups in Syria and Iraq

Islam is ‘not strongest factor’ behind foreign fighters joining extremist groups in Syria and Iraq

Religion is not the strongest driving force behind thousands of foreign fighters joining Isis and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, a report by US military researchers has found. A new study by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point revealed that the vast majority of almost 1,200 militants surveyed had no formal […]

Man in a bulletproof BMW saves 70 people from ISIS snipers

Man in a bulletproof BMW saves 70 people from ISIS snipers

When Ako Abdulrahman came under attack from ISIS militants advancing around the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, he realized he needed protection. The Kurdish Peshmerga fighter decided to invest in an armored car, but he had little clue the vehicle would end up saving the lives of dozens of people. After shopping around, he settled on […]

US military: Air strike may have killed Iraqi soldiers

US military: Air strike may have killed Iraqi soldiers

An air strike by the US-led coalition countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group may have led to the death of Iraqi soldiers, the US military said in a statement. After acting on information from Iraqi security forces on the ground near Fallujah, coalition forces conducted several air strikes against ISIL […]