A suicide car bomb struck near the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, northern Iraq on Friday afternoon killing three people and wounding eight others. One of the wounded included an American woman, reported Rudaw News. The incident occurred at 5:40pm in the district of Ankawa, which is a predominately Christian area and a popular place for Westerners.
As the debate heats up between Congress and the Administration over new Iran sanctions and Houthi rebels take over Yemen’s government while the U.S. continues to battle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – there needs to be a different focus for a solution in the war against terrorism; and that could be a “Persian Spring."
A suicide bomber killed 26 Egyptian soldiers on Friday, wounding 25 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an army checkpoint near El-Arish. Egypt has seen an increase of terrorist attacks in the last couple
On Sunday, seven Egyptian soldiers were killed and four wounded by a roadside bomb in the restive Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian military has been battling a jihadist insurgency since the removal of former Islamist President Morsi, killing hundreds of police
The Egyptian Army arrested the leader of the U.S. designated terrorist organization Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis on Friday in North Sinai, reported Ahram Arabic news. Walid Attalah is suspected of orchestrating the RPG attack in North Sinai last Thursday that killed three Egyptian policemen
Heavy fighting between Islamists and opponents led by renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar erupted in Benghazi, Libya on Wednesday after the general and his forces went on the offensive against Islamist militias to recapture the city. Tuesday night, during a pre-recorded televised
During a recent interview with the Russian news organization Rossiya Segodnya, Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab stated that Egypt could take the lead in the fight against terrorism. “Today’s terrorism is an artificially created product which has no borders and
Six Egyptian police officers were killed by a roadside bomb near the border town of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula Tuesday morning. According to ABC News, the Egyptian Interior Ministry and a security official said the attackers hid the bomb
ERBIL, Iraq– During a visit to the front lines with the Kurdish military forces, Breitbart News witnessed firsthand the lack of modern weapons and equipment the Kurdish forces are using to defeat the Islamic State. For example, at a furthest
DOHUK, Iraq– Reports from eyewitnesses here in Northern Iraq spoke to Breitbart News about how the terrorist group the Islamic State is using Yazidi hostages as human shields to protect themselves against U.S. airstrikes – using the same strategy as Hamas
CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian court on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, preventing its participation in the parliamentary elections. The Muslim Brotherhood itself was banned in Egypt after the organization unleashed
President Obama authorized limited airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq after months of Christians and other minorities crying out for help from the International community. The threat of ISIS is not only a threat in Iraq– it is a direct threat
CAIRO, Egypt– Last Thursday, during a press briefing in Washington, DC, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf accused Egypt of using military weapons “against their own people.” Badr Abdel-Atti, spokesman for Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, fired back, describing the comments as “sheer
CAIRO, Egypt– Yesterday Hamas violated a ceasefire brokered by Secretary Kerry and the UN 90 minutes after it began. A Hamas suicide bomber killed 2 Israeli soldiers and kidnapped IDF soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23 years old. Israel responded by escalating attacks against Hamas in Gaza, targeting
One Mile From the Gaza Border, ISRAEL– Shai Hermesh lives on a Kubutz in Israel a mile away from the Gaza border. He has lived on the Kubutz for over 50 years, the Kubutz was founded in 1956. Sitting in
GAZA BORDER, Israel– The demilitarization of Hamas is the only solution in the Israel Hamas conflict. This is the clear message here in Israel. This conflict is different than previous conflicts. “It will be ceasefire after ceasefire if you don’t
ERBIL, Iraq – The last Christian reportedly left Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul at 12:00pm on Saturday, ending over 6,000 years of Assyrian history in the city. Assyrians have lived in Mosul for over 6,000 years, converting to Christianity over 2,000 years
CAIRO–Egyptians went to the polls Monday and Tuesday to cast their vote in presidential elections. Egyptians went to the polls with enthusiasm, singing and dancing in celebration for the opportunity to elect the next leader of Egypt. They drove through
On a recent trip to Egypt with a delegation of national security experts and journalists we had the opportunity to meet with senior-level Egyptian security officials, as well as several members of the country’s various religious and civil society movements.
As Egyptians went to the polls this week to vote on a constitutional referendum, Western media organizations were busy interviewing Western analysts about Western concerns for Egypt’s future. In stark contrast to that grim analysis provided by people who don’t
The recent decision of the Obama Administration to unilaterally withhold military aid and support without consulting Congress sends the message the United States is on the side of terrorists, instead of with those who are fighting terrorism. Instead of condemning