Tag: ISIL

Syria's Idlib province is largely controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a group led by Al-Qaeda's former affiliate, which ousted more moderate rebels in recent months

Al-Qaeda Capitalizes on Islamic State Collapse in Raqqa

Al-Qaeda in Syria, considered the global group’s most prominent branch, is capitalizing on the U.S.-led coalition’s significant gains towards annihilating the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), urging jihadists from its collapsing competitor to defect and join its resurgent ranks as it continues to grow stronger.

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Georgia, Oct. 5, 2017, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Delware. Wright, 29, was one of four U.S. troops and four Niger forces killed in an ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists.

Pentagon: Islamic States Kills 4 U.S. Troops, Wounds 2 in Niger

Suspected Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists have reportedly carried out a sort of drive-by shooting assault early this month in Niger, killing four American troops and injuring two others in an attack that marks the first American combat casualties in the country, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

U.S. Has Bombed More Afghan Jihadists in 2017 Than Any Year Since 2012

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has intensified the American air war against the resilient Taliban and growing Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan, dropping 3,328 bombs on the jihadists so far in 2017, more than during any other full year since 2012, military figures reveal.