Tag: Islamic State

Captagon, whose trade has flourished in the chaos of the Syrian war, is an amphetamine-type stimulant often referred to as the "jihadist" drug

U.S.-Backed Fighters Seize $1.4 Million in ‘Jihadist Drug’ from Islamic State in Syria

Syrian rebels, backed by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), at the end of last month captured a $1.4 million cache of narcotics owned by the terrorist group, including more than 300,000 highly-addictive amphetamine-based Captagon pills known as the “jihadists’ drug,” the alliance announced this week.

In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah gestures during a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to …

Iran-Backed Hezbollah Chief Vows to Remain in Syria

Lebanon’s Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah will remain in Syria as long as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wants it there, the group’s leader said on Friday, defying renewed US and Israeli pressure to force Tehran and its allies to quit the country.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu inspect a military parade during a visit to a Russian air base in Hmeimim

Monitor: Islamic State Killed 55 Assad Fighters After Russia Failed to Help

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) recently launched a “violent attack” in Syria that killed at least 55 pro-regime troops amid friction between dictator Bashar al-Assad’s allies Russia and Iran that apparently contributed to the regime’s losses, a monitor group suggested Wednesday.

A classification change in Canada would subject the pain killer drug tramadol to tighter controls and enhanced reporting.

Opioid Addiction Surging in Nigeria Among Boko Haram Jihadists

Tramadol, the cheap opioid painkiller, is reportedly fueling widespread addiction in Nigeria and promoting the terrorist campaign at the hands of Boko Haram militants, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week.

MP-elect Ahmed Ali Hussein speaks on Rudaw's Iro program about Shiite politics in Iraq and US sanctions against Iran on May 28, 2018. Photo: Rudaw TV

Iraqi Shiite Militia Leader: ‘I Take Pride’ in Being Added to U.S. Terror List

In an interview with the Kurdish Rudaw news service published on Thursday, Shiite militia member Ahmed Ali Hussein declared that his group was proud to be added to America’s list of terrorist organizations. He also worried that fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran would cut off Tehran’s financial support for his organization.