Syria

Report: Europol Details Islamic State Demand for More Female Jihadists

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Islamic State’s recruitment and use of women to support its extremist cause could pave the way for more front-line roles for women in jihadi groups in the future, the European Union’s police agency said in a report published Friday.

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U.N. Warns 70% of Explosives Remain Uncleared in Iraqi Islamic State Territory

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) warned on Sunday that roughly 70 percent of the land mines, improvised explosive devices, and other hazards created during the Islamic State’s occupation of Iraq remain undiscovered. UNMAS said these lurking hazards were a major impediment to displaced Iraqis returning to their homes.

This picture taken on March 24, 2019 shows a discarded landmine lying on the ground in the village of Baghouz in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border, a day after IS group's "caliphate" was declared defeated by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). (Photo by GIUSEPPE …

Report: Islamic State Terrorist Claims Jihadis Planned to Cross U.S.-Mexico Border

An Islamic State fighter captured in Syria described a plan by the intelligence wing of ISIS to sneak terrorists across the U.S.-Mexico border to attack financial targets and “cripple the U.S. economy,” according to a report published this week by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE).

Fighter of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk at a position in the village of Baghouz, near Syria's border with Iraq, in the eastern Deir Ezzor province on March 15, 2019 during the SDF's preparations to advance in the battle against the last pocket of Islamic State group (IS) …

Syria: Israeli Missiles Targeted Iran-Linked T4 Airbase

Syrian state media reported that Israel attacked the T-4 airbase near the northern city of Homs just after midnight Sunday, killing one soldier and wounding two others. A watchdog group said 5 people were killed.

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Report: Foreign Fighters Among 10 Dead in Israeli Airstrikes in Syria

TEL AVIV – Seven non-Syrian fighters were among the 10 killed in Israeli retaliatory strikes on several Iranian targets in Syria early Sunday morning in response to two rockets that were fired toward Israel the previous night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A picture taken early on January 21, 2019 shows Syrian air defence batteries responding to what the Syrian state media said were Israeli missiles targeting Damascus. - Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria today in response to rocket fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of …

IDF: Two Missiles Fired at Israeli Golan Heights from Syria

The Times of Israel reports: Two rockets were fired from Syria toward Israel’s Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights on Saturday night, the military said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Israel Defense Forces said it was

Israeli army says closed field hospital for Syrians

Report: Assad Drops Cluster Bombs on Hospital in Rebel Syrian Province

Sky News on Tuesday reported seeing “first-hand evidence that hospitals in Idlib are being targeted by Syrian regime forces who also appear to be using banned cluster bombs as they ratchet up their bombardment of the last rebel stronghold in the country.”

A picture taken on May 5, 2019 shows destruction at the entrance of a hospital in the village of Kafr Nabl, south of the jihadist-held Syrian province of Idlib. - Two hospitals in the Syrian province of Idlib, were put out of service by Russian air strikes according to the …

Ilhan Omar: U.S. Strategy in Syria Taking ‘Cues’ from Russia, Turkey, Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy to resolve the Syrian conflict is taking “cues” from Russia, Turkey, and Israel, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) argued during a House panel hearing Wednesday without acknowledging that the three countries stand on opposing sides of the more than eight-year-old war.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at the America Welcomes Event with a Statue Of Liberty Replica Shows Solidarity With Immigrants & Refugees at Union Station on May 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Democrat Lawmakers: Trump ‘Complicit’ with Russian Activities in Syria

Some Democratic lawmakers, during a House panel hearing on Wednesday, accused U.S. President Donald Trump of cooperating with Moscow in Syria after members of the same party repudiated the American commander-in-chief for targeting assets belonging to dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime, a Russian ally.

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Turkish Pro-Erdogan Editor: Saudis and UAE Are ‘Hitmen of the Crusaders’ Hired to Kill Iran

Pundit Ibrahim Karagul of Turkey’s Yeni Safak, whose column titles are often longer than entire editorials penned by more sedate writers, delivered a lively presentation of the Turkish ruling party’s view of the Iran crisis with his Friday broadside: “U.S. Won’t Attack Iran, It Will Start a New Arab-Persian War. Two Crown Princes, Two Countries: They Became Hitmen of the Crusaders. But the Big Trap Is Set Against Saudi Arabia.”

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Jihadists Bomb Christian School in Syria, Killing Four Children

Jihadists bombed the Syria Christian village of Al-Sekelbiya (Suqaylabiyah) Sunday, killing at least four children during a catechism lesson along with their teacher and leaving another six children injured, according to local media.

Wounded Syrian men who were evacuated from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the embattled city of Aleppo, sit in a Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulance upon their arrival in the opposition-controlled Khan al-Aassal region, west of the city, on December 15, 2016, which is the first stop on their trip, where humanitarian …

Ramadan Rage 2019: Jihadis Kill 165, Wound 145 In First Week

Islamic terrorists, mainly the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), carried out more than 30 attacks in over ten countries during the first week of the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, killing at least 166 people and injuring 155 others, a Breitbart News count shows.

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