Joey Mahonchak

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The rise of ISIS has radically changed international law

Since then, ISIS has emerged as one of the most wealthy, powerful and dangerous terrorist organizations that ever existed.<p>ISIS now possesses more than US$2 billion in stolen cash, thousands of captured tanks and bombs, as well as lucrative oil wells and refineries in the large parts of Syria and …

Isis launches deadly attack on Libyan oil towns

Two soldiers killed in al-Sidra and 420,000-barrel fuel tank in Ras Lanouf catches fire as militants attempt to seize control of key oil terminals<p>Islamic State militants launched attacks near oil facilities in northern Libya on Monday but were pushed back, an army official has said.<p>The jihadis …

Farook took out debt consolidation loan to support San Bernardino massacre: source

San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook took out a debt consolidation loan two weeks before he and his wife opened fire at a holiday party, killing 14, and used the money to support the operation, according to a source familiar with the transactions.<p>Farook went to the online, peer-to-peer loan site …

Airstrikes have become routine for people in Raqqa, says activist

Islamic State,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,World news,UK news,Politics,Foreign policy,The Guardian,News<p>Residents in Syrian city are said to believe coalition wants to weaken not destroy Isis as MPs prepare to vote on extending air campaign

The US is moving jets intended for air-to-air combat to Syria — and Russia might be why

Now, in the latest sign of growing tensions between the US and Russia in Syria, the US is sending planes equipped only with air-to-air weaponry to the region, David Axe reports for The Daily Beast. As Axe notes, Russia's the only potential US adversary in Syria with its own combat aircraft.<p>The …