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Video Shows U.S. Launching First Airstrikes On ISIS Oil Trucks

The attack marked the first time American warplanes have carried out strikes on fuel trucks used by the terror group.<p>Coalition forces on Wednesday released video of U.S. airstrikes that destroyed 116 ISIS fuel tanker trucks on the Iraq-Syria border. The attack marked the first time American …

Kurdish intelligence chief: ISIS can be beaten in weeks

Speaking near the Sinjar front, a northern Iraqi town where Kurdish forces drove ISIS out last week, intelligence chief Masrour Barzani told the <i>BBC</i> that it was important to militarily defeat ISIS.<p>"Once they lose territory, there is no area for jihadist around the world to come to and they will lose …

Middle East

An ISIS defector revealed the spying methods that helped build the 'Islamic State'

ISIS relies on sowing fear and committing brutal acts of violence in order to maintain its territorial control. The group's brutality also has a propaganda value, and helps attract foreign recruits.<p>But the defector, who goes by the pseudonym Abu Khaled and was a member of the militant group's …

Free Syrian Army

Refugee nationalities screened at borders: witnesses

Some Balkan countries are screening refugees at borders, allowing those who can prove they are fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan to travel on, but turning back some from Africa and Asia, witnesses said.<p>The overnight move, which prioritised refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and …

North Africa

Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud dead

<b>Paris, France (CNN) —</b> The ringleader behind the Paris attacks is dead, killed during a dramatic raid that shook a neighborhood and collapsed an entire floor of an apartment building. But French authorities say their work is far from finished.<p>Six days after a coordinated string of shootings and …

European Union

Haiti: 5 years, 54 seconds later - Photographs by Marco Gualazzini | LensCulture

On January 12, 2010 Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, was flattened by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. The wave of untold destruction lasted for 54 never-ending seconds, the ramifications are still being felt today. First, the numbers: the disaster killed a shocking 220,000 people. An additional …

Heroism

Latest World, US & Local News

Andrew Spear / The New York Times via Redux Pictures<p>White House promises federal aid to train armed teachers<p>White House<p>advertisement<p>Chip Somodevilla …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was married to the late Nelson Mandela, has died …

South Africa

Former ISIS member explains why he left terror group

<i>A former member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has given CBS News a detailed look at what life is like under the terror group's reign.</i> …

A new kind of terrorist

<i>The following is a script from "A New Kind of Terrorist" which aired on Feb. 15, 2015. Clarissa Ward is the correspondent. Randall Joyce, …

Religion's week from hell

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you believe that religious violence is fueled by faith or is a symptom of larger factors -- political instability, poverty, cultural chaos -- one thing seems clear: Last week was hellish for religion.<p>Across several continents, including North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, scores …

Terrorism

Obama: Don't grant terrorists legitimacy by labeling them Islamic

President Obama offered an extended defense of his approach to countering violent extremism on Wednesday, saying those who have criticized his …

Who's doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been more than six months since the United States first sent warplanes to conduct airstrikes against the militant group ISIS, and four months since the formation of an international coalition to help fight the terror group.<p>Since then, warplanes from Western and regional members of the …

What terrorists are really angry about

<b>(CNN) —</b> We will not know for some time exactly why three men who were arrested on Wednesday in the United States wanted to join ISIS in Syria.<p>But what we do know is that it has become common, even routine, to argue that there exists a process by which potential terrorists become "radicalized." The …

Foreign Policy

Why ISIS Looks Very Different Today Than A Month Ago

The Islamic State's claim of responsibility for a trio of major attacks, including the assault on Paris, has led to a rapid reassessment of the extremist group and its aspirations.<p>Until a couple of weeks ago, ISIS appeared focused on building its self-declared caliphate, or Islamic empire, in its …

Middle East

ISIS publishes photo of what it says is bomb that downed Russian plane

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new issue of ISIS' online magazine Dabiq contains what it claims is a picture of the bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month.<p>The photograph shows a soft drink can and two components that appear to be a detonator and a switch, explosives …

Airplanes

Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Beijing has vowed to bring ISIS to justice after the group said it had executed two hostages, a Chinese and a Norwegian.<p>ISIS said it had killed the two men, identified as Chinese national Fan Jinghui and Norwegian citizen Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad in its English-language online …

Islamic State (ISIS)

U.S.-led air strikes target more Islamic State oil facilities | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led military coalition on Monday staged 23 air strikes targeting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, including oil facilities used by the militant group, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said.<p>In a statement released on Tuesday, the task force said …

Middle East

West Should Make Peace With Assad to Defeat ISIS, Says Ex-Army Chief

The U.K.’s former army chief David Richards says opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should cease their fire against him to concentrate on …

Middle East

IS attacks claim more than 800 lives abroad this year

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has dramatically expanded its theatre of operations from its hub in Syria and Iraq, executing or inspiring a series of attacks across three continents that claimed more than 800 lives this year.<p>The mayhem created by those attacks — including the downing of a …

Extremism

IS releases photo of bomb it says downed Russian jetliner

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group on Wednesday released a photo of a bomb hidden in a soft drink can that it said had brought down a Russian passenger jet over Egypt last month, and it also announced it had killed hostages from Norway and China.<p>The disclosure of the new violence by the militants …

Middle East

ISIL publishes video to "celebrate" Paris attacks as France continues airstrikes

ISIL Islamist militants have posted a video appearing to celebrate last week’s Paris attacks.<p>The images were released by Furat Media, which according to the Site Intel monitoring group, is a media affiliate of ISIL. They showed three purported French ISIL fighters answering questions about the …

IS militants dig in, anticipating assault on Syria's Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants are stiffening their defenses for a possible assault on their de facto capital of Raqqa, as international airstrikes intensify on the Syrian city in retaliation for the Paris attacks. IS fighters are hiding in civilian neighborhoods and preventing anyone from …

Middle East

Russia bombards Raqqa, ISIS headquarters in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. defense official says Russia has conducted a "significant number of strikes" in Raqqa in northern Syria in the past several hours. The terrorist group ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for downing a plane bound for Russia in Sinai, Egypt, last month, has made its Syrian …

Middle East

ISIS Magazine Details Attacks, Expansion Into New Countries

Even as ISIS was plotting major terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East in recent months, it was also displaying a voracious appetite for conventional military conquests, an expansion into other countries such as Bangladesh — and a reliance on new techniques like targeted assassinations.<p>The …

Extremism

Russia submits UN Security Council resolution on fighting 'Islamic State'

Russia has submitted to the UN a revised version of a resolution on fighting the Islamic State. France is planning to submit its own resolution, as …

Russia

IS releases photo of bomb it says downed Russian jetliner

Wednesday's disclosure of the new violence by the militants came as Russian and French warplanes continued their stepped-up airstrikes against IS targets in Syria. The attacks on civilians in Paris and aboard the Russian jetliner and the killings of hostages have galvanized international …

Middle East

Stalemate in US-led air war as IS militants' ambitions grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell another.<p>Fighter jets, bombers, attack planes and drones are dropping an average of 2,228 bombs per month on targets ranging from training camps …

Middle East

Telegram blocked 78 ISIS messaging channels this week

As details emerged after ISIS' coordinated, deadly attacks on Paris and Beirut last week, one name stood out in conversations about communications channels: Telegram. ISIS operatives use Telegram and other encrypted messaging services to communicate -- a fact that was apparently news to Telegram. …