A Canadian sniper in Iraq took out an ISIS terrorist from more than 2 miles away, Canadian Armed Forces confirmed on Thursday.
The mosque in Mosul, Iraq where Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate is believed to be destroyed.
American-led coalition forces have severely degraded the Islamic State’s weapons capabilities in West Mosul, leaving the terrorist group reliant on small arms and human shields to conduct counterattacks, a senior U.S. general operating in Mosul said Wednesday.
Reps. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) and Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) joined together Wednesday to push for greater aid to those in the Middle East who have been victimized by the Islamic State and other groups perpetrating violence against civilians.
Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region has called a referendum on independence to be held on Sept. 25, an official said on Wednesday, moving ahead with a plan for full statehood that is likely to be opposed by Baghdad.
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday it had launched a battle to capture Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital, piling pressure on the jihadists whose self-declared caliphate is in retreat across Syria and Iraq.
Human rights activists and Catholic leaders are urging President Trump to fulfill his promise to help protect Christians, Yazidis, and other persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East by changing the way U.S. relief funds are distributed on the ground.
The U.S.-led coalition has launched significantly more airstrikes against the Islamic State this year, increasing the number of bombs dropped on the terrorist group by about 50 percent.
Three Islamic State fighters were killed and five more were injured Sunday by an ambush of stampeding wild boars in northern Iraq, according to local leaders.