Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday called on Iraq’s Sunnis to prepare for a “long guerrilla” war as Islamic State militants lost more land near their de facto capital Mosul.
The Pentagon has records for fewer than half of the firearms the United States dispensed to partner forces in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
My main takeaway from War Dogs—the funny, sardonic new flick from The Hangover and Old School’s Todd Phillips—is that the government should’ve kept feeding Halliburton no-bid contracts as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars raged.
Islamic State fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq.
Abu Omar al-Shishani, who the Pentagon described as Islamic State’s “minister of war,” was killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul, a news agency that supports the militant group said on Wednesday.
The Islamic State released a new propaganda video Tuesday featuring captured British journalist John Cantlie in the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, Iraq.
The Islamic State’s territorial losses in Iraq and Syria have been hailed by the Obama administration as evidence that the terror group is failing, but experts predict that the group will continue to instigate large-scale attacks in the Middle East and westward.