The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in London that killed three people Wednesday.
Christians living in areas controlled by the Islamic State continue to be killed en masse by the radical Muslim group, threatening their existence in the region, according to a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers who are calling on the Trump administration to immediately take steps to end what they describe as genocide.
The U.S. military is considering a deployment of up to 1,000 additional troops into northern Syria to assist in the looming offensive to retake the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, defense officials told the Washington Post on Wednesday.
The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. Iraqi forces, supported by Americans, have reclaimed the eastern half of Mosul and are retaking the western one. Kurdish militias in Syria, also backed by the United States, are homing in on the ISIS capital of Raqqa. Word came this week that a contingent of Marines has been deployed in Syria to position heavy artillery for the fight ahead. “We expect that within a few weeks there will be a siege of the city,” a militia spokesman tells Reuters.
Iraqi forces are clearing the terrorists out of West Mosul ahead of schedule, and coalition forces fighting ISIS believe the Caliph has fled.
Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed gave some advice on how to fight the terror group ISIS.
A U.S. Army veteran was recently arrested on charges that he plotted a coordinated terrorist attack on behalf of the Islamic State against civilian targets and military installations in Kansas City.
The Islamic State has faced significant defeats in Africa over the past year, but political instability across the northern and western regions could offer a ripe breeding ground for the terrorist group to resurge, according to a new report.
The Pentagon may recommend that President Donald Trump deploy combat troops into Syria for the first time to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State, CNN reported on Wednesday.
American-led coalition forces fighting in Iraq and Syria have killed more than 60,000 Islamic State jihadists over the past two years, the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command announced Tuesday.