An Islamic State recruitment document deemed likely authentic by multiple U.S. intelligence officials suggests that IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) has designs to build a terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan and cause a war in India to incite an “end of the world.”
The United States and Turkey have crafted a plan to rid a 60-mile-long zone along the Syrian-Turkish border of Islamic State terrorists, an ambitious plan that would result in heavy reliance on Syrian opposition fighters who are generally more concerned with crippling Bashar al-Assad’s regime than with toppling IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.
One year after the Obama administration celebrated the removal of chemical weapons from Syria, U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that Bashar al-Assad’s regime did not relinquish all of its chemical weapons.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas) on Wednesday called for the White House to set up a multinational coalition to oust Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from power in an attempt to strip the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) of its safe-haven.
More than 800 individuals from Syria were granted asylum in 2013, the highest number since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began tracking such data, and 1,449 have been granted asylum since 2004, according to figures recorded by the federal government.
JERUSALEM—Although Israel has repeatedly declared its determination not to get sucked into the civil war raging across the border with Syria, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon admitted Monday that the country was in fact doing more than just cheering on the good guys.
U.S. intelligence agencies are concerned that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad might still harbor some chemical weapons and could use them in an attempt to prevent his ouster, the Wall Street Journal reports.