Multiple senior officials in recent days have said that the Iranian nuclear deal will help the Islamic Republic fund its global terrorist operations, including the financial backing of Hamas and other regional groups, according to a briefing by an Israeli intelligence group.
The Islamic State is reportedly using remote-controlled vehicles imported from Turkey similar to those pictured in versions of the “Call of Duty” computer game to launch bomb attacks on their opponents in Iraq and Syria.
Syrian rebels are claiming that Turkey tipped off members of the al Qaeda affiliate that kidnapped at least five U.S-backed Syrian opposition fighters late last month when they entered Syria after completing a Pentagon training program.
Frederic Hof, a former senior adviser on Syria for the Obama administration, assailed the president in a recent op-ed for failing to address the civil war in that country and for indirectly fueling recruitment for the Islamic State terrorist group.
JERUSALEM—In a succession of swift steps after being hit by two rockets fired onto its territory from Syria Thursday, Israel has signaled to the Iranian-backed organization allegedly behind the incident that it knows who is responsible and that “we’ll get you.”
Iranian forces were responsible for firing several rockets this week from Syria into northern Israel, according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
JERUSALEM—For the first time in years, rockets fired from across the border struck inside northern Israel Thursday. There were no casualties.
Islamic State militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the city of Palmyra, Syria, after which they hung his corpse on a column in the main square of the city, according to a Syrian official.
A Syrian rebel trained by the Pentagon to fight the Islamic State plans to fight forces aligned with Bashar al-Assad’s regime.