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Defense Secretary James Mattis: US Switched to “Annihilation Tactics” Against ISIS 

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Sunday the U.S. has switched to “annihilation tactics” against the Islamic State and is focused on completely surrounding the militants instead of moving them from place to place. “Our strategy right now is to accelerate the campaign against ISIS. It is a threat to all civilized nations. And the bottom …

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ISIS on “the brink of total defeat” in Mosul 

The last of the Islamic State militants remaining in the Iraqi city of Mosul were completely surrounded and “on the brink of total defeat,” a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said Tuesday. Iraqi forces have reduced the amount of territory held by ISIS in the city to around 129 square miles, Iraq Brigadier Gen. Yahya …

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ISIS Downs Iraqi Helicopter West of Mosul 

An Iraqi air force helicopter has been downed west of Mosul Saturday afternoon after coming under fire from the Islamic State group, according to Iraq’s joint operations command. The helicopter was hit while supporting Iraq’s mostly Shiite militia forces in an operation to retake villages still held by the militants in the desert to Mosul’s …

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Iraqi Forces to Strike al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul 

Iraqi forces are pushing into the northern part of western Mosul in a new front of their fight against ISIS fighters. Currently, the Iraqi federal police is just several hundred meters away from the notorious al-Nuri mosque where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made a public appearance in 2014 to declare the terrorists’ caliphate. The advance …

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Islamic State Calls Trump “An Idiot”  

In the first official statement released on April 4 by Islamic State to the United States after Donald Trump took office they declared that the country is “being run by an idiot”. The terrorist organization spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer said on the messaging network Telegram: “America you have drowned and there is no savior, and …

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Suicide truck bomber takes the life of 17 people in Baghdad

A suicide truck bomber targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 17 people and wounding at least 60 others. The bomber detonated the vehicle – an oil tanker laden with explosives, security and hospital officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity under regulations. They say more than 40 people were injured …

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