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

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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 … Read more

ISIS on “the brink of total defeat” in Mosul 

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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 … Read more

ISIS Downs Iraqi Helicopter West of Mosul 

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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 … Read more

Iraqi Forces to Strike al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul 

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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 … Read more

Islamic State Calls Trump “An Idiot”  

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Number killed in battle against ISIS

Under the cover of dust and fog, Islamic State group fighters launched a series of counterattacks on Iraqi positions to the south and west of the militant-held city of Mosul late Friday night and into Saturday morning, according to Iraqi military commanders and officials. Iraq’s military has disputed UN figures indicating that nearly 2,000 Iraqi … Read more

ISIS Car Bomber is Destroyed by Syrian Rebel Forces

This is the moment a giant explosion rocked the Mosul battlefield as ISIS terrorists detonated a suicide car bomb next to Iraqi forces after trying to ram a tank.The footage comes amid warnings that jihadis are planning to fight back with suicide bombs and even chemical weapons as the offensive to reclaim and liberate the … Read more