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Islamic State Targeted by U.S. Air Strikes

Islamic State Targeted by U.S. Air Strikes

The United States (U.S.) loosed 18 air strikes, along with other coalition members, targeting Islamic State positions. These strikes took place in both Syria and Iraq, focusing on disrupting operations in both countries where the terrorists have been engaged heavily. Six of the strikes were on Syrian targets, and 12 were in Iraq. Among the […]

Islamic State Trade Jordanian Pilot for Female Jihadist

Islamic State Trade Jordanian Pilot for Female Jihadist

Jordan agreed on Wednesday to a demanded trade by IS, the release of a female jihadist in exchange a pilot captured in Syria. Not everyone is able to go home, as Japanese journalist may still be hostage. The group IS, meaning Islamic State, was formerly known as ISIS. The debate in Washington continues as to […]

Peshmerga Gain More Ground in Iraq

Peshmerga Gain More Ground in Iraq

Peshmerga forces have gained more ground in Iraq after taking control of a large section of Sinjar from Islamic State (IS) militants. Kurdish authorities said their forces were able to take back the area during their efforts to break the siege on Mount Sinjar. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces entered Sinjar on Sunday with the support […]

Islamic State Video Claims Another Hostage Beheaded

Islamic State Video Claims Another Hostage Beheaded

Islamic State militants released a video this morning claiming they have beheaded another U.S. hostage, 26-year-old aid worker Peter Kassig. The video warns that they will kill other U.S. citizens “on your streets.” Unlike the other videos which showed the actual beheading, this one shows a masked man standing with a blood-covered decapitated head, which¬†he […]

Iraq Airstrikes Target Leaders of Islamic State

Iraq Airstrikes Target Leaders of Islamic State

U.S. led airstrikes in Iraq targeted what, officials have said, was a meeting of top commanders of the Islamic State (IS). The assault took place on Friday in Mosul, a city that was taken by IS militants back in June. A spokesperson for U.S. Central Command confirmed that ten armed trucks were destroyed by the […]

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