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Syria and Iraq Latest Happenings

Syria and Iraq Latest Happenings

The latest happenings in Syria and Iraq include around 521 militant fighters and 32 civilians who have reportedly been killed since airstrikes began.. Around 464 of those reported killed may have been Islamic State (IS) militants, while 57 may have been Nusra Front fighters, or those affiliated with al-Qaeda. Five of the 32 civilians who […]

Syrian Town of Kobane Target Rich

Syrian Town of Kobane Target Rich

  U.S. and coalition fighter jets are finding the town of Kobane in Syria to be a target rich location in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). According to Kurdish fighters on the ground battling ISIL, the air strikes are dislodging the Islamic terrorists from the town. According to […]

ISIL Still Unable to Overtake Kobane

ISIL Still Unable to Overtake Kobane

ISIL forces have still been unable to overtake the border city of Kobane, in northern Syria. Many had felt that the fall of Kobane was inevitable, and really just a matter of time. Yet, with some outside help, the Kurdish forces have been able to hold their own for weeks now. Kurdish forces managed to successfully […]

ISIL: Building an Air Force

ISIL: Building an Air Force

As ISIL continues its advances in Syria and Iraq, it is not only getting stronger, but it is also growing its munitions cache. Recently captured military airports have yielded three fighter planes, believed to be MiG-21 and MiG-23. The supersonic planes could be the basis for building an air force. The Syrian Observatory for Human […]

Syria City Nears Fall to ISIL as Turkey Does Nothing

Syria City Nears Fall to ISIL as Turkey Does Nothing

Syria is on the brink of having yet another city fall into the hands of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, while Turkey remains largely inactive. This time, the city is Kobane, which sits right on the border with Turkey, although the Turkish government has so far remained strictly on the outside of the conflict to […]

ISIS / Turkish Impasse in Kobani Begets the Downfall of a Free Kurdistan

ISIS / Turkish Impasse in Kobani Begets the Downfall of a Free Kurdistan

As ISIS militants push towards the strategic Syrian border town of Kobani, the Turkish military is massed along the border of Syria, at an impasse over just when and where they should involve themselves in this ongoing Mideast conflict. Isis controls large swaths of territory in the country of Iraq, as well as Syria, its base […]

Islamic State in Syria Releases Fourth Beheading Video

Islamic State in Syria Releases Fourth Beheading Video

A video posted on Friday by militants in Syria and Iraq appears to depict the beheading of Alan Henning, a British aid worker. The British and U.S. governments quickly condemned the actions shown on the video, titled “Another Message to America and its Allies.” This is the fourth video by the pro-Islamic State group that […]

Royal Air Force Strikes Islamic State

Royal Air Force Strikes Islamic State

Tornado fighter jets from the British Royal Air Force completed their first air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) today. The military jets hit IS targets in Iraq for the first offensive blow dealt by the United Kingdom since approval for military action against the Islamic terrorist group was given by the government four days […]

RAF Tornado Jets Join the Hunt for Islamic State

RAF Tornado Jets Join the Hunt for Islamic State

Two Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado jets carried out their first combat mission since joining the coalition aimed at taking out the Islamic State (IS). The jets performed reconnaissance tasks during the combat operations, but have yet to become involved in air strikes against the terrorist group. British Parliament recently authorized the inclusion of the […]

ISIS Fight Could Last Years

ISIS Fight Could Last Years

According to British and U.S. officials, the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), could take years. This news comes out after the collation of more than 50 countries led by the U.S. was joined by Denmark, Belgium and Great Britain on Friday. With the great number of countries agreeing to support the […]

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