Contents tagged with isis

  • Russian Defense Ministry: Israel has destroyed ISIS positions in Syria

    An Israeli strike on July 25 in Syria has destroyed ISIS militants and missile launch sites, the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists Thursday.

    According to authorities, at around 9:30 pm Moscow time a group of ISIS militants, “in an attempt to provoke an Israeli attack on Syrian army positions, drew artillery fire from the Israeli forces stationed near the population centers of Nafakh and Al-Shajara (Quneitra province)."

    “A targeted counterattack by Israeli air forces and artillery …

  • US-led coalition strikes Assad army

    Warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition have again struck the forces of Bashar Assad, reported the Syrian state agency SANA, citing military sources.

    According to SANA, the planes that carried out the attack belonged to the U.S. Air Force. The attack took place in an area that is southeast of the city of Abu Kamal. This city is located on the Euphrates River in the province of Deir ez-Zor, near the border with Iraq.

    The news agency reported that several people were killed in the air strike and …

  • Iraqi Air Force strikes ISIS positions in Syria

    The Iraqi Air Force carried out a series of strikes on the positions of ISIS in Syria, reported the press service of the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi , the commander of the Armed Forces of the Republic.The statement notes that the purpose of the raid was the command center of the terrorists in the settlement of Dashisha (Khaseke province) in the northeast of Syria. The head of the Iraqi government ordered to conduct the operation. 

    On April 19, al-Abadi also ordered the Iraqi F-16 …

  • ISIS threatens Russian national soccer team at the FIFA 2018 World Cup

    ISIS has repeatedly threatened security at the 2018 World Cup, which will take place in Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. In the most recent threat, the Islamist terrorist group released a photo-shopped poster online displaying jihadists brandishing AK47s, lined up opposite the Russian national football team with the phrases “big match,” “IS vs Russia” and “life or death” written on the poster. In the background of the poster, a silhouette of Russian President Vladimir Putin can be seen …

  • International coalition completes major operation against ISIS in Iraq

    The United States-led international coalition has completed major combat operations in Iraq against the ‘Islamic State’ (also known as ISIS), the U.S. Department of Defense reported on its website.  

    The report stated that on Monday, April 30, Coalition headquarters were closed at a ceremony in Baghdad. The U.S. Department of Defense noted that this closure acknowledges the changing composition and responsibilities of the Coalition, which will evolve from supporting and enabling combat …

  • Iraqi court sentences 19 Russian women to life for supporting ISIS

    19 Russian women were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Iraqi court for participating in activities of the extremist “Islamic State,” an Agence France-Presse [AFP] journalist reported.

    According to the AFP journalist who was in attendance during the court session, the Chief of the Central Criminal Court of Baghdad found all 19 women guilty of “joining and supporting ‘ISIL.’”

    Six women from Azerbaijan and four from Tajikistan were also sentenced to life imprisonment on the same charges. …

  • ISIS threatens Putin with terrorist attacks during FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia

    Islamic State (ISIS) supporters are distributing posts on social networks containing threats of terrorist attacks during the World Cup 2018.

    The posts first appeared on the social network Telegram, where they were they distributed by the Wafa Media Foundation, an Islamic State-supporting organization. They also appeared later on Twitter.

    Most of the threats are personally directed against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom ISIS accuses of massacring Muslims in Syria.

    Some of the posts …

  • Russia claims that ISIS generates revenue through online casinos

    Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya said that the Islamic State uses online casinos to generate revenue, reports Interfax.

    "They improve their skills in modern technologies. For example, in one of the neighboring Syria countries, the accomplices of the terrorists are stealing the money of ordinary citizens through fake online shops. The fighters of the ‘Caliphate’ do not shun earnings from online casinos either," Nebenzya said.

    According to him, thanks to the actions …

  • Pentagon: Syria not yet cleansed of ISIS

    Syria has not yet been completely liberated from Islamic State militants, but even once it is, it will be necessary to oppose the return of the extremists to the Arab country, US Defense Ministry spokesperson Eric Pahon told a TASS correspondent on Wednesday.

    “Syria has not been cleansed of ISIS. They could withstand our attacks, and we intend to continue our operations in the foreseeable future in order to ensure stability and security in this country,” the Pentagon spokesperson responded …

  • Putin announces complete defeat of ISIS in Syria

    The forces of the Islamic State have been completely defeated in Syria, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing a report of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, reports Interfax.

    “Two hours ago, the Minister of Defense reported that the operations on the eastern and western bank of the Euphrates have been completed with the complete defeat of the terrorists,” Putin said.

    He noted that there may still be isolated areas of resistance.

    “But in general, the combat at this stage and in …