ISIS fighters in Baghouz, the group’s last enclave on Syrian territory, are carrying out suicide attacks and offering other forms of resistance in order to slow the advance of US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Despite this, the SDF stated that “our fighters advanced deep into areas controlled by the terrorist
US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) believe they are on the verge of capturing Baghouz, the last ISIS enclave on Syrian territory. The SDF has been pounding the town with airstrikes and mortar fire, with the aim of “terrorizing” Islamic State fighters and driving civilians out of Baghouz. The SDF stated
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have so far killed 38 ISIS fighters as part of their long-awaited push to capture Baghouz, the final Islamic State enclave on Syrian territory. The assault had been planned for a while, but was repeatedly postponed to allow for the evacuation of civilians from
As the US government continues to negotiate with the Taliban in hopes of reaching a peace deal to end the war of 18 years between the two sides, the insurgent group is putting pressure on its negotiation partner through offensive actions in Afghanistan. The latest charge occurred on Monday, when
While Islamic State is on the verge of losing its last remaining stronghold in Syria, the terror group is on the rise in the Philippines. ISIS began actively recruiting members in the Philippines in 2016. After initial successes on the Mindanao island in the south, the national army defeated the
On Sunday, the US-backed Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) finally launched their attack on Baghouz, the final Islamic State enclave on Syrian territory. The assault, which included airstrikes and mortar fire, had been planned for a while, but was repeatedly postponed to allow for the evacuation of civilians from the area.
Anonymous sources with insider knowledge on the ongoing peace negotiations between the US government and the Taliban say that the talks almost broke down various times and progress is slow due to various fundamental disagreements, including how terrorism may be defined. The question about what defines terrorism is a crucial
UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Somalia are warning that US airstrikes on areas controlled by al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda offshoot and the most successful fundamentalist organization in Africa, are exacerbating a humanitarian crisis in the region. Last year, 320,000 people were displaced due to violent events including airstrikes,
On Wednesday, 400 Islamic State fighters were captured by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria as they tried to escape Baghouz, the group’s last bastion in the area. The SDF aims to overtake the enclave, but has halted its assault to allow for evacuation efforts. Over 2,000
Terror attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank are on the rise, the United Nations (UN) and other organizations are warning. According to Shin Bet, the security agency of Israel, 295 attacks of this kind took place in 2018, a 40% increase compared to the year before.