Syrian President Assad’s forces have until recently, avoided bombing the Kurdish fighters in Syria, instead forging a loose alliance with them. The reason for this loose alliance is clear: Assad needs all the support he can get in terms of boots on the ground in his fight against those opposed to his government. The Islamic State (IS)… Continue reading One Area Where Erdogan And Assad Agree
The French city of Lille has held an annual flea market for centuries. This flea market doubles the population every year, but the Mayor of Lille has cancelled this year’s market after the series of IS attacks which have rocked France this year. Restaurants were counting on the market to boost sales, but with the cancellation… Continue reading IS Hits French Economy As Lille Cancels Flea Market
U.S. military officials are closely watching social media and news reports that say ISIS believes it may soon come under siege in Raqqa, Syria, its self-declared capital.”We have seen this declaration of emergency in Raqqa, whatever that means,” Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition, told reporters Friday. “ Source: ISIS declares… Continue reading ISIS declares state of emergency in its capital Raqqa – U.S. official
A car bomb has detonated near the police headquarters in the Turkish city ofGaziantep, killing one person and injuring 13 others.
The US Pentagon said on Friday that it had killed ISIS’ finance minister, Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, whom many analysts say is the group’s No. 2 leader. According to the Pentagon US special forces (probably Seal Team 6 or the Delta Force) helicopters swooped down on the ISIS leader’s car and blasted it. Read the… Continue reading ISIS ‘number 2 leader’ killed – US Government