Islamic state

In Mosul, ISIS Had the Ingredients For a Frightening Weapon

When the Islamic State captured the city of Mosul in its 2014 blitzkrieg, the militant group obtained access to a highly lethal material that would have been useful for a “dirty weapon,” the Washington Post reports. In taking Mosul, the Islamic State controlled a city filled to the brim with with guns, bombs, rockets and…

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Gen. Townsend: U.S. Has Role In Iraq “Long After ISIS”

The commander of anti-ISIS operations in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, in an interview with the Fayetteville Observer said he hopes American troops have a role in Iraq long after ISIS is driven from that country. Townsend, the head of the CJTF-OIR, or “Operation Inherent Resolve,” said the Islamic State was well on…

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The Daily Sheeple’s Will Porter on the Foreign Policy Focus Podcast #57

Will Porter’s appearance on Foreign Policy Focus, episode 57. Daily Sheeple staff writer Will Porter joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss recent foreign policy developments in Afghanistan and Syria, including the soon-to-be-announced Afghan troop deployment, clashes in Syria between the United States and the Syrian government, and an unconfirmed report that the U.S. has made a…

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U.S. Downs Syrian Jet, May be Preparing for Long-term Occupation

The U.S. military shot down a Syrian aircraft on Sunday after it allegedly bombed U.S.-backed rebels in the town of Ja’Din, located just south of al-Tabqah in the countryside of Raqqa Province. “At 6:43 p.m., a Syrian regime SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] fighters south of Tabqah and, in accordance with rules…

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Despite U.S. Resistance, Syrian Forces Reach Iraqi Border

In what the Syrian Army General Command called a “turning point” in the conflict, the Syrian army and allied forces reached the border with Iraq on Friday, where for the last several weeks they have attempted to link up with allied fighters in the neighboring country. “This achievement constitutes a strategic turning point in the…

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U.S. Strikes Pro-Assad Forces for Third Time in One Month

In what has quickly become a trend, American bombers yet again struck pro-Assad militia forces stationed in Southern Syria on Thursday, this time hitting two armed pickup trucks, and later downing at least one unmanned aerial vehicle. “U.S. conducted strikes against two technical vehicles that we were assessed to be posing a threat to Coalition…

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U.S. Admits Over 100 Civilians Killed in Mosul Strike

The U.S. military investigation of the March 17 coalition air strike on Mosul’s al-Jadidah district, alleged to have killed as many as 278 people, concluded Thursday that just over 100 people were killed in the strike. Until Thursday, the coalition would only confirm that a strike took place on the site in question, but wouldn’t…

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ISIS War Minister Killed East of Aleppo

The Syrian army killed who they believe to be the War Minister of the Islamic State militant group in operations just east of Aleppo, Syrian military officials said Wednesday. The commander, Abu Musab al-Masri, was killed in operations on May 10, and was named among 13 other senior ISIS officials killed by the Syrian army…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Is Willing To Turn Over Trump Transcript

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he is ready to provide the U.S. Senate a transcript of last week’s controversial Oval Office meeting between President Trump and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. The meeting is at the center of allegations that Trump revealed highly classified information yet there’s no evidence of such. Vladimir Putin is now…

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Will U.S. Ignore Syria Ceasefire Zones?

The United States may not abide by the Syrian ceasefire implemented Saturday morning if it conflicts with American operations against the Islamic State in the country, an official said Friday. “The coalition will continue to target ISIS wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary,” Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, said at…

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