ISIS has “officially” been defeated in Iraq and Syria. So has it ceded its leadership in the terrorism world back to Al Qaida? On this edition of The Hunt, The Heritage Foundation’s Robin Simcox says both are lethal — and ISIS is far from gone.
U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants in the country’s east.
Baghdad declared victory against ISIS just over a year ago, claiming the group had been reduced to a handful of lawless troops. Now, the militants are waging a fresh guerrilla campaign from their base in far-flung territories of northern Iraq.
U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria advanced on two fronts Saturday as the extremists used snipers and booby traps to slow the push on the last area controlled by the Islamic State.
A military contractor accused of abusing inmates at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison says the government’s refusal to declassify key facts is making it impossible to defend itself.
The New York Times reported that the contractor was severely wounded and evacuated to Landstuhl, Germany before being pronounced dead on Jan. 4.
Lights out and window shutters drawn, Air Force One flew overnight from Washington, landing at an airbase west of Baghdad in darkness Wednesday night.
Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest to President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
After almost a year of silence, on Aug. 22, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released a 55-minute-long audio message admitting the group had been conquered, but telling his followers to keep fighting.
Citing high temperatures and insufficient rains, Dhafer Abdalla, an adviser to Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources, told The Associated Press that the country has only enough water to irrigate half its farmland this summer.
Prosecutors say Steve Green, the president of the $4 billion company, agreed to buy more than 5,500 artifacts in 2010 for $1.6 million in a scheme that involved a number of middlemen and the use of phony or misleading invoices, shipping labels and other paperwork to slip the artifacts past U.S. customs agents.
Security contractor Triple Canopy has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle civil allegations that the company submitted false claims for payment to the Department of Defense for unqualified security guards stationed in Iraq.
Iraqi federal forces entered disputed territory held by Kurds early Monday, seeking to end a nearly month-old political fight over areas taken under control by Kurdish militias three years ago to defend the oil city of Kirkuk against the Islamic State group.
About a thousand western women have left their countries to join ISIS as women’s roles in the Islamic State change, according to Zainab al Suwaij, Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress.
Iraq, council members and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney portrayed the measure as a key step toward bringing the Islamic State group to justice for atrocities committed since its bloody rise a few years ago.
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