US power vacuums in Syria and Iraq have allowed ISIS fighters to regroup, and they pose a renewed risk to the region’s stability. But it’s not just Iraq and Syria – ISIS is active in
2015/6/22· Pro-government forces recaptured Jazal, which lies about 20 kilometres northwest of Palmyra, from ISIS forces last week. It is one of the few Syrian oil fields still in government hands.
"For ISIS, it''s sort of the same strategy which they''ve done elsewhere you go in where you can and you expand and you, if you can, take over central power," Khoury said. "That would be the
Despite an African Union force and Somalian military efforts, the group remains a stubborn opponent. Al-Shabab recruits walk down a street in the Deniile district of Mogadishu, Somalia, March 5, 2012
One U.S. soldier was killed in southern Somalia in June 2018, and airstrikes are sometimes called in to protect U.S. troops who come under attack on the ground, as was the case about 40 miles west
Al-Qaida and ISIS affiliates in West Africa are now coordinating efforts in some cases, which is unusual for terrorist groups that are generally rivals, Townsend said. “I can’t really explain
And such activities have in recent years only been spreading. In distant Libya, for instance, the city of Sirte is in ruins after a similar struggle involving local forces, American air power and ISIS militants.
Under the protection of a U.S. military urella, the United Nations extried itself from Somalia in early March 1995. The exit went well and may serve as a model for pulling U.N. peacekeepers
About the Author Rasna Warah is a Kenyan writer and journalist. In a previous incarnation, she was an editor at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). She has published two books on Somalia: War Crimes (2014) and Mogadishu Then and Now (2012).
2019/5/23· Along with the five strikes against ISIS, the U.S. has carried out 37 total airstrikes in Somalia this year — which is the second-busiest year on record (behind 2018), according to stats
2017/12/21· We believe that if you get to that point – and that’ll take some time – that Bashar al-Assad will no longer be in power in Damascus. The Russians might have a different view. I’ve seen the announcement that they – okay, ISIS has wrapped up and they’re going to
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 meers roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says. The report by U.N. experts circulated Monday said that despite the defeat of IS in Iraq and most of Syria, it is likely that a
IS: The Sunni terrorist organization IS has significantly expanded its power base in a short space of time, bringing entire regions under its control. The ideological goal of ISIS is cemented in
2017/3/31· As Somalia teeters on the edge of famine, the United States has announced plans to expand its secretive war in the country.The new plan, which includes giving …
2008/11/18· Islamists Poised to Seize Power in Somalia in Setback to US Policy Jason Ditz Posted on Noveer 18, 2008 Noveer 18, 2008 egories News Tags Somalia …
Image caption IS and al-Qaeda''s JNIM are both active in the Sahel region where they compete for power West Africa''s Sahel region has become the latest scene of jihadist in-fighting, after Islamic
2014/10/5· The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is planning on taking control of Tehran’s nuclear secrets and urging its fighters to plan for war with Iran. (AFP) Staff writer, Al Arabiya News Sunday
2014/9/3· Two of the ISIS terrorists dubbed the Beatles admit involvement in captivity of Kayla Mueller, James Foley
2019/4/15· Brexit Heralds the Decline of Anglo-American Power // Andrew S.E. Erickson: The UK’s all-but-inevitable departure from the EU may well scuttle NATO. U.S. officials must be prepared.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a debate over how to deal with extremist groups in the Middle East that are capitalizing on global instability to expand their power. Radical groups have adopted
2020/8/4· ISIS cadres that have been interviewed by ICSVE often describe the ISIS shariah trainers as extremely charismatic and that the indoctrination was strong and, in many cases long-lasting, taking over a year to shake after an ISIS meer defected or left the group.