#Assad allies, including #Iranians, prepare ground attack in #Syria

  Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. … Continue reading #Assad allies, including #Iranians, prepare ground attack in #Syria

Breaking! #Russian Airstrikes Hit US-Trained Rebels

  Russian jets have hit a training camp operated by a rebel group trained by American CIA agents, it has been claimed. The strikes were among 30 conducted by Russian planes in Syria, since Vladimir Putin entered the military fray … Continue reading Breaking! #Russian Airstrikes Hit US-Trained Rebels

 #Obama Lacks Plan to Deter US #Jihadis 65-page Report Says

  The United States has failed to stop more than 250 American Muslims from joining terrorist groups, according to a new report. Since 2011, those U.S. jihadists have been travelling overseas to fight with terror groups like ISIS. The 65-page congressional report says the Obama administration lacks a strategy to prevent Americans from traveling abroad to join groups like ISIS or to catch those who return to the United States with plans to commit terror attacks — or even to stop their recruitment in the first place. The study says of the hundreds of Americans who have sought to travel … Continue reading  #Obama Lacks Plan to Deter US #Jihadis 65-page Report Says

#ISIS militants in #Iraq, #Syria have WMD components, #Lavrov warns UN Security Council 

  Islamic State militants are in possession of weapons of mass destruction components, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister has warned the UN Security Council meeting, urging for the IS to be included on an anti-terrorist sanction list as a separate subject. Source: ISIS militants in Iraq, Syria have WMD components, Lavrov warns UN Security Council — RT News Continue reading #ISIS militants in #Iraq, #Syria have WMD components, #Lavrov warns UN Security Council 

#Breaking! #Russia begins airstrikes, demands US stay out! #ISIS

  Russian warplanes have begun bombarding Syrian opposition targets in the war-torn nation’s north, working on behalf of dictator Bashar al-Assad, according to a senior military official. The official said airstrikes targeted fighters in the vicinity of Homs, located roughly … Continue reading #Breaking! #Russia begins airstrikes, demands US stay out! #ISIS

#OBAMA to head #UN gathering on #counteringterrorism

  UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is chairing a U.N. gathering of world leaders to discuss countering terrorism, a day after he and the leaders of Russia, China and Iran addressed the General Assembly on its 70th anniversary. At Tuesday’s meeting, the United States is rallying support for the fight against groups like the Islamic State, which is attracting foreign fighters who could return to their home countries to launch attacks.   Source: News from The Associated Press Continue reading #OBAMA to head #UN gathering on #counteringterrorism

#ISIS cracks down on school playgrounds to enforce gender separation of parents  

The terrorist group Islamic State has shut down playgrounds in a Syrian city, because unrelated men and women bringing their children to play there could mingle, a monitoring group has reported. The Islamic State morality police Hesbah targeted playgrounds in the city of Mayadin in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province, local sources told the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Several men and women were arrested by ISIS gunmen “for not abiding by Islamic rules on dress.”A similar crackdown on playgrounds was reported in the ISIS Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, where three women were arrested for not being accompanied by … Continue reading #ISIS cracks down on school playgrounds to enforce gender separation of parents  

Breaking! Nine dead in attack at Afghan sports match; #IS fighters target police (AFP)

KABUL (AFP) – At least nine people were killed and 33 wounded Sunday in a bomb attack at a sports match in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, on the same day that Islamic State fighters launched coordinated attacks on the country’s police forces. … Continue reading Breaking! Nine dead in attack at Afghan sports match; #IS fighters target police (AFP)

#Muslims Set a major Fire at Bethlehem #Christian Church!

The Palestinian Authority has been curiously silent over a major fire at a Christian church in Bethlehem. In its sole statement, the PA said that the fire at the St. Charbal church in the city was caused by an “electrical malfunction” – a description that is at odds with an account by Israeli Christian Arab Father Gabriel Naddaf, who said that the church was burned down Saturday night by “Palestinian extremists.”“I condemn with all my heart the laxness of the Palestinian Authority in protecting Christian holy places it controls. I also hope that all the Christian leaders who demonstrated when … Continue reading #Muslims Set a major Fire at Bethlehem #Christian Church!

#OpNimr #FreeNimr #Anonymous targets #Saudi websites as teen awaits #crucifixion for ‘anti-govt activities’

Hacktivist group Anonymous has called out Saudi Arabia for its horrific human rights record by attacking the Gulf kingdom’s government websites. The attack is in response to the upholding of a death sentence handed down to 17-year-old Mohammed al-Nimr. Earlier … Continue reading #OpNimr #FreeNimr #Anonymous targets #Saudi websites as teen awaits #crucifixion for ‘anti-govt activities’

#Iraq to share intelligence on #ISIS with #Russia, #Iran and #Syria

BAGHDAD — Iraq will begin sharing security and intelligence” information with Russia, Syria and Iran to help combat the advances of the Islamic State group, the Iraqi military announced Sunday. Source: Iraq to share intelligence on Islamic State with Russia, … Continue reading #Iraq to share intelligence on #ISIS with #Russia, #Iran and #Syria

#Iraq’s stalemate in #Ramadi raises doubts about #US strategy #ISIS

  WASHINGTON –  A summer of stalemate in the effort to reclaim the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi, despite U.S.-backed Iraqi troops vastly outnumbering Islamic State fighters, calls into question not only Iraq’s ability to win a test of wills … Continue reading #Iraq’s stalemate in #Ramadi raises doubts about #US strategy #ISIS

#Trump2016: Let #Russia fight #ISIS in #Syria 

  OKLAHOMA CITY — Donald Trump accused his Republican presidential rivals on Friday night of wanting to “start World War III over Syria,” and suggested that the United States should instead let Russia deal with the problem. Trump has recently … Continue reading #Trump2016: Let #Russia fight #ISIS in #Syria 

#Russia, #Iran, Iraq & #Syria setting up ‘joint information center’ to coordinate anti-#ISIS operations

  Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria have agreed to establish a joint information center in Baghdad to coordinate their operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) militants, according to sources. “The main goal of the center will be gathering, processing … Continue reading #Russia, #Iran, Iraq & #Syria setting up ‘joint information center’ to coordinate anti-#ISIS operations

#DOD Admits US-trained #Syrian fighter gave weapons to #Nusra

  WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — In another embarrassing setback for one of President Barack Obama’s centerpiece strategies for defeating the Islamic State, the Pentagon said Friday that the commander of U.S.-trained Syrians appears to have turned over his pickup … Continue reading #DOD Admits US-trained #Syrian fighter gave weapons to #Nusra