Hours after the Feb. 3 U.S. military raid in northern Syria that left the leader of ISIS and multiple family members dead, President Biden delivered a triumphant White House address….
In a wide-ranging new interview with Russia’s Rossiya-24 television on Thursday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addressed the death of White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier, who had been found dead Nov. 11 after an apparent fall from a three story high balcony outside his Istanbul office. Le Mesurier was a former British military intelligence officer […]
Turkey has captured one of the wives of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday. Erdogan broke the news while giving a speech at Ankara University, without elaborating on the operation of giving the woman’s name. Baghdadi had four wives, according to one […]
What’s the best place to look for the terrorist leader of a defeated Islamic terrorist group? When his men are on the run, look for his hideout in or near the country that sponsors him. We didn’t find Osama bin Laden hiding in a cave in Afghanistan, but in a compound in a Pakistani military […]
Although it is situated in a war zone, the Syrian village of Barisha is a largely sleepy and picturesque place. Some 6,000 people live in the village that lies 5km from the Turkish border, and there are also about 1,000 Syrians displaced from Idlib and elsewhere who have pitched their tents in the red earth […]
The news of the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not enough consolation for many of those who suffered at the hands of the organization. “If only the news I heard was of the death of them all, that might have eased things a bit,” said Um Alaa, the wife of a man […]
Two sets of headlines over the weekend described the suicide of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. From the Washington Post Sunday morning: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.” The Post has since rewritten that, though the description of an “austere religious scholar with wire-rimmed glasses” remains in […]
What does a radical Islamic mother say to another radical Islamic mother? Children, they blow up so fast. What a contrast with the raid that killed Bin Laden in May 2011. The Obama Administration came out with conflicting accounts and required the SEALS who carried out the attack to sign non-disclosure agreements. Why? Because the […]