ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base

ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base

Raqqa : Islamic State forces pushed their assault forward to retake the central Syrian town of Palmyra Monday. By evening, they had entered the big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base outside the town, carrying off substantial quantities of Russian armaments. Reporting this, DEBKAfile’s military sources add that the booty they snatched included different types of ground-to-ground missiles as well as anti-tank

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Islamic State Allegedly Kills Free Syrian Army Rebels Working With CIA

Islamic State Allegedly Kills Free Syrian Army Rebels Working With CIA

Raqqa : Islamic State group supporters released a video Tuesday that allegedly showed the beheading of Free Syrian Army rebels. The brutal killing was intended as a message to “any Muslim even thinking about joining any U.S.-backed group looking to over-throw the Assad regime,” the video states. Masked militants calling themselves “Wilayat Furat in Iraq,” or the State of the

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Turkey expects to eliminate Islamic State threat quickly : Minister Efkan Ala

Turkey expects to eliminate Islamic State threat quickly: minister

Istanbul : Turkey expects to swiftly eliminate the threat from Islamic State after launching an operation with U.S.-led coalition forces to sweep militants out of the Syrian border town of Jarablus, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said on Wednesday. He told Anadolu Agency that Turkish authorities had evacuated residents from the Turkish border town of Karkamis and six other villages as

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Islamic State arrests more than 100 civilians in Raqqa on suspicion of supporting ‘enemies’

Islamic State arrests more than 100 civilians in Raqqa on suspicion of supporting ‘enemies’

Raqqa : Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has launched a campaign of arrests in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa province, targeting civilians the group says have been involved in cooperating hostile parties, activists and eyewitnesses reported on Monday. The ISIS-linked Hisba police arrested over 100 people in Raqqa on Sunday and Monday, mostly young men. “They were accused of cooperating

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Islamic State slaughters dozens of Syrian civilians in Aleppo province

Islamic State slaughters dozens of Syrian civilians in Aleppo province

Damascus : Islamic State jihadists have captured and brutally killed dozens of civilians in Syria’s northern Aleppo province, news site ARA News reported, citing activists and witnesses. The extremist group slit the throats of at least 40 people, including children, who were trying to escape from the IS-held town of Um al-Housh, local media activist Salem Hamdan was quoted as

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Turkish shelling kills 28 Islamic State fighters north of Aleppo

Turkish shelling kills 28 Islamic State fighters north of Aleppo

Aleppo : Turkey’s military killed at least 28 Islamic State fighters in shelling north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in retaliation for the latest attacks against a Turkish border town, broadcaster CNN Turk said, citing a military statement. The attack hit 58 Islamic State targets with artillery and rocket launchers, CNN Turk said on Monday. The pro-government

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