ISIS oil trucks, worth $11 million, destroyed in massive airstrike

ISIL oil trucks, worth $11 million, destroyed in massive airstrike

Raqqa : U.S.-led coalition aircraft destroyed an estimated $11 million worth of oil and trucks over the weekend in the largest single airstrike this year against the Islamic State’s black market oil trade in Syria. “You’re going to have multiple effects from this one strike,” Air Force Lt. Gen, Jeffrey Harrigian, commander in the Middle East, said Tuesday. “We’ll have

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Taliban, Islamic State Forge Informal Alliance in Eastern Afghanistan

Taliban, Islamic State Forge Informal Alliance in Eastern Afghanistan

Two insurgencies find common cause in battling U.S.-backed Afghan forces instead of each other Asadabad (Afghanistan) : Islamic State and the Taliban, after more than a year of fierce combat, have forged a patchwork cease-fire across much of eastern Afghanistan that has helped both insurgencies regroup and counter U.S.-backed efforts to dislodge them. Until several months ago, Islamic State fought

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Islamic State militants claim capture of U.S. weapons in Afghanistan

Islamic State militants claim capture of U.S. weapons in Afghanistan

Kabul : Militants linked to Islamic State have released photos that purport to show weapons and equipment that belonged to American soldiers and were captured by the group in eastern Afghanistan. The photos, which came to light on Saturday, show an American portable rocket launcher, radio, grenades and other gear not commonly used by Afghan troops, as well as close

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Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members : media

Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members: media

Adana : Turkish police detained 20 suspected members of the Islamic State militant group in the southern city of Adana early on Thursday, the private Dogan news agency reported. It said anti-terror police, supported by a helicopter, staged simultaneous raids on 22 addresses in the city after a tip-off that Islamic State cells were planning attacks. The suspects, who included senior

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Islamic State claims attack on Kurdish town on Syria’s border; 40 dead

Islamic State claims attack on Kurdish town on Syria's border; 40 dead

Qamishli (Syria) : Two bombings in the predominately Kurdish city of Qamishli, Syria, killed at least 40 people and injured at least 100 others Wednesday, Syrian state television said. Kurdish news agency Rudaw cited state TV as reporting that the attacks took place in the Gharbi neighborhood of the city. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported one of

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U.S. approves $785 million bomb sale to UAE ally against Islamic State

U.S. approves $785 million bomb sale to UAE ally against Islamic State

Washington : The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $785 million in bombs to the United Arab Emirates for the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. A statement said the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which facilitates foreign arms sales, told lawmakers on Tuesday that the sales had been approved.

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in Syria kill at least 56 civilians

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in Syria kill at least 56

Raqqa : Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria killed at least 56 civilians Tuesday as intense fighting was underway between the militants and U.S-backed fighters, Syrian opposition activists and the extremist group said. Residents in the area blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the strikes that targeted two villages, Tokhar and Hoshariyeh, which are controlled by Islamic State, activists

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Islamic State Circulating ‘Golden Dinar’ Currency to Collapse U.S. Dollar

Islamic State Circulating ‘Golden Dinar’ Currency to Collapse U.S. Dollar

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has begun circulating its own currency dubbed the “Golden Dinar,” hoping it will collapse the U.S. dollar, reports The Foreign Desk. London : Last year, supporters of the jihadist group, considered the world’s wealthiest terrorist organization, began circulating on social media images of gold coins allegedly minted within ISIS strongholds. The coins are reportedly modeled after

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