ISIS

ISIS seeks to re-establish an Islamic caliphate, or empire, across the entire Middle East. Over the last several years, these brutal terrorists have murdered thousands of Christians and other religious minorities in the region. Despite recent defeats in Iraq and Syria, their radical ideology continues to inspire deadly terror attacks around the world. At the same time, ISIS has set its sights on Israel. The IDF has been carefully watching the terrorist organization’s movements as they have established a presence in the Sinai desert along Israel’s border with Egypt, on the Syrian side of Israel’s northern border, and are now competing with Hamas for control of the Gaza strip. The extremist ideology of ISIS is even more violent than Hamas, which attracts radicals who believe Hamas is not doing enough to attack Israel.

ISIS

US, Gulf Nations Slap Sanctions On 6 Targets For Ties To ISIS

The United States and six Persian Gulf countries on Wednesday imposed sanctions on six targets Washington has accused of supporting Islamic State operations, including by funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to leaders of the group in Iraq and Syria.

The US Treasury Department said in a statement the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center –…

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Report: Iraq Arrests Possible New Leader of Islamic State

The Iraqi intelligence has arrested Abdul Nasser Qardash, a possible heir to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the helm of the Islamic State terrorist group, Sky News Arabia reported late Wednesday.
The reports are citing the Iraqi News Agency as the first one to break the news, with a security source telling the agency that Qardash is a senior leader…

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Germany Arrests Five Suspected ISIS Members For Planned Attack Vs. US

BERLIN — The federal German prosecutor’s agency announced on Wednesday that five alleged Islamic State members were arrested in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for planning terrorism attacks against US forces.

“They jointly founded a so-called cell in Germany. They initially planned to travel to Tajikistan to take part in fighting against the…

ISIS

Rockets Hit US Air Base in Afghanistan; No Casualties

Five rockets hit a US air base in Afghanistan on Thursday, but there were no casualties, two senior security officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a report released by Reuters. 

The attack comes as the Afghan government has launched the release of Taliban prisoners from a jail near the Bagram base, as…

ISIS

Austrian authorities foil IS-inspired terror attack on Christmas market

VIENNA — Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna’s Christmas markets, local media reported Monday.

The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, according to the APA news…

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Two IS supporters planned Independence Day terror attacks in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian men were indicted Sunday for planning a terror attack targeting Israeli revelers during the nation’s upcoming Independence Day in April.

The two, 21-year-old Ahmad Ja’abis and 19-year-old Basel Abidat, are residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber.

According to the indictment filed by Jerusalem prosecutors,…

ISIS

2 Chicago-area men convicted of providing support to ISIS

Two Chicago-area men were found guilty on Thursday of supporting Islamic State in a federal case in which one of them was accused of saying he hoped to see the jihadist group’s flag over the White House, local media reported.
Edward Schimenti and Joseph Jones, both 37, were convicted for providing material support and resources to terrorists in a…

ISIS Issues

Top Terrorism Expert Gilles Kepel on ISIS Threat to France

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At-The-Scene Analysis of Recent London Terror Attacks

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London mayor consults with Israel on fighting urban terrorism

London Mayor Sadiq Kahn said he spoke with Israeli officials for advice on how to combat urban terrorism in the wake of terror attacks in London and Manchester.

Kahn told the London-based Jewish News that his office and Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officials had spoken with officials in Israel.
“My office has been in contact with not…

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What ISIS Fighters Are Doing in Syria’s Golan Heights, Near the Israeli Border

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ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester blast, as leaders condemn attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram.

“One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of…

ISIS Israel Defense Force (IDF) Issues

Israel’s annual Memorial Day remembers 23,544 fallen soldiers

Israelis bowed their heads for a minute of silence as the siren wailed on Sunday evening to remember the men and women who died during active duty or were killed in terror attacks.

The siren marked the official start of the annual Memorial Day, although several events were held earlier Sunday.

Speaking earlier at a ceremony at the Yad Labanim…

ISIS Issues

How the Kurds Are a Strategic Ally Against Radical Islam

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Col. Oliver North on Defeating ISIS

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