In mid 2014, during the rapid advance of ISIS across northern Iraq, one of the group’s largest prizes was the capture of the city of Tikrit, the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. On June 11, ISIS fighters working with former Baath party elements from the Naqshbandi Army captured the city with only minimal fighting. Along with the city itself, ISIS also managed to capture at least 1000 Iraqi Security Force cadets from the nearby military base called “Camp Speicher”. These prisoners were then executed, in one of the largest mass killings by the terrorist group to date. Now, 9 months later, the situation is altogether different. Months of Coalition airstrikes have massively degraded ISIS’s capabilities in the region, and Iranian military support has enabled the Iraqi military to get back on its feet and begin fighting back against ISIS. After half a year of just holding ISIS off, they have decided to go on the offensive in Tikrit.
Syria's jihadists react to a controversial statement made by an official of HTS.
An ISIS-linked Islamist group has reportedly overrun significant sections of the city of Marawi, located on the southern island of Mindanao in The Philippines.
The Raqqa operation, named Wrath of Euphrates, is entering its final stages as Syrian Democratic Forces are clearing areas north and east of the city of Raqqa from Islamic State presence.
Jenan Moussa, a journalist with UAE based al-Aan TV, released a video on her Twitter claiming to have sent three people undercover into Idlib province, where they filmed daily life with their cellphones.
The official account for the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve has confirmed that coalition warplanes struck pro-government forces near al-Tanf area near the Syria-Iraq border "posing a threat to US partner forces".
Overnight the US Navy launched a Tomahawk cruise missile attack on a Syrian Air Force base in response to the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun earlier this week.
Recent provocations by Russia and its militant proxies in Avdiivka's Industrial Zone fit with a continuing pattern of violence in SE Ukraine.
Islamic State is busy setting up a new affiliate in the Philippines, and government policies are allowing the threat they pose to worsen.
The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo is in its final stages as government troops and allied militias dislodge the rebels from the final neighbourhoods
Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have this evening recaptured the city of Palmyra in central Syria.