Trump, Syria and citizen action: the volatile cocktail of the 2010s

2019-12-31 06:03

The Arab Spring, refugee crisis and tension between China and the US are just some of the events that have shaped the years of the 2010s.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge knife terror attack

2019-11-30 22:02

The Islamic State said one of its soldiers carried out the attack a day after it happened, but it hasn't offered any proof.

Turkey doesnt want to hold onto foreign ISIS fighters but neither does the rest of the world. So where will they go?

2019-11-18 13:27

The fate of thousands of ISIS foreign fighters and sympathizers in Syria has become Turkey's responsibility, and it is eager to get rid of them.

Official says ISIS leader al-Baghdadi 'whimpering' and 'crying' before his death sounds like something US president Donald Trump 'made up'

2019-11-04 11:47

Defense officials told The New York Times they did not see any after-action reports that support Trump's account of Baghdadi's death.

A trusted member of Baghdadi's inner circle turned against him and led US commandos to the Islamic State leader's hideout

2019-10-30 12:22

Baghdadi so trusted the informant that he escorted the Islamic State chief's family members to medical appointments.

US president Donald Trump actively tried to derail the 3 biggest things that helped take out ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

2019-10-28 13:08

The US was able to neutralize ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi because of the intelligence community, Syrian Kurds, and a US presence in Syria.

Activist video purports to show moment of US raid on al-Baghdadi ISIS compound. Photos show the wreckage left in its wake.

2019-10-28 08:23

US President Donald Trump provided vivid detail of the mission that he said left the extremist leader "whimpering and crying and screaming" as he died.

US troops demolished an ISIS leader's suspected building to prevent it from becoming a shrine

2019-10-27 15:59

US officials previously ordered Osama bin Laden's burial at sea in the event he was killed, in order to prevent his gravesite from becoming a shrine. The same thinking seems to have gone into the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

ISIS is reportedly using popular Gen Z app TikTok as its newest recruitment tool

2019-10-23 08:16

Members of the Islamic State have reportedly posted propaganda videos on TikTok of fighters and young women, which have since been deleted.

Donald Trump wrote a letter warning Turkey's Erdogan not to be a 'tough guy' over Syria, telling him history will look upon him 'forever as the devil if good things don't happen'

2019-10-17 16:32

Trump also said in the aggressive letter to Turkish President Erdogan he didn't want to be "responsible for destroying the Turkish economy".

 

The London Bridge knife attacker wrote a letter in 2012 from prison asking for 'deradicalisation' courses so he could become a 'good citizen of Britain'

2019-12-01 08:46

In the letter, the attacker said he wanted he wanted to live his life as a "good Muslim and also a good citizen of Britain."

Trump's Syria retreat is giving ISIS 'time and space' to strike the West, blistering Pentagon report says

2019-11-20 11:50

The report says that some Turkish-backed fighters had previously helped smuggle ISIS fighters, among other damning findings.

'I'd wiped out half a family': F-16 pilot grapples with guilt after a bungled bombing mission in Iraq killed at least 4 civilians

2019-11-07 21:26

"Doing nothing is even worse," the F-16 fighter pilot said. "War is a game that we play because all else has failed."

ISIS says it has a new leader less than a week after US raid that left Baghdadi dead

2019-11-01 06:57

Less than a week after President Donald Trump celebrated Baghdadi's death, ISIS has a brand new leader.

US president Donald Trump's Baghdadi raid Situation Room photo has one big difference to Barack Obama's bin Laden picture — and it tells you everything about their styles

2019-10-28 16:22

The Situation Room photo of US president Donald Trump during the raid against ISIS leader Baghdadi differs significantly from Barack Obama's during the Osama bin Laden raid.

How Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose from a radical religious scholar to the brutal leader of the most powerful terrorist group in the world

2019-10-28 10:06

The self-declared caliph of the Islamic State, Al-Baghdadi was instrumental in building one of the most potent terrorist groups in history.

Donald Trump claims the killing of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is more significant than Osama bin Laden's assassination

2019-10-27 18:47

Trump claimed that the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a bigger deal than the killing of Osama bin Laden.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a US military strike

2019-10-27 13:08

US officials said al-Baghdadi had been killed in the raid after detonating a suicide vest, according to mutiple reports.

1,000 US troops left in Syria will be moved to Iraq as the Trump administration faces fallout over a possible ISIS resurgence

2019-10-21 10:31

Observers have warned that Trump's abrupt decision to remove the remaining US troops from Syria may lead to an Islamic State resurgence.

US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump's hasty retreat

2019-10-17 15:38

After Turkish forces fired on US positions on Friday, Turkish-backed forces advanced on the anti-ISIS base in Syria.

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