Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defense officials.
US Army Col. Carver, a spokesman for the US-led coalition fighters, told Pentagon reporters the decision to let Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) convoys leave the city was made by commanders of the Syrian Democratic Force.
Col. Carver described how IS had
The United States has essentially been proven unable to see the difference between moderate Syrian opposition groups and terrorist formations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia continues to fight terrorism in Syria despite this situation, Lavrov added, noting that counterterrorism efforts would soon be improved to become more coordinated and efficient.
"I don't want to cast doubt on our partners' commitment to resolving all these issues
US President Barack Obama addresses the Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at the Omni Shoreham Hotel August 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says President Barack Obama calls the Daesh terrorist group “ISIL” to annoy everyone.
“And he calls it ISIL. And the reason he calls it ISIL is he likes to bother everybody,” Trump told a Miami NBC affiliate on Thursday. “He’s like the only
Press TV has conducted an interview with Anthony James Hall, a professor at the University of Lethbridge, about former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's remarks that Israel is the main supporter of Takfiri terrorists in the Middle East.
The following is a rough transcription of the interview.
Press TV: How do you feel about Nouri al-Maliki’s statement?
Hall: Well, Nouri al-Maliki [was prime minister] of Iraq from 2006 and 2014. The US turned against him as he ceased to play
The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.
The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going
Left to right: Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum, and Amira Abase arrive at Gatwick airport to travel to Turkey to join Daesh in March 2015.
The number of Britons who have left the country to join Daesh (ISIL) and similar extremist groups in the Middle East is on the rise, according to a new report.
An estimated 850 Britons have gone to fight with Daesh or other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to the British daily The Guardian.
In January, the British government put the
Former US Democratic Representative Cynthia McKinney has questioned Israel’s ties to recent attacks in France and Germany, after an Israeli reporter managed to capture both attacks as they were happening.
"Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies," the six-term congresswoman from Georgia said in a tweet on Saturday.
The journalist in question is Richard Gutjahr, who videotaped the truck attack in Nice, France, that killed more than 80 people and injured dozens
After Daesh published photos of a cache of weapons and an identification card belonging to an American soldier, a military official made a statement Tuesday claiming that US soldiers abandoned their weapons and equipment when they came under fire.
General Charles Cleveland, US military spokesman, said that no personnel were killed or positions overrun. "We have been able to determine that the ID card and most of the pictured equipment was lost during recent operations in southern Nangarhar,"
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the situation in Syria has changed significantly, and that preconditions for a victory against terrorism and the establishment of a true intra-Syrian dialogue are emerging.
“The situation in Syria has seriously changed in the past seven months, and preconditions have emerged for us to defeat terrorists and to organize the truest intra-Syria dialogue, so that only Syrians themselves could decide the future of their country,” Lavrov said
Foreign affairs committee hears it is 'very likely' individuals close to Gulf royals donated cash to the Islamic State
A British parliamentary report released on Tuesday has concluded there is “historical evidence” the Islamic State (IS) group received funding from within Arab Gulf states.
In evidence submitted to the foreign affairs select committee, the Ministry of Defence said: “[There] is historical evidence of financial donations to Daesh [IS] from within Gulf states
The US government has released 28 pages of a congressional report on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which show the Saudi government may have had a hand in the attacks.
“While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government,” reads part of the report released on Friday.
“There is information, primarily from FBI sources, that at least two of those
The United States government is using the Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorist group as a repression tool against various governments in the Middle East, says an American political analyst.
Professor Derek Ford made the comments while discussing America’s possible new deployments to Iraq in order to fight Daesh.
US Army General Joseph Votel, the head of the US military's Central Command, said on Thursday that Washington may increase its troop level in the country.
The general’s comments came
PARIS, July 13 (KUNA) — The French Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it maintained no contacts with the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen Khalq Organisation (MKO) and that it views this body as “undemocratic and violent”.
The MKO is part of the National Council for Resistance in Iran (NCRI), which organised an indoor rally at Le Bourget outside of Paris last Saturday.
Iran summoned the French Ambassador to Tehran to deliver a “strong protest” after the Saturday rally by the Iranian
Russia is set to continue providing Syria with assistance in the anti-terrorism fight, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said Tuesday.
Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said that there were significant problems in the area of fighting terrorism in Syria, with extremists continuing to move through national borders, getting weapons and money as well as having access to chemical warfare agents.
Russia is set to