An Islamic State leader has reportedly died last week after a drone strike initiated by the United States hit the location where he was believed to have been attending a meeting, U.S. officials confirmed.
According to CNN, government officials initially said senior operative Omar al-Shishani was injured while attending a "shura" session with other officials of the ISIS and it was unclear if the strike had killed him. However, two officials recently confirmed that further assessments state he was injured and later died.
It is unclear how exactly Shushani, also known as "the Chechen," died but his alleged death marks a huge blow to the terror group that continues to spark fear among communities around the world. more >>
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently said that the Palestinian Hamas group has formed ties with the Islamic State terror organization in Egypt.
Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, who serves as coordinator of government activities with the IDF, asserted the alliance in an interview with YNet News last week, saying that Hamas fighters in Gaza have been traveling to Egypt to aid the Sinai Islamic State branch, while ISIS militants have been receiving care in Gaza hospitals.
Mordechai pointed specifically to a Salafi militant named "Mahmoud Z." and a Sinai militant named Ibrahim Abu Qureia, saying the two have been involved in communication between Hamas and ISIS in Egypt. more >>
The terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is recruiting children to fill the ranks of their armed forces.
In response to setbacks over the past couple months from US-led airstrikes, ISIS, also known as Daesh, IS or ISIL, has stepped up its usage of child soldiers, according to the Middle East media outlet ARA News.
French and Syrian archaeologists have collaborated to have some of Syria's most revered historical sites uploaded online as 3D images after the country's history has been threatened by the Islamic State terror group.
The project, known as the Million Images Database, is the result of collaboration between the French imaging company Iconem and the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM).
Along with 3D replicas of famous historical sites, such as the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus and the famous Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, archaeologists will also be sharing important artifacts and museum treasures online as a way of preserving Syria's history. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has released yet another chilling propaganda beheading video, this time showing three men accused of espionage being led to their place of execution with leashes around their necks while their executioners ride horseback.
The militant group published a five-minute cinematic video (graphic) over the weekend to its affiliated media outlets that not only features a montage of the group's past videoed executions but also features a never-before-seen execution of three men accused of being spies in the group's Al-Furat province.
According to the Daily Mail, the video's narrator accused the men of collaborating with the United States-led coalition against IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Arabic and also blames them for airstrikes that have been carried out against the militant group in the last few weeks. more >>
Russia's President Vladimir Putin announced in a surprise move this week that he would begin pulling troops out of Syria, saying his mission in the country had been accomplished.
Putin, who has long been an ally to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced his decision Monday while meeting with members of his cabinet at the Kremlin.
The Russian leader indicated that he would begin pulling out the "main part" of his forces on Tuesday, saying that his country's mission in Syria had been largely successful and did not need to continue. more >>