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ISIL morphs into ‘full-blown army’: U.S. intel claims ‘we did see this coming’

Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran at the U.S. Department of State, testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on July 23.  /CNSNews.co/Penny Starr

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has revised its assessment and now regards Islamic State of Iraq and Levant as a military force. The administration of President Barack Obama has told Congress that ISIL was transformed from what […]

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Israel: Hamas used hospital as military command and control center

Al Wafa Hospital in Gaza City: Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants were said to be firing on IDF soldiers from the hospital.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that Hamas was using a hospital as its military headquarters. The Israeli military said Hamas took over Al Wafa Hospital in Gaza City as its operational headquarters. The military said Hamas […]

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Iranian elite forces re-take gas field from ISIL in Syria

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Syria has deployed Iranian combat units to recapture a major energy field in the north. Opposition sources said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been summoned to battle Al Qaida fighters in Syria. They said […]

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ISIL gains in Iraq are forcing the issue: Is U.S.-Iran cooperation inevitable?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) extraordinary gains in much of Iraq have upset the geopolitical apple cart in the region. It has called into question both the value of the […]

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Turkey sends reinforcements to Syrian border in fight with Kurdish fighters

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Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has expanded operations to the Kurdish enclave in neighboring Syria. The Turkish Army has deployed reinforcements along the border of the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. Officials said the reinforcements were meant to stop […]

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Outgoing Marine commandant on Iraq: ‘It breaks your heart’ and ‘they’re not done with us’

Gen. James Amos

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has seen nearly a decade of work in Iraq go down the drain. A leading U.S. military commander has asserted that the collapse of Iraq by Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq […]

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UN admits its schools in Gaza were used to store Hamas rockets

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Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The United Nations has acknowledged that its facilities in the Gaza Strip were storing Palestinian missiles and rockets. The UN Relief and Works Agency has reported at least two incidents in which its schools […]

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Xi’s anti-corruption campaign is winning him new enemies in the PLA

From left: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Gen. Xu Caihou and Gen. Guo Boxiong.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A series of unusual happenings in the People’s Liberation Army has demonstrated that President and Commander-in-Chief Xi Jinping is paying a heavy price for hitting out at “big tigers” among corrupt military officers. Late last […]

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Major airlines cancel flights to Israel as Hamas rockets target Ben-Gurion Airport

A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hamas has been firing rockets toward Israel’s leading airport, sparking widespread cancellations by foreign airlines. Officials said Hamas was firing rockets within two kilometers of Ben-Gurion International Airport. Several rockets landed near the airport […]

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Iraq’s ambassador makes case for ‘precision U.S. air attacks’ as ISIL threatens oil, Jordan

Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Iraq has appealed to the United States for air strikes on Al Qaida. Iraq’s ambassador to the United States has urged the administration of President Barack Obama to escalate U.S. military intervention. Iraqi ambassador Lukman […]

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