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ISIL says its new coin it worth its weight in gold ($139)

ISIS claim to have created gold dinars and three denominations of silver dirhams.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has released a new video glorifying the making of its own currency and bashing U.S.-style capitalism. The narrator of the video, however, fails to mention that ISIL pays its jihadists […]

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ISIL kills two generals in Iraq, advances in Syria

Syrians examine the site of reported bombings by ISIL in the town of Marea.

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber killed two Iraqi generals in Anbar province on Aug. 27 as the terror group was said to have continued to make gains in Syria. Iraqi military spokesman […]

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Khamenei aide: Iran to lead ‘resistance axis,’ thwart U.S. influence

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder* Iran and its Mideast allies must form a “resistance axis” to turn back American influence in the region, a top adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. Ali Akbar Velayati said that the “resistance axis” of […]

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Look around: Who are the western collaborators financing ISIL?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The barbaric conquests of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) are financed by collaborators among the business and financial circles of the West. There has been in recent years a growing synergy […]

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United States, Turkey complete plans for ‘comprehensive’ offensive against ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com The United States and Turkey are set to engage in “comprehensive” air operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Aug. 24 that the air campaign will target […]

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U.S. confirms ISIL chemical weapons strike using precursor components

Kurdish forces in Hasakah, Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) used mustard gas in an attack in Hasakah, Syria, U.S. investigators have confirmed. The U.S. is still investigating the amount and sophistication of how the agent was delivered, according to […]

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German military says Kurds in Iraq hit by apparent ISIL chemical attack

Kurdish forces in Makhmur, Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty German military observers in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region say Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)  fighters appear to have used chlorine gas shells to attack Kurdish forces. A German intelligence […]

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‘World has forgotten us': Obama administration denies asylum to most Yazidis who fled ISIL

Yazidis in Iraq's Sinjar mountains flee their homes to escape ISIL's onslaught.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration is ignoring the plight of Iraq’s Yazidis who fled Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) terror rampage last year, reports say. Nearly all Yazidis who have applied for asylum in the Unites States […]

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Report: ISIL executed19 women who refused ‘sexual jihad’

Yazidis flee after an ISIL attack in Iraq's northern Sinjar district in 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com A group of women being held hostage by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) were executed for refusing to have sex with the group’s fighters, a Kurdish official said. A spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Party […]

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Diaspora: Mideast Christians driven from their Biblical homeland

Islamic State hoists flag onto church in Mosul Iraq, dismantling a cross.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Christianity may be on the verge of vanishing from the region of its birth. According to a report in Christianity Today, Christians are targeted for the worst religious persecution in the Middle East in over one thousand […]

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