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Israel hit Wednesday with first two attacks since Gaza War

Soldiers in Beersheba, Israel, unload a Israeli comrade wounded in shootout on the border with Egypt. / Dudu Grunshpan / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — After a lull of two months, Israel has again been attacked from neighboring Egypt. On Oct. 22, the Israeli military reported an attack on the army near the southern border with Egypt. The military […]

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ISIL says its latest U.S. weapons were donations: ‘Spoils of war for the holy warriors’

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant continues to gain control of advanced U.S. weapons. ISIL said it captured U.S. military equipment in northern Syria. The equipment, dropped by U.S. Air Force planes, was meant for […]

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U.S. set to sell emergency ammo for Iraq’s remaining U.S. tanks

Newly-arrived U.S. Abrams tanks in Iraq in 2011.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States plans to sell munitions for Iraq’s main battle tank fleet which sustained heavy losses to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant this summer.. The State Department has approved an Iraqi request […]

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U.S. strikes destroy scores of estimated 2,500 tanks stolen by ISIL in Iraq

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported the destruction of scores of main battle tanks captured by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Many of the tanks were reportedly of U.S. origin. Officials said U.S.-led air strikes […]

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Report: ISIL forming air force with captured fighter jets, choppers

Iraq MiG-21s.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Syrian opposition has asserted that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant formed an air combat fleet. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIL captured fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft from Iraq and Syria […]

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Amnesty charges Baghdad allowing war crimes with Iran-backed revenge attacks on Sunnis

Iran-back Mahdi Army on parade.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias have been attacking the Sunni community in Iraq, a report said. Amnesty International said Shi’ite militias supported by Iran and the Baghdad government were abducting and killing Sunni civilians in 2014. Amnesty said […]

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ISIL’s stealth plotting against top Shi’ite militia ‘planned for months’

Mahdi fighters in military parade on the streets of Baghdad.  / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com BAGHDAD — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has targeted Iraq’s leading Shi’ite militia. Officials said ISIL has begun a campaign against the Mahdi Army, deemed the largest Shi’ite militia in Iraq. They said ISIL squads […]

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Egypt crackdown delivers ‘devastating blow’ to Ansar, Brotherhood networks

Egypt security forces struck in six provinces in the biggest operation this year.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has reported a crackdown on the Islamic insurgency network. The Interior Ministry said security forces raided suspected insurgency strongholds throughout northern Egypt. The ministry said 52 alleged operatives from eight cells were rounded up in […]

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Kurds blame Erdogan for tolerating ISIL presence in S. Turkey

Kurdish protesters gathered in front of a hospital to which Bagdu was rushed after being shot on Oct. 14. / DHA Photo

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant was believed to have established an operational presence in southern Turkey. Kurdish sources said ISIL was operating in southern Turkey against refugees from Syria. They said ISIL squads were […]

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UN peace-keeping force in Syria’s Golan Heights has essentially vanished

U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) vehicles leaving Golan Heights for Israel on Aug. 28. / Ronen Zvulun /  Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United Nations has acknowledged that little was left of its peace-keeping mission on Syria’s Golan Heights. Diplomats said attacks by Sunni rebels forced virtually all of the UN Disengagement Observer Force to abandon their […]

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