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U.S. sanctions Gaza terror group that declared support for ISIL

Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem has claimed responsibility for firing rockets from the Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has sanctioned an Al Qaida-inspired group in the Gaza Strip that early this year declared support for the ISIL. The State Department has announced sanctions on the Mujahadin Shura Council in the […]

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Pentagon confirms ISIL captured tanks, building ‘faster’ military force

ISIL fighters drive tanks through Raqqa, Syria.  /Twitter

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has determined that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was building an armored force. Officials said the U.S. intelligence community detected a presence of U.S. and Russian-origin armored vehicle platforms at […]

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U.S. revises intel on Al Qaida: Iran sent aid via Turkey to jihadists in Syria

An advertisement in Afghanistan about Iran-based Al Qaida financier Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, also known as Yassin Al Suri.   /PAJHWOK/Ahmad Quraishi

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. alert of a mass-casualty strike on Independence Day marked a revised assessment of Al Qaida by the American intelligence community. Al Qaida is like the Internet: It can be moved anywhere as […]

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Snowballing ISIL threat has revived terrorism, endangers international order

Mehdi Nemmouche, a suspect in Brussels Jewish museum shooting.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi The military success of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq is a propaganda coup for the recruitment of western jihadists who could pose a domestic terror threat to countries […]

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Gov. Perry: ‘Very real possibility’ ISIL has already exploited unsecured U.S. southern border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has become concerned over the prospect of infiltration by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Officials have acknowledged that ISIL could honor its threat to attack the United States. They said […]

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U.S. belatedly reports rescue operation for U.S. hostages in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of the National Security Council for an update on Iraq in the Roosevelt Room of the White House August 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama returned from his vacation in Martha's Vineyard to attend the briefing which included (L-R) White House Counsel Neil Eggleston; Counselor to the President John Podesta; Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken; Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Michael Dempsey.  /Win McNamee/Getty Images North America

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported a failed military operation in Syria. The White House said U.S. special operations forces were sent to Syria to rescue American hostages of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials […]

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Guns of August: A century after , the U.S. is aloof

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By John J. Metzler VIENNA, Austria–The countdown started in Sarajevo in June 1914, the conflagration followed in August. The assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb nationalist set in motion a series of events in which the great […]

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U.S. identifies top ISIL leaders

Abu Mohammed Al Adnani

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has identified top operatives of Al Qaida movements in Iraq and Syria. The State Department has designated two leading Al Qaida operatives for sanctions. The two were identified as Abu Mohammed Al […]

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UN IDs leading ISIL commanders, operatives

Abu Mohammed Al Adani

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United Nations has identified leading members of Al Qaida’s network in Iraq and Syria. The UN Security Council designated six Al Qaida operatives for international sanctions, imposing a travel ban and freezing any assets. […]

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U.S. Treasury reports ISIL funded by Kuwaiti networks, social media appeals

Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has again identified Kuwait as a financier of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Treasury Department asserted that Kuwait was being used to funnel large amounts of money to ISIL […]

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