ISIS/ISIL

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes

Islamic State’s daring and impudent oil smuggling into Turkey should become a high-priority target in order to cripple the terrorist group, President Putin said, backed by French President Francois Hollande. Both agree that the source of terrorist financing must be hit first and foremost. Commercial-scale oil smuggling from Islamic State controlled territory into Turkey must […]

‘No specific and credible intelligence’ of terrorist plot over Thanksgiving – Obama

‘No specific and credible intelligence’ of terrorist plot over Thanksgiving – Obama

President Barack Obama told the American people there is “no specific and credible” threat to the US after receiving special national security briefings two days in a row about potential holiday terrorism threats by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). “Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland,” […]

‘ISIS branch’ seeking to produce chemical weapons – Iraq and US intel

‘ISIS branch’ seeking to produce chemical weapons – Iraq and US intel

Islamic State has a branch devoted to creating chemical weapons, AP reports, citing Iraqi and US officials. Earlier, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also warned that Islamic State could potentially use chemical or biological weapons in its attacks. A special branch has been set up by Islamic State to develop chemical weapon for the terrorist […]