02.09.2018 - 08:59 [ ]

In Videos: Syrische Regierungskräfte ziehen Belagerungsring in Al-Suweida enger- ISIS pfeift aus dem letzten Loch

Die restlichen in der Nähe der US-Basis Al-Tanf im Süden Syriens umstellten ISIS-Terroristen sehen ihrem zeitnahen Ende entgegen. Die letzten Stellungen der Terrororganisation in der nördlichen Region Al-Safa im Gouvernement Al-Suweida, sind von syrischen Regierungskräften massiv unter Beschuss genommen worden.

Die syrische Nachrichtenagentur SANA teilte mit das einige belagerte ISIS-Kämpfer den Versuch unternommen haben sollen in Richtung Al-Tanaf zu fliehen, jedoch von Soldaten der syrischen Armee gestellt worden seien.

24.08.2018 - 17:40 [ ]

CentCom’s Votel: U.S. will stay in Syria to fight ISIS and keep an eye on Iran

(22.5.2018) In March, President Donald Trump said he would be pulling U.S. troops out of Syria „very soon.“ But they’re still there, and will stay there, to defeat what’s left of the so-called Islamic State, says the man in charge of military efforts in the region.

Despite the commander-in-chief’s comments, Army Gen. Joseph Votel said it didn’t require much pushback to convince Trump to stay the course.

24.08.2018 - 17:29 [ ]

ISIS 2.0: Islamic State Launches Massive Attack in Syria, Resurging in Iraq

(24.7.2018) Seven months after routing ISIS from large swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Department of Defense says a coalition of 77 nations and numerous international organizations remains determined to keep the terror group from resurfacing.

24.08.2018 - 17:22 [ Charles Bybelezer, The Media Line / Jerusalem Post ]

Analysis: The Islamic State’s push for a new caliphate

(16.8.2018) According to findings by the Lead Inspector General of Operation Inherent Resolve, the United States-led military coalition against the Islamic State, the terror group is much larger than previously thought and still poses a significant threat.

24.08.2018 - 15:16 [ Botschaft des Königreichs Saudi Arabien in Washington, D.C. ]

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Contributes $100 Million for Syria’s Stabilization Efforts: Raqqa and Areas of Northeast Syria Liberated from ISIS

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its continued commitment to serve as stabilizing force in the region, has contributed $100 million dollars for Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS-supported stabilization projects in areas liberated from ISIS in northeast Syria. This is the largest Coalition contribution to date for these liberated areas, and follows the pledge made by Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir during the July 12, 2018 Global Coalition Ministerial Conference in Brussels, hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

24.08.2018 - 15:02 [ ]

IS weiterhin mit Bankensystem verbunden: Trotz Sanktionen Zugang zum Finanzdienstleister Swift.

(3.3.2016) „Swift ist gemeinsam mit der für Swift zuständigen belgischen Aufsicht darum bemüht, dieses Risiko auf ein Minimum zu reduzieren“, zitierte das Magazin eine schriftliche Stellungnahme des Bundesfinanzministeriums. Konkret gehe es um die Filiale der Commercial Bank of Syria in der Islamistenhochburg Raqqa.

12.08.2018 - 13:48 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete des U.S. Repräsentantenhauses ]

VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Legislation to Stop Arming Terrorists

(8.12.2016) Under U.S. law it is illegal for any American to provide money or assistance to al-Qaeda, ISIS or other terrorist groups. If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Yet the U.S. government has been violating this law for years, quietly supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Jabhat Fateh al Sham and other terrorist groups with money, weapons, and intelligence support, in their fight to overthrow the Syrian government.

The CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. This support has allowed al-Qaeda and their fellow terrorist organizations to establish strongholds throughout Syria, including in Aleppo.

03.08.2018 - 16:58 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Syrian captures more than 200 terrorists alive in largest ISIS mass surrender (video)

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has captured more than 200 Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists alive in the Yarmouk Basin region after concluding their field operations in southwest Syria.

According to a field report, the more than 200 Islamic State fighters surrendered themselves to the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division after failing to fend off the government’s large-scale advance earlier this week.

03.08.2018 - 16:43 [ ]

U.S.-led Coalition Set to Launch Final Fight Against ISIS in Syria

“Because it is one of the last areas that they hold … we think the fight to dislodge them from that area is going to be difficult,” he said.

Gedney said the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab fighters, had enabled some civilian convoys to leave Hajin.

25.07.2018 - 12:42 [ Haaretz ]

‚At Least 50 Killed‘ in ISIS Suicide Attack in pro-Assad Syrian City Near Jordan Border

No group immediately claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attacks.

The rare attacks in Sweida and its capital, a predominantly Druze city, came amid a government offensive in the country’s south. Government forces are battling an affiliate of the Islamic State group near the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and near the border with Jordan.

30.06.2018 - 07:51 [ sherpa ]

Lafarge sued for Financing ISIS

Sherpa and the ECCHR (European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights), as well as 11 complainants who are former Syrian employees, represented by maître Marie Dosé and maître Jean-Christophe Ménard, are filing suit against cement-manufacturer Lafarge and its subsidiary Lafarge Cement Syria (LCS) for its actions in Syria. By having business relations with the terrorist group ISIS in Syria, this company may have taken part in the financing of the group, being therefore complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity.

20.06.2018 - 15:08 [ ]

Op-Ed: An Assessment of the Islamic State in 2018

(11.6.2018) Joseph V. Micallef is a best-selling military history and world affairs author, and keynote speaker. Follow him on Twitter @JosephVMicallef.

By all accounts, the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is virtually over — save for a few mopping-up operations.

20.06.2018 - 15:06 [ ]

What are the small East-most Syrian pockets of ISIS control on the Institute for the Study of War maps? And why are they still there?

(März 2016) Brian Collins, PhD candidate in linguistics at U of Queensland:

They exist for multiple reasons. One is that ISIS fighters can look like civilians and slip into those regions, take over, but not take over the land between those areas and Raqqa.

ISIS fighters could also drive in large numbers, so large that no one contests them on the roads and opposition forces just hide (…….)

03.04.2018 - 10:13 [ Daily Mail ]

SAS sniper killed by roadside bomb while embedded with Seal Team Six may have been lured into trap in manhunt for ISIS commander

(2.4.2018) – Sgt Matt Tonroe died on Thursday evening after a roadside bomb in Manjib
– The 33-year-old is the first British soldier to be killed fighting jihadis in Syria
– He was described as selfless, mischievous, a family man and a natural leader