Archiv: Islamic State (IS / ISIS / ISIL / Daesh / Islamischer Staat)

28.08.2021 - 08:43 [ ]

Nach Anschlag in Kabul: US-Drohnenangriff gegen den IS

Luftaufnahme des US-Verteidigungsministeriums | picture alliance/dpa
Nach Anschlag in Kabul US-Drohnenangriff gegen den IS

Stand: 28.08.2021 04:30 Uhr

Die Antwort der USA kam schnell: Als Reaktion auf den Anschlag am Flughafen von Kabul hat die US-Armee einen Drohnenangriff auf einen mutmaßlich Beteiligten der Terrormiliz IS geflogen.

28.08.2021 - 08:32 [ ]

US conducts military strike against ISIS-K planner

Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that military forces conducted an “over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner” in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan.

ISIS-K is based in the Nagarhar and Kunar provinces east of Kabul, according to NBC News.

27.08.2021 - 17:41 [ Glenn Greenwald / Rumble ]

Permanent War Advocates Exploit the Kabul Bombing to Demand More War

Glenn Greenwald analyzes the reactions to the horrific terror attack in Kabul this morning, and debunks the propagandistic talking points used by Deep State operatives and their media allies to push the US into indefinite war.

27.08.2021 - 17:12 [ Elijah J. Magnier, Veteran War correspondent Lived for over 35 yrs in Bosnia, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Sudan . / Twitter ]

The #Taliban are not angels. However, be aware of suicide attacks, assassinations et al because the „Islamic State“ #ISIS and the CIA are the two sides who benefit the most in destabilising #Afghanistan. /+


27.08.2021 - 17:04 [ Matt Taibbi / Twitter ]

Chait overlooks that the negative press for Biden this week is passing through the same loophole that allowed Trump to be praised by CNN when he bombed Syria – the overriding constant in American corporate media is fealty to the Pentagon.

27.08.2021 - 17:00 [ Lucas Tomlinson / Twitter ]

“We’re probably going to have to go back in” to Afghanistan to get ISIS, former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta tells CNN

27.08.2021 - 16:46 [ Dr. Wanda, CFA / Twitter ]

So who is funding ISIS-K?

27.08.2021 - 02:55 [ ]

IS-Terror am Flughafen Kabul

Die US-Botschaft hatte US-Bürger, die sich am Abbey Gate, East Gate oder North Gate aufhielten, in der Nacht zu Donnerstag dazu aufgerufen, das Gebiet „sofort“ zu verlassen. Großbritanniens Staatssekretär im Verteidigungsministerium, James Heappey, sprach noch am Morgen von der Drohung eines „ernsthaften, unmittelbaren, tödlichen Angriffs“ binnen Stunden auf den Flughafen oder die von westlichen Truppen genutzten Zentren.

21.08.2021 - 12:00 [ ]

David Petraeus‘ bright idea: give terrorists weapons to beat terrorists


Former CIA director David Petraeus is advocating giving arms to members of al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida off-shoot, to beat Isis. That is madness

17.08.2021 - 14:43 [ Washington Post ]

U.S. failed to keep proper track of more than $1 billion in weapons and equipment in Iraq

(May 24, 2017)

The arms and equipment transfers were apart of the Iraq Train and Equip Fund, a program that initially appropriated $1.6 billion under the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act to help Iraqi forces combat the rise of the Islamic State.

13.07.2021 - 13:17 [ ]

Strategieänderungen: IS baut Einfluss in Subsahara-Afrika aus

Der IS seinerseits könne „sich auf den Erfolg seiner Zweigorganisationen berufen, selbst wenn seine Kernorganisation im Irak und in Syrien und Franchise-Gruppen in Ländern wie Libyen und Afghanistan mit Rückschlägen zu kämpfen haben“ heißt es in „Foreign Policy“.

Als Brückenkopf in Afrika zum IS im Nahen Osten dient Libyen, dort haben sich auch aus Syrien und dem Irak geflüchtete Milzen niedergelassen. In dem Land, in dem es in weiten Teilen keine funktionierende Staatsmacht gibt, können sie fast beliebig schalten und walten.

17.12.2020 - 19:33 [ ]

Ein Terroranschlag und ein Kanzleramt, das keine Antworten gibt


Konkret. Am 20. Dezember 2016, dem Tag nach dem Anschlag, fand im Bundeskanzleramt wie jeden Dienstag die Besprechung der nachrichtendienstlichen Lage statt. Der BND, der vom Kanzleramt beaufsichtigt wird, übermittelte eine Information über den IS (Islamischer Staat), die Anfang November 2016 gewonnen worden war. Darin geht es um Beispiele für Anschläge mit Kraftfahrzeugen wie LKW auf Märkte oder in Fußgängerzonen. Die IS-Vorschläge lesen sich wie ein Drehbuch für die aktuelle Tat vom Breitscheidplatz.

01.12.2020 - 18:31 [ ]

Exclusive: Syrian general accused of war crimes ‚given new life in Europe by Mossad‘


By early 2014 he had made it to France with the help of French agents who may have believed the senior official could be a useful asset in the event of President Assad’s downfall, the senior French judicial source told The Telegraph.

“This was also just a few months before the 2015 terror attacks in Paris and the DGSE was desperate to get their hands on any leads about the Islamic State, which they knew was actively planning strikes,” said the source, who asked their name be withheld.

24.11.2020 - 11:54 [ ]

Ein Terroranschlag und ein Kanzleramt, das keine Antworten gibt

Konkret. Am 20. Dezember 2016, dem Tag nach dem Anschlag, fand im Bundeskanzleramt wie jeden Dienstag die Besprechung der nachrichtendienstlichen Lage statt. Der BND, der vom Kanzleramt beaufsichtigt wird, übermittelte eine Information über den IS (Islamischer Staat), die Anfang November 2016 gewonnen worden war. Darin geht es um Beispiele für Anschläge mit Kraftfahrzeugen wie LKW auf Märkte oder in Fußgängerzonen. Die IS-Vorschläge lesen sich wie ein Drehbuch für die aktuelle Tat vom Breitscheidplatz.

09.11.2020 - 23:17 [ The Hill ]

Top US official for Syria and ISIS to retire this month

Joel Rayburn, currently deputy assistant secretary and special envoy for Syria, will take on the responsibilities of engagement with Syria.

Ambassador Nathan Sales, the coordinator for counterterrorism, will take on the role of special envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

22.10.2020 - 08:53 [ ]

Obama tears into Trump at Philadelphia rally: ‚The next 13 days will matter for decades to come‘

Obama framed the election as a battle for democracy.

“Our democracy is not gonna work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up,” Obama said. “This notion of truthfulness and democracy and citizenship and being responsible — these aren’t Republican or Democratic principles. They’re American principles. … We need to reclaim them.”

20.10.2020 - 12:11 [ ]

Nearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter

The 291 new signatures announced Tuesday join 489 national security leaders who previously endorsed former Vice President Biden as having “the character, principles, wisdom and leadership necessary to address a world on fire.”

28.05.2020 - 21:09 [ Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations / NBC News ]

ISIS is using coronavirus to rebuild its terrorism network in Iraq and Syria

„What you are witnessing these days are only signs of big changes in the region that’ll offer greater opportunities than we had previously in the past decade” read an online message on Thursday from new ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Qurashi, translated by Hassan Hassan, director of the Non-State Actors in Fragile Environments Program at the Center for Global Policy and a co-author of „ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror.“

11.04.2020 - 23:24 [ The Express Tribune ]

Kabul refuses to hand over IS regional chief to Islamabad

The statement underscored that as Farooqi was involved in anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan, he should be handed over to Pakistan for further investigation and also suggested that the two sides should coordinate actions against the menace of terrorism, including through established mechanisms.

07.03.2020 - 12:27 [ H.K / Twitter ]

Former #ISIS commander Ahmad Hassoun is now a field commander in the #Turkish backed SNA in northern #Aleppo.

22.01.2020 - 18:11 [ Hurriyet Daily News ]

NATO chief says Turkey crucial in fight against ISIL

„No ally has suffered more terrorist attacks than Turkey. They are important in the fight against Daesh. They are the only ally which is bordering Syria and Iraq,“ he said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIL.

Stoltenberg’s remarks came during a speech at the European Parliament in Brussels.

16.11.2019 - 10:02 [ Voice of America ]

Al-Baghdadi Killed in Idlib, a Hotbed of Terror Groups, Foreign Fighters


“Several groups that have ties with al-Qaida have presence in this area,” said Sadradeen Kinno, a Syrian researcher who closely follows Islamic militant groups in the country.

He noted that Huras al-Din is one of the groups that has operated in the area for a long time.

Huras al-Din emerged in Syria in early 2018 after several factions broke away from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) following al-Nusra’s decision to sever ties with al-Qaida.

16.11.2019 - 09:40 [ ]

Grüne drängen wegen Offensive der Türkei auf Rücknahme von IS-Kämpfern


„Die Bundesregierung muss jetzt dafür sorgen, dass die in Nordsyrien inhaftierten Dschihadisten und ihre Angehörigen zügig nach Deutschland zurückgeholt werden“, sagte er den Zeitungen des Redaktionsnetzwerks Deutschland

28.10.2019 - 17:48 [ New York Times ]

Watching the Raid Was Like a Movie, the President Said. Except There Was No Live Audio.

In fact, in recent years American Special Operations forces have moved away from using helmet cameras to pipe back video in real time on every mission because it is often violent and disorienting, and invites instant quarterbacking from back in command centers.

Perhaps because of the importance of this raid, though, the Delta Force operators were wearing body cameras, officials said, but those cameras do not broadcast in real time; instead the video in those cameras is configured to be downloaded and reviewed after the operation is complete.

27.10.2019 - 14:14 [ Mazloum Abdî مظلوم عبدي, official account of SDF General / Twitter ]

For five months there has been joint intel cooperation on the ground and accurate monitoring, until we achieved a joint operation to kill Abu Bakir al-Bagdadi. Thanks to everybody who participate in this great mission. @realDonaldTrump #SDF #USArmy #Rojava


27.10.2019 - 08:50 [ NBC News ‏/ Twitter ]

DEVELOPING: „Something very big has just happened!“ President Trump tweeted at 9:23 p.m. ET. A White House official tells @NBCNews that the president will be making a statement Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.

27.10.2019 - 08:03 [ Shashank Joshi, Defence Editor at @TheEconomist / Twitter ]

“Baghdadi was believed to have been killed in a raid after midnight on Saturday involving helicopters, warplanes and a ground clash in the village of Brisha near the Turkish border.”

27.10.2019 - 07:44 [ CNN ]

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi believed to have been killed in a US military raid, sources say

The raid was carried out by special operations commandos, a source familiar with the operation told CNN.

The CIA assisted in locating the ISIS leader, the defense official said.

27.10.2019 - 07:37 [ Newsweek ]

Trump Approves Special Ops Raid Targeting ISIS Leader Baghdadi, Military Says He’s Dead

The senior Pentagon official said there was a brief firefight when U.S. forces entered the compound in Idlib’s Barisha village and that Baghdadi then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest. Family members were present. According to Pentagon sources, no children were harmed in the raid but two Baghdadi wives were killed after detonating their own explosive vests.

20.10.2019 - 12:20 [ Radio Utopie ]

Unfassbares Versagen der „Linksfraktion“ bei parlamentarischer Aufklärung über Schattenarmee „IS“

(27. August 2014)

Waffenlieferungen in den Irak bzw nach Kurdistan: Versagt „Die Linke“ im Bundestag bei der parlamentarischen Aufklärung über die Schattenarmeen unter dem Label „Islamischer Staat“ bwz bei der Aufklärung und Kontrolle der Aktivitäten der Geheimdienste, vorneweg dem Bundesnachrichtendienst B.N.D.? Oder ist das bereits aktive Selbstsabotage und Kollaboration?

Urteilen Sie selbst.

20.10.2019 - 11:59 [ ]

Turkish ISIS fighter tells Rudaw: I want to go somewhere with ‘more freedom, like Europe’


“I want to live in a place where I can live freely,” Qasim told Rudaw, surrounded by tens of fellow ISIS detainees in a windowless room. “I want to go to any country that has more freedom like the European countries, for example, Germany or Sweden.”

19.10.2019 - 10:52 [ ]

The US has backed 21 of the 28 ‘crazy’ militias leading Turkey’s brutal invasion of northern Syria


According to a research paper published this October by the pro-government Turkish think tank, SETA, “Out of the 28 factions [in the Turkish mercenary force], 21 were previously supported by the United States, three of them via the Pentagon’s program to combat DAESH. Eighteen of these factions were supplied by the CIA via the MOM Operations Room in Turkey, a joint intelligence operation room of the ‘Friends of Syria’ to support the armed opposition. Fourteen factions of the 28 were also recipients of the U.S.-supplied TOW anti-tank guided missiles.”

19.10.2019 - 10:39 [ ]

Former navy admiral behind bin Laden raid warns of ‚barbarians at our gate‘


“They have invited young men and some women in so that they can act out their greatest perversion. It’s not about an ideology. It’s not about the caliphate,” McRaven said at a national security conference in Austin, the Austin American-Statesman reported on Friday.

“I believe that they bring people in because they realize they can kill, they can rape with impunity, they can torture, they can do these barbaric things in the name of Islam.”

10.10.2019 - 15:13 [ Tagesschau ]

Verfassungsgericht: Bundeswehr-Einsatz gegen IS ist rechtens

Das heißt, nicht nur die NATO oder die UN sind Verbindungen, im Rahmen derer nach unserem Grundgesetz militärische Einsätze erlaubt sind. Auch die EU ist ein passender Rahmen.

27.08.2019 - 20:24 [ Al-Masdar News ]

ISIS launches big attack against Syrian Army troops in Deir Ezzor

These Islamic State attacks have become prevalent over the last three months, as they often hit the Syrian Army’s positions and then disappear into the desert.

In addition to targeting the Syrian Army’s positions, the Islamic State also carries out attacks against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) along the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley.

05.08.2019 - 17:46 [ Haaretz ]

Syria’s Idlib: The Hot Potato the U.S., Russia and Turkey Are Fighting Over

In fact, Turkey is threatening to launch a broad campaign to take over Syrian territory in the area between eastern Syria and the Euphrates River to “cleanse” it from Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.

This is precisely what the United States, which sees itself as the protector of the Kurdish allies who fought alongside it against ISIS, is afraid of.

05.08.2019 - 17:23 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Iraqi Army begins 3rd phase of operation against ISIS

The Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations of Iraq, Special Forces Team, Abdel-Emir Rashid Yarallah, told the Sputnik News Agency in a statement on Monday that the Iraqi Armed Forces had begun the third phase of the operation, with the primary target being the Diyala countryside.

02.08.2019 - 15:27 [ ]

Trump threatens to release thousands of Isis fighters ‘to Europe’

“We have thousands of Isis fighters that we want Europe to take and let’s see if they take them. And if they don’t take them, we’ll probably have to release them to Europe,” Mr Trump said on the White House lawn on Thursday.

The SDF is thought to be holding around 13,000 foreigners suspected of Isis links — not including Iraqi or Syrian fighters. That number is made up of 2,000 men and 11,000 women and children, most of whom were detained when the terror group’s caliphate fell earlier this year.

23.04.2019 - 15:31 [ ]

The Latest: New Zealand: No intel linking Sri Lanka bombings

The office of New Zealand’s prime minister says she is aware of comments linking Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings to the mosque attacks in Christchurch, though it hasn’t “seen any intelligence upon which such an assessment might be based.”

The statement came Tuesday after Sri Lanka’s minister of defense, Ruwan Wijewardene, made the claim to Parliament, without offering evidence.

23.04.2019 - 15:30 [ ]

ISIS claim responsibility for Sri Lanka bombing as officials say it was retaliation for Christchurch mosque shootings and attack on a FOURTH hotel failed – as CCTV emerges of church bomber

‚The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka [on Sunday] was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,‘ state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament today.

01.03.2019 - 01:44 [ Reuters ]

Trump says all Islamic State territory retaken, contradicting allied commander

Trump made his comments while talking to U.S. troops in Alaska about the progress his administration has made in Afghanistan and the Middle East over the past two years. He stopped in Alaska on his way back from talks in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

18.02.2019 - 06:18 [ Zeit Online Politik ‏/ Twitter ]

Deutschland benötigt für die Rückführung von IS-Kämpfern aus #Syrien laut Bundesinnenminister Heiko #Maas mehr Informationen und Ermittlungsverfahren.

18.02.2019 - 06:17 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial. The Caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them……..

10.02.2019 - 17:36 [ Fox News ]

I gave the US trucks and ammunition to Al Qaeda‘: The chaotic US effort to arm Syrian rebels

(15.5.2018) A second Obama administration program, „Timber Sycamore,“ was started by the CIA in late 2012 with the similar aim of arming rebels. This particular operation was active along the Turkish border to Syria’s north, and a Jordanian crossing in the south, referred to as the “Southern Front.”

But Syrian opposition figures say this program was also compromised, with arms falling into the hands of ISIS or Al Nusra.

The program initially supplied light weapons. But as the Syrian civil war intensified, the U.S. strengthened its commitment by providing selected rebels with American “tune-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided” antitank missiles, better known as BGM-71 TOWs.

07.02.2019 - 09:11 [ US State Department ]

Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS/DAESH

9. In 2019, the Coalition expects to concentrate on implementing the Working Group action plans. With the conventional military effort against ISIS in Syria nearing culmination and shifting to a supporting rather than a central role, the Coalition members will open a discussion to plan the next phase of the campaign. This could involve an effort to counter ISIS’s reversion to insurgency in Syria and Iraq. It could also include, addressing ISIS’s trans-border networks, branches, and affiliates, which continue to present a significant, and in some cases, growing threat to the members of our Coalition as highlighted by the June 2018 Coalition meeting of Political Directors with a focus on Africa held in Skhirate, Morocco. In particular, the Coalition should remain united in its efforts to undermine ISIS’s brand by rolling back its access to the information space as a tool to spread its toxic ideology and propaganda. The Coalition is determined to increase the pressure to disrupt ISIS’s trans-regional network through increased information sharing and complementary efforts in counter-finance, strategic communication, law enforcement, the justice sector, and security for our homelands. Coalition Working Groups and members will strive to ensure that our goals are met across the broader diplomatic and counterterrorism ecosystem, and does not seek to duplicate existing mechanisms and lines of effort. The Coalition has gathered unique experience and information while fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria that can be of value to other international organizations and groupings combating terrorism.

10. We are gratified by the momentum collectively generated by the Coalition and its partners and once again express our determination to deliver ISIS an enduring defeat. Our joint engagement in Iraq and Syria will continue. We recognize the need for sustained coordination and consultation of the Coalition across all its lines of efforts and especially in the Core. The four Working Groups of the Coalition – Foreign Terrorist Fighters, Counter-ISIS Financing, Communications, and Stabilization – are essential, and we remain dedicated to their continued progress. With this in mind, we look forward to the Political Directors’ meeting in late spring and the regular meeting of the Coalition Working Groups in the year ahead.

07.02.2019 - 09:10 [ Ruptly ]

LIVE: Trump delivers remarks to ministers as part of ‘Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’

US President Donald Trump is delivering remarks at the State Department in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 6 at a meeting with foreign ministers whose countries are part of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The 79-member coalition is expected to discuss the future of campaigns in Iraq and Syria, which will focus on safeguarding against a resurgence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) through stabilisation and security assistance.

07.02.2019 - 09:01 [ ]

Trump bei Anti-IS-Koalition: „Nur noch Überreste – aber gefährliche“

Trump sprach bei einem Treffen der Außenminister der Internationalen Koalition im Kampf gegen den IS, der oft auch als ISIS abgekürzt wird. Der Koalition gehören 79 Mitglieder an – darunter die EU-Staaten, die USA, die Türkei und viele arabische Länder.

07.02.2019 - 08:59 [ TEAM ABABU. ‏/ Twitter ]

CAS @AbabuNamwamba arrived in Washington DC last evening to lead the Kenyan delegation to the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, hosted by US Secretary of State Hon Mike Pompeo at the State Department.

07.02.2019 - 08:47 [ Ambassador Sung Kim ‏/ Twitter ]

We are proud to partner with the Philippines and other members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Multinational collaboration and information-sharing has allowed us to disrupt potential attacks worldwide and diminish ISIS’s online influence.

07.02.2019 - 08:43 [ Margot Wallström,Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden / Twitter ]

Discussing peace & stabilisation of liberated areas in Iraq and Syria with leaders at the global coalition to defeat ISIS meeting in Washington DC. Root causes that enabled Daesh should be addressed and their reach and impact on social media must be countered.

07.02.2019 - 08:40 [ ]

Anti-ISIS coalition holds meeting in Washington

A meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met in Washington to focus on what happens once the U.S. withdraws its troops from Syria. Jackson Proskow reports.

28.12.2018 - 13:26 [ Hurriyet ]

Syria military takes control of key town as Erdoğan warns of ‚psychological action‘

Syria’s military announced Dec. 28 it has taken control of the flash-point northern town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive.

The announcement was quickly welcomed by the Kremlin, whose spokesman Dmitry Peskov called it a „positive step“ that could help stabilize the situation.

Turkey, on the other hand, questioned Syria’s motive with the announcement.

28.12.2018 - 13:21 [ People’s Defense Units (YPG) ]

Our forces focus on the fight against ISIS

In conjunction with this, we invite the Syrian government forces which are obliged to protect the same country, nation and borders, to assert control over the areas our forces have withdrawn from, in particularly Manbij, and to protect these areas against a Turkish invasion.

28.12.2018 - 13:18 [ ]

Konflikt in Nordsyrien: Assad unterstützt Kurden gegen die Türkei

Vor einer drohenden Offensive der Türkei im Norden Syriens hat die syrische Armee Truppen in die bisher von Kurden beherrschte Stadt Manbidsch verlegt. Zuvor hatten die Kurden Machthaber Assad um Hilfe gebeten.

28.12.2018 - 13:16 [ ]

Geplanter US-Truppenabzug Syrische: Kurden bitten Assad um Hilfe gegen die Türkei

Die kurdischen Volksverteidigungseinheiten (YPG) in Syrien haben die Regierung von Staatschef Baschar al-Assad um Beistand bei der erwarteten türkischen Militäroffensive gebeten. Die YPG rief die Regierung in Damaskus auf, Truppen in die von ihnen kontrollierten Gebiete im Norden Syriens zu verlegen.

27.12.2018 - 16:00 [ ]

Trump: „Es ist Zeit, dass wir unser Hirn einsetzen“

Mit Blick auf die zahlreichen US-Militäreinsätze in der Welt sagte Trump: „Wir sind auf der ganzen Welt verteilt. Wir sind in Ländern, von denen die meisten Menschen noch nicht einmal gehört haben. Ehrlich gesagt, es ist lächerlich.“

27.12.2018 - 10:55 [ ]

Trump-Besuch im Irak: „Wir können nicht der Weltpolizist sein“

„Wir sind nicht länger die Dummen, Leute“, sagte Trump. „Vor acht Jahren sind wir für drei Monate dahin gegangen und nie abgezogen. Jetzt machen wir das Richtige und werden es beenden.“ Die Vereinigten Staaten könnten nicht weiter Weltpolizist sein.

Für einen US-Truppenabzug aus dem Irak gebe es dagegen „überhaupt keine Pläne“, sagte Trump. Mehr als 5000 Soldaten der USA sind im Irak stationiert.

24.12.2018 - 11:58 [ BBC ]

Syria conflict: Macron criticises Trump’s withdrawal decision

The US said the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated, a claim disputed by allies and US politicians.

France, a key part of the US-led coalition against IS in Syria and Iraq, said its troops would remain in Syria.

24.12.2018 - 11:06 [ ]

‘No Reason to Panic’ Over US Decision to Withdraw Troops From Syria Says Former Israeli General

“Trump’s declaration on US forces withdrawal from Syria is a significant step, but there’s no reason to panic,” posted Yadlin in a Twitter thread. “2000 US troops came to Syria to fight against ISIS and had no authorities to act against Iran.”

The “authorities” Yadlin appears to be referencing is the Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed by Congress that allows the United States to fight those responsible for the 9/11 attacks. It does not include Iran.

24.12.2018 - 10:43 [ ]

Israel confounded, confused by Syria withdrawal, Mattis resignation

Combined with the departures of Chief of Staff John Kelly and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Israeli officials are scrambling to determine who is left in the White House who can convince President Donald Trump to think of Israel before taking such drastic security moves, as Mattis successfully did in the past, U.S. and Israeli officials said.

“There is no question that Israeli officials are concerned about the U.S. pulling out,” said Dan Shapiro, U.S. ambassador to Israel in the Obama administration. “It was done without any meaningful consultation with them.”

23.12.2018 - 20:44 [ ]

ISIS FIGHT GOES ON: Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson insists fight against ISIS ‘will go on’ in Afghanistan and Syria despite Donald Trump withdrawing US troops

DEFENCE Secretary Gavin Williamson has insisted the fight to secure Syria and Afghanistan would endure – despite Trump’s shock withdrawal of troops from both war zones.

23.12.2018 - 14:07 [ Jason Ditz / ]

US Envoy to ISIS War Resigns, Criticizes Syria Pullout

McGurk was intended to coordinate with the 79 countries involved in the US-led coalition against ISIS. It is not clear who his replacement will be, but with the administration arguing ISIS is defeated, there may be a low priority for this position.

23.12.2018 - 14:00 [ Jason Ditz / ]

US-Gesandter für den ISIS-Krieg tritt zurück, kritisiert Abzug aus Syrien

Nach Mattis und jetzt McGurk gibt es Spekulationen, dass weitere in den nächsten Tagen zurücktreten werden, weil sie auch gegen Trumps Befehl sind, Syrien zu verlassen. Es wird angenommen, dass es im Pentagon eine breite Einheit in Richtung Aufrechterhaltung des Krieges gibt, was durch die Anzahl der Pentagon-Beamten belegt wird, die die letzten zwei Jahre damit verbracht haben, die langfristige Präsenz dort zu besprechen.

23.12.2018 - 12:29 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

If anybody but your favorite President, Donald J. Trump, announced that, after decimating ISIS in Syria, we were going to bring our troops back home (happy & healthy), that person would be the most popular hero in America. With me, hit hard instead by the Fake News Media. Crazy!

23.12.2018 - 12:29 [ Josh Rogin / Washington Post ]

Trump is leaving 50,000 Syrian civilians to die

President Trump’s surprise decision to rapidly withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria is meeting with intense criticism by foreign policy experts, who denounce it as strategically stupid, reckless for national security and a blow to America’s global credibility. But inside Syria, the consequences are even more serious. For one example, 50,000 Syrian civilian refugees living under the direct protection of the U.S. military are suddenly fearing for their lives.

22.12.2018 - 21:43 [ Rudaw ]

US envoy to anti-ISIS coalition quits over Trump’s Syria move

Taking over for now for McGurk will be his deputy, retired Lt. Gen. Terry Wolff, who served three tours of active duty in Iraq.

Jim Jeffrey, a veteran diplomat who was appointed special representative for Syria engagement in August, is expected to stay in his position, officials said.

22.12.2018 - 21:19 [ Reuters ]

Iraqi PM discusses U.S. withdrawal from Syria with Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that the U.S. is still committed to fighting Islamic State in Iraq and other areas despite its planned troop withdrawal from Syria, Abdul Mahdi’s office said on Saturday.

22.12.2018 - 18:09 [ ]

Jeremy Scahill’s Top 10 Takeaways on Mattis Exit and Possible US Withdrawal From Syria and Afghanistan

„This is an opportunity for progressive forces to assert an alternative vision for U.S. foreign policy.“

22.12.2018 - 18:01 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

War In Afghanistan Ending?

Is the war in Afghanistan about to be over? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

22.12.2018 - 15:15 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

The hysterical reaction to the decision to withdraw troops from Syria is astonishing & shows just how attached to war some are. Lindsey Graham & others want us to continue our regime change war in Syria and to go to war with Iran. That’s why they’re so upset.

22.12.2018 - 15:08 [ Brasco_Aad ‏/ Twitter ]

Wow “All US State Department personnel are being evacuated from Syria within 24 hours.“ | US official. The CIA is also leaving Syria.


21.12.2018 - 15:49 [ ]

Jimmy Dore Slams Liberal Hawks on Syria

Jimmy Dore is fantastic! Listen to him skewer liberal hawks on Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria:

21.12.2018 - 15:46 [ ]

Trump To End Unconstitutional Syria War – Washington Heads Are Exploding

The warmongering Left has joined forces with the neocons to demand that President Trump reverse course in his recent decision to pull US troops from Syria. Neocons claim that ISIS will increase with the US absence, but it was the very US intervention in the region – that they supported – that led to the rise of extremist and terrorist groups. Meanwhile, some principled progressives are putting politics aside to praise the president’s move.

21.12.2018 - 15:36 [ New York Times ]

U.S. to Withdraw About 7,000 Troops From Afghanistan, Officials Say

President Trump made the decision to pull the troops — about half the number the United States has in Afghanistan now — at the same time he decided to pull American forces out of Syria, one official said.

The announcement came hours after Jim Mattis, the secretary of defense, said that he would resign from his position at the end of February after disagreeing with the president over his approach to policy in the Middle East.

21.12.2018 - 15:19 [ ]

Rückzug aus Syrien: Bundesregierung reagiert irritiert auf den US-Alleingang

(heute) „Die Bundesregierung hat die Entscheidung der USA, über die sie vorab nicht informiert worden ist, zur Kenntnis genommen“, sagte die stellvertretende Regierungssprecherin Ulrike Demmer am Freitag in Berlin. „Als Verbündeter und Teil der Anti-IS-Koalition hätten wir vorherige Konsultationen mit der US-Regierung über einen Abzug der US-Truppen als hilfreich empfunden.“

21.12.2018 - 05:26 [ Radio Utopie ]

U.S.-Imperium will „globale Koalition“ für Terrorkrieg 2.0 und bastelt an „Nachrüstung“ der Kriegsvollmacht aus 2001

(2.September 2014) Auf dem Gipfel des Nordatlantikpakts in Wales wird es weniger um Russland als um die Frage gehen, mit welcher schwachsinnigen Ausrede nun die N.A.T.O. den am 4. Oktober 2001 ausgerufenen „kollektiven Verteidigungsfall“ aufrechterhalten will.

Eine Option: Noch mehr Eroberungen islamischer Staaten, wegen dem „Islamischen Staat“.

Am 26. August berichtete Radio Utopie, wie die Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika in der laufenden Farce um angeblich ohne Zutun oder Kenntnis eigener oder alliierter Kräfte unter den Labeln „Islamischer Staat“, „Isis“ und „Isil“ aus dem Nichts aufgetauchten Schattenarmeen in Syrien und Irak die Bereitschaft der Weltöffentlichkeit testete eine offene Invasion Syriens zu akzeptieren.

21.12.2018 - 05:20 [ ]

79 Partners united in defeating Daesh.

The Global Coalition against Daesh was formed in September 2014 and is unique in its membership, scope and commitment.

20.12.2018 - 21:16 [ Heiko Maas, Bundesaußenminister & Saarländer / Twitter ]

Der Kampf gegen den IS entscheidet sich auf der langen Strecke: Um zu stabilisieren, braucht es Sicherheit und politische Ordnung. Deshalb arbeiten wir mit unseren Partnern für einen politischen Prozess. Die Führungsrolle muss bei den Vereinten Nationen liegen. (2/2)

20.12.2018 - 21:13 [ Heiko Maas, Bundesaußenminister & Saarländer / Twitter ]

Die abrupte Entscheidung der #USA, ihre Truppen aus #Syrien abzuziehen, ist nicht nur für uns überraschend. Der IS ist zurückgedrängt, aber die Bedrohung noch da. Es besteht die Gefahr, dass diese Entscheidung dem Kampf gegen IS schadet und die erreichten Erfolge gefährdet. (1/2)

19.12.2018 - 20:38 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.

19.12.2018 - 20:37 [ ]

Trump Shocker: ‘We’re Leaving Syria!’ Does He Mean It?

After a leak in the Wall Street Journal suggested a major reversal in US policy in Syria, President Trump confirmed in a Tweet this morning that the US was withdrawing from Syria. Starting immediately. Will the president follow through? What will the neocons do? Is there another false-flag danger? On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

19.12.2018 - 20:36 [ Nick Paton Walsh / CNN ]

Trump is leaving the fight against ISIS (and influence in the Middle East) to Russia and Iran

Over 2,000 American special forces in the north of Syria, fighting the fight against ISIS, but also providing a significant bang for their buck.
But to widespread surprise, US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the US intends to rapidly withdraw from Syria.

19.12.2018 - 20:00 [ NZZ,ch ]

Trump ordnet US-Rückzug aus Syrien an

Nach einem Rückzug der amerikanischen Truppen könnte der Weg frei werden für eine neuen Militäroffensive der Türkei. Die Regierung in Ankara droht schon seit langem mit einer weiteren Operation gegen die YPG. Erst in der vergangenen Woche kündigte der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan eine Offensive an.

30.11.2018 - 10:29 [ Radio Utopie ]

„Al Kaida“-Ableger in Deutschland offenbar nicht einmal verboten

(27.5.2017) ie in „Tahrir al-Sham“ umbenannte „Al Nusra Front“, ein „Al Kaida“-Ableger im Krieg gegen Syrien, wird von den Regierung der U.S.A. und Kanada nicht als terroristische Organisation gelistet. Auch in Deutschland ist „Tahrir al-Sham“ offenbar nicht verboten.

Was für den Staat insofern konsequent ist, weil er selbst die „Al Nusra Front“ offenbar nie verboten hat und es Monate gedauert hatte, bevor der Staat den „Islamischen Staat“ verbot.

30.11.2018 - 10:24 [ ]

Der Islamische Staat gilt in Deutschland nicht als Terrororganisation

(16.8.2014) Verlangt wird etwas weltfremd, dass sich der Islamische Staat und andere islamistische Terrororganisationen auflösen und entwaffnen. China, so der Redebeitrag des chinesischen UN-Botschafters, sieht im Gebrauch der Kommunikationstechniken durch den Islamischen Staat eine Bestätigung, das Internet zu zensieren.

30.11.2018 - 10:22 [ ]

Verbot extremistischer Symbole wird ausgeweitet

Um welche Embleme, Zeichen und Darstellungen es konkret geht, wird in einer Verordnung näher ausgeführt.

23.11.2018 - 08:27 [ Times of Israel ]

Ya’alon: I would prefer Islamic State to Iran in Syria

(19.1.2016) Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Tuesday that Iran poses a greater threat than the Islamic State, and that if the Syrian regime were to fall, Israel would prefer that IS was in control of the territory than an Iranian proxy.

“In Syria, if the choice is between Iran and the Islamic State, I choose the Islamic State. They don’t have the capabilities that Iran has,” Ya’alon told a conference held by the Institute of National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.

20.11.2018 - 10:15 [ IWN ‏/ Twitter ]

Al Safa Volcanic Field in Southern #Syria Liberated from #ISIS + Video Most likely, ISIS terrorists have retreated to the 55-kilometer Al-Tanf zone which is under American surveillance, or some have escaped to the northern deserts.

13.11.2018 - 10:31 [ Radio Utopie ]

U.S.-Imperium will „globale Koalition“ für Terrorkrieg 2.0 und bastelt an „Nachrüstung“ der Kriegsvollmacht aus 2001

(2.September 2014) Auf dem Gipfel des Nordatlantikpakts in Wales wird es weniger um Russland als um die Frage gehen, mit welcher schwachsinnigen Ausrede nun die N.A.T.O. den am 4. Oktober 2001 ausgerufenen „kollektiven Verteidigungsfall“ aufrechterhalten will.

Eine Option: Noch mehr Eroberungen islamischer Staaten, wegen dem „Islamischen Staat“.

06.11.2018 - 06:07 [ ]

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

(3.März 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.

06.11.2018 - 06:05 [ Business Insider ]

Here’s how ISIS still has access to the global financial system

(24.März 2015) Targeting the group’s finances has therefore become one of the anti-ISIS coalition’s five primary lines of effort. On March 19-20, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Italy co-chaired the inaugural meeting of the Counter-ISIL Finance Group in Rome.

The first goal laid out in the group’s action plan is to prevent the self-styled Islamic State from using „the international financial system, including unregulated money remitters.“

03.11.2018 - 11:20 [ Moon of Alabama ‏/ Twitter ]

1. SDF retreats from a minor ISIS attack opening its path towards the Iraqi border. 2. SDF suspends anti-ISIS operation. Sounds like a plan to give ISIS new momentum to act in Iraq where it can help the U.S. to gain leverage over its new government. cc @ejmalrai

03.11.2018 - 11:18 [ ]

Turkish Newspaper: ISIS In Syria Receives Weapons Directly From US-led Coalition

A commander in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) confirmed to Yeni Safak that the U.S. had handed over weapons to ISIS in the town of al-Mansurah, west of the city of Raqqa, and in the area of al-Tanaf, near the border with Iraq.

According to the commander, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the US-led coalition formed a group of Kurds and Arabs to facilitate the delivery of weapons to ISIS terrorists. The PPK and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) played a key role in the process.

03.11.2018 - 11:17 [ Al Masdar News ]

Syrian Army seizes US-made weapons left behind by Daesh in Deir Ezzor (photos)

A SANA reporter said that during the combing operation to cleanse the liberated areas from the terrorist remnants, the authorities uncovered a cache containing 450,000 bullets of US-made medium-caliber machine guns from Daesh’s remnants in the Al-Mayadeen area.

Below are a number of photos that were captured by SANA of the weapons cache that was seized by the Syrian military this week:

17.10.2018 - 20:18 [ Presseportal ]

Geheimoperation von Verfassungsschutz und BKA verhindert IS-Anschlag in Deutschland

(heute) Im Oktober 2017 stellten sich Marcia M. und ihr Ehemann Oguz G. während des Falls von Rakka den kurdischen Behörden. Sie sitzen seitdem in kurdischen Gefängnissen in Nordsyrien in Haft und warten auf ihre Überstellung nach Deutschland. Gegenüber dem Bundesnachrichtendienst hat Marcia M. mittlerweile ihre Beteiligung an dem Plan eingeräumt.

17.10.2018 - 19:51 [ Youtube ]

Was treibt die Bundespolizei in Saudi-Arabien? Fakt vom 30.05.2011

Nach wochenlangen Recherchen liegen dem MDR neue Belege dafür vor, dass deutsche Beamte in Saudi-Arabien für den Rüstungskonzern EADS arbeiten. Aus internen Unterlagen geht außerdem hervor, dass die Bundespolizisten saudische Sicherheitskräfte für Situationen wie Demonstrationen und Unruhen fit machen

17.10.2018 - 19:46 [ Der Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof ]

Übernahme der Ermittlungen wegen des Brandanschlags und der Geiselnahme vom 15. Oktober 2018 am Kölner Hauptbahnhof

Am Mittag des 15. Oktober 2018 begab sich der Beschuldigte im Kölner Hauptbahnhof in ein Schnellrestaurant. Er schüttete dort eine brennbare Flüssigkeit aus und setzte diese in Brand. Eine 14-Jährige rutschte bei ihrer Flucht vor den Flammen darauf aus und erlitt erhebliche Verletzungen. Der Beschuldigte floh anschließend in eine Apotheke und nahm dort eine Geisel. Er stellte telefonisch verschiedene Forderungen. Unter anderem verlangte er, nach Syrien zum „Islamischen Staat“ (IS) ausreisen zu können. Die Apotheke wurde durch ein Spezialeinsatzkommando gestürmt. Dabei wurde die Geisel durch den Beschuldigten verletzt.

Nach dem bisherigen Erkenntnisstand liegen zureichende Anhaltspunkte für einen radikal-islamistischen Hintergrund der Tat vor. Sie ergeben sich unter anderem aus Zeugenangaben.

13.10.2018 - 19:50 [ ]

ISIS Kills And Captures Scores Of SDF Fighters During Large Hit And Run Attack In Southeastern Deir Ezzor

In details, ISIS fighters took advantage of the bad weather conditions and attacked several positions of US-backed forces around the towns of al-Kashmah and al-Bahrah. After overrunning theses positions, the terrorists stormed the Hajin refugee camp and several military positions around it.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that ISIS abducted over 130 families from the Hajin camp during the attack. The SDF, which is responsible for the camp, is yet to confirm or deny this.

13.10.2018 - 19:48 [ ]

IS-Kämpfer entführen mehr als hundert Familien in Syrien

Aus Kreisen des oppositionellen „Rats von Dair-as-Saur“ hieß es, dass hunderte Menschen entführt worden seien, darunter auch 23 Kämpfer der von den Kurden geführten Syrischen Demokratischen Kräfte (SDF).

11.10.2018 - 05:16 [ BBC ]

Raqqa’s dirty secret

(13.11.2017) The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.

02.10.2018 - 17:28 [ ZDF ]

V-Mann-Skandal beim Berliner Verfassungsschutz: Reise für Minderjährigen zu IS organisiert?

(25.9.2018) V-Mann Emanuel P. arbeitete nach Frontal 21-Recherchen von Mai 2013 bis September 2015 im Auftrag des Berliner Verfassungsschutzes in der Islamistenszene und war im Umfeld des Attentäters Anis Amri eingesetzt.

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.

18.08.2018 - 08:03 [ Kris Paronto, 2/75 Army Ranger ‏/ Twitter ]

..Or caught lying to congress OR caught spying on Pres. candidates OR caught using their positions to influence US elections OR caught fabricating stories about attacks on US personnel in Libya OR providing weapons to ISIS backed militias in Syria ..should I go on @JohnBrennan ?

17.08.2018 - 15:19 [ ]

D: Geflüchtete soll früherem IS-Peiniger begegnet sein

Eine nach Deutschland geflohene Jesidin soll in Schwäbisch Gmünd einem Mitglied der Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat (IS) begegnet sein, der sie im Irak drei Monate lang gefangen gehalten und mehrmals vergewaltigt hatte.

Die Bundesanwaltschaft bestätigte heute, dass eine 19-Jährige im Februar entsprechende Angaben bei der Polizei gemacht hat.

14.08.2018 - 00:03 [ Fox News ]

Taliban travel from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan for talks

(11.8.2018) Last week, Afghan security forces reportedly rescued scores of Afghan Uzbeks who had declared their allegiance to IS when they came under attack by Taliban fighters in northern Afghanistan not far from the border with Uzbekistan. The rescued Uzbek warriors declared they would join the peace process. Most of those rescued were Afghan Uzbeks loyal to Afghanistan’s Vice President Rashid Dostum who had gone over to IS after Dostum fell out with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and fled to Turkey in May last year.

Coincidentally their rescue from the Taliban came just days after Dostum returned to Afghanistan and reconciled with Ghani’s government.

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 - 16:48 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Das schmutzige Geheimnis von Rakka

(15.11.2017) Die BBC hat Details eines Geheimabkommens aufgedeckt, das Hunderte von IS-Kämpfern und ihren Familien unter den Augen der von den USA und Großbritannien angeführten Koalition und kurdisch geführter Streitkräfte aus der hart umkämpften syrischen Stadt Rakka entkommen ließ. Zu einem Konvoi gehörten einige der berüchtigtsten Mitglieder des IS und – entgegen allen Versicherungen — Dutzende von ausländischen Kämpfern. Einige von ihnen haben sich in ganz Syrien verteilt, sogar bis in die Türkei. Unser Leser Michael Müller hat den äußerst interessanten Artikel der BBC für Sie ins Deutsche übertragen.

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.

28.07.2018 - 14:35 [ Sputnik ]

Man wollte Israel und Russland gegeneinander ausspielen – Experte über IS-Provokation

(26.7.2018) Nach Angaben des Ministeriums hatte die IS-Miliz* am Mittwoch versucht, einen Schlag der israelischen Truppen gegen die Stellungen der syrischen Regierungsarmee zu provozieren. Zu diesem Zweck sei israelisches Territorium von den Orten Nafa und Shajara aus mit Raketen beschossen worden.

Das Oberkommando der russischen Truppengruppierung in Syrien hat der Führung der israelischen Armee gedankt, die die Terrorkämpfer getötet und damit eine umfassende Provokation verhindert habe.

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.

08.07.2018 - 16:03 [ Elijah J. Magnier ‏ / Twitter ]

For the east of #Daraa, I can confirm that in the last 48hours, there are large numbers of special forces (hundreds) , allies to the #Syria/n army, have been gathering to fight #ISIS (Khaled bin al-waleed) based on the borders with the occupied Golan Heights.

07.07.2018 - 15:48 [ ]

Amri: Was weiß das Bundeskriminalamt?

(26.6.2018) Amri wurde vom Landeskriminalamt (LKA) Nordrhein-Westfalen im Rahmen des Ermittlungsverfahrens „Ventum“ gegen mehrere Personen um den Prediger Abu Walaa, die der IS-Mitgliedschaft (Islamischer Staat) beschuldigt werden, als Kontaktperson und „Nachrichtenmittler“ geführt.

06.07.2018 - 14:20 [ ]

Wie ein Top-Terrorist sich im Prozess als ein Riesen-Schlitzohr entpuppte

Der Vorsitzende Winfried van der Grinten nannte ihn einen Mann, der für sich immer persönliche Vorteile suche. Er habe mit Informationen „gedealt“, sowohl in Syrien zwischen den verschiedenen Milizen und dem Geheimdienst, in der Türkei und es auch in Frankreich beim Inlandsgeheimdienst DGSI und beim Bundesnachrichtendienst versucht.

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 - 15:11 [ EvMclovin, 22 year Navy Veteran / Twitter ]

Can I ask this simple question? Why is the US protecting ISIS and other Headchopping Jihadist groups in these areas?

(18.6.2018) Why did the US recently approve more funding for the white helmet fake propaganda group. The PR are of the Terrorists. Why are Americans turning a blind eye to it?

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 (…….)

18.06.2018 - 13:55 [ Within Syria / Twitter ]

because 1- our air defense network there is fully destroyed due to the conflict, 2 because it is just another US UCAV, we didn’t know it was going to strike our troop they fly on daily bases to observe ISIS in the near by pocket

11.05.2018 - 20:58 [ Emmanuel ‏/ Twitter ]

Occupied #Golan border: on #Syria side, #Daesh control 13 kms of the border (direct distance) , #AlQaeda + „rebels“ 34 kms and #SAA only 10 kms . Israel has never attacked #Daesh and has „friendly“ relation with“rebels“, including AlQaeda, but attack regularly #SAA positions.

04.05.2018 - 09:29 [ Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post ]

There’s no stopping the American forever war

Trump has championed American hard power and his ability to launch punitive missile strikes on enemy targets, be they militant redoubts in Afghanistan or the airfields of the Syrian regime.

Under his watch, coalition forces unleashed a relentless air campaign against the Islamic State, pulverizing the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa. Months later, volunteers are still digging bodies out of the rubble, while rights groups point to an untallied civilian death toll that may number in the hundreds, perhaps thousands.

05.04.2018 - 06:06 [ RT ]

FSB-Chef: IS und Al-Qaida könnten sich zusammenschließen und chemische Waffen produzieren

Der FSB-Chef äußerte diese Warnung auf der 7. Moskauer Konferenz für internationale Sicherheit.

05.04.2018 - 06:04 [ RT ]

Putin: IS in Syrien komplett besiegt

„Obwohl die Terrororganisation ‚Islamischer Staat‘ besiegt wurde, behält sie ihr erhebliches Zerstörungspotenzial, […] der IS kann seine Taktik ändern und Angriffe in verschiedenen Ländern und Regionen weltweit durchführen“, erklärte Putin in seiner Rede an die Teilnehmer der Moskauer Konferenz für Internationale Sicherheit.

03.04.2018 - 10:33 [ Radio Utopie ]

Syrien-Invasion: U.S.A. und Vereinigtes Königreich rücken unter wildem Schattenboxen mit sich selber weiter vor

(25.8.2014) U.S.A. und Vereinigtes Königreich geben Einsatz von Sonderkommandos auf Territorium von Irak und Syrien bekannt und warten auf Beifall.

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