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ISIS

Killers

Russia Tries to Take Credit for Killing ISIS Caliph al-Baghdadi

The conflicting accounts of who killed al-Baghdadi prove, however, that the man is indeed dead and that the world should rejoice.

Evil

ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Killed in Raqqa by White Phosphorous Artillery Barrage

Al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself "caliph" of the Islamic State and the "leader for Muslims everywhere."

Duterte the cause

Duterte to Blame for Escalating Marawi Crisis

"And I said, 'Go ahead, do it.'"

More power

$350 Billion Arms Deal with US Makes Saudi Arabia the Islamic Military Superpower

Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and Shiite-majority Iran are locked in a bitter and deadly sectarian feud expressed in raging proxy wars in Yemen and Syria.

Pro-Russia

Trump Reveals to Russians Highly Classified Information Provided by Spy inside Islamic State

"I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day," said the president.

Jamming ISIS

US Navy EA-18G Growlers Jamming Signals Controlling ISIS Suicide Drones in Syria

The EA-18G defeats an enemy's communications by using a combination of EW systems and air-to-ground missiles.

US support

White House Approves More Weapons for Syrian Kurdish Militia YPG on Eve of Attack on Raqqa

There are some 40,000 YPG fighters in northern Syria.

Into combat

MQ-9 Reaper Drops GBU-38 GPS-Guided JDAM Bombs in Combat for the First Time

GBU-38 is the only JDAM the MQ-9 Reaper can deploy.

Tired

US Special Operations Command is Being Exhausted by the Relentless War on Terror

"I think the concerns that we have mostly are in readiness across the force."

ISIS nemesis

US Approves $295.6 Million Weapons Sale to Kurdish Peshmerga

The Peshmerga have been described as "the West's toughest and most reliable bulwark against ISIS in Iraq."

Gone

Russia Withdraws Half its Air Force from Syria as it Runs Short of Cash

VKS combat aircraft have been carrying out airstrikes in Syria at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since September 2016.

More

US and Coalition Air Forces Dropping Record Number of Bombs on ISIS

In the first three months of this year, the coalition unleashed 10,918 weapons against ISIS.

Ka-boom!

US Drops MOAB, World’s Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb, on ISIS in Afghanistan

The 10,000 kg MOAB is affectionately nicknamed "Mother of All Bombs" by U.S. troops.

China Receives Threat from ISIS.

China Receives First Threat From ISIS in a Chilling Video Footage

China has possibly received the first direct threat from the ISIS terrorists in what could mark a watershed moment in country's ongoing war against terrorism. ISIS delivered the threat through a half-hour video that was reportedly made by its Uighur Muslim fighters, who hail from China's insurgency prone region of Xinjiang.

Duterte Seeks Beijing's Financial Help in its Fight Against Islamic Extremists

Duterte Seeks Beijing's Financial Help in its Fight Against Islamic Extremists

In a bid to neutralize the growing Islamic threat in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking China's financial help by way of a loan to be used in acquiring high-powered military arms and weaponry.

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