The formal end of the fight against isis in mosul in july was heralded as a triumph, wresting iraq's second-biggest city away from the terrorist group after nine months of intense and destructive. Islamic state (often still known by its old name isis) stands with al-qaeda as one of the most dangerous jihadist groups, after its gains in syria and iraq. Find the latest news, photos, and videos covering breaking news in iraq on nbcnewscom read headlines on global breaking news updates, the isis threat, conflicts and more. The war on isis/isil is dominating the scene in syria and beyond check out isis latest news and videos on al jazeera interior minister says islamic state of iraq and the levant supporters had. With the capture of a destroyed mosque in the heart of the isis' iraqi capital of mosul, the nation's government declared victory over isis militants in iraq isis leader al-baghdadi, reported.
The battle against isis continues in the levant, with both the united states and iraq launching sorties against islamic state targets in syria. With mosul and other key cities now liberated from the horrible scourge of isis, iraq stands at a crucial crossroads iraqis and americans have squandered historic opportunities to build a new. Republicans have hammered president obama for underestimating isis and naively allowing it to grow by leaving iraq but the withdrawal is only one factor in the rise of the extremists. Isis' beginnings can be traced to the second gulf war in 2003, when the us, along with a small coalition of other nations, invaded iraq and toppled dictator saddam hussein amongst the diverse insurgency fighting coalition forces and new iraqi government was the extremist islamic group al-qaida in iraq.
How far is saudi arabia complicit in the isis takeover of much of northern iraq, and is it stoking an escalating sunni-shia conflict across the islamic world some time before 9/11, prince bandar. Turkish counter-terrorism forces have arrested the former head of isis' military operations in iraq's sinjar region, security sources said tuesdayabdulkhaliq al-kurdi was apprehended during a. Mosul iraq latest updates and breaking war news, with the latest mosul videos, politic and iraq conflict map today at iraqi news.
The isis leaders who were apprehended do not include abu bakr al-baghdadi, who is believed to be hiding between iraq and syria on may 10, 1:00 pm report: facebook accused of helping extremists. Isis's gains in iraq, also allows the us to increase its influence in the region, as a weak iraqi government must come back groveling for us military support. Exclusive: hacktivists daeshgram in iraq have taken down another isis operation as the terrorists attempt to recruit more jihadis, like those who carried out attacks across europe.
Islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil), or islamic state in iraq and syria (isis), or islamic state, (is) is a sunni jihadist militant group in arabic it is. The coalition and its partners continued to strike islamic state of iraq and syria targets in designated parts of syria and iraq, combined joint task force operation inherent resolve officials reported. How much of iraq does isis control this map tracks the movement of the sunni jihadist group, the islamic state (is), formerly known as the islamic state of iraq and syria (isis), across the region. Where did isis come from is isis part of al qaeda read our deep dive on isis and get answers to the most asked questions out there about the islamic state of iraq and syria.
News about the islamic state in iraq and syria commentary and archival information about isis from the new york times. The us has started to reduce the number of its troops in iraq following baghdad's declaration of victory over the islamic state group last year, an iraqi government spokesman and western. The top us commander in iraq has also urged the government to reach out and reconcile with the sunni population to prevent isis 20 from emerging how did is spread across iraq and syria. They're battle-hardened, iran-backed iraqi fighters who were committed to fighting isis now they're drawing a bead on their former allies, us troops in iraq.
When fighters with the islamic state of iraq and greater syria swept across iraq in the summer of 2014, the largest prize they claimed was the city of mosul the jihadists forced the iraqi. The islamic state is hellbent on world domination — and a return to real gold coins by jose pagliery @jose_pagliery when isis took over iraq's second largest city last year, it stole nearly $450 million from mosul's central bank. The christian genocide taking place in the middle east currently has reached alarming levels last week, the jihadist terrorist group isis, which means the islamic state of iraq and syria.