Islamic Extremism

August 27, 2017

Iraqi forces recapture ISIL stronghold of Tal Afar

The Iraqi military is claiming victory in the town of Tal Afar, a place that has served as a stronghold for ISIL. The army has regained control of the town, pushing the insurgents further north. CGTN’s Tony Cheng reports from Erbil.

July 6, 2017

Mines shake Iraqi forces, civilians in Mosul’s Old City

The Iraqi military is closing in on ISIL forces in Mosul’s Old City. The number of militants in Mosul has dropped from thousands to hundreds. As insurgents are packed in, so are civilians and ISIL militants aren’t the only thing they need to look out for.

May 19, 2017

Pretrials still underway for Guantanamo Bay detainees

This month marks five-years since the start of the pretrial hearings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the five detainees accused of involvement in the terrorist attacks on America in September, 2001.

This week they returned to court.

As another week of pretrial hearings wraps up the 23rd session in five years.

Iraq 2
March 10, 2017

Iraqi forces aim to reclaim W Mosul as ISIL flees city

Iraq’s military and police have battled their way into the heart of western Mosul. More than half of the city is now controlled by Iraqi forces. But there’s growing speculation that ISIL leaders and operatives are trying to sneak out of the city with fleeing civilians.

January 31, 2017

US military botches online fight against Islamic State

An investigation by the Associated Press reveals that the U.S. military effort to counter online ISIL recruiting was beset with incompetence, cronyism and flawed data that multiple people with direct knowledge of the program say it’s having little impact.

Mideast Syria bombings
September 5, 2016

ISIS claims string of bombings in Syria

A string of bombings, including a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group, struck in and around several Syrian cities on Monday, killing at least 43 people, mainly in government-controlled areas.