Pakistani Taliban appoints new emir after confirming death of Mullah Fazlullah
Iraqi Police, Hezbollah Brigades clash in Baghdad
30 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban assault
Taliban rejects ceasefire extension, resumes attacks on 'internal puppets'

US-led coalition targets Islamic State’s oil and gas network

Combined Joint Force Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) announced today that four members of the Islamic State's illicit gas and oil network were killed during "operations" on May 26. They were targeted in the Middle Euphrates River Valley. Separately, CJTF-OIR's local partners seized and destroyed $1.4 million dollars worth of drugs from the so-called caliphate in southern Syria. Read more →

Emir of Pakistani Taliban thought killed in US airstrike

The Afghan Ministry of Defense claims Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US airstrike in Kunar on June 13. His death has not been confirmed by the US or the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. Fazlullah's death, if confirmed, may not be as impactful as US, Pakistani, and Afghan officials would like to believe. Read more →