Monthly Archives: September 2014


Officials claimed that the US killed 18 Islamic State fighters in airstrike in Mosul. The military said it killed 25 Islamic State fighters in Dhuliyah, and a “judge” and six fighters in Fallujah. The Islamic State killed six policemen in Sharqat and four men in Mosul.


Coalition airstrikes hit the large Koniko gas plant in Deir Izzour, which also houses an Islamic State prison; granaries in the IS-held city of Manbej in Aleppo; three local oil refineries and a plastics factory in Raqqah; and in Markadah in Hasakah. About 1,500 Kurdish fighters have joined the YPG in recent days to battle […]


An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed one person after driving his car into a Houthi field hospital north of Sana’a. AQAP claimed credit for launching a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Sana’a.


Wanted Islamists Shadi al Mawlawi and Osama Abu Mansourd are thought to be forming a group in Tripoli with links to the Islamic State or the Al Nusrah Front. A Tripoli politician reported suspicious activity threatening his home after being criticized in social media by extremist groups. Former premier Saad Hariri said the Syrian National […]


Islamic State targeted air strikes could be extended to Syria, Britain’s PM hints


A court remanded in custody Mohamed Said Mohamed, thought to be the leader of an Islamic State recruiting cell based in Melilla and in the Moroccan city of Nador. Spanish and Moroccan authorities arrested nine members of the cell, all Moroccan except for the leader, a Spaniard, in raids on Sept. 26. Spain has conducted […]

United States

President Obama said US intelligence had underestimated the threat posed by the Islamic State and overestimated the Iraqi Army’s ability to confront the group. He also said part of the solution will be military. “We just have to push them back, and shrink their space, and go after their command and control, and their capacity, […]


Obama: US underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria


A court in Xinjiang sentenced Gheni Hasan and Nurmemet Abidilimit to death for the murder of Juma Tayir, a pro-government imam at China’s biggest mosque, and for leading terrorist groups; a third man received a life sentence on related charges. Hasan was said to have trained group members to “murder patriotic religious figures.”


After jihadist arrests, Australian mufti rejects Islamic State fatwa


Libya: Send us more arms or face wider terrorism threat


The Islamic State advanced in Hasakah after clashes with Kurdish YPG forces. Coalition airstrikes targeted the Islamic State in Aleppo, Deir Izzour, and Homs; coalition airstrikes were carried out also in Deraa, Hama, Hasakah, and Idlib. The pace of the air campaign in Syria is said to be now similar to that in Iraq, with […]


The fake sheikh: Why the media repeats Ali Hatem’s false ‘claim’


The US destroyed four Islamic State armed vehicles and a fighting position in airstrikes in Irbil. The Islamic State killed 11 civilans and two soldiers in bombings in Mahmudiyah, Mishada, and Tuz Khurmatu.


The US killed two AQAP fighters in a drone strike on a vehicle in Al Jawf. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula retaliated by firing an M72 LAW rocket at the US Embassy in Sana’a and wounding several Yemeni guards. Houthi rebels agreed to withdraw their forces from the capital.


US hits jihadists in Syria as UK bombers fly over Iraq


Iran threatens to attack ISIS ‘deep’ inside Iraq


Jordan, along with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, joined in US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State in northern Syria. The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood condemned Jordan’s participation in the fight against the Islamic State. The Secretary General of the Arab Federation for Combating Counterfeiting and Forgery warned that Islamic State members have acquired forged passports from […]