Feb 07 2018
He was among a small number of Americans to join al-Nusra in Syria, an extremist group linked to al-Qaida.
At the US-held base of al-Tanf, near Syria's border with Jordan and Iraq, one rebel fighter linked the resurgence to US-Iran tensions, which are likely to intensify after Washington announced this month that 2,000 US troops would remain in eastern Syria to deter Isis and counter Iran's growing presence. He died in a suicide bombing in Syria.
But just months after the last big Isis strongholds were retaken in Syria, and Russian Federation and Iran declared the jihadis had been defeated, rising tensions and new territorial ambitions among the worldwide forces have shifted the focus away from the remaining Isis pockets.
Beyond the 12 who returned, an estimated 24 Americans died on the battlefield. In August 2016, the army recaptured the Qayyara oil-producing regions south of Mosul from forces loyal to the Islamic State, cutting access to ISIS' main source of revenue in the region. A former US counterterrorism official told NBC News that Turkey has jailed fighters and seized their passports.
While defeated on the battlefield, USA military planners have expected ISIS to switch to insurgent tactics, carrying out high-profile terror attacks in Iraq.
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A copy of the final statement did not mention the fate of Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad. In other videos locals run up to the flaming wreckage of the military where it crash landed.
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While no American has returned and carried out an attack, one man, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud of OH, planned to do so. "This individual was apprehended in the early planning stages of their plot". He pleaded guilty to plotting the attacks and last month was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
"We are clear the enemy is still capable of offensive action and retains the ability to plan and inspire attacks worldwide", Braga added.
"'Homegrown' extremists now appear to be more likely to commit domestic jihadist attacks than returning travelers". The majority came from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Instead, ISIS recruiters have been reduced to calling for believers to "avenge" the destruction of the caliphate. "The lessons learned ... should serve as a basis to understand the current threat and prevent a next wave of recruits, '" said Hughes, an expert on terrorism, homegrown violent extremism and countering violent extremism.
Hadithi's statement came in confirmation of reports by Western contractors at a US -led coalition base in Iraq, who said USA troops had started to withdraw from the country.
Feb 07 2018
New features coming to PS4's operating system in big 5.50 update
The mode gives PS4 Pro owners who don't own a 4K display the option to enjoy an enhanced visual experience. With this new feature, users can listen to their favorite tracks while streaming games on PS Now.
Feb 07 2018
Status yellow snow warning
Latest prediction models by Weather Outlook indicate heavy snow will spread across Scotland from around midnight tonight. The Midlands is expected to endure some of the coldest conditions along with the West and North of the country.
Feb 07 2018
Pennsylvania reports 26 flu deaths last week
So far this season there have been 115 lab-confirmed cases of the flu in the area compared to 178 for all of previous year . So far, there has only been one pediatric death in Hillsborough County caused by the flu.
Feb 05 2018
Syrian regime said to strike civilians with 'toxic gas'
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon. Mattis told reporters the Syrian government had committed multiple attacks using chlorine gas.
Feb 04 2018
Uma Thurman Shares Intimate Details About Harvey Weinstein Assault
Quentin ( Tarantino ) used Harvey as the executive producer of Kill Bill , a movie that symbolizes female empowerment", she said. Harvey Weinstein's team is considering possible legal action against Uma Thurman , according to a new statement obtained by EW.
Feb 03 2018
Los Angeles faculty capturing by woman, 12, 'was unintentional'
The shooting happened at Sal Castro Middle School and was reported to police at about 8:55 a.m., according to the network. The Salvador Castro campus, which is situated next to a high school, has now been declared safe by authorities.
Feb 03 2018
Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Tough to manage Riyad Mahrez situation'
All I can say about the situation is that this is the best decision for Leicester, in the best interests of Leicester. Mahrez's continued absence means Puel will have an unchanged squad against Swansea.
Feb 01 2018
Besser Museum to Hold Lunar Eclipse Party Wednesday
However, she said, "It'll be able to shine through the clouds, but chances of seeing the moon turn red could be slim". One, it's the third in a series of "supermoons" when the Moon is closer to earth in its orbit, known as perigee.
Feb 01 2018
Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims
He is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna. A second unnamed woman on Friday also accused Ramadan of raping her in a hotel room in 2009.
Feb 01 2018
Alex Smith traded by Chiefs to Redskins, sources say
Cousins played under the franchise tag the last two seasons in D.C. and was set to become a free agent this off-season. In Kansas City's 27-20 win over the Eagles in Week 2, Smith was 21 of 28 for 251 yards and a touchdown.
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