Islamic State (ISIS) declare state of emergency

U.S. military officials are closely watching social media and news reports that say ISIS believes it may soon come under siege in Raqqa, Syria, its self-declared capital. “We have seen this declaration of emergency in Raqqa, whatever that means,” Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition, told reporters on Friday. “We know… Read More Islamic State (ISIS) declare state of emergency

Cruise passenger ship goes missing on Gulf of Mexico

Samantha Broberg, 33, was reported missing from the Carnival Liberty cruise ship on Friday morning, a Coast Guard reported. An air search continued on Saturday for the missing cruise ship passenger which may have gone overboard in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said it’s launching aircraft from Mobile, Alabama, and Corpus Christi, Texas.… Read More Cruise passenger ship goes missing on Gulf of Mexico

Sixteen dead as ISIS militants attack northern Iraq

Shooting and bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State (ISIS) killed at least 16 people in northern Iraq on Friday, days after Islamic State’s deadliest blasts so far this year in the capital stirred public criticism of government security measures. Three gunmen opened fire with machine guns around midnight at a cafe in the predominately Shi’ite… Read More Sixteen dead as ISIS militants attack northern Iraq

Hezbollah top commander, Mustafa Badreddine killed

Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an Israeli strike in Syria this week, the Lebanese Shia group has said. “He took part in most of the operations of the Islamic resistance since 1982,” Hezbollah said in a statement on Friday, announcing his death and describing him as a “great jihadi leader”. Badreddine, 55,… Read More Hezbollah top commander, Mustafa Badreddine killed