• Mexico December 2, 2021 2:06 am

    Gang Rams Vehicles Into Prison, Springs 9 Inmates

    A gang has rammed vehicles into a prison in central Mexico and escaped with nine inmates

  • social media July 13, 2019 6:06 pm

    Americans, Canadian Journalist Among 26 Dead at Somali Hotel Sieged by Extremists

    Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers. The victims included a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist. Three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and a Briton also were among the dead,...

  • Donald Trump March 6, 2019 9:26 pm

    Angry and Defiant, ISIS Families Surrender in Syria

    Angry crowds evacuating from the last shred of territory held by Islamic State militants in Syria praised the extremist group Wednesday and chanted “Islamic State will remain,” in a menacing show of support, even as defeat loomed. There were no signs of combat as calm prevailed for a third day to allow for evacuations from the eastern Syrian village of...

  • Donald Trump March 3, 2019 7:24 pm

    ISIS Fighters Put Up Fierce Resistance to Defend Last Pocket

    Islamic State militants are desperately fighting to hang on to the last tiny piece of territory they hold on the riverside in eastern Syria, deploying snipers, guided missiles and surprise tunnel attacks. The resistance prompted a fierce pounding Sunday by the U.S-led coalition and its ground allies in their final push to end the extremist group’s territorial hold. Rings of...

  • Donald Trump February 23, 2019 4:31 pm

    Told to Leave, ISIS ‘Caliphate' Holdouts in Syria Stay Devoted

    They were living in holes in the ground, with only dry flatbread to eat at the end. Those injured in an intense military campaign had no access to medical care, and those who were sick had no medicine. Yet, if it were not for the call from their leaders to leave, they would have stayed. Such is the devotion of...

  • Donald Trump February 22, 2019 11:49 am

    From Syria, ISIS Slips Into Iraq to Fight Another Day

    ISIS fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country’s fragile security, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. Hundreds — likely more than 1,000 — ISIS fighters have crossed the open, desert border in the past six months, defying a massive operation by U.S., Kurdish, and allied forces to stamp out the...

  • Iraq March 1, 2017 8:48 pm

    Iraqi Forces Push Toward Mosul Government Complex

    An Iraqi commander says his troops are within 800 meters (900 yards) of the main government complex in the northern city of Mosul, the capture of which would mark a symbolic victory against the Islamic State group....
    Maj. Gen Thamir al-Hussaini, of Iraq’s elite rapid response units, said his forces were advancing along the Tigris River after retaking one of the...

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