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U.S. Flying Armed Drones Over Baghdad

Pentagon official says U.S. is flying armed drones over Baghdad, stresses airstrikes against Sunni insurgents have not been authorized.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/28/2014, 2:21 AM

ISIS Crucifies One of Its Own in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executes and crucifies one of its own men for corruption.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/28/2014, 1:20 AM

Germany Extradites ISIS Recruiter to France

Germany extradites a man suspected to have joined ISIS in Syria back to his native France, 10 days after he was arrested in Berlin.Elad Benari, 6/26/2014, 4:16 AM

U.S.: Iran Has Small Numbers of Operatives in Iraq

The Pentagon says Iran has sent a small number of operatives to help Iraq, but has no "major units" there.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/21/2014, 2:05 AM

Cleric Calls for Attacks on American Targets

A Sudanese cleric called last week for attacks on American targets, should the United States launch an airstrike on ISIS jihadists in Iraq.Elad Benari, 6/20/2014, 5:44 AM

Obama to Send 300 'Advisers' to Iraq

U.S. President announces he is sending up to 300 troops to Iraq, who will operate as “advisers” to the Iraqi forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2014, 2:15 AM

Iraqis to ISIS: Bring It On

Watch: A group of Shiite Iraqi poets rouse the crowds in anti-ISIS rhetoric, as the Islamists move in on Baghdad.Elad Benari, 6/18/2014, 5:45 AM

Iraq Fires Senior Officers Over Islamist Rebellion

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki dismisses senior officers for failing to halt a sweeping advance by ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2014, 3:46 AM

UN: ISIS 'Almost Certainly' Committed War Crimes

UN's human rights chief, Navi Pillay, says ISIS terrorists have almost certainly committed war crimes by executing hundreds in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2014, 3:45 AM

U.S. Beefs Up Security at Baghdad Embassy

United States beefs up security at embassy in Baghdad in wake of takeover of cities by Islamists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2014, 4:15 AM

Iraq: Cleric Calls on Citizens to Fight ISIS

Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric calls on citizens who are able to bear arms to fight ISIS Islamists who are taking over cities.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/14/2014, 2:19 AM

Obama Rules Out Sending Troops to Iraq

President Obama rules out sending U.S. troops "back into combat" in Iraq despite threat from Islamists.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/13/2014, 10:11 PM

Report: Iran Sends Forces to Iraq

Iran has deployed Revolutionary Guards units to Iraq, according to security sources in Tehran.Elad Benari, 6/13/2014, 3:46 AM

ISIS Imposing Islamic Law on Mosul Residents

After taking over Mosul, Al-Qaeda-inspired group requires women to cover their faces, demands that men participate in public worship.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 6/13/2014, 2:14 AM

Turkey Threatens Retaliation in Iraq

Turkish Foreign Minister says Ankara will retaliate if any citizens and diplomats held in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul are harmed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2014, 3:16 AM

Iraq: ISIS Islamists Sieze Tikrit

Islamists attack Turkish embassy in Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, as politicians blame weakened Maliki government.Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 6/11/2014, 7:39 PM

Syria: Jihadist Rebels Kill 102-Year-Old

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant kills a 102-year-old Alawite and his entire family.Elad Benari, 6/2/2014, 6:16 AM

French Jihadist Dies in Iraq Suicide Attack

A French jihadist who crossed over from Syria to Iraq was killed recently in a suicide attack in Mosul.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/23/2014, 10:22 PM

Syrian Jihadists Ban Mannequins in Shops

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant bans mannequins in shops in its stronghold of Raqa.Elad Benari, 5/13/2014, 4:16 AM

Syria: 74 Jihadists Killed in Inter-rebel Fighting

Fighting continues among rivals Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2014, 5:42 AM

Al-Qaeda Group Threatens Canada, US in Viral Video

Terrorist from ISIS throws passport into fire as he vows revenge on US President Barack Obama.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 4/16/2014, 5:00 PM

Syria: Jihadists Execute 22 People in Aleppo

Jihadists from the ISIS execute 22 people after taking control of a town in Aleppo province.Elad Benari, 3/12/2014, 4:43 AM

Saudi Arabia Blacklists Brotherhood, Jihadists

Saudi Arabia blacklists the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organizations.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/7/2014, 8:55 PM

Syrian Rebel Forces Extorting Christian Population

Document surfaces showing Al Qaeda group charging 'protection tax' for Christians stuck in war-torn Raqqa.Tova Dvorin, 3/2/2014, 1:01 PM

Syrian Jihadists Take Amputation to Social Media

ISIS rebels amputate the arm of a thief and live-tweet it for the world to see.Elad Benari, 3/2/2014, 4:42 AM

Head of Jihadist Group Gives Rivals an Ultimatum

Al-Nusra Front leader warns ISIS: Accept arbitration in five days or be expelled from Syria.Elad Benari, 2/26/2014, 3:42 AM

Norway Faces Danger from Syrian Jihadists

Norway’s intelligence agency says it fears an increased “terrorist threat” due to Norwegian nationals fighting in Syria.Elad Benari, 2/25/2014, 5:14 AM

Bin Laden's Associate Killed by Syrian Jihadists

Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside Al-Qaeda founder killed by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).Elad Benari, 2/24/2014, 3:42 AM

Syria: Car Bombing Kills Dozens in Bloody Day

At least 33 people killed in car bombing outside a mosque in a rebel-held village.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/14/2014, 10:38 PM

Too Extreme: Al Qaeda Cuts Ties with ISIS

Too extreme: Al Qaeda cuts ties with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the powerhouse behind clashes in Aleppo.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2014, 1:16 AM

Al-Qaeda Head Calls for End to Syria Infighting

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for an end to clashes between jihadists and Islamists fighting to oust Syria’s regime.Elad Benari, 1/24/2014, 6:13 AM

Syria: ISIS Calls for End of Rebel Infighting

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant reaches out to other rebel groups which have declared war on it.Elad Benari, 1/20/2014, 4:46 AM

Syria: ISIS Executes Members of Rival Groups

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant executes dozens of rival Islamists as fighting between rebels continues.Elad Benari, 1/13/2014, 5:43 AM

Turkey: Assad and Jihadists Are 'Partners'

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu claims that the Assad regime is collaborating with Al-Qaeda affiliate ISIS.Elad Benari, 1/10/2014, 6:16 AM

Syria: ISIS Vows to 'Crush' Other Rebel Groups

Al-Qaeda-affiliated group urges fighters to “crush” other rebel groups, as another jihadist group urges unity to fight Assad.Elad Benari, 1/9/2014, 5:43 AM

Video: Rival Syrian Rebels Exchange Insults

Fighting the “moderate” rebels takes precedence over fighting Jews and Christians, says ISIS fighter in two-way radio argument.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 6:12 AM

Syria: Rebel-Jihadist War Claims at Least 50 Lives

At least 50 Syrian rebels killed as moderate rebels take on jihadist rebels.Elad Benari, 1/6/2014, 6:13 AM

Syrian Rebels Unite to Fight Al-Qaeda-Linked Group

Syrian rebels unite for the purpose of launching a new “revolution” against the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.Elad Benari, 1/5/2014, 6:15 AM

Moderate Rebels: Jihadists Working with Assad

Western-backed Syrian National Coalition accuses an Al-Qaeda-linked group of ties to the Syrian regime.Elad Benari, 1/2/2014, 5:42 AM

Syrian Jihadists Ban Singing and Dancing

Al-Qaeda’s main branch in Syria recently raided a wedding party in the suburb of Aleppo and ordered that music and singing be stopped.Elad Benari, 11/10/2013, 6:14 AM

Turkey Fires on Jihadist Rebels in Northern Syria

Turkey's army says it fired on Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in northern Syria after a stray mortar bomb hit Turkish territory.Elad Benari, 10/17/2013, 6:15 AM

Syrian Jihadists Enlist the Teletubbies

Syria’s jihadist rebels are giving away toys to children, in an attempt to win over the hearts of Syrians.Elad Benari, 8/14/2013, 6:13 AM