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Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

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U.S. Department of Defense From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 5, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.   Strikes in Syria Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements in Syria: -- Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed a weapons storage facility. -- Near Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS staging area and damaged a supply route. -- Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed five oil well heads and an oil inlet manifold.   Strikes in Iraq Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 49 engagements in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government: -- Near Mosul,...
NEW YORK --ABC 7 Residents in Commack were unnerved by the allegations that inside a home on the quiet Ronde Drive, the FBI says lives a man preparing to strap a bomb to his chest and sacrifice himself for jihad."Officers said the guy was crazy. I have my grandchildren come here - it's very frightening for the neighborhood," said Sharon Ross. According to authorities, 26-year-old Elvis Redzepagic, a U.S. citizen, persistently traveled to the Middle East to try to join ISIS or another extremist group. Redzepagic made it to Turkey in 2015, Jordan last year, and even made it to the Syrian border.Prosecutors say when police arrested him on Feb. 2 for a minor, unrelated charge, he allegedly told them, "I'm going to leave this country, and I'm going to come back with an army - Islam is coming."The FBI said he also told various Facebook contacts, "I just don't...
Fox News Exclusive By Benjamin Hall OUTSKIRTS OF BAGHDAD –  Inside a low-slung concrete building ringed by blast walls and razor wire, unrepentant ISIS fighters awaiting execution told Fox News they killed and maimed innocent civilians under "license from God" while fighting alongside radical Americans and vowed the terror army can never be truly defeated. ISIS FIGHTERS TRY HIDING AMONG MOSUL FAMILIES Fox News was recently given exclusive access to prisoners, who spend their days behind yellow, steel doors and freely admit to killing hundreds of people as leaders of ISIS cells around the embattled country. Iraqi officials allowed the interviews in between interrogations of their own, aimed at understanding how the terror group operates. "I walked away, and called a number on my phone." - Abu Omar, describing how he detonated a car bomb that killed 100 Abu Omar, 25, told Fox News he oversaw a cell in Baghdad...

Islamic State Hid Training Camp in Tunnel

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The Wall Street Journal By Ben Kesling and Awadh Altaie Shooting range, obstacle course, mosque and clinic served to convert raw recruits into seasoned fighters MOSUL, Iraq—Islamic State built an obstacle course in an old railway tunnel where raw recruits crawled under barbed wire and scaled walls to begin their reshaping into seasoned fighters, according to Iraqi military officials who uncovered it. The training camp, nicknamed Palmyra after the Syrian city, stretched more than a mile long in the train tunnel outside this city, once the militants’ main Iraqi redoubt. The tunnel underwent extensive renovations, with tracks ripped out to make room for equipment including the obstacle course and a rudimentary shooting range. Islamic State recruits would run the course as instructors pocked the ground around them with gunfire, Iraqi soldiers say. “It’s one of the terrorists’ biggest camps,“ said Iraqi military spokesman Col. Abdul Ameer, who estimated that more...

Canadian Imams Call for Death of Jews

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by IPT News Some weak excuses are being offered after two Canadian imams attracted media attention for giving incendiary, anti-Semitic sermons. Ryerson University in Toronto announced it fired Ayman Elkasrawy from his teaching assistant position in the wake of reports he prayed for Allah to "purify" Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque "from the filth of the Jews." He also prayed that anyone who "displaced" Muslims be destroyed: "Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them, O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!" The Muslim Association of Canada suspended Elkasrawy, describing him as a "junior employee" whose sermon was "unauthorized." Toronto police are investigating Elkasrawy's remarks to determine whether his remarks constitute hate speech. Elkasrawy apologized in a Feb. 20 Twitter post, saying he misspoke. "I firmly believe that all human beings, Muslim, Jews and people of all and no faith, deserve to...