World 'Critical' to stop Islamic State, after 100,000 bombs fail to eradicate jihadists

08:09  11 july  2018
08:09  11 july  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

Islamic State says leader's son killed in Syria

  Islamic State says leader's son killed in Syria <p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, said the most recent IS operations in the area were in the first two weeks of June.</p>The announcement of the death of the al-Baghdadi's young son appeared on the group's social media accounts late Tuesday. It included a picture of a young boy carrying a rifle and identified him as Huthaifa al-Badri.

The rebuilding of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria damaged and destroyed in the brutal war against Islamic State is " critical " to stop the terror group Data from Airwaves, a combat monitoring group, showed IS have survived more than 100 , 000 bombs dropped on them by US-led airstrikes, including

The article stated that the group has 40, 000 fighters and 60, 000 supporters across its two primary Retrieved 19 September 2014. ^ "BIFF, Abu Sayyaf pledge allegiance to Islamic State jihadists ". ^ "ISIS eradicates art, history and music from curriculum in Iraq". CBS News. 15 September 2014.

Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, said the rebuilding of Syria and Iraq is now 'critical' (Twitter)© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, said the rebuilding of Syria and Iraq is now 'critical' (Twitter) The rebuilding of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria damaged and destroyed in the brutal war against Islamic State is "critical" to stop the terror group rising from the rubble.

Dangerous pockets of IS fighters remain stubbornly holed up in eastern Syria, but the territory now under their control is a fraction of the self-styled caliphate they ruled with barbaric violence in mid-2014.

Despite the dismantling of the so-called caliphate, which once covered a third of Iraq and much of Syria, the total eradication of IS seems unlikely any time soon.

Tourist brings unexploded WW2 shell to Vienna airport

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The UN Security Council has adopted a binding resolution compelling states to prevent their nationals joining jihadists in Iraq and Syria. US President Barack Obama chaired the session and said nations must prevent the recruitment and financing of foreign fighters.US and Arab jets bombed Islamic

The jihadist group Islamic State (IS) burst on to the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. IS seeks to eradicate obstacles to restoring God's rule on Earth and to defend the Muslim community, or umma, against infidels and apostates.

Data from Airwaves, a combat monitoring group, showed IS have survived more than 100,000 bombs dropped on them by US-led airstrikes, including six Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets.

Ahead of an anti-ISIS coalition ministerial meeting in Brussels tomorrow, Donald Trump's top Islamic State military advisor, Brett McGurk, has just finished a five-day trip to Syria.

McGurk today tweeted that "follow through is critical" to stop IS regenerating. Photos taken from the air by McGurk show agricultural projects fostered by the coalition turning "once brown fields green and bountiful" in north-east Syria.

"Much more work to do in both [Iraq and Syria] to recover from ISIS," he tweeted.

Tourist brings unexploded WW2 shell to Vienna airport

  Tourist brings unexploded WW2 shell to Vienna airport An American tourist brought an unexploded World War Two shell to Vienna airport in her luggage, Austrian police said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old had found the bomb on Sunday while walking in the Dachstein mountains, according to police in Lower Austria state.She kept the shell in her belongings as a souvenir and declared it to customs officers when she came to the airport on Monday, who immediately rang the police.A bomb disposal unit was called and in order to safely remove the device, the baggage hall and parts of the arrivals area were closed for around 15 minutes.

The BBC News website examines "jihadism", the ideology to which Islamic State , al-Qaeda and its A BBC investigation has found that more than 5, 000 people around the world died during November as Jihadists see violent struggle as necessary to eradicate obstacles to restoring God's rule on Earth

Leaders are urged to reach out to Sunnis to prevent jihadists returning after their Mosul defeat. Image caption The UN says 5, 000 buildings have been damaged and 490 destroyed in the Old City alone. Where is ' Islamic State ' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

The sustained US-led airstrike campaign has totalled 1431 days since former US President Barack Obama ordered its commencement in August 2016.A total of 107,814 bombs and missiles have been dropped on targets in Iraq and Syria, according to Airwaves data.

The group claims a minimum of 6321 civilians have been killed in 29,772 sorties (15,500 in Syria and 14,272 in Iraq). That data does not include ordinance dropped by Russian fighters and planes, which began in late 2015.

a group of people walking down a dirt road: March 2016. Soldiers of the Syrian government army fire mortars at positions of ISIS militants in Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Syrian Government's army is fighting with ISIS for control of the heritage site. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd March 2016. Soldiers of the Syrian government army fire mortars at positions of ISIS militants in Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Syrian Government's army is fighting with ISIS for control of the heritage site. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images) In support of the US-led coalition, Australia deployed an Air Task Group which included six Super Hornets, an E-7A Wedgetail surveillance aircraft and a multi-role tanker transport aircraft.The Air Task Group was ordered back to Australia in December last year, following the fall of key IS-held cities Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

U.S., Afghan forces clear Islamic State from eastern district

  U.S., Afghan forces clear Islamic State from eastern district <p>U.S. and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.</p>The operation in Deh Bala, on the border with Pakistan, began at the end of April and was largely complete in early June but final mine clearance operations are still under way, said Lt. Col. Josh Thiel, from the U.S. First Special Forces Group.

Islamic chants (nasheeds). the organization’s original name) and Islamic State from the labels of a small and brutal jihadist organization established after the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 to a brand synonymous with global terrorism and Salafi Islam .The Islamic State ’s Use of Social Media

The "black flag of jihad " as used by jihadist militants since c. the late 1990s. Jump up ^ "1, 100 -Year-Old Buddhist Temple Wrecked by Bombs in Indonesia". Jump up ^ " Islamic State truck bombs kill up to 60 people in Syrian town: Kurds", Retrieved December 13, 2015.

Aside from rebuilding infrastructure and trying to kick-start local economies, efforts are underway to repair Islamic State's deliberate destruction of Palmyra, an ancient world heritage site. Eight Russian experts have begun reconstructing ancient statues and sculptures rescued from Palmyra, according to Russia's Defence Ministry.

IS ravaged the Roman-era ruins during the 10 months it held the ancient oasis city from May 2015 to March 2016. Footage and photos of extremist fighters systematically blowing up temples and columns provoked worldwide outrage.

Islamic State razed ancient shrines and statues it considered idolatry. The group was also suspected of illegally selling priceless antiquities to fund its army and self-proclaimed caliphate.

Russian Defense Ministry photo of Roman-era amphitheater on June 6 2016 (left) and on February 5 2017 (right). (AP)© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Russian Defense Ministry photo of Roman-era amphitheater on June 6 2016 (left) and on February 5 2017 (right). (AP)

Palmyra, home to towering 2000-year-old ruins, is the scene of one of Russia's most embarrassing chapters in the conflict. After ten months under IS control, Russian-backed Syrian forces ejected the jihadi fighters from Palmyra in March 2016.

Australia volunteers for NATO mission to stop return of ISIS in Iraq

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State support, direct or indirect, for jihadists appears to be on the rise, particularly as rivalry More than 100 , 000 tribal fighters, their capacities reinforced by the U.S. surge, routed the militants.[fn]See Even there, though, foreign operations failed to eradicate movements that melted into the Sahel, and

BAGHDAD/ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 8 (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in their drive to eradicate When we are promised heaven, do you think death will stop us?"

On May 5 the St Petersburg orchestra played a triumphant concert in the Roman amphitheatre, which was broadcast on Russian TV. However, six months later, Islamic State fighters retook Palmyra and proceeded to obliterate the once majestic amphitheatre where the classical musicians performed.

a large crowd of people: The Russian Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev performs during a concert in the Palmyra amphitheater in Palmyra on May 5, 2016. (AAP)© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The Russian Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev performs during a concert in the Palmyra amphitheater in Palmyra on May 5, 2016. (AAP)

The militants destroyed Palmyra's two most glorious temples, dating back to the 1st century, and blew up the famous Roman Arch of Triumph.US envoy Brett McGurk's coalition meeting in Brussels will follow a top-level NATO meeting, attended by heads of government.

In July last year, McGurk proclaimed any foreign fighters remaining in Raqqa, which at the time was surrounded by coalition forces, were doomed to die.

"The mission is to make sure ... that any foreign fighter who is here, who joined ISIS from a foreign country, who came into Syria, they will die here in Syria," he said."If they are in Raqqa they are going to die in Raqqa."

Perth-born Tareq Kamleh, also known as 'Dr Jihad', was believed to be in Raqqa.

Unverified reports in June, which Nine.com.au exclusively reported, indicated Kamleh had been killed.

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