Islamic State terrorists have released a new video featuring kidnapped photojournalist John Cantlie, who talks of "accepting his fate" as he criticizes a failed rescue attempt by US forces and Western unwillingness to negotiate.
Aleppo province is locked in ongoing fighting between a mix of hardline Islamists with so-called moderate opposition, and Syrian govt forces. Yet, RT’s Maria Finoshina found that combatants are still making profit off Syria’s former industrial center.
Islamic State militants are reportedly acquiring gold, silver and other precious metals in a bid to further solidify their control over large swathes of Syrian and Iraqi territory by issuing their own currency, Iraqi metal dealers confirmed to McClatchy.
A British jihadist bride is warning her fellow “sisters” to have some “self-respect” and not be home wreckers who chase married ISIS fighters. She also advised they bring warm clothes for the harsh Syrian winters.
The US anti-ISIS policy only helps them recruit more people, while the only way to fight ISIS is to secure borders and re-examine immigration policies both in America and Europe, retired US Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor told RT.
If the US was serious about re-evaluating not only how it fights terrorism but how terrorism is spread, it would begin by looking in the mirror as its counter-terrorism strategy that foments terrorism abroad, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.
A mother from the Netherlands has pulled off a daring rescue mission to free her daughter from her jihadist "lover" in Syria. Dutch police warned her not to go, but she went to ISIS-controlled Raqqa, found her daughter and brought her safely to Turkey.
The main threat to UK home security is presented by young alienated Muslims who are under constant surveillance and harassment by the government, but not those citizens who went to Syria or Iraq and came back, political commentator Chris Bambery told RT.
Seeing the Western world as a common enemy, extremist groups around the world continue uniting under the umbrella of the Islamic State, whose military and business successes are inspiring affiliates to pledge their allegiance to the “caliphate.”