Australia offers to train soldiers in the Philippines as the Islamic State grapples for a stronghold in the country. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop declared Tuesday that Australia would assist the Philippines through advising, assisting, and training soldiers.
The Vatican expresses concern after ISIS makes threats against Pope Francis. On Saturday, the Pope’s top aid said a pro-Islamic State video indicates the Pope is the groups next target.
Las Vegas police are ramping up security ahead of Saturday night’s highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor. Officials are on high alert amid fears of a potential knife or truck attack on the city’s famous strip.
Iraqi and U.S. forces continue to advance on the ISIS held city of Tal Afar. Military units from the Counter-Terrorism Service were aided by aircraft as they surrounded the northern territory.
The Islamic State releases a chilling new video threatening the president. In the footage released on Wednesday a 10-year-old boy can be seen warning U.S. officials that the fighting will quote, “end in your lands.”
Nine people are dead and 16 others are wounded after the terrorist group, Abu-Sayyaf attacked a Southern village in the Philippines on Monday morning. Officials said, at least 20 militants opened fire on the villagers and burned five houses during the assault.
By Riham Alkousaa
A U.S. military official claims the Islamic State is losing the fight in Mosul and Raqqa. On Sunday, Army Colonel Ryan Dillon said the Islamic State will continue to lose ground under the pressure of U.S-backed forces. Meanwhile, displaced Syrians in a camp north of Raqqa are in desperate need of aid and medical supplies. Camp workers say a lack of food, water and electricity is making life difficult.
A shocking report unveils how the Islamic State illegally sent money to alleged ISIS operatives in the U.S. One America’s Connor Howe has more on the criminal transactions.