President Trump is saying he hopes the recent release of two western hostages by the Taliban will lead to a ceasefire. In a Wednesday tweet, the president said he’s celebrating the release of American Kevin King and Australian Tim Weeks.
At least 15 citizens have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Islamic militants. Local officials reported the Allied Democratic Forces– who are linked to ISIS — are likely behind Friday’s attack, which killed more than a dozen people.
A ranking member of the Islamic State has been captured overseas. The Ukraine Security Service announced Friday that they have detained Al Bara Shishani.
In a series of statements Thursday, the State Department welcomed a recent meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Department officials said the U.S. and its allies are reaffirming their commitment to defeating Islamic terror in the Middle East and beyond.
President Trump met with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on Wednesday amid Congress’ impeachment efforts. During bilateral talks with Erdogan, the president stressed that Turkey has been a crucial U.S. ally for years and cited the importance of economic relations between the two countries.
Several rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel in response to Israel’s killing of a top Jihad commander. Palestinian militants fired around 50 rockets into Southern and Central Israel early Tuesday, setting off sirens and forcing people into bomb shelters.
As President Trump puts maximum pressure on the Iranian regime, his allies on Capitol Hill met with representatives from the Iranian resistance. One America’s John Hines spoke to some of the those allies on Capitol Hill and has more.
The Trump administration recently gave an update on the current status of U.S. military actions in Syria. On Sunday, the chairman of joint chiefs of staff said less than 1,000 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to keep the pressure on ISIS.
The Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff is saying less than one thousand U.S. troops will remain in Syria to keep the pressure on ISIS. During a Sunday interview, General Mark Milley estimated about 500 to 600 troops are expected to stay in Syria, but did not confirm any other specifics.