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U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF May 4, 2016 @ 9:54am

SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 3, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolveofficials reported today.

 

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

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Kenya Police Say They Foiled ISIS-Linked Plot to Unleash Anthrax Attack

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF May 4, 2016 @ 9:41am

An ISIS-linked terror group was planning to carry out "large-scale attacks" in Kenya comparable to the 2013 Westgate mall siege that left dozens of people dead, local police said Wednesday.

 

Kenya's National Police Service said it had foiled a plot due to unfold last Friday that involved medical experts with plans to "unleash a biological attack in Kenya using anthrax."

 

A medical intern named Mohammed Abdi Ali was arrested under the country's terror laws in connection with the alleged plan, police added in a statement.

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ISIS: Leaked documents, defectors reveal Palmyra, oil deals with Assad

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF May 4, 2016 @ 9:34am

THEY are the top secret files Islamic State don’t want the world to know about and risk humiliating and opening a government up to scrutiny.

 

Leaked documents obtained by British broadcaster Sky News reveal the terror group has been colluding with the Assad Government for years.

 

Among the biggest deals brokered between them was to hand the strategic city of Palmyra back to Syrian Government forces, according to the documents.

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After SEAL’s death, Pentagon chief says fight against Islamic State ‘far from over’

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF May 4, 2016 @ 8:21am

STUTTGART, Germany — A day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed repelling an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter met Wednesday with representatives from 11 allied countries in an effort to galvanize support for a war soon entering its second year.

 

“This fight is far from over,” Carter told reporters in Stuttgart. “We were reminded off this yesterday, when an American service member, Petty Officer First Class Charles Keating … was killed.”

 

Carter’s mention of Keating was the first public acknowledgment from the Pentagon of the slain sailor, who was identified Tuesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

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Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats strain to revive truce

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF May 3, 2016 @ 2:39pm

Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital, in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and resurrect peace talks.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the conflict, said rebel rockets had killed 19 people in government-held territory, including an unspecified number at the al-Dabit hospital.

 

It described a rebel offensive that led to casualties on both sides. Rebels had hit a government gun position with a guided missile.

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