The Royal Air Force ( RAF) will extend the service of no. 12 (Bober) Squadron operating Tornado GR4, which currently takes part in the air campaign against ISIL in Iraq. The squadron's Tornados will will be maintained in service for an additional year, until March 2017 the British Defence Secretary has announced during a recent visit in Baghdad.
Despite the Kurdish cheer, senior US State Department official told Reuters the setback for Islamic State in Kobani did not mean "anyone is declaring mission accomplished or this is a significant turning point."
As it seems, Egypt is already involved in a “full-fledged war” against Islamist groups. President al-Sisi enhanced his anti-terrorism narrative to enforce brutal crackdowns on the Muslim Brotherhood opposition. The Egyptian government actually declared the group a terrorist organization earlier this year -- but Egypt is still facing an escalation of extremist activity.
In this first part in a series outlining the violently evolving middle east, this essay written by Defense-Analyst David Eshel covers the evolution of Da'ish (aka ISIS, ISIL) from the collapse of Iraq, by operation 'Iraqi Freedom' and the chaos triggered by President Obama's Middle East 'Arab Spring' campaign of 2009.
In this edition: #OpSaveAlAqsa is new cyber-attack campaign against Israel | Israeli Trojan Horse Scam | Postal service hit by cyber-attack; US suspects China | Russia needs funds to support domestic software development | NATO helps Jordan fend off ISIL cyber threat | Vietnam increasing cyber cooperation | China, Japan, and Republic of Korea hold cyber security meeting in Beijing | UK signs agreement with Qatar to fight Jihad and cyber threats | Germany developing cyber intelligence capabilities | Was Warsaw Stock Exchange breached by ISIS criminals?
In this edition: Israel Defense Forces C4I command capabilities were great force during Protective Edge operation | US hackers targeted White House | Jewish temple in Florida targeted in worldwide pro-ISIS cyber-attack | Russia close to information security agreement with China | ISIS closes different cyber platforms to avoid attacks| China blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks | Azerbaijan and Lithuania discussing cyber cooperation | Cyber crooks masquerade as army generals | South Africa government announced new committee to combat cyber threats | UK: Fifty per cent of population fall victim to cybercrime
In this edition: IDF building new cloud-base infrastructure | Apple updates iOS after major hack on iCloud | NetScout to acquire communications business of Danaher Corp and expand cyber intelligence expertise | Russia will not give government full power over Internet | Jordan to open cybercrime centre in Amman | Qatar is third most targeted country in cyber threats and attacks | Anonymous hacker group launches cyber war against Islamic State militants | Chinese Army calling to strengthen domestic cyber security software media | Cyber criminals target Africa’s food and beverage sector | Zambia hosted first Cyber security drill | Ethiopia to Host Second Annual Cyber Security Africa’s Banking & ICT Summit 2014 | London Metropolitan Police launched anti-fraud cybercrime unit | Estonian to launch first e-residency card
The FBI is seeking information about the identity of an English-speaking individual seen in a propaganda video released in September by the group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL
In this edition: Israel establishing new national cyber defense authority| More cyber revelations post Operation Protective Edge | USCYBERCOM to recruit 6,000 cyber professionals and create 133 teams across the country | Russia wants to disconnect the ".ru" from interconnected web | ISIS and Al-Qaida looking for cyber Caliphate to launch attacks on US| New Qatari Cyber Law threatens freedom | Singapore organized 23rd GovernmentWare infocom security exhibition | Multinational cyber security drills | Australia's Department of Finance drafts cyber security clauses defining service providers’ responsibilities when managing cyber security risks | UK to launch real-time cyber threat alert system for banks in 2015 | French Information Systems Security Agency strengthening its cyber defense
Busy day in Syria - US Air Force stealth fighters, bombers and drones, along with Navy Super Hornets and cruise missiles pound the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in East Syria; Israel shoot down a Syrian Su-24 that penetrates its airspace over the Golan Heights; Syrian launch air strikes target at rebels in the northwest Syria and in Damascus suburbs
French Rafale jet fighters struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time yesterday, (Friday, Sept. 19) expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS. The French Rafales hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul.
A U.S. air strike near Mosul on Thursday (Sept. 18, 2014) killed 40 Islamic State militants near a terrorist training camp, according to a senior Defense Department official. The attack involved a single B-1 bomber. Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to militants in June.
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