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How Iraqi Hezbollah Acquired an American M1A1 tanks?
A video recently aired on YouTube shows an alarming situation happening in Iraq, where heavy equipment delivered by the U.S. To the Iraqi Army...
Kurds declare victory but US remain cautious as ISIS ousted from...
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."
Cyber Intelligence Report – January 15, 2015
In this edition: New agreement signed between Israel and Japan regarding cyber | North Korea sanctioned by US for cyber attacks | More than 13,000 user passwords of Amazon, Walmart, and Brazzers were hacked | German government website under cyber-attacks by pro-Russian group | Islamic State hackers might be behind series of attacks on news organizations | Japan increases national cyber security by establishing new cyber center | New Kenyan security law to allow electronic evidence | UK suffering from several cyber-attacks against power grid | France targeted by hacktivists under OpFrance cyber-attack campaign
China targeted by ISIS
As the Western US lead coalition allies are dragging their feet trying to curb ISIS operations in the Middle East, it seems that the coveted "boots on the ground" could eventually come from the east - where China faces a growing ISIS-inspired subversive activity in the strategic Xinjiang province.
Islamic State’s Activity spreads into the Far East
As the Islamic State continues its armed campaign in Iraq and Syria, its ideology is drawing fans and fighters from as far as Southern Asia and China. While the attack in Australia drew the world attention to the threat from 'lone wolf' attacks by ISIS volunteers returning home, elsewhere in Asia insurgency is more organized - four new terrorist organizations are already aiming to establish an Islamic Caliphate in the Far East region called Daulah Islamiah Nusantara that is to comprise Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, southern Thailand and southern Philippines.
Egypt concerned over growing Da’ish (ISIS) presence on its borders (Part...
Libya and its ongoing battle between Islamists and non-Islamist forces presents a nearby breeding ground for ISIS. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is facing one of his biggest foreign policy problems with the Libyan civil war.
Jordanian F-16 crash in Raqqa, Pilot captured by ISIS
A Jordanian pilot was captured yesterday by Islamic State gunmen after his F-16 jet fighter crashed during an air strike over the town of Raqqa in the ISIS ruled Dir E’Zor region in South Eastern Syria.
Iraq to receive M-1A1, Armored HMMWVs worth $3 billion
Washington plans to equip the Iraqi Army with 175 M-1A1 Main Battle Tanks to equip an armoured brigade. The package also includes a thousand up-armored HMMWVs The new arms transfer package is worth US$3 billion.
Cyber Intelligence Report – December 15, 2014
In this edition: Israel capital booming | A new vulnerability to affect Israel financial companies | US Senate to hold hearing on increasing cyber-crime against financial sector | A new cyber branch established by US Army | China capable of launching cyber-attacks against US power grid | Kaspersky Lab blocked more than 1 million cyber-attacks between 2013 and 2014 | Iran officially a real player in global cyber war | The man behind ISIS's "Twitter Jihadi" facing life imprisonment | Australian government begins review of cyber security strategy | Kenya breaks 'Chinese-run cybercrime network' | Nigeria: Cisco warns banks, others of increased cyber attacks | Raytheon opening new cyber research center in UK | China would have signal intelligence center in France | Cyber space international building: EU and USA promoted cyber security dialog
Turkey and the Kurds – Practical coexistence with Turkey
With the situation in Iraq and Syria changed, energy become key to the improving relationship between Ankara and the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan. Working together, they could also halt, or even defeat their common enemy - ISIS - from becoming a regional power.
News analysis – ISIS and the Kurds – Changing winds in...
in order to fight ISIS effectively the Iraqi kurd Peshmerga militia urgently needs modern weapons, which only the Americans can deliver. Others may help, but may not be enough to maintain a long term war fighting, which looks inevitable as western nations hesitate to get actively involved in this strange but highly dangerous conflict.
News Analysis: Fighting ISIS trigger new hope for Kurdish independence
With as many as 30 million people spread across the Middle East, the Kurds claim to be the world’s largest ethnic group without a country. The recent incursion of the Islamic State in Iraq and el-Sham (ISIS - aka Da'ish) now presents the Kurds with both an opportunity but also great risk. The Kurds as a nationality have now re-appeared on the world stage. If anything good should come out of the present Islamic turmoil in Iraq and Syria, it could perhaps improve the traditionally suspicious ties between Turkey and the region’s Kurds.
US Air Force F-16 Crash in the Middle East, Pilot Killed
The F-16 was part of a strike mission against ISIS; the plane malfunctioned on takeoff and then went down while the pilot tried to return to an airstrip in Jordan...
Facing a wave of terror attacks, Egypt is concerned over ISIS...
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.