Iraq: Rocket attack on coalition base in Erbil kills contractor, injures US service member

A rocket attack targeting the American-led military coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil killed a civilian contractor and wounded nine others on Monday night, according to a coalition spokesman. More than a dozen rockets were fired toward the Read More …

Tiny Drones Are the Biggest Threat in the Middle East Since IEDs, Top General Says

State and nonstate actors have figured out another cheap way to target U.S. troops, a four-star general warned this week. Small drones anyone can “go out and buy at Costco right now” pose the most concerning tactical development since the Read More …

Iraq: IED explosion kills at least three soldiers near Sinjar

An improvised explosive device (IED) blew up on a group of Iraqi soldiers in the Yezidi-majority Sinjar district of Nineveh province, local media reported. The bombing killed at least nine people, one official claimed. The explosion took place as a Read More …

Europol: Returning Foreign Fighter Arrested In Spain

The suspect was part of the so-called Islamic State in the Iraqi-Syrian conflict zone. Europol supported an operation of the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) leading to the arrest of a member of the so-called Islamic State. The suspect had Read More …

Trends in Terrorism: What’s on the Horizon in 2021?

The year 2020 was unprecedented in many ways. Just three days into the year, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander Qasem Soleimani. That news was soon eclipsed by the worldwide Read More …

Tayside veteran clears 1,000 explosive devices in war-torn Iraq with Scottish charity

Montrose-born Frank Philip, 61 has spent the year dodging danger in the country, which has been ravaged by war since the US and UK-led invasion in 2003 to remove leader Saddam Hussein. Former soldier Philip – who now lives in Read More …

Iraq: Three Killed, Five Wounded In Armed Attack In Saladin’s Baiji

Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Saturday (November 21) that three people were killed and five others were wounded in an attack and ambush launched by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Saladin’s al-Baiji district. An improvised explosive device (IED) went Read More …