Now chilling images have been shared on the messaging app Telegram which reportedly show preparations for attacks.
All eyes are on Messi and his nemesis and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, as soccer fans salivate for the World Cup set for June in Russia.
Lieutenant General Paul Funk, Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said the coalition would work to prevent ISIS regrouping anywhere in the world with its pervasive ideology.
ISIS has also promised to “continue terrorising and ruining lives”, accompanied by an image of the World Cup trophy, in a hint that trouble can be expected in Russia next summer
But the challenge to terminate ISIS (and terror groups like it) still exists, as evidenced by the recent ambush attack in Niger that killed four US soldiers, along with numerous other Nigerien casualties. With their Syrian stronghold vanquished, surviving ISIS fighters will flee to other countries to avoid death or capture; and African nations are prime targets for ISIS and their homegrown compatriots.
A section of the media reported that ISIS had ambushed and killed 30 Nigerian troops on Friday in the region
The Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurd-led coalition allied with the US, seized the Koniko field in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The FBI “took several steps in a variety of areas to identify and reduce security vulnerabilities” after the incident, the agency told BBC News
ISIS affiliates, too, try not to make empty threats. The terror organization’s troops in the Sinai Province, carried out their recent attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday after they released a video on Feb. 19 warning that they would bomb many churches
Prof. Osinbajo made the call on Tuesday when he received on a courtesy call to the Presidential Villa the Bangladeshi Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Muhammad
The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that Olonisakin stated this at the meeting of the “Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS” in Washington, D.C
The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tillerson gave the commendation at the meeting of: “Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS.”
The conflict, which has spread from North Nast Nigeria to other countries in the Lake Chad region, has displaced more than two million people
The video was a response to the Nigerian army’s claim that it “fatally wounded” Shekau in a raid August 19
“I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan said in an exclusive interview at CIA headquarters with Yahoo News.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the mobile application, tagged: “Huroof,” is to be used by ISIS to teach children the Arabic alphabets with the aid of guns, military tanks and cannons
The attacker, a 25-year-old who went to jail in 2013 for helping Islamist militants go to Pakistan and had been monitored by security services, repeatedly knifed the 42-year-old commander in the stomach late on Monday
A member of the militant group narrated in English with a thick Arab accent that the ISIS terrorists carried out the suicide bombings and shootings in Paris to wipe out “kuffars” or non-Muslims
It stated that the records showed that the alleged recruiter was in 300 level and did not register for the current session, adding that his mates were presently being mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps
Whichever side of the political divide we are on, I believe we can all agree on one thing: The prosecution of the war against terror is not something that any of us should play politics with