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World 'Critical' to stop Islamic State, after 100,000 bombs fail to eradicate jihadists

08:09  11 july  2018
08:09  11 july  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

Islamic State says leader's son killed in Syria

  Islamic State says leader's son killed in Syria <p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, said the most recent IS operations in the area were in the first two weeks of June.</p>The announcement of the death of the al-Baghdadi's young son appeared on the group's social media accounts late Tuesday. It included a picture of a young boy carrying a rifle and identified him as Huthaifa al-Badri.

Knowledge from Airwaves, a fight monitoring group, confirmed IS have survived greater than 100 , 000 bombs dropped on them by US-led airstrikes, together Forward of an anti-ISIS coalition ministerial assembly in Brussels tomorrow, Donald Trump’s high Islamic State army advisor, Brett McGurk, has

The rebuilding of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria damaged and destroyed in the brutal war against Islamic State is " critical " to stop the terror group Data from Airwaves, a combat monitoring group, showed IS have survived more than 100 , 000 bombs dropped on them by US-led airstrikes, including

Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, said the rebuilding of Syria and Iraq is now 'critical' (Twitter)© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, said the rebuilding of Syria and Iraq is now 'critical' (Twitter) The rebuilding of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria damaged and destroyed in the brutal war against Islamic State is "critical" to stop the terror group rising from the rubble.

Dangerous pockets of IS fighters remain stubbornly holed up in eastern Syria, but the territory now under their control is a fraction of the self-styled caliphate they ruled with barbaric violence in mid-2014.

Despite the dismantling of the so-called caliphate, which once covered a third of Iraq and much of Syria, the total eradication of IS seems unlikely any time soon.

U.S., Afghan forces clear Islamic State from eastern district

  U.S., Afghan forces clear Islamic State from eastern district <p>U.S. and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.</p>The operation in Deh Bala, on the border with Pakistan, began at the end of April and was largely complete in early June but final mine clearance operations are still under way, said Lt. Col. Josh Thiel, from the U.S. First Special Forces Group.

The rebuilding of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria damaged and destroyed in the brutal war against Islamic State is " critical " to stop the terror group rising Data from Airwaves, a combat monitoring group, showed IS have survived more than 100 , 000 bombs dropped on them by US-led airstrikes.

' Critical ' to stop IS, after 100 , 000 bombs fail to eradicate jihadists . The rebuilding of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria damaged and destroyed in the brutal war against Islamic State is " critical " to stop the terror group rising from the rubble.

Data from Airwaves, a combat monitoring group, showed IS have survived more than 100,000 bombs dropped on them by US-led airstrikes, including six Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets.

Ahead of an anti-ISIS coalition ministerial meeting in Brussels tomorrow, Donald Trump's top Islamic State military advisor, Brett McGurk, has just finished a five-day trip to Syria.

McGurk today tweeted that "follow through is critical" to stop IS regenerating. Photos taken from the air by McGurk show agricultural projects fostered by the coalition turning "once brown fields green and bountiful" in north-east Syria.

"Much more work to do in both [Iraq and Syria] to recover from ISIS," he tweeted.

Tourist brings unexploded WW2 shell to Vienna airport

  Tourist brings unexploded WW2 shell to Vienna airport An American tourist brought an unexploded World War Two shell to Vienna airport in her luggage, Austrian police said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old had found the bomb on Sunday while walking in the Dachstein mountains, according to police in Lower Austria state.She kept the shell in her belongings as a souvenir and declared it to customs officers when she came to the airport on Monday, who immediately rang the police.A bomb disposal unit was called and in order to safely remove the device, the baggage hall and parts of the arrivals area were closed for around 15 minutes.

The Arabs call it 'Daesh' and I will be calling them the 'Daesh cutthroats.'"[ 100 ] Retired general John In November 2006, shortly after the group's rebranding as the " Islamic State of Iraq", it established He called upon jihadists to establish Islamic entities in Egypt and the Levant, slowly implementing

UN report: Up to 30, 000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria. Islamic State brides and cubs pose risk to Australia if they are still alive. ' Critical ' to stop Islamic State , after 100 , 000 bombs fail to eradicate jihadists .

The sustained US-led airstrike campaign has totalled 1431 days since former US President Barack Obama ordered its commencement in August 2016.A total of 107,814 bombs and missiles have been dropped on targets in Iraq and Syria, according to Airwaves data.

The group claims a minimum of 6321 civilians have been killed in 29,772 sorties (15,500 in Syria and 14,272 in Iraq). That data does not include ordinance dropped by Russian fighters and planes, which began in late 2015.

a group of people walking down a dirt road: March 2016. Soldiers of the Syrian government army fire mortars at positions of ISIS militants in Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Syrian Government's army is fighting with ISIS for control of the heritage site. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd March 2016. Soldiers of the Syrian government army fire mortars at positions of ISIS militants in Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Syrian Government's army is fighting with ISIS for control of the heritage site. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images) In support of the US-led coalition, Australia deployed an Air Task Group which included six Super Hornets, an E-7A Wedgetail surveillance aircraft and a multi-role tanker transport aircraft.The Air Task Group was ordered back to Australia in December last year, following the fall of key IS-held cities Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

Australia volunteers for NATO mission to stop return of ISIS in Iraq

  Australia volunteers for NATO mission to stop return of ISIS in Iraq Trump opened the NATO leaders summit with a breakfast broadside at Germany, but the allies managed to find a common cause by dinner.The mission, launched at the NATO leaders summit in Brussels on Wednesday, will “train the trainers” who teach Iraqi soldiers how to counter suicide bombers and detect, defuse and dispose of the improvised explosives used by terrorists.

' Critical ' to stop IS, after 100 , 000 bombs fail to eradicate jihadists . The rebuilding of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria damaged and destroyed in the brutal war against Islamic State is " critical " to stop the terror group rising from the rubble.

On Thursday, Obama's last full day as president, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter confirmed that US bombers hit Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize and the ,400, 000 that comes with it, but dropped over 100 , 000 bombs during his presidency. # Fail .

Aside from rebuilding infrastructure and trying to kick-start local economies, efforts are underway to repair Islamic State's deliberate destruction of Palmyra, an ancient world heritage site. Eight Russian experts have begun reconstructing ancient statues and sculptures rescued from Palmyra, according to Russia's Defence Ministry.

IS ravaged the Roman-era ruins during the 10 months it held the ancient oasis city from May 2015 to March 2016. Footage and photos of extremist fighters systematically blowing up temples and columns provoked worldwide outrage.

Islamic State razed ancient shrines and statues it considered idolatry. The group was also suspected of illegally selling priceless antiquities to fund its army and self-proclaimed caliphate.

Russian Defense Ministry photo of Roman-era amphitheater on June 6 2016 (left) and on February 5 2017 (right). (AP)© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Russian Defense Ministry photo of Roman-era amphitheater on June 6 2016 (left) and on February 5 2017 (right). (AP)

Palmyra, home to towering 2000-year-old ruins, is the scene of one of Russia's most embarrassing chapters in the conflict. After ten months under IS control, Russian-backed Syrian forces ejected the jihadi fighters from Palmyra in March 2016.

Tourist brings unexploded WW2 shell to Vienna airport

  Tourist brings unexploded WW2 shell to Vienna airport An American tourist brought an unexploded World War Two shell to Vienna airport in her luggage, Austrian police said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old had found the bomb on Sunday while walking in the Dachstein mountains, according to police in Lower Austria state.She kept the shell in her belongings as a souvenir and declared it to customs officers when she came to the airport on Monday, who immediately rang the police.A bomb disposal unit was called and in order to safely remove the device, the baggage hall and parts of the arrivals area were closed for around 15 minutes.

' Critical ' to stop Islamic State , after 100 , 000 bombs fail to eradicate jihadists . Pro-government forces are also fighting to eradicate a large Islamic State enclave they left to their rear in central Syria as they advanced towards Deir al-Zor.

Islamic State brides and cubs pose risk to Australia if they are still alive. ' Critical ' to stop Islamic State , after 100 , 000 bombs fail to eradicate jihadists .

On May 5 the St Petersburg orchestra played a triumphant concert in the Roman amphitheatre, which was broadcast on Russian TV. However, six months later, Islamic State fighters retook Palmyra and proceeded to obliterate the once majestic amphitheatre where the classical musicians performed.

a large crowd of people: The Russian Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev performs during a concert in the Palmyra amphitheater in Palmyra on May 5, 2016. (AAP)© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The Russian Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev performs during a concert in the Palmyra amphitheater in Palmyra on May 5, 2016. (AAP)

The militants destroyed Palmyra's two most glorious temples, dating back to the 1st century, and blew up the famous Roman Arch of Triumph.US envoy Brett McGurk's coalition meeting in Brussels will follow a top-level NATO meeting, attended by heads of government.

In July last year, McGurk proclaimed any foreign fighters remaining in Raqqa, which at the time was surrounded by coalition forces, were doomed to die.

"The mission is to make sure ... that any foreign fighter who is here, who joined ISIS from a foreign country, who came into Syria, they will die here in Syria," he said."If they are in Raqqa they are going to die in Raqqa."

Perth-born Tareq Kamleh, also known as 'Dr Jihad', was believed to be in Raqqa.

Unverified reports in June, which Nine.com.au exclusively reported, indicated Kamleh had been killed.

Australian ISIS fighter Neil Prakash is SET FREE from Turkish prison and will not be extradited to face justice .
Neil Prakash was apprehended in 2016 when he crossed the Syrian border into Turkey after fighting in Syria and Iraq , but walked free Thursday after nearly two years behind bars. A judge ordered the 27-year-old's release from Gaziantep H-Type Prison and rejected Australia's application to have the self-confessed Islamic State member extradited. The ruling, handed down by Judge Ismail Deniz, went against a prosecutor who said just 10 minutes earlier he would not object to Prakash being returned to Australia for trial.At this stage, it is unknown what kind of rights, if any, Australia has to appeal the decision.

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