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ISIS on the doorstep? Fighters reportedly seize Iraqi town near base holding US Marines 02/12/2015 ISIS on the doorstep? Fighters reportedly seize Iraqi town near base holding US Marines
Islamic State fighters reportedly seized most of a western Iraqi town on Thursday, in fighting taking place mere miles from an air base where hundreds of U.S. Marines are training Iraqis.

Reuters, quoting local officials, reported Thursday that ISIS militants had overrun much of the town of al-Baghdadi. One local Iraqi official told Reuters that, "Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents."

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/12/isis-on-doorstep-fighters-reportedly-seize-iraqi-town-near-base-holding-us/

Obama opens door to 'limited' ground combat operations against ISIS 02/11/2015 Obama opens door to 'limited' ground combat operations against ISIS
President Obama on Wednesday opened the door to "limited" ground combat operations against the Islamic State, as he asked Congress to formally authorize military force against the terrorist network.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/11/obama-proposes-war-authorization-against-islamic-state/

Family of US aid worker, ISIS captive Kayla Mueller confirms her death 02/10/2015 Family of US aid worker, ISIS captive Kayla Mueller confirms her death
DEVELOPING: The parents of Kayla Mueller, the Arizona woman who was taken hostage by ISIS in August 2013, confirmed Tuesday their daughter died while in the hands of the terror group.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/10/family-us-aid-worker-isis-captive-kayla-mueller-confirms-her-death/

‘What are you waiting for?’: Slick new ISIS campaign puts new face on homegrown terror 02/09/2015 ‘What are you waiting for?’: Slick new ISIS campaign puts new face on homegrown terror
Buoyed by the Islamist terror attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, ISIS has continued a slick campaign with the twisted theme, "What are you waiting for?" and featuring fresh-faced jihadists urging radicals in French-speaking countries to stay put and kill innocents.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/09/what-are-waiting-for-slick-new-isis-campaign-puts-new-face-on-homegrown-terror/

Utah sees huge hike in cyberattacks, which may be targeted at NSA 02/06/2015 Utah sees huge hike in cyberattacks, which may be targeted at NSA
Utah faces up to 300 million cyberattacks against its state databases every day, up from 25,000 to 30,000 attempted attacks just five years ago.

Utah Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires told a legislative budget committee Tuesday that the increase in attacks may be linked to the NSA’s data center in the state, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Hackers believe they can somehow access the NSA facility through the state’s computer systems, according to Squires.



Source: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/04/utah-sees-huge-hike-in-cyberattacks-which-may-be-targeted-at-nsa/?intcmp=ob_homepage_tech&intcmp=obnetwork

ISIS expanding ‘international footprint’ with affiliates in more countries, officials warn 02/06/2015 ISIS expanding ‘international footprint’ with affiliates in more countries, officials warn
The Islamic State, despite being driven by Kurdish fighters from its one-time Syrian stronghold in Kobani last week, nevertheless is extending its reach well beyond Iraq and Syria, military officials and analysts warn -- represented, by some estimates, in nearly a dozen countries.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/05/isis-expanding-international-footprint-with-affiliates-in-more-countries/

ISIS killing, torturing children in Iraq, UN report says 02/05/2015 ISIS killing, torturing children in Iraq, UN report says
BERLIN – The United Nations says the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children and families of minority groups in Iraq, and it is calling on government forces there to do more to protect them.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/05/isis-killing-torturing-children-in-iraq-un-report-says/

Nigerian, Chadian jets bomb Boko Haram out of towns 02/04/2015 Nigerian, Chadian jets bomb Boko Haram out of towns
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters are attacking Cameroonian troops at a border town with Nigeria, military officers said Wednesday as Nigerian and Chadian jets pursued an offensive that has bombed the Islamic extremists out of a slew of northeastern Nigerian towns.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/04/nigerian-chadian-jets-bomb-boko-haram-in-northeast-offensive-forcing-out/?intcmp=latestnews

Terrorism-related charges laid against Ottawa men with alleged ISIS ties 02/03/2015 Terrorism-related charges laid against Ottawa men with alleged ISIS ties
Three Ottawa men were charged Tuesday by the RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team with taking part in activities related to financial and ideological support of ISIS, the jihadist group that controls large regions in Iraq and Syria.

The charges against Awso Peshdary, John (Yahya) Maguire and Khadar Khalib include conspiracy to facilitate a terrorist act, knowingly participating in the activities of a terror group and counselling a person to knowingly participate in a terrorist activity.

Peshdary, 25, was taken into custody earlier today in Ottawa. Maguire, 24, and Khalib, 23, are being charged in absentia.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/terrorism-related-charges-laid-against-ottawa-men-with-alleged-isis-ties-1.2943313

UN criticizes forces in Ukraine for targeting schools, hospitals 02/03/2015 UN criticizes forces in Ukraine for targeting schools, hospitals
ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine – The United Nations on Tuesday sharply criticized both the Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian rebels for turning bus stops, schools, markets and hospitals into battlegrounds where civilians are getting killed.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/03/un-criticizes-forces-in-ukraine-for-targeting-schools-hospitals/?intcmp=latestnews


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