FBI: We Think the Foley Video Might Be Genuine

The video in question has already been taken down from YouTube. Nevertheless, after analyzing and appraising its authenticity, the FBI has reportedly reached this tragic conclusion: it’s real. Reuters has the details: The FBI believes the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic, GlobalPost reported on Wednesday.…

Kurdish forces take parts of Mosul dam from Isis fighters

An Iraqi security official said on Sunday Kurdish forces have taken over parts of the country’s largest dam, which was captured by the Islamic State (Isis) extremist group earlier this month. General Tawfik Desty told the Associated Press that peshmerga forces backed by Iraqi and US warplanes started the operation to retake Mosul Dam early on Sunday.…

Syrian Air Force strike ISIS positions in Raqqa

Syrian government forces carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State, killing at least 31 jihadists on Sunday. The moderate rebels are calling for US strikes, as in neighboring Iraq, saying the regime is not fighting the Islamic State hard enough. At least 26 airstrikes targeting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) positions in Syria were carried…