As impressionable and vulnerable young Britons are considered at risk of radicalization, dozens may be taken into state care. Others have had their passports confiscated amid fears of extremist Islamist indoctrination.
The runway of a Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Cyprus was shut down on Wednesday after two deadly Brimstone missiles fell off a Tornado aircraft as it was reportedly returning from a bombing run targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq.
As long as the Afghan government aligns itself with the US, which is keeping troops, planes, special operations and drones to bomb targets in Afghanistan or Pakistan, there will be no peace, says former US Marine Matthew Hoh.
The only way to bring the war in Afghanistan to an end is some form of negotiation that will let the Afghan government and the Taliban work out something that benefits the Afghan people, says Peter Mark van Buren, US Foreign Service veteran and author.
President Barack Obama’s reference to US training “ISIL forces” has raised eyebrows, no less because of the White House’s odd edit in the transcript of the president’s speech on confronting Islamic State.
ISIS, the Wahhabi-inspired terror group, has taken to antiquity dealing to fund its activities, making our world’s heritage a commodity. As world powers tighten the lid around this group, this new brand of war profiteering is financing terror’s army.