Satellite images reveal extensive mining operations not far from the site of a 2017 US airstrike in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan—an attack most Americans remember only because of the nightmarish nickname of the weapon employed: The “Mother of All Bombs.” The 20,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast,…
Drone warfare has long been one of the United States’ key weapons in the War on Terror, but the Islamic State recently managed to carry out a drone strike of their own. Last week, an aerial vehicle “the size of a model airplane” reportedly exploded after getting shot down by Kurdish forces in Iraq, killing two…
The technology that was designed to remove videos from the Internet with copyrighted content could be used for good, according to a report from Reuters. That use? To fight extremism.
In the ongoing fight against Islamic State, the US is said to be attacking militants with “cyber bombs” according to Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work.
The Islamic State or ISIS or ISIL have quickly risen to power in the regions of Iraq and Syria. This map by Peter Ridilla tracks the group’s spread across the region. The Islamic State is shown in red against the rest of the region. What started off in just a few areas a few years ago has now crossed multiple borders,…
Silicon Valley executives will meet with top government officials in a private meeting tomorrow to eke out better strategies to counter the Islamic State’s online influence.
This should not come as a surprise, but Anonymous is probably not going to rid the world of terror with its myriad “ops.” In fact, the latest reports indicate that the leaderless pack of hacktivists is not only incapable of disrupting ISIS, it seems like Anonymous is totally fucking this one up.
In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and renewed airstrikes in Syria, hacking collective Anonymous has declared war on ISIS.
The FBI has a warning for all you antique dealers and museum curators out there: If you’re trading in Syrian or Iraqi pieces right now, you could be funding ISIS.
Known as one of the most important pioneers in 20th Century Syrian archaeology, Khaled al-Asaad has reportedly been executed by ISIS militants near the ancient city of Palmyra.
Many of us know the feeling of posting a regrettable pic or two online. But while your thoughtless photos might be an embarrassment, they (typically) aren’t offensive enough to merit a US Air Force strike. If you’re a terrorist, on the other hand, a wee bit more discretion is probably advised.
Five days after capturing the Iraqi city of Ramadi, ISIS forces have now taken the historic desert city of Palmyra in central Syria. Given Islamic State’s penchant for destroying historical artifacts and ancient monuments, there’s now concern that these ruins, a UN World Heritage site, could be destroyed.
Late last week, a disturbing ISIS propaganda video emerged showing the wanton destruction of ancient artifacts at the Mosul Museum in Iraq. After a careful examination of the video, antiquities experts say the damage inflicted by the stunt is "absolutely devastating."