Iraq

A 21-year-old man just made history, as he underwent the first successful penis transplant in the world. The game-changing operation went down in South Africa, taking surgeons nine hours to perform. The man, who has not been identified, was the victim of a botched circumcision three years ago, but has now regained full function in […]

If you’re thinking about partying on a roof, you might want to think twice. A California roof collapsed this past Saturday while 30 people were on it. According to reports, eight were injured, and one of them had a “large wood splinter” in her leg. [Gawker]  Islamic State militants have ruined yet another ancient city, […]

On Tuesday, NBC took action in the Brian Williams scandal by suspending the news anchor for six months following his inaccuracies regarding actions in Iraq in 2003, and fabricated stories about his time in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. NBC News president Deborah Turness announced the suspension on Tuesday. Calling it a hard decision, Williams will be suspended […]

“We do what we need to do, then we get to live.” The Walking Dead returns this Sunday on AMC to finish out Season 5 of the hit show. In this new trailer, things look bleak for the crew, but they are willing to do whatever to see another day. Michonne closes the sneak peek out […]

The U.S. continued airstrikes overnight after hitting Islamic State bases in Syria. According to The Guardian, U.S.-led air strikes battered the northern and eastern parts of Syria, as collation raids targeted oil facilities controlled by the terrorist group. Arab allies have helped with the strikes against ISIS – which is also known as ISIL in the provinces of […]

The U.S. continued to lead airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) militants on Thursday, targeting Syrian oil installations and killing nearly 20 people overnight. The airstrikes, which hit the militants’ main revenue stream, mark the third day of a U.S.-led air campaign meant to curb ISIS in Syria. Read about it here…[AP] The trial for accused Boston […]

The U.S. continued airstrikes targeted at Islamic State militants in Syria, launching five strikes early Wednesday. One of the airstrikes damaged eight vehicles linked to ISIS in Syria while the other four occurred in Iraq. To date, U.S. Central Command has conducted 198 airstrikes across Iraq and – along with partners – 20 airstrikes across Syria, […]

Early Tuesday, the United States and Arab allies launched airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, signaling the first U.S. offensive since President Obama considered authorizing an expansion of the military campaign against the militant group. Overnight, the U.S. also took action against the Khorasan Group, a terrorist organization that presented an “imminent” threat to […]

The Islamic State (ISIS) released a new video resembling a movie trailer Tuesday that challenged President Obama and warned that its militants would kill U.S. troops if they are deployed. The 52-second long video, which appears to be titled “Flames of War,” is the Islamic State’s first response since Obama declared he would “degrade and ultimately destroy it.” […]

Here’s some unsettling news. A CIA spokesman says a new intelligence assessment revealed the number of fighters for the Islamic State group may be between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria. The new figure is a 10,000 increase from the previous estimate. CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani says the number reflects “greater battlefield activity, and additional intelligence” […]

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“If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.” President Obama delivered that firm statement Wednesday night in a nationally televised address intended to sell increased military efforts to the American public. The President announced a broad campaign against the Sunni jihadists who have rampaged Syria across northern Iraq. The U.S. military’s role will be increased as […]