Tag: ISIS

Kobani Journal: Town of Kobani, Scarred by ISIS, Strives to Rebuild

Photo Ten months after coalition airstrikes and Kurdish fighters repelled an invasion by the Islamic State, the residents of Kobani, Syria, struggle with loss, failed services and widespread destruction. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Instances KOBANI, Syria â?? From the door of her modest breeze-block house, Faiza Mohammed recalled what her neighborhood after was and…


“Who’s ISIS?” Anonymous’ #OpParis campaign against Islamic State goes awry

The Twitter account of Anonymous’ #OpParis anti-ISIS operation has created some extraordinary claims about its impact—many of which are now becoming questioned or outright discredited. A group related with the Anonymous hacktivist movement launched what they claimed was a “total war” against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh), encouraging people to join…


Pentagon Expands Inquiry Into Intelligence on ISIS Surge

WASHINGTON — When Islamic State fighters overran a string of Iraqi cities final year, analysts at United States Central Command wrote classified assessments for military intelligence officials and policy makers that documented the humiliating retreat of the Iraqi Army. But just before the assessments have been final, former intelligence officials stated, the analysts’ superiors produced…


Telegram encrypted messaging service cracks down on ISIS broadcasts

Agen Sabung Ayam Messages sent acceptable now to Telegram clientele explaining what the service had accomplished to block ISIS propaganda channels. In the wake of revelations that groups affiliated with the Islamic State had been employing the Telegram messaging service to communicate and spread propaganda components, the nonprofit organization operating the service announced that it…


Congressman: To stop ISIS, let’s shut down websites and social media

Agen Sabung Ayam US Rep. Joe Barton. (credit: Gage Skidmore) US Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has a strategy to quit terrorists: shut down internet sites, such as social media networks. Barton today asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler if the commission can shut down internet sites used by ISIS and other terrorist groups. Barton…