ISIL making war on two continents?
The Islamic State's war against the West intensified Friday, with terror groups fighting to hold their ground in Iraq and Syria while the U.S. announced it had killed several key ISIS leaders, including the network's paymaster.There is much more and I think they could have stretched it to three continents if they had included ISIL's operations in Libya which is in Africa. The Islamic religious bigots are waging a world war with terror attacks reaching as far as the US. That is some 'junior varsity" Obama has allowed to metastasize.
At the same time, French and Belgian security forces conducted raids to take down the cell behind this week’s carnage in Brussels as well as the deadly November attacks in Paris.
In Iraq, ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an Iraqi football stadium that killed 29 and wounded 60.
A raid by U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria on Thursday killed Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, who was ISIS' No. 2 man, a senior defense official confirmed to Fox News.
The terror leader went by several other names including Abdul-Rahman Mustafa Mohammed, Abu Ala al-Afri, Haji Iman, Haji Imam, Abu Iman and Haji Ayman, according to investigators. In a separate operation, a U.S. airstrike in ISIS' Iraq hub of Mosul killed another top terror leader, defense officials said.
In the battle for Syria's historic town of Palmyra, Syrian government forces recaptured a Mamluk-era citadel on Friday, state media and monitoring groups reported. Syrian and Russian warplanes struck at least 56 targets inside ISIS-held areas of the city and pro-government militias supported the army's advance, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group.