Tag: ISIS

Deadly Blast Shakes Duterté’s Hometown

After just two months since his presidential election, the Philippines’ President, Rody Duterté, now faces a national crisis due to the recent recent bomb blast that killed 14 and injured many others, while straining his attempts to banish narcotics and illegal trade in the country. Police officials and governing...

US Strikes Against Islamist Militants in Libya

Since early August, according to Pentagon secretary Peter Cook, the American military is conducting “precision airstrikes against ISIL” in the port city of Sirte, Libya. There are no American ground forces for this siege. About 6000 Islamist fighters are in Libya, but numbers are decreasing as numerous airstrikes...

Kurdistan, If It Were a Country

Imagine a state where it’s so diverse, communists break bread with greedy businessmen. Imagine a state where all the taxi drivers are capitalist at heart. The state, of course, would respect all religions, including made-up ones. The state would be called Kurdistan, the Land of the Kurds.  ...

Danish Special Forces to Fight ISIL in Syria

Seven F16 Fighting Falcons from the Danish Air Force arrived at the Incilrik-base in Turkey last Wednesday. Together with 60 special forces, the planes will take part in the international coalition against ISIL in Syria over the next six months. Many pilots, mechanics and specialists were flown to Turkey...

What next for the Yazidis of Iraq?

In October last year I traveled to northern Iraq hoping to film a documentary about the millions of Iraqis who were forced to flee their homes in the face of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s rampage into the country during the summer of 2014. In particular...