Tags: ISIL

Istanbul Nightclub Shooting: Statements, Allegations, and Lack of Verifiable Evidence

With Turkey’s media having largely been reduced to State propaganda machines, journalists too intimidated to speak on the record, officials to even speak off the record to journalists, all that there remains is to summarize the statements and allegations floated by “official” sources, while underpinning the fact that no independently verifiable evidence about the shooting…

65 – 70 % of Eastern Mosul Liberated from ISIL: Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati

nsnbc : Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati, the head of Iraq’s counter-terrorism service (CTS) said Iraqi forces seized around 70 percent of eastern Mosul ISIL militants. He also praised the cooperation of residents who are aiding the forces in the advances. The operation to liberate ISIL from the city of Mosul is now in its 12th week. A renewed…