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Blackwater’s Erik Prince Blames ‘Ambulance-Chasing Lawyers’ For Lawsuit

Blackwater founder Eric Prince defended his company’s behavior, but wouldn’t tell me if he believes the four former employees of his former company are guilty as charged. Four were convicted and jailed last week in the 2007 shooting in Baghdad’s Nisour Square. COLMES: There are court documents that were filed, two employees of yours, unnamed [...]

ISIS Death Toll

The protracted battle for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani has so far claimed over 800 lives, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said late on Sunday. At least 21 Kurdish civilians have also been killed in Kobani since Sept. 16, according to the Observatory. In the last 40 days of fighting, at [...]

The Pentagon has announced the first death in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. Marine Lance Cpl. Sean Neal, a 19-year-old from California, died in Baghdad on Thursday in what a Pentagon statement described as a noncombat incident. Further details about how Neal died were not immediately available. Earlier this month, a Marine was deemed [...]

(Reuters) – Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast majority of the deaths, 464, were militants from Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot [...]

Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted and jailed for a 2007 shooting in Baghdad’s Nisour Square. A jury in Federal District Court found that the deaths of 17 Iraqis in the shooting, which began when a convoy of the guards suddenly began firing in a crowded intersection, was not a battlefield tragedy, but the [...]

It was only a matter of time, and not very much time, before ISIS got hold of weapons airdropped by the United States. The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters took possession of a stray bundle of U.S.-airdropped weapons and other supplies in the Syrian border town of Kobani earlier [...]

At least 17 worshippers were killed at a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad on Monday after a suicide bomber detonated his vest. Another 25 people were wounded in the blast, which came a day after 28 people were killed in a similar attack on a mosque in western Baghdad. The suicide bomber detonated his vest [...]

The United States is helping ISIS with foodstuffs, medical supplies, clinics and even taxes. It’s being going to territory ISIS controls. The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether [...]

At least 70 bodies have been delivered to a Syrian hospital, a sign that ISIS is incurring big casualties on the Turkish border. It’s unclear who dropped the bodies of the ISIS fighters off at the hospital, but it was likely other fighters from the militant group, because they control Tal Abyad. Sources who work [...]

The Pentagon doesn’t believe war will end anytime soon. In his first public overview of the campaign he leads from the Florida headquarters of U.S. Central Command, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin cautioned against expecting quick progress. He said he cannot predict how long it will take to right a wobbly Iraqi army and build a [...]

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