News Briefs: International News

BY MELISSA SIELGER STAFF WRITER Ex-Iraqi pilots are reportedly training ISIS militants The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that ex-Iraqi fighter pilots are training ISIS militants to fly three war planes that were captured from a Syrian air…

News Briefs: International news

BY JEAN-MARIE BRALLEY STAFF WRITER UN envoy warns of massacre Staffan de Mistura, the new United Nations envoy to Syria, warned Friday of a potential “massacre” of 500 people who are threatened by the Islamic State in Kobani, a Syrian…

News Briefs: International news

BY MELISSA SIEGLER Staff Writer ISIS beheads fourth captive ISIS, also known as ISIL, released a video on Friday, October 4, of one of their militants beheading British captive, Alan Henning. This is the fourth video of its kind to…

NEWS BRIEFS: International News

BY JEAN-MARIE BRALLEY Staff Writer Three more countries join international coalition against ISIS Belgium, Denmark and Britain are now part of the international coalition helping the United States and Iraqi governments combat the Islamic State. In all, more than 50…

NEWS BREIFS: International news

BY MELISSA SIEGLER US to send military aid to help with Ebola outbreak On Tuesday September 16, President Obama announced that the US will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help control the worsening Ebola outbreak, a New York…

NEWS BRIEFS: International news

BY JEAN-MARIE BRALLEY ISIS numbers estimated to be up to 31,500 The CIA said Thursday that the Islamic State fighters now number between 20,000 and 31,500, up from an estimated 10,000. ISIS numbers are growing due partially to an influx…

Many fear another attack this 9/11

BY MELISSA SIEGLER As we approach the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 and the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, many are worried that…