The gunman in Wednesday`s attack on Canada`s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday.
The Islamic State has fast become one of the world`s wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday.
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobane to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region`s first military foray into Syria`s war.
Hundreds of supporters chanting slogans turned out to accompany three Kurdish fighters, two men and a woman barely out of her teens, to their final resting place in a dusty cemetery on the edge of the Turkish town of Suruc, within view of the Syrian border and the besieged town of Kobani.
The Syrian government has claimed that its army has destroyed two warplanes in the hands of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the official news agency SANA reported Wednesday.
The Pentagon is investigating if one of the 28 caches of weapons and medical supplies airdropped to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has been seized by the radicals, officials said.