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2,212  American military service members (2 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

30 people were killed and 70 injured on Monday in Afghanistan after a suicide bomber detonated a vest in a mosque, according to CNN. 

1 Brooklyn man was arrested on Monday after he traveled to Turkey and tried to join ISIS. Mohamed Rafik Naji, 37, revealed his support of the group on his Facebook page.

250 Americans have “traveled or attempted to travel” to Syria or Iraq to join ISIS or other terrorist groups over the past few years, according to the FBI.

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2,212 American military service members (2 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

21 civilians were killed in Mosul on Monday by ISIS extremists. The civilians were accused of aiding US backed security forces, according to Reuters News Service. 

 

4,000  bombs and missiles have been used against ISIS extremists in Mosul over the past four weeks, according to CNN.


60 vehicles equipped with bombs and 80 tunnels used by ISIS extremists have been destroyed by Iraqi forces involved in the combat near Mosul, CNN reported.  

 

 

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2,212 American military service members (1 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

important building was captured by Iraqi forces in Mosul on Sunday when troops entered the state television station, according to Reuters News Service. 

300 people were executed by a firing squad outside of Mosul on Sunday, according to CNN. The prisoners had been held by ISIS extremists since the city was taken. 

17 people were killed last weekend in Baghdad during a wave of bombings. The worst attack occurred on Sunday, killing 10 people and wounding 34 others, according to Al Jazeera.  

 

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2,211 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

772 ISIS extremists have been killed in the first week of battle in Mosul. According to CNN, Iraqi forces are ahead of schedule to take back the territory.

78 towns have been liberated in the Mosul battle. The AP reports that 127 explosive devices were destroyed and 2 bomb-making factories were discovered.

5,000 ISIS extremists are squaring off against 108,500 troops fighting against them. According to CNN, hundreds of ISIS fighters are fleeing Mosul and crossing into Syria as Iraqi forces close in on the city.  

 

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American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

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months is the amount of time it could take Iraqi forces to completely recapture Mosul. According to CNN, 75 square miles have already been recaptured from ISIS.

 

10  

people were killed in Baghdad when a car exploded near a security checkpoint. It came hours after Iraqi forces launched an offensive to retake Mosul, according to The AP.

  

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hostage was executed after ISIS extremists painted a target on his head and then fatally wounded him with a blast from a shotgun, the Daily Mail reported..  

 


 

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2,211 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

ISIS extremists were executed for fleeing a battle in Iraq. The extremist group declared that the militants had committed “high treason” by running away, according to The Independent of London.  

9 months into this year ISIS has lost a chunk of territory roughly the size of Sri Lanka, as the total area under its control fell to 25,290 square miles, The Independent reported.

jihadists drove vehicles packed with explosives into a guard post near al-Salam, in Iraq’s Salahuddin Province, early Saturday morning. ISIS took responsibility for the attack, according to The AP.  

 

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2,211 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

Jordanian writer was killed outside of a courthouse in Jordan after being accused of blasphemy for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Muslims, according to Aljazeera.    

8 people were killed in Baghdad when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt. According to CNN, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. 

18 Indian soldiers were killed on Sunday when 4 armed men attacked an army camp in India. According to Reuters, India blames Pakistan for the attack. 

 

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2,211 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

10 A man stabbed 10 people at a mall in Minnesota Saturday and was shot dead by an off-duty police officer. An ISIS-linked news agency later claimed the man was a “soldier of the Islamic state,” according to Reuters News Service.   

29 People were injured by a pipe bomb placed in a trash bin in New York on Saturday. According to CNN, Ahmad Khan Rahami was wounded in a shootout with police Monday morning. 2 police officers were also shot. 

People, including a Somali general, were killed by a car bomb in that country on Saturday, according to CNN.  The terrorist group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. 

 

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2,211 American military service members (1 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

news crew from the online news site RT was caught in the middle of heavy fire between government operatives and ISIS extremists in Libya, The AP reported. No reporters from the British news site were hurt.   

20,000 British soldiers could be targeted by ISIS after officials accidentally released their names and other information on websites this past weekend, Reuters News Service reported.

people were killed and 20 others injured on Tuesday in Baghdad when an explosive laden truck was detonated in a commercial district, according to Reuters. The blast also set several shops ablaze.

 

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2,211 American military service members (1 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

US soldier was killed in Afghanistan as US troops were accompanying their Afghan counterparts when their unit came under attack. The soldier has been identified as Matthew Thompson of Irvine.  

45 people were killed in Yemen when a suicide bomber rammed a staging area. The attack happened when the gates opened for a food delivery allowing a pickup to speed past the guards.  

23 people were killed and 12 others wounded on Friday in Iraq when a car bomb exploded. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.  

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

53 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber detonated at a wedding in Turkey. According to CNN, at least 22 of the victims were children.  

36 people were executed in Iraq for their part in a 2014 massacre that killed 1,700 people. The men were hanged, according to The Associated Press. 

country revoked the rights of Russia to launch planes from its base to attack ISIS strongholds. Iranian leaders told Russian leaders they could not use their base after Russia announced it had used the base for airstrikes against ISIS. 

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

areas in Syria occupied by ISIS were bombed in airstrikes by Russian pilots on Tuesday. According to FOX News, the bombers took off near Tehran.  

6 people were boiled in tar by ISIS extremists after being accused of spying, according to the UK Express. The paper is reporting that ISIS executed 100 people in 1 week. 

people were killed and 8 others were injured on Monday when a bomb exploded near several shops in Baghdad. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.. 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

3,000 people displaced from their homes while trying to flee conflict zones in northern Iraq were captured by ISIS militants, the United Nations said Friday. 12 people were killed.  

5 gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms abducted an American and an Australian in Afghanistan. The 2 men were taken from an SUV near the American University of Afghanistan. 

threat to the Miss Universe pageant by ISIS calls for the 2017 pageant set to take place in the Philippines to be targeted, while suggesting that an explosive belt or bomb be made especially for the beauty contest. 

 

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2,210  American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

84 Every 84 hours since June 8 there has been a terrorist attack directed by or inspired by ISIS, according to IntelCenter which tracks acts of terrorism.  

2 ISIS extremists carried out beheadings in a park in Iraq in front of children. After the beheading the extremists promised more attacks on Europe. 

police were killed in Iraq in a suicide bombing attack that was targeted by a terrorist in a car packed with explosives. No one has claimed responsibility. 

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

men wielding knives attacked a church in France on Tuesday in an ISIS-inspired attack. 2 people were killed before police shot and killed the terrorists. 

1 man was executed by ISIS extremists for being gay. The man was thrown off a tall building and then his corpse was pelted with rocks.

police officer tried to flee ISIS by disguising himself as a woman. ISIS operatives caught the man wearing a pink dress and shot him in the head.  

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

people were hurt in Germany on Monday when a man wielding an ax went on a rampage. Police shot and killed the man. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack. 

84 people were killed and 304 people were injured in Nice, France, on July 14 when Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a truck through a crowd of people gathered to watch a fireworks show.

suicide bomber was killed before he could ram a government compound with his explosives-laden truck on Sunday after a US solider armed with a rocket launcher fired on the vehicle.   

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

560 additional US troops will be deployed to Iraq, according to the Washington Post. The extra troops will help in the fight against ISIS. 

12 The territory held by ISIS has lessened by 12 percent this year, according to CNN. Over the weekend, Iraqi forces regained control of Al-Qayyarah airbase. 

292 is the final death toll in last week’s deadly bombing in Iraq. A bomb ripped through a busy shopping district in Baghdad, marking the deadliest single attack in Iraq’s capital in years 

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

212 people were killed and 175 injured on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated in a crowded shopping in Baghdad district, making it one of the deadliest days in the region. 

7 ISIS extremists were executed by their ISIS companions by being placed in boiling water. According to CNN, the men were charged with desertion. 

special services soldier armed with just a knife reportedly stabbed 3 ISIS jihadists to death after they attempted to capture him in Fallujah

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

town is back under Iraqi control. According to a senior Iraqi general, the battle for Falluja ended Sunday as Iraqi troops retook the final ISIS holdout in the city. 

5 Syrian journalists were executed by ISIS just hours after Iraqi troops took control of Falluja. The journalists were killed with explosives. 

12 people were killed and 32 injured on Monday when an attacker wearing a suicide vest targeted a Sunni mosque.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

77 US air bases were placed on high alert after receiving warning from a South Korean intelligence agency that ISIS had collected information on the facilities. 

23 ISIS agents were killed in airstrikes on Monday in Syria. According to the Daily Mail, the extremists were planning an attack on Turkey. 

Russian jets bombed US-backed rebels fighting ISIS near the Jordanian border. According to CNN, the Russian government claims none of their pilots were involved.      

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

49 people were shot and killed and 53 wounded when a gunman opened fire in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Police later killed the gunman, who pledged allegiance to ISIS.

1 US warplane hit the forces of an allied Sunni Muslim militant group that Washington had trained in an apparent case of friendly fire in late May. Pentagon has launched an internal investigation.  

ISIS extremist killed his brother over allegations of spying. According to the Daily Mail, Abu Abdullah shot his brother in the head this past weekend. The execution was recorded.      

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

150 people who joined ISIS have contacted their respective governments asking for help to leave the group, according to FOX News.

35 people escaped Fallujah after hiding in the marshes for 4 days, drinking dirty water and eating old dates during the battle between Iraqi troops and ISIS, according to Al-Jazeera.  

1 US cruiser is now in the Mediterranean allowing even more airstrikes against ISIS. The USS Truman, which had been in the Persian Gulf for six months, entered the area last week, FOX News reported. 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

50,000 people were trapped in Fallujah Monday as a bloody battle for the city between ISIS extremists and Iraqi troops continued.

7 people were killed Saturday as Iraqi troops stormed ISIS-occupied Fallujah. The Iraqi army repelled a four-hour attack on the south side of the city. 

20 people were killed in a double bombing in Baghdad on Monday. The bombings led to a wave of street protests and angry calls for the government leadership to step down.       

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

30 families fled ISIS-occupied Fallujah on Monday as Iraqi troops stormed the city to reclaim it. The major offensive came hours after Iraqi military leaders took to TV to call on citizens to evacuate the area.

21 targets have been attacked by coalition forces in Fallujah. According to CNN, Iraq’s military said its jets destroyed bomb-making factories and rocket-launch sites in the center of the city. 

66 people are believed to have died when EgyptAir flight 804 plane crashed into the sea last Thursday. The plane was headed to Cairo. Authorities believe there was a bomb onboard.       

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

90 More than 90 Iraqi civilians were killed in 3 bombings by ISIS in 3 different neighborhoods last Wednesday. Scores more were wounded in the attacks on a food market and 2 police checkpoints. 20 more Iraqis died Friday from ISIS bombings, according to CNN.

46  On Tuesday, more than 46 Iraqis were killed in 3 Baghdad bombings, with ISIS claiming responsibility for 1 explosion by a female suicide bomber, CNN reported.  

12,199 As of May 10, the US and its anti-ISIS coalition have conducted a total of 12,199 air strikes in Iraq and Syria. The US conducted 9,309 of those, and the rest of the coalition has carried out 2,890, according the US Defense Department.      

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

17-year-old Syrian boy was killed by ISIS for cursing. According to Fox News, the execution took place in front of the boy’s parents. 

1 ISIS leader was killed in an airstrike on Friday in Iraq. Abu Waheeb was traveling in his car when the airstrike occurred. He was arrested in 2012, but escaped. 

16 people were killed and 54 others wounded on Monday in Iraq when a car bomb exploded outside a bakery. According a report, ISIS has targeted shi’ite militia fighters in the area.     

 

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American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.

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American soldier was killed by enemy fire in Iraq on Monday. According to CNN, the soldier was killed in a skirmish with ISIS.

14  
people were killed in Baghdad and 30 others wounded on Monday in 3 separate bombings. The largest bomb was planted in a parked car and killed 11 people.

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There have been 891 attacks by ISIS in Iraq and Syria in the first 4 months of 2016. According to the Daily Mail, 2,150 people were killed in those attacks.

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

The 6-year old Cyber Command unit received orders last week from President Obama to hack ISIS. The goal of the campaign is to disrupt the ability of ISIS to spread its message. 

11 people were killed and 39 others wounded in Eastern Baghdad when a suicide bomber detonated on Monday. The blast set fire to at least 5 vehicles.

attacks will hit ISIS in Iraq and Syria simultaneously. According to the Daily Mail, British forces will join the US and France in the attack. A date for attack has not been coordinated.     

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

new ISIS video shows the extremist group using an exploding necklace to behead a hostage. The man is shown on his knees while the wire necklace is being placed around his neck. 

28 people were killed and 320 injured when armed militants in Afghanistan staged a coordinated attack in Afghanistan. According to The AP, the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

217 more US troops will enter the fray against ISIS in Iraq. The Pentagon will also provide $415 million in aid to Kurdish fighters.    

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

29 former German soldiers have joined ISIS, according to a report by the German military. According to the report, an additional 65 active soldiers are being investigated. 

3,500 young Arabs from 16 countries told pollsters they reject ISIS and said that more jobs would hurt ISIS efforts to recruit their peers. The poll was conducted by Penn Schoen Berland..

terrorist group has announced a spring offensive in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, the Taliban pledged to launch large-scale offensives to drive the country’s Western-backed government from power.    

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

major cities are mentioned as possible targets of the next ISIS attacks. The group released video showing the attacks in Brussels and Paris and ends with a narrator saying the next attack could be London, Berlin or Rome.

10 people were executed by ISIS for spying and burglary in Syria and their bodies were displayed in mock crucifixions on telephone poles.

 

 

25 people were killed in 10 bomb attacks carried out by suicide bombers in Iraq. According to the BBC, the attacks targeted members of the Iraq security forces. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.   

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

35 people were killed and 300 injured in 2 bombings in Brussels last week. Police have taken 9 people in for questioning following 13 raids.

1 Catholic priest was crucified on Good Friday. According to AP, ISIS kidnapped the Rev. Thomas Uzhunnalil from a nursing home in Yemen on March 4. Cardinal Christoph Schonborn confirmed his death at a Mass. 

Syrian city has been liberated from ISIS. The Syrian Army said Sunday that it had fully captured Palmyra, routing ISIS fighters who had occupied the city for almost a year.    

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

high-ranking ISIS leader who took part in the terrorist attack on Paris was captured on Friday. Salah Abdeslam was wounded in Brussels during his arrest.

6 men accused of sending ISIS secrets to the Iraqi military were beheaded. According to a video of those incidents, extremists detonated explosive wires tied around the victims necks. 

2,000 civilians in Syria have been killed in Russian airstrikes over the past 6 months. Moscow claims it has only carried out airstrikes on terrorist targets.    

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

high-ranking ISIS leader was fatally wounded in airstrikes last week. Omar al-Shishan was killed in an airstrike in Syria, according to CNN.

1 American ISIS member surrendered during a violent clash in Iraq. According to The AP, the man, 26-year-old Mohamad Jamal Khweis of Alexandria, Virginia, walked toward Kurdish troops with his hands up. 

day after a car bomb exploded and killed 37 people, Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq. According to CNN, no one has claimed responsibility for the latest attack.    

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

30 to 40 targets could be struck in 4 areas in a massive strike against ISIS in Libya, according to a Pentagon report which details military options for an attack on the terrorist group. 

1 Russian terrorist group that pledged allegiance to ISIS called Muslims in that country to arms in a new video and ordered them to attack targets in Russia, according The AP. 

60 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Monday in a suicide bombing in Iraq. According to The AP, the terrorist drove a car laden with explosives into a checkpoint..   

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

elite special forces unit is now in the fight against ISIS. According to CNN, Delta Force is targeting high-level ISIS operatives in Iraq. 

8  Dutch jihadists were executed by ISIS on Tuesday. ISIS has been embroiled in a battle with the jihadist group for several months.

66 people were killed and 161 injured in Baghdad on Sunday in separate attacks by suicide bombers. According to The AP, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 19,000 to 25,000 extremists currently make up ISIS, according to the White House, which released the numbers on Feb. 3, and claimed airstrikes have diminished the group’s ranks. 

1.6 million military personnel surround ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Iran has 563,000 armed forces personnel, Jordan has 115,500, Kuwait has 22,600, Lebanon has 80,000, Saudi Arabia has 251,500 and Turkey has 612,800, according to Politico.

10 grams of missing radioactive material in Iraq that could be used to make a dirty bomb was found undamaged near a gas station on Saturday, according to USA Today.    

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

British sniper shot an ISIS terrorist in the head as he was explaining decapitation methods. 

1 seat on the Supreme Court is vacant due to the death of Antonin Scalia. Scalia was found dead Saturday afternoon in Texas.

police officers were killed and 12 others were injured Monday by a suicide car bomb detonated near a traffic police post in Russia.    

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

people were arrested in Russia for allegedly plotting attacks in that country’s major cities. According to ABC News, ISIS members plotted “high-profile attacks” on Moscow and St. Petersburg.

2 members of an infamously brutal ISIS cell known as “The Beatles” — because of their accents — have been named. According to NBC News, the two have been identified as Alexandra Kotey and Aine Davis of Britain. 

Canadian jets have been pulled out of the fight against ISIS. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that Canada would stop bombing targets in Iraq and Syria. Instead, Canada will triple its training forces in the region. 

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

45 people were killed and 100 others injured in a triple bombing in Syria on Sunday. According to CNN, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

5 hostages were executed in a new video released by ISIS that threatens the West. In the video, a militant hails recent attacks in Europe and promises an attack on Spain.

members of the Afghan security forces were killed in a roadside bombing when a vehicle exploded in Afghanistan on Saturday. 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

of the terrorists responsible for the attack in France in November appeared in an ISIS video. The men appeared in a Nov. 2014 video in which 18 Syrian pilots were executed.

 

500 ISIS targets were hit by Russian pilots over the past 3 days. Russian pilots conducted 169 flights over Syria during that period.  Between 70 and 100 flights are carried out per day.

 

23 people, most of them from the Ahrar al-Sham rebel group, were killed by a truck suicide bomber in Syria’s Aleppo city on Monday.   

 

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

400 people may have been executed by ISIS last weekend. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, families of pro-regime fighters were abducted and taken to the surrounding countryside.

4 Americans were released by the Iranian government in a prisoner swap with the US. The prisoners were released as part of the conditions to lift sanctions against the country.

2,000 – A 2,000 pound bomb sent millions of dollars flying into the air after a US strike on ISIS created the cloud of cash. The money was scattered on rooftops and roads.

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

12 ISIS fighters that fled when Iraqi forces successfully recaptured Ramadi last month were burned alive this past week, according to FOX News.

10 people were killed in Istanbul on Tuesday when a suicide bomber detonated his payload inside a cultural center. CNN later reported the bomber was a member of ISIS.

Iranian soldiers died when a military jet crashed in Iran while on a training mission. The F-4 Phantom II was bought by Tehran from the US before the 1979 Islamic Revolution..   

 

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American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

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countries have broken ties with Iran over the beheading of an Iranian cleric by Saudi officials. After the execution, Iranians sacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sudan and United Arad Emirates have since cut ties to Iran. 


40  

percent of the territory seized by ISIS has been reclaimed by Iraq. According to Reuters, Syrians have been able to reclaim about 20 percent of its land.




 2 

people were killed and 8 others wounded on Friday when a gunman opened fire in a pub in Tel Aviv. An international manhunt is being conducted for the shooter.   

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2,210 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

10 senior ISIS leaders operating in both Iraq and Syria, “including several external attack planners” with designs on attacking Western targets, were killed in airstrikes over the past two weeks. 

1 town in Iraq was retaken by the Iraqi military. After tense fighting, forces were able to recapture Ramadi and raise the Iraqi flag.

losses in Syria in Iraq have left ISIS on a losing streak. First, the extremists were run out of Ramadi last weekend, then on Monday Syrian forces recaptured a key southern military base.  

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2,222 American military service members (6 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

US troops were killed and 2 others injured on Monday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove into a patrol in Afghanistan.The incident is the deadliest attack on international forces since August. 

200 women have been arrested in Syria for violating an Islamic dress code imposed by the radical group. The group mandates women wear burqas that cover the entire body and face with a mesh screen over their eyes.

head of state has threatened to use nuclear weapons against ISIS. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would “liquidate jihadis with nuclear warheads if conventional bombing raids fail to destroy the terror group.”

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2,216 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

900 public schools and 187 public charter schools were closed on Tuesday after Los Angeles Unified School District officials received a threat containing references to nerve gas and bombs. 

15 cars driven by suicide bombers headed toward the city of Husaybah were destroyed in airstrikes on Tuesday. Fighting in the area has been intense since Iraqi forces regained a foothold in the city.

man was being questioned on Tuesday in connection with last month’s attacks in Paris that left 130 dead. According to the BBC, the unidentified suspect in the Nov. 13 attacks was nabbed Tuesday as he planned to travel to Syria, 

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2,216  American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

14 people were killed in San Bernardino on Dec 2 after Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik opened fire at a county facility. The couple has been described as ISIS supporters. 

353 There have been 353 mass shootings in the US this year. According to the Dallas Morning News. 463 people were killed and 1,312 were injured. That’s more than one per day so far this year.

people were stabbed in a London train station on Saturday. The suspect screamed “This is for Syria” before going on his rampage. He was subdued by police. 

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2,216 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

19 people were killed in a terrorist attack on a hotel in Mali last Friday. According to authorities, there were at least 3 gunmen involved. 

 

24 raids resulted in 21 arrests in Brussels after authorities there locked down the capital city when intelligence led them to believe a terrorist attack was imminent.

 

people have been charged by Belgian authorities in connection with the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. 7 out of 9 of the attackers died in the attacks. 


The Count

The Count

2,216 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.

300 people were killed last Friday when at least 8 terrorists carried out 3 attacks in Paris. ISIS later took responsibility for the massacre.

20 ISIS sites were struck in 18 air attacks in retaliation for the attack on Paris. According to CNN, the attacks centered on training centers and ammunition sites.

23 people have been detained by French authorities in connection with the attacks and 100 people have been put under house arrest.

 

The Count

The Count

2,216    

 

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

2

 

A 2-year siege on a military installation ended on Tuesday when Syrian forces took the air base back from ISIS, which controls half of Syria, according to the CBS news.

 

 

448 

 

ISIS targets have been destroyed by Russian airstrikes in the wake of the crashed Russian jetliner which US officials say was destroyed by a bomb.

 

37 

 

elderly Assyrian Christians were released by ISIS on Saturday. According to CNN, the group was taken hostage along with 178 other when ISIS overran villages in Syria.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1

Russian plane may have been shot down by ISIS, which took responsibility for the crash. Authorities would not confirm that claim, but said nothing was wrong with the plane before it vanished from radar.

 

Syrian activists who used social media to criticize ISIS were killed, according to the group which released a video showing the body of one of the activists with his throat slit.

 

 37 

people were killed in weekend attacks on a hotel in Somali by fighters from the Somali Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabab.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


2

airstrikes by Turkey in the fight against ISIS were aimed at strongholds of a US ally. According to National Public Radio, the attacks against the Kurdish Democratic Union Party came on Sunday.


19-year-old Syrian soldier was executed by ISIS on Sunday when extremists in the group crushed him by running him over with a tank


15 

civilians have been killed in Russia airstrikes on Jabal Akrad, a rural, mountainous area in the province. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier put the death toll at 45 rebels and civilians.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


49

ISIS targets were taken out in airstrikes by Russian planes on Monday. According to the UK Express, the attacks took out two command centers.


183 

Assyrian Christians could be executed by ISIS if ransom demands are not met. According to the Christian Post, the group is asking for $12 million.


combat canine that earned a Bronze Star during a tour of Iraq was shot and killed in Wyoming by a man on a bike who said he felt threatened by the dog. According to the Washington Post, the man has not been charged.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

86

ISIS targets were hit in airstrikes by Russian planes on Tuesday. According to Reuters, the airstrikes destroyed armored vehicles, ammunition and equipment.


ISIS officials were killed in an airstrike in Iraq on Monday. According to CNN, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was injured in the strike, along with a “large number” of Baghdadi’s bodyguards..


country is now calling on Russia to take the lead in fighting ISIS. According to NBC News, some Iraqis now believe the US has failed in its fight against ISIS.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1

ISIS training camp was destroyed on Sunday when France carried out its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. 6 jets were used in the attack.


people were killed and 11 injured on Monday when a car bomb went off at a garage in a busy commercial district of central Baghdad, police and medical sources said.


250 

Americans have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside ISIS, according to a congressional report. The report also states that 30,000 people worldwide have also joined the group.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

26

members of ISIS were killed on Saturday in Syrian airstrikes. The air attack was the second wave of a two day attack that began on Friday with 12 airstrikes in the same area.


15 

air attacks were launched against Iraq by Australian pilots last Tuesday. According to the Guardian, the attacks were the first by the Australian government.


40 

people were killed and 12 injured Monday in Baghdad. According to Reuters, no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Shi’ite areas are often targeted by ISIS.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


12

people were killed and 10 injured in Egypt on Monday when Egyptian forces searching for ISIS extremists mistakenly opened fire on the tourists, The AP reported.


20 

people were killed in Syria when a car packed with explosives was detonated at a checkpoint, according to The AP.  Minutes later, a truck loaded with explosives was detonated by another suicide bomber killing 10.


27 

members of ISIS were killed in 6 airstrikes against 2 ISIS car bomb factories in Iraq, as well as against weapons caches, a command and control facility, and a staging area used by the militants.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

3

ISIS terrorists were killed in a series of airstrikes against Syria after it was discovered they planned to assassinated Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family.


15 

Turkish police were killed on Tuesday when a bomb destroyed a minibus. A separate bomb attack killed another police officer.


high-ranking UK official said ISIS is planning to attack that country within weeks. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has said the country would not hesitate to launch drone strikes to stop pending attacks.  

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


1

ancient temple was damaged by ISIS on Sunday. According to CNN, the militant group severely damaged the Temple of Bel. The temple, built to praise the pagan god Bal, was one of the most important religious structures of the first century AD.


Shiite fighters were burned to death by ISIS on Monday in Iraq. A videotape of the incident shows the men were strung up by their hands and feet to a wooden frame before a fire was lit beneath them.


Iraqi soldiers were killed in Baghdad on Saturday when a roadside bomb destroyed a military vehicle in Iraq. According to CNN, the men were killed instantly..  


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


48

After 48 hours of negotiations, North Korea and South Korea settled their differences. As part of the deal, South Korea will stop blasting propaganda against Kim Jong Un. 


2,000-year-old temple was destroyed by ISIS. According to the New York Post, UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, called the act a “war crime.” The temple, the name of which means “Lord of Heaven,” was dedicated to the pagan god Baal.


13  

people were killed and 7 injured when a suicide car bomber used an army vehicle to approach forces advancing from Baghdad. No one has taken responsibility for the attack, but Reuters reported it resembled recent attacks by ISIS.  

 


 

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


3

alleged “spies” were tied to trees and executed by ISIS in Syria. Their crimes were not mentioned in a video which showed their dead bodies.


American woman was held as a sex slave by ISIS. Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker, was chained in a room with other female captives and repeatedly raped. She reportedly died in an airstrike against the group.


13  

people were killed and 52 injured on Sunday in Baghdad when a car bomb exploded at an auto dealership. The business has been targeted multiple times in the past. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing  

 


 

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


30

people were killed and 40 injured on Monday in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded in a crowded marketplace. In a statement posted on Twitter, ISIS said its members were behind the attack.


29 

of the nation’s top scientists praised President Obama on Saturday for his deal with Iran. The praise came in a letter from Nobel laureates, former White House science advisers and experts in the field of nuclear arms.


10  

apostates were forced to kneel by ISIS extremists on buried explosives. 2 ISIS guards were also accidentally killed in the videotaped explosions.  

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


1

ISIS prisoner may have been executed by a young boy on Monday. A photo appearing in the UK’s Daily Mail shows a young boy pointing a handgun at the man’s head. Another photo shows the man face down in the dirt.


450 

civilians have been killed in US led airstrikes on ISIS in Syria. According to the Guardian, more than 5,700 air strikes have been launched in the campaign which will reach its 1st anniversary on Aug. 8.


1  

man was thrown off a rooftop in Iraq. According to Reuters, dozens of people looked on during the execution. Two months ago, three men accused of being gay were also thrown to their deaths in Iraq.  

 


 

The COUNT

The COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


1

man was brutally executed by ISIS in Iraq. According to CNN, the man was led out by 2 men, 1 posing as a judge. He was killed after he was “found guilty.” Hundreds of people, some with children, attended the execution.


31 

people were killed on Monday when a bomb ripped through a rally in Turkey. The Turkish government believes ISIS is behind the attack. Locals were rallying to call for several towns to be rebuilt that had been decimated in the fight against ISIS.


1,050  

people were detained by the Turkish government last weekend. According to Reuters, the country is cracking down on extremist groups, including ISIS. 


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

31

people were killed on Monday when a bomb ripped through a rally in Turkey. The Turkish government believes ISIS is behind the attack. Locals were rallying to call for several towns to be rebuilt that had been decimated in the fight against ISIS.  

 

20,000 

At least 20,000 foreigners have joined Sunni militant organizations in Iraq and Syria, according to the UK Guardian. In April, the CIA listed the number of ISIS fighters at 31,500.



12 

countries are bombing ISIS, 4 of them are from the Middle East and between August 2014 and March 2015 that coalition received 11,550 weapons. 


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1

Massachusetts man has been charged in a plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of ISIS. Alexander Ciccolo was charged with felony possession of firearms, the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced. 



extremist group plotted to attack the US from coast-to-coast on or around Independence Day. ISIS planned on attacking US cities during the July Fourth weekend. The FBI thwarted the plot.



$5.45 

was the highest price for gas in the country Monday morning as gas prices continued to climb. Locally gas reached $4.99 a gallon on South Lake Avenue. The cheapest price was $3.85 at the Arco on Altadena and New York drives.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


6

men have been arrested on suspicion of supporting ISIS in Israel. According to CNN, 4 of the men are elementary school teachers who tought their students about the group.

 

25 

Syrian soldiers were executed by ISIS on Saturday. The men were executed by children who were no more than 12 or 13 years old, according to the Daily Mail.


8

people were killed and 17 others injured Monday in Iraq when a bomb fell from an Iraqi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad because of a “technical problem.”

 


 

The Count

The Count

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1

man in New Jersey has been arrested for plotting to provide support to ISIS. According to CNN, Alaa Saadeh allegedly purchased a plane ticket for his brother to travel abroad and join ISIS, the Department of Justice disclosed on Monday.

 

warning has put America on alert. Federal authorities have warned local law enforcement officials across the country about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday, a US law enforcement official said.

 

15

ISIS militants were killed and 9 injured when warplanes bombarded a phosphate facility near the town of Qaim on the Iraq-Syria border.


 


 


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

3

former candidates for the Iraq Parliament were arrested and executed by ISIS on Saturday. Since the group took over Mosul many former politicians, soldiers and police officers have been executed.

 

 

450 

more troops have been authorized to go to Iraq by the White House. The US is also sending weapons to Sunni tribes who are operating under Iraqi command against ISIS.

 

2

people were killed and 40 others were injured in Afghanistan in a brazen bomb and gun attack on the Afghan Parliament in Kabul. A suicide car bomber and six gunmen were also killed in the attack.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.

7

suicide bombers who carried out attacks for ISIS in Iraq this past weekend were from different countries, according to CNN. The bombers were a Brit, a German, a Kuwaiti, 2 Dagestanis and 1 national of Turkmenistan.

16 

people were killed and 29 wounded in the previously mentioned attack when 4 car bombers raced toward and drove through an Iraqi security forces checkpoint.

British family was shocked to learn their son died in that attack. The parents of 17-year-old Talha Asmal claims the group recruited their son, who then left for Iraq without telling his family. 

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

 

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1

bird species has been banned by ISIS. According to the AP, the group has banned the breeding of pigeons. The birds have been used for spying. 3 of the birds were executed.        

 

3

gay men were executed by ISIS on June 3. The men were dropped off buildings headfirst as onlookers watched from below. The horrifying executions were photographed.

 

14

people were killed and 37 people were injured on Monday when a car bomb exploded in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad. According to Reuters, several shops and cars were damaged in the attack.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

2,000

Humvees were seized by ISIS in Iraqi. The US State Department last year approved the potential sale to Iraq of 1,000 Humvees with increased armor, machine-guns and grenade launchers for an estimated $579 million.

 

controversial law that allowed the US government almost limitless power in its ability to spy and collect data on Americans expired Monday when the Senate could not come to an agreement on the USA PATRIOT Act.

 

1

new law took effect in ISIS-controlled Mosul on Monday. Men must have beards or face prison time. The group handed out leaflets in recent weeks announcing that full beards had become compulsory.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


262

people have been slaughtered in Syria in the past 2 weeks. According to CNN, at least 13 of the victims were children, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


28 

airstrikes were conducted against ISIS so far this month. The strikes hit 10 ISIS tactical units, destroyed 9 fighting positions, 10 vehicles, 2 heavy machine guns and 1 armored vehicle.


1

Washington Post reporter is on trial for allegedly spying in Iran. Jason Rezaian, 39, is accused of “espionage, collaboration with hostile governments, and gathering classified information against the Islamic republic.” The US and Rezaian deny the charges.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


1

major Iraqi city fell to ISIS on Monday when the extremist group seized Ramadi. For more than a year, police and army units had defended the government complex in Ramadi against repeated ISIS attacks, according to CNN.


people were killed by a bomb in the parking lot of Afghanistan’s justice ministry on Tuesday. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.


3

weeks leading up to the fall of Ramadi there were 35 airstrikes, which did not deter ISIS.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1

high level ISIS leader may be severely injured. According to AP, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi suffered a severe injury to his spine during an attack in March and is unable to use his left leg. As a result, a power struggle could emerge in the group.

 

threatened cyber attack by ISIS apparently did not happen. The attack was scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. EST. Nothing happened by the deadline.

 

1

senior officer from Kurdish security forces was killed in Iraq on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack when a convoy of military vehicles struck the explosive.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


2

ISIS supporters were gunned down Sunday night in Texas after they opened fire at a free speech event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.


300

hostages were shot and killed by members of ISIS in Iraq on Friday. According to Reuters, the hostages were Yazidis, followers of an ancient faith, and regarded as infidels by ISIS.


12

Iraqi soldiers and paramilitary troops were killed in Iraq on Saturday by suicide car bombs. The fighters were part of a campaign to recapture parts of the Sunni heartland from ISIS 


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


1

The FBI is investigating 1 possible attack on the US by ISIS. According to CNN, the threat focuses on parts of California. Security has been increased around airports.


5

journalists working for a Libyan TV station were executed by ISIS on Monday. According to Reuters the journalists — whose throats were slit — had been missing since August. 


20

people were killed in Iraq on Monday when a series of bombs exploded in a commercial area, including 1 car bomb that exploded on a commercial street, killing 10 people. 

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216    

American military service members (1 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


30

Ethiopian Christians were executed by ISIS on Sunday. According to CNN, a video shows the men being executed near a beach along the Mediterranean Sea. 


6

Minnesota men have been arrested for trying to join ISIS. The men have been charged with terrorism in a complaint unsealed Monday that accuses them of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. 


27

people were killed on Friday in multiple blasts in Iraq. The deadliest attack was inside a car dealership east of Baghdad. In the second attack, a car bomb struck next to the US consulate. 

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,216   

American military service members (1 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

11 Minute

video threatens the United States with a 9/11 style attack. The video released by ISIS was posted on Twitter and shows some of the group’s most gruesome acts. 

 

$100,000 

is the amount ISIS is demanding per hostage to release the 300 Assyrian hostages they have in custody. So far, no deadline has been imposed on the money. 

 

10

people were killed and 25 others were wounded on Monday in Iraq when a bomb exploded outside a crowded marketplace. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


15

Airstrikes were launched against ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria. More than 2,000 airstrikes have been launched against ISIS since last August.

 

22

bomb attacks were carried out in Afghanistan in March. Meanwhile, some 116 people lost their lives and nearly 170 others sustained injuries in a series of terrorist attacks during the same period. 

 

147

people, mostly students, were killed in an assault by terrorists on a university in northeastern Kenya. The attackers stormed Garissa University on Thursday, killing 2 security guards and firing indiscriminately on students.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


1

ISIS official was executed by members of the group on Sunday. Salman Ahmed Ali was executed “on charges of theft and exploitation of Muslims’ funds for his personal interests.”


2

US newspapers published opinion pieces that called for the US to bomb Iran to prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear bomb. The articles were published in The New York Times and the Washington Post. 


2

advisers to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were killed by drone strikes last week. According to The Associated Press, The US said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the incident.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 


1

Canadian airstrikes against ISIS have been extended for 1 year, but there will be no boots on the ground. According to Reuters, Prime Minister Stephen Harper read a motion in the House outlining the extension on Tuesday.

 

100

pilots, airmen, sailors and commanders involved in the US-led airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria are among those listed on an ISIS “kill list” released by ISIS. According to the Pentagon, ISIS compiled the list via social media searches and did not hack any systems. 


2

workers were killed in an explosion that took place at a military bomb factory southeast of Tehran. According to CNN, the powerful explosion blew out the windows of buildings located up to 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from the factory.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.. 


20

medical workers were kidnapped on Monday when ISIS militants attacked a hospital in Libya. According to CNN, about 30 members of ISIS stormed the hospital.


1

US Air Force veteran has been arrested for trying to join ISIS. According to court documents obtained by ABC News, Tairod Pugh was arrested after he tried to enter Syria to join the group.


9,200

ISIS Twitter account handles  have been revealed to the public by the hacker group Anonymous. Twitter has already begun cooperating with the movement by systematically confirming and suspending the accounts.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.. 


9

foreign workers are believed to be in the hands of ISIS-affiliated militants after an attack on a Libyan oil field, according to officials. According to CNN, the men were working for an Austrian-owned oil company.


3,400

citizens from Western nations have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. That’s 700 more than November’s estimate. According to NBC News, the new number is due to new intelligence.


71

percent of Americans say that nuclear negotiations will not make a difference in affecting Iran’s potential production of a nuclear weapon. According to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, about a quarter of respondents disagree.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.. 

 

19

Assyrian Christians were released by ISIS on Sunday, according to CNN. 10 others are expected to be released soon. All but 1 of the Christians released were among 220 captured last week in Syria.

 

1

distraught woman was tricked by ISIS into eating her kidnapped son. According to the NY Post, the woman went to ISIS headquarters to inquire about her son. She was given meat and rice and then told she had eaten her son.

 

37

people were killed by car bombs targeting a crowded marketplace in Iraq on Saturday. The attacks came as the country’s prime minister vowed to punish Isis militants who smashed rare and ancient artifacts in Mosul.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.. 


90

Assyrian Christians in Syria have been kidnapped by ISIS. ISIS’ online radio station, al-Bayan, said in a report Tuesday that ISIS fighters had detained myriad “crusaders” and seized 10 villages.

 

3

teenage British girls suspected of traveling to Turkey with the goal of joining ISIS are believed to have made it to Syria. Intelligence agents are working together to find the girls.


1

French nuclear aircraft carrier entered the Persian Gulf and could begin airstrike missions against ISIS. The ship Charles de Gaulle and its fleet will join American carrier USS Carl Vinson in bombing the extremist group.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

21

Egyptian Christians were beheaded by members of ISIS last week in Libya. A horrific 5-minute video was posted by the militants on Sunday, showing the gruesome execution of Coptic Christians having their throats sliced on the shores of the Mediterranean.

 

64 

members of ISIS were killed in airstrikes hours after the executions. According to the Egyptian government, the airstrikes destroyed the Islamist terror group’s training camps and scores of weapons.

 


45

people in Iraq were burned to death by ISIS militants on Tuesday, just 5 miles away from an air base staffed by hundreds of US Marines. According to the BBC, the victims are believed to be among the security forces that have been clashing with ISIS for control of the town. 


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

56

revenge airstrikes were launched by Jordan against ISIS in Syria. Jordan carried out the assaults after ISIS released a video showing a Jordanian captive burned alive. 

 

2 

al Qaeda prisoners were hanged by the Jordanian government after the ISIS video was released. Officials in Jordan have vowed to continue the attacks against ISIS.  

 

14 

people were killed and 15 others were wounded in Baghdad on Saturday after a suicide bomber struck near sidewalk vendors in a crowded courtyard.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1

Jordanian pilot may have been burned alive by ISIS. On Tuesday the militant group released a video reportedly showing Lt. Muath al Kasasbeh set on fire. Al Kasasbeh was captured after he was forced to eject from his plane during a bombing run. 

 

7

members of ISIS were killed by a 60-year old man. According to The Mirror, Basil Ramadan opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle on a group of ISIS militants. Ramadam was shot dead in the attack. 

 

4

Pakistani troops were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban. According to Reuters, the vehicle belonged to a bomb-disposal squad



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1

Japanese journalist was killed after a ransom deadline passed on Sunday. On Jan. 20, ISIS demanded $200 million in exchange for the release of journalists Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto. On Saturday, a picture was released of Goto holding a picture of Yukawa’s beheaded body. 

 

1

Japanese journalist being held by ISIS, Goto, said he would be killed if a member of the terrorist group was not released by the Jordanian government. 

Reuters reported 2 civilians were wounded in a suicide bombing on Monday in Afghanistan when the truck they were in exploded prematurely on the outskirts of Kabul.




THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

$200 billion    

is the amount ISIS wants to not kill two Japanese hostages. In a video posted on Tuesday, members of the group said the country had 72 hours to make the payment or the hostages will be beheaded. 

 

13    

boys were executed by ISIS for watching the Asian Cup football match between Iraq and Jordan last week. Their crime was breaking religious law by watching football. 

 

8

people were killed in Afghanistan on Monday when a roadside bomb exploded. According to Reuters, a family of 4 was among the dead. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

2,000    

people were massacred in Nigeria on Jan. 3. According to “Democracy Now,” the Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked the northern town of Baga and shot, tortured and drowned residents living there before leaving their bodies in the streets.  

 

 

men accused of being Russian spies were executed by a young boy in a video released by ISIS. In the video, the men are seen kneeling with their backs to the boy, who shoots them in the head.

 

12 

 

people were killed and others injured in Iraq on Monday. According to Reuters, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a group of soldiers. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 


The Count

The Count

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

 

people were executed by ISIS for spying on behalf of the Iraqi government. The group released the pictures on Monday in email titled “The Day of Judgment.” 

 

10   

US air strikes destroyed 14 ISIS fighting positions and a building, and damaged another structure. According to Reuters, the Pentagon is considering another method of attack to help supplement the airstrikes.

 

3 

 

soldiers were killed in Saud Arabia after a suicide bomber detonated near the border where Iraqi soldiers are fighting members of ISIS. The attack has placed US officials on alert for similar attacks.

 


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

13   

years after President George W. Bush sent US troops to war in Afghanistan, the war quietly ended Sunday. 2,215 troops were killed in the war, which costs the US $1 trillion.

 

1,878   

people have been executed by ISIS in Syria over the past 6 months, including 120 of its own members. According to Reuters, the ISIS members who were executed wanted to return home or leave the group.

 

1 

coalition pilot has been captured by ISIS after his plane crashed near Syria. ISIS claims it shot the plane down. US officials have acknowledged the capture of the pilot, but claims that ISIS did not shoot down the plane.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,215   

American military service members (3 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

130,000   

Christians have been evicted from Mosul, according to author Juergen Todenhoefer, who traveled deep into the territory. In a CNN interview, the author claimed that, despite the mass murders, the town is still functioning and many people like the stability.

 

13   

air strikes were conducted by the NATO coalition in Iraq and Syria on Saturday. According to Reuters, 4 of the Iraqi airstrikes destroyed buildings, tactical units and vehicles used by ISIS.”

 

4 

people were killed and 9 others wounded on Saturday when a bomb exploded on a commercial street in Iraq. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,212   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1  

man purporting to be a member of ISIS held 17 people hostage in Australia on Sunday before police stormed a café where he was held up and killed him. 2 hostages died during the incident.

 

300   

Chinese people are fighting alongside ISIS, according to a state-run Chinese paper. According to the Global Times, Chinese members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) have been travelling to Syria via Turkey to join the group. 

 

141 

people, including 132 children, were killed in Pakistan on Monday when members of the Taliban stormed an army-run school. According to Reuters, 6 gunmen went to the classrooms shooting the children.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,212   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1,500  

US troops will train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight against ISIS, The Associated Press reported. The forces would add to about 3,100 US troops President Barack Obama had authorized be deployed to Iraq. 

 

20   

Australians have been killed fighting alongside terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. According to Reuters, ISIS is using Australians on the frontline as “cannon fodder.”

 

10,800 

troops will remain in Afghanistan for the first few months of 2015 and then US officials will restart the drawdown, which is scheduled to reach 5,500 troops by the end of next year.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,212   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1  

of the US’s primary enemies has joined the fight against ISIS. According to Reuters, Iranian jet fighters are now bombing parts of Iraq occupied by ISIS. 

 

20   

people were injured on Monday in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber attacked a funeral. No one claimed responsibility but immediate suspicion fell on the Taliban.

 

55 

airstrikes targeted ISIS extremists in Iraq and Syria since Friday. According to Reuters, the attacks were aimed at buildings, weapon caches and vehicles.


The Count

The Count

2,212   

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

55  

percent of those polled by CNN oppose sending ground troops into Syria or Iraq to fight ISIS. Of the 1,045 Americans surveyed, 78 percent said they support air strikes against ISIS, a 5-point increase from September.

 

9,800   

US troops stationed in Afghanistan will remain there for one more year, according to The New York Times. The troops will stay in the area to support Afghan forces as they take on the Taliban in parallel US counter-terrorism operations.

 

2 

US soldiers and 3 civilians were killed when their vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday. According to Reuters, the bomb, which was magnetic, attached itself to the vehicle and then was remotely detonated.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,210  

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

1  

American hostage was beheaded by ISIS leaders on Sunday along with 12 Syrian soldiers. Peter Kassig is the 3rd American, after journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, to be beheaded by the group.

 

1  

more US citizen is being held by ISIS. According to The New York Times, little is known about the unnamed woman, other than that she was captured in Syria last year, and that ISIS has demanded $6 million for her release. 

 

5 

people were wounded when a car bomb exploded. According to Reuters, the bomb exploded on the perimeter of Baghdad’s heavily guarded international airport complex on Sunday.



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,210  

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

10  

vehicles believed to be carrying ISIS leadership presented themselves as a target on Saturday, a senior US official told CNN. After confirming the intelligence, a US-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the vehicles.

 

1  

ISIS leader may have been wounded during recent airstrikes. According to 1 Iraqi official, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded Friday night in Mosul, but another official claimed the injury occurred on Saturday in Iraq. The US is attempting to confirm the information.  

 

3 

people were killed by a roadside bomb on Monday in Afghanistan. According to Reuters, the bomb exploded when a bus carrying police academy staff hit it. Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the bombing. 



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,198 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

13,000  

square miles are thought to be under the control of ISIS, according to the Huffington Post. That is roughly the size of Belgium. Other estimates suggest that ISIS controls a much larger area, closer to 35,000 square miles, or roughly the size of Jordan.  

 

$3,000,000  

is the estimated daily revenue that ISIS takes in from its gas and oil resources. The group has taken control of oil and gas fields across northern Iraq and Syria. According to the Council of Foreign Relations, ISIS is running a revenue stream unmatched in the history of extremist organizations.      

 

0 

Christians are openly practicing their religions in Mosul, where ISIS has made Christianity punishable by death. It is not known if the group has chased every Christian out of the city, but a report in The New York Times suggests that is the case. 



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,198 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

13 

years after the toppling of the Taliban’s regime in Afghanistan, the remaining US Marines left that country on Monday. The last US and British forces were airlifted from a key base in southern Afghanistan. On Sunday, the massive facility was handed over to the Afghan military.  

 

161 

Peshmerga fighters from Iraq will be joining the fight against ISIS, according to CNN. The Kurdish fighters from Iraq will enter the besieged Syrian border city of Kobani this week to reinforce fellow Kurds who are defending that region.      

 

36 

people were killed and 37 injured in two explosions in Iraq. According to Reuters, the first explosion was a suicide car bomber who killed at least 21 Shia militia members. In the second incident, a bomb-laden car exploded, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens more. 

  

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,198 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

27 

bundles of small arms,
ammunition and medical supplies were dropped by US planes Monday on Kurdish forces attempting to hold off ISIS members who are trying to seize the Syrian border, according to FOX News.   

 

15 

ISIS launched 15 near simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq on Monday. According to CNN, the attacks were part of an unsuccessful plan to seize the Mosul Dam, a strategic prize. US officials said the all out attack showed how desperate the group has become.      

 

4 

Afghan soldiers were killed when a remote-controlled bomb blast in Kabul blew up a bus carrying Afghan army personnel. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. 


The Count

The Count

2,198 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

5 

Arab countries have joined with the US in its airstrikes against ISIS: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar. Turkey has agreed to allow the US to use its bases to launch airstrikes against the terrorist group.  

 

46 

Turkish hostages were released by ISIS last weekend. The hostages included Turkey’s consul-general, the children of diplomats and soldiers. According to The AP, ISIS seized them from the Turkish consulate in Mosul on June 11.   

 

10,000 

members of ISIS surrounded Baghdad on Sunday in an attempt to take the Iraqi capital by force. According to Reuters, the group came within 15 miles of the Baghdad airport before US helicopters pushed them back.



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,198 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

3 

The White House was warned about the threat of ISIS 3 times, according to ABC News. The report contradicts a “60 Minutes” interview with President Barack Obama in which the president laid the blame on the intelligence community.  

 

150,000 

additional people have fled Syria for Turkey, according to The New York Times. The exodus continues as militants from group ISIS continues to set fire to buildings and attack towns near the border.     

 

2 

airstrikes against ISIS have been carried out by the British. In the attacks, British pilots assisted Kurdish troops who were fighting ISIS in northwestern Iraq, dropping a bomb on an ISIS heavy weapon position and shooting a missile at an armed pickup truck, according to the UK’s Defense Ministry.



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,198 

American military service members (3 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

130,000 

people have fled Syria for Turkey to escape attacks on that region by ISIS. According to The New York Times, ISIS has been using tanks and heavy artillery against hamlets with mostly Kurdish inhabitants near the north central Syrian border.  

 

40 

people were killed by ISIS after a wave of suicide bombings in Iraq on Sunday. After the attacks, the Iraqi military withdrew 700 more troops stationed in the area to help retake the town from ISIS.    

 

30,000 

Iraqi troops fled from 800 ISIS fighters. According to the Guardian, the incident occurred in Mosul, Iraq. Some onlookers claimed that the Iraqi fighters later said they were not willing to die for their country. ISIS fighters stole $480 million in bank notes after taking the town.



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,195 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

3 

people have been beheaded by ISIS over the past 30 days. A tape of British aid worker David Haines was released on Sunday. According to Reuters, 49 Turkish citizens are being held hostage by ISIS.  

 

20,000 

is the minimum number of soldiers ISIS currently has, according to CIA estimates. The high-end estimate is 31,500. It is rumored that several high-ranking members of the group are former commanders in Saddam Hussein’s military.   

 

0 

is the number of major Islamic terrorist organizations the US has destroyed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the Washington Post. 

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,195 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

6 

soldiers were killed and 3 others wounded on Monday in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb exploded near a convoy. Casualties in the region have risen in recent months due to efforts by the Taliban to increase the violence as US and NATO troops prepare to leave the area by the end of the year.  


140   

bombs have been dropped in Iraq against members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to the White House, which announced airstrikes will be spread out across Iraq to other known ISIS strongholds.  

33 

people were killed in Afghanistan last Thursday when insurgents targeted the country’s spy agency and police station. The attack began when 2 truck bombs flattened parts of a police and intelligence complex. The attack was followed by a 3-hour gun battle between Afghan forces and insurgents, which left 21 insurgents dead.



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,195 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

2 

US reporters have been beheaded in Syria over the past 2 weeks. On Tuesday, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a tape showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff. The group beheaded James Foley on Aug. 25.   

 

37   

people were killed in Iraq on Monday after a suicide bomber crashed an explosives-laden Humvee into a construction site. The 9-story building under construction was to be used as a base by security personnel.  

 

40 

fighter planes stationed on the George H.W. Bush which is currently stationed in the Gulf have been conducting airstrikes against ISIS over the past weekend. So far, the planes have struck areas in Iraq under siege by the extremists 30 times. 


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,195 

American military service members (5 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

5,500 

civilians have died since the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began its reign of terror in June. According to a report by the United Nations, an additional 1.2 million people have been left homeless since that time.  

 

people were killed and 20 others injured on Tuesday in Iraq when a car rigged with explosives detonated close to outdoor markets during the morning rush hour. According to The AP, the area has been plagued by suicide bombings.  

10 

people were wounded on Monday when an army vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. According to Reuters, the incident occurred as the troops were on their way home. According to Reuters, the Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,190 

American military service members (1 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

50 

people have been killed in Iraq and 700 in Syria by the State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to Reuters, reliable sources reported that beheadings were used to execute people from the al-Sheitaat tribe. The leader of the tribe sent out a video that day calling for other tribes to unite against the group.  

 

 

civilians were killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan. The United Nations reported in July that the civilian death toll in the war in Afghanistan rose 17 percent for the first half of this year. The UN said 1,564 civilians were killed from January through June, compared with 1,342 in the first 6 months of 2013.  

0 

information is being released about the number of National Guardsmen deployed in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called in the Guard on Monday after rioting entered its second straight week following the officer-involved shooting death of Michael Brown. Nixon would not reveal how many soldiers had been deployed in Ferguson.



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,189 

American military service members (1 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

15 

airstrikes have been conducted by the US against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Hill, the US has used F-15Es, F-16s and F/A-18s fighter jets and MQ-1 Predator drones to carry out the attacks.  

 

12   

children have been beheaded by ISIS, according by CNN. The attacks were carried out against Christian families that refused to denounce their religion. At least 1 woman was stoned to death by the group for adultery after residents in a local village refused to do the job.  

 

4 

people died in a suicide bombing that injured 20 others on Sunday in Afghanistan. The attack was aimed at a convoy of NATO forces, but Afghan and NATO officials said no foreign forces were killed or injured. Witnesses said a car swerved between 2 armored vehicles in the convoy and detonated.



THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,188 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

14 

members of the Lebanese Army were killed, 86 were wounded and 22 were still missing after 3 days of fighting between the army and members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Associated Press, the fighting began after ISIS seized the border town of Arsal. 

 

20   

people were killed and 94 wounded in Iraq in bombings and clashes on Saturday. According to Reuters, a suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden car near a crowd of security forces and allied volunteers at a recruitment center outside of Baghdad, killing 4 and injuring 32.  

 

200,000 

civilians in Iraq have fled the minority Yazidi community just outside of Baghdad, according a United Nations report. The news comes amidst reports that ISIS has taken control of Iraq’s largest hydroelectric dam. The dam, located on the Tigris River, provides power to the city of Mosul.

 

— Compiled by André Coleman


THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,188
American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.


4
people were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday after a bomb hidden on a motorcycle detonated. Roadside bombings have escalated as the Taliban have increased the attacks ahead of the withdrawal of US forces at the end of this year.


20   
people were killed 15 others wounded in separate clashes and bombings in Iraq on Sunday. According to Reuters, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was responsible for the attacks. In an unrelated incident, 4 members of ISIS were hung in various parts of Iraq over the weekend.  


1
religious landmark was destroyed in Iraq. According to a video posted on CNN, ISIS blew up a tomb purported to be the burial place of Jonah, who in the Bible was swallowed by a whale. ISIS has been battling with the Iraq government over the past month and has destroyed several mosques.

THE COUNT

THE COUNT

2,188 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

4 

people were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday when a suicide bomber self-detonated outside of an airport. According to Reuters, the bomber was on a bicycle outside of the airport’s drug investigation building. 

 

285   

people were killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down last Thursday over Russia. Officials from Russia and the Ukraine have blamed each other for the disaster. According to CNN, there are nearly 100 unidentifiable body fragments, limbs and torsos, among the wreckage.  

 

25 

people were killed on Saturday in Iraq by militants with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including a Christian monastery. According to Reuters, monks were reportedly forced to abandon all their possessions and leave the monastery with nothing except the clothes they were wearing.

— Compiled by André Coleman

 

The Count

The Count

2,188 American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

 

16 people have now died, including 1 more Czech soldier, as a result of a blast last Tuesday carried out by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. The blast initially killed 4 Czech soldiers and severely injured 12 others. 

 

 

10 people were killed in roadside bombings in Afghanistan on Sunday. The deadliest attack happened when a bomb struck a civilian car, killing 8. According to The Associated Press, a short time later another bomb struck a vehicle killing a civilian and a police officer.  

 

 

88 pounds of Uranium was stolen from a lab in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The material is not believed to be weaponized and ISIS does not have known missile delivery capability. The theft has increased fears that the group will use the material to attack Baghdad with a dirty bomb — a primitive radioactive bomb.

 

— Compiled by André Coleman


The Count

The Count

2,188 

American military service members (1 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

4 

NATO service members were killed and 12 others injured on Tuesday when a suicide bomber self detonated in Afghanistan. According to CNN, the Czech Defense Ministry identified the dead soldiers as Czech nationals. The soldiers were patrolling an area in Bagram when a suicide bomber on a bicycle detonated his explosives vest.

 

30,000   

people were forced from their homes in Syria over the weekend by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The AP, the group forced the residents out after taking Shahel, a town in eastern countryside of Syria.  

 

16 

people were killed and 82 others were shot in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend. According to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago has been plagued by urban violence. Fueled by gangs, people of all ages have been shot on streets and porches. So far this year, 1,129 people have been shot.

— Compiled by André Coleman


The Count

The Count

2,187 

American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

3 

people were killed and 10 others were injured when a bomb hidden in a push cart was detonated by remote control near a government building. According to FOX News, no one claimed responsibility, but the Taliban has stepped up its offensive against Afghan security forces as foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw by the end of the year.

 

$500  

million is the amount President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve for training and aid for rebels in Syria. According to The Associated Press, Obama has been under strong pressure from some Republican lawmakers, such as Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) to increase assistance to the Syrian rebels. The rebels are seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad. 

 

9 

men were crucified on Saturday in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to a statement by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, eight of the men were hung in the public center where their bodies will remain for 3 days. The 9th man survived for 8 hours.

 

— Compiled by André Coleman


The Count

The Count
As of Monday, day 4,613 of the war in Afghanistan … 
2,184 
American military service members (5 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 
bombs struck the convoy carrying Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah last Friday. According to Reuters, Abdullah was unharmed and went on to speak at a campaign event. 6 others were killed.
5  
American service members — one of them 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Scott Studenmund of Pasadena — were killed in Afghanistan on Monday when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them.  
40 
people were killed in Syria, including women and children, during operations allegedly carried out across Syria on Sunday by forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, according to opposition activists. The UN no longer updates its death toll for the battle between rebels and the Syrian government. 

THE COUNT

THE COUNT
2,179 
American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 
9,800 
hundred troops will remain in Afghanistan until 2016 when all troops will come home, President Barack Obama said on Monday. According to The Associated Press, Obama’s blueprint calls for 22,200 troops to come home by the end of the year, The remaining troops, dispatched throughout Afghanistan, would not be engaged in combat missions.
2  
Afghan soldiers were killed and several others wounded on Monday in a bomb attack against a military bus. According to Reuters, the assailant pulled up next to the bus on a motorcycle and detonated the bomb.
11 
people, including 6 members of a UN fact-finding team, were attacked Tuesday in Syria. A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors was attacked while traveling to the site of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria. Initial reports claimed the inspectors had been abducted, but all staff members were safe, according to CBS News. 

THE COUNT

THE COUNT
2,179 
American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 
people were killed and 22 others wounded Sunday in Afghanistan when a car filled with explosives exploded in front of a hospital. According to Reuters, 1 child was killed in the explosion.
28 
people were killed by a wave of bombings on Tuesday in Baghdad. According to The Associated Press, 4 bombs exploded in within minutes of each other as Iraqi Shiites were celebrating the birthday of Imam Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and Shiite Islam’s most sacred martyr.
14 
people were killed and dozens injured when Syrian rebels bombed a hotel used as a base for the government forces. According to CNN, the rebels dug a tunnel under the hotel and planted a bomb which destroyed the hotel. 
— Compiled by André Coleman

THE COUNT

THE COUNT
2,179 
American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 
3 
policemen were killed on Tuesday in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb exploded destroying the vehicle they were traveling in. According to Reuters, the bomb was detonated by remote control and a suspect was later apprehended.
2 
people were killed last Wednesday in Iraq as they headed to the polls. The women stepped on a roadside bomb. According to the Washington Post, the United Nations reported that 750 people were killed by political violence in April. About 12 million people went to the polls to vote in the first elections held without the presence of US troops.
people were killed in Syria on Tuesday by a roadside bomb. According to Reuters, the victims were a local al-Qaida leader and his wife. Activists fear, the attack that may ignite a new round of infighting between rebel groups in the war-torn country. 
 

The Count

The Count
As of Monday, day 4,172 of the war in Afghanistan …
 
2,059 American military service members (10 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to the US Defense Department.
8 tons of explosives were found in eastern Kabul in a night raid. 5 suspected terrorists were killed and 2 others were wounded on Friday during a firefight. According to Reuters, the explosives — which were defused — were part of a truck bomb which would have destroyed everything within 1,500 meters of the blast, according to one Afghan official.  
2 US troops were killed during an insider attack Monday in Afghanistan. According to The New York Times, an Afghan police officer fired on American Special Operations troops and Afghan forces in the second such attack in 3 days.
83 Afghan army battalions and district chiefs of police in southern Afghanistan are now being advised and trained by US forces. According to the American Forces Press Service, the Brigade advisory teams will continue to train and advise their Afghan counterparts for the duration of the drawdown.
 
— Compiled by André Coleman

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,670 of the war in Afghanistan and day 3,041 of the war in Iraq … 

1,706 American military service members (8 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,484 (7 more since last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

7 deaths were reported in Iraq last week. The casualties mark the first reported deaths of US troops in Iraq since August, according to the US Defense Department. President Barack Obama announced officially last week that all troops will come home by Dec. 31. 

$23 billion is approximately what the US will save per year after the troops come home, according to The Associated Press. Since 2003, the Pentagon has spent more than $700 billion on the Iraq War. There is no estimated cost for services to the thousands of soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome.

3 major terrorist leaders have been killed under the Obama administration within the last six months. Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi (pictured). There have been 0 retaliatory attacks on US soil

— Compiled by André Coleman 

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,649 of the war in Afghanistan and day 3,020 of the war in Iraq … 

1,685  American military service members (9 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,477 

(0 more since last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

14,342 people have been wounded since the war in Afghanistan began. This Friday marks the 10th anniversary of that conflict, which began when US and UK troops invaded Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001 as part of the Bush administration’s War on Terror.

$10 million was the reward placed on the head of al Qaeda leader Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri, also known as Abu Du’a, by the Obama administration, on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. al-Badri is accused of planning a May strike that killed 24 Iraqi police officers and wounded 

72 others in retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden.

2 American citizens who played key roles in inspiring attacks against the US were killed on Sept. 30, according to Reuters. US counterterrorism forces killed U.S-born clerics Anwar al-Awlaki and 

Samir Khan, who died in an air strike on their convoy in Yemen during a joint CIA-US military operation. 

— Compiled by André Coleman 

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,642 of the war in Afghanistan and day 3,013 of the war in Iraq …

1,676  American military service members (10 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,477 (0 more since last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

$9 billion in US tax dollars, $549.7 million in spare parts shipped to US contractors and 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles, never arrived in Iraq, according to a CBS News report.

$3.79 is the average price a gallon of gasoline at the Arco station on Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road in Pasadena. That is down from 

4 cents last week. The average gallon of gas in the country is $3.74, according to The Associated Press. 

$5.1 billion in profits is what mega-corporation General Election made last year. In addition to claiming a 3.2 billion tax credit, the company paid no taxes, according to The New York Times. The company avoided taxes by reporting its profits were made offshore. GE’s slogan is “Imagination at Work.”

 

— Compiled by André Coleman 

The count

The count
As of Tuesday, day 3,635 of the war in Afghanistan and day 3,006 of the war in Iraq … 
 
1,666 American military service members (9 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,477 (0 more since last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.
32,194 US service members have been wounded since the start of military operations in Iraq, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally, and 14,094 US service members have been wounded in Afghanistan.
4 US servicemen arrived in Tripoli over the weekend, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
The troops landed following numerous claims by President Obama that the US would not be sending troops into Libya. According to the State Department, the servicemen are in Tripoli to assist in rebuilding the damaged US Embassy. 
17.4 percent of his income is what billionaire Warren Buffet (left) paid in federal taxes last year. 
The other people in his office, who are not wealthy, according to CNNmoney, had tax burdens of 33 to 41 percent. Buffet says he supports President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthy.
 
— Compiled by André Coleman

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,628 of the war in Afghanistan and day 3,099 of the war in Iraq …

1,657 American military service members (10 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,477 (0 more since last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

1 million jobs could be created by President Barack Obama’s
$447 billion jobs bill, according to The Associated Press. The bill includes tax incentives for companies to hire employees. Congress has yet to pass the bill.

$3.97 is the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Los Angeles County. According to The Associated Press, gasoline has increased by about 20 cents a gallon over the past 2 months. The average price of a gallon of gas 1 year ago was $3.

0 is the number of times Republican candidates mentioned ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan at Monday’s Tea Party debate in Tampa, Fla.. The candidates will meet next on Sept. 22 in Orlando, Fla.

— Compiled by André Coleman

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,621 of the war in Afghanistan and day 3,092 of the war in Iraq …

1,647 American military service members (7 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,477 (0 more since last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

0 US military service members died in Iraq in August, according to the US Defense Department. This marks the 1st month since the US-led invasion of Iraq began in 2003 that there were
0 American fatalities.

0 jobs were created in August by the economic recovery, according to CNBC. Lack of job creation and a high unemployment rate have fueled concerns that the US is heading for another recession.

0 terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists have occurred on American soil since terrorists hijacked 3 commercial airliners on Sept. 11, 2001 and used them to destroy the World Trade Center and crash into the Pentagon. A 4th plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers fought with hijackers.

 — Compiled by André Coleman

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,621 of the war in Afghanistan and day 3,092 of the war in Iraq …

1,647 American military service members (7 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,477 (0 more since last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

0 US military service members died in Iraq in August, according to the US Defense Department. This marks the 1st month since the US-led invasion of Iraq began in 2003 that there were
0 American fatalities.

0 jobs were created in August by the economic recovery, according to CNBC. Lack of job creation and a high unemployment rate have fueled concerns that the US is heading for another recession.

0 terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists have occurred on American soil since terrorists hijacked 3 commercial airliners on Sept. 11, 2001 and used them to destroy the World Trade Center and crash into the Pentagon. A 4th plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers fought with hijackers.

 — Compiled by André Coleman

The Count

The Count
As of Tuesday, day 3,510 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2,962 of the war in Iraq …  
 
1,486 American military service members (15 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,458 (3 more than last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.
 
1 month from now, President Obama is scheduled to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. US commanders have proposed sending 5,000 troops home and then sending another 5,000 home at the end of the year. The White House is considering a 30,000 troop reduction, according to The Associated Press.
 
$3.95 was the price for a gallon of gasoline on Tuesday at the Arco station on Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road. The average price of a gallon of gas across the country was $3.79, down 5 cents from last week, according to the AP.    
 
13 days left until the June 15 deadline for California lawmakers to pass a budget. If they miss the deadline, lawmakers will forfeit their salaries and benefits until they do. Lawmakers have not passed a budget on time since 1986, according to the Capitol Journal. 
— Compiled by André Coleman

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,503 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2,954 of the war in Iraq … 

1,471 American military service members (3 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,455 (same as last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

409,000 people filed for unemployment benefits this week, according to the Labor Department. That number is down from 438,000 in the prior week. The decline exceeded economists’ expectations of a decline to 424,000.

$3.99 was the price for a gallon of gasoline on Tuesday at the Arco station on Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road. The average price of a gallon of gas across the country was $3.84, down 10 cents from last week, according to The Associated Press.  

43 years ago Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Bill moving Memorial Day, Washington’s Birthday and Veterans Day to Mondays in order to create 3-day weekends. 

— Compiled by André Coleman 

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,496 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2,947 of the war in Iraq … 

1,468  American military service members (8 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,455 (same as last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

$14.3 trillion is the debt ceiling reached by the US Monday, which could lead to further problems in less than three months if Republicans and Democrats can’t work together and allow more government borrowing, reported numerous sources. 

$3.94 was the average price of a gallon of gasoline across the states, according to The Associated Press. Locally, prices dropped from about $4.19 to $4.14. Gasoline at the Arco station on Orange Grove Avenue and Mission Street was $4.09. 

2 suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a military training facility in Pakistan last Friday, The AP reported, killing 73 people and injuring more than 100 in the first major terrorist attack since President Obama reported the death of Osama bin Laden on May 1. 

 

— Compiled by André Coleman 

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,489 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2,940 of the war in Iraq … 

1,460  American military service members (1 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,455 (same as last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

32,085 US service members have been wounded in hostile action in Iraq since the start of U.S. military operations there in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

$3.96 was the average price of a gallon of gasoline. At least 12 states averaged $4 a gallon, including California. Prices are expected to drop by about 75 cents before summer begins, according to the Associated Press.

10 days after President Barack Obama told the world that Osama bin Laden was killed by American operatives at a mansion outside of Islamabad, Pakistan, there have been 0 retaliatory strikes against the US and its allies.

— Compiled by André Coleman 

The Count

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 3,489 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2,940 of the war in Iraq … 

1,460  American military service members (1 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,455 (same as last week) have died in Iraq since that war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

32,085 US service members have been wounded in hostile action in Iraq since the start of U.S. military operations there in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

$3.96 was the average price of a gallon of gasoline. At least 12 states averaged $4 a gallon, including California. Prices are expected to drop by about 75 cents before summer begins, according to the Associated Press.

10 days after President Barack Obama told the world that Osama bin Laden was killed by American operatives at a mansion outside of Islamabad, Pakistan, there have been 0 retaliatory strikes against the US and its allies.

— Compiled by André Coleman