Iraq army counters ISIL attack on Baiji oil refinery

KONFRONTASI - The Iraqi army, backed by Sunni tribesmen and Shia volunteers, has countered an attack by the ISIL terrorist group on the country’s largest oil refinery.

The successful operation by the Iraqi army on Tuesday came after the Takfiri militants launched an attack on the Baiji refinery near the town of Tikrit in the northern province of Salahuddin.

Rouhani: Powers hegemony world’s biggest problem

KONFRONTASI - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has referred to the hegemony imposed by the world powers as the biggest problem facing the world.

In a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Tuesday, Rouhani said, “Today’s world is faced with many problems, namely terrorism, violence, and environmental threats.”

“But the biggest problem is the great powers’ hegemony and injustice in today’s world.”

European ISIL numbers reaches 3,000

KONFRONTASI - The European Union says that the number of Europeans joining ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria has surged over the past few months.

Referring to the number of Europeans joining the ISIL, EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Giles de Kerchove said on Tuesday, "My own assessment is that we're about 3,000."

America mother of terrorism: Hezbollah chief

KONFRONTASI - The secretary general of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has vehemently opposed an anti-terrorism US-led coalition, calling Washington the source of terrorism itself.

Speaking on Tuesday, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said he opposed the coalition announced by the US, "because America is the mother and source of terrorism and it is an ultimate supporter of Zionism."

Islamic State attack on Iraqi base leaves hundreds missing

BAGHDAD — The army base in Iraq’s western Anbar province had been under siege by Islamic State militants for a week, so when a convoy of armored Humvees rolled up at the gate, the Iraqi soldiers at Camp Saqlawiyah believed saviors had arrived.

But this was no rescue attempt. The vehicles were driven by militants on suicide missions, and within seconds on Sunday the base had become a bloody scene of multiple bombings.

About President Obama’s Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media

In the days between a string of inhuman beheadings, involving two American journalists and a British aid worker, by the Islamic State, President Barack Obama displayed stunning glibness in attributing some of the outrage over these tragedies to the proliferation of social media.

“The world has always been messy,” the president said at a $32,000 per plate fundraiser in one of New York’s toniest suburbs. “In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media.”

Former CIA Analyst: This the ‘Most Deadly Threat to Europe and America Today’ — But It’s Not the Islamic State

U.S. intelligence officials believe the chances of an attack on the U.S. homeland or on American assets overseas are growing exponentially with a Syria-based group comprised of veteran Al Qaeda members intent on developing the capability and resources to plan a successful terrorist attack against America.

Syria slams Israel support for ISIL

KONFRONTASI - Syria has once again slammed the Israeli regime’s support for the Takfiri ISIL militants operating inside the Arab country.

A Syrian military official, whose name was not mentioned in the reports, made the comments on Tuesday after Tel Aviv said earlier in the day that it had shot down a Syrian warplane as it attempted to fly over the ceasefire line into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The official confirmed the shooting down and underlined that the move was based on Tel Aviv's policy of supporting ISIL Takfiris.