The multinational coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria has stepped up its efforts, particularly against the group’s oil tankers and oilfield infrastructure in eastern Syria, a senior administration official says. “We’ve stepped up our airstrikes, particularly against ISIL oil tankers and its oilfield infrastructure in eastern Syria, with a 116 of those ISIL oil tankers destroyed,” the official said. The official also noted Obama’s decision to deploy special forces to Syria and plans to deploy an expeditionary targeting force to Iraq to assist Iraqi and Kurdish partners as they carry out raids against ISIS targets.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating a new method that may allow investigators to break into the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook without the assistance of Apple. (more) Read More
FBI agents searched the California townhome of the brother of one of the San Bernardino terror attack shooters. Syed Raheel Farook is a Navy veteran who earned medals for fighting global terrorism. Agents were carrying out a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook says his company will not comply with a court order to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from one of the San Bernardino shooters citing the move would threaten the security of its customers. (more) Read More