Tag Archives: ISIS

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seize control in almost all of al-Bab

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have seized control of almost all of Syria’s al-Bab and are now working to find and clear mines, Turkey’s defense minister told state-run Anadolu news agency on Thursday. The Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish tanks, warplanes

Are Green Zone powers aware of this?

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein As Iraq launched an offensive to liberate West Mosul, General Stephen Townsend, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said in a statement published by the American embassy in Baghdad on Sunday that

British ISIS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee

A suicide bomber from the ISIS group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday. The British fighter who ISIS claimed detonated a suicide bomb against Iraqi forces outside Mosul was

Indian doctor abducted by ISIS in Libya rescued

An Indian doctor, who was kidnapped in Libya, has been rescued and is being brought back to India shortly, a news report has revealed quoting a series of tweets sent out by the country’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj

Canada to welcome 1,200 Yazidi refugees in $21m operation

Canada will resettle 1,200 Yazidi refugees who faced persecution by ISIS, the immigration minister said Tuesday. Some 400 have already been airlifted to this country. “Our operation is under way and individual survivors of Daesh have been arriving in Canada

Al-Azhar: The end is near for ISIS

Ahmed al-Tayyeb.

In response to a video issued by ISIS showing the bomber behind the explosions that targeted a cathedral in Cairo in December, Al-Azhar said that while the group is trying to export propaganda to seem in control, it is actually

US-backed alliance enters Syria’s Deir al-Zor province

The US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance has crossed into Deir al-Zor province for the first time as part of an offensive against ISIS, a Kurdish military source said on Tuesday. The advance into the province, most of which is

Road to Raqqa a tricky path for US-Turkey cooperation

Menekse Tokyay

By : Menekse Tokyay Turkish officials have recently been in close contact with their US counterparts, and a possible joint military operation in the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa is on the table. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Feb. 12

Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul

Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city’s ISIS-held western half, a military spokesperson said, as civilians fled along the front line to government-controlled areas. The remarks came on the third

Turkish military: 44 ISIS militants killed in north Syria

Turkish forces and the US-led coalition have killed at least 44 ISIS extremists in northern Syria in the last 24 hours, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported. Land and air forces have stuck 109 ISIS targets, including shelters, as part of

ISIS-linked group expands foothold in southern Syria near Israel and Jordan

ISIS-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels and witnesses said. Rebels

We will stay in Iraq for a while longer, says US defense secretary

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes US forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against ISIS militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations. Speaking at the end of a day of

Turkey, the Gulf and regional ownership

Ibrahim Kalin

By : Ibrahim Kalin President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent visit to the three Gulf countries of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar comes at a critical juncture in the Gulf region and the Middle East. The current global disorder and regional

2,000 ISIS fighters defending west Mosul: US official

An estimated 2,000 ISIS fighters are left in west Mosul to defend their bastion against a massive offensive by the Iraqi security forces, a senior US intelligence official said Monday. “There’s about 2,000 remaining,” the official told reporters on condition

ISIS vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

An ISIS affiliate in Egypt has released a new video showing the suicide bomber who attacked a church in December and vowing more attacks on the country’s Christian minority. The 20-minute video, which emerged Monday, said Christians were the extremist

Mosul battle heats up as Iraqi forces fight ISIS near airport

US-backed Iraqi forces fought ISIS fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul’s airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the militants’ remaining stronghold in the western side of the city. Federal police and elite interior

ISIS posts video of man it says was Egypt church bomber

ISIS published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom the

350,000 children trapped in west Mosul: Save the Children

Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned on Sunday as Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on jihadists defending the strategic city. “Iraqi forces and their allies, including the US and UK, must do everything

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