Tag Archives: Islamic State

Battle for Mosul: ISIS drone obliterates Iraqi army tank

Amaq News, which acts as a semi-official news agency for the ISIS has released a new video showing a drone striking an Iraqi tank from the air. The footage, which cannot be independently verified as of publication, proves increasing fears

Iraqi forces facing stiff resistance in western Mosul as civilians flee

An Iraqi commander says special forces troops are progressing through western Mosul and encountering stiff resistance from entrenched ISIS fighters. Special forces Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi said Saturday that his troops are “moving very slowly” and that ISIS fighters are

Copts flee Sinai after suspected ISIS attacks

Dozens of Coptic Christians have left Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula after a string of jihadist attacks killed three Christians in the restive province, church officials said. On Thursday, suspected ISIS jihadists killed a member of the minority in the North Sinai

ISIS militants kill 11 in mosque ambush, says Afghan official

An Afghan official says that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by ISIS militants in northern Zawzjan province. Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesperson for the Zawzjan provincial governor, said on Saturday that the police

ISIS kills 15 Iraqi security guards near the Jordanian border

Iraqi officials stated that 15 security guards were killed when ISIS militants attacked a border post near Trebil on the Jordanian border Friday. A border guard officer said ISIS launched the attack with explosives-laden vehicles and suicide bombers. Iraqi security

Ankara: Nearly 50,000 Syrians have returned home

Tens of thousands of Syrians have returned home from Turkey since the start of Ankara’s military operation inside the country, Turkey’s foreign minister said Friday. “Nearly 50,000 Syrians have returned to this area from Turkey since the Euphrates Shield operation

ISIS militants surrender before Iraqi military in west Mosul

Scores of ISIS militants have surrendered to Iraqi forces, according to Iraqi security sources, as cleansing operations continue west of Mosul, following the capture of the airport in Iraq’s second largest city. Lt. General Raed Shakir Jawdat, Commander of federal

ISIS car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria

An ISIS car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the extremist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area. The blast in

Egyptian Coptic Christian killed, house torched

A Coptic Christian was shot dead Thursday and his house set on fire in Egypt’s North Sinai, a stronghold of the ISIS group, security officials and medics said. It was the third death this week linked to militants in violence

130 bodies found in Syria mass graves

The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival extremists have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday. The grim discovery comes nearly a week after clashes in

Iraqi security forces storm Mosul airport, military base

US-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the ISIS-held western half of Mosul stormed the city’s airport and a nearby military base on Thursday, state television said. Counter-terrorism service (CTS) troops and elite interior ministry units known as Rapid Response

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

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

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