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Iraqi Kurdish forces advance as mass grave found near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance as mass grave found near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy fire with militants on Monday as they entered a town held by the Islamic State group east of Mosul. While troops advancing south of the city discovered a mass grave containing some 100 decapitated bodies. The offensive to reclaim the town of Bashiqa is part of the broader push to […]

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide blast in Turkey near Syrian border kill 3, wound 9

Suicide blast in Turkey near Syrian border kill 3, wound 9

Oct 16, – In a separate explosion, a man suspected of being responsible for an IS suicide bomber cell in Gaziantep blew himself about 20 kilometers (12 miles) away in another district of the city, provincial governor Ali Yerlikaya said in a televised statement. No one else was killed or wounded in the second blast. […]

October 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
27 dead in Turkey blast near Syria border- ministry

27 dead in Turkey blast near Syria border- ministry

Jul 20, – At least 27 people were killed on Monday in an explosion in a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria,the interior ministry said. The cause of the blast in the town — which lies opposite the Syrian flashpoint of Kobane — was not immediately clear, though […]

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Jun 13, – Some 13,000 refugees have already crossed into Turkey in the last 10 days, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Hundreds more could be seen Saturday on the Syrian side of the Akcakale border crossing, waiting to cross into Turkey. Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense […]

June 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Syrian air raid kills 18, including ‘American jihadist’

Syrian air raid kills 18, including ‘American jihadist’

Sep 05, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday’s strike destroyed a building being used as a headquarters and a prison by IS militants in Deir Ezzor province. The death toll from a Syrian government raid on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stronghold in eastern Syria has risen to 18, […]

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