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ISIS new tactic, gather Mosul’s civilians then lure an airstrike

ISIS new tactic, gather Mosul’s civilians then lure an airstrike

Spokesman for United States military said Thursday that Islamic State fighters had been herding local Iraqi residents into buildings in western Mosul. The rising civilian casualties would restrain the United States and its allies from using airstrikes to help retake that half of the city. Col. Joseph E. Scrocca, a spokesman for the task force […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nine Turkey-backed rebels killed in clashes in Syria

Nine Turkey-backed rebels killed in clashes in Syria

Oct 07, – The rebels have seized control of just over 1,000 square km (386 square miles) of territory from the Islamic State militant group in the offensive, dubbed “Euphrates Shield”, since it was launched on Aug. 24, the military said. Nine Turkey-backed Syrian rebels were killed and 32 were wounded on Thursday fighting in […]

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Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for killing of troops in 2014

Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for killing of troops in 2014

Aug  21, – It is the highest number of militants executed in one day by the Iraqi government since Islamic State fighters took control of parts of northern and western Iraq in 2014. Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi’ite soldiers […]

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U.S. says 300 Islamic State fighters killed in Afghan operation

U.S. says 300 Islamic State fighters killed in Afghan operation

Aug  10, – General John Nicholson said the offensive in the eastern province of Nangarhar was part of U.S. operations to degrade the capabilities of Islamic State wherever it raised its head, whether in Iraq and Syria or in Afghanistan. Afghan forces, backed by the United States, have killed an estimated 300 Islamic State fighters […]

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Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

May 17, – Police sources said the suicide bombers were riding motorcycles and blew themselves up in a crowded mobile phone market in Sadr City, wounding more than 100 people in addition to the dead. A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in […]

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Islamic State forces kill 26 Syrian soldiers near Palmyra- monitor

Islamic State forces kill 26 Syrian soldiers near Palmyra- monitor

Mar 21, –Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that the Syrian army would soon recapture Palmyra from Islamic State, which has held the desert city for nearly a year. Islamic State fighters killed 26 Syrian soldiers on Monday west of Palmyra, a monitoring group said, after days of advances by government forces backed by […]

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
U.S. strikes Islamic State in Libya, killing 40 people

U.S. strikes Islamic State in Libya, killing 40 people

Feb 19, – It was the second U.S. air strike in three months against Islamic State in Libya, where the hardline Islamist militants have exploited years of chaos following Muammar Gaddafi’s 2011 overthrow to build up a presence on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes against Islamic State-linked […]

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Blasts- gunfight in Indonesian capital, at least six dead

Blasts- gunfight in Indonesian capital, at least six dead

Jan 14, – Media said six bombs went off and a Reuters witness saw police exchanging fire with gunmen. Several hours after the attacks began, the witness heard more gunfire and at least one more explosion. Militants launched a gun and bomb assault in the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, killing at least […]

January 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Jun 23, – The Kurdish march deep into the heart of Islamic State territory follows their capture of a town on the Turkish border last week, reversing the momentum of militants who had seized major towns in both Syria and Iraq last month. Kurdish-led forces in Syria seized a town from Islamic State on Tuesday […]

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

May 25, –In Palmyra, the Syrian air force launched strikes at buildings captured by Islamic State, whose occupation of the city has raised fears that the insurgents will destroy its famed Roman ruins. Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi’ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi […]

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