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US airstrike turned a home in Iraq’s Mosul into a death trap

US airstrike turned a home in Iraq’s Mosul into a death trap

Accounts from witnesses and survivors cast doubt on American suggestions that the Islamic State group was to blame for the deaths of more than 100 people taking refuge in a house hit by a U.S. airstrike earlier this year in Mosul, the deadliest single incident of the months-long campaign to retake the Iraqi city. U.S. […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pakistan ‘kills 100 militants’ after blast in Sufi shrine

Pakistan ‘kills 100 militants’ after blast in Sufi shrine

Pakistani forces said Friday they had killed more than 100 “terrorists” after 88 people died in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Sufi shrine which stoked fears of a fresh surge in militancy. The devastating blast came after a series of bloody extremist assaults this week, including a powerful Taliban suicide […]

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
More than 70 Killed, 150 Injured in ISIS suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan

More than 70 Killed, 150 Injured in ISIS suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan

At least 70 people died Thursday when a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan, police said, in the deadliest attack to hit the militancy-plagued country so far in 2017. The Islamic State group claimed the attack in a statement carried by the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Sunni Muslim jihadist group. […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Syrian forces kill 8 in raids on rebel-held Idlib province

Syrian forces kill 8 in raids on rebel-held Idlib province

Air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria killed eight people on Saturday, a monitor said, the latest to hit the area where Al-Qaeda’s former affiliate has a strong presence. Most of those killed in the Idlib province town of Maarat Masrin were civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Their deaths came […]

January 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Islamic state suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

Islamic state suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Iraqi capital. The bomb went off in a fruit and vegetable market that was packed […]

January 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Catastrophic water shortages for 500,000 in Mosul

Catastrophic water shortages for 500,000 in Mosul

Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul are facing a “catastrophic” drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city. Already suffering from a severe lack of food and electricity, civilians in Iraq’s second city are now also running out of drinkable water, said Lise Grande, UN […]

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Israeli forces kill four Islamic State linked gunmen after Golan attack

Israeli forces kill four Islamic State linked gunmen after Golan attack

Israeli forces killed four gunmen linked to the Islamic State group after they fired on soldiers Sunday, the military said, in the first such attack on the occupied Golan Heights. The Israeli soldiers were targeted with machinegun fire and mortars and they shot back, before the air force bombed the vehicle carrying the gunmen identified […]

November 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
IS truck bomb kills 70 in Iraq as Shiite pilgrims travel

IS truck bomb kills 70 in Iraq as Shiite pilgrims travel

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 70 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad Thursday, in the latest jihadist attack as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul. The huge truck bomb blast ripped through a petrol station where buses packed with faithful returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in Karbala […]

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iraq troops battle IS in Mosul, UN says dozens executed

Iraq troops battle IS in Mosul, UN says dozens executed

Elite Iraqi troops battled the Islamic State group in the streets of Mosul Friday, as the UN reported jihadists had executed dozens of people inside the city for alleged “treason”. With ¬†Islamic States also on the defensive in neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces pressed an advance on jihadist bastion Raqa after a sandstorm eased. High winds […]

November 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
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