Tag: Islamic State jihadist group

Six Iraqi police, 12 IS fighters killed in Kirkuk clashes- police

Six Iraqi police, 12 IS fighters killed in Kirkuk clashes- police

Oct 21, –  “There are sporadic clashes between the security forces and Daesh,” a police colonel told in Kirkuk, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group. Ongoing clashes between Iraqi security forces and jihadist gunmen apparently attempting to take over parts of the city of Kirkuk on Friday have left at least […]

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dozens dead in US-led coalition strike on Syrian army position

Dozens dead in US-led coalition strike on Syrian army position

Sep 18, – “Warplanes from the American coalition hit one of the Syrian army’s positions… near the Deir Ezzor airport,” the statement carried by state media said. US-led coalition aircraft hit a Syrian army position in the country’s east on Saturday, an armed forces statement said, while a monitor group reported dozens of soldiers dead. […]

September 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Air raids kill 23 civilians in jihadist-held Syria town- monitor

Air raids kill 23 civilians in jihadist-held Syria town- monitor

Sep 16, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it did not know whether Syrian regime or Russian warplanes carried out the strikes on Al-Mayadin in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Twenty-three civilians including nine children were killed in air strikes on a town in eastern Syria held by the Islamic State jihadist […]

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Second Gaza child dies after Israeli air strike- medics

Second Gaza child dies after Israeli air strike- medics

Mar 12, – Her brother Yassin, 10, died earlier in a raid on a base of Hamas’s military wing near their home in the northern Gaza village of Beit Lahiya. Another brother, Ayub, 13, suffered moderate injuries. A six-year-old girl wounded in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip Saturday has died of her […]

March 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Visible’ progress in Syria ceasefire as civilian deaths fall

‘Visible’ progress in Syria ceasefire as civilian deaths fall

Mar 03, – France and Britain said further efforts were needed, calling on Russia to halt attacks on moderate rebel groups in Syria as the country suffered an hours-long nationwide blackout, evidence of the damage nearly five years of war has inflicted. The UN’s Syria envoy said Thursday that visible progress was being made on […]

March 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gunmen kill 2 Egyptian policemen at checkpoint

Gunmen kill 2 Egyptian policemen at checkpoint

Jan 24, – Another two policemen were wounded in the attack near the town of Fakous in the Nile Delta province of Sharkiya north of Cairo, they said. Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a checkpoint in Egypt Sunday, killing two policemen and a bystander, security officials said on the eve of the anniversary […]

January 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
IS suicide IS suicide 10 tourists in Istanbul

IS suicide IS suicide 10 tourists in Istanbul

Jan 12, – Turkey has been hit by a string of deadly attacks this year, but Tuesday’s bombing was the first time in recent memory tourists had been targeted in the heart of the city. A Syrian suicide bomber on Tuesday struck the heart of Istanbul’s busiest tourist district, killing 10 people, most of them […]

January 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bombings kill 13 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

Bombings kill 13 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

Sep 22, – A car bomb detonated near a market in the Ameen area of eastern Baghdad, and a roadside bomb exploded near a restaurant in Shaab in the north of the city. Bombs exploded in two Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 13 people, security and medical officials said.The two attacks […]

September 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
IS rockets ‘kill five in Syria’s Palmyra’

IS rockets ‘kill five in Syria’s Palmyra’

May 18, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported fierce clashes between the jihadists and government troops on the outskirts of the city’s 2,000-year-old UNESCO world heritage site. The Islamic State jihadist group fired a barrage of rockets on residential neighbourhoods in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, killing five civilians including two children, […]

May 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
US raid in Syria killed 32 IS members, including 4 leaders- monitor

US raid in Syria killed 32 IS members, including 4 leaders- monitor

May 17, – “The US operation killed 32 members of IS, among them four officials, including IS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy IS defence minister, and an IS communications official,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A US special forces raid in eastern Syria killed 32 members of […]

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