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Jihadists occupy civilian homes as Mosul battle rages

Jihadists occupy civilian homes as Mosul battle rages

After jihadists turned the roof of his house into a sniper position, Owayid Mohammed and his family fled west Mosul in an escape that made him feel “reborn”. “The Dawaesh took my house… and brought four snipers to the roof,” said Mohammed, using a pejorative name for members of the Islamic State jihadist group which […]

June 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
ISIS Fighters in Iraq Killed by Wild Boars Before They Can Ambush Locals

ISIS Fighters in Iraq Killed by Wild Boars Before They Can Ambush Locals

Three militants loyal to the Islamic State group (ISIS) have been killed by wild boars as they planned to ambush Iraqi tribesmen opposed to the group, according to a local anti-ISIS leader. At least eight ISIS fighters had reportedly taken cover among dense reeds in Iraq’s al-Rashad region, about 55 miles southwest of Kirkuk, in […]

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 43 Yemeni soldiers killed 60 wounded in Aden suicide attack

At least 43 Yemeni soldiers killed 60 wounded in Aden suicide attack

A suicide bomber killed at least 45 Yemeni soldiers in Aden Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly bomb attacks against recruits in the war-torn country’s second city. Military officials and medics said many others were wounded in the attack that targeted a crowd of servicemen gathered to collect their salaries near a base […]

December 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Boko Haram kill 30 in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

Boko Haram kill 30 in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

Two female suicide bombers struck at a busy market in Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 30 people, the military said, in the latest bloodshed to hit the country’s restive northeast. The attack on Madagali, which was recaptured by Nigerian forces from Boko Haram jihadists in 2015, was the third time the town has been […]

December 9, 2016 | 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
New suspected Islamic States mass grave found near Mosul

New suspected Islamic States mass grave found near Mosul

Iraqi forces have found another suspected mass grave containing the remains of victims of the Islamic State group in territory recaptured from the jihadists near Mosul. An AFP team visited the isolated site that was recaptured recently by elite interior ministry forces down a dirt track outside the village of Tall Adh-Dhahab, some 10 kilometres […]

November 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jihadists say Trump victory a rallying call for new recruits

Jihadists say Trump victory a rallying call for new recruits

From Afghanistan to Algeria, jihadists plan to use Donald Trump’s shock U.S. presidential victory as a propaganda tool to bring new fighters to their battlefields. Taliban commanders and Islamic State supporters say Trump’s campaign trail rhetoric against Muslims – at one point calling for a total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States – will […]

November 14, 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
Mosul residents dodge bombs, air strikes to flee IS

Mosul residents dodge bombs, air strikes to flee IS

The Iraqi managed to herd around 40 members of his extended family out of the neighbourhood of Samah “by advancing quietly, hiding under stairs, sidling along walls”. When he saw Iraqi forces approaching Mosul from afar, Abu Fahad yanked the white headscarf off his father’s head, turned it into makeshift flag and decided to sneak […]

November 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fight to the end, IS boss Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadists

Fight to the end, IS boss Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadists

It was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s first statement since Iraqi forces launched a massive offensive on October 17 to retake Mosul, where the IS chief declared the group’s “caliphate” two years ago. The reclusive leader of the Islamic State group broke a nearly year-long silence as Iraqi forces closed in on Mosul Thursday, urging his jihadists […]

November 3, 2016 | By | Reply More