Tag Archives: Islamic State
Islamic State Group Claims Las Vegas Attack
The Islamic State group claimed that the shooting massacre in Las Vegas was carried out by one of its "soldiers" who had "converted to Islam" months ago. "The executor of the Las Vegas attack is a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried out the operation as a response" to calls to target coun..
US Sends Mass Military Gears To SDF In Raqqa
The US has sent large shipments of military gears to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help them in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria's, the SDF said on Sunday. The large quantities of weapons aim to help the SDF in their fight to completely clear Raqqa from..
23 IS Militants Arrested In Mosul
Iraqi police arrested 23 Islamic State (IS) militants after they entered Mosul from the recently liberated region of Tal Afar, in the northwestern part of the country. Nineveh police chief Wathiq al-Hamadani said on Sunday that the extremists fled the municipality of Al-Ayadiyah, the latest IS s..
40 Civilians Killed In US-Led Airstrikes In Syria
At least 40 civilians were killed and dozens injured in airstrikes by the US-led coalition on neighborhoods in Raqqa city of Syria, the media reported on Monday. The airstrikes targeted residential buildings while clashes continued between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State milita..
Iraqi Forces Kill 66 IS Militants Near Mosul
The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said. The troops, backed by the army's gunships, conducted an operation against the militants in Attshana mountain range west of Mosul. The Iraqi army killed ..
Iraq To Liberate Mosul From IS By June 10, Says Army
Mosul, Iraq: Iraqi security forces hope to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State by June 10 -- which marks the third year of the IS rule in the country's second-largest city -- and end the group's control, media reported on Tuesday. The target gives the troops a little under a fortnight to clear ..
One Killed, Six Injured In Baghdad Bombing
Baghdad: At least one civilian was killed and six ohers were wounded in a car bombing at a crowded area in Baghdad on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said. The attack took place when a booby-trapped car exploded at the busy intersection near al-Shuhadaa Bridge, across the Tigris River in central B..
Iraqi Forces In Last Stages Of Defeating IS In Mosul: PM
Baghdad: Iraqi forces are in the last stages of defeating the Islamic State (IS) militant group in the remaining neighbourhoods of the western side of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said. Abadi made the statement on Monday during a visit to the battleground in western Mosul, where he m..
British PM Warns Terrorism ‘Evolving Not Disappearing’
Taormina, Italy: Terrorist ideology is "evolving not disappearing", British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the Group of Seven (G7) summit of industrialized nations. Addressing a press conference on Friday shortly after the leaders signed a joint declaration on combating terrorism and extremis..
US Military Blames IS For Civilian Death In Mosul Airstrike
Washington: The US military blamed the Islamic State (IS) group for the death of more than 100 civilians in Iraq's northern city of Mosul in a March airstrike by coalition forces. The airstrike on March 17 against two IS snipers ignited a large amount of explosive material the group had placed in..