Tag Archives: Islamic State
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..
US-Led Strikes Kill 35 Civilians In Eastern Syria
Damascus: At least 35 people were killed by US-led airstrikes on areas in eastern Syria, a British monitor group said. The airstrikes on Thursday targeted areas under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Mayadeen in the countryside of Deir al-Zour province, said the Syrian O..
Iraq To Probe Human Right Violations By Security Forces
Baghdad: Iraq's Interior Ministry on Wednesday ordered an investigation into reports that security forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul tortured and killed civilians suspected to be IS members. "The Interior Minister ordered to form a committee to verify the credibility o..
Britain On Alert As Suicide Bomber Kills 22 In Manchester
Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency COBRA meeting at Downing Street on Tuesday to discuss counter-terror strategy as a male suicide bomber killed 22 persons, including children, during a concert at Manchester Arena. Fifty nine persons were injured in the attack that occurred at 22:35..
Ariana Grande ‘Broken’ After Manchester Blast, Suspends World Tour
American singer Ariana Grande said she is "broken" after a suicide terror attack hit a stadium in Manchester just as her concert ended, killing 22 persons including children, and has suspended her world tour in its wake. Tmz.com quoted sources as saying that Grande will not perform at her schedul..
3 Killed In 2 Suicide Car Bombs In Iraq’s Basra
Baghdad: At least three security members were killed and others wounded in two suicide car bomb attacks targeting a security checkpoint in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, a police source said. The attack occurred before the sunset when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car near..