Tag Archives: Islamic State
IS Destroys Mosul Mosque Where It Declared ‘Caliphate’
The Islamic State has destroyed an iconic 12th-century mosque in the city of Mosul that was the ideological heart of the terror group and the birthplace of its self-declared caliphate. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday said the destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its le..
Now YouTube To Combat Extremist Content On Platform
Three days after Facebook outlined Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered measures to combat terrorism, YouTube has introduced four steps to confront extremist activity. In an op-ed in the Financial Times, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Google Kent Walker, wrote that YouTube has been ..
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..