Thursday, July 27, 2017

ISIL have not only lost territory in Mosul – they are losing it across Iraq and Syria

THE GLOBAL COALITION -- Between March 1st and May 31st, Daesh lost further territory in Iraq, as well as in Syria. The group have now lost 70% of the territory they controlled in Iraq in August 2014, and 51% in Syria, as they are...

Iraq forces closer on full liberation of Mosul from IS group

Iraqi forces have pushed ISIS into a shrinking rectangle no more than 300 by 500 meters beside the Tigris river, but slowed their advance on Tuesday out of caution for an estimated 10,000 civilians trapped there alongside the militants, reported Reuters. Residents have been caught...

Suicide bombers hit Damascus, killing and injuring several people

A suicide bomber has blown himself up in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing and injuring a number of people, according to media reports. The bomber was in one of three car bombs that had been pursued by the authorities. LATEST UPDATE Death toll rises to at...

At the ruins of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul

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BBC Arabic's Feras Kilani and team join the Iraqi army as they push so-called Islamic State out of the centre of Mosul and recapture the site of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri. The mosque is of great symbolic importance to both sides because Abu...

Islamic State group fully withdraws from Aleppo, Syria

Islamic State group today fully withdraws from Aleppo, Syria, reported the monitoring group on Friday. https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/status/880760354212462592 Islamic State group no longer has a presence in Aleppo province after Syrian regime advances along Ithraya-Rasafa road, monitor tells AFP news agency. Beirut (AFP) - The Islamic State group no...

Cholera killed 1,400 people, infected 218,798 others in war-torn Yemen in two months

Cholera infection has killed 1,400 people and infected 218,798 others in war-torn Yemen in just two months, the World Health Organization has said on its official twitter account, describing it as the largest epidemic hitting a single Arab country. https://twitter.com/Voice_OfPeople/status/879363162906251268 The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has...

US-led killed 700 civilian killed on Syria’s Raqqa — moniror

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights -- With every new day, Al-Raqqah loses more of its citizens and residents, those who have not had a choice of leaving the city, but they had to choose between two similar consequences, either death by the “Islamic...

Israel forces hit Syria army

Israel forces say they hit Syria army after new stray fire, reported AFP news agency on Wednesday.  Israel hit a Syrian regime position on Wednesday night after stray mortar fire from the war-torn country struck the occupied Golan Heights, in the third such exchange within...

No place for Assad in Syria when ISIS is driven out — US envoy to UN

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, has told Congress that the US should decide on its role in Syria for the time when ISIS is driven out, “because a healthy Syria is not with Assad,” reported RT news.  “You can’t have Assad...

US-led strike in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor killed at least 40, mostly woman and children

At least 40 civilians have been killed in airstrikes conducted by the US-Led Coalition on a community in Syria's Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, SANA news agency reports citing local sources. The airstrike hit the village of al-Dablan located in Deir ez-Zor governorate, SANA reported. "The ...

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