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Iraqi forces recapture village south of Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi forces on Thursday regained control over Imam Gharbi, a village south of Mosul, from Islamic State militants who had seized it as their defense of their stronghold in the city crumbled, reported Reuters citing Iraqi police. The action formed part of the next phase...

Terrorism attacks decline worldwide for a second year, State Department says

Terrorism attacks decline worldwide for a second year, State Department says
Terror attacks and deaths were on the decline worldwide for the second year in a row in 2016, according to a report issued by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday. However, ISIS was the largest perpetrator of attacks in the world last year, the report...

Philippine President Duterte asks parliament to extend martial law till year’s end

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has asked lawmakers to prolong martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2017 to allow his armed forces to contain an Islamist insurgency on the island province, his spokesman said Tuesday. Martial law was imposed in May in...

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...

Russia checking information of Islamic State leader’s death

Kremlin has no confirmed information on whether or not Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “We don’t have some more accurate data,” Russian news agency TASS quoted him as saying. “Indeed, contradictory information is coming. Our relevant...

Telegram founder pledges purge of Isis content from its platform

ISIS is known to have numerous channels on Telegram dedicated to communicating with its supporters worldwide. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Telegram co-founder has pledged to ramp up efforts to rid the platform of terrorist sympathisers and propagandists who use the app to communicate, mere days after the company faced a backlash in Indonesia for failing to tackle the issue. Pavel Durov, the entrepreneur who helped launch the service...

Islamic State, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda getting money from US allies, Iranian FM

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during an interview with CNN, Trump’s stance towards Iran, which includes accusations of Tehran sponsoring terrorism, represented a “misplaced and misguided policy,” reported Fars news agency on Monday. “We know where the terrorists are coming from. We know those who...

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is definitely alive, 99 percent he is alive, top Kurdish intel.

Kurdish counter-terrorism official claims he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed, told Reuters. "Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not dead. We...

Pakistan launched major operation against Islamic State along Afghan border

Pakistan's military says it has launched a major operation against so-called Islamic State (IS) in the north-western region along the Afghan border, told BBC.  A spokesman said militants had gained ground inside Afghanistan and had to be stopped from extending their influence, according to BBC.  He...

Iraqi intelligence officer claims Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive

An Iraqi intelligence officer said Sunday that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was still alive.  "Al-Baghdadi is still hiding in Syria in an area outside Raqqah," Abu Ali al-Basri, the head of the intelligence and anti-terrorism department at the Iraqi Interior Ministry, told the...

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