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Raqqa finally to be cleared from Islamic State within hours — YPG

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Saturday that Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group was on the verge of defeat in Raqqa, and the city may be finally cleared of the jihadists on Saturday or Sunday, reported Reuters. "The battles are continuing in Raqqa city....

US provides logistic support to Islamic State in Iraq, Syria — IRGC commander

A commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States has airdropped weapons and food supplies to Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group in Iraq and Syria as the Takfiri terrorist group was facing defeat. The second-in-command of the IRGC's Ground Force, Brigadier...

Ancient Palmyra Lion of Allat statue from the 1st century AD goes on display in Damascus

The Lion of Allat statue from the 1st century AD went on display in Damascus National Museum Sunday after the 15-ton monument, heavily damaged by the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) militants, underwent restoration. "It was an internationally known symbol of Palmyra, it was standing in...

73 Syrian soldiers, allies killed within past 24h in fights against IS terrorists

At least 73 Syrian soldiers and allied fighters were killed within the past 24 hours in battles with the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL), UK-based monitoring war group reported on Friday. The soldiers lost their lives during the battles that have flared since Thursday in the desert region...

Iraq, allies made gains in their offensive to liberate the northern district of Hawijah

The Iraqi army and its allied forces have made gains in their offensive to liberate the northern district of Hawijah from Islamic state (IS, ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. Troops are now engaged in the second phase which began earlier on Friday, after an announcement by Prime Minister...

58 per cent of people in 12 Arab countries believe Islamic State is product of foreign intervention

The majority of respondents in 12 Arab countries – 58 per cent – say Islamic State is the product of foreign intervention and policies, according to a recent survey by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, based in Qatar. ______ Only 29 per cent...

Terrorists ‘fighting for Israel’ in Syria: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the bloody militancy plaguing his homeland is aimed at protecting the common interests of Israel as well as regional and global powers, stressing that the “only option” left to save the nation is “victory” against foreign-backed terrorists. ______ “You can assume...

Islamic State: U.S. being run by an idiot who doesn’t know what Syria, Iraq or Islam is

Islamic State said on Tuesday the United States was drowning and "being run by an idiot". In the first official remarks by the group referring to President Donald Trump since he assumed office, spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer said: "You (the U.S.) are bankrupt and the...

Russia on terror target

When President Vladimir Putin first ordered Russia's air campaign in Syria in late 2015, his mission was clear: to kill the terrorists living there before they were able to kill people in Russia. ______ Thousands of people from the Russian Federation, mostly from the Caucasus region,...

UK government refused to identify the forces it is training in Iraq and Syria but admits secret war fund

Responding to questions from the Defence Committee, the government refused to identify the forces it is training in Iraq and Syria but appeared to confirm it has increased the amount of cash available for the conflict from a secretive war fund. ______ The committee asked a...

“SOON OUR Battle On Your Land”, ISIS supporters celebrating London terror attack

ISIS sympathizers are cheering the apparent deadly terror attack in London with memes and photos on social media, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility from the black-clad jihadist network. ______ Recent posts in Telegram channels linked to ISIS are filled with chatter, calling the...

Another ancient palace found under site destroyed by Islamic State group

Human Rights Watch said in a report that as many as 600 people were killed in the Badush prison massacre, which took place on the same day that Islamic State militants captured Mosul in June 2014. ______ Fighting is expected to get tougher as Iraqi troops...

About 500 ‘civilian prisoners’ killed by IS found in mass grave at Badoush prison near Mosul

A mass grave containing the remains of about 500 people has been found at Badoush prison near Mosul, Iraqi forces say. ______ The Shia-led Hashd al-Shaabi forces said the victims were "civilian prisoners" murdered by militants from so-called Islamic State (IS). IS is alleged to have killed...

US hosts 68 nations to discuss how to stop ISIS – Russia and Iran who are really fighting everyday IS will be out

A high-profile ministerial meeting of 68 US-led coalition nations fighting against ISIS will be hosted by Washington in two weeks. It will not include two prominent players in the region actively fighting ISIS – Russia and Iran. ______ US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet delegates...

Today in Iraq

An Iraqi woman lies on the ground as civilians flee Mosul while Iraqi forces advance inside the city during fighting against Islamic State group's fighters on March 8, 2017. File - Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images 

Exclusive video of destroyed tanks used by ISIS in Palmyra shortly after liberation from IS

Video by Ruptly shows the insides of Palmyra airbase shortly after its liberation from ISIS by the Syrian Army. The video shows destroyed tanks used by ISIS inside hangars used for jets. Much of the destruction came from Russian airstrikes. With the backing of the Russian Air...

Islamic State militants are planning ‘indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians’ in Britain

Islamic State militants are planning "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians" in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country's new terrorism watchdog said. ______ In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph published on...

Where is the US in all this? I can’t tell you because I don’t know: UN on US role in fighting terrorism

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has questioned the role of the United States and its so-called military engagement against terrorist groups in the Middle Eastern country, saying Washington’s new administration is still working on its conflicting priorities in tackling the...

Dozens of militants of Islamic State (IS) group killed by U.S.-led coalition artillery shelling and airstrikes

Dozens of militants of Islamic State (IS) group were killed on Saturday in artillery shelling and airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition on IS positions in the western side of the city of Mosul, while paramilitary units of Hashd Shaabi repelled IS attack in west of...

Nearly 100 people killed and dozens injured in suicide attack on Sufi shrine, Pakistan

Nearly 100 people were killed and dozens injured on Thursday night when an Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up inside the crowded shrine of revered Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan town, some 200km northeast of Karachi, in a string of deadly blasts...

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