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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...

Civilians and Iraqi security forces fear that Isil cells may be preparing surprise attacks

Iraqi officials announced the liberation of the eastern half of Mosul last month, three months after launching an operation to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). ______ But the group continues to carry out attacks in districts near the eastern...

Russia-backed Syrian troops successfully eliminated IS targets and liberated a large territory

Syrian government troops supported by Russian warplanes have successfully eliminated Islamic State targets and liberated a large territory, a Russian military official said Tuesday. ______ MOSCOW - "Since start of the year, 4,608 terrorist facilities have been destroyed," the chief of the Russian General Staff Main...

War on terror: Turkey’s police detained over 440 people for alleged links to the IS group

Turkey's anti-terrorism police have detained over 440 people for alleged links to the Islamic State group, the state-run news agency reported Sunday. ______ The Anadolu Agency said 60 suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were taken into custody early Sunday in the capital, Ankara. It said...

The IS extremist group using drones to sow panic or helping guide a suicide car bomber to a target

First the tiny drones buzz overhead to observe Iraqi soldiers. Then, the Islamic State group's flying machines return to drop a small explosive device to sow panic among security forces - or deadlier still, to help guide a suicide car bomber to a target. ______ And the...

Why Islamic State group is celebrating Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees

The following is an edited excerpt from "The secret costs of Islamophobia," first published in September 2016. President Donald Trump said his new executive order on immigration and refugees is targeted squarely at "radical Islamic terrorists." ______ "We don't want them here," he said Friday. --- So why...

Iraqi parliament blocks visas for all Americans, including contractors & journalists – media

Iraqi parliament blocks visas for all Americans, including contractors & journalists - media
Following the shock announcement that citizens of seven Arab nations would not be allowed entry into the United States of America as of Friday 27th January 2017 for a period of 90 days, Iraq has decided to respond with equal measures. ______ Iraq has implemented the...

Terrifying arsenal of weapons discovered by Iraqi forces in Islamic State group arms warehouse

Terrifying arsenal of weapons discovered by Iraqi forces in Islamic State group arms warehouse
Iraqi government soldiers have found a cytotoxic and vesicant chemical agent in Mosul in addition to a cache of surface-to-surface missiles that could be used to weaponize the warfare agent. ______ Brigadier General Haider Fadhil of Iraq's special forces said on Saturday that French experts had tested samples of...

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