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Tag: Islamic State

Russian airstrikes kill 120 IS militants, 60 mercenaries in Syria

Moscow: About 120 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 60 foreign mercenaries in Syria were killed in airstrikes launched by Russia over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday. The Russian airstrikes destroyed an IS strongpoint in the town of Albu Kamal near the Syrian-Iraqi border, killing about 40 militants […]

Syrian army defeats IS in Homs countryside

Damascus: The Syrian army and allied fighters have dislodged Islamic State (IS) terrorist group from the eastern countryside of Homs province in central Syria. The army finished its operations in Homs, capturing 1,800 square km from IS, Xinhua cited state news agency SANA as saying on Friday. The achievement came after the army fully defeated […]

Syrian army defeats IS in eastern Hama countryside

Damascus: The Syrian army and allied fighters ended the presence of the Islamic State (IS) terrorists group in the eastern countryside of Hama province in central Syria on Wednesday. The achievement comes after the army re-took over 50 towns and villages since unleashing its offensive to clear eastern Hama from IS on September 3, Xinhua […]

Russian General killed in IS shelling in Syria

Moscow: A Russian lieutenant general was killed in a shelling launched by Islamic State (IS) militants in northeastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday. “As a result of the sudden IS mortar shelling, Lt. Gen. Valery Asapov sustained a fatal injury,” Xinhua cited a ministry statement as saying. According to the document, Asapov […]

US sends mass military gears to SDF in Raqqa

Damascus: The US has sent large shipments of military gears to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help them in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria’s, the SDF said on Sunday. The large quantities of weapons aim to help the SDF in their fight to completely clear Raqqa from IS, said […]

Over 300 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq

Baghdad: The Iraqi aircraft conducted dozens of airstrikes against targets of the Islamic State (IS) militants in western Iraq, leaving many of their posts destroyed and killing some 306 militants, the Iraqi military said. The jet fighters carried out 42 airstrikes on Sunday based on intelligence reports during the period from September 11 to 16, […]

Iraq launches anti-IS operation near Syria border

Baghdad: Iraqi forces on Saturday launched an operation to clear the desert area near the border with Syria from the Islamic State (IS) militants, the military said. The Iraqi army, paramilitary Hashd Shaabi force and the border guards force advanced in the vast desert area to free the Akashat village and to clear nearby areas, […]

IS claims London station bombing, terror threat 'critical'

London: Islamic State said the group carried out the bombing at Parsons Green underground station in west London on Friday, media reports said. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that the terror threat level is raised to critical, which means a further terrorist attack in Britain may be imminent. May said that her government […]

IS claims responsibility for London terror attack

London: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s London attack, media reports said. According to a report in the BBC on Sunday, IS’ news outlet Amaq, on the messaging app Telegram, said “a security unit of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday”. An IS group propaganda outlet exhorted […]

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IS has failed to create base in India: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Islamic State (IS) has failed to make its base in India, which has the second largest Muslim population in the world. “India is the second country with the highest number of Muslims. Despite having that large a Muslim population, the IS has failed to spread […]

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Macron meets Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that France will respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, while urging a closer partnership with Russia in fighting the Islamic State (IS) in the country. “A very clear red line exists on our side – that is the use of chemical weapons by whomever,” […]

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White House denies Trump revealed classified info to Russians

Washington: The White House has denied that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about the Islamic State (IS) terror group to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and claimed the reports as “false”. “The story that came out tonight (Monday night), as reported, is false … At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed,” […]

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New Zealand-Australian troops to train new Iraqi forces

Wellington: New Zealand and Australian troops in Iraq will train about 2,000 Iraqi security forces personnel in the next fortnight to fight Islamic State (IS) insurgents, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said in a statement on Friday. “A steady flow of capable personnel is crucial in sustaining the counter-offensive against the terrorist group,” Major […]

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35 killed in IS attack in Iraq's Tikrit city

Baghdad: At least 35 persons were killed and 28 injured in a series of attacks carried out by the Islamic State militant group in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a security source said on Wednesday. Most of the victims in the Tuesday night attacks in Salahudin province were civilians, EFE news quoted the source as […]

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Senior IS leader killed in airstrike: Iraqi intelligence

Baghdad: Iraqi intelligence networks on Saturday said one of the Islamic State’s highest-ranking leaders has been killed in an airstrike near the border with Syria. Known as IS’ number two, Ayad Hamid Khalaf al-Jumaili was killed in the town of al-Qaim in Anbar province, located on Iraq’s border with Syria, Efe news service quoted Iraqi […]

25 killed in Kuwait mosque explosion, IS claims hand

Kuwait City: At least 25 people were killed and at least 202 others wounded on Friday in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque which the Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for, media reports said. The blast rocked the Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, located in the busy neighbourhood of al-Sawabir of the capital […]

British teacher jailed for IS link

A British high school teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison for his plans to fight alongside the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday

IS kidnaps 56 Christians in Syria

Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) militants Monday kidnapped 56 Syrian Christians of Assyrian minority in Al-Hasakah province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Assyrians were abducted from the town of Tal Shamiram in the countryside of the predominantly-Kurdish city of Hasaka, Xinhua reported. Tens of other Assyrians were also taken into captivity by […]

'Not at war with Islam, but those who perverted Islam'

Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Asserting that not religion but people are responsible for violence and terrorism, President Barack has declined to call the war against Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria as a war against a religion. “We are not at war with Islam, we are at war with those who have perverted […]

Japan says, IS hostage video 'likely authentic'

Tokyo: Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Sunday that the latest video suggesting a Japanese hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) militants was killed is likely authentic, Xinhua reported.

Website of Delhi-based pvt school defaced, messages of IS posted

Website of a private school in Rohini was allegedly hacked and pro-Islamic State messages were written on it, police said

Pro islamic state (IS) twitter account op arrested

The alleged handler of the most influential pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account has been arrested, a senior police official said here on Saturday