Twelve Islamic State militants killed as fighter jets bombard Tal Afar

Twelve Islamic State militants killed as fighter jets bombard Tal Afar

Tal Afar : The U.S.-led coalition launched air raids against Islamic State locations in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, an Iraqi army officer was quoted saying. Speaking to Shafaq News, Lt.Gen. Thiyab Abdullah al-Amri said twelve militants, including prominent leaders, were killed as coalition F-16 jets targeted the town early on Tuesday In related news, a local source from

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Senior Islamic State commanders killed in Afghanistan air strike: U.S. military

Senior Islamic State commanders killed in Afghanistan air strike: U.S. military

Kabul (Reuters) : Several senior members of Islamic State’s central Asian affiliate were killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. The attack on Thursday killed Abdul Rahman, identified by the U.S. military as the Kunar provincial emir for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, according to a statement from the command in Kabul. “The death

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Kurdish authorities arrest 1700 Islamic State militants among displaced civilians

Iraq arrest 1700 Islamic State militants among displaced civilians

Erbil : Kurdish security services have arrested around 1700 Islamic State militants among the displaced civilians at refugee camps, according to Karim Sinjari, Interior Minister of the Kurdistan region. During a meeting on Sunday with a Kuwaiti media delegation in Erbil, Sinjari said, “despite the liberation of Mosul, the war against IS will last for long due to presence of

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Three Islamic State leaders killed escaping to eastern Mosul via Tigris

Three IS leaders killed escaping to eastern Mosul via Tigris

Mosul : Three Islamic State leaders were killed escaping western Mosul to its eastern side via the Tigris River, a police source was quoted saying. Nineveh police captain, Saeed Najm, told BasNews that the trio was escaping through the river, which bisects the city, towards al-Faisaliya neighborhood. Najm said security forces had tightened scrutiny on Tigris banks to hunt down

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Nations agree to boost fight against Islamic State in Southeast Asia

Nations agree to boost fight against Islamic State in Southeast Asia

Manado (Indonesia) : A six-nation summit co-hosted by Indonesia and Australia agreed Saturday to set up a forum to strengthen cooperation between intelligence services to counter extremist threats in Southeast Asia. Security ministers and officials from Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and New Zealand held a one-day meeting in Manado, the capital of Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province, focusing on

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Iraqi Army kills 21 Islamic State members in Anbar desert

Iraqi Army kills 21 Islamic State members in Anbar desert

Anbar : Twenty-one Islamic State militants were killed on Tuesday in a military operation southwest of Iraq, Petra news agency reported. Army Colonel Ahmed al-Shemari said troops foiled an IS attack against military sites in al-Nakhib region, southwest of Baghdad on Tuesday, leaving twenty-one IS members killed. The clashes, which took place near the Iraqi-Saudi borders, lasted for three hours,

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