Istanbul nightclub attack: Police captures Islamic State suspect in midnight raid

Istanbul nightclub attack: Police captures suspect in midnight raid

Istanbul : Turkish police on Monday captured the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub, detaining him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long manhunt. The alleged assailant was found along with his four-year-old son in an apartment in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul after a massive

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Iraqi special forces recapture Mosul University from Islamic State militants

Iraqi special forces recapture Mosul University from Islamic State militants

The southern and eastern areas on the left bank of the Tigris river have also been freed of the Islamists’ control. Mosul : Iraqi forces have ousted Islamic State (Isis) militants from Mosul University and liberated the entire campus along with southern and eastern areas on the left bank of the Tigris river. Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) chief said the

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US freezes assets of Londoner identified as leading member of British ISIS cell

US freezes assets of Londoner identified as leading member of British ISIS cell

London : A British father-of-two recently identified as a member of the Islamic State terrorist cell known as ‘The Beatles’ has had his assets frozen by US authorities. Londoner Alexanda Kotey fled Britain in an aid convoy to Gaza headed by Respect leader George Galloway in 2009, before joining the group of terrorists with British accents led by the infamous

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1757 Islamic State militants killed since start of phase2 operations in Mosul

1757 Islamic State militants killed since start of phase2 operations in Mosul

Baghdad : Iraq’s defense ministry media has put the number of Islamic State fighters killed this week at 1757 as operations proceed to clear the eastern section of the city of Mosul from militants. This is the number of militants killed since Iraqi government troops, backed by a US-led international military coalition and popular militias, launched a second phase of

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Al Qaeda Chief Zawahiri Blasts Rival Jihadi Group Islamic State as ‘Liars’

Al Qaeda Chief Zawahiri Blasts Rival Jihadi Group Islamic State as 'Liars'

New York : Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has denounced what he said was a dishonest propaganda campaign by rival jihadist group the Islamic State against his organisation. In an audio message released on Thursday, the 65-year-old Zawahiri complained that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the IS chief, had alleged that Al-Qaeda opposes sectarian attacks on Shiites and was prepared to work with

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Turkish military says 32 Islamic State militants killed in Syrian operations

Turkish military says 32 Islamic State militants killed in Syrian operations

The Turkish military and Syrian rebels killed 32 Islamic State militants in the latest clashes in northern Syria on Thursday, Turkey’s armed forces said in a statement on Friday. Ankara : The Turkish military and Syrian rebels killed 32 Islamic State militants in the latest clashes in northern Syria on Thursday, Turkey’s armed forces said in a statement on Friday.

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U.S. coalition says senior Islamic State commander Kuwaiti killed in Syria

U.S. coalition says senior Islamic State commander Kuwaiti killed in Syria

Raqqa : One of Islamic State’s top commanders in Syria has been killed in a U.S.-led coalition air strike, the coalition’s spokesman said on Thursday, corroborating an earlier report. Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti, a member of Islamic State’s war committee, was killed on Monday by the Tabqa Dam, a strategic objective in northern Syria near Raqqa city, the jihadists’ main stronghold

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U.S. boosts reward for capture of Islamic State leader to $25 million

U.S. boosts reward for capture of Islamic State leader to $25 million

Washington : The United States on Friday more than doubled the bounty on the head of the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to $25 million. The announcement by the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program came as local U.S.-backed forces closed in on the jihadi movement’s main urban strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the cities

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Twenty Islamic State militants killed in Turkish-backed Syria operation – Army

Twenty Islamic State militants killed in Turkish-backed Syria operation

Raqqa : Turkish warplanes killed 20 Islamic State fighters and destroyed seven buildings and one defensive position used by the militants over the last 24 hours in its operations in northern Syria, Turkey’s military said on Thursday. The Turkish army and Syrian rebel forces launched the “Euphrates Shield” operation to push the jihadists and a Kurdish militia away from its

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