US-backed forces cut off last Islamic State (ISIS) escape route from Raqqa

US-backed forces cut off last ISIS escape route from Raqqa

This was the latest setback for the Islamic State. Beirut : US-backed forces cut off the last escape route for the Islamic State group from Raqa on Thursday, trapping the besieged jihadists inside their de facto Syrian capital. But IS fighters hit back with a counter-attack that included several suicide bombings against the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish

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Islamic State member wounded as son kills himself playing with grenade

Islamic State member wounded as son kills himself playing with grenade

Shirqat : An Islamic State member was wounded and his child was killed when a grenade the latter was playing with exploded, a local source in Salahuddin province said on Wednesday. The source told Alsumaria News that the IS member, who belonged to the group’s so-called “soldiers bureau”, was badly wounded while his seven-year-old child died while playing with a

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Top Islamic State cleric Turki Binali killed in US-led coalition airstrike in Syria

Top Islamic State cleric Turki Binali killed in US-led coalition airstrike in Syria

Beirut: The US-led coalition said on Tuesday that it had killed the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed top cleric in an air strike in May on a Syrian town near the Iraqi border. “Coalition forces killed Turki Binali, the self-proclaimed ‘Grand Mufti’ or chief cleric of Islamic State in an air strike on 31 May in Mayadeen, Syria”, the coalition said

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Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Cairo : Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected Islamic State militants in a shootout on Monday as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians, the Interior Ministry said. The incident in the southern city of Assiut occurred a day after Egypt’s cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the wake of Islamic State attacks on two Christian

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Four Islamic State commanders killed in Iraq’s Mosul

Four Islamic State commanders killed in Iraq's Mosul

Baghdad : The US-led international coalition on Tuesday bombed Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq’s Mosul city, killing four key commanders, military officials here said. According to a statement issued by the Military Intelligence, the coalition airstrikes hit several positions in the al-Tanak neighbourhood in western Mosul, Efe news reported. The warplanes of the international coalition resumed bombings on Tuesday

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