23 soldiers killed, 33 wounded in Egypt’s Sinai insurgency attacks by ISIS

Egypt military says 23 soldiers killed, 33 wounded in Sinai insurgency attacks by ISIS

The military said it killed 40 assailants as it clashed with extremists in North Sinai. Sinai : Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers were killed and 33 wounded on Friday in attacks on checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group is conducting an insurgency, the military said. Security officials who requested anonymity said at least seven soldiers were killed, but

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Facing defeat in Mosul, Islamic State mounts diversionary attack to the south

Facing defeat in Mosul, Islamic State mounts diversionary attack to the south

Mosul : Islamic State militants attacked a village south of Mosul, killing several people including two journalists, even as they were about to lose their last redoubt in the city to an Iraqi military onslaught, security sources said on Friday. The assault on Imam Gharbi village appeared to be the sort of diversionary, guerrilla-style strike Islamic State is expected to

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Iraqi Security forces foil Islamic State attack on Badush, shell militants near Kazak camp

Iraqi Security forces foil IS attack on Badush, shell militants near Kazak camp

Nineveh : Iraqi army officer, Colonel Thamer Jaber, announced on Thursday, that security forces repulsed an attack launched by the Islamic State group, while killed 10 of the group’s militants near al-Kazak camp, northwest of Mosul. Jabber said in a press statement, “Security forces that protect Badush city managed to repulse an attack launched by the Islamic State on the

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Islamic State attacks Syria’s Deir al-Zor city, dozens dead – monitor

Islamic State attacks Syria's Deir al-Zor city, dozens dead

Beirut (Reuters): Islamic State militants launched their biggest attack in months on government-held areas of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, leaving dozens dead, a war monitor said. At least six large explosions rocked the city as the militants clashed with government forces, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Syrian government warplanes hit back against Islamic

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Saudi Arabia says arrests 17 Islamic State attack plotters

Saudi security forces get ready to raid a house during a mock exercise at their training centre in Riyadh.  Saudi security forces get ready to raid a house during a mock exercise at their training centre in Riyadh February 9, 2005. Saudi Arabia, battling an al Qaeda campaign, vowed to fight terrorism to the end but warned that the war in the world's biggest oil exporter would be bitter and long. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has arrested 17 suspected Islamic State sympathizers accused of plotting attacks on religious officials, security forces, civilian districts and economic and military targets, the interior ministry said on Monday. Fourteen of those arrested are Saudi nationals, including one woman, ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki told state television news channel Ekhbariya, which broadcast photographs of the accused. The

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Islamic State claims responsibility for second Quetta attack that left 13 injured

Islamic State claims responsibility for second Quetta attack that left 13 injured

Quetta : 13 August, the SITE intelligence group declared that the Islamic State (IS) militant group has claimed responsibility for the second terror attack that hit Quetta last week, leaving 13 people injured. The Dawn quoted SITE’s report, which said that the IS claimed the attack on its Telegram channel, al-Bayan Radio and Twitter. The attack came days after a

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