U.S. officials warn of ISIS’ new caliphate : Cyberspace

U.S. officials warn of ISIS' new caliphate

Washington : The collapse of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group’s ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday. The Sunni Muslim extremist group has been building its external operations over the past two years and has claimed or been linked to at least 20 attacks

Read more

Iraqi army destroys Islamic State camp in Anbar province

Iraqi army destroys Islamic State camp in Anbar province

Baghdad : The Iraqi army destroyed on Tuesday an Islamic State camp south of Ar-Rutbah town in Anbar, a military commander said. “The army’s 1st brigade destroyed an IS camp at a desert area near Ar-Rutbah town in Anbar,” Commander of Anbar Operations Major General Mahmoud al-Falahi told DijlahTv on Tuesday. “The camp included a booby-trapped vehicle, explosive charges and

Read more

75 Islamic State militants killed in two days in western Anbar : Military

75 Islamic State militants killed in two days in western Anbar

Anbar : Over seventy Islamic State militants were killed, while thirty-three regions and villages were liberated during the past two days in western Anbar, the Joint Operations Command said. In a statement on Saturday, “the regions liberated included al-Hasa, water station in al-Hasa complex, al-Shirwaniya, al-Tazaliya, al-Zallah, al-Awani and villages of Leheiba, al-Nazwa, and al-Saadiya village, stretching along 56 kilometers.”

Read more

Islamic State burn 8, including infant, for escaping Hawija

Islamic State burn 8, including infant, for escaping Hawija

Hawija : Islamic State militants burned to death eight civilians, including an infant, for attempting to flee the group’s stronghold in southwestern Kirkuk. A security source told Alsumaria News on Thursday that the militants had arrested the eight civilians, including two parents and their enfant, before the execution. The victims were heading to al-Alam region in neighboring Salahuddin province, according

Read more

Islamic State suicide attacker kills seven Iraqi soldiers near city of Baiji

Suicide attacker kills seven Iraqi soldiers near city of Baiji

Tikrit (Iraq) : Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed on Wednesday when a suicide attacker tried to infiltrate a security headquarters near the northern city of Baiji where Islamic State is entrenched in nearby mountain areas, security sources said. Around five assailants attacked the compound where police and army troops are based. One blew up his explosives vest at the entrance

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Islamic State blows up two bridges near borders with Syria

Islamic State blows up two bridges near borders with Syria

Anbar : Islamic State has blown up two bridges on the international highway in west of Anbar province, tribal forces declared. “IS fighters blown up two pivotal bridges on the international highway, east of al-Waleed crossing on the borders between Iraq and Syria,”Shaker al-Rishawi, a senior commander of the Tribal Mobilization forces in Anbar, told AlSumaria News on Tuesday. “The

Read more
1 2 3 9