Islamic State : 50,000 civilians at ‘great risk’ in campaign to take back IS stronghold Fallujah

People gather at the scene after a pair of suicide bombings attack in the southern city of Aden, Yemen, Monday, May 23, 2016. Yemeni security officials say that a pair of suicide bombers killed dozens of people in the southern city of Aden. (AP Photo)

Washington : The United Nations has called for “safe corridors” to be set up to allow Iraqi civilians to flee a military offensive against Islamic State jihadists in Fallujah. Some 50,000 civilians in the city are at “great risk” during a campaign against IS fighters by the Iraqi army backed by militias, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday. “One

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21 Killed And At Least 42 Wounded In Islamic State Claimed Baghdad Bomb Blast

21 Killed And At Least 42 Wounded In Islamic State Claimed Baghdad Bomb Blast

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing Saturday east of Baghdad according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website Baghdad (Iraq) : The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least

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Islamic State mines kill dozens of civilians returning to Ramadi

Islamic State mines kill dozens of civilians returning to Ramadi

Baghdad (Reuters) : Explosives planted by Islamic State have killed dozens of Iraqi civilians who returned to Ramadi despite warnings that much of the western city remains unsafe nearly four months after its recapture from the militants. Tens of thousands of displaced residents have returned to the Anbar provincial capital in the past two months, mostly from camps east of

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Stiff Islamic State resistance and 20,000 trapped civilians stymie Iraqi effort to retake Hit

Stiff Islamic State resistance and 20,000 trapped civilians stymie Iraqi effort to retake Hit

Hit (Iraq) : Heavy resistance has slowed Iraqi forces Tuesday as they pushed forward toward the center of a town held by Islamic State militants in western Anbar province, commanders at the scene said. Hundreds of roadside bombs, car bombs and heavy mortar fire slowed advancing Iraqi troops to a near halt Tuesday after entering the small town of Hit

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At least 300 killed in Islamic State ‘massacre’ in Syrian city

At least 300 killed in Islamic State 'massacre' in Syrian city, state media says

Deir el-Zour : Islamic State militants killed 300 people in an “appalling massacre” in eastern Syria, the government said on Sunday. The state-run SANA news agency said that most of those killed in day-long attacks on Deir el-Zour Saturday were elderly people, women and children. The killings are some of the worst carried out by the extremist group, which controls

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Islamic State blamed as Jakarta attack leaves 5 assailants, 2 civilians dead

Islamic State blamed as Jakarta attack leaves 5 assailants, 2 civilians dead

Jakarta (Indonesia) : Suicide bombers and grenade-wielding gunmen set off multiple explosions that shook the center of the Indonesian capital Thursday, leaving two civilians dead in an attack that officials blamed on Islamic State. Five assailants were also killed in the first significant terrorist attack in Jakarta in seven years. The attack was carried out by a network with “links

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More than 450 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State

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Beirut (Lebanon) : More than 450 civilians are thought to have been killed in the US-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State (IS) since it began a little under a year ago, according to a new report. Using a wide range of sources, including local media, witness reports, social media and video evidence, Airwars concluded that the campaign in Iraq and Syria,

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