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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Coalition strike targets top Islamic State group recruiter Rachid Kassim

Rachid Kassim

French jihadist Rachid Kassim, suspected of inspiring several attacks in France, was targeted in a coalition air strike near the Iraqi city of Mosul, but his death is not yet confirmed, the Pentagon said Friday. Mosul : Earlier in the day, several French media reports had reported Kassim’s death. “We can confirm that coalition forces targeted Rashid Kassim, a senior

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Islamic State on rise in Libya: ‘Syria all over again’

A Libyan firefighter stands in front of a burning oil storage tank Jan. 23, 2016, at a facility in northern Libya, set ablaze by Islamic State forces. (AFP/Getty Images)

Washington : As Islamic State forces lose ground in Iraq and Syria, fighters loyal to the group have seized territory in oil-rich Libya, levying taxes at gunpoint and creating sanctuaries to launch possible attacks in North Africa and Europe, U.S. officials say. The Pentagon has sent special operations teams to gather intelligence and launched at least one airstrike. But the

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Seized documents reveal Islamic State’s Department of ‘War Spoils’

A wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants, near former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's palace in Tikrit  April 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Washington (Reuters) : Islamic State has set up departments to handle “war spoils,” including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of government that enable it to manage large swaths of Syria and Iraq and other areas. The hierarchical bureaucracy, including petty rivalries between officials, and legal codes in the form of religious fatwas

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Russia says Iran deal paves way for ‘broad’ coalition against Isis


Moscow : The Iran nuclear deal paves the way for a “broad” coalition to fight the Islamic State group, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. The Iran nuclear deal has paved the way for a “broad” coalition to fight the Islamic State group, according to the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov. “It removes the barriers – largely artificial – on

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