Islamic State attacks Syrian airbase in Deir ez-Zor, destroys two warplanes

Islamic State attacks Syrian airbase in Deir ez-Zor, destroys two warplanes

Deir Ezzor : Islamic State (ISIS) militants continued their offensive in Deir ez-Zor Governorate on Friday, assaulting a regime-held military airbase. In the course of the fighting, ISIS destroyed at least two warplanes and killed scores of Syrian soldiers. “ISIS militants bombarded the Deir ez-Zor Military Airport with dozens of mortar shells and at least two guided-missiles on Friday evening,”

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Germany Fears Islamic State Is Trying To Infiltrate Its Army

Germany fears Islamic State is trying to infiltrate its army

Security officials identify 20 Islamists in the Bundeswehr – and are investigating another 60 potential cases. Berlin : Germany is to investigate all military recruits amid fears Islamic State jihadists are trying to join its armed forces. A spokesman for the counter-espionage service (MAD) said 20 Islamists had been identified in the Bundeswehr and 60 other potential cases were being

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Kurdish Peshmerga forces expel Islamic State from villages near Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces expel Islamic State from villages near Mosul

Duhok : Kurdish Peshmerga on Sunday pushed the Islamic State (ISIS) out of four villages in Mosul’s northeastern periphery. Yesterday’s advance is part of the larger battle for Mosul, being waged by allied Kurdish and Iraqi forces. The Peshmerga have expelled ISIS militants from the villages of Kanouna, Abu Jarbouh, Roshbiyan and Fadiliya. A Peshmerga spokesman told ARA News that

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Scared Islamic State jihadists ‘shave beards’ as Iraqi offensive moves closer to Mosul

Scared Islamic State jihadists ‘shave beards’ as Iraqi offensive moves closer to Mosul

Mosul : Jihadists with the Islamic State group were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as a major Iraqi offensive moved ever closer to the city. With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the next target — IS’s other major stronghold of Raqa in

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Islamic State executes five of its own militants for fleeing Anbar battlefield

Militants of the Islamic State carrying out mass execution. File photo: Fourqan

Duhok : The Islamic State (ISIS) executed at least five of its own militants on Monday for fleeing from a battle in Iraq’s Anbar Governorate. According to activists and eyewitnesses, ISIS executed the militants in Hīt city, which is in Anbar Governorate. The extremist group declared that the executed militants had committed “high treason” by abandoning their positions to the

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Islamic State-claimed suicide bombings kill at least 10 in Baghdad

Islamic State-claimed suicide bombings kill at least 10 in Baghdad

Baghdad : Suicide bombers struck two Shiite-majority areas of the Iraqi capital Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 30, officials said, attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. In the deadliest blast, a bomber detonated explosives in the Amil neighbourhood of southern Baghdad, killing at least six people and wounding 16 or more, officials said. Another

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Germans Find 369 Suspected Islamic State Terrorists Among Arriving Migrants

Germans Find 369 Suspected Islamic State Terrorists Among Arriving Migrants

Berlin : According to German federal crime office, a number of Islamic terrorists have entered Germany by hiding amongst recent flows of migrants from the Middle East, and since last year 369 people with suspected ties to the Islamic State have come into the country in this way. “German security authorities have indications that members and supporters of terrorist organizations

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