12 Islamic State Jihadists Killed in Russia Raids on Syria’s Raqqa : Report


Beirut : At least 12 jihadists from the Islamic State group have been killed in Russia’s first air strikes on the extremist faction’s main Syrian bastion, a monitoring group said. “Last night, Russian strikes on the western edges of Raqqa city, and near the Tabqa military airport, killed 12 IS jihadists,” Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for

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Tunisia seizes arms, papers with Islamic State symbol near Libyan border

Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014. Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army, Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga forces had completely retaken Jalawla and Saadiya, about 115 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad. Many residents fled the violence long ago. At least 23 peshmerga and militia fighters were killed and dozens were wounded in Sunday's fighting, medical and army sources said.  REUTERS/Stringer

Tunis : Tunisian troops seized arms and documents bearing the symbol of Islamic State from two cars near the Libyan border, as security tightened following two major attacks this year, officials said on Thursday. “Troops seized 10 Kalashnikovs, rocket-propelled grenades, explosives, Libyan telephones cards and documents” in Wednesday’s incident, an official in Tunisia’s Interior Ministry told Reuters. The vehicles themselves

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Islamic State claims to have gunned down Italian national in Bangladesh

Journalists take photographs as the body of Italian citizen Cesare Tavella who was gunned down by unidentified assailants is kept at a hospital morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for gunning down the Italian citizen on the street in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group monitoring jihadist threats. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Dhaka : The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian on the street in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh’s capital, according to an intelligence group monitoring jihadist threats. The claim by the Sunni extremist group could not immediately be verified independently, but if confirmed would mark the group’s first attack in the secular South Asian nation.

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ISIS hacks email accounts of top UK ministers


London : British intelligence has uncovered a sophisticated espionage operation of the Islamic State in which jihadists targeted email accounts of top ministers, including the Home Secretary, according to a media report. An investigation by Government Communications Headquarters has discovered that extremists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been targeting information held by some of Prime

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Islamic State Captures Parts of Syrian Government’s Last Oilfield

A member of the Syrian government forces walks next to a well at Jazel oil field .

Beirut : Islamic State group jihadists have captured parts of the last major oilfield under government control, halting production at the site, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said today. “IS has taken parts of the Jazal oilfield, but the regime is preventing it from taking the rest,” Observatory Chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. He said the IS

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