Iraqi forces launch military push to drive Islamic State group from Mosul

Iraqi forces launch military push to drive Islamic State group from Mosul

Irbil (Iraq) : Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway. Convoys of Iraqi, Kurdish and U.S. forces could be seen moving east of Mosul into the early hours of the day.

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Islamic State drone kills two Kurdish fighters, wounds two French soldiers

Islamic State drone kills two Kurdish fighters, wounds two French soldiers

Mosul : A booby-trapped drone launched by Islamic State militants killed two Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and wounded two French soldiers earlier this month north of the IS-controlled city of Mosul, Kurdish officials said on Wednesday. The drone blew up when Peshmerga fighters tried to lift it after it crashed to the ground, Jabbar al-Yawar, secretary general of the autonomous Kurdish

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Turkish police detain more than 20 Islamic State suspects : report

Turkish police detain more than 20 Islamic State suspects

Istanbul : Turkish police have detained more than 20 Islamic State suspects, including a Syrian man believed to be organising an attack in Istanbul, a local newspaper reported. Police arrested the man, identified as Ali al-Aggal and codenamed Azzov, believed to be the IS group’s organiser of Turkey attacks, in an operation in the Turkish capital Ankara, Haber-Turk newspaper reported.

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Islamic State ‘Torture Cells’ Discovered By Rebel Fighters in Syria

Islamic State 'Torture Cells' Discovered By Rebel Fighters in Syria

Footage shows the metal doors of apparent cells, with mattresses, blankets, bowls of food and liquid on the floor. Raqqa : Rebel Syrian fighters have reportedly uncovered a prison used by Islamic State militants to torture women. Independent news agency Arab24 said a prison with 10 small rooms had been found in Manbij, a Syrian city recently liberated from IS.

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12 years old Islamic State suicide bomber attacks Turkey wedding party; 51 dead

Young Islamic State suicide bomber attacks Turkey wedding party; 51 dead

Istanbul : An Islamic State group suicide bomber as young as 12 years old attacked an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens of others, the Turkish president said Sunday. The bombing late Saturday in Gaziantep, near Turkey’s border with Syria, was the deadliest attack in Turkey this year. President Recep Tayyip

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Islamic State claims attack on Kurdish town on Syria’s border; 40 dead

Islamic State claims attack on Kurdish town on Syria's border; 40 dead

Qamishli (Syria) : Two bombings in the predominately Kurdish city of Qamishli, Syria, killed at least 40 people and injured at least 100 others Wednesday, Syrian state television said. Kurdish news agency Rudaw cited state TV as reporting that the attacks took place in the Gharbi neighborhood of the city. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported one of

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