Police arrest 6 Islamic State militants near Mosul airport

Police arrest 6 Islamic State militants near Mosul airport

Mosul : Iraqi security forces arrested six Islamic militants near western Mosul airport, the police command said on Tuesday, as security continues to clear areas recaptured from the group. The Federal Police service said in a statement that the six militants were arrested during combing patrols in Bu Sayf region, near Mosul Airport. Federal Police chief Shaker Jawdat said multiple

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Facing defeat in Mosul, Islamic State mounts diversionary attack to the south

Facing defeat in Mosul, Islamic State mounts diversionary attack to the south

Mosul : Islamic State militants attacked a village south of Mosul, killing several people including two journalists, even as they were about to lose their last redoubt in the city to an Iraqi military onslaught, security sources said on Friday. The assault on Imam Gharbi village appeared to be the sort of diversionary, guerrilla-style strike Islamic State is expected to

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Turkey detains 37 Islamic State suspects, Syrian carrying explosives at border

Turkey detains 37 Islamic State suspects, Syrian carrying explosives at border

Ankara : Turkish police detained 37 Islamic State suspects in anti-terror operations in provinces across Turkey, media said on Wednesday, while officials said another suspect was held carrying more than 5 kg (11 lb) of explosives at the border with Syria. The governor’s office in the southern province of Hatay said the Syrian citizen was caught on Tuesday trying to

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Islamic State beheads 10 Taliban militants in Afghanistan

Islamic State beheads 10 Taliban militants in Afghanistan

Kabul : The Islamic State (IS) group has beheaded 10 Taliban men in Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province. Islamic State militants besieged Aqbalaq village in Darzab district last week and arrested 10 Taliban militants. They were beheaded on Friday, Xinhua news agency cited local Daily Weesa as reporting on Sunday. Both the Taliban and IS militants have been fighting for consolidating positions

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Islamic State Gaining Strength in Pakistan?

Is So-called Islamic State Gaining Strength in Pakistan?

Washington : Faced with a series of terror attacks, Pakistan is fighting back against Islamic State-affiliated militants after repeatedly claiming that Islamic State has been unable to establish a foothold in the country, analysts say. “Pakistan no longer denies IS’s presence as it used to,” Michael Kugelman, deputy director and senior associate for South Asia at Wilson Center in Washington,

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Islamic State suicide bomber’s belt explodes, kills 12 well-wishing comrades in Diyala

IS suicide bomber’s belt explodes, kills 12 well-wishing comrades in Diyala

Baqubah (Iraq) : An Islamic State suicide bomber’s belt exploded prematurely, accidently killing the militant and 12 other comrades in Diyala, according to a top police official. Diyala police chief Jassem al-Saadi said in a statement that twelve IS militants in Mekheisa region, northeast of Baqubah, were bidding farewell to a comrade who was on his way for a suicide

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