Islamic State captures nine Iraqi officers in Mosul, kills at least 23 in Baghdad blast

Islamic State captures nine Iraqi officers in Mosul, kills at least 23 in Baghdad blast

Mosul : Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western Mosul, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. The official, who declined to be identified, said the incident took place as government forces closed in on Islamic State fighters in the

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Turkish military says 32 Islamic State militants killed in Syrian operations

Turkish military says 32 Islamic State militants killed in Syrian operations

The Turkish military and Syrian rebels killed 32 Islamic State militants in the latest clashes in northern Syria on Thursday, Turkey’s armed forces said in a statement on Friday. Ankara : The Turkish military and Syrian rebels killed 32 Islamic State militants in the latest clashes in northern Syria on Thursday, Turkey’s armed forces said in a statement on Friday.

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Twenty Islamic State militants killed in Turkish-backed Syria operation – Army

Twenty Islamic State militants killed in Turkish-backed Syria operation

Raqqa : Turkish warplanes killed 20 Islamic State fighters and destroyed seven buildings and one defensive position used by the militants over the last 24 hours in its operations in northern Syria, Turkey’s military said on Thursday. The Turkish army and Syrian rebel forces launched the “Euphrates Shield” operation to push the jihadists and a Kurdish militia away from its

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Turkey detains 81 mostly foreigners on suspected Islamic State links

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, A Turkish tank heads to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey. Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels expelled the Islamic State group from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border on Sunday, effectively sealing the extremists' self-styled caliphate off from the outside world, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.(Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

Istanbul : Turkish authorities detained 81 people, most of them foreigners, on Thursday on suspicion of planning to travel illegally to join Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the privately-owned Dogan news agency said. It said 21 of those detained were suspected of being senior figures in the Islamic State network, while 60 were foreign nationals. It said the

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Suspected Islamic State attack kills 12 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

Suspected Islamic State attack kills 12 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

Cairo : Suspected Islamic State militants attacked a military checkpoint in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai region, killing 12 Egyptian soldiers and wounding six more, the Egyptian military said in a statement, adding that it had killed 15 gunmen in the clashes. No group has asserted responsibility for the attack, but suspicion immediately fell on militants fighting for the Islamic State’s

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