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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Turkish military says 31 Islamic State militants killed in northern Syria

Turkish military says 31 Islamic State militants killed in northern Syria

Istanbul (Reuters): Thirty one Islamic State militants have been killed in clashes and US-led coalition air strikes in northern Syria over the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said on Sunday, marking an escalation in violence in the area. Fourteen of the ISIS fighters were killed as they attempted to enter the rebel-controlled villages of Akhtarin and Turkmen Bareh, three

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Iraq PM tells Kurds not to use Mosul battle to expand territory

Iraq PM tells Kurds not to use Mosul battle to expand territory

Mosul : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani not to exploit the war on Islamic State to expand the Kurds’ territory, according to a government statement published after their meeting on Thursday in Baghdad. The meeting discussed the preparation for the battle to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul, the largest city under the ultra-hardline Sunni group’s

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Islamic State arrests, tortures seven women in Raqqa

Islamic State arrests, tortures seven women in Raqqa

Raqqa : Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) arrested seven women in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa province, activists reported on Thursday. The women, who were arrested on suspicions of leaking security information about the group’s movements in Raqqa to the US-led coalition, were publicly flogged by ISIS extremists. The ISIS-led Hisba Police raided a number of houses in the Rumela district

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Over 300 Islamic State terrorists arrested in Pakistan, confirms military

Over 300 Islamic State terrorists arrested in Pakistan, confirms military

Islamabad : The Pakistani military on Thursday said over 300 militants of the Islamic State (IS) militant group have been arrested, including a local leader. The IS leader for Pakistan Hafiz Omar and 309 of its members, including 25 foreigners having Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi nationalities, have been detained across the country, Xinhua news agency quoted Army spokesman Lt. General

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Pakistan military admits Islamic State presence in country for the first time

Pakistan military admits Islamic State presence in country for the first time

  Rawalpindi : Pakistan’s military on Thursday admitted for the first time that the Islamic State group had a presence in the country but said it had apprehended hundreds of its militants and prevented them from carrying out major attacks. The army’s spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said forces had foiled planned attacks by IS on foreign embassies and Islamabad

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