Islamic State militants claim capture of U.S. weapons in Afghanistan

Islamic State militants claim capture of U.S. weapons in Afghanistan

Kabul : Militants linked to Islamic State have released photos that purport to show weapons and equipment that belonged to American soldiers and were captured by the group in eastern Afghanistan. The photos, which came to light on Saturday, show an American portable rocket launcher, radio, grenades and other gear not commonly used by Afghan troops, as well as close

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in Syria kill at least 56 civilians

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in Syria kill at least 56

Raqqa : Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria killed at least 56 civilians Tuesday as intense fighting was underway between the militants and U.S-backed fighters, Syrian opposition activists and the extremist group said. Residents in the area blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the strikes that targeted two villages, Tokhar and Hoshariyeh, which are controlled by Islamic State, activists

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Air strike kills two Islamic State military commanders: Pentagon

Air strike kills two Islamic State military commanders: Pentagon

Washington : A U.S.-led coalition air strike killed Islamic State’s deputy minister of war and a military commander in Mosul on June 25, a Pentagon official said on Friday. “Their deaths, along with strikes against other ISIL leaders in the past month, have critically degraded ISIL’s leadership experience in Mosul and removed two of their most senior military members in

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Philippine’s military claims to have killed 54 Islamic State militants

Philippine's military claims to have killed 54 Islamic State militants

Manila : Intense fighting between Philippine troops and a little-known Muslim group apparently inspired by the Islamic State group has killed 54 militants and two soldiers, officials said today. Regional military spokesman Maj Filemon Tan said the operations against the Maute group began last Thursday in southern Lanao del Sur province’s Butig town and were still continuing. He said nine

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Turkish artillery hit Islamic State in Syria, 34 militants dead

Turkish artillery hit Islamic State in Syria, 34 dead

Istanbul : Shelling by Turkish artillery and drones which took off from southern Turkey struck Islamic State targets in Syria on Sunday, killing 34 militants, the Turkish military said. It said the strikes, in response to Islamic State rocket attacks which hit the southern Turkish province of Kilis, destroyed six vehicles and five Islamic State gun positions. The border town

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Islamic State in Libya threatens other countries in North Africa

Islamic State in Libya threatens other countries in North Africa

Libya : An assault this week on a Tunisian border town by infiltrators from Libya highlights the growing threat to North Africa by the Islamic State, which has used years of political instability in Libya to establish a new sanctuary in Europe’s backyard. Libya descended into chaos after U.S.-backed rebels overthrew Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Without an effective

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Spanish police seizes 20,000 Islamic State and Nusra Front uniforms

Spanish police seizes 20,000 Islamic State and Nusra Front uniforms

The Spanish Interior Ministry announced the seizures of the military uniforms on Thursday. The operation took place in the port cities of Valencia and Algeciras. Spain : The Spanish police seized 20,000 Islamic State (IS) and Nusra Front military uniforms, in operations conducted in the port cities of Valencia and Algeciras. Spain’s interior ministry announced the outcome of the anti-terrorist

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United States military launches cyberwar against Islamic State

U.S. military launches cyberwar against Islamic State

Washington : The United States military has launched a newly aggressive campaign of cyberattacks against Islamic State militants, targeting the group’s abilities to use social media and the Internet to recruit fighters and inspire followers, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The surge of computer-based military operations by U.S. Cyber Command began shortly after Defence Secretary Ash Carter prodded commanders

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