Lebanese army, Hezbollah declare offensives on Islamic State at Syrian border

Lebanese soldiers stand near artillery ammunition in Ras Baalbek, Lebanon August 17, 2017. REUTERS/ Hassan Abdallah

Beirut (Reuters) : The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeast border with Syria as the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier. The Lebanese army operation got underway at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), targeting Islamic State positions near the town of

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Twelve Islamic State militants killed in Anbar security offensive

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Anbar : Twelve Islamic State militants were killed Monday when security forces launched an offensive on group-held routes west of Anbar, a pro-government militia commander said. “Security forces and backing forces staged a security campaign that targeted Daesh (Islamic State) passageways that link desert areas east of Annah, west of Anbar, with Mosul,” Ikhnews reported, quoting Abdullah al-Jugheifi, a senior

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Scared Islamic State jihadists ‘shave beards’ as Iraqi offensive moves closer to Mosul

Scared Islamic State jihadists ‘shave beards’ as Iraqi offensive moves closer to Mosul

Mosul : Jihadists with the Islamic State group were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as a major Iraqi offensive moved ever closer to the city. With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the next target — IS’s other major stronghold of Raqa in

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Egypt: 18 militants killed as army avenges Islamic State attack

Egypt: 18 militants killed as army avenges ISIS attack

Four vehicles and 14 motorcycles used by the terrorists in their attacks were destroyed and a large number of weapons were also ceased, officials said. Sinai : Eighteen Takfiri militants and 11 security officials, including eight policemen, were killed as the Egyptian army began rooting out terrorists in North and Central Sinai in retaliation for the Friday’s deadly attack by the

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