White House ready to fight Islamic State in Syria with ‘Russia or anyone else’

White House press secretary Sean Spicer

Washington : The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia “or anyone else” to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government. “I think if there’s a way that we can combat ISIS with any country,

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Russian security agencies arrest 7 Islamic State group suspects planning terror attacks

Russian security agencies arrest seven Islamic State group suspects planning terror attacks

Russia’s main domestic security and counter-terrorism agency, the FSB, said on Thursday that its agents arrested the suspects in the North Caucasus province of Dagestan. Makhachkala : Security agencies in Russia arrested seven people who were suspected of planning New Year’s terror attacks in Moscow on orders from Syria’s Islamic State group. Russia’s main domestic security and counter-terrorism agency, the

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Russia Accuses Turkey Of Supplying Islamic State Terrorists With Bombs

Russia Accuses Turkey Of Supplying Islamic State Terrorists With Bombs

United Nations : Russia has accused Turkey of supplying the Islamic State extremist group with components for improvised explosive devices. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said in a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated Wednesday that the devices “are being widely used to commit terrorist acts.” He said an analysis of chemical components of explosives captured from Islamists in the

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Russian military ‘removes 1,500’ Islamic State mines from Palmyra

Russian military 'removes 1,500' Islamic State mines from Palmyra

Palmyra : Russian forces in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra are taking part in a massive de-mining operation. The central city was retaken from Islamic State militants by government forces in March, and more than 1,500 mines have been removed, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Specialists have been removing improvised explosive devices from roads and buildings in

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Around 20 Islamic State recruiters arrested in Moscow

Around 20 Islamic State recruiters arrested in Moscow: RIA

Moscow (Reuters) : Around 20 Islamic State followers were arrested in Moscow trying to recruit new fighters for the group, Russia’s RIA news agency cited a security source as saying on Wednesday. “During a joint operation of the FSB (Federal Security Service) and the police, around twenty people suspected of connections to ISIS (Islamic State) were arrested,” RIA quoted the

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