Sunni MP accused of arms trade with Islamic State

Sunni MP accused of arms trade with Islamic State

Salahuddin : Officials at Salahuddin province have accused a Sunni Iraqi parliamentarian of selling arms and foodstuff to Islamic State militants. The officials urged the Iraqi government on Thursday to open “an urgent investigation” into information that MP Mishan al-Jubouri, his son Yazan and members of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri (tribal mobilization) under his command have smuggled weapons and other supplies to

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Turkish military says hits 71 Islamic State targets in northern Syria

Turkish military says hits 71 Islamic State targets in northern Syria

Syria : Turkey’s military hit 71 Islamic State targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, the army said on Saturday, intensifying strikes against the militant group, which has claimed responsibility for the latest bomb attack in southeast Turkey. Five Islamic State fighters were killed in the strikes, as were five Turkey-backed rebels and one Turkish soldier, the army said

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More than 35 Die in Baghdad Suicide Blast Claimed by Islamic State

Dozens Die in Baghdad Suicide Blast Claimed by IS

Cairo : A suicide bomber in Baghdad killed more than 35 people and wounded over 50 others Saturday in an attack on Shi’ite Muslim religious observances. Some accounts from the northern Baghdad district of al-Shaab indicated casualties could be considerably higher. A tweet sent in the name of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said

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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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Pakistan says it has arrested three Islamic State members

Pakistan says it has arrested three Islamic State members

Lahore (Reuters) : Counter-terrorist police raided a building in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday and arrested three men affiliated with Islamic State who were planning to attack government buildings, authorities said on Monday. The raid came as police said that the Pakistani Sunni extremist group Lashkar e Janghvi had been seeking to build relations with Islamic State

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