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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Iraq says most of Fallujah retaken from Islamic State militants

Iraq says most of Fallujah retaken from Islamic State militants

Baghdad : Iraqi special forces swept into Fallujah on Friday, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group’s grip crumbled after weeks of fighting. Thousands of trapped residents took advantage of the militants’ retreat to flee, some swimming across the Euphrates River to safety. Residents described harrowing escapes even after IS fighters abandoned some checkpoints that had them

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