U.S. coalition says senior Islamic State commander Kuwaiti killed in Syria

U.S. coalition says senior Islamic State commander Kuwaiti killed in Syria

Raqqa : One of Islamic State’s top commanders in Syria has been killed in a U.S.-led coalition air strike, the coalition’s spokesman said on Thursday, corroborating an earlier report. Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti, a member of Islamic State’s war committee, was killed on Monday by the Tabqa Dam, a strategic objective in northern Syria near Raqqa city, the jihadists’ main stronghold

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ISIS Kills Children With Chainsaws: Islamic State Brutal Killings On The Rise

ISIS Kills Children With Chainsaws: Islamic State Brutal Killings On The Rise Amid Airstrike Campaign

Mosul : Islamic State group fighters killed nine children by dismembering them with chainsaws in front of a crowded city square, British tabloids reported Thursday. The youths were punished for belonging to a group that opposes the militants also known as ISIS. The children were reportedly chained to an iron pole in Tal Afar Square in Mosul, ISIS’ stronghold in

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Zawahri urges Iraq Sunnis to wage guerrilla war as Islamic State loses more land

Zawahri urges Iraq Sunnis to wage guerrilla war as IS loses more land

London : Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri on Thursday called on Iraq’s Sunnis to prepare for a “long guerrilla” war as Islamic State militants lost more land near their de facto capital Mosul. Islamic State (IS) has lost this year about a half of the territory it conquered in 2014 and 2015 in Iraq in battles against government and Kurdish forces

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ISIS oil trucks, worth $11 million, destroyed in massive airstrike

ISIL oil trucks, worth $11 million, destroyed in massive airstrike

Raqqa : U.S.-led coalition aircraft destroyed an estimated $11 million worth of oil and trucks over the weekend in the largest single airstrike this year against the Islamic State’s black market oil trade in Syria. “You’re going to have multiple effects from this one strike,” Air Force Lt. Gen, Jeffrey Harrigian, commander in the Middle East, said Tuesday. “We’ll have

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Taliban, Islamic State Forge Informal Alliance in Eastern Afghanistan

Taliban, Islamic State Forge Informal Alliance in Eastern Afghanistan

Two insurgencies find common cause in battling U.S.-backed Afghan forces instead of each other Asadabad (Afghanistan) : Islamic State and the Taliban, after more than a year of fierce combat, have forged a patchwork cease-fire across much of eastern Afghanistan that has helped both insurgencies regroup and counter U.S.-backed efforts to dislodge them. Until several months ago, Islamic State fought

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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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Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members : media

Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members: media

Adana : Turkish police detained 20 suspected members of the Islamic State militant group in the southern city of Adana early on Thursday, the private Dogan news agency reported. It said anti-terror police, supported by a helicopter, staged simultaneous raids on 22 addresses in the city after a tip-off that Islamic State cells were planning attacks. The suspects, who included senior

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Islamic State claims attack on Kurdish town on Syria’s border; 40 dead

Islamic State claims attack on Kurdish town on Syria's border; 40 dead

Qamishli (Syria) : Two bombings in the predominately Kurdish city of Qamishli, Syria, killed at least 40 people and injured at least 100 others Wednesday, Syrian state television said. Kurdish news agency Rudaw cited state TV as reporting that the attacks took place in the Gharbi neighborhood of the city. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported one of

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