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Sputnik has spoken with a fighter from the al-Rahman Legion militant group from Eastern Ghouta, who joined the Syrian army after it had begun to ... Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that almost 5,300 militants and their families had left the settlement of Irbin in Eastern Ghouta and ...
Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014. Islamic State continues to launch ...

It was also reported that Nurhassan led a notorious Abu Sayyaf sub-group consisting of slain bomb expert Mussana Jamiri, his cousin, in Basilan. The Malaysian daily had reported that Nurhassan was gunned down with the two accomplices at a plantation in Tawau on Feb 27. The identities of the three ...
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says Pakistan and the United States have reiterated their "firm commitments" to act against all militant groups that target Pakistan and Afghanistan. The ministry's statement on Thursday says both sides, during a meeting between visiting U.S. acting Assistant ...
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says Pakistan and the United States have resolved to act against all militant groups that target Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan. In a statement Thursday, the ministry said the understanding was reached during a meeting between visiting U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of ...
Yet just his mere presence on the outskirts of the Pakistan capital has analysts questioning Pakistan's readiness to rout militants and their followers from its ... veteran leader of an organization designated as a terror group by the U.S., is free has experts questioning Pakistan's willingness to fight extremism.

“Islamic clerics have agreed to work with the Afghan government to persuade militant groups in the country that vaccination programs should be allowed in remote areas. Imans are to consult with the Taliban, Islamic State, and other factions in the mountainous Kunar province in a bid to get efforts to ...
Roman Catholic priest Teresito Soganub wipes his eyes as he speaks about being held hostage by the Islamic State group-linked militants Friday, ... on May 23 after an army-led assault failed to locate a top Asian terror suspect, Isnilon Hapilon, and other militant leaders in a safe house in the lakeside city.
A migrant has been formally charged in Germany for being a member of a Pakistan based militant organization. The banned group's name has also come up in asylum cases in Europe that involved constructed stories. ... Lashkar-e-Taiba is one of the most active militant organizations in South Asia. Security ...
KABUL, March 23 (Xinhua) -- At least nine militants of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have been killed following airstrikes in two Afghan provinces, said command of special forces Friday. "The Afghan Special Operations Forces conducted an airstrike on Thursday, in Dih Bala district, Nangarhar province, ...
More than 1,800 militants of the Ahrar al-Sham group and their family members have left Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, since Thursday, the Russian ... route under control of officers of the Russian reconciliation center and representatives of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent humanitarian organization.
A Syrian militant group which still controls a pocket of the Eastern Ghouta enclave on Thursday announced a ceasefire from midnight to allow ... The evacuation deal further isolated the rebel groups that control the remaining two pockets of Ghouta and piles pressure on them to accept similar deals.
The US has provided the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with arms as part of its wider military cooperation with the group in Syria, despite Turkey repeatedly voicing concerns over the group's ties to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) – which has long been designated a terror organization by ...
The mass incarceration and speed of guilty verdicts raise concerns over potential miscarriages of justice — and worries that jailed militants are recruiting ... arrests overwhelmingly likely to be linked to the extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to an intelligence figure in Baghdad.
Ten Niger Delta militant groups, including the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, have given the federal government four weeks to reinstate the sacked Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Retired General Paul Boroh. The militants warned that they would unleash fresh attacks on oil installations and ...
Groups of militants in Eastern Ghouta started an open confrontation after demanding that the opposition group Faylaq al-Rahman break ties with the internationally-condemned terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra, Vladimir Zolotukhin, a representative of the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation, told ...
Philippine police have arrested a suspected militant who allegedly helped guard a group of tourists kidnapped in 2001 including an American ... While Abdullah did not take part in the resort raid, he guarded the Burnhams when several groups of hostages including the missionary couple were put together ...

The Islamic State's attempts to establish itself as a terrorist organisation in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after its commander in Kashmir, Eiha Fazili, was killed in an encounter in Hakura in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. A joint team of the Special Operations Group (SOG), the Indian Army and the ...
Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group. In December, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.
MANILA: Philippine police have arrested a suspected Islamist militant who allegedly helped guard a group of tourists kidnapped in 2001 including an ... While Abdullah did not take part in the resort raid, he guarded the Burnhams when several groups of hostages including the missionary couple were put ...
Both passages have been constantly shelled by the militants, injuring and killing those who were trying to escape, according to Russian MoD and eyewitnesses. The first group of 52 civilians, half of whom were children, managed to flee the militant-held Eastern Ghouta on Sunday. Their safe passage was ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Nine Islamic State militants, including a suicide attacker, have been killed in an operation, west of Kirkuk, the pro-government ... were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group.
According to the joint statement released by the groups, one of their joint patrols engaged in combat with the Islamic State-loyal militants in the Tinzouragan ... While ISGS operates in that area, al Qaeda's Group for Support of Islam and Muslims have claimed attacks on French troops in that area as well.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the ...
Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014. Islamic State continues to launch ...
Moreover, the US knows that direct talks with the Taliban would legitimise the group. Few things would increase the prestige of the group – which, after all, is also a political organisation trying to gain support among other Afghan rivals – more than the image of US mediators sitting down opposite the ...
The Shabab, an Islamist extremist group affiliated with Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had killed 13 members of the security forces, ... The group, which has been behind bombings and other attacks in Mogadishu, aims to topple Somalia's Western-backed federal government.
Malian militant group Jama Nusrat Ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) has claimed responsibility for twin attacks that rocked Burkina Faso's capital, ... Up to 20 militants were "killed or captured" in that particular operation, French military sources told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency. On Friday, 16 ...
Meanwhile, 10 al-Shabab militants escaped from a rehabilitation center in the town of Garowe on Sunday night, security officials have told VOA Somali. The escape occurred at around 8 p.m. local time, when the militants managed to scale a wall and slip into the darkness, the sources said. Puntland region ...
Soldiers from the Philippine Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT) and Marine Special Operation Group (MARSOG) gather their belongings after their send-off ceremony from their combat duty against pro-Islamic State (IS) militants in Marawi City, the Philippines, Oct. 21, 2017. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali).
In other pictures, people are gathered in a semicircle while the victim is laying on the ground with stones around the body. In yet another photo, the body is laid on a bed with people around him. In a brief statement, the militant group said the married man, whose identity was not given, was stoned to death ...
MOGADISHU, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least five Al-Shabaab militants were killed on Tuesday during heavy fighting between the group and Somali National Army (SNA) in Gedo region of southwest Somalia, local authorities said. Deputy Governor of Gedo region, Sheikh Mohamed Hussein, told reporters that ...
The Russian Reconciliation Center also added that militants had fired over 20 mines and continue to shell Damascus from Eastern Ghouta. ... and those injured, who are ready to leave Eastern Ghouta and urges armed groups to cease fire and not to hinder the evacuation," the reconciliation center stated.
Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – The Islamic State (IS) group is still active in Hawija, making it necessary to launch a large pre-emptive military operation to prevent ... The town had fallen to IS in June 2014, when the militant group seized control of much of northern and western Iraq and proclaimed the creation of a ...
SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least six militants affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) group have been killed and five others injured as clashes erupted in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday, police said. A group of IS militants attacked some security checkpoints in villages ...
The first five-hour ceasefire in Syria's eastern Ghouta was sabotaged by armed groups holed up there, which shelled the humanitarian corridor and ... “We will see how it will be implemented in practice,” Lavrov said, pointing out that militant group Jaysh al-Islam had already refused to let civilians out of ...
Egypt has for years been struggling to contain an insurgency concentrated in northern Sinai and spearheaded by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group. Militant attacks have surged since the 2013 military overthrow of an elected Islamist president, and the violence has also spread to the mainland.
The Indonesian government is bringing together dozens of convicted Islamic militants and survivors of attacks in what it hopes will be an important step ... At least 18 former militant prisoners have been involved in attacks in Indonesia since 2010, including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in ...
24 (Xinhua) -- Two policemen were killed Saturday and three wounded in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on an oil well in Iraq's oil-rich province of ... Haider al-Abadi officially declared full liberation of Iraq from IS militants after Iraqi forces recaptured all the areas once seized by the extremist group.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police believed a band of armed men, who attacked a fishing boat in Segama, Kinabatangan recently, were not members of a militant group. State Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Razarudin Husain said the armed men were believed to have attempted to kidnap or rob the five ...
During the past few months, dozens of IS militants fled their former bases in the predominately Sunni Arab province of Salahudin, Hawijah area in west of Kirkuk, ... However, small groups and individuals of IS militants melted in urban areas or resorted to deserts and rugged areas looking for safe havens.
Two car bombs killed at least 18 people and wounded around two dozen more in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Friday before militants assailed a pair of buildings near the presidential palace. Ambulances arrived immediately on the scene to bring the wounded to the hospital. One suicide car hit a hotel ...
Okah, who was also convicted over two other explosions in 2010 in the southern Nigerian city of Warri, a hub of the oil-rich delta region, was the presumed leader of the Nigerian militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). MEND said it was fighting for a fair share of oil revenue ...
The Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), a fusion of three Malian extremist groups with previous Al Qaida links, claimed the attack in a ... The French army said the attack took place near Mali's borders with Niger and Burkina Faso, a bastion of militant activity where three French soldiers were ...
The new logo and flag of Saraya al Ashtar, which reflects the IRGC branding seen in many other Iranian-backed groups around the Middle East. Saraya al Ashtar, an Iranian-supported militant group in Bahrain, has formally changed its logo to adopt the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) branding.
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Al-Emadi, whose country maintains contacts with the Islamic militant group Hamas and has hosted its leaders, coordinates Qatar's relief and reconstruction projects in Gaza. On Monday, he announced details of a $9 million emergency fund for addressing fuel and medicine shortages. Gaza has been under ...
Malaysia police nab 11 suspected militants, including seven Filipinos ... One of them is a 27-year-old senior member of the Abu Sayyaf militant group, which is based in Basilan. Another suspect, a 32-year-old Malaysian, had helped a foreign militant make his way to the southern Philippines, he said.
Indian authorities are investigating whether a little-known Rohingya militant group with links to Bangladeshi and Pakistani extremists is operating in ... into the group that calls itself Aqa Mul Mujahidin (AMM), following the arrests of two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants who were ...
Quoting well-informed sources, the Jordanian Ad-Dustour newspaper said, “Abu Yehia al-Iraqi, a senior IS leader, started to form a new militant group in Anbar's Wadi Hauran, depending on remaining IS militants who suffered a crushing defeat throughout their strongholds in Iraq last year.” The sources ...


 

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