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BEIJING (TCA) — Militants of the Islamic State terrorist organization are moving to Central Asia and Southeast Asia after having been defeated in Syria and Iraq, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on April 24 at the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) defense ministers in ...
Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi security forces foiled on Wednesday an attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants on a security roadblock in Diyala, ... at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a ...

Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – An Iraqi court has sentenced four Islamic State (IS) militants to death over carrying out terrorist attacks against military outposts in Iraq. The Anbar Criminal Court found the four IS militants guilty of standing behind assaults on security and military posts in Fallujah and Ramadi ...
The statement made it clear that an explosive charge left over by Islamic State militants went off in Hawija district last night, leaving a fighter of al-Hashd ... 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 ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members. Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against security troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the ...
“Iraqi troops launched a security operation targeting Islamic State militants in al-Karma and Ramadi districts in Anbar, managing to arrest four IS ... at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a ...

Mohammad Habibzada. WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants decapitated three brothers in Chaparhar district, its traditional stronghold in eastern Nangarhar province, officials told VOA. “Nisar, Naeem and Abul Wahab, all working in the medical profession, did not have any links to the Afghan ...
Jalalabad: Three brothers have been beheaded in restive eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday, blaming the gruesome executions on Islamic State group fighters. The men aged 19, 24 and 27 were taken from their home and killed by Islamic State on Sunday night in Chaparhar district in ...
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – As many as 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday after Iraqi warplanes targeted their terrorist hotbed located in ... Iraq last December, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a ...
"This attempt comes in the context of terrorist Muslim Brotherhood elements trying to disrupt the electoral process and influence citizens into not going to the polls and participating in the presidential election," the agency said. Islamic State and other militant groups have successfully assassinated officials in ...
He said youth in Kashmir should not be swayed by the extremist ideology and understand Islam in its correct perspective. "Some elements are creating confusion among masses by raising Islamic State flags at militants' funeral. We kept a close watch on them, and will soon chart out a plan to stop them after ...
From the West African country of Mali comes a story of an isolated village where the locals have banded together to fight off terrorists with whatever they have. Mali has been in the midst of a low-key war since 2012 that started off with Tuareg rebels fighting the government and transitioned to an ...
TREBES: A gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State militant group killed three people in a shooting spree and supermarket hostage siege in ... group claimed the attack was in response to its call to target Western enemies - as is customary when the assailant has pledged allegiance to the militants.
Large numbers of Iraqis were detained during the 2000s, when the U.S. and Iraqi governments were battling Sunni militants, including al-Qaida, and Shiite militias. In 2007, at the height of the fighting, the U.S. military held 25,000 detainees. The spreadsheet obtained by the AP showed that about 6,000 ...
Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and ... The mass incarceration and speed of guilty verdicts raise concerns over potential miscarriages of justice — and worries that jailed militants are recruiting within ...
At least 31 suspected insurgents, including Islamic State militants, were killed over the past 24 hours in ground and air strikes launched by the Afghan Army in different parts of the country, the Defense Ministry said on March 6. Seventeen suspected militants were wounded and two were arrested, the ...
HAJ ALI, IRAQ — “They kicked us out of our home and stole our furniture and valuables,” said Rugya Saleem, a mother of six, plucking at the carpet of the tent in a desert refugee camp. She said her husband was forced to join Islamic State militants, and then was later killed by victims of the group.

A propaganda video released by Islamic State appears to show an ambush in Niger that killed four American soldiers last year. In the video, three American soldiers have few resources to fight off dozens of militants armed with machine guns and grenades. Part of the nine-minute recording appears to be ...
Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – Four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in clashes with pro-government troops on a border area between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, local sources told Basnews website Monday. “The clashes between al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and IS militants ...
Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – About 20 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in clashes with Iraqi forces in Hawija district in Kirkuk, a security source was ... 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 ...
MANILA: Philippine police announced on Monday (Mar 5) the arrest of a suspected pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadist accused of killing civilians in last year's ... The Philippine military warned last month that the remaining militants from Marawi have mustered a force of about 200 gunmen to launch a second ...
Former Kurdish-majority Democratic Union Party (PYD) leader Salih Muslim has told Euronews that Shia militants in the Syrian region of Afrin were sent with the help of Russia. “We have no agreement or direct communication with the regime,” Muslim said. “Coming to the call to the regime for help, that was ...
Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi troops killed on Sunday seven Islamic State (IS) militants while trying to infiltrate into al-Ba'aj district in Nineveh province, a military spokesman was quoted as saying. Speaking to the Kuwaiti al-Watan newspaper, spokesman for the Nineveh Operations Command ...
Fazili was one of the three militants who had been killed early that morning in a gunfight with security forces in a south Kashmir village some 60 kilometres away. Various ... The rival groups of mourners soon got into a scuffle while youth swarmed around a man believed to be the militant who recruited Fazili.
Czech authorities have detained a man suspected of carrying out two attacks on trains while blaming them on Islamic militants. State prosecutor Martin Bily said Wednesday that the man is suspected of cutting down two trees that fell on train tracks last year near the city of Mlada Boleslav, some 50 ...
Two senior clerics, officially recognized as grand ayatollahs and sources of emulation by Iran, have compared dervishes to the so-called Islamic State (IS), ... dervishes belong to the Sufi order known as Nematollahi Sultan Ali Shahi, which believes in the principles and teachings of 12-Imamite Shi'a Islam.
Several militant groupings operating in Syria - Jaysh al-Islam, Jabhat al-Nusra (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia), Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Rahman, and Fajr ... The reconciliation center also said Jaysh al-Islam militants were keeping hundreds of hostages, including women and children in jails.
At least three militants affiliated with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have been killed in the US drone strikes in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar ... No comments have been received from the anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including the IS in connection with the report, by far.
Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi troops killed on Sunday 30 Islamic State (IS) militants while hiding inside a cave in western Mosul, the Turkish Anadolu Agency quoted an army official as saying. “Upon accurate intelligence reports, Iraqi troops fired 27 missiles from a Stryker armored vehicle against a cave ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Clashes erupted on Saturday at a military checkpoint near the southern Libyan city of Murzuk between an army unit and militants, killing two soldiers and one militant, according to a military official. "An exchange of fire took place between our troops and gunmen at a military ...
But most European countries, including Britain, have taken a softer approach to repatriating most of the women and the estimated 1,000 children of militants from the European Union who fought in Syria. France has placed most of the 66 minors who have returned so far from the Islamic State in foster or ...
KABUL — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said.
The Islamic State (IS) group on Saturday killed two policemen guarding a northern Iraqi oil field, in a first attack on energy facilities since militants were driven from the region's towns, a security source said. "A large number of IS terrorists attacked a post of the oil police force near well 43 in the Khabbaz ...
Mogadishu Attack: Al-Shabab Militants Attack Government Buildings in Somalia's Capital, Killing Civilians ... In January, Human Rights Watch issued a report claiming Al-Shabab had ordered communities in Somalia's Bay region to hand over their children for military training and Islamic education.
Police in Malaysia have arrested 10 suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a foothold on the island of Borneo. ... accused of aiding fighters with the Islamic State group travel from the eastern state of Sabah, which is located on Borneo, to the southern Philippines, where Muslim rebels have ...
The Infowars article carried the headline “Reported Florida Shooter Discussed 'Allahu Akbar' on Instagram Profile,” raising the specter of Islamic ... No evidence supports a hypothesis that the suspected assailant Nikolas Cruz was affiliated with any Islamic terrorist network or is himself a Muslim, and an ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The military intelligence department have arrested a doctor who treats Islamic State members who were wounded during Mosul ... The militant, according to the statement, “used to work as a doctor who was in charge of the treating other militants who got wounded during liberation ...
Egypt has for years been struggling to contain the insurgency concentrated in north Sinai, spearheaded by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group. Militant attacks have generally surged since the 2013 military ouster of elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi following mass protests against his ...
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi school guard in Diyala province single-handedly repelled an attack by Islamic State militants against local ... for IS militant activity and launching points for attacks on security forces and civilians since the militants proclaimed a self-styled “caliphate” rule in Iraq in 2014.
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The police in Nineveh have repulsed an Islamic State attack, killing three militants and arrested five others in southeast of Mosul, a security source said on Thursday. “Security troops thwarted an IS attack and killed three militants in a security operation in Makhmur town, southeast ...
More than 30 Islamic State (IS) group militants were killed in fierce clashes on Saturday with Syrian government forces in the northwestern province of Idlib, a war monitor said. The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor, Rami Abdel Rahman, said Saturday's fighting ...
Egypt has launched a massive offensive against Islamic militants in the Sinai peninsula, seeking to end a bloody conflict that has killed hundreds of civilians and soldiers in recent years. A military spokesman said the operation would cover large parts of Sinai plus parts of the Nile delta and the western ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group still poses "a significant and evolving threat around the world" despite recent setbacks in Iraq, Syria and the southern Philippines that forced the militants to relinquish strongholds, U.N. experts said. Their report to the Security Council circulated ...
The strikes took place near As Shafah, Syria and killed between 145 and 150 militants. The statement added that US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes Kurdish YPG fighters, helped in target observation. Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with US, Russian or Syrian forces but will take ...
The removal of Zehri, a member of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), was part of an effort to prevent the PML-N from ... Zehri's resignation signalled an end of efforts to drive a wedge between various nationalist Baloch insurgent groups and weaken Islamic militants that ...
Rohingya militants on Saturday hit out at a repatriation plan for refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to begin next week, saying it aims to trap the Muslim minority in long-term camps while their ancestral lands are seized. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to send back around 750,000 refugees ...
At a 17 January 2018 Supreme Court hearing of why martial law had been extended in Mindanao, Major General Fernando Trinidad stated that the Philippine military had identified 48 militants from Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia who had entered southern Philippines under the guise of tourists and ...
"Execution is not enough punishment for Islamic State militants," said Amar Hazzam, 45, who sells cheese and yogurt at a street market in Mosul. A few vegetable sellers ... Mohammad Awad, a suspected IS militant, faces three judges, his gaunt frame dwarfed by a dirty yellow jumpsuit. Unbound behind his ...
Philippines fears Malaysian militant leader survived Marawi siege and could restart Islamic extremist alliance ... troops were trying to validate reports that Amin Baco was wounded during the siege of southern Marawi city but managed to escape to Sulu province, where he is hiding with Abu Sayyaf militants.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday it was “crucial” for the United States to maintain an open-ended military and diplomatic presence in Syria to prevent Islamic State militants from regrouping, to thwart Iranian influence and ultimately to see the exit of President Bashar Assad. Tillerson outlined ...


 

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