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Islamic State attacks rose in 2016: study

Added: 21.08.2017 15:05 | 12 views | 0 comments

Although Islamic State is losing fighters and territory in Iraq and Syria, it remained the world's deadliest militant organisation last year, according to a report from the University of Maryland.


ISIS-K gains foothold in Pakistan

Added: 21.08.2017 13:30 | 13 views | 0 comments

Islamic State has gained a substantial foothold in Pakistan as many splintered outfits, youths believing in the ideology of Jihad have integrated into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria known as Walayat-e-Khurasan (ISIS-K) for South Asia. In April 2017, a female Islamic State recruit named Noreen Laghari was arrested following a law enforcement agency's raid in Lahore, shortly before she planned to blow herself up in a Christian church. The 19-year-old medical student at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in the...

Iraqi forces close in on IS-held town west of Mosul

Added: 21.08.2017 13:02 | 2 views | 0 comments

The U.S.-led coalition says Iraqi forces have made significant progress as they close in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul


On Afghanistan, Trump Asks: Why Are We Still There?

Added: 21.08.2017 12:31 | 6 views | 0 comments

, DC Examiner
During the presidential primaries and general election, there was no doubt where Donald Trump stood on the war in Iraq. "A big, fat mistake," Trump said of the Iraq invasion at a GOP debate in South Carolina in February 2016. "We should have never been in Iraq. We have destabilized the Middle East."

Iraq begins battle to retake ISIS stronghold Tal Afar

Added: 20.08.2017 22:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

August 21, 2017 5:00 AM
BAGHDAD • Iraqi forces have launched an assault to retake the northern city of Tal Afar from terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after ousting the militants from Mosul last month.


World Briefs: 4 killed as Iraqi ship sinks after collision

Added: 20.08.2017 22:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

August 21, 2017 5:00 AM
BAGHDAD • An Iraqi ship has sunk after a collision with another vessel in the country's territorial waters, killing at least four sailors, Iraqi state TV reported.

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Post-ISIL Iraq: Decoding Muqtada al-Sadr's Gulf visits

Added: 20.08.2017 15:16 | 10 views | 0 comments

By reaching out to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Shia leader is attempting to counterbalance Iran's influence in Iraq.


Iraq starts offensive to reclaim Tal Afar

Added: 20.08.2017 15:03 | 14 views | 0 comments

Iraqi security forces have launched an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the US-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says.


PM: Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State

Added: 20.08.2017 14:50 | 12 views | 0 comments

U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces on Sunday began a multi-pronged military operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister announced.
Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory...


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