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Malaysia Sentences Islamic State-Linked Nightclub Attackers

Added: 30.03.2017 4:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

Malaysia sentenced two men to 25 years in prison for a hand-grenade attack on a nightclub last year, the first terror attack connected to Islamic State in the country.

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Islamic State coalition may get bumpy in Turkey talks

Added: 30.03.2017 2:28 | 15 views | 0 comments

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson faces what could be the most delicate and complicated diplomatic trip of his tenure so far when he meets Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara Thursday for bilateral talks on Syria, Iraq, the Kurds and Mr. Erdogan's obsession with U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah ...


Iraqi forces battle to Mosul mosque

Added: 30.03.2017 2:01 | 12 views | 0 comments

Iraqi special forces and police are fighting Islamic State militants as they edge closer to the al-Nuri mosque in western Mosul, tightening their control around the landmark site while in Baghdad a suicide truck bomb has killed at least 17 people.


Suicide Oil-Tanker Bomber Kills 15 At Security Checkpoint in Baghdad

Added: 30.03.2017 2:00 | 10 views | 0 comments

A police checkpoint was targeted by a suicide truck bomber on Wednesday evening in southern Baghdad, in an attach that wounded at least 45 and killed 15, according to Al Jazeera. Three policemen were included in the dead with the remaining being civilians after the bomber detonated an oil tanker packed with explosives. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack as of yet, though officials said that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have carried out previous attacks like this one. Meanwhile, 2,000 fighters were battling against ISIL in western Mosul after previously liberating eastern Mosul which is separated by Tigris River; the Iraqi special forces along with...

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U.S. sees more civilian casualties as campaign against militants intensifies

Added: 30.03.2017 1:46 | 15 views | 0 comments

Surging civilian casualties which have plagued American and coalition commanders in Iraq in recent days could multiply, as the U.S. and its allies head into the most grueling phase of the campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State.
The fight for western Mosul's Old City, home to the mosque ...


Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria

Added: 29.03.2017 22:41 | 2 views | 0 comments

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian general on Tuesday accused the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of targeting Syria's infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the Sunni extremist group.

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US-Turkey deal on ISIS assault? Why that's a tough sell for Tillerson.

Added: 29.03.2017 22:29 | 10 views | 0 comments

On paper, the United States and Turkey are on the same side in the fight against the Islamic State jihadists. Frustration is mounting on both sides, with the US and Turkey backing competing Syrian proxies as the primary attacking force in the Raqqa offensive. Recommended: How well do you understand the conflict in Syria?

Tillerson will not meet Turkey opposition in Ankara visit this week

Added: 29.03.2017 20:02 | 3 views | 0 comments

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet members of Turkish opposition groups during a one-day visit to Ankara this week where talks with President Tayyip Erdogan will focus on the war in Syria, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. Thursday's visit comes at a politically sensitive time in Turkey as the country prepares for a referendum on April 16 that proposes to change the constitution to give Erdogan new powers. A senior State Department official said Tillerson will meet with Erdogan and government ministers involved in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.

Battle for Mosul: Soldiers facing most brutal street fighting since WWII to defeat ISIS

Added: 29.03.2017 19:39 | 6 views | 0 comments

SOLDIERS battling to liberate Mosul from Islamic State are facing the most brutal street fighting since the Second World War, the US-led Coalition’s top commander revealed today.


Germany Weighs Alternatives to Turkish Air Base

Added: 29.03.2017 18:38 | 4 views | 0 comments

The German government is weighing alternative locations to Turkey for its forces involved in fighting Islamic State amid rising tensions between the two countries.

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