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Islamic State jihadists kill 90 in Syria gas field takeover: NGO

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:36

Jihadists killed at least 90 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees when they seized a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group said.

Bomb attacks kill at least 11 in Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 20:58

Two bomb attacks, one of which ripped through a sprawling Baghdad market, killed at least 11 people in Iraq on Thursday, officials said.

Maharashtra govt to block ISIS content on social networking sites

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:59

Amid reports that more than 15 young men from Maharashtra have gone to Iraq to join `jihad`, the Maharashtra government has decided to block video/audio content on social networking sites uploaded by the ISIS to spread radicalism.

More Indian nationals return home from strife-torn Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:48

Indian workers trapped in fighting in war-torn Iraq have arrived home, but many others are still being held captive by the suspected fighters of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Iraq war veteran says ISIS may inflame passions in India, but more in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:19

Iraq is in tatters. Over a dozen towns have fallen to the Sunni militants and given the American hesitation to act militarily this time, Iraq is clueless about any immediate way out to blunt the lightning offensive by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

More Indians have joined ISIS in Iraq: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:17

Amidst reports that four people are believed to have joined ISIS, the Maharashtra police now suspect that more young men have joined the Sunni militant group in Iraq.

US team in Iraq sends its draft assessment: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:20

The US military team in Iraq has sent its draft assessment of the current situation in the strife-torn country, a significant part of which has been captured by Islamic militants, Pentagon spokesperson has said.

Mumbai police chief asks ATCs to probe trail of missing youths

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:31

Amid reports of four youth from Kalyan joining ISIS jehadists fighting in Iraq and Syria, the city police chief Rakesh Maria has asked the Crime Branch and Anti-Terror Cells to be on alert and probe the trail of youths missing from their areas.

Jordan`s Abu Qatada says caliphate declaration `void`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:39

Radical cleric Abu Qatada, who is being tried on terror charges in Jordan, on Tuesday denounced as "void" the declaration of a caliphate by Sunni jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

BJD calls for urgent steps to insulate youth from joining Iraq`s ISIS

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 13:46

Biju Janata Dal leader Jay Panda expressed his concern over youths from Maharashtra visiting Iraq to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, and sought urgent steps for insulating the latter from involving themselves in jihadist activities.

Iraq forces advance into militant-held Tikrit: Officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 13:35

Iraqi security forces advanced into militant-held Tikrit on Tuesday in an assault aimed at revitalising flagging efforts to retake the city, officials said.

Iraq militants renew town assault after offer rejected

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 14:25

Militants on Monday assaulted the final area of the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah still outside their control, after tribesmen rejected an offer to let them enter uncontested, an official said.