About 60 militants were killed in airstrikes by Pakistan military and a gun battle that ensued after terrorists attacked army check posts in the volatile northwest tribal region, officials said on Saturday.
Days after an airstrike on jihadist leaders in Iraq sparked rumours of Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being injured oe killed, the militant group on Thursday released an audio recording of its head.
The US military can not confirm reports that the Islamic State group leader may have been struck in an airstrike, but a Pentagon official suggested on Monday that lower-level figures may have been hit.
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) affiliated Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JA) has confirmed that their key commander Abu Jandal was killed in Khyber Agency`s Tirah Valley in Pakistan during the November 9 airstrikes.
Denmark became the latest country to join the US-led coalition that is launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq. Lawmakers in Britain and Belgium were also debating on Friday whether to commit warplanes to the struggle too.
The United States, joined by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, resumed bombing raids against Islamic State jihadists in Syria on Wednesday, with warplanes targeting oil refineries held by the group, the Pentagon said.
Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday.
U.S. warplanes carried out four strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq`s Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.
The US today launched a new airdrop to aid thousands of members of an Iraqi minority group who fled from Islamic extremists, as Iraq`s foreign minister said US airstrikes have helped Kurdish forces counter the militants` advance.
The US military today began its air strikes on areas in Iraq controlled by Islamist militants as it dropped laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery in a bid to halt the advance of terrorists on the city of Erbil where Amrican diplomats are stationed.