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Iraq declares 'complete victory' over Islamic State

Iraq declares 'complete victory' over Islamic State

“All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs,” the army said.

Dec 10, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Russian air strikes kill 120 IS fighters, over 60 'foreign mercenaries' in Syria

Russian air strikes kill 120 IS fighters, over 60 'foreign mercenaries' in Syria

As a result of an air strike more than 60 foreign mercenaries from the former Soviet Union, Tunisia, and Egypt were killed south of Deir Ezzor.

Oct 07, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

Air strike in east Syria kills 35 civilians: Observatory

Two days of aerial bombardment in al-Mayadin have now killed a total of 50 people.

May 26, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
Iraqi forces say 1,000 Islamic State fighters killed in Mosul

Iraqi forces say 1,000 Islamic State fighters killed in Mosul

Six weeks into a major offensive, Iraqi forces have captured nearly half of eastern Mosul, moving from district to district against jihadist snipers, suicide attackers and car bombs.

Nov 28, 2016, 18:49 PM IST
Iraqi forces retake six villages from Islamic State terrorists

Iraqi forces retake six villages from Islamic State terrorists

Iraqi security forces on Monday recaptured six villages in southeast and north of the city of Mosul, while special forces continued heavy clashes with the Islamic State (IS) terrorists to clear the districts freed earlier from the terrorists in the eastern part of the city, a security source said.

Nov 22, 2016, 06:21 AM IST
Thousands of civilians forced to join IS retreat in Iraq: UN

Thousands of civilians forced to join IS retreat in Iraq: UN

Islamic State fighters forced thousands of civilians to retreat with them from Hamam al-Alil as Iraqi police were recapturing the town, and moved them towards Mosul airport, the UN said Tuesday.

Nov 09, 2016, 00:27 AM IST

2 Russian pilots killed in helicopter downing near Syrian city

The pilots "had used up all their ammunition and were on their way back when they came under the fire of terrorists and crashed," the defence ministry said, adding: "The crew died."

Jul 10, 2016, 05:39 AM IST

US 'appalled' by Syria regime strikes that killed more than 30

The United States said it was "appalled" by Syrian government air strikes that killed more than 30 people - including children -- in a key rebel bastion east of the capital of Damascus.

Apr 01, 2016, 10:08 AM IST
'Islamic State losing fighters to rival terror groups after pay cuts'

'Islamic State losing fighters to rival terror groups after pay cuts'

The ISIS' recent defeats signify its worsening money problems, desertions and a dwindling pool of fighters with many of them joining rival terror groups after facing pay cuts, according to a media report.

Feb 08, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

Terrified families emerge from rubble after battle of Ramadi

Terrified families waved white flags as they emerged from homes reduced to rubble in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, where government troops were still battling Islamic State fighters holed up on Friday, five days after the army recaptured the city centre.

Jan 02, 2016, 04:18 AM IST
This 'Iraqi Rambo' killed over 1,500 Islamic State fighters

This 'Iraqi Rambo' killed over 1,500 Islamic State fighters

Abu Azrael has more than 50,000 followers in a Facebook page dedicated to him.

Dec 03, 2015, 16:28 PM IST
Jihadi John tops 'kill list' of British ISIS fighters: Report

Jihadi John tops 'kill list' of British ISIS fighters: Report

The UK government is believed to have drawn up a so-called "kill list" of British Islamic State fighters in Syria, topped by the dreaded Jihadi John.

Sep 08, 2015, 20:34 PM IST
Islamic State in full control of Syria`s ancient city Palmyra: Monitor

Islamic State in full control of Syria`s ancient city Palmyra: Monitor

Islamic State group fighters recaptured the north of Syria's historic city of Palmyra late on Wednesday in another setback to efforts to repel the advancing jihadists after the fall of Iraq's Ramadi.

May 21, 2015, 02:35 AM IST

US insists IS on 'defensive' despite advances in Iraq

Islamic State fighters have gained ground in the Iraqi city of Ramadi and are threatening the country`s largest oil refinery but the US military said Friday the jihadists remained "on the defensive."

May 16, 2015, 00:31 AM IST

Government troops attacked at base in northern Mali

Three attackers were killed in a firefight and two others captured after an assault on a Malian army base in Boulkessi on Wednesday, Malian officials said.

Apr 02, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq`s Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said on Thursday.

Dec 19, 2014, 03:43 AM IST

Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq`s Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said on Thursday.

Dec 19, 2014, 03:43 AM IST

IS fighters big fans of Pringles, Red Bull despite hatred towards West

Despite their hatred towards the West, Islamic State fighters reportedly enjoy binging on Western snacks like Pringles and Red Bull.

Dec 01, 2014, 12:06 PM IST

Spain to train Iraqi troops to fight Islamic State

Spain will begin training Iraqi forces later this year to battle Islamic State fighters but has ruled out taking part in ground operations in Syria, officials have said.

Oct 19, 2014, 06:05 AM IST

IS jihadists close in on town west of Baghdad

Islamic State fighters today closed in on the Iraqi town of Amriyat al-Fallujah, one of the last still controlled by the government in the troubled western province of Anbar, its police chief said.

Oct 15, 2014, 02:57 AM IST