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Iraqi forces seize two-thirds of Mosul's Old City

The Islamic State captured Mosul and announced a new caliphate there in June 2014.

Journalist with French TV dies of wounds from Mosul blast

Robert had been operated on in Baghdad and then flown back for treatment in France overnight Thursday to Friday, but died of her wounds, the public broadcaster said in a statement.
 

United States wanted terror leader may have fled to Philippine city: Army

Isnilon Hapilon, a veteran Filipino militant said to be the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group in Southeast Asia, has not been seen in the battle zone in Marawi City, said Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, head of the military's Western Mindanao Command.

Twin blasts at Pakistan's Parachinar: Blasts death toll rises to 25, over 100 injured so far

Twin blasts at Pakistan's Parachinar: Blasts death toll rises to 25, over 100 injured so far

The explosions targeted people shopping in the area and those heading out of the city ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, local political administration officials said.

10 killed as IS suicide bombers strike Iraq

About 12 to 15 suicide bombers carried out an attack in the village of al-Baghdadi about 140 km west of Ramadi, the capital of al-Anbar province, killing eight civilians and two soldiers.

Turkey warns on Syrian Kurdish militia, welcomes US weapons pledge

Turkey opened an offensive in northern Syria in August last year, sending tanks and warplanes across the border to support Syrian rebels fighting both Islamic State and the YPG.

 

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul`s Old City on Friday.

Turkey welcomes US pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Turkey welcomes US pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Turkey regards as a "positive step" a US pledge to take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria after the defeat of Islamic State and said its implementation was essential, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

Chants against Saudi Arabia as Iran marks Jerusalem Day

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani was set to address the crowds before midday prayers. President Hassan Rouhani also joined the march through the capital.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death near 100 percent certain: Russian senator

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death near 100 percent certain: Russian senator

The fact that Islamic State has still not shown him anywhere also adds to our confidence that al-Baghdadi has been killed.

The Mautes of the Philippines: From monied family to Islamic State

The Mautes of the Philippines: From monied family to Islamic State

Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana.

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

The state of emergency, which would have expired at the end of June, has been extended by three months, cabinet statement showed, meaning it will now last at least until the end of September.

Russia has no information on Baghdadi's fate: Official

The ISIS terror group is known for imposing a hard-line form of Islam that has included stonings, amputations and beheadings.

 

Islamic State militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's 12th century al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba, when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures last night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said.

Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

Australia on Thursday lifted a suspension on military air missions over Syria imposed after the shooting down of a Syrian jet by US forces.

Brussels attacker may have supported Islamic State: Prosecutors

Investigators found chemical substances and materials that could be used to make explosives and concluded that he probably made the bomb there.
 

UN Security Council backs West Africa force to fight Sahel militants

France first intervened in early 2013 to drive out militants who had seized northern Mali a year earlier. But militants continue to attack in Mali and its neighbors.

US-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

US-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

Islamic State is also facing defeat in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul and is being forced into retreat across much of Syria, where Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria is its last major foothold.

Pakistan can't recall Gen Sharif from Riyadh: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan has followed a thin line to maintain ties with the Gulf nations amid increasing bilateral rivalries. 

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared caliphate

About 850,000 people, more than a third of the pre-war population of Mosul, have fled, seeking refuge with relatives or in camps, according to aid groups.