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Heavy clashes in last pocket of IS fighters near Tal Afar

In Iraq, the jihadist group now only controls the city of Hawija, about 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of Baghdad, and desert areas along the border with Syria.

Aug 28, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: Monitor

"The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking refuge in the town's municipal building," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

May 26, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94: Afghan official

The number of Islamic State fighters killed by a massive US bomb in eastern Afghanistan has nearly tripled to at least 94, Afghan officials said on Saturday.

Apr 15, 2017, 11:26 AM IST

Islamic State fighters reduced to 15,000 amid 'retreat on all fronts': Pentagon

A top US commander has claimed the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria have eliminated around 45,000 enemy combatants and reduced the total number of Islamic State fighters to as few as 15,000.

Aug 11, 2016, 17:38 PM IST

US-backed Syrian rebels advance on IS bastion

Supported by air strikes by the US-led coalition battling IS in Syria and Iraq, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance launched an assault last week on Manbij.

Jun 05, 2016, 14:21 PM IST

IS has lost nearly half the area it once claimed in Iraq: Pentagon

The Defense Department had previously estimated that IS fighters had lost control of about 40 percent of the territory they claimed in Syria and about 10 percent of the land they held in Syria.

May 17, 2016, 01:57 AM IST

Islamic State appears to have sent more fighters to Europe: Belgium

There are signs that more Islamic State inspired militants have been sent to Belgium and Europe, Belgian authorities said on Tuesday, maintaining the country`s threat status at the second-highest level.

Apr 19, 2016, 16:16 PM IST

Desertions prompting IS to rely on child soldiers: Washington

The Islamic State group is relying more heavily on child soldiers as growing numbers of fighters desert the jihadist organization, the United States has said.

Mar 15, 2016, 11:38 AM IST

Kerry says 600 IS fighters killed in Syria in last 3 weeks

Islamic State group has lost 3,000 square kilometres and 600 fighters, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Mar 13, 2016, 18:36 PM IST

ISIS sex slave survivor: 'They forced us to pray before raping us'

 Nadia Murad, who hails from the Yazidi community, was captured from her home by IS fighters in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, before she was sold as a sex slave.

Dec 31, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

Jihadists holding over 3,000 Yazidis hostage: Activist

Jihadists in Iraq and Syria are holding over 3,000 Yazidi hostages, a Yazidi activist once imprisoned by the Islamic State said Wednesday.

Dec 30, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

Only 5% of Russian strikes on Syria target IS: Britain

Only one in 20 Russian air strikes in Syria have targeted Islamic State (IS) fighters, Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Saturday.

Oct 03, 2015, 06:30 AM IST

Islamic State using 'chicken bomb' to target enemy: Report

 Islamic State (IS) fighters are using birds strapped with explosives to target the enemy, a media report said on Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2015, 18:46 PM IST

Iraq forces hunt diehard jihadists after Tikrit breakthrough

Iraqi forces battled the last jihadists in Tikrit on Wednesday to seal a victory the government described as a milestone in efforts to rid the country of the Islamic State group.

Apr 01, 2015, 18:01 PM IST

ISIS believes religions who agree with democracy have to die, says journo who was allowed access to its regions

A journalist from the West who was allowed access to ISIS or Islamic State territories in Iraq and Syria has warned that the terrorist group is more dangerous than it is perceived to be.

Dec 22, 2014, 19:48 PM IST

Malaysian IS fighters taking bank loans to fund journey: Report

Malaysians heading for Syria and Iraq to fight for the dreaded Islamic State have been taking out bank loans to fund their journey and lifestyle there, according to police.

Dec 20, 2014, 14:45 PM IST

Kurds fight to retake Iraq`s largest dam after `massacre`

Two months of violence have brought Iraq to the brink of breakup, and world powers relieved by the exit of long-time premier Nuri al-Maliki were sending aid to the displaced and arms to the Kurds. 

Aug 17, 2014, 02:14 AM IST