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Afghan government extends ceasefire with Taliban despite suicide bombing killing at least 25

An Afghan government ceasefire with the Taliban was extended on Saturday despite a suicide bombing killing at least 25, which marred an otherwise remarkable Eid holiday that has seen militants hugging security forces and civilians in celebration of the unprecedented truce.

Jun 17, 2018, 00:47 AM IST

Many journalists among dozens killed in multiple attacks across Afghanistan

Dozens were killed in multiple attacks across Afghanistan on Monday.

May 01, 2018, 00:23 AM IST

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

Mosque attack: Islamic State group`s Egypt branch main suspect

The Islamic State group`s Egypt branch is the main suspect in Friday`s massacre at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula.

Nov 26, 2017, 00:26 AM IST

IS attack kills 26 displaced people in Syria: Monitor

A car bombing blamed on the Islamic State group killed at least 26 displaced people in eastern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Nov 18, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

Iraq launches assault on last IS-held town in country: Army

"Operations to liberate Rawa began at dawn," the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:08 PM IST

Islamic State claims New York truck attacker is a 'caliphate soldier'

The militant group on Thursday described accused attacker Sayfullo Saipov, 29, as "one of the caliphate soldiers" in a weekly issue of its Al-Naba newspaper.

Nov 03, 2017, 19:08 PM IST

Syria says it liberated Deir el-Zour city from IS militants

Deir el-Zour, on the west bank of the Euphrates River, had been divided into a government-held and an IS-held part for nearly three years.

Nov 03, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Syria's SDF: US-backed alliance who captured IS-held Raqa

On October 17, SDF spokesman Talal Sello told AFP the US-backed fighters finally had "taken full control of Raqa" from IS.

Oct 17, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

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

4 dead in suicide bombing in Libya's Misrata: Officials

In August, IS claimed responsibility for an attack in which 11 people were beheaded at a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

Syria army ousts IS from all of Hama province: Monitor

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, is battling to oust IS from their onetime stronghold of Raqa.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

Islamic State group claims deadly Damascus bomb attack

The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed a bomb attack at a police station in Syria`s capital Damascus a day earlier that killed at least 16 people.

Oct 03, 2017, 17:09 PM IST

Islamic State group claims responsibility for Las Vegas attack

The suspect lived in a two-bedroom home in Mesquite, Nevada, some 80 miles from Las Vegas, police said. 

Oct 02, 2017, 20:17 PM IST

58 Syria government fighters killed in IS attacks: Monitor

The attacks by the jihadists came as they face multiple offensives against the last bastions of their self-proclaimed caliphate -- by US-backed fighters and Russian-backed government forces in Syria and by troops and paramilitaries in Iraq.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

Israel soccer attack plotter killed in Syria: Official

Lavdrim Muhaxheri was killed in a June 7 air strike near Mayadin, which is close to Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon said.

Aug 04, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

Philippine troops clash with communist rebels leaves 9 dead

The fighting erupted after patrolling troops encountered some 40 New People's Army rebels in southern Compostela Valley province, said army spokesman Captain Alexandre Cabales.

Jul 12, 2017, 16:12 PM IST

44 Libya soldiers dead in June fighting jihadists

The troops were killed in the Al-Sabri and Soug al-Hout districts, the last jihadist bastions in Benghazi, said Hani al-Aribi, spokesman for the health ministry of authorities in eastern Libya aligned with Haftar.

Jul 02, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

US-backed forces cut off last IS escape route from Raqa

But IS fighters hit back with a counterattack that included several suicide bombings against the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters trying to seize control of the city.

Jun 30, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

The jihadist group has a major presence across Israel`s southern border in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula, from where it has claimed several rocket attacks from into Israel.

Jun 17, 2017, 15:21 PM IST