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50 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrike

Earlier on Saturday, the Afghan Defence Ministry also confirmed in a statement the elimination of 50 militants in Khost, but did not give details.

Aug 05, 2017, 18:22 PM IST

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi congratulates troops on 'big victory' in Mosul

Haider al-Abadi spoke during a press conference in Baghdad, less than a week after he declared an end to IS' self-styled caliphate after Iraqi forces achieved an incremental win by retaking the landmark al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City.

Jul 05, 2017, 10:07 AM IST

Desperate civilians flee last Islamic State pocket in Mosul

Shop-owner Adnan dragged himself from the rubble two days in a row after the houses he was sheltering in were bombed, one after the other, in the U.S.-led campaign to uproot the last Islamic State militants from Mosul.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Afghan civilians killed as US troops open fire after bomb attack: Afghan official

"After the bomb blast hit them, the American forces then started shooting and killed one man and two children nearby," he said.
 

Jun 12, 2017, 14:10 PM IST

Russia says systematically bombing militants fleeing Syria's Raqqa

Russia said on Thursday it was systematically bombing any Islamic State militants trying to flee Syria's Raqqa and had carried out two such bombing runs in the last week.

Jun 01, 2017, 15:20 PM IST

Islamic State "war minister" killed east of Aleppo: Syrian state TV

Islamic State militants killed in the army operations, who included Saudis and Iraqis.

May 24, 2017, 15:15 PM IST

Five views on the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan

The United States has dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan, killing dozens of Islamic State militants in a dramatic escalation that US President Donald Trump said had been "very, very successful".

Apr 14, 2017, 20:38 PM IST

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flies into Iraq with top US general

U.S. President Donald Trump`s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flew into Iraq on Monday with the top U.S. military officer to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against Islamic State from U.S. commanders on the ground and to meet Iraqi officials.

Apr 03, 2017, 18:57 PM IST

US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

The top US general for the Middle East says the military has launched a formal investigation to determine what role the US played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq.

Mar 30, 2017, 00:15 AM IST

Child victims of Mosul battle fill emergency hospital

The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them.

Mar 23, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

Islamic State fighters kill 18 Afghan soldiers in attack on outpost

Islamic State fighters attacked an Afghan army post in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, near Pakistan, late on Thursday and killed at least 18 soldiers, a local official said.

Feb 17, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

Total of 226 IS militants 'neutralised' in latest al-Bab operations: Erdogan spokesman

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, supported by the Turkish military, have been laying siege to the town for weeks. 

Dec 26, 2016, 23:56 PM IST

Islamic State fighters targeting civilians in Mosul as they retreat, says HRW

 Islamic State militants in Mosul are deliberately targeting civilians who refuse to join them as they retreat ahead of advancing Iraqi forces involved in a large-scale government operation to retake the militant-held city, an international watchdog said today.

Dec 21, 2016, 15:11 PM IST

48 Yemeni soldiers dead in Islamic State suicide bombing

A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group killed at least 48 Yemeni soldiers in Aden on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks against recruits in the country's second city.

Dec 18, 2016, 19:21 PM IST

Turkey's Syria campaign has killed 1,800 IS and Kurdish militia fighters: Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey launched "Operation Euphrates Shield" four months ago in a bid to push Islamic State militants away from its border in northern Syria and prevent Kurdish militia groups from seizing territory in their wake.

Dec 14, 2016, 18:31 PM IST

Russia blast suspect 'was IS member'

The Amaq news agency released a video saying that "one of those who carried out the attack on the military base in Nizhny Novgorod", a city around 400 kilometres east of Moscow, belonged to IS.

Oct 28, 2016, 02:39 AM IST

Ready for 'hundreds of thousands' who may flee Mosul: Turkey

Turkey is ready for hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Iraqi city of Mosul if a U.S.-backed operation to drive out Islamic State fuels sectarian violence, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

Oct 17, 2016, 19:49 PM IST

Car bomb near Syria-Turkey border crossing kills at least 20

At least 20 people, mostly Syrian rebel fighters, were killed after a car bomb exploded on Thursday near a checkpoint close to the Bab al Salam crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in northern Syria, two witnesses said.

Oct 14, 2016, 03:11 AM IST

Iraqi forces close to free 2 IS-held towns in south of Mosul

The security forces and allied paramilitary units, known as Hashd Shaabi, are preparing to wage an operation to liberate Shirqat soon.

Jul 15, 2016, 03:04 AM IST

Germany will recall soldiers from Turkey if MP visit blocked: Vice chancellor

Germany will recall soldiers serving at the Incirlik airbase in Turkey if Ankara continues blocking German lawmakers.

Jul 13, 2016, 14:45 PM IST