US to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border

Washington's waning influence over events in Syria and the failure of the US policy of keeping Assad from reasserting state authority over areas lost during the more than eight-year conflict with rebels trying to end his rule.

Oct 14, 2019, 08:28 AM IST

Kurdish-led SDF says Turkish invasion has revived IS, urges no-fly zone

In a televised statement, senior SDF official Redur Xelil said the SDF was continuing to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State even as it must now also confront the Turkish attack on northern Syria.

Oct 13, 2019, 11:41 AM IST

Baghdadi's son killed in attack in Syria's Homa: Islamic State

Al-Badri was killed in an "operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs," the group said in a statement alongside a photo of a young man holding an assault rifle.

Jul 04, 2018, 08:09 AM IST

23 civilians killed in Syria, most in Russian air strikes: Monitor

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP that 18 people were killed by Russian strikes in the town of Misraba, while the remainder died in shelling from government forces.

Jan 04, 2018, 07:17 AM IST

Rights group criticises Iraq over jihadist suspects

Human Rights Watch in a report on Tuesday criticised Iraq and the autonomous Kurdish authorities over mass trials of suspected Islamic State group jihadists.

Dec 05, 2017, 14:35 PM IST

Civilian toll in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria climbs again

More civilians have died in US-led air and artillery strikes in Iraq and Syria, officials acknowledged on Friday amid criticism the American military is being less cautious about killing innocents.

Dec 01, 2017, 06:54 AM IST

Anti-Islamic State coalition strikes drop to lowest number: Spokesman

Air strikes by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have dropped significantly, a spokesman said Tuesday, as the war against the jihadists winds down.

Nov 21, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

Fears of bombs, IS cells haunt Mosul months after 'liberation'

Hussein Faleh has only one dream: to return to his home in the ravaged Old City of Iraq`s Mosul.

Nov 17, 2017, 17:47 PM IST

In US, jihadists fail to build significant networks, act alone

Sayfullo Saipov, the radicalized Uzbek who mowed down eight people on a New York bike path, apparently developed his plot in relative isolation, like most other jihadist attackers in the United Sta

Nov 05, 2017, 07:58 AM IST

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi wins Iran support as forces battle ISIS, Kurds

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose forces Thursday battled jihadists in the west of the country and Kurds in the north, won the support of Iranian leaders at talks in Tehran.

Oct 26, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State`s Syrian capital came to an end.

Oct 17, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

4 die as French army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast

Four Moldovan nationals were killed and three French soldiers hurt on Saturday when a transport plane chartered by France`s army crashed off Ivory Coast, authorities said.

Oct 14, 2017, 22:49 PM IST

Las Vegas shooting: Investigators look into motive of gunman, a retired accountant

 Investigators were desperately trying to establish the motive of a retired accountant who killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500 after amassing a weapons cache in a hotel room and opening fire on the Las Vegas strip.

Oct 03, 2017, 11:57 AM IST

Syria army tries to encircle IS in Deir Ezzor: Military Source

After breaking an Islamic State group blockade, Syria`s army is seeking to encircle the remaining jihadist-held parts of Deir Ezzor city, a military source said on Wednesday.

Sep 13, 2017, 19:32 PM IST

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters

Many of them say they are from Russia, Turkey and Central Asia, but there are also some from European countries, the officials said. They have mostly arrived at the camp south of Mosul since Aug 30.

Sep 11, 2017, 00:18 AM IST

US-backed force makes sweeping advance in east Syria: Monitor

Oil-rich Deir Ezzor province borders Iraq and is a strategic prize for both the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Russian-supported government troops.

Sep 10, 2017, 21:06 PM IST

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills seven in attack on displaced camp

The attack on Friday evening in Ngala, near the border with Cameroon, came as two people were killed in an explosion outside another camp in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Russia fires missiles near enclave besieged by IS

As a result of the strike, a "large" group of fighters was destroyed, along with a communications centre, warehouses and ammunition, the ministry said in a statement.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:09 PM IST

US-backed Syria force says seizes Raqa Old City from Islamic State

US-backed fighters on Friday ousted the Islamic State group from Raqa`s Old City, a spokesman told AFP, bringing them closer than ever to the jihadists` most well-defended positions.

Sep 01, 2017, 19:53 PM IST

Iraq announces another major victory over IS jihadists

Tal Afar was the last major population centre in northern Iraq still under jihadist control and its loss deprives IS of what was once a key supply hub between its territory in Syria and Iraq.

Aug 31, 2017, 22:24 PM IST