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US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

Damascus: Heavy fighting took place as US-backed forces attacked the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the terror group from the war-torn country. A CNN team in Syria witnessed airstrikes, explosions and mortar fire in Baghouz after the operation by the Syrian Defence[Read More…]

Undetected bomb kills 3 minors in Iraq

A blast in western Iraq killed three child shepherds when one of them stepped on a roadside bomb planted by the Islamic State group, as reported by some local officers. The victims were aged between nine and thirteen and were herding sheep when the fatal blast happened on Sunday. The[Read More…]

NIA charges two with radicalising youth to join IS

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against two persons, Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) employee Arshi Qureshi and alleged Islamic State ‘recruit’ Abdul Rashid Abdullah, in the case of alleged propaganda of Kerala-based youths to join Islamic State. However, the NIA told the court that they do[Read More…]

US backs Syrian rebels with armored trucks for Raqqa fight

U.S. military says it has provided a small number of armoured vehicles to Syrian fighters hoping to defeat the Islamic State militants from their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. As per guardian reports, air force Col. John Dorrian says that reinforced security vehicles such as bulletproof trucks will keep the U.S.-backed[Read More…]

Syrian forces conduct strikes over Aleppo

Having lost control over certain areas of northern Aleppo to insurgents a day before, Syrian government forces launched a counteroffensive on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes, said activists and state media. Just a day before, Syrian rebels launched a broad ground attack aiming to break a weeks-long government siege[Read More…]

Kerala: NIA arrests six youth with suspected IS links

Six youngsters have been arrested from Kerala by the National Investigation Agency on suspicion of carrying out an ‘IS-inspired module’ in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They were reportedly planning to attack various places in India after owning allegiance to the so called caliphate led by Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi.As per the NIA[Read More…]

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