Iraqi forces launch second phase of Mosul fight against ISIS

Iraqi security forces on Thursday began the second phase of their offensive against Islamic State militants in Mosul, pushing into some eastern districts where the battle has been in deadlock for nearly a month. Thousands of federal police troops who redeployed from Mosul’s southern outskirts two weeks ago also pushed[Read More…]

ISIS used chemical arms 52 times in Iraq, Syria, says report

The Islamic State has used chemical weapons at least 52 times on Iraq and Syria since 2014, an Independent analysis said. IHS Conflict Monitor, a London based intelligence collection and analysis service, analysed that more than one-third of the chemical attacks have carried out in and around Mosul, ISIS stronghold[Read More…]

IS claims responsibility for Manchester blast

68 supporters of ISIS arrested in India: Govt

The NIA and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 supporters of dreaded terror outfit ISIS in various parts of the country, Lok Sabha was informed  on Tuesday . “The National Investigation Agency and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 ISIS supporters/sympathisers,” Minister of State for Home[Read More…]

Islamic State claims responsibily for Turkey car bomb blast

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a car bomb in southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday morning that killed eight people and wounded more than 100,Reuters reports. The blast went off close to the Diyarbakir state prison, where some of the opposition leaders are believed to be held. After the[Read More…]

Iraq’s Al Robot debuts in the Mosul warfront

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) debuted a brand new war robot called Al Robot (The Robot) on November 1 against the ISIS forces currently besieged near Mosul. Designed by two brothers from Baghdad, the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) has a remotely operated 12.7 mm cannon equipped with thermal sights and[Read More…]

Iraqi Army surrounds ISIS chief Baghdadi inside Mosul

Iraqi Army, which entered the ISIS’ stronghold of Mosul for the first time in more than two years, has trapped its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Fuad Hussein, chief of staff to Kurdish President said Iraqi government had information from multiple sources that “Baghdadi is there and, if he is killed,[Read More…]

Iraqi heritage sites at risk in Mosul operation

As Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, the jihadists’ last main bastion in the country, officials say IS has fighters deployed at or near archaeological sites. This has put Iraqi heritage sites at risk during the operation to retake Mosul from the jihadists. In 2014 IS had vandalised the Mosul museum after[Read More…]

Iraq military begins operation to retake Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister on Monday announced the start of military operations to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. The push to retake Mosul will be the biggest military operation in Iraq since American troops left in 2011. The city fell to IS fighters during a lightning[Read More…]

ISIS chief in critical condition after being poisoned

According to the latest update, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s condition is ‘critical’ after his food was poisoned by an assassin. Meals prepared for Baghdadi and three other commanders of the terrorist organisation were allegedly poisoned in Nineveh’s Be’aaj district, the Daily Mail reported on Monday. All four senior militants[Read More…]

IS sex slavery survivor named UN goodwill ambassador

Nadia Murad Basee Taha , a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS sex slavery has been appointed as a United Nations goodwill ambassador. Nadia will act as an ambassador for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking for the UN’s Drugs and Crime body. The 23-year-old Nadia was taken from her home[Read More…]

Fighting Radicalism in the Digital Age

As prime time television debates heat up on the issue of radicalism in Kashmir, the venom of digital terrorism seems to be taking centre stage – from Kashmir to Kerala, the tentacles have spread far and wide. Burhan Wani is the new poster boy for the new age extremists. But[Read More…]

Court denies bail to six suspected ISIS operatives

A special court on Friday has refused to grant bail to six suspected ISIS operatives, arrested from different parts of the country, for allegedly promoting activities and ideologies of the banned terror outfit and luring the youths to join it. According to sources, the district judge, during in-camera proceedings denied[Read More…]

Baghdad blasts: Over 83 dead, 176 injured

The death toll in the Baghdad blasts in two crowded commercial areas has now reached 83 with 176 people injured, according to Iraq government. Prime Minister  Haider al-Abadi visited the site Sunday morning and appealed for the people to stay calm. The bombings were carried out at the end of Muslim[Read More…]

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