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Colombia's ELN rebel group 'killed Russian hostage'

Colombia\'s ELN rebel group \'killed Russian hostage\' - BBC

Las Vegas attack the deadliest in US history

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-03 00:02
Roji Kurd: A gunman has killed at least 50 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas Strip, raining down rapid fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes before he was shot dead by police. Over 400 peeople have been transported to hospi ...

Moscow: ISIS ‘minister of war’ killed in Russian airstrike

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of ISIS group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the v ...

4 IS Warlords Killed in Russian Airstrikes near Deir ez-Zor

BAS News - 2017-09-08 09:24
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) commanders near the Syrian city of Dier ez-Zor were targeted by the Russian airstrikes which killed about 40 militants, including four "influential" warlords, Russian Ministry of Defense stated on Friday. The Ministry's stat ...

U.S. commander says Islamic State chief Baghdadi probably still alive

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
WASHINGTON,— Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears to be still alive, a top US military commander said on Friday, contradicting Russia’s claims that it probably killed the top counter terror target months ago. “Do I believe he’s alive? ...

Russian troops killed amid Syrian regime advance on Deir ez-Zour

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian defence ministry says two Russian troops have been killed in shelling in Syria’s east as Russian-backed regime forces come close to breaking IS siege on Deir ez-Zour. The ministry’s statement quoted by Russian news agencies late o ...

ELN: Rus rehine öldürüldü

BAS News - 2017-09-03 13:16
BasNews - Kolombiya'da ELN örgütü, ellerindeki bir Rus rehineyi kaçmaya çalıştığı sırada öldürdüklerini duyurdu. Örgüt Ermeni kökenli Rus vatandaşı Arsen Voskanyan'ın geçen Nisan ayında öldürüldüğünü bildirdi. Voskanyan geçen Kasım'da kaçırılmıştı ve ELN ...

Guatemala Stumbles in Central America’s Anti-corruption Fight

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-01 20:33
Guatemala’s fight against corruption is in danger after President Morales attempted to expel the head of a uniquely effective UN-backed anti-corruption organisation. In thisA, Crisis Group’s Analyst for Guatemala Arturo Matute says a corrupt elite is wag ...

Peshmerga Kills 130 IS Militants Escaping Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:08
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga General Command has confirmed the killing of at least 130 Islamic State (IS) militants while trying to escape from Tel Afar to Syria. “After being defeated in Tel Afar and Ayaziya [districts in west of Mosul], the rem ...

Syrian rebel fighters desert opposition-led all-Arab force, join SDF

Aranews - 2017-08-27 03:35
ARA News A group of Arab rebel fighters from the Baggara and Shaitat tribes in rural Deir ez-Zor have left the Ahmad Jarba’s Syrian Elite Forces and joined the Deir ez-Zor military council, according to military sources. The Deir ez-Zor Military Council ...

Iraqi Forces Kill IS-Assigned Mayor of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-16 22:46
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed the assigned by the so-called Islamic State (IS) "mayor" of Tel Afar and the group's local police chief as they were trying to escape the area on Wednesday, a security source said. According to the source, who spoke to the Nat ...

Two U.S. service members killed, five injured in northern Iraq

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said, adding that initial reports indicated the incident was not due to enemy contact. In a statement the military said th ...

Two U.S. service members killed, five injured in northern Iraq

Reuters - 2017-08-13 18:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said, adding that initial reports indicated the incident was not due to enemy contact. ...

Peshmerga leader urging Yazidis to migrate from Şengal

ANHA - 2017-08-05 19:38
A military leader in the Peshmerga forces Haydar Shisho has urged Şengal people to migrate from their homeland in case to they did not join Başûr Kurdistan Region, in a clear indication that the region’s government is striving to displace forcibly Yazidis ...