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24 Islamic State militants killed in Tajikistan prison riot

24 Islamic State militants killed in Tajikistan prison riot

E-Kurd - 2019-05-20 23:11
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan,— A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group and three guards, authorities said on Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were ...
24 Islamic State militants killed in Tajikistan prison riot - E-Kurd

HRE: Two invaders killed in Afrin and Azaz

ANF - 2019-06-17 14:45
Afrin Liberation Forces (HRE) announced that two invaders were killed in actions in Turkish state occupied Afrin and Azaz. ...

Crop fires in Iraq and Syria may be start of larger disaster

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-17 02:17
In Iraq and Syria, fires are destroying wheat, barley and lentil crops. Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells may be to blame, but other factors should not be ruled out. Rainfall was abundant in the north of both countries over the winter, reaching levels that ...

HRE: 7 Turkish soldiers and gang members killed in Afrin and Azaz

ANF - 2019-06-10 13:23
HRE announced that at least 7 invaders were killed in actions carried out against Turkish invasion forces and their allied gangs in the Afrin and Azaz regions. ...

HRE: 9 Turkish soldiers and mercenaries killed in Afrin and Azaz

ANF - 2019-06-07 21:09
HRE announced the killing of at least 9 Turkish soldiers and allied mercenaries in Afrin and Azaz regions. ...

5 gang members killed in Shera and Sherawa

ANF - 2019-06-04 16:31
5 gang members were killed in actions by Afrin Liberation Forces in Afrin’s Shera and Sherawa districts. ...

HPG: 16 Turkish soldiers killed in Xakurke and Hakkari

ANF - 2019-05-30 16:11
At least 16 soldiers of the Turkish army were killed as a result of guerrilla actions on Xakurkê-Hakkari line. ...

Iraqi court sentences three French Islamic State militants to death

E-Kurd - 2019-05-27 12:48
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court sentenced three French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, two court officials told Reuters. Iraq is conducting trials of thousands of suspected members of Islamic State, including hundreds ...

Nineveh: Two IS Militants Killed

BAS News - 2019-05-25 22:33
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) insurgents were killed on Saturday in the Iraqi city of Mosul, an official confirmed. Talking to Al-Sumariyah News, Maj. Gen. Najim al-Jubouri, the commander of Nineveh Operations, pointed out that the two extremist ...

Indian state lawmaker killed in suspected rebel ambush

Citynews1130 - 2019-05-21 15:48

HRE: 9 terrorists were killed in Shera and Sherawa

ANF - 2019-05-21 14:31
9 gang members were killed in HRE actions in Afrin’s Shera and Sherawa districts. ...

'IS members kill dozens' in Tajikistan prison riot

BBC - 2019-05-21 00:02
A justice ministry statement says convicted Islamic State members started the riot on Sunday. ...

US to Continue Supporting Religious Minorities in Iraq, Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-20 22:24
ERBIL - The US has reiterated its coordination with all distinct religious minority groups in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region as well, urging its local partners to implement and monitor "current and new US-funded programs throughout the country." US Consul ...

Twenty-four ISIS members die in Tajikistan prison riot

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 16:08
The rioters first stabbed to death three guards, and then five other inmates ...

6 Daesh militants killed in northern Iraq

Kurdiu - 2019-05-19 02:29

SDF Captures 42 IS Insurgents in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured a total of 42 Islamic State (IS) insurgents in eastern Syria. The SDF said in a statement that the Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition forces launched a military operation in ...

Kurdish forces crack down on Islamic State fighters in Syria’s Deir al Zor

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 14:25
DEIR al-ZOR,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said on Wednesday they had begun a campaign against “terrorists” linked to Islamic State in a strategic town in the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor that residents and witnesses say has been at the cen ...

Facing the Challenge of the Islamic State in West Africa Province

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-16 06:19
Three years after Boko Haram broke apart, one faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province, is forming a proto-state in northern Nigeria. The state should press its military offensive against the jihadists but also try undercutting their appeal by ...

German, Netherlands suspend military training in Iraq including Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 22:32
BERLIN,— Germany and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they were suspending military training operations in Iraq and Kurdistan region as the United States warned of increased threats from Iran-backed forces amid an escalation of tensions between Washingt ...

Kurdistan PM, US Delegation Discuss Security, Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-26 01:03
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a delegation from the US Congress for talks on the political and security developments in Iraq and the region. During the meeting,the officials, other than the bilateral relat ...