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Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani
17th Oct 2014

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani

    [Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (R) and Interior Minister Efkan Ala (L) speak during a press conference at the Interior Ministry in Ankara, Oct. 15. AA Photo]   Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey … Continued

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98
17th Oct 2014

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98

    Four car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, and a mortar attack killed at least 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours in Baghdad Thursday, police and medical sources said. Two car bombs near … Continued

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets
16th Oct 2014

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets

  The US military says multiple airstrikes have been carried out on “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Syria and Iraq. Activists say “small advances” have been made by Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani. The US military’s Central … Continued

Nigeria: 27 killed in gunmen attack in central Nigeria
15th Oct 2014

Nigeria: 27 killed in gunmen attack in central Nigeria

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): A total of 27 people were killed by unknown gunmen in Bachi District of Riyom local government area in central Nigeria’s Plateau State, a local official said on Tuesday. The Chairman of Riyom Local Government, Josephine Piyo, … Continued

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS
15th Oct 2014

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS

    United States President Barack Obama has attempted to rally allied commanders around his strategy to defeat “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Current US-led air raids have been stepped up in northern Syria. Coalition jets on Tuesday … Continued

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks
15th Oct 2014

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks

    A suicide car bomb killed at least 18 people and wounded 51 others at a checkpoint entrance to the neighborhood of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police official and a medical official said. The blast happened … Continued

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill at least 38 across Iraq
13th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill at least 38 across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of 38 people, including two senior police officers, were killed and some 141 others wounded in separate bomb attacks across Iraq on Sunday, security sources said. The deadliest attack occurred before noon in Iraq’s eastern … Continued

Somalia: Deadly car bomb at Mogadishu café kills seven
13th Oct 2014

Somalia: Deadly car bomb at Mogadishu café kills seven

  At least seven people have died in a car-bombing at a busy café in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, authorities suspect militant Islamist group al-Shabab. Most of those who died had been … Continued

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul
12th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul

  Car bombs have killed at least 35 people in Shiite parts of Baghdad and on its outskirts. The US military says it has dropped supplies to Iraqi troops in northern Iraq and made airstrikes against “Islamic State” units. An … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four people on Pak-Afghan border
11th Oct 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four people on Pak-Afghan border

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): A US drone strike on Saturday killed four suspected militants and left several others injured on the Pak-Afghan border area near Khyber Agency’s Tirah valley. Official sources said that the drone … Continued

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq
11th Oct 2014

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters executed nine people on Friday in two northern Iraqi towns on suspicion of ties to anti-jihadist grassroots organizations, security sources and witnesses said. In the town of Al-Zab, 90 kilometers west … Continued

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba
10th Oct 2014

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba

    A suicide car bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Baquba Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded 11, security and medical sources said. “At least 10 people, including seven policemen, were killed … Continued

Yemen: At least 67 killed in suicide attacks
10th Oct 2014

Yemen: At least 67 killed in suicide attacks

  [Photo: A group of Yemenis tend to a wounded man following the suicide bomb attack in Tahrir]   Suicide bombers targeting Yemen’s Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks on Thursday, … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan
9th Oct 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least three people were killed and two others injured in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal region, security sources said. Sources said the drone fired missiles targeting … Continued

Syria: Kurds struggle to halt ‘Islamic State’ advance in Kobani
7th Oct 2014

Syria: Kurds struggle to halt ‘Islamic State’ advance in Kobani

    [Photo: Turkish tanks near Syrian border facing town of Kobani]   Kurdish fighters have been locked in street fighting with members of the “Islamic State.” This comes after the militant group pushed into the outskirts of the Syrian … Continued

ISIS confirms trading terrorists for Turkish hostages
7th Oct 2014

ISIS confirms trading terrorists for Turkish hostages

    [Photo: Turkish prisoners released by ISIS. Claims exchanged with terrorists prisoners]   British media on Monday reported that Turkish hostages freed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group last month may have been released as … Continued

UK: Alan Henning family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning
4th Oct 2014

UK: Alan Henning family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning

    Family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning   The Henning family has issued the following statement.   Alan, my husband, and father of Lucy and Adam, was kidnapped in Syria in December last year. … Continued

Iraq: 27 killed in air strikes against militants
30th Sep 2014

Iraq: 27 killed in air strikes against militants

    BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 27 people were killed on Monday in air strikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and insurgent militants, including those of the Islamic State (IS) group, security sources said. In Salahudin province, at … Continued

Syria: Five children killed by US strikes
29th Sep 2014

Syria: Five children killed by US strikes

    Apparent US missile strikes killed at least seven civilians in northwestern Syria, a watchdog group said Sunday, calling for a probe into possible violations of the laws of war. New York-based Human Rights Watch cited three residents of … Continued

Syria: US airstrikes near Kurdish-controlled town in Syria
28th Sep 2014

Syria: US airstrikes near Kurdish-controlled town in Syria

  [Photo: UK fighter jet leaves for Iraq]   US Central Command has released footage of airstrikes against suspected “Islamic State” targets near the border town of Ayn al-Arab, more commonly called Kobane or Kobani by Kurdish locals, in Syria. … Continued

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