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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

Lebanon: Hizbullah, allies prevent cross border attack by extremist groups
10th Oct 2014

Lebanon: Hizbullah, allies prevent cross border attack by extremist groups

  [Militants remain active in the Qalamoun region of Syria on the Lebanese border. (Photo: Radwan Mortada)]   After four intense clashes with al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and their allies, Hezbollah and the … Continued

Syria: Conflicting reports dispute extent of ISIS control of Kobane
9th Oct 2014

Syria: Conflicting reports dispute extent of ISIS control of Kobane

    While some reports said jihadists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group withdrew from some parts of the embattled Syrian town of Kobane overnight, Turkey’s president claimed Tuesday that the town “is about to fall.” … Continued

Turkey: More than 10 killed in ISIL protests across Turkey as curfew declared in six provinces
8th Oct 2014

Turkey: More than 10 killed in ISIL protests across Turkey as curfew declared in six provinces

  [Photo: Protesters allegedly attempted to set fire to the local Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) building in Istanbul's Bağcılar district after shots were fired from it. ] Istanbul/Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Protesters allegedly attempted to set fire to the local … Continued

Syria: US-led airstrikes on ISIS positions in Kobane have “little effect”: activist
8th Oct 2014

Syria: US-led airstrikes on ISIS positions in Kobane have “little effect”: activist

  [A Syrian Kurdish girl along with a child, fled from clashes between ISIS militants and pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces, in Kobane on October 1, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu - Rauf Maltaş)]   Fresh airstrikes by the US-led coalition … Continued

Lebanon: Hizbullah claims responsibility for bomb targeting Israeli tank in southern Lebanon
8th Oct 2014

Lebanon: Hizbullah claims responsibility for bomb targeting Israeli tank in southern Lebanon

    Lebanon’s Hizbullah claimed responsibility for detonating a bomb that targeted an Israeli tank near the Sadan Israeli military post in the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms, news channel Al-Manar reported. Hizbullah fighters “detonated an explosive device on the Shebaa hills … 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

Lebanon: Israeli forces shoot, wound Lebanese soldier near Shebaa Farms
6th Oct 2014

Lebanon: Israeli forces shoot, wound Lebanese soldier near Shebaa Farms

    Israeli forces shot and wounded a Lebanese soldier across the ceasefire line on Sunday, a Lebanese security source told AFP. The source said the soldier was hit and moderately wounded when a Lebanese army patrol came under fire … Continued

Iraq: IS video shows purported beheading of British hostage
4th Oct 2014

Iraq: IS video shows purported beheading of British hostage

    The self-proclaimed Islamic State has released a video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning. Prime Minister David Cameron called the video further proof of IS brutality. Islamic State militants released on Friday a video … Continued

Syria: Army clashes with rebels in Aleppo, regains full control of Handarat
4th Oct 2014

Syria: Army clashes with rebels in Aleppo, regains full control of Handarat

    The Syrian army clashed with rebels on the northern edge of Aleppo city on Friday, residents and activists said, threatening to take the last main supply route for the armed opposition groups into the city and trap opposition … Continued

Syria: Turkish intervention would be “act of aggression”, says Syrian Govt
4th Oct 2014

Syria: Turkish intervention would be “act of aggression”, says Syrian Govt

  [Photo: Turkish solders at the border with Syria in Suruc, south of Sanliurfa, Turkey]   The Syrian government said Friday any Turkish military intervention on its soil would be considered an act of aggression, and urged the UN Security Council to … Continued

Turkey: Government gets OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq
3rd Oct 2014

Turkey: Government gets OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq

    Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): A comprehensive motion authorizing the government to deploy the Turkish army into Iraq and Syria and to allow the deployment of foreign troops on Turkish soil was approved Oct. 2 in Parliament, providing the … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide blast hits Afghan army bus in Kabul, killing 4
2nd Oct 2014

Afghanistan: Suicide blast hits Afghan army bus in Kabul, killing 4

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Four people were killed and 10 others wounded after a suicide explosion targeted an Afghan army bus in southwestern Kabul Thursday morning, the third suicide attack on army vehicles in two days, sources said. “One suicide bomber … Continued

Iraq: Britain conducts first air strikes on IS targets
1st Oct 2014

Iraq: Britain conducts first air strikes on IS targets

    LONDON, (Xinhua): Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) military jets have conducted their first bombing strikes on an Islamic State (IS) heavy weapon position in Iraq, British Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday. In the course of an armed … Continued

Afghanistan: Deadly Kabul attacks after security deal signed
1st Oct 2014

Afghanistan: Deadly Kabul attacks after security deal signed

    Taliban suicide bombers are reported to have killed at least seven people in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The twin attacks took place after Afghanistan signed a long-delayed agreement to keep US troops in the country. Police said two … Continued

Iranian general: Cooperation between US, ISIS ongoing
1st Oct 2014

Iranian general: Cooperation between US, ISIS ongoing

  Iranian General Massoud Jazayeri, deputy joint chief of staff of the armed forces and a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officer (seen above), said that “the cooperation between the US and ISIS is still ongoing,” describing the US … 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

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