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A senior official with the main U.S.-backed force in Syria says his fighters have captured the country's largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq. Nasser Haj Mansour of the Syrian Democratic Forces says the Conoco gas field came under full control of the group... [Read More]
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Turkey's official news agency says Istanbul police have detained 36 people as alleged members of the Islamic State group. The Anadolu news agency reported Saturday that anti-terror police conducted simultaneous …... [Read More]
U.S.-backed forces on Saturday seized a major natural gas field in Syria's Deir al Zor province from Islamic State militants after days of fighting close to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a group commander said. [Read More]
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A Copenhagen court has jailed a man for 25 days under Denmark's anti-terror laws for allegedly shipping drones, components for unmanned aerial vehicles and infrared cameras that were bound for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. [Read More]
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A Copenhagen court has jailed a man for 25 days under Denmark's anti-terror laws for allegedly shipping drones, components for unmanned aerial vehicles and infrared cameras that were bound for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. [Read More]
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Syria's war has taken a new turn with the expected recapture of Raqa from the Islamic State, but world leaders gathered at the United Nations this week seem to be paying little attention.Once the focal point of a myriad of high-powered meetings during the UN General Assembly, Syria this year dropped off the diplomatic agenda, dwarfed by the crises over North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal.Last year, tensions were running high at the UN assembly, with Western powers locked in heated exchanges with Russia and Iran, the Syrian government's allies, over the offensive against rebel-held Aleppo.Since then, President... [Read More]
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Syria Opp activist, daughter found dead in Istanbul A Syrian activist and her daughter, a journalist, have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, family and friends reported on social media on Friday (Sept 22).The bodies of Orouba Barakat, 60, and her 22-year-old daughter Hala Barakat were found in their apartment in Uskudar, a neighborhood on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus, late Thursday. She said that they had been stabbed to death.... [Read More]
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A Navy explosive ordnance disposal technician received the Silver Star this week for his actions during a deadly 10-hour firefight with Islamic State militants that helped his fellow sailors navigate a minefield, the Navy announced Friday. [Read More]
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A GROUP of ISIS fighters unwittingly film themselves being blown up by a tank during a fire-fight in Syria. [Read More]
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The U.S. presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State insurgent group said on Friday that a referendum on Kurdish independence "carries a lot of risks." [Read More]
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The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (the Islamic State group) said 'about 80,000 square kilometers that used to be controlled by ISIS are no longer controlled by ISIS.' (Sept. 22)        ... [Read More]
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The U.S. presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State insurgent group said on Friday that a referendum on Kurdish independence in northern Iraq "carries a lot of risks." [Read More]
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Traffic is still rare in Syria's Deir Ezzor due to a fuel shortage, but life has slowly returned to its markets since regime forces broke a jihadist siege of the city. Russian-backed government forces on September 5 ended the Islamic State group's three-year siege of a government enclave in the city in eastern Syria. They are now pressing their battle to retake all of the provincial capital, trying to corner the jihadists in its eastern sector. In western government-held areas, the wide avenues are deserted. In one square, two uniformed traffic policemen monitor the rare cars that do pass... [Read More]
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Baghdad wants Kurdish leaders to postpone the controversial referendum on independence for Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan scheduled for September 25, amid fears the vote could distract from the region's war against the Islamic State (IS).  In a September 12 vote in Baghdad, Iraq's Parliament voted…Read more →... [Read More]
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Kamran Hussain told children that martyrdom was better than anything they could achieve at school. [Read More]
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As the Islamic State continues to search for new methods to recruit members and share its propaganda, it's increasingly turned to social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. But as those accounts have been shut down, the Islamic State and its supporters are making use of ephemeral messaging and in particular, one social network that... [Read More]
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The spokesman for Iraq's mostly Shiite paramilitary troops known as Popular Mobilization Forces says they have joined the battle against Islamic State militants in the contested province of Kirkuk. [Read More]
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