Niger Forces Kill 57 Members Of Boko Haram: Defence Ministry

Niger Military Killed Boko Haram Members Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defence ministry said in a statement. The ministry said fifteen soldiers and two civilians were wounded during the attack by heavily armed men in Gueskerou village,…

Turkish President, Trump Agree To Fight Jointly Against Islamic State

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call overnight to act jointly against Islamic State in the Syrian towns of al-Bab and Raqqa, both controlled by the militants, Turkish presidency sources said on Wednesday. The two leaders discussed issues including a safe zone in Syria, the refugee crisis and…

Turkish cops nab main suspect of New Year nightclub attack

The main suspect of a New Year nightclub attack in the city of Istanbul which claimed the lives of 39 people and wounded dozens more has been arrested by Turkish police in the city’s Esenyurt district. The suspect who had operated under the cover name Abu Muhammed Horasani, was caught in a hideout with his…

Turkey police arrest 5 suspects in connection to nightclub attack

Five suspected Islamic State group militants believed to be linked to the attack on the Reina club in Istanbul, Turkey have been arrested by police in the Aegean port city of Izmir. The detained suspects are believed to be members of Islamic State group militants and were arrested following on-going operations and raids according to…

Iraqi Kids Resume School, Dump ISIS Textbooks

Iraqi Children return to School after devastating experience with ISIS (Photo: Internet) Thousands of Iraqi children have returned back to school and have been re-issued with standard Iraqi textbooks. The schools have been painted and classrooms fill to capacity as many children return back to school including pupils from the northern town of Qayyara. However,…

ISIS knife-man stabs 2 Indonesian police officers

In the latest series of attacks involving militant groups, a suspected Islamic State knifeman stabbed and wounded two police officers in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta. The knifeman who allegedly put an IS sticker on a building near a police post, was however shot and injured in the attack. Read also: Unhappy with sibling,…

Mosul battle: U.S. expects Islamic State to wield chemical weapons

US President Barack Obama The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, U.S. officials say, although adding that the group’s technical ability to develop such weapons is highly limited. U.S. forces have begun to regularly collect shell fragments to…

Turkish tanks cross into Syria in second incursion: Dogan agency

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish tanks crossed into northern Syria from Kilis province on Saturday and howitzers pounded Islamic State positions in the area, Dogan news agency said, marking Turkey’s second incursion in an operation aimed at sweeping militants from its borders.

Turkish tanks cross into Syria in second incursion: Dogan agency

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish tanks crossed into northern Syria from Kilis province on Saturday and howitzers pounded Islamic State positions in the area, Dogan news agency said, marking Turkey’s second incursion in an operation aimed at sweeping militants from its borders.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Directed from Raqqa, Islamic State cell 'wages war' in Turkey

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) – As U.S.-led coalition jets from a Turkish air base began to pound Islamic State targets in Syria in the summer of 2015, Ilhami Bali passed on what appeared to be an order from the militant group’s leadership in Raqqa: unleash war on Turkey.

Directed from Raqqa, Islamic State cell 'wages war' in Turkey

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) – As U.S.-led coalition jets from a Turkish air base began to pound Islamic State targets in Syria in the summer of 2015, Ilhami Bali passed on what appeared to be an order from the militant group’s leadership in Raqqa: unleash war on Turkey.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

Disparate crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – Barack Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as U.S. president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift toward the Pacific but distracted by crises ranging from Brexit to the battle against Islamic State.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

U.S. troops in Iraq increasingly active as Mosul battle nears

GREAT ZAB RIVER, Iraq (Reuters) – Kurdish Peshmerga forces retook a swath of northern Iraq late last month from Islamic State and days later American forces appeared in the area, the latest sign of increasing U.S. military activity in the country.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

After sweeping into northern Syria, Turkey faces hard choices

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) – Flashing victory signs and firing in the air, the young rebels who took this Syrian town from Islamic State a week ago may be jubilant, but their ability to hold territory will hinge on Turkey’s appetite for keeping its forces inside Syria.

U.S. troops in Iraq increasingly active as Mosul battle nears

GREAT ZAB RIVER, Iraq (Reuters) – Kurdish Peshmerga forces retook a swath of northern Iraq late last month from Islamic State and days later American forces appeared in the area, the latest sign of increasing U.S. military activity in the country.

Pakistan says it foiled Islamic State expansion into country

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan’s military on Thursday said it has halted Islamic State’s attempts to expand there, arresting more than 300 people, including some Syrians, who were involved in plotting attacks on government, diplomatic and civilian targets.

Pakistan says it foiled Islamic State expansion into country

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan’s military on Thursday said it has crushed Islamic State’s attempt to expand there, dismissing as propaganda claims by the Middle East-based Islamist militants that they had carried out a major bombing last month.

Pakistan says it foiled Islamic State expansion into country

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan’s military on Thursday said it has crushed Islamic State’s attempt to expand there, dismissing as propaganda claims by the Middle East-based Islamist militants that they had carried out a major bombing last month.

Turkish aid agency says to deliver aid to Syria's Jarablus

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s disaster management agency AFAD said on Thursday it had started work on delivering aid to the Syrian border town of Jarablus, where Syrian rebels backed by Turkish tanks and special forces pushed out Islamic State fighters last week.

Turkish aid agency says to deliver aid to Syria's Jarablus

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s disaster management agency AFAD said on Thursday it had started work on delivering aid to the Syrian border town of Jarablus, where Syrian rebels backed by Turkish tanks and special forces pushed out Islamic State fighters last week.